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Best Hot Tubs in Austin, TX

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by Kathryn Parkman ConsumerAffairs Research Team

Hot tubs have many therapeutic benefits and are great for entertaining guests. Austin residents have a choice of materials, seating styles, jet options and accessories when comparing hot tubs. Mid-tier hot tubs in Austin cost between $5,000 and $8,000, and it's essential to know your budget and desired features when shopping.

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Best for 2-person(800) 225-7727Read Reviews
  • Hydro-massage therapy
  • Up to 28 jets
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Best for 8-personRead Reviews
  • Neck and shoulder seat
  • Up to 53 jets
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Best for swim spasRead Reviews
  • Jetted massage therapy seats
  • 26 therapy jets

Top 10 Austin Hot Tub Stores

A-Tex Family Fun Center Read Expert Review

Offers a large selection of above ground pools, swim spas and hot tubs at three Austin locations. Carries Doughboy Hydrosphere Series pools and automated hot tub cover systems.

Aqua Living Factory Outlet Austin Read Expert Review

Sells hot tubs starting at $2,300. Stocks swim spas, covers and accessories. Stocks Hudson Bay, Dr. Wellness and Catalina Spas hot tubs.

Austin Infinity Pools & Spas Read Expert Review

Builds custom pools, spas and fireplaces. Offers pool and spa maintenance services. Handles repairs and pool plaster resurfacing.

Austin Spas and Pools Read Expert Review

Sells above ground hot tubs and swim spas from Artesian, South Seas and Coast Spas. Provides full-service repairs on all spas.

Backyard Oasis Read Expert Review

Specializes in spa design and fabrication for hot tubs and swim spas. Sells refurbished hot tubs as well as grills, above ground pools and other outdoor equipment.

Big Star Backyards Read Expert Review

Sells swim spas, hot tubs and patio furniture in the Austin area. Carries a full line of spa chemicals, spa covers, steps and hot tub accessories. Financing available.

Hines Pool & Spa Read Expert Review

Provides cleaning and maintenance services for pools and spas. Offers service plans for residential and commercial pools. Performs repairs and pool leak detection testing.

Paradise Spas Read Expert Review

Carries a wide selection of hot tubs and swim spas, including the Michael Phelps swim spa. Sells patio furniture and barbecue islands. Offers hot tub features such as cascading waterfalls and ergonomic seating.

Premiere Hot Tubs Austin Read Expert Review

Specializes in hot tubs and saltwater-system spas ranging from $5,000 to $25,000. Offers financing options and free in-home consultations.

Spa Expo Read Expert Review

Sells Hot Spring spas, Endless Pools swim spas and Finnleo saunas in Austin. Offers a financing program that allows customers to combine multiple purchases into one monthly payment.

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Hot tub laws in Austin, Texas

Most hot tubs and spas you buy in Austin do not require a building permit. A permit is only necessary for prefabricated pools and hot tubs that hold more than 5,000 gallons, and a typical residential hot tub holds around 400 gallons of water.

However, the City of Austin does require several safety measures for all hot tubs. You must have an enclosure around your hot tub that’s at least 4 feet tall with a self-closing and locking gate. Hot tubs also have to be at least 10 feet away from city utility equipment such as power lines and meters. For pools and spas larger than 5,000 gallons, fill out this permit application.

Austin hot tub FAQ

Can a deck support a hot tub?
Sometimes. If you’re thinking about building a deck for your hot tub or putting a hot tub on an existing deck, check with a general contractor first. Large hot tubs weigh around 6,000 pounds when filled with water, and a contractor can tell you if your deck can support the weight.
Do I need a permit for a swim spa?
No. You do not need a residential swimming pool permit for a swim spa in Austin. Swim spas hold less than 5,000 gallons, so they don’t require a permit.
What is a portable hot tub?
A portable hot tub comes with built-in jets, plumbing and heating. Portable tubs offer a lot of the same features as inground tubs but are more affordable and work in a variety of settings. They can remain above ground, be built into a deck or vaulted into the ground. Portable hot tubs typically accommodate two to eight people and come in many shapes and sizes.
How do you take care of hot tubs?
Basic hot tub maintenance includes testing chemical levels and cleaning filters weekly. Hot tubs should be drained every three to four months to clean all surfaces and plumbing. You should replace the filters every one to two years.
Can you use a hot tub all year long in Austin, TX?
Living in Austin means hot, humid summers with highs in the triple digits. Winters can be surprisingly cold, but rarely does it get below freezing or snow. The weather doesn’t affect the hot tub itself, but you may not enjoy soaking in your hot tub during the day in the middle of August — although Austin’s night temperatures are often low enough for comfortable hot tub use year-round.
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Austin hot tub store information

Austin Spas and Pools

Austin Spas and Pools is an authorized hot tub and spa dealer that sells Artesian, South Seas and Coast Spas hot tubs. The company also provides full-service repairs on all hot tubs. Austin Spas and Pools offers a wide selection of above ground hot tubs and swim spas. Features available include water cascades with infinity edges, LED lighting, sound systems and neck and shoulder massagers.

  • Locations: Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Temple and surrounding areas
  • Address: 13748 U.S. Route 183, Austin, TX 78750
  • Phone: (512) 335-5458
  • Hours: T - Th: 10am - 5:30pm; F: 10am - 5pm; Sat: 10am - 4pm; Sun: By appointment
  • Website: austinhottubsandspas.com
Big Star Backyards

Big Star Backyards specializes in backyard planning. The company also offers hot tub repair and maintenance. Big Star Backyards carries a full line of spa chemicals, spa covers, steps and accessories. Hot tub financing is available. Customers can use the company’s build and price tool to determine their budget.

  • Locations: Austin, Bastrop and surrounding areas
  • Address: 8315 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78757
  • Phone: (512) 465-2722
  • Hours: M - Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm
  • Website: bigstarbackyards.com
Paradise Spas

Paradise Spas helps Austin residents create the perfect outdoor area. The company carries a wide selection of hot tubs, swim spas, patio furniture and barbecue islands. Available hot tub and spa features include ergonomic seating, mood lighting, cascade waterfalls and fusion air sound systems. You can shop all the company’s products in person at its Cedar Park showroom.

  • Locations: Austin, Cedar Park, San Marcos, Round Rock, Jonestown, Brushy Creek, Jollyville, Georgetown, Bastrop, Dripping Springs, Pflugerville, Leander, Marble Falls and surrounding areas
  • Address: 12332 Ranch Road 620 N., Building A, Austin, TX 78750
  • Phone: (512) 614-4090
  • Hours: M - F: 9am - 6pm; Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Website: paradisespasoutdoors.com
Premiere Hot Tubs Austin

Premiere Hot Tubs carries Bullfrog Spas, Nordic Hot Tubs, Dynasty Spas and Marquis hot tubs at its Austin showroom. The company also stocks ATV and Aquex swim spas. Premiere Hot Tubs offers financing options and free in-home consultations. Prices start at less than $5,000 for a 280-gallon hot tub and climb to more than $25,000 for a 17-foot long swim spa.

  • Locations: Austin
  • Address: 6415 Burnet Lane, Austin, TX 78757
  • Phone: (512) 458-4772
  • Hours: M - Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm
  • Website: premierehottubs.com
A-Tex Family Fun Center

A-Tex Family Fun Center offers a large selection of above ground pools, swim spas and hot tubs. The company provides installation, repairs and maintenance on all products. A-Tex Family Fun Center also carries Doughboy Hydrosphere Series pools and automated hot tub cover systems. Austin residents can shop the company’s three locations throughout the metro area.

  • Locations: Greater Austin area and surrounding areas
  • Address: 8700 Burnet Road, Austin, TX 78757
  • Phone: (512) 222-5993
  • Hours: M - Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm
  • Website: atexfun.com
Spa Expo

Spa Expo sells pool chemicals and offers free computerized water analysis at its store. The company’s hot tubs range in size and seat three to seven people. Spa Expo provides a financing program that allows customers to combine multiple purchases into one monthly payment.

  • Locations: Austin, Blanco, Georgetown, Leander, Round Rock, Taylor, Hutto, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Bastrop, Kyle, Oak Hill, Dripping Springs, Johnson City, Buda, Henly, Wimberly, Boerne, Fredericksburg, San Marcos, Pflugerville, Westlake, Lake Travis, Lockhart, Luling, Marble Falls, Lampasas and Travis
  • Address: 14106 N. I-35, Austin, TX 78728
  • Phone: (512) 459-9181
  • Hours: M - Sat: 10am - 6pm
  • Website: spaexpo.us
Austin Infinity Pools & Spas

Austin Infinity Pools & Spas is a custom pool and spa builder that serves the Austin community. The company also offers pool plaster resurfacing for existing pools, custom fireplaces and complete landscaping design. Other services include pool and hot tub maintenance and repairs. Austin Infinity Pools & Spas offers free home consultations.

  • Locations: Austin, Lake Way, Lake Travis, Dripping Springs, Westlake, Rolling Wood, Round Rock and surrounding areas
  • Address: 3219 Harpers Ferry Lane, Austin, TX 78745
  • Phone: (512) 825-3950
  • Hours: M - Sat: 8am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm
  • Website: austininfinitypoolsandspas.com
Backyard Oasis

Backyard Oasis offers a variety of products and services, but the company specializes in spa design and fabrication. All Aspen Spa products the company sells are completely customizable. Backyard Oasis also stocks refurbished hot tubs as well as grills, above ground pools and other outdoor equipment. The company carries a large selection of swim spas. The company provides repairs starting at $125.

  • Locations: Austin and Round Rock
  • Address: 7509 Thomas Springs Road, Austin, TX 78736
  • Phone: (512) 263-3338
  • Hours: M - Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Website: spaguyaustin.com
Aqua Living Factory Outlet Austin

Aqua Living Factory Outlet sells spas, tanning beds, saunas and baths. Hot tub prices start at $2,300, and swim spas start at $7,500. Aqua Living Factory Outlet carries Hudson Bay, Dr. Wellness and Catalina Spas hot tubs. The company also stocks chemicals, filters, pillows and steps. Aqua Living has a large selection of spa covers. Payment plans are available through in-house financing.

  • Locations: Greater Austin area
  • Address: 1834 Aldridge Drive, Austin, TX 78754
  • Phone: (512) 212-9284
  • Hours: M - Sat: 9am - 6pm
  • Website: aqualivingstores.com
Hines Pool & Spa

Hines Pool & Spa offers weekly, biweekly and custom cleaning schedules. Customers can order cleaning products on the company’s website for DIY cleaning. Hines Pool & Spa also does renovations and repairs. The company performs pool leak detection through dye and pressure testing.

  • Locations: Greater Austin area
  • Address: 900 McPhaul St., Austin, TX 78758
  • Phone: (512) 873-8565
  • Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm
  • Website: hinespool.com
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Kathryn Parkman ConsumerAffairs Research Team

As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, Kathryn Parkman believes everyone deserves easy access to accurate and comprehensive information on products and businesses before they make a purchase, which is why she spends hours researching companies and industries for ConsumerAffairs. She believes conscious consumption is everyone's responsibility and that all content deserves integrity.

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