Understanding the different types of hot tubs


China Royal Spa is the go-to place to look for the best hot tubs and swim spas in China. The company takes pride in providing a wide range of hot tubs and swim spas to thousands of clients. There are several types of hot tubs available at China Royal Spa, from outdoor hot tubs to indoor hot tubs. In this write-up, we look at the primary types of hot tubs on the market.

Types of hot tubs

Below are the primary types of hot tubs;

1. Portable hot tubs

As the name suggests, portable hot tubs can be moved from one position to the next. Unlike other hot tubs, portable hot tubs are cheaper, and they come in a wide variety. Depending on the manufacture, these hot tubs are highly durable and can be used for a wide range of activities, including relaxing and bathing. Portable hot tubs are considered more energy-efficient than their counterparts, but the downside is that they are usually heavy. This means that they will require a lot of energy to move around. Additionally, you will have to purchase a special pad separately. The role of this pad is to support the weight of the hot tub.

2. Wooden hot tubs

These are the oldest types of hot tubs on the market. They are the blueprint for modern hot tubs. As the name suggests, these hot tubs are primarily manufactured using wood. Traditionally, they were made from discarded barrels and vats for personal use. However, modern wooden hot tubs are made from the best quality wood coated with water-resistant materials. These tubs usually have varying heat sources depending on the design and brand.

3. In-ground hot tubs

In-ground hot tubs are a type of outdoor tubs. These tubs are usually built adjacent to or as an external part of a conventional swimming pool. Due to this factor, they are usually custom-made. If you are looking to install this type of hot tub, you will require a construction permit from your local authority. These hot tubs are usually more costly because of the installation requirements and the fact that you must hire professionals for the task. However, they give you the freedom to incorporate any design, feature, or style, depending on your needs.

4. Over the ground hot tubs

These are the most popular hot tubs. They can be installed indoors or outdoors. They usually sit above the ground, and they can be made from a wide range of materials. Naturally, over-the-ground hot tubs are cheaper to install. They are also generally more affordable because you can purchase them from the store and have them installed faster, without professional assistance. These hot tubs also come in a wide range of sizes.


In addition to the types mentioned above, there are several other kinds of hot tubs on the market. For instance, there are inflatable hot tubs, soft-sided hot tubs, and rotationally molded hot tubs. You can also have your hot tub custom-made. Here, you have the freedom to choose the design, size, and material used to construct it.

related posts


Emma Hayes

There I was in a hot yoga studio with plenty of bright natural light and bending myself into pretzel like positions for the very first time.