Hudson Bay Spas Outdoor Hot Tub Review – 2, 4, 5, 6 person

Today we review the Hudson Bay spas for 2, 4, 5 and 6 people. The addition of a hot tub turns your backyard into paradise, with a jet spa at your fingertips. Maybe you want a big hot tub to yourself, or you like to entertain. Multi-person hot tubs are a real treat any time you want to have some people over for a relaxing time. Nothing says leisure and relaxation like your own personal spa with jets. Get in to the hot water, and let the jets massage your sore muscles. They will hit you in all the right places. You will be relaxed and warm to the core.


All four models of the hot tub come wrapped in heavy plastic with cardboard and foam for protection. To get it to the backyard from curbside delivery, you can lay down some rugs and slid the tub on its shipping side to its permanent location. You will need two or three other people (especially with the five- and six-person models) to tilt it onto a 2×4 board, and then lift it up.

3 person

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  • electrical, with dedicated 110v/20 amp. Comes with a 10 foot ground fault-protected cord and plugs into a standard 110 volt outlet
  • works by digital controls
  • uses an Energy Rite pump, using low energy while giving high performance
  • has a white shell with mocha cabinets
  • highly durable
  • made of slip-resistant Lucite acrylic and reinforced with multi-layer fiberglass
  • insulated with high density spray foam
  • comes with deluxe lockable safety cover
  • has underwater LED light feature in seven colours
  • has a built-in waterfall
  • plumbed with anti-fungicide tubing

The three person hot tub measures 30x72x72 inches, and is triangular in shape. The jets are stainless steel and are designed to comfort all areas of the body with therapeutic comfort in mind. Hudson Bay spas have maintenance-free synthetic cabinetry, with a pressure treated base frame to ensure durability.

While it seats three people, one of the seats is elevated should you want a break from the heat.

No major assembly is required but you will want to take a look at Hudson Bay’s website for videos. You will have to remove a panel to retrieve the power cord and instructions. It is a very heavy unit as it comes prebuilt, so you will need two to four people to move it from the place of delivery (the driveway) to the backyard.

There is spray foam insulation for the tub, but you may want to stuff more insulation in between the tub and outer wall.

It comes with an insulated cover to keep it warm while not in use and sells for around $2200.


4 person

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  • this is an electrical tub with dedicated 110 volt/20 amp. It comes with a 10 foot-long ground fault protected cord. It plugs into a standard 110 volt outlet.
  • Digital controls
  • Energy efficient. This hot tub consumes a low amount of energy but gives high performance
  • The shell is white; cabinets are mocha.
  • It is made of durable, slip-resistant Lucite acrylic, with multi-layer fiberglass reinforcement. This sturdy construction ensures you’ll never have to worry about a thing. Just sit back and relax
  • It comes with a deluxe lockable safety cover
  • Underwater LED lights give off seven different colours
  • Plumbed with anti-fungicide tubing

The four-person Hudson Bay spa has 14 jets, which breaks down to over 3 jets per person. The jets are made of stainless steel. You can enjoy an underwater experience while getting a nice massage and enjoying the company of friends all at once.

Its cabinets are made of synthetic mahogany water capacity is 225 gallons. The water temperature should stay around 102, but with the addition of summer sunlight it may go up to 105. The tub will warn you if the water is overheated: for example, 107 will be too hot.

The heater itself is 1000/1500 watts, and will take about 8 hours to get the water to 98 degrees. It has three settings: low and high speed and econo heat that you can set from 1-10 hours.

The LED light feature sets it apart from other hot tubs. The lights are controlled by remote.

This model measures 66x36x76 inches. It weighs 550 pounds. It’s best to leave access to the back panel as this is where the filter is located. It works fine in outside termpatures and can be used through the winter, but it will use more power and cool off faster. We recommend building this atop wooden pallets rather than placing it flat on the grass, due to the weight of it. The spa has a 1KW heater and runs on a filtration cycle that you can set from F1- F6 (e.g. F1 means it will filtrate once a day for one hour). It comes with everything you will need, including shell, filter, pump, hosing etc., but you will need to purchase spa chemicals separately. The manual is on a disc.

It does not require assembly; it comes prebuilt but you will need 2 to 4 people to move it. For a six foot-tall person, when seated the water will come to mid-chest. Four adults will fit in this tub, when seated. If you’d like to stretch out, it is a very comfortable fit for two people.

The four-person spa sells for around $2400.


5 person

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The five-person Hudson Bay spa is oval in shape and comfortably fits five people for a therapeutic jet massage experience. It sells for around $2100.

  • electrical, comes with a 10 foot ground fault-protected cord and plugs into a standard 110 volt outlet
  • runs by digital controls
  • uses one Energy Rite pump, which uses low energy while giving high performance
  • has a white shell with mocha cabinets
  • made of durable Lucite acrylic and reinforced with multi-layer fiberglass
  • comes with a deluxe lockable safety cover
  • features a seven colour underwater LED light
  • insulated with high density spray foam
  • comes with a built-in waterfall
  • plumbed wit anti-fungicide tubing

This hot tub has 14 jets made of stainless steel that hit you in all the right places. The five person spa measures 71x64x30 inches.

It has a maximum water temperature of 104 degrees to ensure you don’t get burned or suffer other health problems. It holds 225 gallons of water. The heater has different settings. For example, you can set it to Economy Mode, which will only heat the water when the filter cycle is running. All models come with a sleep mode so you can keep your energy bill down.

It does a good job of keeping its temperature, but if it is cold outside or you are using it, you can expect it to go down maybe 1-2 degrees. The digital controls including LCD display may get wet, but will stay dry and work just fine.

It comes with the filter and pump and everything you will need to run it, except the spa chemicals, which you will have to purchase separately. The cover is dark brown and will retain its colour long after having sat in the sun. You will have to drill a small hole in the cabinet to fit the cord through. No other assembly is required; it comes prebuilt, but it will take a few people to move it from point of delivery (driveway) to the backyard.

It will take some time to warm up the water. If you set up the hot tub on a hot day, you can expect the water to take 8-12 hours to reach full temperature.

The tub itself has a beautiful finish, very smooth and shiny. These tubs are made in the USA so you can be assured of quality. They are simple in design, making them easy to fix and keep running for a long time. The foam insulation will keep the warmth in, and the lockable cover will be a great feature especially if you have kids or nosy dogs.


6 person

 
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  • electrical hot tub includes 10 foot long ground fault-protected cord, plugs into a standard 110 volt outlet
  • has digital Balboa controls
  • uses an Energy Rite pump for low energy consumption but high performance
  • white shell with mocha cabinets
  • made of slip-resistant Lucite acrylic, reinforced with multi-layer fiberglass
  • insulated by high density spray foam
  • includes deluxe locking cover
  • has a cool seven colour underwear LED light feature
  • built-in waterfall
  • plumbed with anti-fungicide tubing

The six-person model measures 34x76x76 inches. This tub is bigger than the other models, and will take a bit longer to heat up. From the time of setup you can expect to wait a day and a half for it to reach full temperature (102 degrees). It will be delivered curbside on a pallet, and you will need a few friends to help get it to the backyard. With the cover and pallet the shipping weight is 645 pounds. As it is larger, it has 19 jets whereas the other models have 14. The jets are made of stainless steel and have a lot of power. This hot tub offers a nice way to relax and work out the knots in your back, or enjoy therapeutic massage with friends. It will comfortably fit a family or four large adults. Six people can squeeze in, but there will be some arms touching arms and the like.


Some assembly tips for all models:

– the manual and power cord are tucked under the control panel
– make sure you read the manual before setting up, and be sure to use a screwdriver rather than power tools to take the panels off
– make sure the two slice valves are in default locked position before plugging in the tub
– wait until the power cord is plugged in before filling the tub
– colours can be set to only show one colour rather than all seven

You will have to purchase spa chemicals separately.

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