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Hot tub
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Two Sims using the Love Tub hot tub.

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]. Extremely outgoing Sims may get in the tub naked.

In The Sims 2, The Sims Stories, and The Sims 3, pregnant sims can not get into the hot tub.

The Sims

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.

Hot tubs

WhirlWizard Hot Tub

WhirlWizard Hot Tub
S1hottub
Game The Sims
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §6,500
Object type(s) Motives
Size 2x2
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.

Comfort: 6


Hygiene: 2
Fun: 2
Required pack: None

Niagara Love Tub

Niagara Love Tub
Hotdatetub
Game The Sims: Hot Date
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §7,999
Object type(s) Motives
Size 2x2
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.

Comfort: 5


Hygiene: 2
Fun: 3
Required pack: Hot Date
Note:

  • Sims can "Play" (aka WooHoo) in this hot tub.
  • Only seats 2 Sims.

Redwood Hot Tub

Redwood Hot Tub
Vacationhottub
Game The Sims: Vacation
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §8,511
Object type(s) Motives
Size 2x2
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.

Comfort: 5


Hygiene: 2
Fun: 4
Required pack: Vacation
Note:

  • Sims can "Play" (aka WooHoo) in this hot tub.
  • Only seats 2 Sims.

Jewel in the Crown Spa Tub

Jewel in the Crown Spa Tub
Ts1shottub
Game The Sims: Superstar
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §9,999
Object type(s) Motives
Size 2x2
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.

Comfort: 7


Hygiene: 3
Fun: 3
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.

If Seasons is installed, a hot tub will satisfy a PlantSim's need for water. If FreeTime is installed, Sims can tinker with the hot tub.

Hot tubs

Bubble-Up "Soaking Zone" Hot Tub

Bubble-Up "Soaking Zone" Hot Tub
Ts2 bubble up soaking zone hot tub
Game The Sims 2
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §6,500
Object type(s) Motives
Size 3x3
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

VaporWare Submergence Spa
Ts2 vaporware submergence spa
Game The Sims 2
Buyability Buy mode
Price in game §8,500
Object type(s) Motives
Size 3x3
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!"

Love Tub

Main article: Love Tub


Love Tub
Love-Tub
Game The Sims 2
Buyability Limited
Price in game 20,000 asp
Object type(s) Fun, Hygiene, Social
Size 3 x 3

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 2 (console)

Hot tubs in The Sims 2 (console) fulfill Fun, Hygiene, Comfort, and Social (if multiple Sims are in the hot tub). Sims can't WooHoo or do anything of the such compared to the other games. Three hot tubs are available; the first seats two, the next can seat up to six, and the last can seat up to four Sims.

Hot tubs

Niagara Love Tub

Niagara Love Tub
TS2C Love Tub
Game The Sims 2 (console)
Buyability Buy Catalog
Price in game §6,500
Object type(s) Fill Hygiene Want Hygiene 7
Fun Motive Fun 7
Comfort Motive Comfort 6
Size 2x2
Like the raging falls of the famous honeymoon spot, the Niagara brings out the untamed side of couples everywhere. Every caressing curve of the form-fitting seats, along with hot massaging bubbles, turns even uptight Sims into pliable, indulgent libertines.
Note:
  • Only seats 2 Sims.
  • 6,900 Aspiration Points needed to unlock.

'Fitzroy Dreamers' Rock Pool

'Fitzroy Dreamers' Rock Pool
TS2C Rock Pool
Game The Sims 2 (console)
Buyability Buy Catalog
Price in game §8,500
Object type(s) Fill Hygiene Want Hygiene 8
Fun Motive Fun 3
Comfort Motive Comfort 7
Size 3x2
If you've ever dreamt of relaxing in a natural hot spring in a faraway land but are too terrified to leave your own backyard then the 'Fitzroy Dreamers' Rock Pool is for you. Up to four people can relax in this ingenious rock pool recreation.
Note:
  • Seats up to 6 Sims despite the description saying 4.

Qauttro-Grav Air Tub

Qauttro-Grav Air Tub
TS2C Air Tub
Game The Sims 2 (console)
Buyability Buy Catalog
Price in game §12,000
Object type(s) Fill Hygiene Want Hygiene 10
Fun Motive Fun 10
Comfort Motive Comfort 10
Size 3x3
Gravity bringing you down? The Qauttro-Grav Air Tub combines the weightlessness of space with the eroticism of polyurethane to create a bold innovation in the ancient art of tubbery. Say goodbye to the germ-infested tubs of the past and say hello to the germ-invested levitating water blobs of the future.
Note:
  • Seats up to 4 Sims.
  • 17,700 Aspiration Points needed to unlock.
  • Has two modes: 'Spa Mode' and 'Art Mode'.
    TS2C Air Tub Art Mode

    Qauttro-Grav Air Tub - Art Mode

The Sims 3

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Two Sims in a hot-tub in Late Night.

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, and the hot tub will take up a section of space in the floor immediately below it to provide room for the tub and utilities. 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.

Hot tubs

Expansion Image Name Price Description Notes
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MaelstromHottub The Maelstrom Hot Tub §6,500 Sink slowly into the sizzling depths and encounter relaxation unlike anything you have experienced before. Be soothed by the murmur of the bubbling jets. Discover true bliss as your aches and pains melt away into the watery depths. Enhance romance by inviting that special someone to enjoy a relaxing dip in the whirling waters. The Maelstrom, experience it today. Environment: 3

Fun: 4 Stress Relief: 3

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SerenityHottub The Serenity Hot Tub §12,000 Environment: 4

Fun: 5 Stress Relief: 4

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ModernRusticHottub The Modern Rustic Hot Tub §6,500 Environment: 3

Fun: 4 Stress Relief: 3

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ResplendenceHT The Resplendence Hot Tub §6,500 Environment: 3

Fun: 4 Stress Relief: 3

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Empress The Empress Hot Tub §9,500 Environment: 4

Fun: 4 Stress Relief: 4

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Aqueous The Aqueous Garden Hot Tub §12,000 Environment: 4

Fun: 5 Stress Relief: 4

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WaterCourse The Water Course Hot Tub §12,000 Environment: 4

Fun: 5 Stress Relief: 4

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TopDecoMini Top Deco Mini Spa Hot Tub §7,800 Environment: 3

Fun: 4 Stress Relief: 3

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PonceDeLeon Ponce De León Grotto Hot Tub §13,500
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Uniformity Uniformity Hot Tub §12,000 Environment: 4

Fun: 5 Stress Relief: 4

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PerfectWarm "The Perfect Warm" Hot Tub §12,450 Environment: 4

Fun: 5 Stress Relief: 4

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WetSide Wet-Side Hot Tub §12,500 Environment: 4

Fun: 5 Stress Relief: 4

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ITFHotTub Neptune's Grotto Hot Tub by Arasika Industries §6,650 Environment: 6

Fun: 4 Stress Relief: 3

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CelticHotTub Celtic Charm Hot Tub §12,500 Environment: 5

Fun: 6 Stress Relief: 5

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OasisTub Desert Oasis Hot Tub §5,500 Environment: 5

Fun: 6 Stress Relief: 5

The Sims 4

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. Patch 92 added a hot tub to the base game, known as the Birthday Hot Tub.

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.

Upgrade list

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).

Hot tubs

Pack Image Name Price Description Statistics
&SP02
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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
&BG
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Birthday Hot Tub §3,000 It was twenty years ago today,

The Sims taught the world to play!
We've been going in and out of style,
But we're guaranteed to make you smile,
So let us raise a toast to you,
The fans from all these years,
Happy Twenty, Simmers of the land!

Hygiene: 3

Fun: 3

&SP02
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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

Environment: 4

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Glitches/Notes

  • 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.
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