Who has never dreamed of coming home at night after a long day at work and relaxing in a bubble bath? Fatigue, muscle pain, stress or simply craving, there are many reasons to install a hot tub at home!
Massaging tubs and jacuzzis have the reputation of having therapeutic virtues. In addition, they allow you to enjoy moments of relaxation alone or conviviality with friends.
Thanks to the democratization of jacuzzis, this type of pleasure and the benefits of balneotherapy are now more accessible. But how much would it cost to install one in your home? Which one will best suit your desires and your budget? Here are the options available to you.
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Price of a jacuzzi
The development of jacuzzis is due to fairly low entry-level prices. However, the options are so numerous that the range of prices is immense. Indeed, between a first price and the top of the range, you can multiply the cost of your jacuzzi by 100 since you will have the choice between equipment at € 500 and prices that can go up to € 50,000!
Different factors have an influence on the final cost of a hot tub:
- The place of installation: the preparation work will be different depending on whether you decide to install your jacuzzi inside or outside your home.
- The type of jacuzzi: the model of your bathtub will be the main factor in the price difference. There are inflatable models, to be placed or built-in. The cost obviously varies from one type of model to another.
- Size: the bigger the model, the more expensive it is.
- Your jacuzzi options: what type of hydrojets and massages do you want? Do you want lighting, music, or even aromatherapy? The more options you have, the higher the price will be.
It is important to carefully study the options that will be presented to you, whether by a professional in the sector or by a large specialized area. To get the offer that best meets your needs, do not hesitate to ask them for quotes and to find out about your project and your desires.
Indoor or outdoor jacuzzi?
Before choosing the model you want, it is important to determine where you will want to install your hot tub. To do this, do not hesitate to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each option.
An indoor spa
This is accessible all year round and does not depend on weather conditions. In addition, it allows you to enjoy your privacy, because you are out of sight of your neighbors as is often the case with garden jacuzzis.
However, it is important to know that this type of installation significantly increases the humidity level in the area where it is installed. It is therefore mandatory to have a window or excellent ventilation, as well as suitable furniture in the room where the jacuzzi is located in order to avoid mold problems. All of this can represent an additional cost.
An outdoor spa
In this case, you can create a real relaxing environment in your garden to make the most of your jacuzzi. On the other hand, you will need to pay attention to the cost of installation to arrange the space dedicated to your spa, such as creating a shelter to protect it from climatic conditions.
The different types of jacuzzi
After choosing your location, you will be able to look at the different models.
The inflatable jacuzzi
It is the most accessible model on the market, both economically and for its ease of installation. It can be moved easily if needed and you won’t need to call a professional.
Constructed of PVC, this hot tub usually comes with a pump to inflate it. It can therefore be used right away, counting about an hour for installation. However, its lifespan will be much shorter than that of other models.
For relaxation and relaxation with 4 to 8 people, count between € 400 and € 900.
The jacuzzi placed
This model is often made of wood or synthetic materials. As it will not be recessed, it can easily be moved and you can access the accessories if necessary.
This option generally does not require major renovations and has the advantage of being safer for children, as its height limits accidents.
The price of these models varies depending on its capacity and its manufacturing materials. You will need to count on average between € 6,000 for a 4-person jacuzzi and € 17,000 for a model of more than 10 people.
The semi-buried or buried jacuzzi
It is the most expensive model, but also the most resistant. It cannot be moved once it is installed. It is therefore extremely important to think about its location, as well as that of the evacuation vortex, before installation.
Its price varies greatly depending on its capacity and the materials used. For example, for an acrylic model for 2 people, you will need about 5,000 €. But if you prefer it in concrete for 8 people, you will have to pay around 25,000 €.
In addition to Jacuzzis, there are now hot tubs that will allow you to enjoy jacuzzi functions while presenting more conventional dimensions for the interior of a home.
These models cost between € 1,000 and € 3,000 on average, but the jacuzzi functions are limited.
Finally, do not forget that for the installed or built-in models, if you want to create a pleasant environment around your jacuzzi, you will have to take into account the different arrangements to be made, such as a wooden terrace or lighting, for example. example.
The installation of the jacuzzi
The price of installing your hot tub will depend a lot on the model you choose. But in all cases, it is imperative that you choose a location that will support the total weight of your hot tub when filled with water. It is therefore imperative to find a flat, smooth surface that can support a weight of more than one ton.
If you have chosen the inflatable jacuzzi option, you will not need to call a professional to assemble it because it is quite easy to install.
The free-standing model is also rather easy to install. If you are resourceful and have a little tools, then you shouldn’t have any problems. There are even kit versions that offer easy assembly for home users.
In both cases, just make sure that your Jacuzzi is installed near the connections necessary for its proper functioning: a water connection and an electricity connection.
However, if you choose an in-ground jacuzzi, it must be installed by a professional. The latter will begin by preparing the ground on which you will install your spa. He will check the stability of the ground to ensure that it can support the weight of the spa once filled, then he will dig the foundations and make the necessary connections, that is to say, the installation of the filtration systems, plumbing, heating and electrical. Then, he will install the jacuzzi before backfilling around and doing the various finishes you desire. Once installed, it cannot be moved or dismantled.
To find the right professional, do not hesitate to contact spa and jacuzzi manufacturers. Show them your project and budget and ask for quotes. A good professional will advise you on your situation and will offer you follow-up and support in your process.
Maintenance of the jacuzzi
When you take the plunge into the jacuzzi adventure, don’t forget to factor the annual maintenance part into your budget. Indeed, in order for your jacuzzi to function properly and for you to extend its lifespan, it will be important to take care of it.
There are simple actions that will allow you to maintain it well. For example, you will need to cover it if you are not using it, but also remember to clean it regularly. Obviously, the cost of the products needed for its maintenance will have to be taken into account, especially if it is outdoors. To properly maintain a jacuzzi, you usually have to count around € 200 per year.
Finally, remember that a spa consumes water and electricity every time you use it. You will therefore have to consider this additional energy cost in your overall budget. Between maintenance and consumption of the spa, an average of € 500 per year is recorded.
Thus, the purchase of a jacuzzi must be considered, both economically and in terms of the necessary fittings and its maintenance. If you are prepared to invest in order to enjoy pleasant moments of relaxation, take the time to educate yourself. Go see the professionals in the sector, do not hesitate to compare the services and quotes that are offered to you and, above all, remember to take into account all the factors that influence the final price.
The more you have anticipated the various points mentioned in this article, the easier it will be for you to choose the model, the installation and the place that will be right for you to build your own relaxation corner.