Best 5 Hot Tub Steps Reviewed

hot tub step reviewsWhether you’re looking to add an extra set piece to your hot tub to really set the scene and the mood or you’re being safety conscious, hot tub steps are an addition that most tub owners make at some point or another.

Not only is it an accessory that can improve the spa experience, but it ensures that people don’t slip or fall when getting into or out of the hot tub. No-one wants a nasty accident to ruin the mood after a nice, long soak.

Here, we’re going to look at five of the best hot tub steps, also known as spa steps, and which you should consider above the others when making your choice.

We’re going to look at a range of factors, including general price in comparison with other products, stability, safety features, and more.

Hot Tub Steps Comparison

We go over each set of steps in our roundup in detail below, but here is a look at the units in our review for those of you in a hurry:

Our Choice
Leisure Accents Deluxe Spa Step, 36 Inches Long, Gray/ Black
Confer Plastics Spa Step with Storage - Gray
Budget Friendly
Confer HS2MR 29"x23"x14" Handi-Step for Round/Straight Sided Spa - Medium Red
Confer Spa Step with Storage
QCA Spas LASS36-SC-R Red/Black Spa Storage Step, 36-Inch, Red/Black
Model
Leisure Accents Deluxe Spa Step, 36 Inches Long, Gray/ Black
Confer Plastics Spa Step with Storage - Gray
Confer HS2MR 29"x23"x14" Handi-Step for Round/Straight Sided Spa - Medium Red
Confer Spa Step with Storage
QCA Spas LASS36-SC-R Red/Black Spa Storage Step, 36-Inch, Red/Black
Reviews
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Price
from $94.99
$138.46
$58.97
$138.46
$135.99
Our Choice
Leisure Accents Deluxe Spa Step, 36 Inches Long, Gray/ Black
Model
Leisure Accents Deluxe Spa Step, 36 Inches Long, Gray/ Black
Reviews
Price
from $94.99
Confer Plastics Spa Step with Storage - Gray
Model
Confer Plastics Spa Step with Storage - Gray
Reviews
Price
$138.46
Budget Friendly
Confer HS2MR 29"x23"x14" Handi-Step for Round/Straight Sided Spa - Medium Red
Model
Confer HS2MR 29"x23"x14" Handi-Step for Round/Straight Sided Spa - Medium Red
Reviews
Price
$58.97
Confer Spa Step with Storage
Model
Confer Spa Step with Storage
Reviews
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Price
$138.46
QCA Spas LASS36-SC-R Red/Black Spa Storage Step, 36-Inch, Red/Black
Model
QCA Spas LASS36-SC-R Red/Black Spa Storage Step, 36-Inch, Red/Black
Reviews
Price
$135.99

What should you consider when choosing your hot tub steps?

The features of a good set of hot tub stairs will vary from person to person. Some people are looking for mood-enhancing accessories to their tub, others are concerned with safety above all else. Either way, here are some of the features you should bear in mind when scanning through the market:

  • The convenience and size: The measurements of the steps matter a lot, so we’ll be looking into those with every set that we review. You want to make sure that the height of the steps is relatively even to your hot tub, so you don’t have to step up or down too far.
  • The sturdiness: Whether or not the steps can handle your weight without giving you cause for concern is undoubtedly the most important feature of all. You don’t want to worry that they’re going to fall through after a few uses.
  • The safety: Features like hand railings and textured surfaces can make these steps a lot safer, especially when wet.
  • The storage options: Spa steps with storage offer an extra spa to hold all of your hot tub goodies, including skin creams, scents, and even a treat to share when you’re enjoying the bubbles. You can get an extra space to hold your goods that’s close enough to reach from the tub without getting an additional table or tray. It’s not a feature that you’ll find in every set of steps, so we’ll highlight any storage options for those it really matters.

Best Hot Tub Steps

With those factors in mind, it’s time to take a closer look at what models are available, and to figure out which are really the best hot tub steps you can buy at the moment.

1. Leisure Accents Deluxe Spa Step

Leisure Accents Deluxe Spa Step review

The Leisure Accents Deluxe Spa Step

A set of all plastic steps that come with no extra hardware, measuring at 36 x 24 x 14 inches. Two steps of 7 inches make for 14 inches. Despite the fact that they’re entirely plastic, these 22.7 lb steps do feel very sturdy indeed, for any who might find that material a concern. As such, there’s little need for anchoring, since they are quite heavy.

These are basic, but entirely functional steps. They don’t offer any storage space, nor extra safety features like rails, but the step surface is ribbed, meaning that it’s stable and offers some grip, extra important for bare, wet feet. Furthermore, they’re perfect for outdoor hot tubs, requiring little maintenance but a clean now and then, and are totally weatherproof from our experience.

Some might have a little trouble with the assembly, as many have found trouble getting the bottom step connected, but others have had no such issues. While decent for bare feet, you might find the surface a little slippery for flat shoes like flip-flops, too, so adding some traction slips might help.

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Leisure Accents Deluxe Spa Step, 36 Inches Long, Gray/ Black
118 Reviews
Leisure Accents Deluxe Spa Step, 36 Inches Long, Gray/ Black
  • All plastic construction
  • Easy assembly
  • Weatherproof and UV resistant
  • No hardware
  • Cleans easily with soap and water

2. Confer Plastics Spa Step with Storage

Confer Plastics Spa Step with Storage review

The Confer Plastics Spa Step with Storage

Another set of all-plastic steps coated in resin, measuring at 15 inches total in height, with a set of two comfortably size steps leading the way up. It feels nice and weighty at 25 lbs when set up, and the steps are each three-feet-wide, making for a comfortable ascent. The weight of the product and lack of need for an anchor are both helped by the fact this is a set of spa steps with storage. The top step of the product pulls away to reveal a spacious storage area able to house up to 300 lbs. of weight.

It’s a sturdy, reliable product in our experience, and the resin makes it both weatherproof and practically maintenance free, meaning that it should last plenty of time as a basic set of steps. The ribbed surface provides a decent amount of traction for your feet, as well.

One issue is that the product looks slightly different than advertised, specifically in the color department, which might be an issue with those who are picky about their aesthetics. More concerning, however, is that construction can be a little tricky, and some have experienced faults after brute forcing it, so take care during assembly.

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Confer Plastics Spa Step with Storage - Gray
164 Reviews
Confer Plastics Spa Step with Storage - Gray
  • Flip away tread reveals removable storage compartment
  • Keeps spa accessories handy; 300-lb weight capacity
  • Generously sized: 3-ft wide; 2-step design
  • Constructed of maintenance-free resin
  • Color may vary slightly from the picture

3. Confer Plastics Confer HS2MR Handi-Step for Round/Straight Sided Spa

Confer HS2MR review

The Confer Plastics Confer HS2MR Handi-Step

Another pair of all-plastic, 14-high steps, these spa stairs are considerably cheaper than the previous Confer plastics model, but that might come down mainly to the fact that it doesn’t have the same storage capacity. It’s also hollow by design and much simpler, which means that it’s not only much easier to set up, but it’s also lighter. As such, users should be careful to ensure it’s properly anchored so that it doesn’t move around when you’re stepping on it.

Despite the light weight, these steps are sturdy enough to support plenty of weight and showed no signs of bending or faults. What’s more, they have some of the best grooves of the steps we’ve reviewed here, so providing that they’re anchored down, they feel very safe, indeed. Assembly is as simple as snapping the pieces into place, so if you’re looking for a pair of steps that’s easy to start using as soon as you get them out of the box, you will find them here with no issue.

For the price and the relatively light design, these are comfortable and reliable steps, but just make sure that you take what steps are needed to anchor them down.

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Confer HS2MR 29'x23'x14' Handi-Step for Round/Straight Sided Spa - Medium Red
783 Reviews
Confer HS2MR 29"x23"x14" Handi-Step for Round/Straight Sided Spa - Medium Red
  • All plastic construction
  • Easy assembly
  • Weatherproof and UV resistant
  • No hardware
  • Cleans easily with soap and water

4. Confer Plastics Leisure Accents Spa Step with Storage Compartment

Leisure Accents Spa Step review

The Confer Plastics Leisure Accents Spa Step

Another set of spa steps with storage, these might seem much the same as the product as the other Confer Steps storage steps but are slightly more expensive. So, what are the differences? First of all, they have slightly different dimensions, being an inch taller and a pound heavier. While it might not seem like much, getting the right height relative to your tub can be important to ensure ascent and egress is comfortable. The weight adds a little more stability, too, but it’s not much of a difference.

Otherwise, they work much the same as the other steps, with a top step that pulls away to reveal plenty of convenient storage space for all of your hot tub luxuries. The ribbed steps look and feel very similar, too, as does the plastic used for the construction.

As such, you can expect all the same kinds of benefits from these steps. They feel nice and sturdy, have no need for anchorage, and provide a nice, secure grip for wet feet when climbing up or down them. However, some users have noted difficulty with assembly, which can increase the time it takes to set them up.

5. QCA Spas LASS36-SC-R Red/Black Spa Storage Step

QCA Spas LASS36-SC-R review

The QCA Spas LASS36-SC-R Spa Storage Step

Lastly, we have another set of two steps, reaching 13 and a half inches height in total, made entirely of a durable resin design. These spa steps with storage come in at a little under the Confer Plastics model, but do you sacrifice any of the quality for those savings?

In our experience, these steps are every bit as sturdy as you would like, if not a little lighter than the other storage steps available. They weigh in at 21 pounds, which isn’t light enough to require anchorage, but not quite as stable as some might like. However, this can be fixed if you make use of the spacious storage compartment. While the storage is very convenient indeed, it’s not suitable for keeping chemicals in, so it might not be recommended for all of those spa goodies.

That said, it’s a durable and resilient set of stairs once set up, though some have noted that using extra tools like a mallet may be essential for getting the steps to fit together. Weather-resistant and practically maintenance free, it can be perfect for outdoor use

QCA Spas LASS36-SC-R Red/Black Spa Storage Step, 36-Inch, Red/Black
29 Reviews
QCA Spas LASS36-SC-R Red/Black Spa Storage Step, 36-Inch, Red/Black
  • Durable resin design for reliable hot tub entry and exit
  • Stylish 2-tone red and beige finish
  • 13-1/2 in. high x 36 in. wide x 23 in. deep

DIY Hot Tub Steps Video

If you have some carpentry skills, here is a YouTube video showing how to build your own steps for a hot tub:

In Conclusion

Which set of spa steps you choose is all about deciding whether or not you need the extra storage. In terms of cost-effectiveness, the lighter Confer Plastics steps are the cheapest, but you might have to purchase or find something to anchor them down. In terms of spa steps with storage, the cheaper of the two products from Confer Plastics is sturdy, easy enough to assemble, and offers plenty of space. If you’re looking for extra safety features, however, you might need to look beyond what’s featured here, as added railings and other safeguards can up your price dramatically and often need to be custom fit.