Wooden hot tubs
Bottom Line

Wooden hot tubs are the oldest kind, but are still popular with those who love the traditional, rustic look. They are customizable, attractive and durable. Because they are also available in kit form that can be assembled on site, they can be installed in places where a molded above-ground won't go. They can be heated with electric, gas or even wood, but offer fewer features than other spas and are sold only primarily through specialty retailers, though online retailers, such as Amazon.com, offer a handful of models on occasion.

  • Durable construction
  • Attractive, customizable
  • Can be assembled on site
  • Variety of heating options
  • Not widely available
  • Difficult to move