What Will the Life Span Be of My New Hot Tub?

It is common for most hot tub owners to have spent many hours researching what type of hot tub model to buy for their home. Afterall, investing in a hot tub is a significant purchase and one that you want to know how long you can expect it to last. Often, prospective buyers will ask, ‘what will be the lifespan be of my new hot tub’, but the truth is that there is not a one-size-fits-all answer.

The lifespan of a hot tub can depend on a number of factors including, quality, how well it is maintained and what accessories are used. In reality, a hot tub can last anywhere from 5-20 years, based on its level of quality and care. In the article below, we will take an in-depth look at some of the key factors that impact the lifespan of a hot tub, so as a buyer, you know what to look for.

You Get What You Pay for

The saying may be an old cliche, but it is true. Cheap hot tubs are almost always made from low-quality materials which will never last as long as a reputable brand name hot tub that has been built with quality parts and components. When looking at the price tag, ask yourself if the cost would be worth if the hot tub only lasted 5 years. Also, compare the price to one of a quality brand where the lifespan could be up to 20 years and consider the overall cost of the hot tub over the long run.


Quality hot tubs that receive excellent care will have a much longer lifespan. No matter what type of hot tub you purchase – self-cleaning or not, there will still be some level of maintenance required on your part. Quite simply, if you want to extend the life of your hot tub, take care of it!

The components in your hot tub (especially the ones that frequently come in contact with the water chemicals) should be cleaned and wiped down on a regular basis to avoid wear and tear.

Your owners manual will clearly detail what the recommended cleaning and maintenance schedule is for your hot tub. Make sure to read through this as soon as your hot tub is delivered and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your local dealer. The manual will guide you in properly maintaining each hot tub component and how to keep your hot tub clean with the specialized chemical products, water filter, floor vacuum and more.


Other accessories can help increase the lifespan of your hot tub. Probably the most important is investing in a quality, lockable cover. This will not only keep dirt from entering your hot tub but debris from storms and wind, which could cause serious damage. (Think of what could happen if a large tree branch fell into your hot tub.)

On a final note, always make sure the chemicals, cleaning products, and accessories are designed for and compatible with the hot tub model that you have purchased. If unsure, just make a quick phone call to your dealer to confirm.

Now that you know which factors contribute to the lifespan of a hot tub, check out our Hot Tubs page to start browsing.