Above Ground Hot Tub

When choosing a hot tub, one important decision is whether to excavate and install an in-ground model, or choose a portable, self-contained above-ground model. While the right option for you will largely come down to personal preference, there’s no doubt that above-ground hot tubs represent the easier, more functional and more cost-effective option.

Here’s how Hot Spring’s portable, self-contained, above-ground hot tubs compare to in-ground models.

Why Buy a Hot Spring Hot Tub

Melburnians appreciate quality. And in a Hot Spring hot tub, you get exactly that. We enjoy the backing of the world’s largest spa manufacturer, Watkins Wellness, who have delivered hot tubs to over two million happy customers – enough to place a spa in every single Melbourne dwelling. Our team of local professionals also brings unmatched knowledge and experience, and will help you to make the most of your investment. Your task is simple – choose the right machine. To do that, you should consider:

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How many people will your Hot Spring host? Social butterflies will need more seats than people who are looking for a more intimate escape.

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Consider where you might want to place your hot tub, then check how much space you have, ease of access, and the ability to power and drain your machine.

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Your perfect hot tub will reflect what you hope to get from it, whether health and wellness, relaxation or quality time.

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By investing in a quality hot tub for your Melbourne backyard, you’ll enjoy real returns in soaking experience, lower power bills, longevity and even property value.

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Unlike in-ground pools, which need to be planned, excavated, installed and landscaped around, a Hot Spring portable hot tub can simply be dropped in place, powered, filled and turned on. Rather than waiting weeks for an in-ground hot tub to be created, you can enjoy your first toasty soak on the day of delivery! And by leaving installation to our professional teams, you won’t have to lift so much as a finger.


Hot Spring hot tubs are completely self-contained and fully portable – simply drain the water, unplug the power, and you’re ready to move. This means that you can shift them around your yard if you feel like a different view while you soak, and you can take them with you if you ever move. This means the world of hot tubbing is now open to renters!

Features and innovation

In-ground hot tubs tend to be custom creations that can be beautiful, but they tend to offer limited functionality. By mass producing hot tubs, we can make significant investments in research and development to pair beauty with functionality. At Hot Spring we proudly sit at the leading edge of hot tub innovation, delivering soaking and ownership experiences that an in-ground tub simply can’t match, complete with automated water care, touchscreen controls, moving jets, lighting and water features and energy-efficient insulation.

Affordability and upgradability

The Hot Spring range of hot tubs is constantly evolving. Many owners regularly upgrade their hot tubs to enjoy the latest and greatest soaking experience, and the ease of installation and high resale value of Hot Spring machines means you can level up easily and surprisingly cheaply! With economies of scale on our side, Hot Spring hot tubs offer more luxury and functionality for less.

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Cleaning, upkeep and repair are simple with a Hot Spring. Surfaces are easy to wipe, filters and parts are easy to access (we guarantee the supply of spare parts for 20 years), and our water care technologies largely take care of themselves. It’s hard to find all that in an in-ground hot tub!

Elevate your Melbourne home

At Hot Spring our above-ground hot tubs are designed to bring unmatched levels of luxury to your Melbourne backyard, while also offering a far simpler, quicker and more cost-effective way to secure your own spa when compared to an in-ground option. Hot Spring hot tubs are self-contained and fully portable, so unlike in-ground tubs, they can simply be placed on an appropriate surface, filled up and plugged in. They can even be taken with you if you ever move house!

Melburnians are famously discerning when it comes to style. Our contemporary designs blend the traditional hot tub look with European minimalism, and customisable colours let you choose either a backyard showpiece or a more organic addition to your property.

Are hot tubs good for your health?

Why drive all the way to Daylesford when you can place a healing Hot Spring right in your own backyard? A hot tub in your Melbourne backyard grants you access to proven health and wellness benefits.

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Immersing yourself in the warm waters of your hot tub sends more blood, and therefore more oxygen and nutrients, around your body to where they’re needed.

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Between the warmth of the water and the action of the hydromassage jets, your hot tub loosens tight muscles and reduces inflammation.

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With buoyancy taking weight off joints and promoting movement, Melburnians with chronic pain or limited mobility can enjoy serious relief in a hot tub.

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The jets, the lights, the sounds, the water features; in a Hot Spring you can sit back, relax and forget your troubles.

The Hot Spring® Difference

With the potential for four seasons on any given day, the right conditions for water-based fun can prove elusive in Melbourne... unless you enjoy total control over your environment. In a Hot Spring hot tub that’s exactly what you get. You’ll enjoy precise temperature control that creates an oasis on those cool Melbourne evenings, luxurious hydromassage to wick away the stresses of living in Australia’s biggest city, and a device-free place for you to connect with your loved ones.

Here’s why Hot Spring® hot tubs are built different.

"Hot Spring® spa pool was the best decision she and her husband ever made for their wellness and family bond. " — Dallas 

" I am really pleased with the condition of the spa, the extra power costs are negligible too. Highly recommended. " —David Swann