Who wouldn’t love a personal hot tub in their very own home?
It’s something that we typically think we need to go to a spa for, but you’d be surprised at the myriad of options available for at-home hot tubs.
Unfortunately, many of them are expensive, bulky and difficult to install, often requiring the use of a contractor to help you do it. This adds to the cost and turns into a long-term investment that you might not be willing to pay.
However, there’s another good option; an inflatable hot tub!
Why Get An Inflatable Hot Tub?
Hot tubs are a fantastic addition to any home whether you use them after a long and hard day at work or as a social gathering with friends or family members. It gives you the luxury of having an at-home Jacuzzi without the associated costs of renovating parts of your home or hiring contractors to help you install it. They come at a much lower price point and are much cheaper than even a low-end hot tub.
Thanks to the inflatable hot tub design, you can easily store them away when they’re not in use and you can bring them out whenever the mood strikes. They can be set up within just a few minutes and they’re surprisingly sturdy, enough to accommodate several people depending on the size or brand that you purchase. You also get all of the hydrotherapy benefits that you can expect with a regular hot tub such as easing your stress, improving relaxation and detoxifying your body. Some blow up hot tubs even come with water treatment systems that remove the need for chlorine that helps to remove organic contaminants and kills the bacteria that could be lurking in your hot tub.
Best Inflatable Hot Tubs
There are definitely a lot of different models to choose from. But here are what we think are five of the best inflatable hot tubs on the market.
The Bestway 54155 is a popular choice for people that want to enjoy a spa-like portable hot tub experience with friends and family members. Thanks to its relatively large size, it can easily accommodate four to six adults. This makes it great for family use or if you’re planning an outdoor party for the future and want to give your guests a relaxing inflatable spa experience. The walls are made from tri-tech material, meaning that it offers superior durability and comfort when compared to most other cheaper inflatable Jacuzzis.
One of the main concerns about cheaper outdoor inflatable spas is that there might not be enough power or air jets to get that luxurious Jacuzzi feel. However, the Bestway 54155E comes with a total of 114 all-surrounding air jets which provide everyone in the tub with a comfortable full-body massage. You can also re-position yourself inside the inflatable hot tub to make sure that the jets hit all over your body. You’ll also get surprisingly good power savings thanks to the automatic start/stop timer-controlled heating. This will ensure that you always have a portable hot tub that’s at the right temperature for when you need its stress-beating qualities.
A nice extra for the Bestway 54155E is that it comes with a leatheroid cover that clips on to the blow up hot tub. This can be used to both protect the inflatable spa and also allow it to retain its heat for longer. You’ll get also get a filter cartridge to keep the water clean and a chemical floater that will decontaminate the water while you use it.
In conclusion, the Bestway 54155E comes with plenty of great features at an affordable price. If you’re willing to plan around when you use it (since it does take a while to fill and heat) and have a suitable outdoor location to place it, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the results you can get from this wonderful inflatable hot tub.
The Coleman SaluSpa Inflatable Hot Tub is another relatively inexpensive inflatable spa that provides all of the benefits you could expect from a solid Jacuzzi which would cost around 8 to 10 times more money. With a four to six person capacity and TriTech material construction that gives it a long-lasting and durable feel, this is a great portable hot tub to invest in if your budget is tight or if you simply want to try out an inflatable hot tub.
The digital control panel on the heater unit allows you to control the temperature precisely and even use start/stop timers to ensure that you always have a comfortable and heated blow up hot tub when you need it. The materials are sturdy with extra puncture resistance to provide extra strength. Despite it being an inflatable spa, this will last a surprisingly long time even if you use it on a regular basis or leave it set up.
The setup is easy and it even comes with a top cover to help the water heat up faster and also to protect the inflatable hot tub. The directions are simple and it doesn’t take long to inflate and set up. However, do keep in mind that most inflatable Jacuzzis will slowly heat up the water and the ambient temperature can make a big difference, so it can take around a day before the water is at its optimal temperature. Thankfully, the digital timer functions make this easy to plan ahead for.
All in all, it’s a great product that we can highly recommend. It can comfortably fit at least four people and the added accessories can help with its energy efficiency.
The Intex Pure Spa is another fantastic option for families or people that plan to have multiple people in their inflatable spa at the same time. It supports up to six people and comes with the usual advantages that you can expect from a portable hot tub. It inflates in just around 20 minutes and there are 170 high-powered bubble jets around the interior of the spa, giving you a relaxing massage while you’re sitting in the tub. It’s also very easy to maintain thanks to the two easy-to-replace filter cartridges that make it really easy to clean the water. You can even buy handy replacement filters if you use the blow up hot tub on a regular basis.
A rather unique feature of the Intex Pure Spa is that it comes with a light function that adds a little bit of romance to the entire inflatable spa. This is a nice touch that also makes it usable in dim lighting conditions. It also comes with far more high-powered jets than other inflatable hot tubs at this price range, making it a very affordable and feature-rich spa.
In short, the Intex Pure Spa is a great product for the price and has a surprising number of water jets that provide an excellent spa-like experience.
4. SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet Inflatable 6-Person Hot Tub
The SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet Inflatable 6-Person Hot Tub The SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet is a sturdy, durable and surprisingly comfortable tub that can easily fit six people. However, you’ll find that four is the preferred number if you want to be able to move around and experience the numerous massage jets all over your body. It heats up to 104F and is fantastic for anyone that wants an at-home inflatable hot tub without having to shell out thousands for a static tub.
A unique feature of the SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet is in its look. Although it functions quite close to other inflatable spas, it comes in a leather-like color to give it an added touch of elegance that will fit great in both outdoor and indoor environments. The I-Beam construction also means that it remains sturdy even when you sit on the sides and it won’t buckle or bend like cheaper inflatable Jacuzzis. The pump is also surprisingly quiet compared to competing models, so this is an ideal choice if you’re worried about the noise it can create.
Overall, it’s a brilliant choice that many will be happy with. It’s an affordable blow up hot tub that won’t break the bank and comes with a great set of features.
5. Goplus 4-6 Person Outdoor Spa Inflatable Hot Tub
The Goplus inflatable Jacuzzi sets itself apart with a bunch of extra accessories such as a cover and repair patches, making it one of the best long-term blow up hot tub purchases you could make. It also comes with a few extra filters to ensure that you’re always soaking in cleaned water, but do keep in mind that you will occasionally need to replace the filters and use a floater to keep the bacteria out of your portable hot tub, especially if you plan on using it outside.
The Goplus can be used in both outdoor and indoor situations and uses a standard outlet to heat up the water. It does take around half a day to fully heat up the water, but this is normal even for more expensive hot tubs that are static. You’re also given a cover to help keep the temperature stable when it’s not in use. It’s a bubble design that provides an all-round excellent massage no matter where you sit, and it comes with hard water treatment features so you don’t need to worry about mineral build up.
It’s a fantastic choice for anyone looking for an affordable and easy-to-manage portable hot tub. It offers terrific value, lots of accessories and a comfortable spa experience without an outrageous price tag.
Using An Inflatable Hot Tub
If you’ve never seen an air filled hot tub in action before, check out this YouTube video the walks through an un-boxing and demonstration: