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Do Hot Tubs Add Value To Your Home? Yes, if it’s done right!

We all search for additional ways to add value to our homes. Whether it's a simple cosmetic update or a more significant renovation, any step you take toward increasing your home's value is a step in the right direction.

Hot tub with lights

What about hot tubs? Can they really add value to your home?

Now, to be clear, when we say "hot tubs", we’re not talking about those inflatable ones you can buy from your local Argos for £399.99, no - we mean a luxurious, permanent fixture in your home that will provide you and your family with years of enjoyment.

It's no secret that potential homebuyers are always on the lookout for properties that offer that li’l bit extra, and a hot tub is a perfect way to add a touch of class to your home. 

Not only will it make your property more attractive to buyers, but it could also add significant value to the sale price.

We’ve found that as long as the hot tub is built-in and has an attractive feature surround, it will almost certainly add value to your home. 

It also is a major selling point if you live in a colder climate - it seems as though people who live in a country with a colder climate are always willing to pay extra for a home with a hot tub which makes total sense.

Free standing Hot tub in snow

Let's take a look at what else you need to know about hot tubs and home value:

Key Takeaways

  • Adding a hot tub enclosure can add value to your home.
  • The type of hot tub and its location are important factors in adding value.
  • Maintenance is key to keeping a hot tub looking good and retaining its value.
  • A well-maintained, good-looking hot tub will be a selling point for your home.

At What Point Does A Hot Tub Raise Your Home’s Worth?

Freestanding vs Built-In

If you have a freestanding hot tub sitting on some decking in the corner of your garden, we're afraid it’s unlikely to do anything to the value of your home.

In essence, it isn't really part of your home. If, however, you have a built-in hot tub that is properly plumbed in and has an attractive feature surround, it will almost certainly add value to your property.

Adding additional landscaping around your hot tub will also play a role in increasing the value of your home. If you have a beautiful deck and patio area with plantings, it will add to the property as a whole and make it more attractive to potential buyers.

Sunken Hot Tub

Your Hot Tub Needs To Be Of Good Quality

A quality built-in hot tub is an excellent selling point, especially if you live in an area where it gets cold in the winter.

In fact, a lot of people are willing to pay extra for a home with a hot tub because it means they can enjoy it all year round.

However, if your hot tub is old, outdated, or in poor condition, it could actually have a negative effect on your property price, which leads us quite nicely onto…

A Hot Tub Needs To Be Well-Maintained

The truth is that, while a well-maintained and inviting hot tub can be a real selling point for your home, a shabby and neglected one could do the exact opposite.

This pretty much goes for any fixture in your home; if it looks well-maintained and cared for, it will add value, however, if it has seen better days, it’s more likely to have the opposite effect.

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Hot Tub Enclosures

Did you know that you can buy purpose-built hot tub enclosures? In essence, they are like a garden room but for your hot tub.

Not only do they make your outdoor space more attractive, but they also protect your hot tub from the elements, meaning it will last longer and require less maintenance.

If you're thinking of adding a hot tub to your home, or you already have one, an enclosure is definitely something you should consider if you want to add value to your property.

Our sister company, Cabinmaster specialise in the design and build of high-quality hot tub enclosures. In fact, if you visit our on-site showroom, you can see one of our enclosures in person and even take a dip in the hot tub ;)

Hot tub in enclosure

These enclosures are particularly popular with those who have an injury, leg pain, back pain, or even suffer from stress as they provide a warm and welcoming space to relax in without having to brave the cold.

How Can I Get The Most Value Out Of My Hot Tub?

Now, this is a really good question. The number of houses with hot tubs is increasing, but they don't really add anything of value to the property.

Hot Tub Type And Location

Ideally, you’d need to place your hot tub in the right location, choose the right type, make sure it’s of good quality, and be in the correct surroundings - if you can tick all of those boxes, your hot tub is likely to add a significant amount of value.

The location of your hot tub is important both for practical reasons and aesthetic ones:

On the practical side, you really don't want to locate your hot tub too far from your house, otherwise, it will be a major trek every time you want to use it, and in the winter that is just not pleasant. Aesthetically speaking, nor do you want it too close to your house as it will then feel like you're in your backyard, rather than somewhere special.


The type of hot tub is also important; as mentioned previously, if you want to add value to your home, you need to choose a built-in model that is properly plumbed in and has an attractive feature surround.

Privacy In Your Garden

We may need to be a bit careful here as there are different opinions on this subject.

Some people argue that a hot tub is more valuable if it’s in a secluded area of the garden where you can enjoy some privacy. Others say that it actually adds more value to your home if it’s in a more visible location as it shows potential buyers that the hot tub is an attractive feature.

Our advice would be to go for what you think looks best - if you have a beautiful garden and want to show it off, placing your hot tub in a more visible location could be the way to go. However, if you're not so keen on showing off your garden and would prefer somewhere more private then placing it in a secluded spot could be the better option.


Maintenance Of A Hot Tub

Ensure that any components needed for the operation of your hot tub are in full working order and that the water is clean and well-maintained.

Invest in a good cover to protect it from the elements when not in use, and make sure you give it a regular clean; these simple steps will help to ensure that your hot tub retains its value and continues to look good for many years to come.

You'll want your hot tub looking its best if you ever do decide to sell up and move on, because it could be the reason someone chooses your home over someone else’s.

Best Value Hot Tubs

Our Dreammaker range offers the best value hot tubs with up to 6 person capacity, starting from as little as £5,495 for our Cabana 2500L model.

Explore our hot tub page today to discover our amazing range of best value hot tubs.

Additional Products to Consider for Maximising Your Hot Tub's Value

Additional Products to Consider for Maximising Your Hot Tub's Value

Investing in the right additional products can elevate the luxury and durability of your hot tub, ensuring that it truly becomes an asset to your property. Below are some product categories that should be on your radar:

Hot Tub Enclosures:

An outdoor hot tub is a fantastic asset, but the UK's unpredictable weather can sometimes put a damper on your enjoyment. This is where a hot tub enclosure can come in handy. Designed to protect your hot tub from rain, wind, and even snow, an enclosure is almost like a garden room for your spa. Our sister company, Cabinmaster, specialises in creating bespoke hot tub enclosures that not only serve a functional purpose but also add an aesthetic appeal to your garden space. With an enclosure, you can enjoy your hot tub in all seasons while also enhancing its longevity.

High-Quality Covers:

A good-quality hot tub cover is non-negotiable if you're looking to prolong your hot tub’s lifespan and maintain its value. Our hot tubs come with covers that offer a secure fit, providing optimal insulation and protection against debris and weather conditions. Investing in a high-quality cover can also improve energy efficiency by keeping the heat in, thereby reducing your electricity bill. Essentially, a good cover is a small investment that can yield big returns in both utility savings and the overall value of your hot tub.

Specialised Cleaning Supplies:

A well-maintained hot tub is far more likely to hold its value over time, and specialised cleaning supplies are essential for this. While standard household cleaners might work to some extent, they can't match the effectiveness of specialised cleaning products designed for hot tubs. These include pH balancers, anti-scaling agents, and tub-specific surface cleaners. Proper cleaning not only ensures that your hot tub looks inviting but also that it functions efficiently, thus maintaining its value.

In Summary

No matter what type of home improvement project you undertake, it's important to think about how it will affect the value of your property.

Adding a hot tub is no different; if you do it right, it can definitely add value to your home, but if you don't, it could end up being a waste of money.

If you would like some helpful advice on choosing and installing a hot tub, please get in touch with us or visit us at Hydropool Midlands in Nottingham.

You can also reach out to our sister company Cabinmaster, if you are interested in a hot tub enclosure.

Thanks for reading!

We hope this has helped to answer your question and give you some food for thought.


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