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Question DetailsAsked on 5/18/2013

how much should a 8' x 8' concrete pad for a hot tub cost

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Depending on concrete costs in your area and whether they can reach it with a readymix truck or have to barrow it, and how much surface prep is needed under the concrete (stripping topsoil, replacing unsuitable soil, removing tree roots, etc) rough number $600-1200. What your local readymix minimum delivery is counts too - might be 3 cubic yards when you only need a bit over one, which means you pay for three times more than you take, or even have to find a place to dump 2 yards of concrete (most readymix companies will not ship less than 3 yards to ensure mix consistency, and many charge to take unused concrete back.) So, if you are certainyou want a concrete pad, find out how much you have to take and consider a pathway or something to use up the rest, though that is more lablro and forming and rebar as well.

Check your manufacturer's recommendations - hot tubs can be laid on a timber deck, and generally on a prefab sauna and hot tub mat like EZ Pad (for $300-400) over level grass, sand or gravel, or on a gravel pad. Could cut your cost WAY down.

Also, if you ever move the hot tub might or might not be a benefit (many realtors say it is a negative to buyers - I agree, as not many people want the maintenance cost), so having a gravel pad or wood deck would be a plus, whereas a concrete pad would be a detriment. If you do go with a concrete pad you might consider the small additional cost of having it colored brown or deep red to blend in with the yard a bit more.

Answered 7 years ago by LCD


I recently installed a hot tub at my new townhouse. After some research I decided to give the EZ Pad a try. It was fantastic! For a little over $300 it was sitting on my front porch in 5 days. A friend and I set it up in about 15 minutes and it has worked great! I wanted the tub to sit 85% in an old flower bed and 15% overlapping an existing slab. I dug about two inches of dirt out of the bed and added a yard of graxel which raised the flower bed level even with the sidewalk. I laid the EZ Pad on top of the two surfaces and have had no problems.

Answered 5 years ago by Guest_9770194

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