1. Home
  2. Hot Tubs

Find the Best Hot Tubs in Beaver Dam, WI

A hot tub is a great way to relax at home, even when temperatures dip below freezing in southern Wisconsin. WiscNews has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing customer reviews, financing options, warranties and local availability of more than 25 businesses and choosing seven favorites from the top hot tub companies around Beaver Dam.

Companies pay ConsumerAffairs to be authorized, and WiscNews and/or ConsumerAffairs may receive compensation when you click a link, call a number or fill out a form on this site.

Take a Home Warranty Quiz

Get matched with an Authorized Partner

Compare Beaver Dam Hot Tub Stores and Brands

What to look for when buying a hot tub in Beaver Dam

baraboo skyline

Before deciding on a hot tub, you should evaluate models based on features that are important to you. Some of the most popular spa features and accessories in Wisconsin include:

  • Lights and speakers: If you want to entertain, look for features like LED lights and built-in speakers. Color-changing lights and hot tub music systems can be controlled with a remote control or smartphone app, which makes it simple to set the right ambiance.
  • Hot tub cover lifts: Investing in a cover lifter makes your hot tub more accessible if you suffer from back pain. Cover lifts help you remove spa covers with ease and protect your cover from unnecessary or accidental damage. You can choose a manual model with a bar lifter or one that uses a hydraulic assist to help you open and close the spa.
  • Hot tub steps: Getting in and out of a hot tub can be tricky, especially for those with mobility issues. Most hot tub stores around Beaver Dam also sell accessories like handrails, hot tub steps with storage and other features to make your tub more accessible.
  • Saltwater sanitation systems: While they do involve a steeper initial investment, a saltwater hot tub saves you money on chemicals and long-term spa maintenance. Saltwater systems are less irritating to the skin but can be corrosive over time, so keep an eye on your hot tub components.

Average hot tub prices in Beaver Dam

The cost of new hot tubs varies significantly. Smaller plug-and-play models start at around $3,000, and premium or luxury models can cost $16,000 or more. If you choose to purchase a swim spa, these cutting-edge models can cost more than $30,000.

Upgrades like speakers, lighting or other customizations increase the cost of the spa, as does choosing a model from a high-end, luxury manufacturer. Most retailers offer financing, including store credit cards or lines of credit. Ask your spa consultant about available financing options.

Installing a hot tub in Beaver Dam

You need a solid foundation, such as a concrete slab, to install a hot tub. You should place your hot tub near a water source, like a garden hose, for easy filling. Don’t install the tub beneath overhead power lines.

Hot tubs require either 110 or 220 volts of electricity. Hot tubs that run on 110 volts are sometimes called “plug-and-play” models because they can be plugged into a standard outlet. If your hot tub runs on 220 volts, you need to hire an electrician to install an appropriate outlet.

When shopping for hot tubs, ask your retailer if it offers installation services. If it doesn’t, its employees may be able to recommend a reputable local service company who can install your hot tub. Your installer should ensure that all applicable plumbing and electrical codes are followed.

Beaver Dam hot tub FAQ

Do I need a permit for a hot tub in Dodge County?

Residents need a permit to install a hot tub in Dodge County. You can download a permit application on the City of Beaver Dam’s website.

How much does a hot tub cost to run?

The cost of running a hot tub varies significantly — monthly totals range from $10 to $150. Most spa owners find themselves in the $20 to $40 per month range, which includes the cost of electricity, water, supplies and ongoing maintenance. Expect to pay more if you choose to hire a company to clean and maintain your spa. Keep in mind that your homeowners’ insurance may increase with additional hot tub coverage.

Are hot tubs a lot of maintenance?

To keep your hot tub water clean and balanced, you need to check the chemicals at least once per week. The tub should also be drained and cleaned three to four times a year.

What should I clean my hot tub with?

You can use distilled vinegar, denatured alcohol or many other household cleaners to clean your empty tub. If you’re unsure about using a particular product, contact your hot tub’s manufacturer to confirm it’s safe for your tub.

How long do hot tubs last?

Hot tubs can last anywhere from five to 20 years. How long your tub lasts varies based on how well it’s maintained and how frequently it’s used.

Can I put a hot tub in my house?

Hot tubs can be installed indoors, but it’s a more expensive installation process because you must account for the tub’s weight and the excess moisture created when operating it. Contact a professional installer for more information.

Can I put a hot tub on grass or gravel?

You can place a hot tub on a gravel pad if it has been leveled, but you should never put a hot tub directly on grass. Not only can moisture and insects damage the tub, but it can sink into the ground over time and become unstable.

When do hot tubs go on sale in Wisconsin?

Typically, you can find the best deals on hot tubs in the fall when retailers begin clearing inventory for the next year’s models. Many spa stores also have discounts on floor units or discontinued models.

Beaver Dam hot tub store and brand information

Marquis Spas

Marquis Spas is a national manufacturer of hot tubs and swim spas. Hot tub prices start at around $3,895, and financing is available from local dealers in Wisconsin. All tubs come with standard full-cabinet foam insulation. Popular features for Marquis Spas hot tubs include waterfall options and customizable lighting.

Marquis Spas

Cal Spas

Cal Spas is a national retailer with local dealership partners throughout Wisconsin. Its hot tub prices start at around $3,000, and the company offers hydromassage jet technology, therapy spa features and different seating options. All hot tubs include full-cabinet or shell foam insulation. Cal Spas provides lifetime warranties on select components.

Cal Spas

Master Spas

Master Spas specializes in manufacturing hot tubs and swim spas. The company’s hot tub prices start at around $4,000, and financing is available through local dealers in Wisconsin. All tubs come with built-in water management systems and energy-efficient insulation.

Master Spas

Binner Pools

Binner Pools retails hot tubs, fireplaces and pools. It carries hot tubs from Hot Spring, Fantasy Spas, Marquis Spas, Lomart and Imperial Pools. The company also provides spa cleaning, maintenance and repairs. Binner Pools showroom is located at 510 N. Pioneer Road, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 54937.

Binner Pools

Capitol Pools

Capitol Pools specializes in designing and building custom hot tubs. It can build spas as a combo with an in-ground pool or as a standalone water feature in your yard. With a custom build, you can select the spa’s energy efficiency, sanitization system, light and water features and much more. Schedule a free in-home consultation to receive an estimate on your custom spa project. Capitol Pools is located at 2890 Terra Court, Ste. 12, Sun Prairie, WI 53590.

Capitol Pools

Patio Pleasures

Patio Pleasures started as a spa dealer more than 20 years ago and is now a leading hot tub provider in Southern Wisconsin. It carries Marquis and Bullfrog Spas and has a wide variety of models in its showroom or available through custom order. With showroom locations in Madison and Sun Prairie, you can conveniently shop or schedule a consultation with a spa expert. Patio Pleasures also offers swim spas, in-ground spa kits, chemicals and other supplies. Patio Pleasures is located at 622 W. Main St., Sun Prairie, WI 53590.

Patio Pleasures

Neuman Pools

Neuman Pools is a local pool and spa builder with a diverse portfolio of water projects, including custom in-ground spas with luxury effects like vanishing edges and waterfall features. The company specializes in creating outdoor escapes that you can enjoy year-round in Beaver Dam. Neuman Pools is located at W. 9684 Beaverland Parkway, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.

Neuman Pools