Owning a hot tub is easier than you think. Whether you have a modest backyard, or acres of land, there’s an option for every space and budget. So how much does a hot tub actually cost? Like any consumer product, the answer varies depending on a number of factors. When it comes to hot tubs, an increase in price generally corresponds with easier maintenance, build quality/reliability, enhanced hydro massage, and additional design options.
A hot tub is a significant investment, no matter how much your initial hot tub cost. Don’t be deceived by lower prices, which can ultimately cost you more in maintenance, utility bills, and service. Hot tub prices vary due to many different factors.
Hot tub features
You can influence the price of your jacuzzi bathtubswith your selection of hot tub accessories and added features. For example, a model with exterior lighting and more jets is likely to cost more than a model without those features. Wireless entertainment, advanced water care technology, and an easy-to-use remote control system are other add-ons that can increase the cost.
Hot tub energy efficiency
Although you may pay a little bit more up front for an energy-efficient hot tub, your ongoing energy costs will be much lower, saving you money in the long run. For many owners, the cost to operate an energy efficient hot tub is only $10 to $20 per month. Outdoor hot tubs in colder climates may cost more to run.
Hot tub design
A cheaper hot tub does not have the beauty, functionality, energy-efficiency and comfort that are built into a high quality hot tub. Important hot tub design features, like a well-placed armrest or a cabinet shell that minimizes heat loss, add to the value of a hot tub. One price factor you can control is the size of your hot tub. Small hot tubs cost less to manufacture, store in the warehouse and transport than larger hot tubs, so they cost less to buyers as well.