How Much Does a Jacuzzi Cost?
A Jacuzzi is a nice thing to have in the winter months, as well as the summer months. If you have the intentions of installing one in your backyard, or maybe even in your home, you’re probably wondering what one is going to more than likely cost you. While many factors come into play, here are some things to consider.
Jacuzzi was invented in 1950s and today, it continues to be an industry leader. Being such as popular brand, it’s often used interchangeably with hot tubs or spas. Unlike other hot tubs, the Jacuzzi brand comes with upgraded features such as pillow headrests and LED lights.
How much are jacuzzi prices?
- The cost of purchasing a Jacuzzi will depend on the size, the number of jets, craftsmanship, geographical location and features included. Brand new tubs can cost you anywhere from as little as $3,000 to more than $15,000+.
- Purchasing a Jacuzzi with all the bells and whistles, such as armrests, contoured backrests, a control panel, lights and pulse controls, can easily cost you $12,000 and up. Some can go as high as $25,000.
- A used Jacuzzi will generally be around 50-60% off the retail price. A used one will vary from $300 to $3,000.
- Jacuzzi.com states you should be prepared to spend $5,000 on a good tub with low features to as much as $15,000 for a tub with all the amenities.
What is going to be included?
- These hot tubs will come in a range of sizes with a variety of features.
- Many packages are going to come equipped with cleaning solutions and the necessary products needed to keep it going for years to come.
What are the extra costs?
- Most Jacuzzi tubs are going to have to be installed. To have a professional come out to your home to install it, this will cost anywhere from $500 to as much as $5,000. This is going to depend on the setup, where the jacuzzi needs to be installed and the size of it. To have one properly installed, you will need the proper foundation and an electrical source. Acceptable foundation options include a concrete slab, reinforced deck or spa pad. Since each job will be unique, consider getting multiple quotes emailed to you for free at HomeAdvisor.com.
- Laying a concrete foundation can be $3 to $6 per square foot.
- Installing an electrical ground nearby can be an additional cost. Trenching and running electrical wires from the home to the tub can be extra as well. This can cost upwards of $1,000, according to MoneyNing.com.
- After the tub is installed, cleaning products will be needed for this in order to keep the water clean, as well as the tub lining. Products, such as a ph balancer, filters and liners, can cost upwards of $25 to $50 a month. Replacing the filters needs to be done at least every four to six months.
- If you decide to have a professional company do the maintenance for you, this will range anywhere from $50 to $120 a month depending on the size and your location.
- Running the Jacuzzi in the winter can be costly as you will have to heat it up more often, resulting in more electricity. On average, this can raise your electric bill by $1 to $3 a day.
- Typical electrical costs are about $10 to $25 per month.
- Like anything, factor in unexpected repair costs outside of the warranty.
Tips to know
- While being cheap can be attractive, you have to understand cheaper models often have less efficient insulation, pumps and heaters, which can increase your energy usage.
- The number of jets doesn’t determine the tub’s effectiveness. Instead of focusing on the numbers, pay close attention to the location and strength. It’s important to have the jets in the right place to target specific areas. The same can be said about the horsepower. While the horsepower numbers can be attractive, you will also want to pay close attention to the plumbing and flow control. It’s a lot better to have an efficient hot tub with a lower horsepower than an inefficient hot tub with a high horsepower rating.
- One concern when dealing with a Jacuzzi is bacteria and mold within the jets. Even if there’s a small amount of water left, mold can still form.
How can I save money?
- Consider purchasing a Jacuzzi used. This is going to knock 50-60% off your initial costs.
- Consider the installation yourself. This is only recommended for those that are very familiar with plumbing.
- Be sure to maintain the Jacuzzi yourself. While a professional company is nice, doing it yourself is a lot cheaper.
- When dealing with any dealer, make sure you pay close attention to their reputation. This can be done by asking locals on Facebook or searching online. A good dealer won’t pressure you into sales and will be more than happy to discuss the tub’s specifications and warranty information.
- Pay close attention to the installation area. Do you need a foundation? Do you need electrical? Remember, all of these things will add up.
- Be sure to make a list of the features you want ahead of time. These tubs can with a ton of options you can choose from.