How much does a swim spa cost
Of course it depends:
- A top of the line, branded swim spa 9 feet by 16 feet with the bells and whistles could be $30,000 to $40,000.
- A number of value brands will sell swim spas in the $15,000 to $18,000 range.
Here are a few specific examples:
- CalSpas sells swim spas from $14,999 to $18,999 depending upon the product and configuration (May 2011).
- Endless Pools sells swim spas from $7,500 to $28,900.
- Swim Spa Manufacturers sells a swim spa for $14,995 .
- Thermo Spas sells swim spas from $11,995 to $32,995.
Most other swim spas don't make their prices publicly available. They want you to speak to a salesperson first.
Key features that affect price are:
- Brand - You'll pay a premium for a brand that spends a lot on advertising or has celebrity endorsements.
- Distribution - You may be able to save by buying direct from the manufacturers (i.e. no dealer mark up).
- Size - Large, deeper swim spas cost more. Adding a dual temp section (a separate hot tub) can add $5,000 to the price.
- Features - The number of jets, power of the swim current, build-in radios, spa wands, under water lights all affect price.
Be sure to consider all costs when comparing swim spas:
- Shipping & Delivery - Different company will handle these charges differently. Delivery includes craning or using a fork lift to position the swim spa in place.
- Installation - What are the electrical requirements of each swim spa? Are you looking at any modular swim spas that require on-site assembly?
- Operation - Most swim spas will have similar operating costs. However, if you live in a cost climate and plan to use the swim spa during the winter, ask about heating costs, insulation and covers.
- Maintenance - Compare warrantees across swim spa brands. Look at BBB for complaints about service.
And remember, many swim spa sales people have some flexibility in price. I would suggest trying to negotiate on price. Tell the salesperson you are looking at a number of competitors' swim spa and ask for their best price.