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Best 2-person hot tubs

2-person hot tubs are small, cheap and easy to maintain

by Kate Williams, Ph.D. ConsumerAffairs Research Team

elderly couple sitting in 2-person hot tub

Two-person hot tubs are ideal for small spaces. The standard features and specs of 2-person hot tubs are relatively similar across brands and models.

LabelCompany nameLogoContactSummary
Top PickThermoSpas Hot Tubs
  • Choose from 2 models
  • 28–62 jets
  • 2-person hot tubs starting at $5,000
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Runner-UpMaster Spas, Inc.
  • Choose from 2 models
  • 26 jets
  • 2-person hot tubs starting at $5,000
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Runner-UpMarquis Spas
  • Choose from 3 models
  • 14–22 jets
  • 2-person hot tubs starting at $5,000

2-person hot tub comparison

Options can be customized to cater to specific needs of people wanting to buy a spa. We’ve compared four popular models of hot tubs: The Gemini from ThermoSpas, the TS 240 from Master Spas, the Rendezvous from Marquis and Veranda V-420B from Cal Spas.

 thermospas: the geminimaster spas: ts 240 modelmarquis: the rendezvouscal spas: veranda v-420b
ModelThe GeminiTS 240The RendezvousVeranda V-420B
Dimensions81.5” x 46” x 30.5”78” x 78” x 34”75” x 75” x 29.5”48” x 86” x 33”
Capacity215 gallons205 gallons170 gallons200 gallons
Seats22—32—32
Pumps3–4211
Jets28261420
FeaturesIndividual jet controls, LED lighting, air bubbling systemsWi-Fi, Bluetooth sound system, lighting, cascading waterfallDeep therapy seats, steps, towel bars, Adagio audio optionWi-Fi for controls, Bluetooth sound system, cascading waterfall
Est. monthly costVaries$13.48$8.18Varies
Customer satisfactionRead reviewsRead reviewsRead reviewsRead reviews
 ModelDimensionsCapacitySeatsPumpsJetsFeaturesEst. monthly costCustomer satisfaction
The Gemini81.5” x 46” x 30.5”215 gallons23–428Individual jet controls, LED lighting, air bubbling systemsVariesRead reviews
TS 24078” x 78” x 34”205 gallons2—3226Wi-Fi, Bluetooth sound system, lighting, cascading waterfall$13.48Read reviews
The Rendezvous75” x 75” x 29.5”170 gallons2—3114Deep therapy seats, steps, towel bars, Adagio audio option$8.18Read reviews
V-420B48” x 86” x 33”200 gallons2120Wi-Fi for controls, Bluetooth sound system, cascading waterfallVariesRead reviews

Pros and cons of 2-person hot tubs

Pros: Small hot tubs are more affordable because less material is used to construct them. They also use less energy because they have a smaller pump, heater and filtration system. Two-person hot tubs are easier to maintain because less cleaning solution, sanitizing chemicals and time are needed to drain, clean and refill the tubs.

Because of their size, 2-person hot tubs are more adaptable to a variety of spaces. They can be a great choice for smaller homes, or for singles or couples without children who want to take advantage of the benefits of therapeutic soaking.

Cons: While there are many pros to the smaller size, 2-person tubs aren’t the right choice for everybody. Because of their limited size, soaking space can feel cramped even with just two people in the tub. It might be hard to recline or change positions as often as you want with more than one person in the tub.

Smaller hot tubs are typically built with 100v pumps and heaters, which makes the heating process slower than larger tubs. Fewer water jets means a lesser level of massage for your muscles, bones and nerves compared to bigger hot tubs, reducing the therapeutic benefits.

Two-person hot tubs are normally made of materials durable enough for their size, but less durable than those used for bigger spas. This makes them less resistant to wear and tear damage and, as a result, they tend to yield a shorter lifespan.

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by Kate Williams, Ph.D. ConsumerAffairs Research Team

As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, Kate Williams, Ph.D. believes everyone deserves easy access to accurate and comprehensive information on products and businesses before they make a purchase. She spends countless hours researching companies and industries before writing buyers guides to make sure consumers have all the information they need to make smart, informed buying decisions.