Where to Buy a Used Hot Tub or Swim Spa

The three best resources for finding used hot tubs are Craigslist, Newspaper, and Hot Tub Dealerships. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages but it all comes down finding the right hot tub that suits your needs.

  1. Craigslist.com – Craigslist is by far the largest resource for finding a used hot tub. There are hundreds of listings to comb thru with hot tubs in all shapes and sizes (even swim spas).
  2. Newspaper and Online Classifieds – Sellers are less inclined to use newspapers or less frequented online classifieds, however, it’s wise to browse these resources as well since the occasional gem can be found.
  3. Hot Tub Dealerships or Hot Tub Service Companies – We are big advocates for buying used hot tubs from hot tub dealerships and service companies. There are several reasons for this recommendation. First, these companies generally inspect and test the used spas they sell. Second, they typically replace bad components and fix issues with the spa before they sell them. Third, they handle the delivery and placement of the hot tub for you and many times include it in their price. Fourth, they typically give the hot tubs a warranty ranging from 30-180 days. At the end of the day, they are a business and their reputation is at stake and want to make their customers happy. These hot tubs may be slightly more expensive than a similar hot tub on Craigslist but are worth it when you consider the peace of mind.