2019 Hot Tub Pricing Guide

How Much Does a Hot Tub Cost?

How much does a hot tub cost? The simple answer is: it depends. A bare-bones rotationally molded hot tub, at the absolute lowest end of the spectrum, can cost around $2,500. At the other end, the best portable hot tubs commercially available can exceed $16,000. The reason is due to the broad range of sizes, features, materials, designs, and performance.

Pricing can also vary based on warranty, ongoing service, and customer location. Here’s a quick guide to how major features can affect a hot tub’s price, or jump to our pricing guide below.

Factors for pricing

Pricing Guide

When you are browsing our fantastic range of hot tub models, you will see dollar signs next to each model indicating the price level. These dollar signs are there to help you understand the price ranges of Hot Spring and Caldera spas. Please remember that dealers have sole discretion to set actual prices. Talk to your local dealer for the most accurate price quote for any of our Caldera hot tubs, they are looking forward to assisting you.

Luxury Hot Tubs


Aimed at the customer who wants the ultimate personal wellness accessory, this level of hot tub usually comes equipped with top-tier features and comes with the most extensive warranty protection. The price covers great design, low running costs, maximum comfort, minimal maintenance, the best massage jets, and efficient operation. 

Luxury spas are likely to have:

  • The best water care options 
  • The best construction for the best durability
  • The best and most advanced jets 
  • The best energy efficiency = lower utility bills 
  • Advanced control options 
  • Strongest warranties from five to ten years 

Premium Hot Tubs


On a premium spa you’ll see advanced engineering and robust features for long-lasting owner satisfaction. These spas don’t come every feature available, but they are designed for the hot tub owner who wants a nice hot tub and the option to add premium upgrades.

Here are some features you might find on a premium hot tub:

  • Energy efficient, multi-layered insulation 
  • Water care option for reduced need of chemical cleaning agents
  • A large number of jets, run by a powerful motor
  • Easy-to-use control systems
  • Comfortable interior with well-designed seating

Value-Priced Hot Tubs


The lower price on a value-priced hot tub does come with trade-offs. Some will have enticing features but poor performance, and vice versa. A spa in this price range may feature a glossy acrylic shell and multicolored lighting or a high jet count, but less powerful jets or louder motors.

Entry-level Hot Tubs


Usually rotationally-molded with the cabinet and shell all one piece, entry level hot tubs may be durable, but it won’t have the shiny appearance and smooth feel of acrylic. Options are scaled back, with few or no lights, small, weak jets, a simplistic design with basic controls.