Best Inflatable Hot Tubs in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update March 16, 2021
An inflatable hot tub gives you practically all advantages of a regular hot tub but without most of the drawbacks. They usually aren't as functional or spacious but the best inflatable hot tubs can definitely rival its traditional counterparts. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Best for
Inflated size
Water Capacity
Water temperature range
Material
Extras
Package
Warranty
 
PROS
Between the TriTech construction and the I-beam reinforcement, the tub is protected from abrasion and mid-strength cuts. The integrated filtration system lets you relax without worrying that you're sitting in filthy water.
CONS

The instructions are a bit unclear. 

OUR VERDICT

Blissful relaxation can be as close as paying a few hundred quid and setting the Lay-Z-Spa Palm Spring in ~10 minutes. The provided pump will let you inflate this hot tub with very little effort, whereas the quick-drain system will empty it out and make sure you can deflate the tub in even less time.

detailed parameters
Best for

6-person

Inflated size

71 х 196 cm

Water Capacity

963 litres

Water temperature range

Up to 40°C

Material

TriTech reinforced material 

Extras

120 all-surrounding air jets, Automatic start/stop timer, Water filtration system

Package

Leatheroid cover, Chemical floater, 2 filter cartridges, Bubble mat floor protector, Setup & maintenance DVD

Warranty

2 years

PROS
Incorporating 120 pleats, the 4-hour automatic filtration system filters out more heavy metals, bacteria, and chlorine. The adjustable safety buckle can connect the top lid to the ground mat, improving heat preservation as well as preventing children from accessing the tub alone.
CONS

The entire thing cannot be stowed in the provided bag. 

OUR VERDICT

The Abreo MSPA D-TE06 is massive. The model can fit 6 adults without making anyone feel cramped/uncomfortable. What's more, the tub inflates on its own. All you have to do is push the one button on the control box and the tub will do the rest.

detailed parameters
Best for

6-person

Inflated size

68 x 185 cm

Water Capacity

930 litres

Water temperature range

Up to 40°C

Material

Rhino-tech 6-layer reinforced PVC material

Extras

132 air jet massage system, Energy-saving timer, 4-hour auto-filtration function, Adjustable safety buckle, Children safety lock

Package

Wired controller, Top cover, Ground mat, Instruction DVD, Garden hose adaptor, Filter cartridge and cartridge base, Wrench, Bag

Warranty

3 months tub warranty, 12 months heating element warranty

PROS

The energy-saving timer controls the temperature, reducing unnecessary energy use. Fitted with 48 sturdy vertical I-beams and puncture-resistant rayon-coated outer walls, the model resists the wear and tear of time (and an occasional hit) quite well.

CONS

Takes some time to heat up. 

OUR VERDICT

The Lay-Z-Spa 54123 is as smart of a long-term investment as inflatable hot tubs get. Though the price is modest, some of the tub's features are anything but. The reinforced cover keeps unwanted debris out of the water. The control panel is straightforward and functional.

detailed parameters
Best for

4-person

Inflated size

66 x 180 cm

Water Capacity

669 litres

Water temperature range

Up to 40°C

Material

Leatheroid

Extras

81 air jet massage system, Energy-saving timer

Package

Free setup DVD, Maintenance guide, 2 filter cartridges, Chemical floater, Cover

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The armoured PVC that this tub is made from is hypoallergenic, making the model suitable for people with sensitive skin and/or allergies too. The digital lock will prevent unauthorised access and the anti-icing system will let you use this tub come winter.

CONS

The zip on cover has a lip around the edge which collects rain water. 

OUR VERDICT

The people behind the MSPA Silver Cloud 2019 Edition Luxury Portable Inflatable Hot Tub claim that the tub's biggest strength is its elegant round design. But, as far as we're concerned, the model's biggest strength is the reinforced PVC construction, protecting it from the elements and physical damage.

detailed parameters
Best for

4-person

Inflated size

70 x 180 cm

Water Capacity

700 litres

Water temperature range

Up to 42°C

Material

Durable and tough reinforced PVC

Extras

118 air jets, Energy-saving timer, Children safety lock, Anti-icing system

Package

Built-in spa cover, Wired controller, Filter cartridge, Digital lock, Garden hose adapter, wrench, Instruction DVD, Owner’s manual

Warranty

6 months for spa pool, 12 months for electrical parts 

PROS

The insulating cover, featuring safety clips, will be able to minimise heat dissipation. The integrated pump inflates this portable hot tub within 3 minutes. The model can handle temperatures as high as 42 degrees Celsius, fitting even more extreme tastes.

CONS

The filter cartridges are not easily replaceable. 

OUR VERDICT

Packing two polyurethane foam headrests and a drink holder, the CosySpa Outdoor Bubble Jacuzzi will let you relax almost like royalty. Meanwhile, the control panel with an LED screen and a robust heating element will make sure you can use this tub even when the temperature gets pretty cold.

detailed parameters
Best for

4-person

Inflated size

65 x 180 cm

Water Capacity

800 litres

Water temperature range

Up to 42°C

Material

PVC fabric and aluminium foil

Extras

130 air jets, Pump with easy-to-use control panel

Package

Filtration kit, Insulating cover with safety clips, PVC ground cover, 2 PU foam headrests, Hot tub drinks holder

Warranty

1 year on pump and inflatable unit

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Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs

The TriTech Approach

Inflatable hot tubs are seldom durable, that goes without saying when you start with the 'inflatable' part. That being said, some can take a considerable lickin' and keep on tickin'. On that note, the Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs comes in. With its TriTech reinforced construction and insulated leatheroid covering the tub, the model is cut-/scratch-resistant and should be fine with an occasional sharp object touching it.

Setup-wise, using the included pump, you can get this tub up and running within 10 minutes tops. Once you've done that and hop in, the Lay-Z-massage system comes into play, hitting you with 120 all-surrounding air jets. The cushioned bottom will keep you comfortable, whilst the quick-drain system will let you pack things up in a few minutes. Between the above-mentioned leatheroid material covering the tub and the lock clips, the model will have no issues preventing leakage. Apart from that, what sells this product is the built-in water filtration system and the automatic timer, separating the tub from its less impressive (but also less expensive) peers.

So, as long as you don't mind paying extra, the Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs will provide blissful relaxation and wonderful escapism without fixed hot tubs' sky-high price but also without inflatable hot tubs' fragility.

Review of Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Inflatable Portable Hot Tub Spa

Additional Info

User Manual

Last updated price $0.00
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ASIN B00N8P5A36

 

Abreo MSPA D-TE06

Tubbing the Extra Mile

The Abreo MSPA D-TE06 looks a little boring. But behind its boring facade hides the least boring inflatable hot tub we've seen in some time. First things first, outfitted with 120 pleats, the 4-hour auto-filtration function is the most efficient filtration system in its class. Second, the integrated control box lets you press one button and inflate the tub, as simple as that.

We've seen the model's anti-icing system before, so while it is welcome, there's nothing especially exciting about it. The adjustable safety buckle, however, is somewhat exciting. Using the buckle, you can attach the top lid to the ground mat, optimising heat preservation and making sure that children cannot access the tub without parental oversight.

In the construction department, this inflatable hot tub incorporates Rhino-tech 6-layer reinforced PVC. With the V-beam profile covering its back, the reinforced PVC construction makes this model almost as durable as fixed hot tubs. To add more, covered with antibacterial fabric, the tub will let you relax knowing that you're not relaxing in a Petri dish.

Bottom line, the Abreo MSPA D-TE06 goes the extra mile, with its self-inflation approach, adjustable temperature, and bubbles that you can turn on and off.

Review of Abreo MSPA D-TE06 Portable Square Inflatable Hot Tub
Last updated price $0.00
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ASIN B07CMZLWTG

 

Lay-Z-Spa 54123-BNNX16AB02 Miami

Simplicity at its Best

The Lay-Z-Spa 54123 is, for the most part, that middle-of-the-road inflatable tub that fits everybody and nobody. With 669 litres of water capacity and an inflated size of 66 x 180 centimetres, the model can fit up to 4 individuals, though it does start to feel a little crowdy with more than 3 people in it.

It may not be the powerhouse that the first couple of entries on this list are but it does have a thing or two going for it as well. For starters, the model's far more economical than the former two. Equipped with an energy-saving timer, it controls the temperature and doesn't waste energy unnecessarily, so you end up spending less money on electricity bills. That said, it takes a while to heat up but not that much longer than your average inflatable hot tub.

Again, it is by no means the most excellent product you've ever come across. But, for such an affordable model, it is surprisingly sturdy. Fitted with 48 sturdy vertical I-beams and puncture-resistant rayon-coated outer walls, the whole thing is able to resist the wear and tear of time, as well as an occasional hit, quite well. Despite the superior structural stability and strength, the surface remains comfortable enough for that refreshing and invigorating spa experience.

In short, the Lay-Z-Spa 54123 is as smart of a long-term investment as inflatable hot tubs get. Though the price is modest, some of the tub's features are far from it. Equipped with a reinforced cover, it keeps the unwanted debris out of the water. The control panel is straightforward and functional. Plus, the size allows you to put it indoors or outdoors.

Review of Lay-Z-Spa 54123-BNNX16AB02 Miami Hot Tub

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price £555.00
Stock In stock
ASIN B00FQD6PUK

 

MSPA Silver Cloud 2019 Edition Luxury

A Touch of Elegance

With its elegant round design, clean lines, and smooth finish, the MSPA Silver Cloud 2019 Edition Luxury Portable Inflatable Hot Tub earns the 'luxury' part in its name. Owing to its contemporary but also modern design, the model will blend quite alright with different garden décors. Of course, its somewhat attractive appearance is not the best thing about this product.

No, that would have to be the armoured PVC construction. Protected from UV radiation, low temperatures, abrasion, and light cuts, this material makes the tub quite resilient. Furthermore, it is hypoallergenic, so people with allergies or sensitive skin can use this tub without worrying about rashes or an allergy outbreak.

Matching the material's efforts is the model's anti-icing system, letting you use the tub even when it is pretty cold outside knowing that the heating element will be fine. What will also be fine is the digital lock, preventing uninvited access.

Where things get a little hairy is with the zip on the cover featuring this lip around the edge that collects rainwater, making maintenance a little less hassle-free than it should be. Nevertheless, the 2019 version of the MSPA Silver Cloud inflatable hot tub still sits among the best models in its weight class.

Review of MSPA Silver Cloud 2019 Edition Luxury Portable Inflatable Hot Tub

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    Manufacturer

Last updated price £517.40
Stock In stock
ASIN B07CNS7JVR

 

CosySpa Outdoor Bubble Jacuzzi

Stay Cosy

The CosySpa Outdoor Bubble Jacuzzi is pretty cosy, so the company's handle tracks. In this case, what makes the tub so cosy is not just its makeup but also the overall package that comes with it. To go with the tub (including its filtration kit, insulating cover with safety clips, and PVC ground cover), you will also receive 2 PU foam headrests and a drink holder. Needless to say, thanks to these accessories, you can relax with a little more comfort than you would otherwise.

While you're relaxing, the insulating cover with safety clips prevents heat dissipation, whereas the PVC ground cover protects the tub from debris. Generally speaking, the filtration system is fine - it does its job and it does it well. But the filter cartridges are a bit awkward to replace, making maintenance a little inconvenient.

What will not feel inconvenient is the 130 air jets blasting from all directions, aiding relaxation and offering a nice massage while you're at it. What will also not feel inconvenient (not one bit) is the pump. With its easy-to-use control panel, the pump lets you inflate the tub in 2-3 minutes without any effort on your part.

In short, the CosySpa Outdoor Bubble Jacuzzi will allow you to relax like a king without paying a king's ransom.

Review of CosySpa Outdoor Bubble Jacuzzi Inflatable Hot Tub Spa
Last updated price £534.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B088M7YFWK

 

What Is an Inflatable Hot Tub?

The physical and emotional benefits of using a hot tub are numerous. From cardiovascular health improvement and a pain soothing effect to its ability to lower blood pressure and reduce overall stress, there's a lot you gain from it and not a whole lot you lose. They're great in all seasons but especially come winter. As far as we're concerned, the only issue with hot tubs is how much space they take and how difficult they are to maintain.

Enter inflatable hot tubs. As you'd imagine, these constructions give you all of the benefits of an ordinary hot tub but without most of the downsides. They're a lot more flexible. You can always deflate a tub like that and store it away. More often than not, their operating costs are drastically lower as inflatable models are able to run of a regular, 120-volt home electrical outlet. The aforementioned mobility advantage also means you can even take a hot tub like that with you on the road. Of course, they do have their disadvantages too. They aren't as durable and, more often than not, do not give you the same heating power. Nevertheless, we feel like the benefits far outweigh the downsides.

Fancy spending your leisure time unwinding in your garden? Get yourself a new garden parasol and a sun lounger to make your favourite pastime activity even more relaxing.

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Publish Date: 2019-01-30 14:30:41