On this page we are going to look at our Top 10 portable hot tubs to buy in 2017. If you’re thinking of buying a hot tub and you’re not sure what to buy or what is available, then hopefully seeing all of these hot tubs on a single page will help you to make a decision.
We’re going to tell you how we rated the portable hot tubs and how we came to our No 1 choice which is the Coleman Lay-Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub. If you’re interested in finding out more about our No 1 choice check out our full review of the Coleman Lay Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub or if you want to buy go straight to the product page on Amazon.com
- 1 How we rated the Portable Hot Tubs in 2017
- 1.1 The Size of the Portable Hot Tub and Price
- 1.2 Features and ease of use
- 1.3 Customer Opinion
- 1.4 #1 Choice – Coleman Lay Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub
- 1.5 #2 Choice – Intex 77-Inches PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set
- 1.6 #3 Choice – SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub
- 1.7 #4 Choice – SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet Inflatable 6-Person Hot Tub
- 1.8 #5 Choice – SaluSpa Paris AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub w/ LED Light Show
- 1.9 #6 Choice – Coleman SaluSpa 4-Person Portable Inflatable Outdoor Spa Hot Tub
- 1.10 #7 Choice – Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set
- 1.11 #8 Choice – Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Portable Heated Bubble Hot Tub
- 1.12 #9 Choice – PureSpa Jet Massage Spa Set
- 1.13 #10 Choice – SaluSpa Hawaii HydroJet Pro Inflatable Hot Tub
- 2 Verdict
How we rated the Portable Hot Tubs in 2017
The Size of the Portable Hot Tub and Price
When you’re looking for a the best portable hot tub, one of the main considerations is the price. You want to get the best value, you want it to be well manufactured with a strong structure that will withstand being put away at least once per year. You want a hot tub that will be a good size to suit your family without being too big to incur large running costs. We have looked at that when we have rated our choices.
Features and ease of use
This is looking at the different features offered on each of the portable hot tubs and how easy it is in the installation and use of all of the features, whether they are worth the extra money paid or an improvement in the functionality of the product.
When buying products, whether online or not, customer opinion is an important contribution to your buying experience. We have been looking at customer opinion to weight our choices for our top 10 choices and will be able to let you know about that too.
Why don’t you take a look at our Top 10 Portable Hot Tubs to buy in 2017 in the list below and if you would like to have a look at the full reviews we have written or the product details on Amazon.com there will be links below each product content.
Don’t miss out on checking the Coleman Lay Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub at Amazon.com if you want to see our No 1 choice details and reviews.
#1 Choice – Coleman Lay Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub
The Coleman Lay Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub is one of the most popular hot tubs that people are buying, so why is that? Well to become the bestseller and our Top Choice Portable Hot Tub the Lay Z Spa has had to prove it’s worth to the many customers, it is very reasonably priced at $329 and it’s very easy to set up which customers love. It seats 4-6 people, is 77 inches in diameter and includes bubble massage jets to give a relaxing experience.
The Lay Z Spa is a good size if you are deciding on a portable hot tub for you and your family, large enough for it to be comfortable to sit in without being too large for exceptionally high running costs. The maintenance is easy and there is a lockable cover to hold in the heat. This is a basic hot tub but the bubble massage offers a great relaxing experience for a low price.
#2 Choice – Intex 77-Inches PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set
The Intex 77-Inches PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set is another very reasonably priced portable hot tub and is a popular buy. This hot tub is very well constructed using FibreTech construction giving superior structural stability, making it very comfortable to sit in and lean against its also strong enough to sit on the side when you get into the tub without any sagging.
This Intex portable hot tub is the same size as our top choice above and has a heater unit that can bring the temperature up to 104 degrees. There are 120 bubble jets to give a very relaxing enjoyable soak but it’s isn’t that noticeable to the overall experience. The easy to use control panel allows you to control this at the touch of a button without getting out of the tub. This hot tub offers simple maintenance with 2 easy to replace filters helping to keep the water filtered and clean. This is still a popular customer choice but we still feel the lower price of our No1 choice is preferable.
#3 Choice – SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub
The SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub is a smaller size hot tub for 2-4 people. This tub is 71 inches diameter and reasonably low priced, but probably more suitable to couples. It comes with a DVD for easy set up and it’s very easy to pump up the hot tub using the control panel. The filter is housed in a casing and easily attached before filling the tub with water.
There is also a chemical floater which you use for the pool chemicals required to keep the water safe from microorganisms so you can enjoy to your hearts content. This tub lets you enjoy the bubbles from the 120 bubble jets and has a foam base to make it comfortable to sit in without any seat. The smaller size makes it easier to keep the costs down.
#4 Choice – SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet Inflatable 6-Person Hot Tub
The first thing to notice about the SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet Inflatable 6-Person Hot Tub is that it is advertised as a 6 person, but the size is no bigger than our No1 choice which is 4-6 person. Other than that it is easy to put together, everything is included to inflate your tub and get ready to relax.
This hot tub comes with a ground mat included which has 3 purposes, it protects the base against any sharp bits in the ground as once the water gets put in and the people as well it gets very heavy so easy for sharp bits of stone to pierce the outer. It’s also an added cushion for the booty, as you sit on the bottom of the hot tub, and finally it acts as an insulator to keep the heat in the hot tub and not allow it to be absorbed into the ground. The Palm Springs has a bubble massage jet system to complete your spa experience.
#5 Choice – SaluSpa Paris AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub w/ LED Light Show
The SaluSpa Paris AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub w/ LED Light Show has it’s own unique selling point in the LED light show it has attached to the bottom of the tub. The hot tub itself is the same size as the others we have reviewed at 77 inches so seats 4-6 people but the extra price charged reflects the light system. It’s a pretty pale green colour, it has the floor mat, triple layered body and cover.
The Paris has the air jet bubbles massage system to provide the soothing relaxing feeling only a hot tub can deliver but the best experience comes at night when you can get the full effect of the amazing mood lighting included in the price. You can buy lighting as an extra hot tub accessory but it won’t be quite the same as this made to measure, hand set controlled lighting offered here.
#6 Choice – Coleman SaluSpa 4-Person Portable Inflatable Outdoor Spa Hot Tub
The SaluSpa 4-Person Portable Inflatable Outdoor Spa Hot Tub is the Coleman’s version of the smaller tub, at 71 inches in diameter it is probably best for 2 people and capable of holding 4. If space is an issue and 6 inches can make the difference then this is a good choice. The price of the hot tub on its own is comparable with the other cheaper models although there are a couple of kit options with added filter cartridges and one with a bluetooth entertainment attachment and drink holder as well as filter cartridges, so some good options there.
The quality and build is good, it has 60 air bubble jets to fill the hot tub with soothing bubbles for your pleasure. There’s a rapid heating system to heat the water quickly to 104 degrees which is easily adjustable to your comfort level from the hot tub with the easy to use control panel.
#7 Choice – Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set
If you’re looking for a hot tub that is bigger than the average then this Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set is a contender in that category. It’s 8 inches bigger in diameter making it a little easier to seat more people without sitting on each others lap. The price is higher obviously but not excessively so. The basic features are the same as the 77 inch.
There are 140 high powered jets around the base of the hot tub so you get just as good level or bubble relaxation as the smaller versions. There is a hard water treatment system which softens the water in your hot tub and is gentler on the skin. In the kit is a carry bag so when it’s time to put your hot tub away you have a bag to store it in to keep it from damage.
#8 Choice – Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Portable Heated Bubble Hot Tub
The Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Portable Heated Bubble Hot Tub is another larger size tub, at 85 inches it will suit a larger family or someone interested in entertaining guests. This intex 6 person hot tub looks very smart and comes with a couple of head rests included.
The Pure Spa comes with the insulating ground sheet and there are 120 high powered bubble jets. One of the features of the pure spa is the fact that it heats the air that bubbles through rather than just bubbling cold air through which should help with the loss of heat when the massage function is on.
The hot tub comes with a multicoloured battery operated LED light so another feature that makes entertaining a delight with great mood lighting.
#9 Choice – PureSpa Jet Massage Spa Set
The PureSpa Jet Massage Spa Set is a 4 person hot tub. The size is 77 inches in diameter. The difference in this hot tub is the water jet massage rather than the bubble massage. There are options where you can get the same hot tub with both of these features. There are 4 water jets which are directional for massage and relaxation.
The main benefit of the intex purespa jet massage, apart from the fact that you can manoeuvre the jet to a specific area, is that it is much quieter and that the jets don’t cause as much heat loss in the water as the bubble jets but it still gives a relaxing experience. This is not a cheap option for an average size hot tub so you will have to decide if it is worth it for the water jets.
#10 Choice – SaluSpa Hawaii HydroJet Pro Inflatable Hot Tub
This SaluSpa Hawaii HydroJet Pro Inflatable Hot Tub is slightly different to the rest as it is square shaped. The benefit of that is that you can sit in the corners to enjoy the space to stretch out diagonally. This is not the cheapest option but this hot tub has both water jets and bubble jets for the perfect massage experience. There are 8 directional water jets so you can move the massaging benefits to the area on your body that you need.
It’s easy to inflate the hot tub with the spa’s pump included, no tools are required. It has a rapid-heating control unit which heats up the pool a little quicker than the cheaper ones although you still need to allow a few hours to bring the temperature up to 104 degrees, if that is the temperature you prefer. At $759 this price reflects that it incorporates both water jets and bubble jets. This is a great hot tub for families and friends if you don’t mind spending a little more.
There are many types of portable hot tubs available but our N0 1 choice is the first one you will want to check out, at a great price point the price point and features make the Coleman Lay Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub deserving of it’s place.
You can also check out all of our other hot tub reviews above if you’re looking for a different size or more features.