A home hot tub can provide a daily ritual, void of distractions. You’ll be able to feel the stress of everyday life melt away as you recenter yourself. It’s peace and tranquility, available when you need it most. So, buying one should sow the seed of that experience, not cause more anxiety. A new spa is a large investment, and with just a little research, you can bring home the model of your dreams without spending thousands of dollars up front. Through dealer financing, you can pay a little bit each month until the spa is paid off. Hot tubs with financing offer manageable payments that accommodate your budget could easily put a luxury spa within your reach. How’s that for stress relief?
Hot Tubs With Financing - Factors That Influence Your Payment
Three factors influence the monthly payment amount when you finance a new hot tub:
- The total financed amount of the spa, including specific add-on features, accessories, delivery, and installation.
- The length of the repayment term (typically 36 to 60 months).
- The annual percentage rate (APR) at which the loan is financed (much more on this below).
Let’s look at each factor separately.
Hot Tub Prices
The overall cost of a hot tub depends on numerous factors, including quality,
design, performance and other features.. Therefore, prices can range from $3,000-$16,000+. In addition, dealer-specific
factors, such as location and the service plan you choose, will influence cost. Before purchasing any spa, make sure it comes with a quality warranty that is backed and fully-funded by a reputable manufacturer.
Generally speaking, new spas fall into four price categories:
- Entry Level ($2,500-$5,000). Entry level hot tubs have fewer features, simple designs,
basic controls, and modest jet options. Typically, the cabinet and shell are one piece, constructed of
rotationally molded plastic instead of smooth, shiny acrylic. However, the warm water and soothing jets of these
spas still provide their owners with the immersion and relaxation benefits they seek.
- Value Priced ($4,000-$8,000). Value-priced spas focus on
specific areas of excellence. If you want a hard-working, durable hot tub, look for one with an acrylic shell, a
powerful pump(s), and a reliable, energy-efficient heat system.
- Premium ($6,000-$10,000). Premium hot tubs are designed
to entice. You’ll get strong performance, great features, and intuitive controls. Premium hot tubs are
energy-efficient, comfortable, and have many jet and water care options.
- Luxury ($9,000-$16,000+). Luxury hot tubs are the best of the best. Their pumps are the strongest, their construction is the most energy efficient and durable, and their designs are the most elegant. They also have the widest array of features, state-of-the-art control systems and entertainment options, and simple, effective water care options.
Through financing, affordable monthly payments are possible. So, consider your lifestyle and needs, and then ask yourself if it makes more sense financially to spend $5,000 up front for an entry-level hot tub or $250-350 a month for the best hot tub available?
Length of Repayment for Hot Tub Finance Agreements
Typically, spa finance repayment terms range from 36 to 60 months, or three to five years. Since quality hot tubs can last a decade or more, even a 60-month plan will allow you to enjoy your hot tub long after your final payment.
Naturally, the repayment term length will affect how much you pay per month. The shorter the repayment term, the more your monthly payment; the longer the term, the less you’ll pay per month.
For example, an $8,000 hot tub with an APR of 8% paid over 36 months will cost $250.69 per month. That same spa with the same APR paid over 60 months will cost $162.21 per month. So, you’ll have to determine whether you’d rather make fewer larger payments or more smaller payments.
Hot Tub Financing Interest Rates and Fees
The interest rate attached to your hot tub financing plan will depend on a few factors, including the U.S. prime rate (the benchmark for determining the interest rates lenders make available to borrowers), the dealer financing the loan, and your credit history. However, many hot tub dealers offer customers a zero percent interest rate periodically throughout the year. With a zero percent interest rate, you’ll pay back only the amount you borrow. If the dealer charges transaction or financing fees, you’ll want to budget for that as well.
APR is used to help borrowers easily compare interest rates between different loans. According to the Federal Truth In Lending Act, lenders must inform borrowers of the APR of all consumer loans. The APR of a loan represents how much the loan’s principal actually costs per year, including any fees or additional costs included at the time of transaction. If you have a zero percent interest rate, you may still have an APR above zero due to fees and additional costs.
Hot Tub Financing Fees
In lieu of charging interest, some dealers might add a financing fee to the overall cost of your hot tub to cover what the bank charges them to service the loan. This will be expressed in your APR when you agree to the loan. This fee can equate to the total interest you’d be charged on an interest-based loan. So, shop around to compare prices and get the best possible deal. Be sure to ask about any special promotions coming up.
Financing a hot tub is a great way to make an investment in your wellness for years to come.. You can avoid making one large payment by spreading the cost of your new hot tub over many manageable payments over time. No matter how you pay for your hot tub, you can rest assured that it will pay you back day after day as you emerge feeling ready to take on life’s next adventure..
We believe that everybody deserves to own a hot tub. Even an entry-level home spa can reward its owner with the enjoyment and benefits of immersion. Our dealers work hard to help families find the financing option that works best for their lifestyles and budgets. To learn about hot tub pricing, request a quote.