And may we add, an expensive one as well. A standard new spa can cost anywhere between $6,000-$12,000, while you can find quality pre-owned spas for $2000-$5000. Whichever you decide to purchase, it is important to keep your hot tub in top running condition as it is an investment to you and your family. Caring for a hot tub or spa is very different than caring for a swimming pool. Think about this, a pool has 10s of thousands of gallons of water in it, while a spa only has approximately 300-500 gallons. And unlike a bathtub that you drain after each use, your hot tub holds the same water in it day after day.
As we’ll discuss in our Maintenance Care Guide, keeping your hot tub clean takes work, but once you get the hang of it, most people can perform their spa maintenance in just 10-15 minutes per week.