Last updated on January 13th, 2017
A few things you’ll want to consider when buying a hot tub.
First I want to congratulate you on even thinking of getting one. I’m a big fan of hot tubs and I can tell you, it makes all the difference to the experience, for big parties outside with friends and romantic getaways with the loved one alike.
I can’t put my finger on it, but there’s something magical about hot tubs that makes them so special for some reason. I have people reminding me of the good times we had literally years after it happened.
Okay, let’s go over a few things you’ll want to pay attention to when buying your own hot tub.
Atmosphere. The hot tub will be out there and it will get noticed. If design is important to you and you believe it affects the experience then you’ll want to consider that and get one that fits with your taste and it’s probably not the inflatable one. I like how the lights make the water glow in the dark.
Capacity. A 4-person hot tub is enough for most small to medium sized families. It will fit 2 people very comfortably (including lying down), 4 adults sitting comfortably or 6 kids sitting or playing around. If you want more, there are models available that fit 8 people and more.
Portability. Do you want to use it for camping or move it around a lot? You might want to consider the inflatable models.
Budget. Obvious point to consider, especially when there’s like a 5x price difference between a regular and an inflatable model.
Best Hot Tubs
|Image||Brand & model||Capacity||Price||Rating||Reviews|
Lifesmart Rock Solid Simplicity Plug and Play 4 Person Spa With 12 Jets
Lifesmart Rock Solid Luna Spa with Plug Play Operation
|3||Home and Garden 4 Person 14 Jet Plug-and Play Spa||4 people||2218.70||4.6||14|
|4||Fits 7 people|
Lifesmart 450DX 7-Person Rock Solid Plug and Play Spa with 19 Jets Plus Bonus Waterfall Jet and Free Super Energy...
|5||American Spas AM-630LM 5-Person 30-Jet Lounger Spa with Backlit LED Waterfall, Tuscany Sun and Mahogany||5 people||3890.63||4.3||15|
|6||Home and Garden 4 Person 14 Jet Plug-and Play Spa- Round||4 people||2004.49||4||11|
|7||Fits 7 people|
Lifesmart 600DX 7-Person Rock Solid Spa with 65 Jets and Free Super Energy Saving Value Package
|8||Home and Garden Spas 3 Person 31 Jet Spa||3 people||3293.44||3.5||20|
Best Inflatable Spas for Outdoors
Intex Portable 6-Person Inflatable PureSpa Plus Bubble Spa - 28409E
Intex 77in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set
|Coleman Lay Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub||399.00||4.3||686|
|Coleman SaluSpa 4-Person Portable Inflatable Outdoor Spa Hot Tub, Black||389.99||4.2||31|
|SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet Inflatable 6-Person Hot Tub||299.99||4.1||193|
|SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub||329.99||4||292|
|SaluSpa Paris AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub w/ LED Light Show||434.60||3.8||60|