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Open hot tub in backyard - How Much Does a Hot Tub Cost? 3 Common Price Ranges

Most people don’t know how much a hot tub costs off the top of their head. After all, it’s not an item we buy every day. When surveyed, most people think a new hot tub would cost roughly $5,000. But as you’ll find out quickly, it’s not ‘one price fits all’. As a consumer, you must do your homework to find out how to get the best value for your buck.

Depending on the market you’re shopping in and the type of tub you’re looking for, the price can vary widely. Here are the hot tub costs you can expect for different types of spas.

High-end Hot Tub Cost: $10,000 to $20,000+.

Hot tubs in the top tier category will go from $10,000 to $20,000 and up. These are hot tubs from top manufacturers with high-quality acrylic shells, plenty of features and long-lasting frames.

If this is your price range, you’ll want to do your homework before making the big purchase. Here’s a handy checklist of questions you should ask:

Remember, the price tag doesn’t necessarily determine the quality of the tub, so these questions will help you determine whether or not you’re getting the best value.

Mid-range Hot Tub Cost: $5,000 to $10,000.

You can still enjoy all the benefits of a high-quality tub with a mid-range budget. These versions will be built of similar materials as the top-tier version but will come with less fancy accessories. You can still enjoy reliability and comfort with this budget.

Just beware of less established companies trying to sell you lower-quality tubs in this price range. Make sure to do a comparison shop.

Here’s what you’ll want to ask when looking for a quality tub in this price range:

Entry-level Hot Tub Cost: $3,000 to $5,000.

If you’re working with a smaller budget, it will be a challenge to find a quality entry-level spa. Most manufacturers don’t offer quality hot tubs at a cheap price. In this case, the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ may actually be true.

If the tub is in this lower price range, you can expect a shorter lifespan. You may buy your hot tub at a decent price initially, but the cost to operate it over time is much higher than that of a quality spa.

To fit a hot tub into your life at this price range, it’s best to wait for a once-a-year type of sale where manufacturers or showrooms (like us) are clearing out old inventory. These times of the year can net you a mid-range or even high-end hot tub within the low-end price range.

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Browse the Best Hot Tubs in Oakville at OHL

No matter what budget you’re working with, maintenance is key to help keep your tub running smoothly for as long as possible.

Stop by Oakville Home Leisure and speak with one of our trusted professionals about how you can best enjoy your hot tub. We are here to help you discover the best quality hot tub at a reasonable price!

Updated May 2023.

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