What’s The Best Inflatable Hot Tub For 4 People

December 2019
best inflatable hot tub

Ask any friend what features that would like in their garden and it’ll likely you’ll hear three requests: a hot tub, a pool and a BBQ area. While building any of these can be expensive, an inflatable hot tub could the ideal solution.

 

What makes inflatable hot tubs fantastic are they are portable, affordable and don’t require any expensive plumbing or new garden design. Taking around 10 minutes to blow up and take down, there’s no reason why you can’t take your on holiday or safely store it during the winter.

 

A hot tub is a perfect way to relax and unwind after a long day at work. You’ll feel the stresses and strains of the day fade away. Here are 10 of the best inflatable hot tubs which hold at least 4 people.

 

 

Item

Photo

Our rating

Price

Purchase

Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Hot Tub with Airjet Massage System

9/10

£325.00

All Seasons Gazebos Hot Tub/Spa

9/10

£399.99

Intex Octagonal Pure Spa Bubble Therapy Hot Tub

8/10

£374.99

Wido Round Inflatable Spa Hot Tub

8/10

£299.99

WAVE Spa Pacific Inflatable Hot Tub

8/10

£299.99

MSpa Silver Cloud 2019 Edition Portable Hot Tub

8/10

£280.78

Inflatafun Portable Hot Tub

8/10

£349.99

Canadian Spa Rio Grande (Model 1) Portable Spa / Hot Tub

8/10

£655.39

Alice’s Garden Square Inflatable Hot Tub

7/10

£640.88

COSTWAY Inflatable Bubble Massage Spa Hot Tub

7/10

£317.95

* Prices correct at time of publishing

 

 

Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Hot Tub with Airjet Massage System

Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Hot Tub with Airjet Massage System

photo by Lay-Z-Spa

 

Description

First on the list is Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Hot Tub with Airjet Massage System which is available from Amazon for £325.00. Lay-Z-Spa is the Bentley of inflatable hot tub brands and is trusted by thousands of customers.

 

Designed for 4 to 6 people, setting it up takes minutes and requires no professional installation or tools. It inflates in less than 10 minutes.

 

Once inflated, the pump then simultaneously heats and filters the water. The rapid heating system ensures the water is quickly heated to 40 Degree Celsius.

 

The pump also powers the massage system which uses 87 AirJets to gives you an all-surrounding massage experience for pure relaxation.

 

Built to last, the quality is apparent out of the box. The circular beam construction ensures strength and durability, while the cushioned floor is easy on the feet.

 

The base features a ground fault detection system, which provides enhanced safety. An insulated leatheroid cover is also included and ideal for protecting the hot tub from the elements if you plan to leave it set-up in your garden.

 

An energy-saving timer enables you to schedule your next hot tub session. So it’s ready just in time yet saves energy when not in use.

 

All Lay-Z-Spa models include up to 2 years warranty for peace of mind and are backed up by a friendly dedicated UK based after-sales team.

 

Pros

  • Easily set-up in under 10-minutes with no tools
  • 87 AirJets massage system
  • Built-in timer

Cons

  • Poorly written instruction manual

 

Conclusion

As a fantastic addition to any garden, the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Hot Tub comfortably fits 3 to 4 people before starting to feel a little cramped.

 

While easy to set up, the instructions aren’t very clear and it may take a bit longer to assemble the first time. The pump is well designed and goes a good job of heating the water, even if it’s a little slow.

 

The controls are easy to understand and the timer function is a nice addition. If you’re looking for a portable hot tub for your garden or holiday home, then it’s worth considering Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Hot Tub. 9/10

 

 

 

All Seasons Gazebos Hot Tub/Spa

All Seasons Gazebos 130 Air Jet Hot TubSpa

photo by All Seasons Gazebos

 

Description

Available in a range of colours, we’ve chosen the All Seasons Gazebos Hot Tub/Spa in beige. Designed for 4-6 people, there’s plenty of room to relax after a hard day at the office or the weekend. You can purchase one from Amazon for £399.99.

 

Featuring a range of upgrade to the 2018 model, the 2019 version is a premium spa with an affordable price tag. The first you’ll notice is there’s no “egg” pump sitting next to the hot tub. This is because the integrated pump is built-in.

 

At 2,400 watts (1,800 heating and 600 bubbles), the pump is 50% more powerful than many other competing brands which typically average 1,800 watts (1,200 heating and 600 bubbles).

 

The luxury PVC coated exterior is complete with insulating foam which is also used on the floor. This material has a soft gel-like cushion feel and is designed to stop the heat from escaping.

 

Self-inflating in minutes and with a long, 8-metre power cable, you’ll be ready to heat the water in under 15 minutes. The onboard smart technology heats the water to 40 degrees and once heated, ensure that the temperature remains constant.

 

Unlike many options, the All Seasons Spa can heat and produce bubbles at the same time. The water remains hot while the 130 air jets release relaxing bubbles.

 

All Seasons Gazebos offers comprehensive aftersales care including free repairs or a replacement if your hot tub can not be repaired.

 

Pros

  • Powerful 2,400 watt integrated pump
  • Can heat and produce bubbles
  • Long 8-metre power cable

Cons

  • Short 3-month warranty

 

Conclusion

Getting started with the All Seasons Gazebos Hot Tub/Spa couldn’t be simpler. The instructions are easy enough to follow and contain plenty of diagrams.

 

The robust design means it takes a few minutes to inflate and as there’s no exterior pump, it takes up less space than other models. Filling it does take a bit of time as it can hold 1,000 litres of water.

 

In terms of operation, the control panel is very easy to use and the long power cable is a nice touch. It does take a while to full heat, but it’s worth the wait, especially as you can keep heating while enjoying bubbles. 9/10

 

 

 

Intex Octagonal Pure Spa Bubble Therapy Hot Tub

Intex Octagonal Pure Spa Bubble Therapy Hot Tub

photo by Intex

 

Description

Enjoy a luxurious spa experience from the comfort of your home with the Intex Octagonal Pure Spa Bubble Therapy Hot Tub, available from Amazon for £374.99.

 

Made from an innovative Fiber-Tech, this hot tub feels luxurious yet is durable. Taking minutes to assemble, this hot tub comes with a specialist hose for easy inflation. It also folds down into a carry bag for easy storage and transport.

 

Able to accommodate up to 4 people, the Pure Spa allows you to relax in heated water, surrounded by soothing bubble jets. Ideal after a hard day at the office or as a way to relax on the weekend post BBQ.

 

Controlling the Pure Spa is simple, whether you’re adjusting the water temperature or activating the 120 high-powered bubble jets for a refreshing massage.

 

The built-in Hard Water Treatment System softens the water by generating an electromagnetic field that agitates calcium and other minerals in the water. This causing them to create suspended crystals and leaving soft water in the spa.

 

A cover is included and helps to minimise the heat loss. Plus the package arrives with spares (such as drain hose adaptors, chemical dispensers and seals).

 

You can install your Intex Octagonal Pure Spa Hot Tub both indoor and outdoor on a level, flat and smooth surface.

 

Pros

  • Durable Fiber-Tech Technology
  • Built-In Hard Water Treatment System
  • 120 high-powered bubble jets massage feature

Cons

  • Short 2 metre power cable
  • Heater cuts out while in bubble mode

 

Conclusion

The Intex Octagonal Pure Spa Bubble Therapy Hot Tub is easy to set-up and fill. You can easily fit up to 3 people with 4 being a little bit tight but still enough room for everyone to relax.

 

As with all inflatable hot tubs, you need to clean the filters and top up the chemicals weekly. It’s best to cover over when not in use to stop leaves, droppings and bugs.

 

There is a low hum from the heater/filter unit when it is running. However, it’s not loud enough to annoy and you’re ears block it out after a while.

 

Overall the Intex Octagonal Pure Spa Bubble Therapy Hot Tub has a unique design and is easy to use. 8/10

 

 

 

Wido Round Inflatable Spa Hot Tub

Wido Round Inflatable Spa Hot Tub 300

photo by Wido

 

Description

The Wido Round Inflatable Spa Hot Tub heats up quickly, comes with a lid and an easy to use Digital Control Panel. It will set you back £299.99 from Amazon.

 

Designed for 4 people and constructed using a tough 6-layer reinforced PVC material, this circular hot tub will look fantastic in any garden. At 1.8-metres in diameter, it has plenty of room for people to sit comfortably and the cushioned insulated floor is soft to sit on.

 

It’s smart inflation system with manometer to allow for quick and simple assembly. While its whisper-quiet technology, you can relax and unwind in the comfort of your home or garden.

 

The built-in control panel is user-friendly with buttons to switch on the air jets, activate the filter function, activate the heater and adjust the temperature. Also, a large LCD shows the current water temperature.

 

300 powerful dynamic air jets release bubbles to surround, support and massage the body. You’ll feel relaxed, especially after a tough day’s work!

 

The Wido Round Inflatable Spa Hot Tub comes complete with buckle down heat-saving cover with easy-lift handles and a range of spares.

 

Pros

  • 6-layer reinforced PVC material
  • Digital Control Panel
  • 300 powerful dynamic air jets

Cons

  • Takes a while to heat up

 

Conclusion

Offering fantastic value for money, the Wido Round Inflatable Spa Hot Tub is a superb option.

 

Out of the box, it’s easy to set-up but does take a while to heat up. It’s best to leave it overnight to heat up and near an outdoor power socket. It comes with a 3-metre power cable, which is quite nice.

 

It’s quiet as the motor is housed within the tub, and not on the outside like many others. The filter requires weekly cleaning and the LCD screen will notify you when it needs a clean. The controls are straight forward and easy to use.

 

Thanks to its think PVC design, it’s comfortable yet sturdy. The 300 jets ensure your whole body is massaged and that you feel relaxed.

 

The Wido Round Inflatable Spa Hot Tub has plenty of room, good specifications and is easy to assembly. 8/10

 

 

 

WAVE Spa Pacific Inflatable Hot Tub

WAVE Spa Pacific Inflatable HotTub

photo by WAVE Spa Pacific

 

Description

Escape daily life and relax with a WAVE Spa Pacific Inflatable Hot Tub (available from Amazon for £299.99). Designed to be inflated anywhere, this portable hot tub will provide hours of enjoyment for all ages.

 

Inflating in around 5 minutes thanks to its 1800w heater and blower. once heated, it easily fits up to 4 people. It’s rigid and sturdy design is complete with an anti-cold, laminated fabric fibre for use in all environments.

 

The integrated control panel enables you to adjust the temperature to suit and also has an in-built safety power socket. This means you can inflate and heat this hot tub anywhere without having to risk your safety.

 

Powered by a 30W air compressor, this Spa produces endless bubbles at the touch of a button for 10 minutes at a time through its 110 Bubble Jets. You’ll start to feel rejuvenated and relaxed.

 

A lockable cover not only retains heat but also clips in place in such a way that children are unable to undo the cover at any time. It warms up between 1 and 1.5 degrees an hour based on the ambient temperature and so is fairly slow.

 

Pros

  • Child Safe Locking Clips for protective cover
  • Made from tough woven UV protected PVC material
  • Comes with a range of accessories

Cons

  • Takes a while to heat up

 

Conclusion

With its rectangle design and tough woven UV protected PVC material, the WAVE Spa Pacific Inflatable Hot Tub is an affordable option.

 

Rather than having to read instructions, it comes with a DVD as well as an impressive range of accessories including a groundsheet.

 

While it does take some time to heat up (around 1.5 degrees Celsius per hour), it’s easy to inflate and fill. As it begins to heat, the adjustable temperature control allows you to fine-tune it to your preference.

 

The cover, while not a unique idea, does use a locking system that’s difficult for children to open. This ensures the WAVE Spa Pacific Inflatable Hot Tub is safe and that it retains its heat. 8/10

 

 

 

MSpa Silver Cloud 2019 Edition Portable Hot Tub

MSpa Silver Cloud 2019 Edition Portable Hot Tub

photo by MSpa

 

Description

Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, the MSpa Silver Cloud 2019 Edition Portable Hot Tub can be yours for £280.78 (buy at Amazon). Sporting a classic round shape in a charcoal grey colour, this hot tub is made from 6-layer Rhino-Tech reinforced PVC.

 

A single button starts inflation and takes around 2 minutes. After which you can start to fill with water. Around 10 minutes later, you’ll have full hot tub ready to heat for your enjoyment.

 

Typical the temperate increase between 1 and 2 degrees per hour. Starting at 24 degrees Celsius, it will take between 7 and 10 hours to heat up to 38 degrees Celsius.

 

118 dynamic air jets produce bubbles which lift the effects of gravity and takes the pressure off joints for pain relief. This feature can be controlled by the built-in control box with a mini wired control panel.

 

When in standby mode it’s not noisy at all. It does produce a little noise when heating or in bubble mode. However, this is not enough to annoy.

 

The included cover zips around the spa when not in use. It is UV, frost and tear-resistant, made from a durable and tough reinforced PVC. Also, a range of accessories come included such as hose adapters, DVD and Aerolite Luggage Scale!

 

Pros

  • Made from 6-layer Rhino-Tech reinforced PVCM
  • Inflates and fills in under 15 minutes
  • Comes with a range of accessories

Cons

  • Slightly noisy when heating or creating bubbles

 

Conclusion

Designed for a painless, quick set-up, the MSpa Silver Cloud 2019 Edition Portable Hot Tub is excellent. While simple to inflate, it does come with a DVD and instruction manual.

 

Comfortable for 2 or 3 adults, you can fit 4 people in the MSpa but it’s tight. Thankfully, a 4 to 6 person version is also available. As you’d expect, it does take some time to heat up but does retain heat well.

 

The integrated pump, easy to access filter and digital controls are all superb features which are easy to use. It is a little noisy when the pump is running, but not enough to annoy.

 

Overall, the MSpa Silver Cloud 2019 Edition Portable Hot Tub is well worth the affordable price tag. 8/10

 

 

 

Inflatafun Portable Hot Tub

Inflatafun Portable Hot Tub

photo by Inflatafun

 

Description

The Inflatafun Hot Tub is a convenient way to relax and unwind or entertain guest. Designed to hold 4 to 6 people and featuring 130 Massaging Air Bubble Jets, it can be yours for £349.99 (from Amazon).

 

Made from Tough Woven UV protected PVC which is designed to withstand all weather conditions. There’s even a protective floor sheet included.

 

Only taking a few minutes to inflate, the integrated 1,800 watt pump can heat the water up to 40 degrees Celsius. Water will take 12-18 hours to heat to the desired temperature and so ideally you would switch it on the day before you plan to use it.

 

The protective cover has foil backing to retain heat featuring and is secured using child-safe locking clips. This means leaves, insects and dirt won’t find their way into the pool when not in use.

 

The impressive 130 Massaging Air Bubble Jets, increase your relaxation, especially after a hard day.

 

All Inflatafun Spas come complete with a 12-month Warranty on the Control Unit and 6-month on the Cover and Liner.

 

Pros

  • Made from Tough Woven UV protected PVC
  • Integrated 1,800 watt pump
  • 130 Massaging Air Bubble Jets

Cons

  • Takes a while to heat up

 

Conclusion

The Inflatafun Portable Hot Tub is sizeable, easy to inflate and quiet. While it’s slow to heat up the water, it does get quite hot.

 

The package includes a fantastic range of accessories including a set-up DVD and instructions. The protective groundsheet ensures your hot tub doesn’t rip or move once in place.

 

The cover is effective at retaining heat and keep debris out. Our favourite feature is the 130 air jets, which are the perfect way to relax after a hard day. 8/10

 

 

 

Canadian Spa Rio Grande (Model 1) Portable Spa / Hot Tub

Canadian Spa - Rio Grande (Model 1) Portable Spa Hot Tub

photo by Canadian Spa

 

Description

Our final and most expensive hot tub is the Canadian Spa Rio Grande (Model 1) Portable Spa / Hot Tub which will set you back a massive £655.39 (buy at Amazon).

Easy to set up and take anywhere, the Rio Grande is designed to fit 4 people and is ideal for home, holiday, and parties. All you need is a flat surface and a standard 13amp household outlet.

 

Built using a contour I-Beam structure, it is designed to safer and more rigid than standard inflatable models. And at 74 cm deep (29 inches), this model allows most people to completely submerge their neck and shoulders.

 

Even an hour spent relaxing in this hot tub will relieve you of stress and tension. With 88 powerful air jets, the Rio Grande provides a sublime massage function. Hydro-massage is one of the most relaxing experiences as well as a proven natural remedy for many personal discomforts.

 

A portable control unit houses the water filtration system, massage pump, and high-efficiency heater. This allows quick external access for trouble-free maintenance.

 

The Rio Grande (Model 1) has a Single Speed Control Unit and comes with Thermal Blanket as well as a lid. You’ll enjoy relaxing in it all year round.

 

Pros

  • 74 cm deep
  • Built using a contour I-Beam structure
  • 88 powerful air jets

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Some have spilt within weeks

 

Conclusion

As our most expensive and tallest model, the Canadian Spa Rio Grande (Model 1) Portable Spa / Hot Tub is unique.

 

Sadly the instructions are poor but YouTube has some good videos which are very helpful. It’s easy to move and inflate thanks to its sturdy design.

 

Overall maintenance is quick and easy. Filters should ideally be changed monthly and Canadian Spa UK sells them directly, although they aren’t the cheapest. Chemicals should be checked and adjusted weekly.

 

You can either heat or have bubbles, and so water does start to cool down as you use the bubbles. That said, the temperature control is easy to use and quick to react. The lid helps to retain the heat when not in use and keeps the hot tub debris free.

 

The air jets product a fairly decent massage wherever you sit and help to relax you. Finally, the accessory pack is full of essentials and enables you to easily maintain your hot tub. 8/10

 

 

 

Alice’s Garden Square Inflatable Hot Tub

Alice's Garden - Square inflatable hot tub

photo by Alice’s Garden

 

Description

Combining the expertise of Alice’s Garden and MSpa, this square inflatable hot tub has a range of benefits and can be your for £640.88 (from Amazon).

 

Designed to fit 4 adults and 2 children, this large square hot tub has plenty of space. Made from Rhino-Tech 6-layer PVC outer coating with a Thick PVC lining, it’s built to last and is UV, Frost and Puncture resistant.

 

Within a few minutes, it’s inflated and ready to fill. The pump and heater are built into the frame, yet are easy to remove for storage or maintenance. The water temperature can easily be adjusted up to 42°C and rise between 1.5 and 2 degrees per hour when being heated.

 

The control panel is very simple to use and can be locked to avoid any mishaps. 132 air jets massage the body soothing fatigue and pain. Bubbles are known to help release tension, stimulate blood flow and improve sleep quality.

 

In addition to the hot tub, a reinforced PVC buckle spa cover, ground mat, repairs kits and many more accessories are included. A Manufacturer warranty is included with 6-month for the lining and a 1-year for the electrical parts.

 

Pros

  • Designed to hold 4 adults and 2 children
  • Made from Rhino-Tech 6-layer PVC material which is UV, Frost and Puncture resistant
  • 5.3 metre power cable

Cons

  • Expensive

 

Conclusion

As the second most expensive on our list, Alice’s Garden Square Inflatable Hot Tub feels overpriced. It does have a nice range of features, but nothing that makes it leap out.

 

It comes with a 5.3-metre power cable, which is ideal for safety. The built-in pump, while removable means the unit takes up less room. Designed to protect the hot tub, a groundsheet ensures it doesn’t tear or move once inflated.

 

While it takes nearly a day to heat up to 42 degrees, the pump isn’t noisy and the cover is superior to many and clips in place. Whether you enjoy soaking in the hot water or the bubbles, you’ll feel far more relaxed.

 

While a fantastic option, it’s nearly double the price of some comparable products. 7/10

 

 

 

COSTWAY Inflatable Bubble Massage Spa Hot Tub

COSTWAY Inflatable Bubble Massage Spa Hot Tub

photo by COSTWAY

 

Description

Relax with 3 of your closest friends in this COSTWAY Inflatable Bubble Massage Spa Hot Tub which is available from Amazon for £317.95.

 

Built using strong, fabric coated material, this COSTWAY hot tub will provide years of use. Included is an insulated ground cloth and cover both provide enhanced thermal retention and improves safety.

 

Inflating in minutes, the digitally controlled 1,800-watt pump has a built-in hard water treatment system which makes for a more soothing experience. On average the temperate increase 1 to 2 degrees per hour, and so you’ll need to allow it time to heat up.

 

The soft-touch control panel enables you to easily adjust the temperature and turn on the air jets. Easy to maintain, the filter cartridge is simple to clean and replace. It retains the suspended crystals, so you can enjoy the healthy spa experience in the spa.

 

Picture yourself relaxing after a hard day of work in heated water surrounded by soothing bubble jets.

 

Pros

  • 1,800-watt pump with hard water treatment system
  • Soft-touch control panel
  • Impressive range of accessories included

Cons

  • COSTWAY don’t sell spare filters

 

Conclusion

Design and built in the far east, the COSTWAY Inflatable Bubble Massage Spa Hot Tub uses muted colour tones to great effect. Getting started is simple and the pack includes a range of accessories.

 

The built-in pump and heater is a nice feature and means the footprint is smaller. However, the pump does rattle slightly and the heater is quite slow.

 

While easy to clean, the filter seems to clog up pretty easily. So you might need to order more filters and adjust how much chemicals you use.

 

The groundsheet provides adequate protection from rips and the cover seals in the heat while stopping debris.

 

Overall the COSTWAY Inflatable Bubble Massage Spa Hot Tub is a good option however we’ve covered better models. 7/10

 

 

 

What’s the best inflatable hot tub?

Inflatable hot tubs are a fantastic alternative to the standard plumbed variety. They are cheaper, portable and only need a power socket to work.

 

All 10 models on our list are excellent choices and it’s been quite hard to pick a favourite. Two models are slightly better than the rest.

 

First to top the list is the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Hot Tub with Airjet Massage System is a fantastic unit with superb features and great after-sales care.

 

The other high scoring unit is the All Seasons Gazebos Hot Tub/Spa which features a built-in pump that is 50% more powerful than many on our list. It comes with a long extension cable and is available in a range of colours.

 

Overall, you should expect to pay around £400 and it should last for a few years. We would avoid the most expensive on our list as they didn’t provide any additional features for the money.

 

Finally, running a hot tub will add around £10 a week to your electric bill. You’ll also need to spend buying new filters and chemicals, however, it’s best to shop around and get a good deal. Running one over the summer will cost around £100 but it’s well worth it!