The hot tub is a type of object in The Sims Series. It provides fun, hygiene, social, and comfort to Sims who use it, as well as giving them a place to build relationships and even WooHoo[TS:HD][TS:V][TS2][TS3:LN][TS4:PPS]. Extremely outgoing Sims may get in the tub naked.
In The Sims 2 and The Sims Stories, pregnant Sims cannot get in a hot tub.
There are multiple hot tubs available in The Sims and its expansion packs. These tubs have different prices, different seating capacities (some seat 4, some seat only 2), and improve motives at different rates. Hot tubs can be bought from the plumbing section of the buy catalog.
WhirlWizard Hot Tub
The WhirlWizard computer-controlled indoor/outdoor hot tub is the pinnacle of current relaxation technology. 16 jets provide a multitude of massage settings for up to 4 Sims simultaneously. The WhirlWizard is also equipped with a chip that remembers up to 256 separate personal profiles per seat, and has a self-cleaning setting for minimal maintenance.
Required pack: None
Niagara Love Tub
Like the plunging and raging falls of the famous honeymoon spot, the Niagara Love Tub brings out the untamed side of couples everywhere. Hypnotic and relaxing? Or energetic and invigorating? Either way, every caressing curve of the form-fitting seats, along with the heavenly flow of hot, massaging bubbles will turn even the most uptight Sim into pliable, indulgent libertines.
Required pack: Hot Date
- Sims can "Play" (aka WooHoo) in this hot tub.
- Only seats 2 Sims.
Redwood Hot Tub
Back in the early 70's, Sim Nation was full of crazy ideas: free software, good public schools, affordable housing, and many other fads. While tax rebellions and fear destroyed most of them, the "hot tub" fad has become an entire industry! And no wonder...with the epidemic triad of overwork, troubled children, housing shortages, Sims everywhere need a way to relax!!! 100% reclaimed redwood.
Required pack: Vacation
- Sims can "Play" (aka WooHoo) in this hot tub.
- Only seats 2 Sims.
Jewel in the Crown Spa Tub
Insta-hot heating coils, Dual PH gigabalance regulation system, redundant ultra-sav mood modulation rectifiers, 29 individual typhoon injector panels, rolling sonic wave instrumentation, no-stick polyfibred surface, stress inhibitor lounge seats, hybrid solar electric integrated feedback technology, nano-force streamlined air filtration apertures; if this tub had wheels it would be a luxury sedan. Test drive one today.
Required pack: Superstar
The Sims 2
Hot tubs in The Sims 2 fulfill Fun, Hygiene, and Social (if multiple Sims are in the hot tub). Sims can WooHoo and Try for Baby in a hot tub, although the success rate of Try for Baby is greatly decreased. Two hot tubs are available in the base game, and none are added with the expansions. The Sims 2 also has a hot tub (the Love Tub) which can be earned as an Aspiration reward that increases the success rate of romantic interactions while in the tub. All hot tubs in The Sims 2 and The Sims Stories seat four.
Bubble-Up "Soaking Zone" Hot Tub
Looking for some good clean fun? Take a dip in the Soaking Zone tub with family and friends, and let 50 jets and millions of bubbles provide a one-way ticket to blissland. Or invite that special someone over for a dip and see just how hot a hot tub can get!
VaporWare Submergence Spa
Esteemed homeowners the world over agree - the VaporWare Submergence Spa is the cutting edge in home hydrotherapy. Features Internet connection capabilities for automatic downloading of the latest in bubble jet programming. Self-regulating thermostat, beveled edges, and auto-vaporizing debris filters. Best of all, the sleek in-ground design inconspicuously hides any hot-tub hijinks from the rest of the world. "For a solid product, go with VaporWare!"
Who can resist the sensual appeal of soft lighting, warm water, and sizzling romance? Just about no one if they're soaking with your Sim in the Love Tub, that's who! No need to check to see if your Sim's skin is getting pruny, either . . . when the candles go out, it's time to retire to a private place. Ahhhh yeah!
The Sims 3
Hot tubs in The Sims 3 are introduced in Late Night, and more variations of hot tubs are featured in subsequent expansion or stuff packs. The hot tub appears in certain number of packs, but the functionality is carried forward in the base game via patch. Therefore, it's possible to own a hot tub without the need of Late Night or other expansion packs, by using custom contents or store contents.
There are two types of hot tub: normal and grotto. The normal hot tub takes up 3x3 space, while grotto hot tub takes up 4x4. Only built-in floor hot tubs are available, unlike the previous games. Sims are able to WooHoo in the hot tub. Sims can skinny dip in the hot tub as long as there's no teenagers or younger on the lot. Sims can also ask other Sims to skinny dip with them, and they often roll a romantic wish of it. The skinny dipping interaction requires Late Night, even if the functionality of hot tub is carried forward. Sims who relax in the hot tub can shorten the time period of "Fatigued" and "Sore" moodlets.
The Sims 3 Pets (console) has hot tubs which are from Late Night and feature skinny dipping. The order of which hot tub is the best has been swapped a bit; with the celebrity hot tub being second best and buyable, while the second best is best and has to be unlocked by solving the socialite club mystery.
The Sims 4: Perfect Patio
Hot tubs were reintroduced in The Sims 4: Perfect Patio Stuff as the Pringo's Heater Hot Tub and the Left of Center Hot Tub. Two different designs are available for each tub. Both tubs have a size of 3x3 tiles.
For the first time in the series, children can enter hot tubs. Like previous games in the series, Sims inside the tub will chat with each other. Sims can also WooHoo and skinny dip inside the tub.
Sims with the handiness skill can upgrade the hot tub to have an aromatherapy filter and a stereo.
Upgrading the hot tub with a high handiness skill unlocks several upgrade options, including the "Unbreakable" upgrade.
- Aromatherapy Upgrade (Level 3 Handiness).
- Stereo Upgrade (Level 5 Handiness).
- Unbreakable Upgrade (Level 8 Handiness).
List of hot tubs
|Pringo's Heater Hot Tub||§1,500||Mr. Prometheus Pringo loved the warmth of the sun on his skin. The feeling of steam creeping up to his skin. The knowledge that, with time, the heat would prune his epidermis. That's why he loved hot tubs and devoted his millions to making a hot tub affordable to the every man or woman. Join Mr. Pringo metaphorically (unless you're the one with his body -- call us!) in this luxurious hot tub for all!||Hygiene: 1|
|Left of Center Hot Tub||§3,575||This elegant hot tub was originally commissioned by the Center of Center Spa, and engineered by the fine scientists at FutureSim Labs. An unfortunate miscalculation resulted in a hot tub that was decidedly left of center, but this happy accident led to a promising scientific breakthrough in the field of time travel.||Hygiene: 3
- A Hot tub can be obtained by unlocking it from TheSims3.com by posting a certain number of memories.
- It is possible to skinny dip with a Teen or younger Sim on a lot by making those Sims leave the house, telling the adults to skinny dip and then having those Sims return. The Sims will continue to skinny dip but they cannot be commanded to skinny dip again.[confirmation needed]
- If a Sim is equipped with an Audio Lite by LoFi Audio, the Sims will automatically place the boombox on one of the slots of the hot tub. This allows for music to be played while Sims go hot tubbing.