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Hot Tubs with the Lowest Cost of Ownership

Written By Ashley Field

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If you are shopping for a hot tub, it’s likely that you’ll want to learn everything you can about the costs associated with ownership. This article will help you understand the cost of hot tub ownership as well as inform you about the hot tubs with the lowest cost of ownership.


What are the costs associated with hot tub ownership?

If you are planning on purchasing a hot tub, you are probably working out your budget to figure out which hot tub will be best for your needs while also aligning with your finances. While doing so, it is important to consider all costs associated with hot tub ownership. For example, you have your initial hot tub purchase, which also encompasses delivery, installation, and sometimes electrical hook-up costs.


When you purchase your hot tub, your delivery and installation costs may be rolled into in your cost or monthly payments. You should make sure this is clearly discussed with your spa dealer so you know what to expect. However, depending on the type of hot tub you purchase, you may also have costs associated with the electrical hook-up of your hot tub.


A 110/120 v hot tub, otherwise known as a plug-and-play hot tub or plug-n-play spa, can typically be simply plugged into most household power outlets. While a plug-and-play hot will not need to be hardwired to a permanent GFCI box in your backyard, it is recommended that you have a dedicated circuit for your plug-and-play spa.


On the other hand, a 220v/240v needs to have a dedicated electrical line that runs to your hot tub. This hardwiring will require the work of a professional electrician. You will need to have your electrician prepare your area before having your hot tub delivered and installed. The electrician will then need to come back for a second service visit to hook up your hot tub after it has been installed. This can add to your cost of ownership, but once done, this cost will not be ongoing. Do some research on reputable electricians in your area and call to ask for a consultation and estimate.


Maintenance, supplies, and operating costs will also need to be taken into consideration. These costs will vary based on the hot tub brand and model you choose. Overall, a high-quality hot tub will be designed to ensure your maintenance and operating costs are lower. You can read more on this in just a few paragraphs. 

What are the hot tubs with the lowest cost of ownership?

If you are thinking about purchasing an inexpensive hot tub in the name of saving money over the course of your hot tub ownership, you may want to consider this. Many inexpensive hot tubs from lesser-known and lesser-quality brands may actually end up costing you more on maintenance, supplies, and operating costs over the long run.


Superior hot tubs from luxury brands are extremely well made. From design and engineering to quality of materials as well as excellent insulation and energy-efficient equipment, a top-notch hot tub from a premium brand may actually end up costing you less than a subpar hot tub might.


When you purchase a luxury hot tub from a credible, reputable brand, you can have peace of mind that your hot tub is made to work efficiently for many years. Operating costs will vary based on many factors including the energy efficiency of your hot tub, when and how often you use your hot tub, the climate in which you live, and more. However, in many cases, your operating costs will be less than your average daily cup of coffee purchase.


As you are considering your hot tub purchase, you may also want to take the value of your hot tub versus the cost of your overall investment. A hot tub is truly an investment in your health, happiness, and well-being. The benefits of a high-performing hot tub will certainly match or exceed your costs of ownership over time.


After all, many Jacuzzi® Hot Tub owners say using their hot tub gives them something to look forward to, a sense of peace of mind, and a place to experience comfort, relaxation, and rejuvenation after a hard day of work or play.


Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are designed to help you achieve overall wellness. Users have found their Jacuzzi® Hot Tub has helped them ease stress, reconnect with their bodies, and calm their minds. Many have found that they feel a weight lifted off their shoulders when using their hot tub.


If you’re like most people who work hard and dedicate themselves to many aspects and people in their lives, you deserve a place to come home to where you can unwind, recharge, and reconnect with your own self as well as your loved ones. These factors in themselves can be worth the cost of ownership of a high-quality hot tub from a reputable brand.


As previously mentioned, maintenance, supplies, and operating costs will vary based on the quality of your hot tub. When you are looking for a hot tub with low cost of ownership, look for:

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High-quality craftsmanship and materials — A hot tub that is designed and engineered to last will end up providing you with the lowest cost of ownership over time.


Excellent insulation and energy efficiency — A well-made energy efficient hot tub with great insulation can help keep your operating costs lowered. The insulation of your hot tub can help you maintain your hot tub water’s heat, ensuring that your hot tub is not only ready when you are, but that you can enjoy the perfect temperature of your soak at a moment’s notice.


High-performing water care and filtration systems— The better these systems are in your hot tub, the less work you’ll have to do to ensure your hot tub is operating at peak efficiency. This will result in a lowered cost of ownership because your hot tub will require less maintenance. Unparalleled water care is an extremely important part of hot tub ownership and something that the Jacuzzi® brand is passionate about. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are equipped with high-performing water management systems and filtration systems that take the guesswork out of proper water care.


Advanced technologies — Another element to consider when thinking about hot tubs with the lowest cost of ownership are advanced technologies that can help you maintain your hot tub and manage its use for energy efficiency. For example, the Jacuzzi® SmartTub® System is designed to make hot tub ownership easy and hassle-free while also helping you manage your energy efficiency, which leads to lowered operating costs. Elements of the Jacuzzi® SmartTub® System can also help protect your hot tub from needing costly repairs. For example, it will automatically alert your spa dealer if your hot tub needs attention and can even detect power outages, freezing, and overheating, thus protecting your spa. It can also track energy usage reports, lock down your hot tub, and prevent usage.


Solid warranties — Another key factor when shopping for hot tubs with the lowest cost of ownership is selecting a model with solid warranties for equipment and parts. Your hot tub’s warranties can offer you peace of mind that if something goes wrong with your hot tub, repair, replacement, or service will be covered. It’s important to discuss your hot tub’s warranties with your spa dealer.


Comfortable financing options — Finally, financing options can also help ensure you have the lowest cost of hot tub ownership. This is another important topic to discuss with your local hot tub dealer. The importance of obtaining a comfortable financing plan that can allow you to get the best hot tub for your needs while managing your budget cannot be understated.


Ultimately, when considering hot tubs with the lowest cost of ownership, you cannot go wrong with a high-quality, high-performing hot tub from a luxury brand. You will enjoy the best hydrotherapy experience, ease of use, peace of mind, and so much more for many years to come. Your hot tub should be a relaxing and enjoyable part of your life, and it can enhance your quality of life in so many ways. From physically helping you relax and destress to helping you connect and bond with loved ones and friends, time in your hot tub is always well spent.


If you are seeking a high-quality hot tub with the lowest cost of ownership, this can all be achieved with a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub. Regardless of whether you are looking for a small 2 to 3 person hot tub for solo hydrotherapy or couples time, or if you want a large hot tub for family time and social entertaining, the Jacuzzi® brand has a hot tub to suit your exact needs.


Affiliations: Jacuzzi® is a registered trademark of Jacuzzi Group. All rights reserved.


Medical disclaimer: This information is not intended to prescribe a particular diagnosis or course of action. We are not medical professionals. Please contact your GP or other medical professional for advice if you have any concerns about your current health or well-being.

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About The Author: Ashley Field

Director of Training, Jacuzzi Group

Ashley Field has been with Jacuzzi Group since 2016, previously having worked for Discover Financial Services and Taco Bell. When she was initially contacted about an opportunity with Jacuzzi Group, she loved the idea of building... Read Full Bio