Traditional hot tubs are nice – but they’re also very heavy, expensive, and permanent. With portable hot tubs, you get all of the amenities of a traditional hot tub without any of the down sides. Portable hot tubs are easy to assemble and you can set them up wherever you want to relax– in your backyard, on your back deck, in the woods, at the beach, or even inside the comfort of your own home! The obvious advantage of a portable hot tub is the fact that it won’t take up too much space and it can be moved at anytime. It’s easy to empty and it can be easily stored when not in use. You can’t do that with a traditional acrylic hot tub. If you want the comfort and enjoyment of a hot tub, but don’t want to part with valuable backyard space and thousands of dollars, then a portable hot tub is the way to go!
What to Consider Before Purchasing
Inflatable hot tubs are available in a few different shapes and sizes. While some are made for two or three people, others can comfortably seat up to eight people.
While some portable hot tubs may require 220V of power, most of them work with common US 110V. Just plug them into the socket and the heater (and filter) is ready to work. Usually, inflatable hot tubs are heated using natural gas or an electric heater; nevertheless, there are also solar hot water heaters and submersible wood fire hot tub systems.
When compared to traditional spas, you’ll find a lot of people who point out that inflatable types are less durable than traditional ones. However, if you choose a good one, its durability will surprise you! A popular material for portable hot tubs is thick vinyl rubber. Just keep sharp objects away and you’ll be enjoy your portable hot tub for a long time!
Tubs also differ in the number of water jets they have. There is no “correct” number of jets – it’s just a matter of personal preference. If you just want mild water turbulence, then one jet is probably enough. If you want rougher seas, then choose a model with more jets. If you desire speed control with your jets, you can find that as well.
Like many things, inflatable spas aren’t created equal. You have a lot of options and it’s important to know how to compare them so you can get what you want. Here are several different portable hot tubs to consider:
• Coleman Lay-Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub – $299.
• Intex 77 PureSpa Portable Hot Tub – $395.
• Aero Spa 4-Person Inflatable Portable Heated Hot Tub – $395.
• Bestway Lay-Z-Spa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub – $400.
• M Spa Model B-90 Apline Hot Tub – $569.
• Inflatable Portable Heated Hot Tub Spa – $580.
• The Original Nomad Collapsible Tub – $700.
• EZ Spa Portable Hot Tub with Cover – $799.
• Comfort Line Products Spa-N-A-Box Portable Hot Tub – $999.
• Portable Bali Hot Tub with Light Brown Wicker-Style Skin – $1,495.