If you are in the market for a hot tub, one of the first questions you might ask is, “How much does a hot tub cost?” The answer is, it depends. Hot tub prices are not an industry secret. The main reason they are not readily displayed is that prices vary, depending on several important factors. Here we’ll explain those hot tub price factors and provide the typical price ranges you’ll see when shopping for a spa of your own.
COST OF A HOT TUB
The sale price of a new hot tub can range from about £3,795 to £20,000 and more. In theory, the further up you move in pricing, the more long-term enjoyment you get out of your hot tub. However, the initial cost of the spa is only one element to consider. When trying to determine which hot tub provides the most value for your money, you should also consider what the ongoing costs of ownership will be, how often you plan to use your hot tub, and how many years you would like your hot tub to last.
|Starting Price Range||Construction||Performance||Compare To|
|Interior||Exterior||Jets||Water Care||Energy Efficiency|
|Entry-Level||£3,000||Formed plastic||Formed plastic||Minimal quantity and variety||Standard bottled sanitizer||Standard insulation||Freeflow® brand spas|
|Value-Priced||£5,250||Molded acrylic||Composite panels||Increased quantity and variety||Built-in sanitizing systems||Efficient insulation||HotSpot® Collection|
|Premium||£9,495||Molded acrylic||Composite panels||High quantity and variety||Advanced systems and salt water||Efficient insulation||Limelight® Collection|
|Luxury||£11,995||Molded acrylic||Composite panels||Maximum quantity and variety||Advanced systems and salt water||High-efficiency insulation||Highlife® Collection|
The following provides a breakdown of what you can generally expect from a hot tub within each typical price range.
HOW MUCH IS A HOT TUB? ENTRY-LEVEL HOT TUBS
£3,795 to £5,250 Starting Range
While spas in this price range offer a very basic set of features, their affordability makes it very easy for first-time hot tubbers to start enjoying hot water massage.
Typically, spas in this price range are rotationally-molded – meaning the spa interior and exterior are formed out of a durable plastic. They look different than spas with shiny acrylic shells offered at higher price points. One benefit of a rotationally-molded spa is that they are lightweight and easy to move. When shopping in this price range, expect to hear the term “plug and play,” which means that the hot tub only requires a 110 V electrical connection. So, getting started is easy and you will likely save on installation costs without the need for an electrician. Fill the spa with a garden hose, plug it in and enjoy.
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VALUE-PRICED HOT TUBS
£5,250 TO £7,995 STARTING RANGE
This is the starting price range for spas with high-gloss acrylic shells, durable composite cabinets, more jets and a greater variety of features. It is important to understand that in this range, spa manufacturers might make trade-offs. In fact, this may be the most precarious price range for first-time hot tub shoppers.
A manufacturer offering a hot tub in the value price range may focus on offering features that get attention, such as a lot of jets, dramatic lighting and water features. To keep prices low, they may be compromising on quality or leaving out important performance features, such as heat insulation that keeps energy costs low. Or they may not be investing in a strong service network or comprehensive warranties.
On the other hand, HotSpring Spas manufactures value-priced spas in the HotSpot Collection that provide a blend of quality, performance and value to deliver years of reliability and energy efficiency.
Spas in the HotSpot Collection use the FROG In-Line Sanitizing System, which automatically dispenses bromine and minerals for easy water care. It self-regulates based on the water’s sanitization needs, maintaining a consistent level of protection.
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£9,495 TO £11,995 STARTING RANGE
As you move further up in price, spas in the premium range offer a better and more satisfying long-term ownership experience, and some include the option of using salt water as the water care system.
In addition to offering more jets, water features and colorful lighting, these spas have more advanced features. As a result, they are usually more energy-efficient than value-priced spas, which reduces the ongoing cost of ownership. They often feature more advanced controls, more effective filtration systems and water care options that can reduce your maintenance time requirements. Components such as pumps and heaters may also be of higher quality, and warranty coverage is often longer than spas at lower price ranges.
The opportunity to use salt water in your hot tub also comes into play with premium hot tub models like those in the Limelight® Collection from Hot Spring Spas. The FreshWater® Salt System is the simplest way to keep water clean and clear for up to a full year.* You’ll enjoy soft, natural-feeling water without harsh odors. Spend less time maintaining your spa and more time enjoying it.
*Many factors affect the life of spa water, such as bather load and water chemistry. When spa water is properly maintained considering these factors, a three-pack of FreshWater Salt System cartridges will keep water clean and clear for up to a full year.
Popular Premium Hot Tub Models:
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LUXURY & SALT WATER HOT TUB COST
£11,995 TO £20,995+ STARTING RANGE
Spas in this range offer the very best ownership experience. At this level, the advantage of investing more in the upfront price is exceptional long-term enjoyment. Expect the very lowest energy costs, minimal maintenance, simple operation and quality components in a spa that can last up to 20 years or more! Salt water systems are also available on these high-end spas.
Models in this range are the very best hot tubs. In addition to robust features, high-quality components and durable construction, you can also expect some very special features. One-of-a-kind jet systems for the very best hydrotherapy massage, leading-edge design that makes the hot tub a beautiful backyard focal point, top-of-the line filtration systems for the cleanest spa water possible, and other innovations that help separate spas in this range from other models.
High-end hot tubs like those in the Highlife® Collection from Hot Spring Spas are salt system ready. The FreshWater® Salt System is a revolution in worry-free water that is the simplest way to keep your water clean, clear and feeling natural.
Popular Luxury Hot Tub Models:
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