Best small spa pool in Australia - 2 and 3-seater spas reviewed 2024

Looking for the best compact spa pool for your place? Searching for ideas on how to spend quality time with your special someone? In this article, we review the best small spa pool in Australia and compare features, prices, pros, cons, and more.

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Spa pools are more than just a space where you can relax and soak all your cares away. They can be a relationship builder! If your teens can’t find time to talk to you, or dinner ends up in silence, joining together in a soothing tub full of relaxing bubbles is a great way to have a face-to-face conversation.

You can also spend some time with your significant other over a cosy spa pool while enjoying your favourite glass of wine!

Regardless of how you want to use your spa pool, it is important that you understand what works best for you and your space. If you’re short on space or only need two or three seats, then a compact spa could be ideal.

Disclaimer: In this article, we’ve used brand names not affiliated with Spa World™ or Vortex Leisure Pty Ltd, the parent company of Spa World™. You can see the list of brand owners at the bottom of this article. All information, including store locations and product details, was accurate at the time of writing (September 2022) and may change without notice.

What is a good size for a spa?

To find the right size and configuration for you and your family, it’s important to consider the following:

  • How will you use the hot tub?
  • Who will be using the spa pool?
  • How many seats will you need?
  • How much space do you have?

Once you’ve answered the following you’ll be able to make an informed decision on the right size for your needs.

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How much room do I need for a spa pool?

Before choosing a spa pool, another important factor to consider is where you plan on installing it. For example, if you want to put the spa pool in your backyard, you might want to consider how much space there is around it considering service access, pool barriers, and more.

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The general rule of thumb when considering how much room you’ll need for your spa, is to keep at least 1.6 metres of clear space on the access side of the spa (usually the side where the control panel is). This space enables you to comfortably enter and exit the spa and leaves enough space for steps and cover lifters. Essentially, the space you need around the spa depends on the type of installation you want.

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Best 2 and 3-seater spas reviewed

Spa pools come in a huge range of shapes and sizes. To understand what spa suits you best, it is always important to consider seating configurations and features. Listed below are our picks of the best 2 and 3-seater spas on the market today, in no particular order.

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Vortex Gemini™ Spa

Vortex® Spas is one of the most popular spa brands in Australia and is sold in more than 20 countries worldwide. They are designed in Australia and New Zealand and manufactured in China.

Learn more about spas made in China in our detailed article below.

Vortex® Spas also offers plunge pools, swim spas, infrared saunas, and pergolas.

The Vortex Gemini™ Spa is a 2-person spa with nine hydrotherapy jets. Its unique face-to-face seating configuration is designed for those that like the same experience found in a large interior bath. The Vortex Gemini™ Spa is the smallest of the Vortex® Spas range, with 2.10 x 1.1 dimensions.

Main features of Vortex Gemini™ Spa

  • Individual seat pressure controls for personalised hydromassage experience.
  • Premium SpaNet™ controller for energy-efficient spa control.
  • Thermolock™ Toughened ABS base for reduced heating costs.

Price of Vortex Gemini™ Spa

Price starts at $6,990 (AUD)

Pros of Vortex Gemini™ Spa

  • Size - Ideal for small spaces.
  • Seating for two - It can be a great space for couples wanting some alone time.
  • Shell material - Uses a USA-made acrylic shell which is highly durable and built to last.

Cons of Vortex Gemini™ Spa

  • Hydrotherapy - Less hydrotherapy compared to other 2-seater spas.
  • May not be suitable for tall people - If you are above average in height we recommend a larger spa where you can comfortably stretch in. We also encourage you to try one out in a showroom before purchasing.

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Fisher Spas™ Fisher 2™

Fisher Spas™ are owned by Vortex Leisure, a design-led wellness company that distributes spa pools, swim spas, infrared saunas and shade products to over 20 countries around the world.

Spa World™ is the official retailer of Fisher Spas™. Spa World™ has showrooms in Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Victoria, Adelaide, and Perth.

The Fisher 2™ is a compact spa designed for two people. Its dimensions, 1.65 x 1.65m, are suited for small spaces and can even fit through standard doorways.

The Fisher 2™ is the smallest of the Fisher Spas™ models, but it has enough space to stretch in comfortably. It also has 17 hydrotherapy jets, a large boost pump, and a programmable circulation pump that can make your spa experience more relaxing while saving on running costs.

Main features of Fisher 2™

  • Automatic Water Care for clean, clearer spa water.
  • Premium SpaNet™ controller forto energy efficient spa controlmonitoring.
  • Insulated, upturned tough base - No-rot, plastic frame with a lifetime guarantee.
  • Non-timber frame for maximum durability.

Price of Fisher 2™

Starts at $6,990(AUD)

Pros of Fisher 2™

  • Size - The dimensions of this model can be the solution for those looking for a compact spa pool with minimal space.
  • Seating configuration - Its side-by-side seating is designed for relaxation and spending quality time with your loved one.
  • Hydromassage lounger - It has a lounger for a complete hydrotherapy massage.
  • Shell material - Uses a USA-made acrylic shell which is highly durable and built to last.
  • Price - Fisher 2™ is an entry-level spa that has the same quality and features as mid-level spas. It could be a great choice for those looking for a budget-friendly 2-person spa

Cons of Fisher 2™

  • Size - Although being compact is one of the advantages of this model, it can also be a disadvantage if you’re looking for an extra seat.
  • It may not be suitable for tall people - If you’re above average in height, the Fisher 2™ could feel tight. If your height is six feet and above, you will most likely need a larger spa to comfortably stretch in.

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Oasis Spas® Paradise Classic Platinum™

Oasis Spas™ are sold in over 35 countries worldwide and are manufactured by Crystal Island™ spas in China.

Oasis® Spas offer spa pools, swim spas, and plunge pools.

Oasis® Spas are distributed by different retailers in Australia and have showrooms in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory, and Nouvelle Caledonie.

The Paradise Classic Platinum™ is a 2.0 x 1.64m 3-person spa with 30 spa jets, a circulation pump, and a waterfall feature. Its dimensions could be a good fit for small families with limited space.

Main features of Paradise Classic Platinum™

  • Ozone Water Management for clear and clean spa water.
  • LED Water Level Lighting for a more soothing spa experience.
  • Bearingless Jets for longer jet life.

Price of Paradise Classic Platinum™

Price starts at $10,487AUD (Based on Splashes Spa World™ website.)

Pros of Paradise Classic Platinum™

  • Hydromassage lounger - It has a lounger for full-body hydromassage.
  • Versatility - Ideal for couples and small family use.
  • Shell material - As the other brands reviewed, this product also uses a USA-made acrylic shell.
  • Size - This compact spa pool could be a great choice for small spaces.

Cons of Paradise Classic Platinum™

  • Limited cabinet colour options - Cabinet colours are only available in black and brown.
  • Price -Slightly higher priced than some other spa pools with the same features.

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Hot Spring® Jetsetter 3™

Hot Spring® Spas is a brand of US-based Watkins Wellness™.

Hot Spring® Spas is based in Auckland, where it has a warehouse, distribution centre, showrooms, and service centre. It imports spa pools and swim spas directly from Watkins Wellness™ facilities in Mexico and the US and distributes them throughout Australasia and Asia.

The Jetsetter 3™ Spa is a three-seater spa with 14 hydrotherapy jets. It also has a circulation pump, and multi-zone lighting system, and an optional saltwater system for water treatment.

Main features of Hot Spring® Jetsetter 3™

  • Wireless Touchscreen Control designed to adjust spa functions effortlessly.
  • Moto-Massage™ DX Jet for a more relaxing full-back massage.
  • Silentflo™ circulation pump for quiet continuous filtration

Price of Hot Spring® Jetsetter 3™

Prices are not listed on their website. You can get a quote by filling out the form on their website.

Pros of Hot Spring® Jetsetter 3™

  • Size - Its 2.13 x 1.65m dimensions can be a great fit for small spaces.
  • Versatility - Ideal for couples and small family use.
  • Hydromassage lounger - It has a lounger with multi-massage moving jets.
  • Shell material - Uses a USA-made acrylic shell which is highly durable and built to last.

Cons Hot Spring® Jetsetter 3™

  • Limited jets - Has fewer hydrotherapy jets compared to spas with the same dimensions.
  • No calve or leg massage jets -If you want to focus on leg massage for sore calves then this spa might not be the best choice for you.
  • Price not listed on their website - customers will need to contact the dealer to find out the price.

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Alpine Spas™ Fuji™

Alpine Spas™ is a New Zealand-owned spa retailer that sells a variety of spas and products including spa pools, swim spas, hot tubs, saunas, and gazebos. Alpine Spas™ has been in the industry since 2014.

Alpine Spas™ products are available in Australia and New Zealand. They have showrooms in Auckland, Christchurch, Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane (opening in 2022).

The Fuji™ spa is a 2.0m x 1.5m 3-person spa with a single lounger, a dual massage seat, and a back massage seat. It has 23 jets and a jet pump.

Main features of Fuji™

  • LED Floodlight to enhance relaxation and ambience.
  • Ozone Water Sanitisation System for clean and clear water.
  • SpaNet® SV-Smart controller to energy efficient spa monitoring.

Price of of Fuji™

Price starts at $5,495AUD

Pros of Fuji™

  • Dual massage seat - Fuji™ features a back massage seat that allows you to experience two different back massage techniques.
  • Versatility - Ideal for couples and small families.
  • Shell material - Uses a USA-made cast acrylic shell.
  • Price - It is a more affordable option than other spa pools with the same quality and features.

Cons of Fuji™

  • No foot massage feature - Its lounger doesn’t have a foot massage feature like most spas with similar dimensions.
  • No cabinet colour option - Black is the only cabinet colour available for this model.

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In Summary

As with any spa pool, two and three-seater spas can help you relax, improve your overall well-being, and, unwind at the end of the day.

We hope this article helps you decide whether a 2-seater or 3-seater spa best suits your needs.

Need expert advice? We are here to help!

You can also download our Ultimate Spa Buyers Guide for a helpful guide on finding the perfect spa for you.

Disclaimer: In this article, we’ve used brand names not affiliated with Spa World™, Sun & Soul™ or Vortex Leisure Pty Ltd, the parent company of Spa World™ All information including pricing and product details, was accurate at the time of writing and may change without notice.

The following registered trademarks are owned by companies not affiliated in any way with Spa World™ or Vortex Leisure Pty Ltd: Oasis Spas™ trademark is owned by Oasis Leisure Products Pty Ltd. HotSpring® Spas trademark is owned by Watkins Manufacturing Corporation (Watkins)

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