The sale price of a new hot tub can range from about $4,000 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.
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Buying used can prove to be a great buy, but it can also involve a few trade-offs.
Some hot tubs are sold barely used and in like-new condition, while others may be well-loved, well-kept older models with a style of their own. After all, if a high-quality hot tub is properly maintained, it can be expected to last for several years of continuous use. Used hot tubs are likely to cost less at initial purchase than new models. However, used hot tubs will naturally have more wear and tear on them than new models, which increases the likelihood of required maintenance soon after purchase. And if you are not purchasing from a dealer, you may not have a warranty or any help with delivery or installation.
“Hot tub” is typically used to refer to an above-ground portable spa. A hot tub or portable spa is a completely self-contained vessel. All of the plumbing, as well as the electrical control system and other components, are built inside the hot tub cabinet. This means that there is no plumbing required. A hot tub is filled with a garden hose, can be drained anytime, and can even be relocated to a new home if you move. They also hold a set temperature (no need to wait for heat!) and are easy to care for.
Not to be confused with a day spa, the term spa is often used to describe an in-ground spa. An in-ground spa is a body of water built into the ground, much like an in-ground pool. In residential settings, in-ground spas are usually built attached to the in-ground pool and are also what you are most likely to see at a hotel or gym. In-ground spas typically have a bench seat and a few jets built-in around the perimeter. Unlike hot tubs, they take a long time to heat up, and require a significant amount of energy to keep hot.