The Price of Relaxation: Understanding the Costs of a Jacuzzi Hot Tub
Last Updated: January 11, 2023
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Jacuzzi is the Cadillac of hot tub brands. The company invented the hot tub in the 1950s and continues to be an industry leader. In fact, the Jacuzzi brand is so popular that the name is used interchangeably with hot tubs or spas (much like Kleenex brand and Q-tip).
Jacuzzi hot tubs are more expensive than many other brands but they're built to last. They also come with lots of upgraded features like LED lights, multi-tier seating, pillow headrests and advanced filtration systems. Jacuzzi hot tubs also get excellent ratings for design and customer service.
Types of Jacuzzi Hot Tubs #
Jacuzzi has four basic lines of hot tubs, and several models and designs are available within each.
The J-LX Collection is the newest and most luxurious. It's also energy efficient, costing only $10 to $15 per month in energy costs. The hot tubs seat 5 to 6 adults and have 36 to 38 top-of-the-line jets. Other features include:
A faux wood cabinet that is sleeker than acrylic
A weatherproof stereo option and premium speakers
An advanced filtration system
The J-400 Collection is another luxury series. The tubs seat 4 to 7 adults and have 33 to 48 jets. Features include:
- An iPod compatible sound system
- Adjustable lighted pillows
- A waterfall feature
- Internal lighting
- A quiet and energy-efficient filtration system
- Foot-mounted jets
The J-300 Collection is a portable spa that seats 4 to 7 adults and has 13 to 46 jets, depending on the model. Features include:
- Lounge seating
- LED lighting
- Waterfall feature
- Stereo option with micro-speakers
- An auxiliary jack for an iPod
- Adjustable pillows
The J-200 Collection is the most affordable, seating 4 to 7 with 19 to 44 jets. It's the only Jacuzzi model that doesn't require hardwiring, so you won't have to pay for a plumber. Features include:
- Digital controls
- A lounge seat
- Whirlpool jets
- Pillow headrests
- Cup holders
Jacuzzi Tub Cost Averages #
The J-200 series is the least expensive, usually ranging in price from $5,000 to $6,000, depending on the features you select. The J-300 series ranges from $5,000 to $9,000. The J-400 and J-LX series can run $10,000 to $12,000 or more.
Financing is available through Jacuzzi for all models. Customers with good credit can expect to make monthly payments of around $70 for the J-200 series and $150 a month for the J-400 series. Customers with less than desirable credit will pay significantly more.
With the exception of the J-LX, expect to spend about $20 to $40 per month in energy costs to operate the tub. Sanitation supplies like filters and chemicals will run you up to $300 annually. You can often negotiate free delivery and installation with the purchase of a Jacuzzi tub, but be sure to ask the dealer whether your quote covers those costs.