The Best Hot Tub Trends Making a Splash This Year

Is your outdoor hot tub installation missing something special?

If you answered yes, then you are in for a wonderful surprise! There are a number of jaw-dropping backyard hot tub trends that are making their mark in 2023.

In this article, we have narrowed down these incredible backyard hot tub trends to the top five and explored them below. Read on and bring your hot tub lifestyle to a whole new level of luxury.

Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Did you know that soaking in a hot tub regularly can help to improve various aspects of your health? While some invest in a hot tub for the social aspect, they are in for a wonderful surprise once they discover how much better they feel when soaking on a regular basis.

More and more, people are investing in hot tubs with the sole purpose of improving their state of health.

Health benefits of soaking in a hot tub can include:

  • Reduced stress and improved relaxation
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Soothed joint pain
  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Weight loss/maintenance
  • Better circulation

Including soaking in a hot tub as part of a healthy lifestyle has become all the rage and is expected to grow in 2020. If you’re looking to live a healthier overall lifestyle, you may want to consider more regular soaks in your outdoor hot tub.

To enjoy many of the health benefits listed above, you should aim to soak in your spa three to five times a week, if not every day, for at least 20-30 minutes at a time.

Creating a Backyard Paradise

While it’s extremely important that your hot tub installation is both safe and functional, it can feel a little boring without the right design and accessories. One trend that is making a splash in 2023 is transforming a basic hot tub installation into a backyard paradise.

Major Backyard Improvements

Major backyard design changes and renovations that can help to improve your outdoor hot tub installation can include installing the hot tub in the ground, building around an above-ground hot tub with wood or brick, adding a fire pit, installing a gazebo, or installing a swimming pool.

Minor Backyard Improvements

Minor backyard additions to help create a more luxurious backyard hot tub space can include in-ground tiki torches, outdoor lighting, a mini-fridge and bar area, comfortable outdoor furniture, and an outdoor stereo system.

Landscaping and Gardening

Much is to be said about the difference that a little gardening and landscaping can do for your backyard. Start with healthy green grass that is free of weeds and cut and watered regularly. From there, you can include a variety of garden areas, both surrounding the actual hot tub and throughout the backyard.

Finally, potted plants and flowers can also be placed throughout the yard for both versatilities as well as pops of color.

Hot Tub Therapies

Many hot tub owners are taking advantage of the health and lifestyle improvements that they can achieve with the help from their hot tub. There are a number of therapeutic techniques that can be done within the means of your hot tub, including hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, and reflexology.


Hydrotherapy utilizes the buoyancy, heat, and massage of the water to deliver several health benefits. The buoyancy lifts pressure and weight from your body, allowing you to move freely in the water and take a break from the added weight on sore joints.

The heat of the water can improve your circulation, helping oxygen reach all parts of your body and improve the natural production of positive endorphins.

Finally, the massage that the jets provide targets some of your most stress-prone areas, working away at built-up tension and stiffness, helping you to relax both physically and mentally.


Aromatherapy harnesses the power of scent. Certain scents can help to improve your mood by triggering certain memories. For instance, lavender may remind you of your mother’s garden as a child and bring back fun memories from your adolescence.

Aromatherapy with essential oils can help to provoke a range of health benefits, from the relief of cold and flu symptoms, pain relief, and improved sleep.


The jets located in the footwell of your hot tub are strategically placed to help you engage in a reflexology session. There are many nerve endings and pressure points in your feet, making them an important area of the body to target.

Reflexology can help to improve your balance, ease pain and reduce muscle tension, among a variety of other health benefits.

Enjoy the View

As you relax in your hot tub, it’s only natural that you will gaze around and take in your surroundings. Take your hot tub session to the next level of enjoyment with a view that is well worth it.

The installation of a rock garden and waterfall can provide you with a natural view, along with the trickling sounds of water to help you relax and rejuvenate. If your outdoor space backs onto the mountains, a forest, or the beach, take advantage of your surroundings and install your hot tub so that this view is perfectly in line.

Building a Versatile Space

Your outdoor hot tub installation can be about so much more than just soaking in the water. Take your backyard space a step further with areas designed for entertainment. Perhaps a nearby lounge space with the help of comfortable outdoor furniture and a fire pit could add some versatility to your backyard?

On the other hand, an outdoor kitchen and dining area could help you bring the comforts of your home to the great outdoors.

With finishing touches such as outdoor lighting, a gazebo and an outdoor stereo system, your backyard can be used for a variety of gatherings.

Paradise Valley Spas

Make the most of your home and backyard space with help from Paradise Valley Spas. Visit our blog and resource center for more information about owning a hot tub and maximizing your backyard space.

We have a wide selection of hot tubs, swim spas, and saunas for sale at each of our nine California dealerships. We have showrooms in the following locations:

San Mateo
San Jose
San Rafael
Palo Alto

The team of backyard specialists at your local showroom is ready and eager to help you. From exploring some of the best hot tubs to bringing your future spa home for good, contact Paradise Valley Spas today. We carry leading brands such as Sundance® Spas and Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, among many others.


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