You’ve had a bad day. Your muscles are sore. Your head aches and you’re tense as a tightrope. You know that a long soak in a tub would ease your body and mine, but someone always needs the room or the water gets cold before you get relaxed. There is a solution that fits everyone’s need; a portable hot tub. What you really want is a hot tub, not a permanently installed tub, but one that you can inflate and deflate wherever you need it.
Best Quiet Hot Tub for the Money
This “Inflatable 158 Gallon 4 Person Hot Tub” model by Homax is easily inflatable and affordable. It is octagonal in shape making it more comfortable for 4 people. It has a wide temperature range for customized comfort.
With 130 air jets, you can have a whole-body massage to relax your tired muscles. The jets create a bubbling action that is equal to or not better than other hot tubs. It is made from durable material that can withstand all types of temperature changes from summer to winter. It has a very low noise level, which allows you to have a conversation without yelling.
Customers liked the way that the tub inflated quickly and stayed inflated. The water, which runs from 68° to 104°, stayed true to temperature. The chemicals to keep your tub in top condition were easy to mix and readily available. Customers really enjoyed the maintenance o f keeping this tub clean; adding a small amount of chemical, testing the water at least twice a week and oxygenating the water by turning the bubbler on. The major complaint was the length of time it took the water to heat up.
Best Spa Portable Massage Set to Buy
This model of “Intex 77 inch Pure Spa Portable Massage Set” has a built-in hard water treatment system that hydrates your skin and makes the water appear much gentler. You are surrounded by warm water and a sea of bubbles to relax your body. It has 120 power jets to soothe you. It has fiber tech construction and is puncture resistant. Up to 4 people can relax at the same time inside the hot tub.
Maintenance is simple with a two-way filter and an insulated cover and lock. With an advanced technology system, an electromagnetic field is created. This field agitates the minerals in the water and suspended crystals are formed. To keep your system clean, there are several options available. One is bleach and baking soda; the other is the chemicals that are sold in stores everywhere.
The floor of the tub is cushioned, so sitting without a seat is not a problem. Some customers felt that the heater was undersized for the system. It took some people a long time to get the water to the correct temperature.
Best Small Hot Tub for the Price
The outer walls of this “Coleman Lay-Z Inflatable Hot Tub” are made a fabric-coated material called leatheroid. It is puncture resistant. Coleman states that this system has a massage system, an integrated water filtration system and a heating system that heats rapidly.
It has a cushioned floor and an easy to reach drainage system. This hot tub can hold 4-6 adults, comfortably. The sides of the tub are I-beam construction which means that you can sit on them and they won’t bend.
Customers enjoyed the quiet of the hot tub system and the pump. It was nothing but a low hum. The major headache for most people was that the filters clogged easily and were expensive to replace.
Best Value Hot Spa Tub
This model of “Bestway Laz-Z-Spa Miami Hot Tub” has an easy set-up with no tools needed. Its massage system can work on 4 adults at the same time. It can be used either used indoors or outside. The digital control panel allows you set the temperature but also allows you to turn on its 120 jets.
The chemical floater keeps you hot tub clean and sanitary. The tri-tech material is a three- ply system which consists of a polyester mesh core which is encased in 2 plies of laminated PVC. It is a durable hot tub system due to its I-beam construction. Some negative comments were centered on the lack of seating and no lighting.
While other complained of these facts, the same number were quite satisfied that it did not possess too many gadgets that would break or they didn’t know how to work correctly. The bubbles push and roll your body to get rid of those small aches and pains. Do not expect to have a romantic evening on a cold, snowy night. The temperature of the hot tub lessens drastically and the heater cannot keep up with the change. Customers also reported getting a good night’s sleep because they were relaxed with no muscle aches to keep them awake.
Best Blow up 6-Person Hot Tub
This model of “M-SPA Super Camero 6 Person Hot Tub” comes with a built-in control box with touch bottom controls. It can hold 245 gallons of water and 130 bubble jets. It can be heated up to 104°.
Depending on whether you are using water from a garden hose or draining it from another source, it can take from 12 hours (garden hose) to immediately (another warm source). It is made from heavy PVC material with a leather-look cover.
The major complaint was the fact that the bubbles made a louder noise than the motor. The manufacturer describes this as a 6 person hot tub. However, it fits 4 people comfortably without legs bumping into each other.
After a long, stressful day, you can relax and enjoy the soothing, natural benefits of a hot tub. Warm up your muscles before your morning exercise program or you can soothe those muscles after your work-out. A hot tub is like a piece of heaven while the therapeutic water soothes your mind and body back into a more restful place in time. Set it in the garden for a focal point or create a secret space for getting to know your partner.