A hot tub can add so much to that experience. Hot tubs can be fun, relaxing, and they can be therapeutic for aches and pains. You might think that a hot tub is very expensive and probably out of your price range, but there are cheap hot tubs under $500.
Most of them are inflatable and very portable which can be convenient if you want to move it with you or you would like to set it up for seasonal use.
Top Portable Hot Tub
This inflatable hot tub has seating for four people. The Homax Inflatable SPA holds 211 gallons of water (800 liters). It is compatible to plug into a 110 volt outlet and has a built in heater.
This spa comes with a zipping cover, two filters, a connecting pipe for inflating, a ground mat made of black PVC, repair kit, digital lock, instruction manual, and a bottle of water testing strips. This hot tub comes with a built in hard water treatment system to soften the water.
Filters will need to be replaced after 7-10 days of use, and cleaning is recommended after each use of spa. You may set up this hot tub in your basement, back yard, or sunroom.
No tools are needed to set up this unit, and it inflates quickly. You can speed the heating of the water by adding hot water during set up. 130 air jets provide massaging for enjoyment and relaxation. Pool body has a 6 month warranty, 12 month warranty for the control box and panel. Customers rave about the ease of set up, power of the air jets that they feel rival a regular hot tub, and the ability to plug into the regular power outlet.
Best Inflatable Hot Tub
This hot tub – Bestway Inflatable Lay-Z-Spa Miami Hot Tub comes in three sizes: Miami (4 person), Palm Springs (6 person), and for a little over $500…the Paris (6 person.)
This line of hot tubs come with easy no tool set up and may be placed in or out of doors. A digital control panel makes temperature control easy, even when you are in the tub, and heats up to 104 degrees. The Lay-Z spa massage system has 120 jets for fun and relaxing bubbles.
This hot tub is constructed of three durable materials that include polyester and PVC. A chemical floater, hot tub cover, instruction DVD, and filter are included with the system. Customers love the ease of setup, customer service provided by the company, and the relaxing bubble system.
Top Portable Spa for the Price
This spa – Intex PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set (77in) seats four people and has a 120 gallon water capacity.
A heater can bring water temperature up to 104 degrees. This hot tub also has a built in hard water treatment system. Softer water is gentler on your skin.
A safety lock and insulated cover are included with this spa in addition to 2 filter cartridges, a thermal ground cloth, 3 way test strip, floating chemical dispenser, manual, carry bag, and inflation hose.
Water treatment chemicals do not come with the unit. The construction of this hot tub includes a three ply material for durability. If you have price and space constraints, this is a good hot tub to consider. Customers like the portability, ease of set up and use, and strength of bubble massage.
Best Inflatable Hot Tub for the Money
This spa – Coleman Lay-Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub includes a water filtration and rapid heating system. The included hot tub cover is foil lined to help keep the water hot. It has a built in Lay-Z bubble system. The floor is cushioned and it has a built in drain valve for ease of removing the water and putting the hot tub away.
Items included with the Coleman spa include: a heavy duty repair patch, DVD manual, chemical floater, cover, heating system, inflation hose, ground cloth, and filtration system.
Customers think this spa holds about 50 gallons more water than other systems. They like the insulated cover and the spa jets for relaxation and help with aches and pains.
Best Portable Spa under $500
This spa – Intex PureSpa Portable Spa (28403E) self inflates and has puncture resistant material and “Fiber tech beam construction.” The control panel is 1300 watt and has 120 bubble jets.
This unit plugs into a regular home electrical outlet and holds 210 gallons of water. Included with this spa are the following accessories: water test strips, chemical dispenser, carrying bag, insulated cover and floor mat. Water is heated up to 104 degrees.
The filter cartridges are easy to replace and maintenance is simple with this hot tub. The Intex seats up to four people and has a hard water treatment system for softening the water which is better for our skin.
He had back surgery and found this unit so nice when trying it at a neighbors, that he went home and ordered one for himself.
If you need the physically soothing benefits of a hot tub or you just want to enjoy the other benefits of soaking in a spa, you can afford to purchase one of these under $500 models.