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Find the Best Hot Tubs in Sioux City, IA

Iowans can enjoy hot tubs all year long — they’re a great way to unwind and enjoy a respite from the cold. The Sioux City Journal has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing customer reviews, spa feature and local availability of 18 businesses and choosing six favorites from the top hot tub companies in Sioux City.

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How to choose a hot tub in Sioux City

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Hot tubs and spas are popular in Siouxland. If you're shopping for a hot tub, start by considering which features you want. Modern hot tubs have features that let you customize your purchase to fit your needs and preferences. Popular options include:

  • Quality insulation: It’s important for any hot tub in Iowa to have good insulation. Look for full foam or multidensity foam if you want to heat your tub efficiently through the winter.
  • Entertainment options: Lights and audio features are great for people who use their hot tub as a centerpiece for backyard get-togethers. Speakers and Bluetooth capabilities let you listen to your favorite songs while relaxing with friends, and LED lights can help set various moods when hot-tubbing at night.
  • Hot tubs for swimming: Swim spa-hot tub combos give you separate spaces to exercise and relax — you can keep the swimming section cold and the hot tub section heated. The swimming section lets you exercise against a current. These combos are more affordable than investing in a full-size pool.

If your eyes and skin are sensitive to chemicals, consider using gentler alternatives to chlorine, such as saltwater systems.

Average hot tub prices in Sioux City

The cost of new hot tubs varies greatly depending on the size, model and special features it offers.

  • Entry-level hot tubs cost $2,000 to $6,000
  • Middle-level hot tubs cost $4,000 to $8,000
  • Luxury hot tubs cost $10,000 to $35,000

Many Sioux City hot tub retailers offer financing options. A hot tub is a significant investment, but credit options and payment schedules help make buying a hot tub more affordable.

Installing a hot tub in Sioux City

Once you’ve done all the research and picked the right hot tub, it’s time to schedule delivery. Before you install your hot tub in Sioux City, consider that:

  • You need to install your hot tub in a dry, flat space that can support the hot tub's weight.
  • Your hot tub should also be close to a water source, like a hose, and at least 5 feet from any external electrical panels or outlets.
  • Placing a hot tub on wood could cause the wood to warp due to the constant water exposure.

The Iowa Swimming Pool and Spa Program also recommends having a barrier or fence at least 48-inches tall around your hot tub or spa with gates that are self-closing, self-latching and lockable to prevent children from gaining unsupervised access.

Sioux City hot tub FAQ

Do you need a permit for a hot tub in Sioux City?

Yes, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health, a permit is necessary for any construction work on a structure that is regulated by the building code, including residential pools and hot tubs. Make sure you can get the right Sioux City permits before installation.

Can you put a hot tub on grass or gravel?

You could put a hot tub on grass or gravel, but we don’t recommend it because it usually makes the tub difficult to enter and exit. When placed around a hot tub, grass gets muddy and gravel tends to become uneven. The best place for a hot tub is on a solid, flat surface, such as a concrete slab.

How often should you clean a hot tub?

Most Sioux City homeowners clean their hot tubs about once a week or more if multiple people use it daily.

How much does a hot tub cost to run?

It costs around $20 to $40 a month to run a hot tub. Chemicals are usually $10 to $20 a month, and most owners see their electricity bills rise about $10 to $20 as well. Higher-end hot tub models are more energy-efficient, while more basic models may be on the higher end of that scale.

How long do hot tubs last?

A hot tub’s lifespan depends on two things: the quality of the tub and the care it receives. A higher-end, well-maintained hot tub can last up to 20 years, while more basic models and those that are not taken care of properly may only last up to five years.

When do hot tubs go on sale in Sioux City?

Hot tubs do not usually have a specific time when they go on sale. Dealers tend to hold closeout sales when they are making room for new inventory, and each store in Sioux City is on a different schedule.

Can you negotiate hot tub prices?

It depends. More often than not, the floor price in a showroom is not the lowest price, so there may be some room to negotiate. If you can’t negotiate on the price, you may be able to work out a deal for extra features or accessories.

Sioux City hot tub store and brand information

Master Spas

Master Spas hot tub prices start around $4,000, and financing is available through local dealers in Sioux City and surrounding areas. These hot tubs include water management systems and energy-efficient insulation. Master Spas is one of the few hot tub companies to feature biomagnetic therapy for pain management.

Master Spas

Cal Spas

Cal Spas hot tub prices start around $3,000. Its hot tubs include shell or full-cabinet foam insulation and hydromassage therapy jets. Customers can customize jet configurations and select from a variety of seating options. The company provides a lifetime warranty on select components and financing through local dealers in the Sioux City area.

Cal Spas

Marquis Spas

Marquis Spas hot tub prices start around $3,900, and financing options are available through dealers in Sioux City and surrounding areas. Features include full-cabinet foam insulation and customizable lighting and waterfall options.

Marquis Spas

Splash City

Splash City has multiple locations across Iowa and South Dakota. This company specializes in new and used hot tubs, saunas and other outdoor entertainment equipment. It offers over 20 different hot tub models, ranging from compact tubs that seat two or three people to luxury hot tubs with innovative features and seating for up to nine. All pool and hot tub consultation appointments are free. Splash City is located at 4405 Southern Hills Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106.

Splash City

Combined Pool & Spa

Combined Pool & Spa is a Hot Spring Spa dealer that offers an impressive inventory of hot tubs and hot tub accessories. Consumers can tour its 5,000-square-foot showroom to see Hotspring, Limelight, Hot Spot and Free Flow spas or shop its cleaning products and hot tub chemicals online. Deliveries are free for spa accessory orders of $100 or more. Combined Pool & Spa is located at 4444 S. York St., Sioux City, IA 51106.

Combined Pool & Spa

Professional Pool & Spa

Professional Pool and Spa offers new pool consultations and tests pool and spa water for free. It is an authorized Marquis Spa dealer that offers models from the Signature, Elite, Vector and Celebrity lines. The company also sells spa filters, replacement hoses and other spa accessories. Professional Pool and Spa is located at 325 W. 23rd St., Sioux City, Iowa 51104.

Professional Pool & Spa