Wooden hot tubs
Rustic-looking soaking tubs
Generally constructed of teak, redwood or cedar, wooden hot tubs still closely resemble the very first models, but with some upgrades. Priced similarly to standard above-ground spas, wooden hot tubs boast natural aromatherapy from the fragrant woods used in construction. Like other above-ground spas, wooden hot tubs require a firm surface for proper installation, but their heat source may be electrical, gas or wood. These hot tubs require extensive maintenance and are simple in style, lacking many of the options found in other spa types. They are available from specialty retailers and in do-it-yourself kits.