Are you torn between choosing a hot tub with a lounger or all-seats? In this post, we talk about what a lounger is, the pros, the cons, as well as advice to help you make the right decision.

Lounger Definition

A lounger is an area in a hot tub that allows you to recline, typically with massage jets targeting your entire body from head to toe.

Lounger Pros

  • Ultimate comfort and relaxation from being able to lie back in a body contoured lounger.
  • Optimum hydrotherapy with jets often targeting the neck, shoulders, back, legs, feet, and wrists, for an invigorating full body massage.
  • More space to stretch out and get out of that seated position which many of us spend far too long in during the day.

 Lounger Cons

  • Reduced seating capacity as a lounger can take up space for 2-3 seats in your hot tub.
  • One size does not fit all. For example, you may be less suited to a lounger if you are particularly small or tall.
  • Arguably less sociable as it does not face inwards towards your fellow hot tubbers, like the other seats.

 Image Comparing Hot Tub with Lounger vs All Seats

Is a lounger hot tub right for you?

One of the first considerations is how you are going to use your hot tub. Since a lounger can take up space for 2-3 seats, if you have a large family and/or plan to use your hot tub for social occasions, a hot tub with all-seats might be better suited for you. However, if you live in a small household and only have the odd get together, a hot tub with a lounger might be better. For example, our largest hot tub with all-seats accommodates for up to 10 people. Our largest hot tub with a lounger seats up to 8 people.

If you decide a lounger hot tub is the right option for you (because the thought of a revitalising full body massage when you get home from work is temping, right?) you might have to compromise on seating capacity. You can either make do with a hot tub that seats less people or purchase a larger hot tub to accommodate for more people, but this really depends on how much space you have in your garden, and your budget.

The best piece of advice we can give you when searching for a hot tub is to try before you buy. At Award Leisure, we offer free wet tests with private tests available (on request), private changing facilities, free refreshments, and you can bring your family along because we know their opinion matters too!

Pay particular attention to whether you float when you lie back in the lounger and the jets are turned on, as smaller bathers tend to float sometimes. Nonetheless, British Hot Tubs have designed their loungers deeper in the bottom area with arm rests that keep you firmly in place to lessen this risk.

Also make sure the jets are efficient in giving you a relaxing full body massage. The jet placement in every hot tub is different, and you want to make sure you get the bang for your buck! British Hot Tubs take therapeutic benefits very seriously. Over the years, they have consulted with physiotherapists, and athletic experts, to help maximise their hot tub design and build, to bring you uncompromising hydrotherapy.

Research is key so make sure you do plenty of it and note down any questions that you want to ask when visiting showrooms. Our friendly team at Award Leisure will be happy to answer any questions and give you expert advice when you visit.

It’s all about personal preference, and requirements. Whichever option you decide is right for you, make sure to look at our range of British Hot Tubs. We have a model to suit every lifestyle, specification, and budget.

Get in touch today and we will help you find your dream hot tub!