The Real Price of a Hot Tub
The #1 mistake customers make when buying a hot tub is buying it on price vs cost.
It’s easy to look at two price tags and use basic math skills to figure out which price is higher. However, when it comes to hot tubs, the initial cost on the price tag is a far cry from what you might end up paying in the long run. It all comes down to efficiency of the power source and the quality of insulation.
For example, let’s say there are two hot tubs that seat six people. The first has thin insulation, a floppy lid, a run-of-the-mill circulation system, a $3,000 price tag and costs $100 to maintain. The second hot tub costs $10,000 because it has well-insulated walls, an effective circulation system, and costs $20 per month to maintain. It stands to reason, the better built hot tub will save you money in the long run.
The formulas below shows how much you would pay for owning and running each hot tub for the next 20 years.
Hot Tub #1 costs $100/month x 240 months(20 years) + $3,000 price tag = $27,000
Hot Tub #2 costs $20/month x 240 months(20 years) +$10,000 price tag = $14,800
Clearly, finding a quality hot tub with a low monthly operating cost makes a huge difference! On top of that, you may also want to consider the quality of life a well built hot tub can provide. Whether it be through invigorating jet massage features, ample sound systems, or other added features, the therapeutic qualities of a well made hot tub can make all the difference in pursuing our goal of “Every Day Made Better”.
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