This is the starting price range for spas with high-gloss acrylic shells, synthetic wood-like cabinets and lots of fun features, like dozens of jets lining the spa seats. It is important to understand that in this range, spa manufacturers are making trade-offs. In fact, this may be the most precarious price range for first-time hot tub shoppers. It’s important to consider the trade-offs.
A manufacturer offering a hot tub in the value price range – with a lot of big shiny jets, impressive lighting and water features, and other features – may be compromising by not using quality components or performance features like insulation that keep energy costs low. Or they may not be investing in access to customer service and warrantees.
On the other hand, another manufacturer of value-priced spas may focus on including high-quality components that allow for years of reliable hot tub performance. Their spa in this value price point may not have as many features, since they’re investing more in what’s “under the hood.”