Hot tubs in Tallahassee can be used year-round for entertainment or relaxation. Many have features like adjustable water temperature settings, massage jets and spa lighting that can heighten user experience. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best hot tubs in Tallahassee to help you entertain guests, spend time with your family or unwind after a long day.
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For many Tallahassee residents, hot tubs are much more than a luxury. Studies show hydrotherapy can relieve chronic lower back pain, and the Arthritis Foundation advises that a hot tub’s warm water can work wonders on pain. Those who work out or have stressful jobs also find hot tubs useful in easing sore muscles or decreasing stress and anxiety.
The cost of hot tubs in Tallahassee
The cost of hot tubs varies depending on the size, materials used and features included with the hot tub.
Average hot tub prices in Tallahassee
Entry-level hot tubs: $2,000 to $4,000
Mid-level hot tubs: $4,000 to $8,000
High-end hot tubs: $8,000 to $12,000
Luxury hot tubs: up to $18,000
Your insurance may cover the cost of a hot tub if your doctor prescribes it for health reasons. Talk to your insurance provider to see if your policy covers purchasing a hot tub.
Popular hot tub features in Tallahassee
Before shopping for a hot tub, it’s helpful to decide what size and features you need. If you’re using a hot tub for therapy, a one-person tub with minimal features may be all you need. If you plan on entertaining guests, however, you’ll want a larger hot tub and may want to consider adding features such as built-in speakers and exterior lights. A few things to consider are:
Seating: Larger hot tubs can seat up to eight people with either bench, bucket or combination seating. Some hot tubs have reclining seats that allow you to lie nearly vertical in the water, and cool-down seats let people sit mostly out of the hot tub with only their legs still in the water.
Material: Entry-level hot tubs are generally made of rotomolded plastic, which is lightweight and inexpensive. Acrylic, which is the most popular material for tub shells in Tallahassee, is more expensive but also more durable and less likely to fade over time.
Jets: More expensive hot tubs contain more jets. Manufacturers also create different types of jets for specific purposes; for instance, you may wish to find a tub with massage jets if you’re using the tub to ease sore muscles.
Insulation: Hot tubs with a layer of insulation between the tub shell and the exterior are more energy efficient and capable of holding heat during cool fall and winter nights in Tallahassee.
Accessories: Manufacturers create multiple features for hot tubs, including built-in Bluetooth speakers, exterior lighting, shelving and steps leading into the tub.
Maintaining your hot tub in Tallahassee
The level and type of maintenance required for a hot tub vary by manufacturer, but all tubs require some care to stay in top condition. You can choose to maintain your hot tub yourself or hire a company to do it. Many dealerships also have service departments that provide maintenance services.
Your hot tub manufacturer may recommend a specific type of water filter to keep the water clean and your tub in working order.
Common hot tub filter types in Tallahassee
Usually made of paper and designed to slide into tub's filter housing easily
Can be used with a microfilter for a more thorough filtration
Diatomaceous earth filter
A natural filter made from fossilized diatoms
Can remove tiny particles
Lasts several years longer than a cartridge filter
A completely natural way to filter water
Large spheres filled with sand act as a filtration system when water passes through
You may also need to hire a plumber or electrician for proper installation. Tubs with 120-volt electric connection only require a regular household outlet, but those with 240-volts need a different outlet to function properly. Most dealerships also install hot tubs for between $200 and $450 and can help you with any additional requirements.
ThermoSpas offers a variety of hot tub customization options and a 20-year structural warranty on their hot tubs. Homeowners can also get the exact tub they want by designing it online and then seeing how it would look in their backyard. Tallahassee customers love how knowledgeable the representatives were about product offerings.
Marquis Spas offers the latest in swim spa technology. Homeowners can choose from traditional hot tubs or Aquatic Training Vessels to improve physical fitness and relaxation. For the last 18 years, the company has worked together with Make-A-Wish to provide hot tubs for children with critical illnesses. Tallahassee residents appreciate the tubs’ ease of maintenance.
MasterSpas provides hot tubs and swim spas to Tallahassee residents. The company’s tubs are made in the U.S., and its website provides buying tools to make the purchasing process more straightforward. Reviews from Tallahassee recommend the company for its friendly customer service and durable products.
Aloha Pools & Spas
With a showroom in Tallahassee, Aloha Pools & Spas has helped more than 1,000 families transform their backyard experience. The company has more than 40 different hot tubs and swim spas and have partnered with some of the best spa manufacturers. Tallahassee reviewers love how honest and helpful the store owner, Blake Watson, is.
Swain Pools & Spas
Serving the Tallahassee area since 1980, Swain Pools & Spas has fair pricing and a devoted customer service team. The company’s expert installers have put in thousands of spas, and they have a dedicated team of pool professionals to maintain and repair your hot tub. Customers in Tallahassee felt their hot tubs were an excellent value.
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