Best Inflatable Hot Tub Reviews

The luxury of a hot tub is no longer out of reach for those of us without space or budget to build one from the ground up. Inflatable hot tubs bring relaxing comfort to your backyard or poolside with the ease of a do-it-yourself installation. Enjoyable in heat or cold, hot tubs make a night in as fun as a night out.

Coleman Lay Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub

Coleman Lay Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub
  • Pamper yourself in relaxing heated water surrounded by soothing bubble jets
  • Easy to operate digital control panel; automatic start/stop timer-controlled heating system
  • 4-6 Person Capacity
  • Inflated walls are made of TriTech material that provides ultimate durability and comfort
  • Fast, easy set up - inflates using the spa's pump - NO tools needed

What did customers have to say?

Positive:

  • Purchasers were satisfied with the quality of the hot tub, stating that it seemed solidly constructed and with one customer adding that they felt comfortable sitting on the walls of the tub
  • The ability of the pump to keep the water warm once reaching 104 degrees and produce bubbles was also satisfactory to reviewers
  • Ease of set up was another selling point for purchasers, with actual set up time ranging between twenty and forty minutes, not including the time it took to fill with water
  • One six foot four reviewer stated that they fit comfortably in the tub

Negative:

  • Several people mentioned that it took one to two days for the spa to reach its optimum temperature of 104 degrees
  • The filters require frequent replacement, anywhere from two to four times a week
  • A few people experienced mechanical failings with the hot tub, ranging from the power shutting off and not turning on again to the pump making a loud noise and then expelling water onto the floor
  • Reviewers found that customer service was unhelpful when contacted, either requiring that the purchaser pay for shipping fees to return the damaged unit or giving them the run around until the warranty had expired

Intex 77-Inches PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set

Intex 77-Inches PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set
  • The built-in hard water treatment system makes water gentler on skin for a soothing experience
  • An insulated cover and lock is included to minimize heat loss and provides an added safety feature
  • PureSpa provides simple maintenance with 2 easy-to-replace filter cartridges for clean refreshing spa water
  • Includes: Heating system, 3-way test strip, 2 filter cartridges, floating pool chlorine dispenser, thermal ground cloth, inflation hose, carry bag
  • Seating capacity: 4 people; Water capacity: 210 gallons; Water temperature range (68 Degrees - 104 Degrees)

What did customers have to say?

Positive:

  • Many customers were pleased with the power of the spa’s jets, stating that they were stronger than they expected
  • Other reviewers mentioned how easy the unit is to set up and disassemble
  • A few customers were incredibly pleased that the PureSpa comes with everything needed except the chemicals

Negative:

  • Many people found that the unit did not hold air and had to be pumped up every few days
  • Another common complaint was that the heater cannot keep up with the unit, resulting in the temperature dropping quickly once the cover is off
  • Experiences with customer service were frustrating, with several people complaining about the complicated requirements for the warranty

Intex PureSpa Jet & Bubble Deluxe Portable Hot Tub, Octagon, 79″ X 79″ X 28″, Onyx Black

Intex PureSpa Jet & Bubble Deluxe Portable Hot Tub, Octagon, 79" X 79" X 28", Onyx Black
  • Experience the luxury of 120 soothing bubble jets and 4 high-performing massages jets while you relax
  • Approximate inflated inner/outer diameter: 59"/79"; Height: 28"
  • Seating capacity: 4 people; Water capacity: 210 gallons; Water temperature range: 68 - 104 degrees fahrenheit
  • Features: Heating system; Hard water system to keep the water refreshing; Salt water sanitation system; Filtration system with 2 filter cartridges
  • Includes: PureSpa; Floating pool chlorine dispenser; Insulated cover; Thermal ground cloth; Inflation hose; Carry bag

What did customers have to say?

Positive:

  • Customers found that the unique square shape of the PureSpa allowed people to fit more comfortably
  • The saltwater system, which converts salt to natural chlorine rather than using chemicals, was also praised by several customers
  • Another appreciated feature was the solidness of the walls, which one purchaser who weighs over two hundred pounds stated they felt comfortable sitting on them
  • People praised the power of both the spa’s jets and bubbles

Negative:

  • Many people found that their units developed leaks within anywhere from a week to a month
  • When contacted about this issue, customer service was incredibly unhelpful to most people

SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub

SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub
  • Fast, easy set up - inflates using the spa's pump - NO tools needed
  • Rapid-heating and water-filtration system. Max. Heat Capability: 104°F
  • Easy to operate digital control panel; automatic start/stop timer-controlled heating system
  • 2-4 Person Capacity
  • Inflated Size: 71" x 26" ; 177 gal. Water Capacity

What did customers have to say?

Positive:

  • Several people reported back with updates that the SaluSpa was still running strong after six months of use
  • Even though this unit does not have jets, reviewers found that the power of the rolling bubbles was just as good
  • Ease of preliminary set up, running, and draining was also praised, as well as the spa’s ability to maintain temperature
  • A few customers wrote that they found the cover very well made and thought it did a good job of insulating the tub when not in use

Negative:

  • Many people mentioned that the unit started leaking air within a matter of weeks, while others found that it started leaking water within the same time frame
  • One person reported that the pump began “howling and grinding” within a period of ten months
  • A common theme among reviews was that when customer service was contacted via phone, no one picked up the other end and the voicemail box was full, while when contacted via email, it took weeks to hear back

SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet Inflatable 6-Person Hot Tub

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SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet Inflatable 6-Person Hot Tub
  • Fast, easy set up - inflates using the spa's pump - NO tools needed
  • Rapid-heating and water-filtration system. Max. Heat Capability: 104°F
  • Easy to operate digital control panel; automatic start/stop timer-controlled heating system
  • 4-6 Person Capacity
  • Inflated Size: 77" x 28" ; 242 gal. Water Capacity

What did customers have to say?

Positive:

  • Customers found that the Palm Springs’ blower was not too loud, which is unusual since reviews for many other units mentioned how loud the bubbles were
  • Reviewers appreciated the extra feature of a timer, which allowed them to set a time for the spa to begin heating up so they could enjoy it at the end of the day
  • Another high point was how affordable filter replacements were, with a twelve pack costing thirty-three dollars which lasts for six months if you replace the filters monthly
  • The Palm Springs impressed many purchasers with the power of its bubbles

Negative:

  • One common annoyance was that the unit shuts off automatically after 72 hours, which means using it on a whim might not be possible
  • The spa cools off fairly quickly when the bubbles are running, which some customers found inconvenient
  • Several people mentioned that the pump died after a few months and that the replacement died a few months after that after the warranty had expired, with the only option being purchasing yet another replacement for two hundred dollars

SaluSpa Paris AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub w/ LED Light Show

SaluSpa Paris AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub w/ LED Light Show
  • Fast, easy set up - inflates using the spa's pump - NO tools needed
  • LED light show cycles through 7 colors
  • Easy to operate digital control panel; automatic start/stop timer-controlled heating system
  • 4-6 Person Capacity
  • Inflated Size: 77" x 26" ; 250 gal. Water Capacity

What did customers have to say?

Positive:

  • Customers praised the ease of setup, even for just one person
  • The LED light display dazzled quite a few purchasers
  • Reviewers were pleased with how comfortable the spa was

Negative:

  • Although it is advertised as a six person spa, reviewers pointed out that it’s only possible to fit two people stretched out or four people sitting cross-legged
  • A few people also mentioned that the Paris AirJet’s ability to reach its advertised 104-degree temperature within 8 hours is dependent on the surrounding temperature, taking longer on chilly days
  • One reviewer advised that the filters are in an awkward place that makes them difficult to remove and put back
  • Another purchaser said that the pump failed a month and a half into use and that when contacted, the company told them that the part was out of stock

Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Portable Heated Bubble Hot Tub | 28409E

Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Portable Heated Bubble Hot Tub | 28409E
  • Pamper yourself in relaxing heated water surrounded by soothing bubble jets
  • The PureSpa provides relaxation at the touch of a button for up to six people
  • The easy-to-use control panel activates the 120 high-powered bubble jets surrounding the interior of the spa for a refreshing massage
  • This inflatable model is ready for water in about 20 minutes and can be deflated for easy storage or transport (pump included)
  • Unlike other spas that have cold air bubbling through water during the heating process, the PureSpa heats the air prior to bubbling through the water which heats the water more effectively

What did customers have to say?

Positive:

  • The included LED lights, and two inflatable pillows were appreciated as extra benefits by purchasers
  • One customer pointed out that an adult can sit in the pool and be submerged to their shoulders, making this unit deeper than several others on this list
  • Those who had owned other inflatable hot tubs before stated that this one was larger than the others

Negative:

  • A few people found that when they received the product, it already had leaks in it, especially around the seams
  • Another complaint was that the heater is not sufficient for the size of the spa, taking up to two days to reach optimum temperature and then losing heat quickly when in use
  • Intex customer service was reportedly not very helpful when contacted about problems with the product

Coleman SaluSpa 4-Person Portable Inflatable Outdoor Spa Hot Tub, Black

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Coleman Lay-Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub, Black
  • Pamper yourself in relaxing heated water surrounded by soothing bubble jets
  • Digitally controlled pump with soft-touch control panel
  • Outer walls of the inflatable pool are made from fabric coated material
  • 2 easy-lift handles to help move the empty spa pool
  • Provides simple maintenance with 2 easy-to-replace filter cartridges for clean refreshing spa water

What did customers have to say?

Positive:

  • Purchasers found the padded bottom of the spa very relaxing and comfortable
  • One reviewer who has had the product for a year and used it consistently stated that it is easy to drain and refill, regular maintenance is a breeze and that they only had to reinflate the SaluSpa twice in the course of a year
  • The quality and strength of the rolling bubbles satisfied users

Negative:

  • Some users found the 72-hour automatic shut off inconvenient, especially since it takes a full day for the spa to get back up to temperature
  • A couple of people had issues with the heater, with one shutting off periodically and flashing error codes and the other ceasing to work entirely after six months
  • A few purchasers pointed out that the tub can only fit two adults comfortably, with anymore causing it to overflow

SaluSpa Hawaii HydroJet Pro Inflatable Hot Tub

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SaluSpa Hawaii HydroJet Pro Inflatable Hot Tub
  • Advanced HydroJet massage system
  • Fast, easy set up - inflates using the spa's pump - NO tools needed
  • Rapid-heating and water-filtration system. Max. Heat Capability: 104°F
  • 4-6 Person Capacity
  • Inflated Size: 71" x 28" ; 177 gal. Water Capacity

What did customers have to say?

Positive:

  • Purchasers were satisfied with the power of the Hawaii’s bubbles and jets and appreciated that the jets were adjustable in direction
  • A few people enthusiastically mentioned the depth of the spa, writing that they were covered up to their necks when sitting on the bottom
  • Several reviewers also enjoyed the salt water system over a traditional chlorine system since it is less harsh for your skin

Negative:

  • One customer warned others to keep an eye on the overflow valve, which is closed when the jets or bubbles are on but open when they are off, which could result in spillage if you sit in the tub without the jets or bubbles
  • Another quibble was that the filter and pump system cannot heat the water and run either jets or bubbles at the same time
  • There were a few reviewers who believed that the heater was insufficient for the size of the spa, struggling to reach temperature
  • Several people received the product with problems right out of the box: jets not working, heat pump not working, or inflator hose missing. When contacted about these issues, customer service was inconsistently helpful and required all purchasers to cut the cord and send in a photo before agreeing to replace any parts

Conclusion

For renters and those with smaller backyards, inflatable hot tubs are an easy way to bring spa-like luxury to your home. They move with you and are easy to disassemble and set up somewhere else. They are also a fantastic purchase for those with muscle pain or tension. Hopefully, one of the options provided on this list will suit your needs.