Soaking in a hot tub to unwind and relax sounds great, doesn’t it? To do this, you need the right tub installed. The type of hot tub depends mostly on the space available, that is, whether you have the space for an outdoor or an indoor one. Your budget is another factor. Most hot tubs cost between $2,000 and $32,000. Here are a few common types of hot tubs and their cost.
- Inflatable hot tubs
These hot tubs are pretty easy to use. Made of vinyl or PVC, these can be set up by inflating them. It takes around 15 minutes to inflate these with the external pump that comes in the package. Such hot tubs are completely portable. You can set these up in the yard or take them along with you. A heater unit is provided along with the external pump. This unit can control the water temperature along with the speed of the jets and the water circulation. These hot tubs can accommodate four to six individuals. The cost usually ranges between $300 and $1,500, depending on the brand and the size.
- Durable plastic hot tub
These are entry-level hot tubs ranging from $2,000 to $4,000. The difference in cost is based on the brand, size, and features available. A majority of these hot tubs have very basic features and limited options. This is what makes them affordable. The interior and the exterior of these tubs are generally made of durable and sturdy plastic. As a result, these are very light-weight and easily movable. Moreover, these hot tubs are quite easy to use with the plug-and-play technique.
- Acrylic shell hot tub
These are mid-tier hot tubs made of sturdy acrylic shells and have wood-like cabinets. The insulation is better than entry-level tubs. In addition, there is an increased jet count. These tubs also have extra features such as massage and hydrotherapy, directional and rotational jets, lighting, filters, built-in sanitizing systems, energy-efficient modes, and water-care systems. These hot tubs can cost anywhere from $5,500 to $8,000. The price difference is mostly based on the number and type of available features with these tubs.
- Premium hot tubs
These are premium hot tubs with high price tags; these hot tubs range between $11,000 and $22,000, sometimes even higher. These tubs are made from premium quality acrylic shells. These have well-built-frames that have been constructed using advanced engineering. In addition, these hot tubs come with highly sophisticated features such as high-quality filters, water purification, heating pumps, and systems. Moreover, customizations such as lighting options and adjustable jet configurations for a personalized hot tub experience are also available.