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Best Hot Tubs for Around $10,000 in 2023 (Features, pros, cons, pricing and more)

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Thinking of purchasing a hot tub this year, but needing to stay within a specific budget? Have you asked yourself, “Do I want an entry level or mid-range hot tub?” or “How much hot tub can I get for $10,000?”

In this article you will learn about the hot tub prices, main features, pros, and cons of a hot tub collection across four major brands.

Although this list doesn’t include all brands, the decision to include the following hot tub brands and collections in this article (in no particular order) was based on hot tub prices, design, build, insulation, warranties, and collective product knowledge.

Disclaimer - In this article, we’ve used brand names not affiliated with Jacuzzi Group. You can see the list of the brand owners at the bottom of this article. All information, including pricing and product details, was accurate at the time of writing (February 1, 2023) and may change without notice.

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If you’re looking for a hot tub with the right balance of features and quality while also staying within your budget, keep the following seven points in mind:

  • Build quality
  • Jet quality
  • Seating options
  • Insulation
  • Additional features
  • Energy efficient features
  • Warranties

By taking note of what to look for, you’ll be on track to finding a hot tub in this price category that will provide hydrotherapy, comfort, and the ability to save on operating costs. Here are some models to consider.

Jacuzzi J-200™ Collection

The J-200™ Collection is an ideal introduction to hydrotherapy within the Jacuzzi® Hot Tub brand and prioritizes quality and price over extensive features. 

Available in compact models to larger models and hydrotherapy seating for two to seven people, this collection is well suited for single users, couples, and families.

Jacuzzi® J-200™ Collection Cost in 2023 

Hot tub models in the Jacuzzi J-200™ Collection range between $7,500 to $12,000. 

Jacuzzi® J-200™ Collection Top Features

  • Hydrotherapy seating for two to seven people
  • Seating includes a range of side-by-side recliners, full-body loungers, and barrier-free seating (varies between models)
  • Proprietary jets with stainless steel accents and easy-to-use controls; between 21 to 42 jets, depending on the model
  • Thoughtful jet placement in ergonomic seating
  • LED backlit headrests
  • Tool-free cabinetry with LED accent lighting
  • SmartTub® remote monitoring system (optional upgrade)
  • Patented ProClassic™ 50-square-foot filter, new filter shield design with ProCatch™ filter bag and CLEARRAY® UV-C system

Exceeds California Energy Commission standards for stand-by power consumption.

 Jacuzzi® J-200™ Collection Pros

  • Range of seat types and sizes (from couples to families)
  • Contains all the necessary hot tub features
  • Efficient and effective insulation
  • Good warranties on parts, equipment, and controls
  • UV resistant ProLast™ cover

Jacuzzi® J-200™ Collection Cons

  • No circulation pump; uses a 2-speed pump instead
  • SmartTub® remote monitoring system and stereo are additional purchases
  • Limited features to what you will find on other Jacuzzi® Hot Tub collections such as Jacuzzi® PowerPro® jets and higher quality filtration

Jacuzzi® J-200™ Hot Tub Models 2023

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Hydropool Serenity Collection 

The Hydropool Serenity Collection offers shapes and sizes to suit many needs. Top features include insulation and water cleaning systems that are unique to Hydropool.

Available with hydrotherapy seating from four to seven people, this collection could be a good option for people looking for a hot tub for a small space or those wanting more room to splash around as a family.

Hydropool Serenity Collection Cost in 2023

Prices for hot tubs in the Hydropool Classic Collection range from $10,795 to $14,895, according to the company’s website at time of this article’s publication.

Hydropool Serenity Collection Top Features

  • Hydrotherapy seating for four to seven people
  • Seat types vary between models, including full-body loungers and multi-level seating, captains’ seats available
  • Multiple massage zones, depending on model
  • Weather Seal insulation system
  • Pure Water System

Hydropool Serenity Collection Pros

  • Range of seating types and dimensions for small to mid-size groups
  • Interchangeable jets and different massage in each seat
  • Polymer insulated floor and strong Unibody frame
  • Extensive insulation system
  • Good warranty on structure, shell and components
  • Variety of shell and cabinet colors to choose from

Hydropool Serenity Collection Cons

  • Wireless remote control iCommand System is an optional upgrade, not standard
  • Limited features to what you will find on top range Hydropool hot tub collections such as Pure Water system (only work on units with circulation pumps) 
  • Ozone available as an upgrade

Hydropool Serenity Collection 

  • Serenity 4300 hot tub for four
  • Serenity 4500 hot tub for four
  • Serenity 5900 hot tub for five
  • Serenity 6600 hot tub for six
  • Serenity 6800 hot tub for six
  • Serenity 6900 hot tub for six

Hot Spring® Hot Spot® Collection 

The Hot Spring® HotSpot® Collection offers a variety of sizes, shapes, and seating styles.

From a compact hot tub, ideal for a corner space, to models with double loungers and a seven-seater that’s suited for entertaining, the range of this collection caters to many wants and needs.

The HotSpot® Collection includes hot tubs with seating for two to seven people.

Hot Spring® HotSpot® Collection Cost in 2023

Models in the Hot Spring® HotSpot® Collection range in price from $9,999 to $14,999. You can request a personal quote online or visit a local dealer to speak with a salesperson about a specific model.

Hot Spring® HotSpot® Collection Top Features

  • Hydrotherapy seating for up to seven people and purposefully arranged jet systems that work together to target specific muscle groups
  • Seat style variety including side by side recliners, loungers, and barrier-free seating
  • Hot Spring®’s Moto-Massage® Moving jet fitted to some models
  • Exclusive FiberCor® Insulation
  • Frog® @ease In-Line Sanitizing System
  • Hot Spring® HotSpot® Collection Pros
  • Long standing reputation, established in 1978
  • Frog® @ease In-Line Sanitizing System
  • Variety of hydromassage jets; up to 40, depending on model
  • Variety of shell and cabinet color options
  • Good warranty for no-leak shell, shell surface, plumbing, component, heater, and more

Hot Spring® HotSpot® Collection Cons

  • Limited to using bromine
  • Potential service charge for warranty repair

Hot Spring® HotSpot® Collection Models 2023

  • Hot Spring® TX 2-seat hot tub
  • Hot Spring® SX 3-seat hot tub
  • Hot Spring® Stride® 3-seat hot tub 
  • Hot Spring® Pace™ 5-seat hot tub 
  • Hot Spring® Relay® 6-seat hot tub
  • Hot Spring® Rhythm® 7-seat hot tub

Sundance® 680™ Series

The Sundance 680™ Series offers quality with the most fundamental features of a hot tub while maintaining a retail price ranging from entry level beginning at $7,500 to mid-level up to $12,000.

With hot tubs more similar in shape and size in the models available, compared to other brands featured in this article, the seating layout options make this collection ideal for intimate quiet soaks, as well as for socializing and entertaining.

The hot tub models in this series can seat between four to seven people.

Sundance® 680™ Hot Tub Cost

Prices for models in the Sundance® 680™ Series range from $5,000 to $14,999. For more detailed pricing, request information online or visit a local dealer to inquire about the pricing for a specific model.

Sundance® 680™ Series Top Features

  • Hydrotherapy seating for up to 7 people
  • Renowned quality, craftsmanship and function
  • Proprietary jets
  • MicroClean® Mini Filtration System
  • Tool-free access
  • Accessories such as cupholders

Sundance® 680™ Series Pros

  • MicroClean® Mini Filtration System
  • Easy-to-use control panel
  • Variety of models that accommodate both compact and large hot tub needs
  • LED lighting (perimeter of in the footwell, depending on model)
  • Good warranties on the shell structure and surface, equipment, controls and plumbing
  • No service charge for warranties

Sundance® 680™ Series Cons

  • Offers less variety of shapes
  • 2 cabinet colors

Sundance® 680™ Series Hot Tub Models

  • Alicia™ 680™ Series 2-3 seat hot tub
  • Prado® 680™ Series 4-5 seat hot tub
  • Edison® 680™ Series 5-6 seat hot tub
  • Peyton™ 680™ Series 5-6 seat hot tub
  • Ramona® 680™ Series 5-6 seat hot tub
  • McKinley® 680™ Series 6+ seat hot tub

Which Hot Tub is Best for Me? 

As we conclude this article, you may still have some lingering questions, including, “Which hot tub is best for me?” We hope to have helped you answer this question with the comparisons in this article. Ultimately, there are many factors to consider when comparing different mid-range hot tub brands and models. The best investment is the one that meets all your needs and specifications.

If you still have questions and are wondering what the best hot tub is for around $10,000, you may benefit from visiting a local hot tub showroom to view a variety of models in various sizes and price ranges. A local dealer can also help answer questions you may have about features, upgrades, and more.

When it comes to buying an entry-level or mid-range hot tub, knowing which one is best for you really comes down to factors you value the most.

However, here are a few important elements to keep in mind:

  • Price
  • Appearance
  • Comfort of Seating
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Lighting
  • Space 


Hydrotherapy is likely one of your top reasons for wanting a hot tub. And with so many options, jet styles and placements and seating styles, the best way to determine which hot tub is right for you is to try one out for yourself.

Jacuzzi® dealers can accommodate shoppers that want to come in and try a specific model. A wet test really allows you to get a feel for the product and can help you decide which one suits you best.

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Disclaimer: The following registered trademarks are owned by companies not affiliated in any way with Jacuzzi Group. Hydropool is a trademark owned by Hydropool Inc, Hot Spring®, HotSpot®, FROG®, FiberCor® and Moto-Massage® are trademarks owned by Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, Sundance® Spas is a trademark owned by Sundance Spas Inc. Affiliations: Jacuzzi® is a registered trademark of Jacuzzi Group. All rights reserved.

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About The Author: Erica Moir

Vice President of Designs and Advanced Technologies, Jacuzzi Group

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