Best Inflatable Hot Tub for Every Budget

best inflatable hot tubs

Is there honestly any better way to relax and de-stress than by soaking in a hot tub? Hot tubs are a great addition to your home and life in so many ways. Whether you’re hopping in after a long day of work, relaxing with your loved ones after some outdoor activities, or enjoying a tasty beverage on a cool evening, you’re sure to loosen up and unwind after a long soak in the tub.

Hot tubs have even been shown to be beneficial for your health by reducing inflammation, improving joint flexibility and increasing your circulation and blood flow. Most people seem to have the notion that they don’t have enough space in their backyard to house a hot tub, or that it would be too much of a pain to install.

Many also believe they may not have the money to afford one.

Enter the inflatable hot tub. These products are easy to setup and put away, and there are several models available of varying prices for any consumer. In this guide, we will outline the best inflatable hot tubs for every budget!

If you do not like comparison tables, you can skip the one I have published below by clicking here.

Comparison Table for Inflatable Hot Tubs

NAME CAPACITY BEST DEALS PRICE
Coleman SaluSpacoleman lay z spa

4-6 Persons

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BestWay Parislay z spa paris 4-6 Persons Check Amazon $$
BestWay Miamisaluspa miami 2-4 Persons Check Amazon $$
Intex 77 PureSpaintex spa 4 Persons Check Amazon $$$
Intex PureSpa Filtersintex special deal 4 Persons Check Amazon $$$
BestWay Palm Springssaluspa palm springs 4-6 Persons Check Amazon $$$
M-SPA Alpinem spa inflatable hot tub 2-4 Persons Check Amazon $$$$
Intex PureSpaintex 6 person spa 6 Persons Check Amazon $$$$
BestWay Hawaiilay z spa havaii 4-6 Persons Check Amazon $$$$
M-SPA J-213m-spa usa j-213 4-6 Persons Check Amazon $$$$$
InstaSPA Deluxeinstaspa deluxe 2-4 Persons Check Amazon $$$$$
AiriSpa Ovaloval inflatable spa 2 Persons Check Here $$$$$

Top Inflatable Hot Tubs under $450.00

1. Coleman SaluSpa
2. BestWay Paris
3. BestWay Miami

Consumebly´s Choice #1: Coleman SaluSpa

coleman lay z spa

Water capacity (80%): 254 gal (963 l)
Inflated size: 77″ x 77″ x 26″ (1.96 m x 1.96 m x 0.66 m)

First on the list is the Coleman SaluSpa Inflatable Hot Tub. This is a 4-6 person hot tub and is also a great option for families. It measures 77 x 28 inches once inflated, holds 254 gallons and can heat up to 104 degrees F. Coleman has really focused on the quality of the wall materials in this tub.

The exterior is composed of Coleman Lay-Z-Spa’s “leatheroid” material, which is puncture resistant. The material is reinforced by three separate layers of plastic, two layers of PVC encompassing a polyester mesh center. The walls of the tub use Coleman’s Sturdy I-Beam construction which enables you to sit on the sides without the walls buckling underneath you.

The floor and seats of the tub have an air-pad cushioned pocket, which helps to insulate the tub keeping it nice and hot, and also maximize your comfort. A digital control panel holds a timer-controlled system to heat the tub. All you have to do is set your desired temperature, activate the massage bubble jets, and then sit back and relax.

CONSUMEBLY RECOMMENDS

“This tub can be tight with 4 large bodies, and not everyone will like the forest green color, but the Coleman SaluSpais a sturdy, affordable and easy-to-use tub.”

Consumebly´s Choice #2: BestWay SaluSpa Paris

lay z spa paris

Water capacity (80%): 250 gal (945 l)
Inflated size: 77″ x 77″ x 26″ (1.96 m x 1.96 m x 0.66 m)

Next up under $450 is the BestWay Paris AirJet. This 4-6 person tub is slightly smaller than the Coleman SaluSpa, at 77 x 26 inches once inflated, holding 250 gallons. It also heats up to 104 degrees F. The exterior of the tub is made of the same Lay-Z-Spa “leatheroid” material. It also holds the same three layers of PVC and polyester materials, giving it puncture resistant capabilities.

What sets the Paris AirJet apart from the Coleman is two features: the LED light and the inflatable cover. The inflatable cover is perfect for when you want to keep the tub inflated long-term for regular use. It is made of the same fabric of the exterior and has double safety lock clips to keep it closed.

The cover acts to keep debris, pets or other unwanted guests from getting in the tub when you’re not using it. The Paris AirJet also holds a LED light strip along the floor of the tub that can be remotely controlled and can cycle through 7 different colors.

CONSUMEBLY RECOMMENDS

“This tub is perfect for those that will be looking to keep it inflated for longer periods of time, and also if you’ll be using it at night to get the most out of the LEDs.”

Consumebly´s Choice #3: BestWay SaluSpa Miami

saluspa miami

Water capacity (80%): 177 gal (670 l)
Inflated size: 71″ x 71″ x 26″ (1.80 m x 1.80 m x 0.66 m)

The BestWay Miami is the most affordable inflatable tub in the under $450 class, but is also the smallest. It measures 71 x 26 inches when inflated, and is intended for four adults. However, this tub is best suited for two people, as it can get a bit too cozy with four large bodies.

The tub can be setup in literally minutes and has some great soaking features. The digital control panel can quickly heat up the tub to 104 degrees F and the bubble jets will make sure you have a great soak.

The tub is made from the same Lay-Z Spa puncture-resistant materials, so you don’t have to worry about the lower price meaning lower quality materials. It has a small inflatable cover to keep the tub warm when you’re not using it and avoid debris falling in.

CONSUMEBLY RECOMMENDS

“This tub is definitely best suited for couples, or a family with small children.”

Top Inflatable Hot Tubs under $650.00

1. Intex
2. Intext with Filters
3. BestWay Palm Springs

Consumebly´s Choice #1: Intex 77 PureSpa

intex spa

Water capacity (80%): 210 gal (794 l)
Inflated size: 77″ x 77″ x 28″ (1.96 m x 1.96 m x 0.71 m)

We are now going to step up a notch to the best tubs under $650, starting with the Intex 77 PureSpa. This is only a 4 person tub, measuring in at 77 x 28 inches. It has a simple and straightforward control panel and a durable compact bag for storing and transporting the tub.

Intex uses the fiber-tech construction in the materials of their inflatable hot tubs, and a three-ply puncture-resistant material similar to that of Lay-Z Spa’s. Maintenance for the Intex 77 is easy using their replaceable filter cartridges, and the inflatable cover locks in place.

The best feature of the Intex 77 is the built-in Hard Water Treatment System. An electro-magnetic field is produced that prevents calcium and other minerals present in water from settling, preventing hard water build up. Besides being gentler on the tub’s inner components, the system also makes the water gentler on your skin and clothes.

CONSUMEBLY RECOMMENDS

“The Intex 77 is a great option for a 4 person tub, and especially for those who live in areas with hard water.”

Consumebly´s Choice #2: Intex PureSpa with Filters

intex special deal

Water capacity (80%): 210 gal (794 l)
Inflated size: 77″ x 77″ x 28″ (1.96 m x 1.96 m x 0.71 m)

Are you the type of person who likes to set it and forget it? With the Intex Pure Spa 4 person hot tub you’ve got everything you need to keep your hot tub running for many seasons.

CONSUMEBLY RECOMMENDS

“This is the same model as above, but with this one you get six replicable filters included. Can’t say no to that deal!”

Consumebly´s Choice #3: BestWay SaluSpa Palm Springs

saluspa palm springs

Water capacity (80%): 242 gal (916 l)
Inflated size: 77″ x 77″ x 28″ (1.96 m x 1.96 m x 0.71 m)

The BestWay SaluSpa Palm Springs is labeled as a 4-6 person tub, but measures the same as the Intex 77PureSpa at 77 x 28 inches. The Palm Springs is the largest of the BestWay models, and is made of the same puncture-resistant TriTech polyester mesh and PVC material as the other BestWay tubs.

The cushioned floor and seats insulate and keep you comfortable, up to 104 degrees F. The massage jets are fairly powerful, and well-spaced out. The jets will definitely work your muscles and help you relax and unwind.

CONSUMEBLY RECOMMENDS

“The Palm Springs is easy to set up in minutes (though longer to fill 254 gallons) and can be used either indoors our outdoors. The low-key beige color looks great on a deck, in the backyard or in the house. If you’re looking for a sturdy and durable tub that fits up to 6 people, this could be the tub for you.”

Top Inflatable Hot Tubs under $1,000.00

1. M-SPA Alpine
2. Intex PureSpa
3. BestWay Hawaii

Consumebly´s Choice #1: M-SPA Alpine

m spa inflatable hot tub

Water capacity (80%): 184 gal (696 l)
Inflated size: 67″ x 67″ x 27″ (1.70 m x 1.70 m x 0.68 m)

The M Spa B-90 Alpine, although not the largest tub in its class, is definitely a luxury-style inflatable tub. It’s the only tub we have covered so far that is square shaped, making it somewhat unique, measuring 62 x 62 x 27 inches, which would fit four people comfortably. The built-in control box holds waterproofed touch-button controls. The tub is made of a premium 3-layer PVC laminated material that is very durable. The black exterior and white interior are classy and sleek.

What sets this tub apart from others is its large air pockets in the wall of the tub that act to superiorly insulate the tub keeping it hot or at your desired temperature. The bubble jets are powerful and will keep you relaxing.

CONSUMEBLY RECOMMENDS

“This tub definitely ranks the best appearance-wise on our list and is ideal for those that want their tub to look great and not just feel great.”

Consumebly´s Choice #2: Intex PureSpa

intex 6 person spa

Water capacity (80%): 290 gal (1,097 l)
Inflated size: 85″ x 85″ x 28″ (2.16 m x 2.16 m x 0.71 m)

Next up, we come to the IntexPureSpa 6 person, the first inflatable hot tub fully-rated for 6 people on the list. The IntexPureSpa measures in at a whopping 85 x 28 and holds 290 gallons of water. The 85 inch PureSpais packed with lots of great features. The exterior material is thick and durable, and a thermal ground cloth lays under the tub to insulate from the ground.

An insulated cover is included, as well as the inflation hose, floating chlorine dispenser, two filter cartridges, and some test strips. The IntexPureSpa 6 Person also contains a built-in Hard Water System that softens the water. The system keeps the water more refreshing for anyone soaking in the tub, and prevents a build-up of minerals in the tub’s inner workings.

CONSUMEBLY RECOMMENDS

“Due to its size and durability, the IntexPureSpa 6 Person Tub is a great option for families, or those that have frequent parties in which they’ll be using the tub with several other friends.”

Consumebly´s Choice #3: BestWay SaluSpa Hawaii

lay z spa havaii

Water capacity (80%): 177 gal (670 l)
Inflated size: 71″ x 71″ x 28″ (1.80 m x 1.80 m x 0.71 m)

The BestWay SaluSpa Hawaii is another 4-6 person tub, although this one has a little more going for it than the previous BestWay tubs we’ve looked at. It measures 71 x 28 inches, and is made with the same Lay-Z-Spa superior Tri-Tech materials we’ve seen already, making it strong and durable and resistant to punctures.

The SaluSpa Hawaii holds 8 adjustable HydroJets and the typical bubble jets that are adjustable to whatever you are feeling at the time – soothing bubbles or vigorous stimulation. The digital control panel is easy to use, just set it and forget it.

Another great feature the Hawaii has that we haven’t seen in previous BestWay tubs is the built-in saltwater and hardwater system. These filter out hard minerals that can irritate skin and cause problems with the tubs components.

CONSUMEBLY RECOMMENDS

“The BestWay Hawaii makes a great inflatable tub for those looking for a more powerful jet system, and who live in areas with hard water.”

Top Inflatable Hot Tubs under $1,500.00

1. M-SPA J-213
2. InstaSPA Deluxe
3. AiriSpa Oval

Consumebly´s Choice #1: M-SPA USA J-213

m-spa usa j-213

Water capacity (80%): 320 gal (1,211 l)
Inflated size: 80″ x 80″ x 28″ (2.03 m x 2.03 m x 0.71 m)

Finally, we have reached our final, most expensive tier of inflatable hot tubs, beginning with the M-SPA USA 6 Person Jet Spa. This luxurious tub is made of a premium PVC plastic leather material with a black crocodile pattern fabric cover. An embossed logo and satin gold trim top of the quality design of this swanky tub. The tub measures 28 x 90 inches, making it comfortable for 6 people, and holds a massive 320 gallons.

The 8 massage jets are all adjustable and powerful, providing a comfortable massage. However, the external control box can also be used to reduce the power of the jets for a more soothing soak. The tub heats up quickly to its maximum of 104 degrees F and is well insulated, keeping a consistent temperature.

CONSUMEBLY RECOMMENDS

“This luxurious tub draws your attention with its black and gold crocodile design and entices you to stay in for just a little while longer.”

Consumebly´s Choice #2: InstaSPA Deluxe

instaspa deluxe

Water capacity (80%): 350 gal (1,324 l)
Inflated size: 108″ x 77″ x 26″ (2.74 m x 1.96 m x 0.66 m)

The InstaSpa Deluxe looks like it came right from a professional spa. Its hexagonal shape measures 77 x 26 inches, and holds 4-6 adults. The InstaSpa Deluxe comes in three boxes and is easy to setup without any tools or electrical work. It’s just as easy to put away back in the original boxes to be easily stored. The InstaSpa Deluxe plugs into a standard 110V socket to power the 1250-Watt heater, keeping the water hot at a consistent 104 degrees F or whatever temperature you desire.

The child-proof cover can be locked, and also holds over 4 ft of snow without collapsing. The eight adjustable hydro-jets shoot a strong, steady jet that massages your muscles relieving your aches and pains. Although it is made with a bright blue material that may not be as attractive as the black and gold crocodile design of the MSPA tub, it makes up for its power and functionality.

CONSUMEBLY RECOMMENDS

“The InstaSpa Deluxe is great for those that want a quick setup, easy to use spa, and also ideal for those that live in areas that see a lot of snow thanks to its strong durable cover.”

Consumebly´s Choice #3: AiriSpa Oval

oval inflatable spa

Water capacity (80%): 190 gal (719 l)
Inflated size: 74″ x 45″ x 28″ (1.88 m x 1.14 m x 0.71 m)

Our final inflatable hot tub we will outline is the AiriSpa Oval, the world’s first “air frame” spa tub. The tub holds only 190 gallons, measures 74 x 45 x 28 inches long and is the only oval-shaped tub on the list. This is a 2-person maximum tub, although you could maybe fit a small child or two in for some small families.

The AiriSpa Oval is quick to setup using the included air pump and power pack, and the spa runs through plugging into a standard 110V outlet. The thick PVC outer shell is durable and insulating, and a locking cover keeps the tub closed off from debris and unwanted visitors when you’re not using it. The MicroAir jets provide powerful massaging to soothe away your aches and pains.

CONSUMEBLY RECOMMENDS

“Although this is a smaller tub for a larger price tag, it is a luxurious option for most couples, especially those with size and space constraints of where they can setup a hot tub.”

Shopping Guide: Choosing The Best Inflatable Hot-Tub

Factor #1: Durability & Material

Hopefully, you won’t be using any sharp objects near your inflatable tub, but having a durable and puncture-resistant material is still very important. A durable material helps in avoiding incidental tears or pokes from anything rubbing against the tub such as a zipper or other objects.

It’s also important to choose a tub with a comfortable inner lining that won’t irritate your skin while soaking in your tub.

Factor #2: Appearance & Shape

The appearance of a hot tub is important to some people, but not to others. So before purchasing an inflatable tub just ask yourself if how it looks matters to you. Of course, inflatable tubs are easy to set-up and tear down so if you (or your spouse) think that tub is an eyesore, you can simply put it away when you’re not using it.

A shape of the tub can make a difference, but not to a large degree. Some people find that circular tubs can feel more cramped as they force all the users feet into the middle.

Factor #3: Size & Water Capacity

When purchasing an inflatable tub, consider how many people will realistically be using the tub, and choose the size of your tub accordingly. The larger the size of the tub, the greater the water capacity and the greater the weight.

Factor #4: Ease of Use & Safety Features

Most inflatable tubs are pretty straightforward to set-up and operate, but if you’re going to be using it often, you will want to make sure it’s as easy as possible. Look for tubs that don’t require tools to setup if you’re worried about this. Safety features such as locking covers are important especially for those with pets or children.

Factor #5: Covers & Accessories

If you’re going to be using the tub often you want to make sure it has a solid and sturdy cover. Other accessories may include filters and other treatment accessories. Picking a tub with an easy water-treatment system is always a good idea.

Factor #6: Power Consumption

You can estimate how much power the tub will consume by the wattage of the heater. If you’re worried about the power consumption of your tub, just make sure you turn it off if you’re not using it for extended periods of time.

Factor #7: Brand & Manufacturer

Buying from a trusted brand and manufacturer is important if you want consistent and quality products. Before you buy a tub, ask yourself if this is a brand and manufacturer that you trust. Of course, we review only the best products for our customers from trusted brands.

Factor #8: Price & Warranty

The price of a hot tub is an important factor to consider. Set yourself a maximum budget to stay with and make a list of features that you want included in your tub. Find the best tub for you and make the decision that’s perfect for your use of the tub and for your wallet.

When possible we always recommend buying a product with a warranty – you just never know when something may go wrong.

Factor #9: Customer Reviews

What better way is there to find out if an inflatable tub will be right for you, than other people that have used the same product before you? Make sure you read reviews thoroughly and decide if you think you may have the same issues that someone has negatively reviewed, or if you may love the same features that someone that has left a positive review.

Take all these factors into consideration when buying your inflatable hot tub and you will be soaking and relaxing in no time!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQ #1: What chemicals should I use for my inflatable hot tub and how do I use them?

Most inflatable hot tubs use a chlorine-based chemical formula to treat the water. However, each brand is likely unique in the chemicals they use, so it is important to read the manufacturer’s instructions and use the chemicals that they suggest.

FAQ #2: Where is the best place to set up my hot tub?

The great thing about an inflatable hot tub is that it is much more mobile than a solid hot tub and you can set it up in many places. However, keep in mind that once it is full of water, the tub will be very heavy and so certain decks and balconies may not be suitable. It’s best to stay safe and set it up on solid ground!

FAQ #3: What are the most durable materials for an inflatable hot tub?

The most durable materials being used to produce inflatable hot tubs right now are PVC plastics. When buying an inflatable tub look for one made of some sort of PVC plastic and those that have multiple layers for extra reinforcement.

FAQ #4: What are the benefits of having an inflatable hot tub?

Owning an inflatable hot tub (in place of a traditional hot tub) is much easier in many ways. You are able to take down and store your hot tub at any time, or even easily move it if you are relocating. Hot tubs in general also have health benefits such as increasing your circulation and reducing inflammation of your joints.

FAQ #5: How often should I change the water of the hot tub?

Every hot tub’s filtering capacities are different, so it’s important to refer to the manufacturer’s instructions and follow their cleaning protocols in regards to changing the water of a hot tub.

FAQ #6: What level of water can I fill in the hot tub?

Each inflatable hot tub can hold a different capacity of water, but generally, you want to fill your tub to 80% full. Keep in mind once you get in, the water level will rise, and you don’t want it spilling out over the top. Your hot tub’s users manual will have a specific amount.

FAQ #7: How often should I clean the filter cartridge?

How often you should clean the filters of your hot tub depends on how often you are using it, how hard the water is in your area, and how much debris such as dirt and leaves is entering the tub. Typically you should be cleaning or replacing the filter cartridges every 3-4 months, but every tub is different.

FAQ #8: How often should I clean my tub?

The manufacturer’s manual of your tub will provide you with a more accurate estimate of how often you should clean your tub, as every hot tub is different. However, typically you should drain and clean your hot tub every 4-6 months.

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