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Family Spa

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New Zealand’s most  established spa brand | HotSpring Spas
New Zealand’s most established spa brand
Only brand backed by independent laboratory testing | HotSpring Spas
Only brand backed by independent laboratory testing
Peace of mind guaranteed | HotSpring Spas
Peace of mind guaranteed

The Lowest Running Costs, Independently Tested and Proven

The cost of running a spa pool can be significant… unless you choose Hot Spring. We offer New Zealand’s most energy efficient spa pools, with running costs as little as $1 a day. This is a luxurious soak that won’t cost the earth.

How can such luxury come so cheap? Our insulation is carefully designed for maximum heat retention. Our covers are fully insulated and precisely engineered to form a perfect seal around the lip of your spa.

Then there’s our suite of technological innovations, from heat induction jets that recycle the warmth generated by the internal machinery, to our SilentFlo 5000 circulation system that keeps your water moving while using the same amount of power as a 40-watt light bulb.


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What should I look for when buying a family spa?

Your family deserves the best, so when you shop for a family spa pool you should opt for a brand that you can trust – one with a proven track record, that prioritises quality and safety, and that offers extensive support to help you and your family enjoy the ultimate backyard soaking experience. Other things to think about when buying a family spa include:

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How big is your family, both immediate and extended? Ideally you’ll have a seat for every potential guest.

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Where will you install your family spa? Ensure you have the necessary space, and access to power, water and drainage.

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Are you buying a family spa for health and wellness? For quality time? Your reasons for wanting one will determine your perfect model.

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A quality family spa will be built to higher standards in terms of energy efficiency, safety and longevity.

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Why a hot spa is perfect for the family

Device-free, conflict-free, negativity-free. The tranquillity and relaxation of a Hot Spring hot spa means that you can enjoy family time of the highest quality, free from devices and other distractions. A spa pool brings your family together, getting everyone sharing, laughing and connecting in a way that happens less often in our disruption-rich and time-poor world.

This unencumbered family bonding benefits everyone: family members will enjoy a greater sense of stability, increased self-esteem and the ability to model a healthy lifestyle. Instead of you being connecting to the internet, your spa pool will have you connecting with each other.


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Family hot spa range

The Hot Spring family spa pool range brings new levels of form and functionality. Stunning, modern and contemporary designs make the spa a feature of your backyard or deck, adding real value to your family home.

The beauty of a Hot Spring family spa pool is one thing – the performance is another. At Hot Spring we patented the world’s first moving hydrotherapy jet three decades ago, and we haven’t stopped innovating since. From Bluetooth speakers to complete swim-in-place and fitness experiences, the feature list of your Hot Spring spa pool can be as modest or as extravagant as you’d like

Family hot spa dimensions

No matter whether you’ve just welcomed your first child into the world or have a house full of fast-growing teenagers, it’s important to find a spa pool that will suit your needs. At Hot Spring we boast a market-leading range of spas, with dozens crafted for family use.

The size of your spa pool will depend on the number of people you hope to fit in it at the same time. Dimensions vary greatly in our extensive range, from boutique three-person designs to our top of the range seven-person models. Our smallest family spa pools have footprints of around 1.5m x 1.5m, our largest traditional spa pools measure 2.5m x 2.5m, while our top of the range swim spas extend to 6.1m x 2.3m.

How much do family spas cost?

Bringing a wealth of health and financial benefits, a Hot Spring spa pool is an investment, both in your family and in your home. A high-quality hot tub that is seamlessly integrated into the look and landscape of your property can add real value to it, while also saving you money by enhancing your family’s physical and mental health.

The level of investment that you’ll make will depend on the size of the spa pool you choose, and the features that you and your family would like to enjoy. The Hot Spring range starts at as little as a few thousand dollars and has the added benefit of offering market-leading efficiency, seriously reducing ongoing costs.

What are hot tub shells made from?

Hot tub shells have two main functions: to keep the water in and to keep the water warm. Shells come in a variety of materials, each with its own strengths and weaknesses:


Used in most swimming pools, vinyl’s cost-effectiveness makes it a cheaper choice for hot tubs too. It doesn’t retain heat well, nor is it particularly durable.

Rotomoulded plastic

This process sees plastic powder heated and spun in a mould. The result is lightweight, cost-effective and far more durable than vinyl.


The Rolls-Royce of hot tub plastics. Although you pay more for acrylic, you’ll enjoy a spa that is both beautiful and durable. However, it is important to note that not all acrylic hot tubs are created equal.


There’s no arguing that wood looks great, but you’ll pay for the looks with endless maintenance, both on the inside and the outside of the tub. 

Can children go in hot tubs?

Hot Spring spa pools have been designed with safety as the highest priority and are fine to use for anyone tall enough to stand on the bottom while their head is completely out of the water. This means that most models are safe for children as young as five years old.

For children who can’t stand on the bottom with their head out of the water, supervision is advised. It is up to the spa pool owner to be mindful of the risks. At Hot Spring we also advise that young children should avoid spending periods of longer than five minutes in a heated tub, particularly those set to the maximum temperature.


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Do hot tubs relieve stress?

At Hot Spring we design spa pools that offer tangible mental health benefits. The ambience of a hot tub has been proven to help your mental state by easing stress and promoting relaxation. We further enhance the de-stressing qualities of spa pools through our market-leading hydrotherapy features, and the ability to pump relaxing sound out of in-spa Bluetooth speakers.

Combine this with the relaxation that comes from quality family time, and a Hot Spring spa pool can have an incredibly positive effect on your mental state. Your family can convene after a hard day of work and study, and soak all their stresses away!

How many years does an outdoor hot spa last?

The longevity of your spa pool will be determined by its quality, the conditions to which it is subjected and your care and maintenance efforts. While a cheaper spa might be tempting, you may need to replace it multiple times to match the extended life of a higher quality model. By buying a Hot Spring spa pool, you can be confident that you’ve invested in a spa that will last.

As a ballpark figure, a hot tub can be expected to last anywhere from five years to 20 or more. A high-quality, sheltered and well-maintained tub will last decades, while a cheap, exposed and neglected tub might struggle to even reach the five year mark.

Best family spa placement

Our portable and self contained spa pools are designed to give you flexibility in terms of where you place your machine. Family outdoor spa pools can be positioned on pavers and concrete, on decks and in driveways, almost anywhere with a stable, level surface and access to water, power and drainage. You can also choose to install a family indoor spa pool, like in a well-ventilated sun room, or a family inground spa pool, which can serve to lower the lip of the spa and make entry and exit a little easier for the kids.

Our experts have installed inground, above-ground, indoor and outdoor family spa pools, so if you have an ideal configuration in mind, and you have the necessary utilities and space, you can be confident that we'll find a way to make it happen.

Are family spas high maintenance?

If you choose your model wisely, your family spa will require a surprisingly low amount of maintenance. With the help of smart tech, upkeep can be quick and easy:

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Water care

The cartridge-based FreshWater™ Salt System requires as little as five minutes of maintenance per month. 

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Filter care

Our Tri-X® filters can be washed in the dishwasher – all you need to do is remove and replace!

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Draining and refilling

Most spa pools should be drained every 2-3 months. Our FreshWater™ Salt System keeps water fresh for a year.

Are family spas good for your health?

Families that soak together, stay together. That’s because a family spa offers quality, device-free time with one another, as well as a range of health and wellness benefits:

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Immersing your body in warm water increases your heart rate and opens your blood vessels, sending more oxygen and nutrients flowing around your body.

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The warmth relaxes and loosens tight and tired muscles, and can help to reduce swelling and inflammation.

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A soak in a spa reduces chronic pain by taking weight off your joints.

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Mental Well-being

Family spa pools are relaxing, device-free settings where you can connect with one another on a deeper level.

Building stronger family connections with a Hot Spring Spa

Quality - the reason behind choosing a Hot Spring spa

"The kids often invite their friends over and often, I've seen as many as 10 kids in the spa. They love it - they’ll stay in all day!" Read more

Erin Santoro

When a very active family of six want to unwind

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