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What is My Hot Tub Worth?

Is it time to trade in your old hot tub or spa? Wondering about the trade in value for buying a new hot tub?

In this article, we answer the question, “What is my hot tub worth?”You already own a hot tub, and you know the value of a soothing hot tub soak. It’s relaxing, rejuvenation, and helps connect you with the outdoors, your family, and your friends.

But, something has you hoping for a new spa. Perhaps yours is old, outdated, or no longer energy efficient. Or maybe you’ve had it a long time and want a new, improved version.

When it comes to determining your trade-in value, there are a lot of factors at play.

Determining the Value of Your Used Hot Tub

To determine the actual value and get the best price for your used spa, you want to consider not only the physical condition of your spa but also its features and accessories. Are they something a new owner would appreciate? While assessing these things can take a bit of time, you’ll be rewarded in the end.

When determining your hot tub’s value, we take our cue from Caldera Spas and Hot Spring spas and consider the following features:


As with so many hot tub specifications, size preference is relative, depending on buyer needs, wants, and lifestyle. But when evaluating the objective worth of a spa, larger, deeper tubs carry higher value.

Shell Material:

The two most common types of shell materials are ABS (acrylic) and fiberglass. ABS shells retain value, but fiberglass retains more value over a longer period of time, increasing the trade-in amount or the price you can ask for your hot tub if you sell it privately. Roto-molded shells, which are available on many entry-level hot tubs are also popular.


A tasteful aesthetic, even with normal wear and tear, is always appreciated by people in search of used hot tubs. Assess the following when determining the value of your spa’s external appearance.

  • Cabinet: Concealing mechanical equipment from view, the cabinet is a major part of your hot tub’s appearance. It needs to be damage- and rot-free, and structurally sound.
  • Cover: A quality, heavy-duty cover keeps debris out of the spa water and insulates it between uses, adding value to your hot tub. If you have a cover lifter, which makes removing and replacing the cover easy, the value increases even more.
  • Shell: Your spa’s interior shell is not just a structural element; it’s also a major factor of its appearance. A clean shell, free of scratches and with a tasteful color or texture, attracts potential buyers.

Mechanical Condition:

You can preserve the long life of your spa with regular use and maintenance according to the schedule in your owner’s manual. Certain premium brands and models are designed for durability and performance and maintain their value for many years to come.


The features and design elements of your spa speak to specific user benefits and lifestyles. The arrangement and effectiveness of the jets, the convenience and efficiency of water care features, and the enhanced ambiance of waterfalls, lighting systems, and entertainment options are on the must-have lists of many shoppers. Therefore, they can only increase your hot tub’s value.

The exact size, materials, and features of your hot tub are listed in your owner’s manual. You can also get the full list of specifications by locating your hot tub’s serial number and bringing that information to us.

We Confirm Trade In Value and Help You Find a New Spa

Home spas are always improving. Manufacturers make new cabinets from materials that resist the elements. They design new jets that offer superior hydrotherapy massages, they are always innovating to make water care and spa maintenance a breeze.

We are experts in hot tubs, and we help accurately determine the trade-in value of used hot tubs. The hot tub market is specialized, and that’s why coming to us when you want to trade in and trade up is ideal.

We can also help you consider what you want in your new hot tub, focusing on spa collection features and customized options that will fit your home and your lifestyle best. You may also be able to take a test soak—an experience savvy shoppers appreciate. Once you choose the spa that’s perfect for you, we’ll arrange for delivery of your new spa!

Whether you’re looking to upgrade to a larger, more luxurious spa or you have a smaller model in mind, trading in your old spa can save you money on a new one. Home spas just keep getting better and better. So, it’s well worth looking into our new options!

Ready to explore your trade in options? Contact us today or stop by one of our three locations!

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