Hot tubs are above-ground portable spas that are often made of wood or composite material with a plastic liner. Jacuzzi is simply a well-recognized brand, that it has become a by-word for the device, similar to the use of “google” for search engine. A portable spa can range from what we at Five Star Outdoors delineate as an “intimate spa”, that hold up to four people and “family spas” that can hold up to ten persons. Their features include seats or recliners with headrests, jets, and air-blowers, LED lighting systems, filtration systems, and touch controls. Swim spas are the perfect hybrid between a hot tub and a swimming pool. For those who might not have enough backyard space to contain a full pool, but want the freedom to play, swim spas are the perfect solution. Most are built with a seated area with attached small pool, in a rectangle shape, and are used for more active recreational styles or even physical training. They are perfect for families with children who would prefer to play in the water rather than soak. We also offer ‘personal size’ swim spas that hold just a few people, but still have exercise capabilities. With high-powered jets strong enough to swim laps against, and accessories meant for exercise.