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Best Hot Tubs in Pittsburgh

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by Kathryn Parkman ConsumerAffairs Research Team

Hot tubs are a popular way to relax throughout The ’Burgh and can be used year-round in the city's climate. Pittsburgh’s cold winters make the tub work harder, so finding an energy-efficient tub is essential. Full-foam insulation, a cover and sturdy exterior materials also enable hot tubs to handle Pittsburgh’s cold and snow.

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Best 2-person tubsRead Reviews
  • Compact lounge seats
  • Up to 22 jets
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Best for 4-person tubs Visit website
  • Built-in therapy seats
  • Up to 99 jets
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Best swim spas(800) 225-7727Read Reviews
  • Dual-Zone options
  • Up to 81 jets

Top 10 Hot Tub Stores in Pittsburgh

Alpine Pools Read Expert Review

Offers new and used hot tubs and spas. Allows customers to upgrade hot tubs with a trade-in program. Hot tub prices start at around $3,000. Sells pools, swim spas and grills.

Iovino Spa Read Expert Review

Specializes in hot tubs, spas and swim spas. Prices start at around $5,000.

Paradise Pools & Spas Read Expert Review

Exclusive carrier of Strong Spas. Prices for energy-efficient spas start at around $8,000. Offers free estimates over the phone.

Pool & Spa Outlet Read Expert Review

Specializes in Marquis and Tuff Spas hot tubs. Prices start at around $4,000. Request a quote on their website.

Pool City Read Expert Review

Offers new hot tubs and spas from brands like Jacuzzi, Sundance, Bullfrog, Viking and Urbania starting at $2,000. Sells swim spas, spa gazebos, hot tub covers, chemicals and accessories.

Pool Mart Pittsburgh Read Expert Review

Offers new hot tubs from popular brands like Shoreline and Nordic. Seels hot tub covers and accessories. Hot tub prices start at around $3,000.

Seven Seas Pools and Spas Read Expert Review

Sells hot tubs and swim spas from Caldera, Freeflow, Hot Spring and Endless Pool Systems. Hot tubs start at around $2,600. Provides financing to purchase a hot tub for less than $100 per month.

Skyview Pools Read Expert Review

Offers Shoreline brand hot tubs. Prices start at around $3,000. Large selection of pools, accessories and chemicals. Provides free water testing.

Valley Pool & Spa Read Expert Review

Retails Sunrise, Dreammaker and My Life hot tubs with installation services. Hot tub prices start at around $3,000. Offers free online quotes, a seasonal coupon book and financing, including layaway.

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What to consider before you buy a hot tub in Pittsburgh

Hot tub dealers in Pittsburgh offer an extensive variety of spas. To narrow down your options, consider your budget, the size of hot tub you want and what features are essential to you.

On average, it costs
$2,000 - $7,000
to install a hot tub in Pittsburgh

Popular hot tub features in Pittsburgh include stereo speakers, waterfalls, fountains, LED lighting, saltwater systems and wireless control panels. When choosing a size, think about how you plan to use the hot tub and how much room you have in your backyard or patio to accommodate it.

From there, start comparing maintenance and warranty plans. Another thing to take into account when choosing the perfect hot tub size is maintenance and water consumption. Larger, luxury-range hot tubs may be a more significant investment upfront but are usually more eco-friendly and have lower energy costs in the long run.

Hot tub regulations in Pittsburgh, PA

Pennsylvania’s statewide regulations require a building permit for hot tubs and pools deeper than 24 inches. You must include two copies of a property survey marking where the hot tub will be located with your building permit application. An electrical permit is also needed if the hot tub requires new or modified wiring.

Some hot tub regulations vary by township. Most Allegheny County municipalities require a hot tub to be a minimum of 4 feet from any wall, fence or structure. There are also strict laws on how to dispose of pool and hot tub water because of its high chlorine levels.

Pittsburgh hot tub FAQ

Should I leave my hot tub on all the time?
Yes. It’s more economical to keep a hot tub on all the time than to heat cold water before each soak.
What should you wear in a hot tub during the winter?
You can wear a regular bathing suit in a hot tub during the winter. A hat keeps your exposed head warm. Have slippers and a bathrobe nearby for when you exit the water.
Can you use a hot tub in freezing weather?
Yes, which is lucky since Pittsburgh has more than 30 days a year with temperatures that never climb above 32 degrees. When using a hot tub in freezing weather, be careful when removing the cover so that snow or ice doesn’t stick to you or the tub. Don’t turn the water temperature higher than you typically would — the colder weather makes it more difficult for you to realize how hot you are, so exercise caution. Keep your dip to around 15 minutes.
What are the benefits of a swim spa?
Swim spas provide all the benefits of swimming but take up less space than a pool. Exercising in a swim spa is a low-impact workout that’s easy on your joints, and the warm water works like a massage to loosen up tight muscles. They're also portable, so you can take them with if you move.
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Pittsburgh hot tub store information

Pool City

Pool City has a large inventory of hot tubs and swim spas in an array of sizes, styles and energy efficiency levels. The company also has a service and parts department. Pool City also stocks game room, home theater and patio pieces.

  • Service areas: North Hills, Robinson, Washington, Cranberry, West Mifflin and Monroeville and Greensburg
  • Address: 4700 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
  • Phone: (412) 364-2223
  • Hours: M - F: 10am - 8pm; Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 5 pm
  • Website: shoppoolcity.com
Alpine Pools

Alpine Pool's showroom features premium hot tubs from Platinum Elite and Island Spas as well as more classic options from South Seas, Artesian and Mira. Energy-efficient, streamlined Garden Spas are also available. The company has on-site service technicians and is insured to install pools and spas in Western Pennsylvania.

  • Service areas: Allison Park, Bethel Park, Cranberry Township, Jeannette and Kittanning
  • Address: 6070 Library Road, Bethel Park, PA 15102
  • Phone: (412) 854-2202
  • Hours: M - F: 10am - 7pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 11am - 4pm
  • Website: alpinepools.com
Paradise Pools & Spas

Paradise Pools & Spas is a dealer of Strong Spas, which are manufactured right here in Pennsylvania. You’ll find a variety of options and price points along with a staff that’s well-versed in the details of the company’s spas. In addition to standard service, Paradise Pools & Spas offers water testing, line testing and leak detection.

  • Service areas: Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, including Robinson and Cranberry Township
  • Address: 5339 Steubenville Pike, McKees Rocks, PA 15136
  • Phone: (412) 787-7665
  • Hours: M - F: 9:30am - 6pm; Sat: 9:30am - 4pm; Sun: 9:30am - 2pm
  • Website: paradisepoolspittsburgh.com
Valley Pool & Spa

Valley Pool & Spa offers financing options as well as seasonal sales and purchase incentives. The staff is knowledgeable and specializes in winterization. The company’s on-site service and parts department repairs a variety of spa brands.

  • Service areas: North Versailles, Greensburg, Monroeville, Washington, Charleroi and North Hills of Pittsburgh
  • Address: 3747 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, PA 15146
  • Phone: (412) 349-8190
  • Hours: M - F: 10am - 8pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 5pm
  • Website: valleypoolspa.com
Seven Seas Pools and Spas

Seven Seas Pools & Spas offers standard hot tubs as well as top-of-the-line models. The company’s hot tub trade-in program has a minimum return of $500.

  • Service areas: Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, including Clarion, Hermitage, DuBois, Cranberry Township and Robinson
  • Address: 750 Chauvet Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15275
  • Phone: (855) 987-7327
  • Hours: M - F: 10am - 7pm; Sat - Sun: 10am - 4pm
  • Website: sevenseaspools.com
Pool & Spa Outlet

Pool & Spa Outlet carries a large inventory and provides installation services. It stocks Marquis hot tubs, which come in 27 different configurations for two to eight people. The company’s service department is available seven days a week.

  • Service areas: Pittsburgh, Oakdale and Canonsburg
  • Address: 951 Killarney Drive, Ste. 5, Pittsburgh, PA 15234
  • Phone: (412) 882-7665
  • Hours: M - Th: 10am - 6pm; Fri & Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 10am - 4pm
  • Website: pool-spaoutlet.com
Skyview Pools

Skyview Pools has more than 50 years of experience specializing in hot tubs, spas and pools. The staff installs and services Skyview pools and spas. Financing is available.

  • Service areas: Pittsburgh and surrounding areas
  • Address: 403 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122
  • Phone: (412) 462-1150
  • Hours: M - F: 10am - 7:30pm; Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm
  • Website: skyviewpools.com
Pool Mart Pittsburgh

Pool Mart has dozens of spa options, many of which come with a lifetime warranty. Spa accessories include Solar Splash light show, pool vacuums and ColorLogic spa lights. Pool Mart’s staff is knowledgeable and can help you select features like speakers, massage jets and molded seating.

  • Locations: Pittsburgh and surrounding areas
  • Address: 805 Freeport Road, Cheswick, PA 15024
  • Phone: (724) 274-7665
  • Hours: M - Th: 9am - 7pm; F: 9am - 6pm; Sat: 9am - 3pm; Sun: 10am - 2pm
  • Website: shoppoolmart.com
Iovino Spa

Iovino Spas specializes in on hot tubs, swim spas, bathtubs and pool step repair. The company’s inventory includes an extensive collection of dual-zone spas for exercise and leisure. Hot tubs come with a 35-year warranty.

  • Locations: Pittsburgh and surrounding areas
  • Address: 3510 PA-130, Irwin, PA 15642
  • Phone: (724) 744-4285
  • Hours: M - F: 10am - 4pm
  • Website: iovinospas.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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