The key word there is definitely ‘investment’, and you want to take care to do plenty of research about the various products the market has to offer before you decide to spend hundreds or even thousands of your hard-earned dollars on something that will hopefully last you for years to come.
There are a couple of things you need to keep in mind when you’re searching for that perfect hot tub to fit your needs:
- Size. How much space have you got to work with, and how many people are you hoping to fit in your hot tub?
- Ease of setup is also something you need to keep in mind. The amount of effort required in set-up and installation varies a lot depending on whether you choose a hot tub that will have to be wired into your house or a simpler plug and play model – not to mention the much simpler inflatable or hard-shell tubs.
- Insulation will help trap heat and keep both your water and electricity bills from spiraling out of control, and a good cover is a solid investment for much the same reason.
- Finally, relaxation and comfort are some of the biggest hot tub selling points, which means it’s important for you to consider what sort of jet system setup you’d like as well.
Best Plug & Play Spa to Buy
The Lifesmart Rock Solid Luna Spa features three seating positions and twelve jets in total, not to mention a comfort valve air-mixing system to help you achieve true relaxation – perfect for your smaller, more intimate retreats.
It’s powered through an 110-volt amp dedicated circuit plug and play operation, which means that you can plug the hot tub into any ordinary wall socket rather than having to spend more time and money wiring it into the house before you can use it.
Consumers who purchased this hot tub found the set up to be quick and easy and the controls simple to use. They also found the built-in light to be very useful for darker environments and noted that accessing and cleaning the filter was, refreshingly, no trouble at all.
Best Inflatable Hot Tub for the Money
Bestway’s Lay-Z-Spa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub can fit up to four adults and boasts rapid heating and integrated water filtration.
This inflatable hot tub can be set up in minutes, no tools required, and the control panel is accessible from inside the hot tub so you can adjust the settings without leaving the comfort of the tub.
It also features the Lay-Z massage system to help soothe your aching muscles, and a cover to help maintain the perfect water temperature for you at all times.
Those who bought this hot tub love the rolling bubble massage features and the easy set-up and maintenance for Bestway’s spa. Reviewers noted that the company’s customer service is prompt and friendly, a downright joy to interact with, and the tub itself both flexible and durable.
Best Inflatable Hot Tub for the Price
Coleman’s Lay-Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub, much like Bestway’s, can fit four and features a soothing bubble massage, rapid heating, and water filtration system.
On its own however, it also boasts the capacity to hold up to 50 gallons of additional water, as well as a pool cover with an aluminum foil coating to help trap the heat in the tub where it belongs and give you more time to relax in your new spa. The mosaic-print pool liner and padded floor also feature a drain valve for your own convenience.
Reviewers note that the Coleman brand name means that replacement parts and customer service, if necessary, are both easy to access. They also found it to run much more quietly than other hot tubs available, and commented that it didn’t raise their electricity bills much after use either.
Best Plug and Play Spa on the Market
The Lifesmart Rock Solid Simplicity Spa has a capacity of four people, 1.5 hp pump, and a solid sandstone shell. It features twelve high-therapy jets and a waterfall for optimal comfort and enjoyment.
With a plug-and-play set-up and no need to wire anything into the house itself, as well as a deluxe Balboa digital control panel, operating the spa is simple and easy.
The 12-volt built-in spa lights complete with red and blue lens caps means you can use the spa any time day or night with little trouble.
Reviewers for the Rock Solid spa are pleased with the durability of the spa and note that the spa also comes with a built in Ozone generator, as well as a constant LED read of the water temperature. Additionally they note that the spa’s plug has a built in GFI for outlets, and actually complimented the overall aesthetic of the spa.
Best Jacuzzi to Buy
Lifesmart’s 400DX Rock Solid Spa can fit a whopping 6 people and features a grand total of 19 adjustable jets as well as a waterfall, giving you plenty of opportunity to find the right arrangement for your ultimate relaxation experience.
Plug and play capabilities with a 110-volt 15 amp dedicated circuit means it will be no time at all until you’ll have the spa set up and ready to enjoy, and a locking spa cover will help keep heat trapped where it belongs even when you’re not using it.
The arctic white shell is incredibly sturdy, and the spa’s full foam insulation system will save energy, not to mention money when the electric bill comes around.
Consumers who purchased this spa appreciated its aesthetic and longevity. They complimented the customer service the company provided, the quality of the parts, and love the room they have to stretch out in this larger-sized hot tub.
There are plenty of options out there for you if you’re shopping for a hot tub. The trick is to sit down and identify your specific needs, and to find the hot tub that best fulfills all of them. Hopefully this article has helped you narrow down your choices, or maybe even found the perfect hot tub for you!