There are few home amenities better-suited for cold Oklahoma winters and dry Oklahoma summers than a hot tub. Hot tubs can soothe away muscle aches with therapy jets, or they can be the perfect place to entertain your guests. We researched 23 stores and distributors in and around Oklahoma City and read 312 reviews to make sure you can find the perfect hot tub in Oklahoma City.
Do you need a permit for a hot tub in Oklahoma City?
Most above-ground and in-ground hot tubs in Oklahoma City do not require special permits. You are not required to file anything with the city before installing prefabricated hot tubs and pools as long at they can contain fewer than 5,000 gallons of water. Most hot tubs you can buy in Oklahoma City have a capacity of about 500 gallons, so you won't have worry about getting a permit from the city. For questions about city permits, contact the OKC permit office at (405) 297-2948.
Do you need to update your plumbing for a hot tub in OKC?
When you're installing a hot tub, you may have to update your electrical and plumbing systems. If you're in an older neighborhood like Crown Heights, Jefferson Park, Edgemere Park, Paseo, Shepherd or Putnam Heights, you may find that your older systems need updating to fit with contemporary hot tubs. These may require professional install services from plumbers or electricians that can make the changes they need to keep you up to Oklahoma City code standards.
Best material for an Oklahoma City hot tub
Oklahoma City hot tubs need to be made of strong material, but thankfully most hot tubs have shells that are weather resistant. Acrylic, vinyl, fiberglass and rotomolded plastic shells can all stand up against harsh Oklahoma wind and weather.
Best way to buy a hot tub in Oklahoma City
When you're buying a hot tub, look for events and sales at a local dealer. Sales events are the best way to get hot tubs at decent prices. Holiday sales are common in Oklahoma City, especially in the summer, so keep an eye out for local advertisements. Here are some other tips when it comes to buying a hot tub.
Look for last year's model: Showroom floors often have hot tubs they're trying to move. Ask the salesperson if they have any particular model they want to sell to make way for new inventory. It's often the quickest way to get a good price.
Negotiate your price: You won't see the lowest possible price outright. If you're dealing with a local hot tub store, be willing to walk away if the price isn't quite right for you. Remember, they're trying to move inventory, so if you're willing to ask for a lower price, they'll likely drop it by more than $100.
Approach traveling sales and expos with caution: Traveling sales and expos are usually put on by large chains selling out of their normal territory. To make sales, they often send high-pressure salespeople who may not know enough about the hot tubs they sell to give you an accurate picture of the product. There are several traveling sales and home product expos that come to Oklahoma City each year, so make sure you research the tub you want before you go to the sale.
ThermoSpas sells hot tubs directly to consumers instead of through a distributor or showroom. They offer hot tubs for relaxation as well as swim spas for exercise, each with features you can choose and customize. Consumers' reviews praise the company's customer service.
Master Spas sells recreational hot tubs and exercise swim spas at authorized dealers across the United States, like Aqua Haven in OKC. Reviewers mentioned the value of deluxe features like effective filters, interchangeable jets and additional circulation pumps.
Brands sold: Artesian, Viking, LPI, Hudson Bay and Catalina
This store sells Artesian, Viking, LPI, Hudson Bay and Catalonia hut tubs. They sell not only pool and spa supplies, but also grills, patio furniture and more. Reviewers appreciate the excellent customer service and say employees are quick to help people find the products they need.
Brands sold: Master Spas
This store is an authorized dealer of Master Spas. In addition to spas, this store sells hard-to-find pool and spa care accessories as well as backyard entertainment products. Store patrons appreciate how quickly the store worked to deliver and install their tubs.
Aqua Living Factory Outlets
Brands sold: Hudson Bay, Plug & Power, Lifestyle, Dr. Wellness
This factory outlet store is the largest hot tub retailer in the United States, and it has one location in OKC. This store sells several different hot tub brands and accessories. Customers across the country mention excellent customer service.
Emerald Springs Spa
Brands sold: Fantasy Spas, Hot Spring Spas, Tuff Spas, Endless Pools, Splash Super Pools
This hot tub store sells hot tubs, parts, accessories and other products. It is one of the few retailers in OKC that sells pre-owned hot tubs and spas for discount prices. Customers mention the friendly staff who are willing to help in person or over the phone.
Leisure Time Pools & Spas
Brands sold: Sundance Spas, Marquis Spas
This retailer has two locations in OKC and sells Sundance and Marquis spas as well as in- and above-ground swimming pools. They also offer professional repair and maintenance service. Customers mention fast and friendly service at both locations.
This outdoor furniture and recreational store sells Nordic, Sundance, Bahama Spas, Signature Spas and Jacuzzi hot tubs. The store also offers maintenance and repair services for a minimum of $99 per trip. Customers mention excellent service.
Pleasant Pools and Spas
Brands sold: Dream Maker Spas
With four locations in Oklahoma, this store sells custom pools and Dream Maker spas. The company has over 40 years of experience selling and maintaining pools and spas. Customers mention their professionalism, quick work and honest, upfront pricing.
This store sells premium Bullfrog Spas at its OKC storeroom. These spas come with the JetPak Therapy System, a customizable system that lets you choose from 16 different massage settings. Customers enjoyed the store's informative staff and low-pressure buying experience.
Country Leisure Manufacturing
Brands sold: Caldera Spas, Freeflow Spas
This company sells Caldera and Freeflow spas as well as maintenance packages to keep them running. They also sell in- and above-ground pools, and they provide on-site repair services for pools and spas. Customer reviews mention friendly staff and quick installation.
Thunder Pools and Spas
Brands sold: Custom-built pools and spas
This company sells and and installs custom in-ground pools and hot tubs for customers in OKC and surrounding areas. They specialize in finding a spa and pool design to fit your budget. Customers in OKC appreciated quick, professional installation as well as expert craftsmanship.
Lowe's Home Improvement
Brands sold: Home & Garden, American Spas, Hudson Bay, QCA Spas and SpaBerry
This home improvement superstore sells Home & Garden, American Spas, Hudson Bay, QCA and Spaberry hot tubs. There are 11 locations across OKC. Reviewers tend to appreciate the frequent sale prices and selection from this store.
Brands sold: American Spas, Lifesmart, Canadian Spa Company, Home & Garden, Hudson Bay
This home improvement supply store sells American Spas, Hudson Bay, Home & Garden, Canadian Spa Company and Lifesmart hot tubs. Consumer reviews mention the friendly, knowledgeable staff and clean stores.