Cost to Install a Hot Tub

Updated: June 2016

Hot Tub Installation Cost CalculatorZip Code
ItemQuantityLow  High  
Hot Tub Cost
Non-discounted retail pricing for: 52", 5 blade ceiling fan built for outdoor use. Stainless steel hardware. 5,500 CFM airflow rating. UL damp listed.
6 tubs$9,743.23$12,951.60
Hot Tub Labor - Basic
Basic labor estimate to install hot tub. Place, level and secure unit on solid pad (existing). Connect to existing 240V 50A electrical supply. Verify operation cycle. Includes planning, equipment and material acquisition, area preparation and protection, setup and cleanup.
2.6 hours$159.71$224.49
Hot Tub Materials and Supplies
Cost of related materials and supplies typically required to install hot tub including: fasteners, load transfer hardware and connectors.
6 Tubs$104.16$118.49
Hot Tub Equipment Allowance
Job related costs of specialty equipment used for job quality and efficiency, including:

Totals - Cost to Install Hot Tub - 6 Tubs $10,007.09$13,294.57
Average Cost Per Tub  $1,667.85$2,215.76

Get an INSTANT, detailed estimate of the cost to Install a Hot Tub! Our free calculator uses up-to-date, trusted data to estimate typical subcontractor costs for a Hot Tub Installation project. For a basic 6 tubs project in zip code 47474, the benchmark cost to Install a Hot Tub ranges between $1,667.85 - $2,215.76 per tub.

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Cost to Install a Hot Tub - Notes and General Information

These estimates are for BASIC work performed in serviceable conditions by qualified trade professionals using MID GRADE materials. Work not mentioned on this page and/or work using master craftsman, premium materials and project supervision will result in HIGHER COSTS! Explore the full range of outdoor hot tub new installation labor options and material prices here.

These estimates are NOT substitutes for written quotes from trade professionals. Homewyse strongly recommends that you contact reputable professionals for accurate assessments of work required and costs for your project - before making any decisions or commitments.

The cost estimate includes:

  • Costs for local material / equipment delivery to and service provider transportation to and from the job site.
  • Costs to prepare the worksite for Hot Tub Installation, including costs to protect existing structure(s), finishes, materials and components.
  • Costs for job cleanup and debris removal at project completion.
  • Labor setup time, mobilization time and minimum hourly charges that are commonly included for small Hot Tub Installation jobs.

The cost estimate does NOT include:

  • Costs for removing, relocating, repairing, or modifying existing framing, surfacing, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems - or bringing those systems into compliance with current building codes.
  • Costs for testing and remediation of hazardous materials (asbestos, lead, etc).
  • General contractor overhead and markup for organizing and supervising the Hot Tub Installation. Add 15% to 23% to the total cost above if a general contractor will supervise this project.
  • Sales tax on materials and supplies.
  • Permit or inspection fees (or portion thereof) required by your local building department for your overall project.

Cost to Install a Hot Tub - References

Hot Tub Installation - Average Cost Per Tub

Expect to pay in the higher end of the price range for a licensed, insured and reputable pro - and for complex or rush projects.

To lower Hot Tub Installation costs: combine related projects, minimize options/extras and be flexible about project scheduling.

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