How Much Does a Hot Tub Cost?


Venture online to learn more about hot tubs and you’re sure to find loads of information about the benefits, size, shape and features of hot tubs. But when it comes to the cost of a hot tub, you may find yourself hitting a brick wall.

Why is information about hot tub costs so limited?  Because hot tubs are a highly customized product and there are a lot of factors to be taken into account before giving it a price tag. Let’s look at some of those pricing considerations:


What Affects Hot Tub Cost


This is an important factor that will have a huge impact on hot tub cost. Today’s hot tub owners have seemingly unlimited options when it comes to features, including water features, tech features, lighting, hydrotherapy options, seating placement, and more.



The more advanced the engineering, the more you can expect to pay for a hot tub.  But remember, better engineering means a more reliable, efficient, and intuitive hot tub. On the other hand, some hot tubs actually use specific manufacturing processes that can cut costs without sacrificing overall quality. At The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island, we carry hot tubs in all price ranges and you can feel good that no matter what you’ll be getting a great hot tub.


Design and Size

If you have visited a Rhode Island hot tub showroom recently, your eyes were probably instantly drawn to the tubs with the latest and fanciest designs. But as you may expect, the more sleek and modern the tub, the higher the price you can expect to pay.

The size of the tub will also play a role in the price, both immediate and in the long-term.  The smaller the tub, the less it will typically cost both to purchase and operate.


Hot Tub Costs: What to Expect

With the above information in mind, there are certain price points you can anticipate seeing as you shop around for different “levels” of hot tubs.  Here’s what you can expect to pay, as well as some of the features:


Entry-Level Hot Tubs

Hot Tub Cost: $2,500 to $4,000

Tubs found in this range typically offer limited features by comparison but can be a great fit for first-time hot tub owners, those on a budget, or those who simply don’t need all the extras. These hot tubs are usually rotationally-molded, meaning that they are formed out of a light-weight durable plastic instead of acrylic. There are also many “plug and play” models so you don’t need to pay for an electrician to come in and hardwire your tub.


Value-Priced Hot Tubs

Hot Tub Cost: $5,000 to $8,000

Offering more features and typically high-gloss acrylic shells, tubs in this range are an enticing option for first and veteran hot tub owners alike.

Before taking the plunge, however, it’s important to look at what these hot tubs offer compared to the more expensive models. To stay in this range you might need to sacrifice some of the newest and latest options and upgrades. With that said, a lot of tubs in this price range are the ideal combination of good looks, cool features, size, and comfort.


Premium Hot Tubs

Hot Tub Cost:  $7,000 to $10,000

The hot tubs found in this category have loads of wonderful features (like more jets, cool lighting effects and water features) and are constructed with the highest quality components. These hot tubs may also be more energy-efficient and have more advanced control systems, including water care and filtration systems that will save you time and effort maintaining your tub.


Luxury Hot Tubs

Hot Tub Cost: $9,000 to $15,000+

As you can expect, hot tub models falling into the “luxury” category are not only robust and durable, they’re also gorgeous. They have all of the bells and whistles you could possibly dream of like customized jet systems, contemporary designs, full automation, and more. These hot tubs will wow you and your friends for years to come.

Again, whether it’s a “plug and play” entry-level hot tub or a huge luxury hot tub with all the extras, you’ll only find high-quality hot tubs that deliver exceptional value at The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island.


Get a Custom Rhode Island Hot Tub Quote

These are general guidelines for how much you’re likely to pay for a hot tub. But the only way to get an exact price for YOUR hot tub is to set foot into a Rhode Island hot tub showroom and speak with one of our friendly hot tub experts.

You’ll get a first-hand look at some of the best hot tubs on the market and we’ll gladly take the time to address any questions or concerns you have.

Visit us in person at or give us a call today at 401-392-1300.



The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island is the leading full-service pool and spa company in Rhode Island. Their business had its beginnings in 1987 when co-owner Ron Leclerc began selling pool supplies out of the back of his Camaro. In 2001, Ron and his wife Debbie opened their 7,000 square foot facility in Coventry. This extensive and beautiful showroom is the result of years of hard work and represents a long-standing tradition of excellence and commitment to giving Rhode Islanders the best pool and spa service, advice, and products.

From installing vinyl liner inground swimming pools to selling gorgeous Dimension One hot tubs to offering free water-testing and professional service in their store, The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island is your place for everything pool and spa. They are a proud BioGuard Platinum Dealer and also offer a huge selection of other brands of swimming pool and hot tub supplies, including Loop-Loc Pool Safety Covers, above ground pools, and Hayward equipment. But, more than anything, The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island strives to give their customers a wonderful experience from beginning to end.

Visit The Pool Doctor of Rhode Island at 2200 Nooseneck Hill Road in Coventry or at or give them a call at (401) 392-1300. They serve all of Rhode Island, including Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Exeter, Richmond, and Hopkinton.