Inflatable Hot Tubs You’ll Love to Relax In

Luxury spa living in your own backyard.

People in an inflatable hot tub
Should you get in the hot tub? Yes!Pexels

If you’ve ever sunk into a hot tub at a high end spa, you’ll know just how relaxing they can be. The good news is that technology means that you don’t need to travel to a spa or do any hefty renovations to get one in your own garden. In fact, all you need is about six square feet, a power outlet, access to a hose and a few hundred gallons of water.

Coleman SaluSpa Portable 4 Person Outdoor Inflatable Hot Tub Spa with 60 AirJets and Pump, Black

For Group Sessions

Super durable due to Fiber-tech construction that keeps it sturdy when in use.Coleman

If you don’t want to spend the coin on an expensive, permanent spa setup, or you’re still on the fence about the decision, an inflatable model is a great option. You’re not permanently committing the space to it, as it can be deflated and stored, and you can easily move it around to find the best position. If you love it, you can always step up to something permanent later.

Bestway Hot Tub, Miami (4-person), Black

User Friendly

The handles make it easy to transport when empty.Bestway

Think carefully about where you want to put your hot tub. There are practical considerations—for a start it needs to be a flat surface. Keep in mind that your spa will contain almost 200 gallons of water, plus up to four people—that could be more than a literal ton of weight. If the tub is put straight on grass you might have a problem with it sinking, and a deck or platform would need to be pretty sturdy. It needs to be close to a power outlet, and have space around the water spa to be able to enter from any side, but also think about the route that people are going to take between the house and tub—you don’t want to get dirt in the water. If you’re planning to use your hot tub at night, make sure the area is lit.

Coleman SaluSpa Inflatable Hot Tub Spa, Green & White

Easy to Clean

It comes with an insulated top for when it’s not in use and has handles for easy transportation.Bestway

Once you’ve decided where your inflatable hot tub is going to go, you need to decide if there are specific features you want. Size is the first consideration—how many people are you going to want to fit in at any one time? But then there are others, such as the number and the location of the bubble jets. Most models have digital control panels that let you adjust the temperature and water flow, but keep an eye out for an advance timer that lets you program it; with the push of a button, you can make sure that when you want to jump in, your tub is already hot.

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