Finding the Best Therapy Tub For You

There are so many varieties and brands of home spas on the market today that it's easy for anyone to get overwhelmed when trying to choose the best hot tub for themselves and their family. Since a good hot tub will cost you quite a bit of money, what are some things to keep in mind in order to make this investment a sound financial decision? What are some questions to ask in order to decide which is the best hot tub for you? Watch this video to see why you should consider the HIDDEN COSTS OF BUYING A HOT TUB.

See the difference Between a Softub and Hot Tubs

Hot Tub
(Prices reflect Missoula Contractors Costs)

Pre Set Up:

  • Run 220- $800 - $1000
  • Pour Concrete Pad- $2000 - $3000
  • Hire Truck for Installation- $150
  • Crane Cost - @$500

Pre Set: No Cost- There are no Pre Set Up Costs For Softubs

Softubs plug into any 110 outlet and sits on any flat surface. The largest weighs only 73 lbs when empty.   

  • Roll It In
  • Set It Down
  • Fill it Up
  • Plug It In  

Cost To Run:

  • Chemicals - @ $35 per month ($300+/yr)
  • Electricity- @ $30 per month ($300+/yr)

Cost To Run:

  • Chemicals - @ $40 per Year
  • Electricity- @ $7 per month
(costs arrived at by hot tub customer interviews) (Cost based on actual usage by our customers)


So when you read that there is a $2995 hot tub at Costco, you still have to figure in the approximate $2000 - $3000 pre installation costs needed before you bring your tub home.


Your Budget

Your family or personal budget is going to be different than the financial means of the person next door to you. Regardless of how much you love the particular model they have in their home, that may not be the best hot tub for your family if it's one that you really can't afford. On the other hand, if you can get something that's a bit bigger and has more features, you may want to splurge on some of those extras rather than just getting the most basic, stripped-down model there is. The best hot tub for your family is going to be one that is fun and enjoyable but that won't leave you scrimping and saving for other necessary items as well!

The Size of the Tub

Softubs can be found in a variety of sizes, our 6 person 300, 4 person 220 and 2 person 140, offer variety and are perfect for just two to those that are "party" size and that can fit a half dozen or so people at once. The best tub for your family should be large enough to accommodate everyone, as no one will enjoy waiting in line to jump in! If it's just you and your partner, then a smaller version might be good, but if you have kids or plan to entertain a lot, you may want to get something with less features but that's larger and affordable. Softubs offer you the best options so that you can stretch your legs and relax.

The Size of Your Home

If you live in a small house, softub is great because it is portable and can easily move when you do. Be sure to take some measurements of your sunroom or outdoor deck before purchasing. No matter how it looks in the store, the best tub for you will not be one that can't fit through your front door! This is never a problem with Softub as it fits in any conventional sized doorway, but you do want to measure it to fit in the space you desire. See our model sizes