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What Determines a Hot Tub Price?

Posted on February 7, 2020

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Ever looked at a hot tub and wondered whether it was really worth the cost on the price tag? There are several elements to consider when trying to gauge what goes into the price of your hot tub. One hot tub may look similar, on the surface, to the more expensive model next to it, but it might not offer the long-term value you need. In fact, price can vary greatly based on the features of the hot tub as well as the quality of the manufacturing. Here are a few elements that determine the price of a hot tub:

Energy Efficiency

Some hot tubs may be cheaper up front, but they don't do much to conserve your energy, so your heating and cooling bills will go up. Energy efficient hot tubs have stronger insulation and stronger seals, all of which are more expensive to manufacture, so energy efficient hot tubs tend to cost more. However, because of their energy efficient features, they're more likely to save you money in the long run by keeping your heating bills low compared to less energy efficient competitors.

Size & Luxury Features

Most hot tub manufacturers, even high quality manufacturers like Dimension One, offer a variety of different spas. The most affordable hot tubs have all the basics: a tub that seats 2-4, a few jets and pumps. Some hot tubs include more jets to create a more comfortable experience or have modern features like bluetooth hookups, smart controls, or water purifiers. These features cost more to add, so these tubs are more expensive. Size, too, comes into play. The more seats in the tub, the more it's going to cost.


As is often the case, with hot tubs you get what you pay for. The cheapest manufacturers are often using cheap quality materials to create their hot tubs and offer very little compared to their competition. Look for reputable manufacturers and hot tubs that are built for state-of-the-art comfort, energy efficiency, and strength. These may be a bit of an investment, but they will be well worth your money, while cheaper hot tubs may just mean faster replacements.

Looking for a quality hot tub from Dimension One Spas, and curious about what exactly goes into pricing? Contact Paradise Decks & Spas today for more information or a free estimate.

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