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by Kate Williams, Ph.D. ConsumerAffairs Research Team

The hot tub industry has several major players and is a competitive market. Our research team vetted 12 hot tub companies that are rated by more than 2,890 customers. Read our guide to choose the best hot tub by comparing prices, spa features, warranties and customer experiences.

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ThermoSpas Hot Tubs
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Design your hot tub or select by model and seating capacity. Customizes colors, jets and accessories. ThermoInsulation system locks in heat. 20-year limited warranty. Offers financing. Prices start around $4,000.

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Master Spas
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Sells spas, portable hot tubs and swim spas. Features biomagnetic therapy, filtration, water management systems and energy-efficient insulation. Includes 10-year warranty on shell. Prices start around $4,000.

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Marquis Spas
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Features high-flow therapy, water management systems, Microsilk and standard full-cabinet foam insulation. Provides customizable lighting, audio and waterfall options. Includes owner’s protection plan. Prices start around $3,895.

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Cal Spas
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Offers hydromassage therapy features, exclusive jet technology and a variety of seating options. Provides shell or full-cabinet foam insulation. Includes lifetime warranty on select components. Prices start around $3,000.

Hot Spring Spas
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Features hot tubs with traditional, hydromassage and directional water jets. Insulated with multidensity closed-cell foam. Offers saltwater systems. Includes seven-year structural warranty. Prices start around $3,000.

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Caldera Spas
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Create a customized ambiance with LED illumination, waterfalls and entertainment systems. Insulated with full-cabinet foam. Offers FreshWater Salt Systems. Includes a 10-year structural warranty. Prices start around $3,000.

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Jacuzzi Hot Tubs
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Sells a variety of hot tubs and hot tub accessories. Jets provide full neck and back coverage. Maximizes the benefit of hydromassage with ergonomic seats and headrest. Tub warranties vary by model. Prices start around $4,000.

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How to buy a hot tub

Consumers must make many decisions when buying a hot tub. There are advantages and disadvantages to the different kinds of tubs, features, components and accessories. Whether you intend to use the hot tub for recreation, entertainment, relaxation, fitness or medical treatment, follow these steps as part of your purchasing process:

1. Decide the right type of hot tub for you

Companies sell portable and in-ground hot tubs. In-ground hot tubs are generally referred to as spas, though many in the hot tub industry use the terms interchangeably. Different types of hot tubs include:

  • Inflatable hot tubs: Inflatable hot tubs are compact and affordable but come with fewer features than sturdier portable spas made of acrylic or unicast tubs. Inflatable hot tubs are usually made out of latex or vinyl.
  • Portable hot tubs: Unlike inflatable hot tubs, portable hot tubs are usually made out of durable acrylic and have a more extensive selection of available features. Though portable hot tubs are movable, they can be difficult to relocate without the help of a professional hot tub service technician.
  • Rotomolded hot tubs: A rotomolded tub and its surrounding cabinet are manufactured as a single functional unit. Also known as unicast hot tubs, rotomolded hot tubs are durable and can have features like molded seating and decorative lighting. However, they usually don’t have as many jets as higher-end hot tubs.
  • Plug-and-play hot tubs: Plug-and-play hot tubs are portable hot tubs that operate at 110 volts. They draw between 500 and 1,500 watts and can be plugged into a standard outlet. Plug-and-play hot tubs are popular because they are easy to install and great for relaxing or entertaining.
  • Swim spas: Swim spas have compact areas that let you swim in place against a resisting current. They sometimes include hot tub features, such as heated jets and therapy seats. For more information, read our guide on the best swim spa brands.
2. Compare hot tub sizes, shapes and styles

Choose the size of your hot tub based on the number of people who will use it, the seating style you want and the space where it will be installed. Large hot tubs are better for entertaining, but smaller tubs are better for relaxing or intimate experiences.

You can buy a small hot tub for two or three people. Small hot tub dimensions are approximately 3.5 feet high and 5 feet across, and they hold around 500 gallons of water. Large hot tubs can accommodate up to eight people. They are usually about 4.5 feet high with a diameter of 6 feet or more and hold up to 850 gallons of water.

Manufacturers build hot tubs in multiple shapes, so consider where you want the hot tub in your yard or on your patio. Most hot tub shapes are round, square, rectangular or triangular, but companies create customized or unusual shapes for customers with larger budgets.

Remember, a hot tub is meant to be a seamless addition to your home decor, and the style and design of the shell and cabinet should reflect your personality and aesthetic. Different hot tub styles can complement the environment and set the tone for bathers. Exterior cabinets (the part that everybody sees) are available in a variety of materials, colors, patterns and textures.

3. Select what hot tub features you want
Consider which hot tub benefits are most important to you when choosing features. For example, hydrotherapy massage jets are best for reducing pain and inflammation. If you’re more interested in entertainment, look into LED lighting packages, stereo setups and lounge seating.

Many of the best new hot tubs let you control the heater components, pumps, lights and other features through a built-in control panel. Lighting features on your hot tub add to the ambiance and increase safety. Other popular hot tub features include sound systems, cooling systems, sanitation systems and remote monitoring.

  • Sound system: Hot tubs can be equipped with a sound system. Generally, the speakers are built into the top lip near headrests and can often be controlled wirelessly with Bluetooth.
  • Cooling systems: Cooling systems let you adjust the water temperature. Hot tubs with cooling systems are popular in areas where it gets too hot in the summer to enjoy a 104-degree soak. A chilled hot tub can also be a fun place for kids to swim.
  • Sanitation system: Hot tub sanitation systems purify water and kill bacteria. Conventional purification systems use ozone, saltwater and UV light to disinfect the water. Some hot tub purification systems require specific chemicals (chlorine or bromine, for example) to run correctly. Saltwater hot tub systems are great for those who want to avoid harsh chemicals.
  • Remote monitoring: Many home systems, such as security and heater systems, can be controlled through remote access. Hot tubs are no exception, and owners can now turn the hot tub up to the desired temperature so it’s ready when they get home.
4. Factor in the environmental impact of your hot tub

Both the manufacturing and operation of hot tubs affect the environment. Modern hot tubs are more environmentally friendly than those made as recently as 10 years ago. Still, all hot tubs require water and energy to work.

It’s always smart to get the most eco-friendly hot tub in your budget. You save on energy costs over time and minimize adverse effects on the environment. A secure cover also helps reduce heat loss. The best energy-efficient hot tubs utilize full foam insulation to increase energy efficiency.

5. Think about hot tub maintenance requirements

Before buying a hot tub, consider the long-term maintenance it requires. Water filtration systems help keep your hot tub water clean, healthy and safe. All hot tubs require water care, filter replacements and regular cleaning.

Traditional hot tub water care requires you to manually add sanitizers to the tub about once a week. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that owners use chlorine and bromine as primary sanitizers. Some mineral sanitizers can be combined with an oxidizer (ozone with silver ions and MPS, a nonchlorine compound) to help reduce microorganisms.

  • Ozone system: Ozone works in combination with chlorine and bromine to kill germs and bacteria. Ozone systems also break down residue from soap, shampoo and makeup that finds its way into the water. Ozone systems are generally best for small hot tubs. They are easy to install and reduce the risk of common skin conditions, but they can also make your hot tub water more corrosive.
  • UV-C system: A relatively new addition to the hot tub filtration market, this method uses a high-intensity UV light ray to kill germs. Hot tubs with UV-C systems oxidize water to reduce the amount of bromine and chlorine in your tub. UV-C systems work best when used in combination with an ozonator.
  • Salt system: Salt systems kill germs with naturally produced chlorine. Many people prefer this method over adding chlorine or bromine tablets to the water and say that the water feels softer and silkier with a salt system. Saltwater hot tub systems are often a good alternative for those who prefer natural cleaners over chemical solutions. Hot tub saltwater systems require less maintenance because they automatically generate sanitizers as needed.

No matter which approach to hot tub water care you choose, it’s essential to always keep your spa covered when not in use. Following a maintenance schedule ensures your hot tub lasts as long as possible.

  • Each week, test the spa water.
  • Deep clean the spa’s filter monthly.
  • Every two to four months — depending on use and water quality — drain the spa, deep clean the filter and refill the hot tub with fresh water.
  • Replace the hot tub filter annually.
6. Determine your hot tub budget

The cost of your hot tub is determined by the size, style and features you choose. Upfront costs range from $2,000 to $18,000 or more. Many hot tub companies provide financing options to make it easier to pay for your dream luxury spa. Consumers also sometimes use personal or home equity loans to cover upfront costs. Professional installation costs up to $500, so factor that into the cost of your tub when determining your budget.

Dealers sometimes offer financing specials and promotions, such as 0% financing or low interest rates. Additional low-cost options include purchasing a used or refurbished hot tub, though doing this requires a bit more research and caution to ensure you’re getting a legit product.

When researching hot tub prices, also consider the cost of additional or optional accessories, such as wireless entertainment systems or handrails. Check out our guide to hot tub costs for more information.

7. Consider hot tub accessories and optional upgrades

Picking the right hot tub is only half the game — the other half includes outfitting the tub with the right accessories and safety measures for guests. Accessories like covers, spa pillows and steps improve the functionality and appearance of your hot tub.

Hot tubs usually come with a standard cover, but for tubs that are left unattended for long periods, such as those in a second home, a coverall can significantly increase the life of the hot tub and the tub surround. Spa covers help lock in the hot tub’s heat to reduce water evaporation, which lowers owners’ energy costs.

Being submerged in a bubbling hot tub is a relaxing way to end the day, but getting into the hot tub can be a challenge. Hot tub steps with anti-slip material reduce the danger of accidental falls.

8. Decide the hot tub placement and location

The best place to put an above-ground hot tub is usually on a concrete slab or reinforced deck. You can also set a hot tub under a gazebo or pergola, on a patio or even on a rooftop entertainment area. Gravel, stones, bricks and railroad ties are popular hot tub base options.

Choose an area in your yard or home that has adequate room for drainage, ventilation and access for doing maintenance on the hot tub when needed. Placing your new hot tub close to your house makes it more convenient to go for a quick soak.

Many consumers are surprised to learn that filling a hot tub doesn’t require any plumbing — all hot tubs can simply be filled with an outdoor water hose. You might also need electrical access, depending on how much voltage the tub requires. Check your local building codes and zoning laws to be sure they allow for the installation of hot tubs without a permit.

Whether you choose an above-ground or in-ground option, it’s crucial to consider where the electric hookups are located. Before delivery, remember to do the following:

  • Check the width of any sidewalks, doors or gates that could cause obstruction.
  • Check for overhead issues, including rain gutters or overhanging branches.
  • Ensure the spa can fit any 90-degree turn.
  • Remove obstacles like plants, outdoor furniture or outdoor grills.

Overall, keep in mind the location you select needs delivery access and enough structural strength to support the tub when full of water and people safely.

9. Find the right hot tub brand

You want to buy your hot tub from a proven manufacturer that sells high-quality hot tubs and offers lifetime warranties on its products. Talk to several dealers that sell hot tubs and customers who have bought these companies’ products.

As you compare hot tub brands, look for one with knowledgeable customer service representatives. Reading hot tub reviews helps you narrow down your options. Then, visit a hot tub showroom to schedule a test soak so you can try before you buy. To make sure you get the best deal, compare prices at local dealers, specialty shops, online retailers and at big-box stores.

What to look for in a hot tub

Choosing the right hot tub ensures you have the best spa experience possible. Knowing what to look for in a hot tub helps you select the jets, seats, water pump, filtration system, insulation, accessories and ambiance options. The best hot tubs include an app that lets you monitor and control the hot tub features remotely.

Hot tub jet types

Water-based spa treatments use high-pressure jets to massage muscles and stimulate circulation. Your ideal hot tub should feature a combination of strategically positioned jet types in various massage styles that provide the hot tub therapy you want. The number of jets and their placement in a hot tub plays a significant part in your overall hot tub experience. Some of the most common types of hot tub jets include:

  • Rotary jets: Rotary jets move water in a circular pattern.
  • Pressure point jets: Pressure point jets provide acupressure-like massage to relieve discomfort and strain.
  • Target therapy jets: Target therapy jets can be adjusted to relax key tension points, such as the calves or lower back.
  • Kneading oscillator jets: Kneading oscillator jets provide kneading action that is therapeutic and relaxing.
  • Directional jets: Directional jets can be adjusted to point in any direction.
  • Pulsator jets: Pulsator jets have two or more holes that alternate water pressure.
  • Multimassage jets: Multimassage jets have multiple small holes that divide water pressure from individual jet streams.
  • Foot jets: Foot massage therapy jets provide a pulsing hydrotherapy massage to the soles of your feet.
  • Shower jets: Shower jets provide a gentle stream of relaxing pressure.
  • Cluster jets: Cluster jets, also called ozone jets, send water flow through an open center section.

Hot tub materials

The exterior cabinet of your hot tub is the part that everyone sees. Exterior cabinets are available in a variety of materials, colors, patterns and textures.

As you compare your hot tub options, look for an exterior cabinet constructed from weatherproof or UV-resistant materials. Investing in sturdier materials now saves you time and money on maintenance in the future. Acrylic and rotomolded hot tubs are popular because of their durability. Vinyl hot tubs are less expensive but usually of lesser quality.

Hot tub seats

Whether you plan to use your hot tub for therapy or relaxation, you need a seating style that meets your needs.

  • Barrier-free seats: Barrier-free seating provides seating without obstacles. You can easily move from one part of the spa to the other.
  • Contour seats: Contoured seats include armrests, neck rests and massage support.
  • Bench seats: With bench seating, the hot tub usually has one contoured seat with bench seating around it.
  • Lounge seats: Lounge seats are perfect for those seeking a relaxing experience. Ergonomically designed seats fit every contour of your body to provide therapeutic comfort. This type of seating allows you to lie nearly horizontal in the water, which creates an almost weightless feeling.
  • Pivot seats: Pivot seats allow you to change position and adjust the type of hydrotherapy massage you receive.
  • Therapeutic comfort seats: These seats provide extra massage points, usually at the neck, back and shoulders. Some companies offer deep soak seats that put you as low as you can go to provide relief to your neck and spine.
  • Cool-down seats: Cool-down seats let your body remain partly out of the water. Besides being the coolest part of the hot tub, these are good for transitions in and out of the tub and usually provide leg, ankle and foot massage jets.

Hot tub filter systems

Hot tub filters are crucial to the efficiency of your hot tub and work to keep all of your hot tub’s systems running smoothly. Avoid filters that are made of cotton or paper blends because they must be replaced frequently.

Suction type filter systems are most common because they are easy to access. A suction filter is mounted on the tub’s side and sucks water through the pump, jets and heater. Filtration captures the visible debris floating on the water surface, and water purification gets rid of microorganisms not seen with the naked eye.

Most premium hot tubs utilize pressure-type filter systems since they are most effective. Pressure filtration systems fit inside the tub or pump. Cartridge filters, usually made from polyester, are a popular choice for pressure filtration systems because they are so easy to maintain.

Hot tub insulation

Hot tub insulation is crucial because it keeps your tub running efficiently and protects some of the major components. Quality insulation is usually an indicator of a quality hot tub. The most common types of hot tub insulation are barrier, partial and full foam insulation. Most experts suggest you avoid spray foam insulation because it can quickly become waterlogged.

Hot tub accessories and spa furniture

You can easily customize your tub with accessories like covers and steps. Hot tub accessories can be purchased at any time, so you don’t have to get everything all at once.

  • Hot tub cover: Most hot tubs come with covers. If you’re looking for a replacement, understand what factors are important to look for when comparing the best hot tub covers.
  • Cover lifter: Hot tub covers can be heavy and difficult to put on and take off a hot tub. A cover lifter makes it easy to lift heavy hot tub covers.
  • Spa pillows: Spa pillows, headrests and cushions are an inexpensive way to make your hot tub even more comfortable. Hot tub pillows are usually made out of rubberized plastic with suction cups to hold them in place.
  • Spa steps: Spa steps are portable stairs that make getting in and out of your hot tub easier. Most of the best hot tub brands also sell spa steps that seamlessly blend into the exterior.
  • Hot tub surrounds: Many companies sell modular components so you can add benches, seating, tables and storage around your hot tub. Surrounds are a smart alternative if you don’t already have a deck on which to place your hot tub.
  • Gazebo or pergola: A gazebo or pergola increases your hot tub’s privacy. A gazebo is a free-standing structure with a roof. Pergolas are open structures with vertical posts and open-lattice roofing.

Hot tub ambiance options

Hot tubs come in a variety of colors and patterns. A hot tub’s color can complement the environment and set the tone for bathers. Some of today's best hot tubs come with options that create the perfect ambiance for an immersive spa experience. Popular aftermarket hot tub ambiance options include LED light strips, waterfalls, fountains, speakers, cup holders and floating games.

  • Decorative lighting: Lighting can change the mood from soft and relaxing to exciting and energetic. You can place lights above or below the water or around the rim of the tub. Even if you opt out of built-in lighting features, you can add aftermarket light strips that create a colorful environment. Many lighting accessories for hot tubs are solar-powered and float.
  • Hot tub speakers: Speakers designed for hot tubs are waterproof and float or fit in a cup holder. Hot tub speakers easily connect to your devices through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth so you can listen to music, podcasts and more.
  • Cup holders: Hot tub cup holders are waterproof and inflatable. If your hot tub doesn’t come with standard cup holders, aftermarket cup holders are a smart way to prevent spills.
  • Floating games: Waterproof versions of checkers, chess, backgammon and playing cards are great for entertaining small groups. Floating games to play in your hot tub are relatively inexpensive.

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Hot tub questions

What’s the best time of year to buy a hot tub?
You can buy a hot tub at any time of year, but you’ll usually have better luck finding the best deals during the winter months. Colder seasons are also when most people get the most enjoyment out of their hot tubs or spas. Hot tub retailers typically have sales every season, so you can look for the style of tub you want and then wait for the retailer to run a promotion. Don’t forget to discuss the installation costs and any delivery fees.
How long do hot tubs last?
A quality hot tub lasts anywhere from 10 to 20 years if properly maintained. Bargain and inflatable hot tubs have a shorter life span of five to 15 years. Overall, how long your hot tub lasts depends on the quality of its materials, the construction and how well it is maintained.
Are hot tubs a good investment?
The return you get on investing in a quality hot tub is worth it if you enjoy it and use it enough. However, hot tubs aren’t a good investment in the traditional sense — a hot tub’s value doesn’t increase over time and it’s unlikely you’ll earn income with a residential hot tub.

It’s better to invest in an energy-efficient hot tub that requires less ongoing maintenance than a middle-of-the-road or bargain model. Bargain hot tubs have a cheaper price tag, but energy-efficient models are a better investment because they are less expensive to run and require less ongoing maintenance.

What is the difference between a hot tub and a Jacuzzi?
A hot tub is any tub with massaging jets. Jacuzzi is a brand of hot tub. Jacuzzi manufactures hot tubs and other spa products, including bathtubs and showers.
How much is a 2-person hot tub?
Two-person hot tubs start between $2,000 and $5,000. Many people consider two-person hot tubs the perfect entry point because they are small, cheap and easily maintained. For more information, read about the best hot tubs for two.
Can you negotiate hot tub prices?
Yes, you can negotiate hot tub prices. The first price you see online or in a showroom usually isn’t the best price you can get. For more information, read about hot tub costs.
What is hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is the use of water for health benefits. Hydrotherapy technology combines heat, buoyancy and jet massage to relieve back, neck and joint pain as well as sore muscles, arthritis and other health conditions. Many people feel relief from anxiety, stress and insomnia after soaking in warm water. A hydrotherapy hot tub in your home is more convenient than visiting a spa.

Hydrotherapy is sometimes referred to as hydropathy or water therapy. Other than hot tubs, hydrotherapy methods include sitz baths, steam baths, Watsu, saunas and contrast therapy. According to the principles of hydrotherapy, hot water helps remove waste from the body by activating sweat glands, while cold water helps blood flow.

Will health insurance pay for a hot tub?
Depending on your insurance provider and policy, health insurance might cover the purchase of a new hot tub if your doctor has prescribed hydrotherapy to treat a medical condition like arthritis, joint injuries or poor circulation.
How much does a hot tub cost to run?
Typically, it costs around $1 a day to operate a hot tub. However, some of the new energy-efficient hot tubs only cost about $20 per month to run. In addition to energy consumption, ongoing costs to run a hot tub include chemicals and maintenance.
What is a hot tub?
A hot tub is a portable container of water used for relaxation or hydrotherapy. Unlike a bathtub, hot tubs are usually placed outdoors and can accommodate up to eight people at a time. The first hot tubs were cauldron-like chambers heated with hot stones. These days, hot tubs are warmed with electrical resistance heaters and have built-in jets that create a massage-like effect. The basic components of a modern hot tub are the body, pump and filter.
How does a hot tub work?
Once a hot tub is filled with water, electrical resistance heaters warm the water to between 100 and 104 degrees. A pump forces water through an intake hose to circulate. A valve diverter then directs the heated water through the jets.

Water pumps power the hot tub jets. Hot tub spa pump motors range from 110 to 240 volts. Like car motors, spa pump motors have horsepower, which describes how much power a hot tub motor can provide. The type and number of pumps you need depends on the jet power, the speed you want and the energy you expect to consume.

Some hot tubs have more than one pump to deliver various functions, such as controlling jet power to particular seats. Circulation pumps continuously circulate water to clean and heat the hot tub. No-bypass filtration with circulation pumps sucks unfiltered water back through the pump and then redistributes it through the jets.

What are hot tubs made of?
Most hot tubs are made of acrylic, polyethylene, vinyl or another type of plastic. Older and vintage-inspired hot tubs are sometimes made from wood like cedar, redwood or teak or recycled metal. Less commonly, hot tubs are made of fiberglass or stainless steel.

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    Cal Spas

    Hot tub prices start around $3,000. Shell materials are made from acrylic. Exterior skirting is available in redwood with Ultrawood cabinets or plastic cabinet mold.

    • Hot tub insulation: Cal Spas customers have the option to choose between shell or full-cabinet foam insulation.
    • Hot tub warranty: Customers get a lifetime warranty on selected exclusive features. All hot tubs come with a 10-year warranty on the shell and a five-year warranty on plumbing and equipment.
    • Additional inventory: Cal Spas offers a wide variety of patio hot tubs, in-ground hot tubs and Swim Pro swim spas.
    • Customer support: This hot tub company offers customer support via phone or email or by way of a contact form online.
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    ThermoSpas Hot Tubs

    Hot tub prices start around $4,000. Shells are built from Continuous Cast Acrylic (CCA). Exterior skirting is made from synthetic wood cabinetry and available in a variety of colors.

    • Hot tub insulation: ThermoPanels insulation is form-fitted before an insulating thermal blanket is wrapped around the hot tub perimeter.
    • Hot tub warranty: ThermoSpas includes a 20-year limited warranty on hot tub shells. Hot tubs also come with a 10-year warranty on structure and equipment and a three-year warranty on the cabinet.
    • Interactive design: Customers can design their own hot tub, including model, color and jets. They can even place the tub in a photo of their yard.
    • Free on-site inspection: ThermoSpas offers a free location review to answer questions and provide personalized professional advice.
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    Master Spas

    Hot tub prices start around $4,000. Shell materials are made from acrylic. Exterior skirting is available in cedar and simulated wood.    

    • Hot tub insulation: All Master Spas hot tubs include full-cabinet foam insulation. Master Spas uses Icynene foam insulation on its spas to increase their energy efficiency.
    • Hot tub warranty: The Master Spa hot tub warranty covers equipment and labor for five years and the shell for 10 years.
    • Additional inventory: For those who want the option to use their hot tub for swimming, this hot tub company offers two lines of swim spas: the Michael Phelps Swim Spas and H2X Fitness Swim Spas. These offer a hot tub at one end and a current of water at the other so they can be used for both purposes simultaneously.
    • Water sanitizing system: Master Spas uses a unique system called Mast3rPur that uses three natural water sanitizers. These ingredients improve water clarity, softness and scent.
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    Marquis Spas

    Prices start around $3,895. Shell materials are made from acrylic. Exterior skirting is available in cedar and Durawood. All its hot tubs are manufactured in the U.S. and sold at dealerships throughout the country.

    • Hot tub insulation: Marquis Spas hot tubs come with full-cabinet foam insulation.
    • Hot tub warranty: Hot tubs come with a standard limited warranty that covers the plumbing and equipment for two years and the shell structure for five years. Total protection owners’ warranties are also available for Celebrity hot tub models.
    • Large inventory: Marquis has dozens of hot tub models, ranging from small two-person hot tubs to large hot tubs for up to eight people. Models come in square, rectangle, triangle and round shapes. This hot tub company also makes swim spas through its subsidiary Aquatic Training Vessels.
    • Filtration system: Marquis has two proprietary systems to keep the water in your spa clean: the ConstantClean water management system and SmartClean filtration system. These systems use ozone, natural minerals and bromine cartridges to sanitize water and eliminate odors.
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    Jacuzzi Hot Tubs

    Hot tub prices range from around $3,000 to $17,000. Shells are constructed with acrylic. Includes standard full foam insulation.

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    Sundance Spas

    Hot tub prices start around $5,000. Shells are vacuum-molded from acrylic. Cabinetry is made of UV-resistant materials. Optional TerraStone is available on select models.

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    Hot Spring Spas

    Hot tub prices start around $3,000. Shell materials are made from acrylic and thermoplastic. Exterior skirting is made from maintenance-free simulated wood, available in redwood, espresso or coastal gray.

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     Hot tub prices range from $3,000 to $10,000. Shells are made out of acrylic. Exterior skirting options include simulated wood and premium wood.

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    Hot tub prices start around $4,000. Shells are constructed from acrylic and impact-resistant thermoplastics. Choose from EnviroTect synthetic cabinet or three different colors of exterior wood.

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    Life Spas

    Hot tubs are priced as low as $25 a month. Choose from 28 models that seat two to nine people. The tubs are ergonomically designed with wide bucket seats and deep footwells. Some models offer cool-down seats. Life Spas warranties vary by model.

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    Bullfrog Spas

    Hot tub prices range from around $5,000 to $15,000. Shells are acrylic-backed with ABS plastic and Isotec rigidizer. Select from five Eterna-Wood color options.

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    Customizable hot tubs and spas. Energy-efficient systems and JetPak therapy. Discount programs and financing options available. Warranties included. Showrooms across the United States.

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    As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, Kate Williams, Ph.D. believes everyone deserves easy access to accurate and comprehensive information on products and businesses before they make a purchase. She spends countless hours researching companies and industries before writing buyers guides to make sure consumers have all the information they need to make smart, informed buying decisions.