A Jacuzzi® bath overhaul updates the bathtub, shower, and tiling. Baths come in small and large sizes, so be sure to find the right one for your home. Jacuzzi® baths make bathrooms feel like spas.
People often choose to remodel their bathrooms instead of building new ones because it's less expensive, takes less time, and causes less stress. So, keep reading if you want ideas on how to remodel your Jacuzzi® bath.
Most hot tub models cost between $156 and $527 to install, with an average cost of $342. Most above-ground pools cost between $160 and $1,500 to set up, while built-in pools cost between $6,000 and $25,000. You'll pay the least for options that you can inflate. Large pre-made Jacuzzi® spas or ones that are made to order cost the most.
Soft-sided options that stand alone and built-in models differ widely in price. Think about these common costs as you make your decision.
The main factor that affects the cost is the style of spa you choose.
Built-in (also called "in-ground") Jacuzzi® hot tubs cost between $4,000 and $15,000, plus the $1,000 to $5,000 to install. Because the installers have to dig up the yard and put in the surround, they are the most expensive option. An in-ground pool costs $55,000, plus $5,000 to $8,000 for installation.
Take away pro tip: Putting a Jacuzzi® spa on your deck may be cheaper than installing it in the ground, but you'll need a concrete pad. If you want to save your landscaping, this is a good choice.
Prices for above-ground Jacuzzi® hot tubs range from $400 to $18,000, not including installation. The price mostly depends on the size and type of spa, but it also depends on where you want to put it. Most people have above-ground Jacuzzi® spas because they are easy to set up and use. Many options are already filled, plugged in, and ready to go.
Inside or Outside
Preparing the Land
For an outdoor Jacuzzi® hot tub, you'll need a strong base, like a concrete slab, pavers, or a deck. If you don't already have this kind of stable ground, you'll have to build it. Also, you'll need to run electricity outside through a GFCI outlet. The voltage needs to be high enough to handle the outdoor spa’s needs, so figure in these extra costs.
Electrical installation costs between $800 and $1,600. Upgrading an electrical panel can cost between $1,200 and $3,000, depending on how big it needs to be.
A concrete slab foundation’s cost per square foot is between $5 and $10.
If you want to put a Jacuzzi® hot tub inside, you will probably have to pay $300 to $1,200 for a home ventilation system. This system will eliminate the smell of chlorine as well as unwanted heat and steam, which can damage wood.
To stop mold and mildew from growing, you may also need to remodel the space and use materials that don't slip or stay wet. This work will cost between $15 and $60 per square foot. If your remodel includes putting in new pipes, expect to pay between $450 and $1,800 on average.
If you live in a remote area, the delivery company may charge you an extra $0.50 to $3.00 per mile for a long-distance drop-off. As for positioning the spa itself, choose a location where the equipment panel can reach it and it's at least ten feet from power lines.
Even though the price of your hot tub might include delivery, it probably doesn’t include crane delivery. If your backyard is hard to get to, you’ll need a crane.
Depending on size and location, crane companies charge $800 to $1,500 to deliver a Jacuzzi® spa. If delivery isn't included and a crane isn't needed, it will probably cost between $200 and $500.
The delivery team might also need to take down some of your fence ($100 to $200) or use a Bobcat ($200 to $300) to get to the space easily.
Most cities don't license above-ground hot tubs, but many allow in-ground models. The licenses cost between $100 and $250.
When full of water, an above-ground Jacuzzi® spa can weigh up to 6,000 pounds, so it needs a strong base on which to sit. Based on average hot tub sizes, the cost to pour a concrete slab ranges from $4 to $8 per square foot. At the very least, you'll need 100 to 120 square feet. If you already have a patio, you can use that as a base, or you can use pavers, a deck with extra support, or gravel.
If you want to use an existing patio, you may need to level it with concrete if it slopes away from your house. The price per square foot to do this is between $3 and $6.
Inflatable hot tubs can sit on the grass, on the ground, or on insulated bases.
Wiring a Jacuzzi® spa costs between $600 and $2,200. The actual price depends on your current model and how many amps it has. Putting in a subpanel costs between $400 and $1,750. Doing so might be necessary if your current panel can't handle the amps that the Jacuzzi® hot tub needs. On average, it costs $215 to put in an outlet. If you don't have an outlet within five feet of your spa or wish to update it, you may require this service. Most of them need 220 to 240 volts and fifty to sixty amps.
An electrician will charge between $250 and $300 to set up an outdoor sound system near your Jacuzzi® spa.
Putting pipes in your Jacuzzi® hot tub will cost between $400 and $1900. If you build it yourself, you might be able to put in water lines that let you fill it up without a hose. Most models don't need to be plumbed differently. However, plug-and-play systems are closed, so only a hose can be used to fill them (Verdure Wellness 2019).
Small inflatable Jacuzzi® spas cost $400, whereas in-ground Jacuzzi® spas cost several thousand dollars.
Cost of a Portable Spa
Prices for portable spas range from $500 to $10,000. You may choose to install the spa on your deck. Then, you can store it in your basement or shed during the winter.
Any above-ground model can be moved, but how easy it is to move depends on how heavy it is. Most non-inflatables weigh 400 to 1,000 pounds (for comparison, a fridge weighs 200 to 300 pounds).
Cost of a Saltwater Spa
Depending on the hot tub and its accessories, saltwater chlorine generators cost $500 to $2,000. Generators for built-in models cost between $1,000 and $2,000, which is a lot. Styles for above-ground units that stand on their own are closer to $500.
Pro tip takeaway: Chlorine is cheaper and easier to clean than saltwater. Salt can eat away at things like wood, so it's best to buy something like acrylic. Before making your choice, you should examine the advantages and downsides of saltwater and chlorine.
Cost of an In-Ground Spa
Expect to pay between $8,000 and $25,000 to add a Jacuzzi® hot tub to your existing in-ground swimming pool. If you are building a new pool and want a hot tub to go with it, you will need to spend an extra $6,000 to $15,000.
Price of Putting in a Swim Spa
Swim spa installation costs between $300 and $7,000, and the Jacuzzi® swim spa itself costs between $15,000 and $35,000. Most boats of this style are much bigger than the average spa and are made for swimming or holding fifteen to twenty people. Like other Jacuzzi® spas, above-ground spas cost less than those that are built into the ground.
Depending on the size and material, a hot tub can cost anywhere from $400 to $20,000 or more.
Prices vary by shell material, which can be anything from vinyl—which is very light and easy to carry—to wood.
Vinyl Hot Tubs with Soft Sides
A soft-sided, inflatable hot tub costs between $400 and $1,500. This choice is the least expensive. It’s made of vinyl and comes deflated. You simply need to blow it up, add the motor, and use a hose to fill it. Once plugged in, it works. People like inflatable styles because they’re light and easy to install. However, because the material is soft and bendable, this style is more likely to get holes and need to be fixed or replaced.
Vinyl-Covered Hot Tubs
Most vinyl-lined Jacuzzi® spas are in-ground, but they can also be made of wood. The vinyl acts as a barrier between the concrete and the water. Building a new in-ground Jacuzzi® hot tub or adding one to an existing pool costs between $8,000 and $25,000. Building a Jacuzzi® spa at the same time as a new pool will cost between $6,000 and $15,000 over the pool's cost.
These "plug-and-play" models can be turned on by plugging them into any 110V outlet. Most spas made of rotomolded plastic cost between $2,000 and $6,000.
Acrylic Jacuzzi® Spas
Most people choose acrylic Jacuzzi® spas, which cost between $4,000 and $18,000. This type usually has a pre-fabricated shell and a frame made of wood, acrylic, or stainless steel. Acrylic is favored by homeowners since it's stylish and cold-weather-friendly. It's harder to move than wood, but often easier to put up.