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Best Hot Tubs in Cincinnati, OH

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by Kathryn Parkman ConsumerAffairs Research Team

For anyone in Cincinnatti, a hot tub is a great way to unwind — but there are a few things to consider before taking the plunge.‌ Evaluate your space, budget and desired special features for your perfect model. In Cincy, you can use a hot tub all year round as long as you monitor the water level and keep the tub clean.

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  • 14-22 jets
  • Deep therapy seats
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Best 4-person tubs(800) 225-7727Read Reviews
  • 24-34 jets
  • Bench and lounge seats
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  • 56-172 jets
  • Built-in therapy seats

Top 10 Hot Tub Stores in Cincinnati

Agean Bath & Spas Read Expert Review

Sells new and used hot tubs from American Whirlpool, Vita Spa and Tuff Spas. Saunas, firepits, pergolas and patio furniture are also available. Free shipping on orders over $99 for spa accessories and chemicals.

Aquarian Pools & Spas Read Expert Review

Specializes in installation, maintenance and repairs of hot tubs, above ground pools, vinyl-lined pools and fiberglass pools. Grills, fireplaces and patio furniture are also available.

ASAP Advanced Spas and Pools Read Expert Review

Offers used hot tubs starting at $2,495, and new hot tubs start around $4,000. Services like spa winterizing, pool filter and pump repair and pool liner replacement are also available.

Cincinnati Pool & Patio: Read Expert Review

Retails inground and above ground pools and hot tubs, plus accessories and parts for pools and spas. Hot tubs start around $4,000 and include hot tub brands like Bahama Spas, Sundance Spas and Dreammaker Spas.

Cincinnati Pool Professionals Read Expert Review

Offers over 60 models of hot tubs and fiberglass pools from popular brand Blue Hawaiian. More than one dozen hot tub sizes are available, plus swim spas and hot tubs with built-in tanning ledges.

Eastgate Pools & Spas Read Expert Review

Retails Mira hot tubs, patio furniture, grills and firepits. Special features like waterfalls, fountain jets, iPod dock stations and Bluetooth sound systems available on some hot tub models.

Riley’s Pools & Spas Read Expert Review

Offers vinyl-lined inground pools and spas from popular brands like Saratoga and South Pacific. Hot tubs start around $4,200.

Tim’s Pools & Spas Read Expert Review

Sells pools, spas, grills, outdoor games and custom-made billiard tables, plus accessories and parts for pools and spas. Services include spa openings and closings, installation and repair.

Watson’s Read Expert Review

Provides hot tubs, inground and above ground pools, saunas and steam rooms. Spa options include bench-style, lounge-style, plug-and-play and swim spas. Hot tubs start around $3,200.

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What to consider before you buy a hot tub in Cincinnati

Much more goes into choosing the right hot tub than merely picking the color and the number of seats. Varying from manufacturer to manufacturer, the features available with modern hot tubs are reasonably extensive. Popular hot tub features in Cincinnati include:

  • LED lighting
  • Bluetooth audio speakers
  • Salt sanitizing systems
  • Digital control panels
  • Multi-level seating
  • Built-in cabinets
  • Massage jets
  • Spa shells for insulation
  • Waterfalls
  • Covers and lifters

Once you figure out which features are most important to you, make sure you have a plan for installation. Your new hot tub must be situated on level ground, whether that's a concrete pad, pavers or a wood and gravel slab. Find a location that leaves about a foot of space on each side of the tub and has easy access to water and electricity.

The next thing you should check is the voltage of your chosen hot tub. Depending on which tub you choose, you may need to convert your existing electrical outlet. 110V spas — also known as plug-n-play models — can be plugged directly into a household outlet. On the other hand, 220V tubs require a professionally upgraded outlet. If you are eyeing these tubs, it is strongly recommended you contact a specialty contractor to rewire your electrical per city and state guidelines.

You should also investigate the cost and time commitment involved in maintaining your new hot tub, including any warranties or service plans that might come with the purchase. Cincinnati's mild weather allows you to enjoy your hot tub year-round. However, be sure to invest in a durable hot tub cover to protect it from weather and debris. If you feel this may be too much work, most hot tub sales companies have maintenance programs that can take care of all the hard work.

Hot tub regulations in Cincinnati, OH

In Cincinnati, you only need a permit for a hot tub or spa unless if it’s more than 24 inches in depth. Hot tubs and spas with more than 24 inches of water also need to have an enclosure at least 4 feet above the ground that surrounds the pool area. You can fill out the permit application online for the city to review. If you have an HOA, confirm that there are no specific guidelines for hot tub installations.

Cincinnati hot tub FAQ

Can you use hot tubs all year in Cincinnati?
Yes. Hot tubs are designed to be used year-round, and Cincinnati’s comfortable climate offers no exception. If your tub is in an exposed area, purchase a high-quality spa cover to protect your hot tub from the elements.
What is the cost of an inground spa in Cincinnati?
Inground spas in Cincinnati cost around $10,000 with the installation. For comparison, the above ground models generally range from $3,000 to $8,000.
How deep are swim spas?
Most standard swim spas are about 40 inches deep, but some can be up to 6 feet deep.
How much does it cost for a custom hot tub?
A custom-built hot tub can cost up to $15,000.
What is an exercise hot tub?
Exercise hot tubs, also known as swim spas, generate a resistance current so you can swim in place. You can also walk on a treadmill, use a row machine or perform other exercises, depending on the model.
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Cincinnati hot tub store information

Riley’s Pools & Spas

Riley’s Pools & Spas provide pools and hot tubs, plus supplies, pool liners and pool covers, heating equipment and cleaning chemicals. Customers can select from a variety of sizes, styles, functions and price points. Riley’s sales staff guides customers through selecting layout, insulation and hydrotherapy options, and their service technicians perform repairs and maintenance and install replacement parts.

  • Address: 6470 Glenway Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45211
  • Phone: (513) 481-3000
  • Hours: M - F: 10am - 7pm; Sat: 10am - 4pm
  • Website: rileyspoolsandspas.com
Cincinnati Pool & Patio:

Cincinnati Pool & Patio customers choose from a variety of hot tub models with varying sizes, colors and features. Patio furniture, grills and outdoor living amenities are also available. Energy-efficient options are available. The staff can perform pool opening and closing services, pool liner and pump replacement. The company also carries spa chemicals, solar covers, liners, filters and ladders in its on-site retail store.

  • Address: 2969 Glendale Milford Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241
  • Phone: (513) 563-2930
  • Hours: M - F: 10am - 7pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 12pm - 5pm
  • Website: thepoolandspawarehouse.com
Watson’s

Watson's carries a variety of hot tub brands like Bullfrog, Innova, Viking and Catalina with multiple sizes, layouts and seating options. Additionally, customers can shop parts and accessories, outdoor furniture, recreational games, and electric and gas fireplaces. Services include delivery, installation, design consultation and repairs. Repairs are warrantied for 60 days, and parts for 90 days. Financing is available.

  • Address: 2721 E. Sharon Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241
  • Phone: (513) 326-1100
  • Hours: M - F: 10am - 8pm; Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 12pm - 6pm
  • Website: watsons.com
ASAP Advanced Spas and Pools

ASAP Advanced Spas and Pools is an authorized dealer for Jacuzzi and Nordic spas. ASAP also accepts trade-ins and sells refurbished hot tubs, which are given a 100-point quality inspection and include a limited warranty. Service technicians can assist with repairs and maintenance, and customers can find a variety of accessories and parts online and in-store.

  • Address: 2828 E. Kemper Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241
  • Phone: (513) 489-7727
  • Hours: M - Th: 10am - 6pm; F - Sat: 10am - 5pm
  • Website: asappros.com
Tim’s Pools & Spas

Tim’s Pools & Spas is a dealer for Marquis Spas and Artesian Spas with dozens of models at varying price points. Tim’s inventory includes hot tubs with a variety of seating and shape options. Some models can fit up to nine people, and shape options include rectangular, triangular, round and square.

  • Address: 1065 Reading Rd., Mason, OH 45040
  • Phone: (513) 777-3833
  • Hours: M - F: 10am - 8pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 1pm - 5pm
  • Website: timshottubstoremasonoh.com
Agean Bath & Spas

Agean Bath & Spas accepts trade-ins and employs a full-time service technician to restore old hot tubs. Refurbished hot tubs sold to the public go through a 30-point inspection, which includes observing for leaks, inspecting and repairing hot panels, installing new filters and cleaning out plumbing lines.

  • Address: 9756 Princeton Glendale Rd. #1017, West Chester Township, OH 45246
  • Phone: (513) 874-3331
  • Hours: M: 8am - 6pm; T: 8am - 4pm; W: 8am - 6pm; Th - F: 8am - 4pm; Sat: 9am - 4pm; Sun: 12pm - 4pm
  • Website: agean.com
Eastgate Pools & Spas

Eastgate Pools & Spas employs a team of technicians with multiple industry-related certifications to service hot tubs and pools across Cincinnati. Services include repairs, maintenance and opening and closing hot tubs and pools each season.

  • Address: 685 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245
  • Phone: (513) 528-4141
  • Hours: M - Fri: 10am - 8pm; Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm
  • Website: eastgatepools.com/spashotubs/
Cincinnati Pool Professionals

Cincinnati Pool Professionals performs installations and maintenance and offers a lifetime structural warranty on most of its pools and spas. Customers can choose from several customization options for their hot tubs and pools, including aromatherapy, cascades, streams and lighting. Free quotes are available on the company website, and financing is available to qualified buyers.

  • Address: 1127 Belvedere St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Phone: (513) 227-5760
  • Hours: M - F: 10am - 4pm
  • Website: cincipools.com
Aquarian Pools & Spas

Aquarian Pools & Spas service staff assists customers with installation, renovation, winterizing, weekly chemical maintenance and repairs and replacements of filters, pumps and lights. In-store offerings include free water testing, pool and spa chemicals, a parts department and toys and games for outdoor play — all in the company’s 9,500 square foot retail facility. Pricing varies depending on the size, layout, materials and styles.

  • Address: 631 Loveland-Miamiville Rd., Loveland, OH 45140
  • Phone: (513) 576-9771
  • Hours: M - Fi: 10am - 6pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm
  • Website: aquarianpoolinc.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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