If you’re new to the world of inflatable hot tubs, you have probably always thought of them as an inflatable pool with a heating element. They are much more than that, and some models come with sophisticated high-tech features. The thing is, not all inflatable spas are created equally. Here are a few features you may want to look out for when in search for the best inflatable hot tub.
Before you purchase a portable hot tub you should take into account its size. Keep in mind that most models advertise seating for a number of adults but do not include space enough for adults to stretch out very much. That means that hot tubs that advertise seating for 4 to 6 people may only be enough for 3 or 4 adults when stretched out. Choose a hot tub according to your needs, and don’t forget to take into account the depth of the hot tub.
Materials And Durability
Because the hot tub is inflatable, the materials used are very important. You should look for material that is puncture resistant and durable, even though it is light and portable. The best materials are PVC or layered vinyl. Some higher-end models may even boast reinforced walls, meaning they will last far longer than other models.
Extras: The Bells And Whistles
There are so many extras that come with inflatable hot tubs these days. These are a few that we thought were worth mentioning:
When you are shopping for a fixed hot tub, the number of jets is not as important as where they are positioned. However, inflatable hot tubs have jets in a circular ring at the bottom that give an all-body massage instead of focusing on certain areas of the body. This means that more jets is the equivalent of more powerful massages.
Removable headrests and cushions
Some models come with a pillow-like headrest or cushions that can make you feel more comfortable as you soak in the water. This is not a necessary feature, but can be a deal breaker for many people. After all, the point of hot tubbing is to kick back and relax, isn’t it?
Even some of the cheaper models nowadays include LED touch panels and mp3 players of some sort. This is useful if you want to have a hot tub party because you have your entertainment built-in already.
Water Pump That Inflates The Hot Tub
This is more of a convenience than it is a feature. Some models save you the trouble of buying a separate pump to blow up your hot tub by using the water pump for inflation as well.
Before you commit to a purchase, make sure you contrast and compare different models. You may not be able to find the perfect hot tub for all your needs, but you very well may come close. Don’t rush your purchase and you can be sure to find a suitable model within your price range.
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