What’s the Difference in an Entry-Level & High-End Hot Tub?

When investing in a hot tub, your expense and quality are a significant factors. Because most consumers focus on the price tag before deciding, such as; entry-level hot tubs that are typically priced between $3,000 – $5,000, while high-end hot tubs are priced between $9,000 – $16,000. Subsequently, the price tag is not the only difference between the two, let’s take a closer look.

Energy Efficiency

Although you may pay a little less up front for an entry-level hot tub, you’ll spend a little more monthly. Whereas higher-end hot tubs often cost more upfront, however, your ongoing energy costs are typically less, in the long run saving you more money. When deciding on which investment is best for you, consider your upfront cost versus the monthly fee.

Bells and Whistles

For those who only experience an entry-level hot tub, may not be aware of the luxuries offered on a high-end hot tub. For example, are you looking for a louder stereo, bigger screen, remote control, or perfectly aligned jets? Before taking the big plunge, decide whether your spa is for soaking and relaxing or entertaining.

When purchasing an entry-level hot tub, you may not have some of the more sophisticated features, cosmetics options, or energy efficiency. Then again, lower-end hot tubs are usually easier to install, transport, and cost less.

For those looking for the state-of-the-art hot tub features and money is an issue, you can save money by choosing a smaller hot tub. Many small hot tubs cost less to store in the warehouse, manufacture, and transport; therefore, they cost less to buyers too.


The environment can have an effect on the life of your hot tub, so consider the types of elements and daily exposures your hot tub will sustain. Plus, the harsher the weather your hot tub will endure may influence the price of your investment. Since the cheaper the quality, the higher the possibility that you will have to replace your hot tub earlier. Whereas high-end hot tubs are just that, high-end in both material and longevity.

A spa is more than bells and whistles. It’s an experience you’ll share and enjoy for years to come. When choosing the right tub, Coleman Backyards is here for you. Don’t just read about the different hot tubbing experiences, schedule your wet soak today.


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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