Best Inflatable Hot Tub Reviews 2017

This review has been produced after testing a broad range of hot tubs that are on the market. The five chosen, represent products that have a significantly high level of performance and are value for money.

The five products listed are considered top of the range on the market at this moment.


Choosing the optimum type of Hot Tub is a daunting task. If you want the best, then take a look at the top five that are listed below. If you dream of taking it easy and relaxing after a hard day, an inflatable tub is the number one option. As a release for stress, you can’t do better, but lots of people get stressed out just thinking about the price and how much space it will take up.

As a result of technological advances, there is now a lot of choices available, and a hot tub can reallt affordable. After scanning the market, here are the best you can buy. Each one of these tubs is great value and doesn’t take up that much space in your home.

Our selection of the best inflatable hot tubs available in the UK market in 2017!

1. The Lay-Z-Spa 54129 Palm Springs Hot Tub
2. The Lay-Z-Spa Monaco Inflatable Hot Tub
3. The Intex Octagonal Bubble Spa Hot Tub
4. The Lay-Z-Spa Miami
5. The Lay-Z-Spa Portable Vegas Series
1 - The Lay-Z-Spa 54129 Palm Springs Hot Tub

The Lay-Z-Spa 54129 Palm Springs Hot Tub
Our Review:

This is unquestionably one of the most popular inflatable hot tubs on the market. It has running costs of less than £2 a day (average usage). It is very simple to set-up and is durable and hard wearing. This tub features a rapid heating system that is built into the unit and keeps the water at a constant 40 degrees. The integrated filter system ensures that the water is always pure. The massage system uses 120 jets and delivers a powerful massage for deep relaxation. Features include:

  • Chemical Floater for maintenance
  • Instruction manual that is easy to use plus a DVD
  • Filter cartridge
  • A repair patch with glue
  • A ground mat

With an inflatable size of 1.95m x 71cm there is enough room inside for between four to seven adults.

2 - The Lay-Z-Spa Monaco Inflatable Hot Tub

The Lay-Z-Spa Monaco Inflatable Hot Tub
Our Review:

This is one of the biggest tubs on the market, but it comes at a slightly more expensive price. It will, however, fit between six to eight people in comfort. The Monaco is a quality product that has been constructed to last for many years. The running cost for this item still comes in at less than £2 a day.
The Monaco is huge, but it is highly portable and offers no problem to move around your home. What it lacks in the elegance of the Palm Springs it makes up in performance and reliability. There is a rapid heating system, which means you can be relaxing in 40 degrees of water very quickly. The massage system uses a combination of 80 air jets for the ultimate in relaxation. One of the best things about this tub is that you can manage everything at a touch of a button, so you have complete control.
Features:

  • Leatheroid insulation cover
  • Filtration system to keep water clean
  • Easy to understand set-up and maintenance instructions, plus DVD
  • Two filter cartridges and a chemical floater to help with maintenance.

This product when fully inflated is 2.10m x 69cm.

3 - The Intex Octagonal Bubble Spa Hot Tub

The Intex Octagonal Bubble Spa Hot Tub
Our Review:

The Bubble Spa Hot Tub Is not the most affordable on the market, but it looks fantastic when inflated and works efficiently. This Jacuzzi made by Intex has 120 bubble jets and is constructed using fibre-tech. It may be a bit pricey to buy when compared to the Palm Springs but the running cost per day is under £2.
This tub is easy to construct and maintain. It has a control panel that is child’s play to operate, and you can be sure of a relaxing and refreshing massage every time.
Features:

  • An absolutely brilliant hard water treatment system to protect your skin.
  • Capacity for four people
  • Filter cartridges for maintenance
  • Chemical cleaning system

The dimensions are 2.01m x 71cm. The Bubble Spa is not as big as the rest, but if you are happy with the size, then this is number one on the market.

4 - The Lay-Z-Spa Miami

The Lay-Z-Spa Miami
Our Review:

The Miami is the most cost-effective tub that has been listed, but this does not diminish the quality of this product. It is a stylish hot tub, which is coloured black and fits perfectly in any location or colour scheme. The portability makes it just right for outdoor or indoor, and all that is needed is a flat surface.
It has a capacity for two to four adults and is ideal for families or couples that just need to relax at the end of a busy day.
Features:

  • Manual and DVD for setting up and maintenance
  • Rapid heating system that is controlled digitally
  • An active jet massage system
  • Robust and Sturdy I-Beam walls with reinforced cover

Chemical floater and filter cartridges
With dimensions of 1.80m x 65cm, and running cost per day of less than £1, then for its size, this tub is a bargain.

5 - The Lay-Z-Spa Portable Vegas Series

The Lay-Z-Spa Portable Vegas Series
Our Review:

The Lay-Z is a stylish and durable blow up hot tub that comes with a white leatheroid cover. It is big and will hold between four to six people in comfort. The optimum temperature of 40 degrees is maintained with the help of an inflatable inner lid. The daily cost of running this tub is under £1.
Features:

  • Lay-Z air-jet massage system
  • Digital control panel
  • Easy to understand set-up and maintenance guide.
  • Chemical floaters and filter cartridges

The dimensions of the Portable Vegas tub are 1.96m x 61cm.

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What to consider before buying a hot tub

Buying an inflatable hot tub is a large purchase, so it is imperative to consider a number of details before committing yourself.

  1. Size and capacity are vital as it makes a big difference in the price. To buy a large tub if you don’t have space in your home is a mistake. Before purchasing a hot tub, decide who will use it and where you are going to put it and store it when not in use.
  2. Find a product that is within your price range that ticks all of the boxes for your unique requirements. It is possible to find a hot tub for less than £350, while others can be as much as £600. Ask yourself what features you need and look for a product that fits.
  3. Two important aspects of buying a hot tub are the rapid heating and massage system. Because these items are not cheap, then it is important that these are included in the purchase.
  4. Consider running costs. These are usually under £1 per day but could be much more. Read this handy infographic illustrating running costs for a Lay-Z-Spa tub, and tips to reduce costs.

Final thoughts

This review has been produced after testing a broad range of hot tubs that are on the market. The five chosen, represent products that have a significantly high level of performance and are value for money.
The five products listed are considered top of the range on the market at this moment.