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Your Essential Inflatable Hot Tub Buying Guide

An inflatable hot tub is a charming addition to your outdoor space, offering you a place to unwind whilst enveloped in beautifully relaxing bubbles. Our inflatable hot tub range boasts unique and stylish designs whilst remaining fantastic value for money.

Before investing in an inflatable spa, there are a few things you’ll need to think about. We’ve put together a handy guide explaining the benefits of a blow up spa, what you’ll need to consider before choosing a model, and also how to care for your new tub.

What are the benefits of an inflatable hot tub?

A great place to socialise

Whether you’re catching up with old friends, enjoying a date night in with your partner or throwing a garden party, a hot tub makes your time together extra special. The comfort of an inflatable hot tub will relax your guests and you’ll find conversations flow with ease, making it a day or night to remember.


Fantastic for improving circulation and alleviating muscle pain, hot tubs are often recommended by a range of professionals to help with a number of conditions including arthritis, high blood pressure, and joint injuries. The combination of massaging air jets and warm water helps to aid movement, thereby easing muscle and joint stiffness.

Relieve stress and aid sleep

Not only can they have a positive impact physically, hot tubs can also be great for your emotional wellbeing. The relief of muscle tension and decrease in blood pressure assists in reducing stress and improving mindfulness. A blow up spa is an excellent way to unwind at the end of a long day, soothing both your muscles and your mind.

Whilst you may not enjoy the feeling of that wall of cold air upon exiting your warm hot tub, studies have shown that a drop in body temperature at bedtime can improve sleep quality. This means that a bit of quality time spent in your portable spa in the evening makes it easier to drift off. For a peaceful night’s sleep, leave your hot tub around 60 to 90 minutes before going to bed.


A huge benefit of having an inflatable hot tub is the ability to move it as and when you like. With a permanent hot tub, you’ll need to commit to a place for it in the garden. This can limit any future building or landscaping work and means that, if you move house, you’ll need to leave it behind and pay for a new one or go without. Investing in an inflatable spa still allows you to enjoy the soothing bubbles without worrying about this dilemma arising in the future.

What do I need to consider?


You’ll need to think about space before investing in an inflatable hot tub. Check the dimensions of the hot tub which you’re intending to buy and measure this out in your outside space. Stand in the middle of the space and think about the following:

  • Will the hot tub be easily accessible?
  • Is the ground level and flat?
  • Will it be blocking anything? E.g. gates, doors, etc.
  • Is this space private enough for me? If you’d like more privacy, a gazebo is ideal for providing cover for you and your guests


How many people do you want to fit in your hot tub? Our inflatable hot tubs range from 4 seats to 6 seats so take some time to think about how much room you have and how many people you plan on entertaining regularly.

How do I care for my inflatable hot tub?

Setting it up

Setting up the hot tub may take a little while but it’s effortless! Simply inflate the spa with the inflation device provided, connect it to the pump heater, fill the tub with water, and then heat the water to your desired temperature.

Make sure you start setting up your inflatable hot tub the day before you plan on using it. It’ll take approximately an hour to fill the hot tub and between 12-24 hours for the water to heat up to the optimum level. The heater will automatically switch itself off when it reaches the set temperature, only coming back on when the water temperature drops.

All of our inflatable spas come with an instruction manual and an instructional DVD to help make the set up seamless. Check out our handy step by step diagram below!

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You’ll need to make sure that you empty your hot tub and clean the filter on a regular basis. This will depend on the size of your hot tub, the amount of people using it each day, and how long they use it for.

Each time you empty the tub, clean all the surfaces with warm soapy water and a soft cloth; it’s important that you don’t use any harsh cleaning liquids or materials as this could cause damage to the tub. You’ll then need to rinse it of any soapy water.

We strongly advise that you thoroughly research the use of chemicals in your hot tub water to ensure it is sanitised and safe for use.


To drain your hot tub, all you’ll need to do is disconnect the filter and attach a garden hose to the drainage valve. All of our inflatable spas come with a garden hose adapter so that you can easily attach a garden hose. You’ll need to be mindful of where you choose to drain the water as any chemicals in the hot tub water could be harmful to plants and flowers.

Hopefully our guide has been helpful but if you have any further questions before buying your very own inflatable hot tub, please get in touch and we’ll help in every way we can.