As there are various styles and makes, here is a selection of some of the best hot tubs to buy.
Best Value Plug & Play Hot Tub
One of the more expensive models on the market, but it is worth the money in the added features that it supplies. The Lifesmart Rock Solid Simplicity Plug and Play Hot Tub has the same features as other plug and play hot tubs. The main difference is its rock solid shell.
There is no installation needed. Just place it where you desire, plug it in, add the water and then relax. By using the Lifesmart Eco Smart technology, you are saving on your energy bills because it has a full foam insulation built around the tub. This model comes equipped with 12 massage jets and a waterfall feature. There are no barriers, so 4 people can fit comfortably inside of the hot tub.
Customers were happy with how quickly the water heated (from 60 to 104 degrees within 24 hours.) There were a few problems with the pump and the cable being on the same side. No matter what position the tub was placed, the cord was always exposed.
They did like the fact that the Ozone generator was already installed and there was no need to purchase and install one. They also suggested filling the tub before turning it on because the motor starts immediately. There were a few “sensor alarms” which were fixed by unplugging and then plugging it back in.
Bestselling Inflatable Hot Tub on the Market
The Coleman Lay-Z Spa Inflatable Hot Tub has outer walls made from fabric coated material. The pool cover has an aluminum covered liner to keep the heat inside of the tub. It is equipped with a massage system, integrated water filtration system and a rapid heating system.
The digital control system has an automatic start/stop timer with a timer controlled heating system. The walls are built from I beam technology. This allows you to sit on the side of the pool without having the sides bend inwards. The air pad cushioned flooring allows you comfort for your feet and for your back.
This also assists in the insulation of the pool and minimizes heat loss. Customers found the instructions hard to understand and the warning labels were poorly placed. Customers had to purchase a separate connection to fill the tub from an inside faucet.
While not costly, they felt that it should have been included in the package so that you didn’t have to wait too long before using. Some customers found that tiny holes appeared around the seams which caused leakage. They did like the fact that instead of tie down, the tub came with clips which holds the cover in place.
Easy Set-Up 6 Person Hydro Jet Hot Spa
The Bestway Laz-Y Spa Hawaii Hydro Jet Pro is quickly set-up with no tools required. It can sit up to 6 people comfortably. It has a built-in salt and hard water system installed. It has 8 adjustable hydrojets with soothing bubble jets. The tub inflates using its own built-in pumping system. It has a digital control panel with built-in timer. One common complaint was that you can’t run the heater with the bubbles.
You also can’t use the jets and the heater at the same time. The tub should not be placed close to a wall so that you can have access to the pumps. Some customers found the height of the water level was too high and needed a booster seat to feel comfortable.
Most customers agreed that for the money, the tub was totally worth it. It provide relaxing heat and a gathering place for family members.
High Performance Jet Lounger Hot Tub Spa
The American Spas AM-630-LM 5 30 Jet Lounger Spa has a 2 pump performance while only using the electricity of a 1 pump system. It has 30 stainless steel massage jets with each seat having individual flow control.
It has a titanium heater that runs very quietly and heats quickly at the push of a button. It has a hydro clear ozonator that purifies the water from the ozone bubbles. It has easy access filters with a 50 foot accessible filter. This model has a full-length lounger for delivering a deep massage.
The back lit waterfall has a multi-colored lights. It has a 7 layer laminated fiber steel construction which in reinforced by steel and wood to provide the strongest construction.
Some customers had complaints that the pumped locked after a short time and customer service was non-existent because the manufacturer had closed its doors. Most customers, however, found that their units were flawless and got good service from customer service for all of their problems.
Top Quality Versatile Portable Spa
The Comfort Line Products Spa-In-A-Box Portable Spa is an indoor/outdoor spa that truly fits in any space. It has state of the art technology. It is recommended that you not use any tablets such as bath salts to the water.
During winter, the spa takes longer to warm back up. It was an easy set up, according to customers. They also received great service with questions and problems. Some people found that the air was distributed unevenly so that it did not hold temperature.
It is reported that it uses as much electricity as a 75 watt light bulb. Some customers found that the motor needed replacement more than other spa units. Customers found problems with changing the filters or dealing with the motor as they are in hard to reach places. Most people only used them from October to June and then stored them away.
Before purchasing a unit, check the measurements and if the unit will keep the temperature that you desire. Also, try to position the unit so that you can access the motor and filter without disassembling the entire system.
You can then choose how many people you want at a time, the temperature and other options that are available. Then, hop in and relax in the soothing waters, ridding yourself of aches and pains.