How to Choose the Best Inflatable Hot Tub Spa for Your Home

How to Choose the Best Inflatable Hot Tub Spa for Your Home

Picture yourself coming home after a long day at work, wanting only to do one thing: soak your worries away in your own hot tub. Unfortunately, a built-in spa is often out of the question budget-wise. But if you want an alternative that is budget and space-friendly, then buying an inflatable spa is a great choice.

In this article, we are going to break down the things you need to consider in order to choose the best inflatable spa or hot tub for your home.

Things to consider when choosing an inflatable spa


Yes size matters when it comes to choosing an inflatable spa. These products lucky for you come in a variety of sizes that can easily accommodate 2, 4 and up to 6 adults at a time. So it really depends on how big your available space at home is, and how many people will use the spa at one time.

It is important to understand though, that the capacity printed on the box or product description is the MAXIMUM number of adults that can fit in the inflatable spa. And it is going to be cozy so if you want a bit of space between yourself and other people that will use the inflatable tub with you, make sure that you buy the next size up.

Here is an example: suppose you want to buy an inflatable spa that will fit your four-person household. We suggest that you buy a 6 Person spa instead, to get that extra room. BUT you also have to keep in mind that a larger inflatable spa will cost more to maintain. So, if you want to prioritize your budget over comfort that's another consideration.


Inflatable spas are also available in various shapes. The two most popular shapes are round and square-shaped spas.

Square inflatable spas

These types of spas are perfect if you do not have much spare space in your home. This can be set up in a corner of your property, or even indoors.

Round inflatable spas

Round inflatable spas are ideal if you have space to spare on your property. This is because they tend to be bigger and occupy more space than square-shaped spas.

To help you determine what shape to go for, take the time to measure the area you plan to set up your inflatable spa. This way you can determine just how big of a spa to go for, and ultimately decide on what shape.


In other words, the inflatable spa you choose should have an easily accessible, easy to understand and easy to use control panel. The point of having a hot tub or your own spa at home is to take away stress. Having to deal with confusing buttons and controls negates the purpose of relaxing in the hot tub.

The control panel should also be within an easy arm's reach while you are sitting in the hot tub. There is no point of soaking in the warm water, only to get up after a few minutes to adjust temperature or air jet controls.

You should also make sure that the display on your inflatable hot tub is bright and easy to read, so you do not have to install additional lighting to make adjustments to the controls.

Jet Type

Because all inflatable spas come with bubble jets, this is an important factor to consider when you are buying one. You would want a unit that comes with hydro jets so you can get a great massage as you soak in the warm water.

Extra Features

To get the most value for your money, you need to make sure the inflatable spa you choose come with extra features. While it is standard for these products to come with heaters, pumps and bubble jets, choosing models that come with hard water systems that soften the water and filters is a great idea.

Choosing an inflatable spa with a timer is also a good idea. This will allow you to set temperatures that will suit comfort levels at a pre-set time. This way, you can enjoy hot, bubbling water for let's say 15 minutes and then the water will start to cool down slowly, without you having to adjust temperature controls.


You must never forget spa covers. Spa covers are essential because it keeps the water from getting cold by trapping heat before you use your spa. It keeps the water clean after use, because you do not have to worry about dust and debris going into the water. More importantly, it is a safety precaution especially if you have young kids playing in the backyard.


Always take your budget into consideration when shopping around for an inflatable spa. Sure, you want something that can help you soak the stress away, but blowing through your budget is stressful. Take your time to compare spa sizes and features to get the best value for your money.

It also helps to read product reviews online so you would know exactly what you are about to spend your money on. Check out warranty information, accessories and other features so you can be sure that you will get an inflatable spa that fits your needs and budget.


There are many advantages of getting your own inflatable spa. It helps ease tension, stress and can help ease physical ailments and aches. Buying one for your home does not need to be overwhelming and we hope that our quick guide has helped you determine how to choose the best spa for your home.

What kind of inflatable spa are you looking for? Do you have specific features that you would like to know more about? Are you trying to stay within a certain budget? If you are placing an order for the first time, feel free to give us a call. Our team here at Outbax is happy to help you out.

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