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
The bigger the hot tub, the bigger the price tag (generally). Larger hot tubs require more materials to build, and require larger pumps to power their jets. They also take up more space in delivery trucks and on showroom ﬂoors. What size hot tub you need depends on how you’re looking to use it. A more intimate spa is great for individuals or couples, or for therapeutic uses. For family and entreating uses, a more spacious hot tub likely makes more sense.
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.