Best Inflatable Hot Tub Reviews – 8 of the best models for 2017

Best Inflatable Hot Tub Reviews – 8 of the best models for 2017

Best Inflatable Hot Tub Reviews – 8 of the best models for 2017

Inflatable Hot Tub Reviews

Over the past few years, thanks to advances in technology, inflatable hot tubs have become very popular here in the UK. Amazingly, you can now pick a good quality inflatable hot tub up such as the Lay-Z-Spa Miami Hot Tub for around £360, saving you thousands when compared to fixed hot tubs which cost thousands.

After around 30 hours of research and testing (which we loved), we found that their are many different models to choose from and with many models looking very similar it can be difficult to know which is the best inflatable hot tub for your needs.

We started out with around 20 different models that looked promising, we have been able to narrow it down to just 9 inflatable hot tubs which we would recommend. Some smaller models are designed for 2-4 or 4-6 people, while other larger models such as the Lay-Z-Spa Monaco can accommodate and a very impressive 6-8 people, making ti perfect for larger families.

Below is the winner of our 'Top Pick Award'. The Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Hot Tub is what we consider to be the best inflatable hot tub for most home owners. Its has a superior construction when compared to cheaper models while still being a spacious 4-6 person hot tub, it has plenty of space to relax even when sharing with 5-6 people. Best of all, it still offers excellent value for money and is cheaper then we expected.

Best Inflatable Hot Tub - Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Inflatable Portable Hot Tub review

OUR BEST PICK

Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Hot Tub

  • Relax in style in water temperatures up to 40°C (104°F) while the 120 all-surrounding air jets ensure the best spa experence
  • Comfortably fits 5-6 people
  • Build in as little as 10 minutes
  • TriTech' and I-Beam construction for extra strength, durability and puncture resistance
  • Easy to use touch control panel to set the temperature, control the air jets as well as set the heater timer to a schedule that suites you

BEST LARGE HOT TUB

Monaco Hot Tub

Best Large Portable Hot Tub - Lay-Z-Spa Monaco Hot Tub

Looking for a hot tub big enough for 8 people, then the Monaco hot tub could be for you. While its inflatable, it has innovative solid walls once inflated.

OUR BEST PICK

Palm Springs Hot Tub

Best Inflatable Hot Tub - Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Inflatable Portable Hot Tub review

The Palm Springs Hot Tub not only looks amazing, it also has 120 powerful air jets and enough space for 4-6 people while still offering excellent value for money, at well under £500

BEST VALUE
HOT TUB

Miami Hot Tub

Best Budget Inflatable Hot Tub 0 Lay-Z-Spa Miami inflatable hot tub

This Miami hot tub is not only incredibly well made, it has 81 air jets and offers excellent value for money, you won't find a better hot tub for under £400

Be sure to read our full guide to learn more about the features available and how to decide which inflatable hot tub would be suitable for your needs.

Inflatable Hot Tub Buyers Guide

With so many different inflatable hot tubs on the market, it can be hard to decide which model is right for you. There are now a number of features you can choose from which include 'integrated ClearSoft Water Treatment Systems', LED Lighting systems and HydroJet Massage Systems to name a few.

One point that all the best models we recommend have in common is - They are all very easy to setup, this is obviously essential as your likely not professional hot tub fitter. In fact they are so simple that most models can setup, inflated and ready to fill with water within 10 minutes. It usually takes 1-2 hours to fill most hot tubs with water and around 12-24 hours to heat up the water. 

Below we go other the different features you may find on different models to help you understand which features you may find useful.

  • Hot Tub Size & Capacity - One of the first decisions you will probably have to make is to decide what size hot tub you need. The most common sizes are 2-4 person and 4-6 person hot tubs, we recommend buying the larger 4-6 person size if you have the room as there is nothing worst than buying a hot tub and wishing you had purchased a larger size. After all its inlikely you would wish you had opted for a smaller hot tub!. You can get the smaller hot tub from around £360 and a larger 4-6 person one for around £25 more.
  • Quality and construction method - How the hot tub is manufactured and constructed has a larger impact on its quality, durability and resistance to punctures as well as its performance. In general cheaper models are constructed using a horizontal ring construction which is ok but the sides are generally not firm enough to sit on. The best hot tubs tend to be constructed using whats known as an I-Beam construction. The sides are generally more stable and firm and usually do not buckle or bend under your weight if you sit on the sides. Most of the hot tubs that made it onto our list use this method of construction.
  • Micro Air Jets vs Hydrojets - Most models are fitted with Micro Air jets that encircle the perimeter of the floor. Depending on the size of the hot tub there is usually between 81 and 120 jets. These produce thousands of bubbles and do a really good job which is why they are fitted to nearly all models.

    New Hydrojets now fitted to some models!

    There is a new type of massage system now fitted to a limited number of hot tubs including the spectacular Palm Springs HydroJet hot tub. These are called HydroJets of which there are usually around 8 powerful, flow-adjustable and directional water jets, you simply twist the jets to adjust the pressure to your needs and tilt the nozzles to aim them where you desire. We found that these give a better massage experience, are usually quieter but all this comes at a substantial extra cost.
  • Water Treatment Systems - All hot tubs come with a filter system which needs to be cleaned regularly and are usually cheap to replace. However you need to remember that you still need to add chemicals to disinfect the water and stop the accumulation of algae. You can buy a set called Clearwater Pool chemcial Kit which has everything you need to get you started to remember to buy one when you buy your new hot tub.

    Some models now have a built-in Salt Chlorinator System, this turns normal table salt into chlorinated water to keep your spa water clean, safe and comfortable. This comes at an extra cost but is a lot less work to maintain and in general, once you have added the salt you don't really need to do anything else. Because the salt in diluted in such a large amount of water, you can't really taste the salt and it feels softer on your skin.

    If you the budget for a model which is fitted with a Salt Chlorinator system such as the Palm Springs HydroJet Hot Tub, then its well worth the extra investment but it is a personal choice and not essential.
  • LED Lighting - This is not a feature for everyone but some models such as the Lay-Z-Spa Paris has a built in LED lighting system which can be set to phase through 7 different colours or be set to a colour of your choice to set the mood. Great talking point for parties or relaxing with a loved one.
  • Warranty - Most models come with with 12 months warranty, its important to note that usually you get 6 months warranty on the actually hot hot tub and 12 months on the actually pump and electronics. Its worth noting that you can extend the warranty on most Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs by an extra 6 months by registering your product online which is well worth doing and free.
  • Timer controlled heating systems - Most hot tubs manufactured by Lay-Z-Spa now come with a timer control system as standard. You can use it to schedule when the hot tub heater system is activated, this is perfect for ensuring the heater system is only on when needed which in term saves both energy and reduces running cost. Its important to note that if you plan on using it in the evening you would need to have the heater on from the morning. Most people usually turn the heater down but not off and then turn it back up a few hours before you plan on using it.

Palm Springs

BEST PICK

Best Inflatable Hot Tub - Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Inflatable Portable Hot Tub review

Palm Springs HydroJet

Lazy-Z-Spa Palm Springs HydroJet best model

Miami

BEST BUDGET MODEL

Best Budget Inflatable Hot Tub 0 Lay-Z-Spa Miami inflatable hot tub

Vegas 

Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Inflatable Portable Hot Tub 4-6 people

Paris

LED Lighting

MSPA Luxury

Monaco

Largest Hot Tub

Lay-Z-Spa Monaco Hot Tub

Capacity

4-6 people

4-6 people

2-4 people

4-6 people

4-6 people

4-6 people

6-8 people

Jet System

120 Air Jet

8 Power jets

81 Air Jet

87 Air Jet

87 Air Jet

132 Air Jet

86 Air Jet

Salt Chlorinator System

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Timer Heater

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Max Temp

40 degree Celius

40 degree Celius

40 degree Celius

40 degree Celius

40 degree Celius

42 degree Celius

40 degree Celius

Size

196 cm x 71 cm

196 cm x 71 cm

180cm x 65cm

196 cm x 61 cm

194cm x 66cm

185cm x 185cm x 68 cm

201cm x 69cm

Water volume (litres)

863 Litres

795 Litres

800 Litres

848 Litres

945 Litres

930 Litres

1545 Litres

Cable Length

7 meters

7 meters

7 meters

7 meters

7 meters

2 meters

7 meters

Price

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BEST INFLATABLE HOT TUB


Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Inflatable Hot Tub - 4-6 Person

**WINNER OF OUR BEST PICK FOR 2017**

Best Inflatable Hot Tub - Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Inflatable Portable Hot Tub review
  • Relax in style in water temperatures up to a blissful 40°C (104°F) 
  • 120 all-surrounding air jets ensure you relax and drift away in paradise
  • Fully constructed in less than 10 minutes
  • Comfortably fits 4-y people without being too crowded
  • 'TriTech' and I-Beam construction for extra strength, durability and puncture resistance
  • Easy to use touch control panel to set temperature, control the 120 air jets and set the heater timer to a schedule that suites you
  • Includes Setup DVD, Filter Cartridges & Chemical Floater
  • Inflated size: 196cm x 71 cm (77" x 28")
  • Water Capacity (80%): 963 Litres (254 Gal)
  • Power cable length: Approx 7 meters
  • 12 months warranty included

The Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Hot Tub is an affordable way of having your very own hot tub without spending thousands. This Palm Springs model comfortably fits 4-6 people in without being too cramped thanks to its generous spacious design which made possible by its higher walls. Its holds an additional 100 litres of water when compared to the similar Vegas model.

Thanks to its very low maintenance, easy to install design, no professional skills are needed and it only takes around 10 minutes to setup. It you never set one up before, give your self an extra 5 or 10 minutes to get familiar with it, once you done it a couple of times, you can have it setup in no time. Simply lay out on a flat surface ensuring there is adequate space for the 196cm x 71 cm (77" x 28") hot tub.

Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Inflatable Portable Hot Tub review.jpg installation

Once inflated and filled with water, the rapid heating system will heat the water up to a blissful 40°C (104°F) and the 120 all-surrounding air jets produce a cloud of bubbles for a the most relaxing, drift away experience. (Tip: fill with warm water is possible to speed up the heating process)

Thanks to the digital control panel as pictured below, operating the Palm Springs Hot Tub is very easy,  the control panel to set the temperature to your desired liking as well as controlling the Lay-Z-Spa Massage Airjet System for the perfect relaxation feeling.

Finally the control panel can be used to schedule when the hot tub heater system comes on, this is perfect for ensuring the heater system is only on when needed saving both energy and reducing running cost. This feature is not installed on all hot tubs so is a welcomed feature.

Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Inflatable Portable Hot Tub controls

What truly separates this model from many cheaper alternatives, as well as some of the more expensive models is the manufacturing quality, firstly it looks fantastic thanks to it leather appearance and colour. Constructed using what Lay-Z, call 'TriTech' this refers to the strong 3 layer ply wall design which offers extra durability and strength and also ensures it is as puncture resistant, as possible.

The I-Beam Construction method is very impressive, what this basically means is that when you sit on the sides of the hot tub without it bending or buckling under the pressure, You cannot do this with all hot tubs, specially cheaper models.

One final feature which should never be overlooked is the filtration system, this model is fitted with a water filtration system which ensures your water is kept clean for a truly enjoyable clean experience. The filter housing holds two filter cartridges which filter the water as it passes through the system continuously.

Just like any inflatable hot tub, its still essential that you use spa chemicals such as Clearwater Chemicals or chlorine tablets to keep the water safe.

Whats included

To keep the hot tub clean and warm when not in use, it comes with leatheroid cover and an inflatable lid, this is easy to fasten and for extra safety it also has double lock safety clips.

Also included in the set is an air padded floor, this goes under the hot tub (before setting up) and provides cushioning as well as insulation to keep the water warm.

Also included is 1 chemical floater, 2 filter cartridges and a setup and maintenance dvd to guide you through the setup of your hot tub all though its that simple its probably not needed.

Running Cost

Running cost a little hard to estimate, however with moderate use it would cost approximately £10-15 per month to run, please bare in mind it depends how much you pay per kw for your electric. As a rough guide, each function on the pump/heater uses as shown below.

  • Massage: 0.8kW/hr
  • Filter: 0.05kW/hr
  • Filter: 0.05kW/hr
  • Heater: 2kW/hr

Our recommendation - The Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs may cost a little more than smaller alternatives such as the Miami Hot Tub. However, if you got the extra budget (around an extra £60) you get a lot more hot tub for your money with this Palm Springs Model.

The construction quality is very impressive and seems like its been built to last, you should get at least a few years out of it, if not more if looked after, it does seem better quality and more sturdy than the smaller Miami hot pub.

Just remember to buy the starter pack which should have everything you need to get started, its also worth getting a couple of spare filters. You can see the Clearwater Lay-Z Chemical Starter Kit here. which we recommend.

If your after a hot tub which hold 6 people of less, then we highly recommend The Palm Springs hot tub over any other model on the market. Its great quality, a good size, its worth noting that on Amazon it probably has the best rating of any hot tub currently available - You can read the reviews here, lots of insights and tips from owners who are lucky enough to own one.

There is really only one other hot tub we would recommend over the Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs. A Hot tub so perfect is should really be our 'Best Pick'. If you have a larger budget and are looking for the very best then we recommend you upgrade to the Palm Springs HydroJet Hot Tub we have reviewed next.

You can read about it below to see why its so amazing and what improvements and extra you get!


Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs HydroJet Inflatable Hot Tub

**NEW HYDROJET MASSAGE SYSTEM**
8 Powerful Flow-Adjustable & Directional Water Jet Nozzles

Lazy-Z-Spa Palm Springs HydroJet best model
  • New superior HydroJet water massage system - features 8 powerful flow-adjustable and directional water jets which give a superior massage experience.
  • The Integrated ClearSoft Water Treatment System means you now have a choice between Clearwater Spa Chemicals or the built-in Salt Chlorinator System which turns salt into chlorinated water to keep your spa water clean, safe and comfortable. Now there is no need to add chemicals daily.
  • Relax in pure comfort in water temperatures up to 40°C (104°F)
  • Very easy to setup in as little as 10 minutes
  • Comfortably fits 5-6 people in, making it perfect for relaxing couples or chilling with family and friends
  • 'TriTech' and I-Beam construction for extra strength, durability and puncture resistance
  • Very easy to use thanks to its digital control panel to activate the jets, set the water temperature as well as set the timer system.
  • Includes Setup DVD, Filter Cartridges & Chemical Floater
  • Inflated size: 196cm x 71cm (77" x 28")
  • Water Capacity (80%): 795L (210 Gal)
  • Power cable length: 7 meters
  • 12 months warranty included with he option to increase by 6 months by registering online for free.

The Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs HydroJet Hot Tub is an upgraded version of our 'Best Pick', the Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs.

Not only is It one of the only inflatable hot tubs which takes advantage of new powerful HydroJets (learn more further down) which give a much better and fullfilling massage experience when compared to standard micro air jets which are fitted to most other models.

Lazy-Z-Spa Palm Springs HydroJet inflated

Built-in Salt Chlorinator System which turns salt into chlorine (No chemicals needed)

The other great feature which the Palm Springs HydroJet has been fitted with is the integrated ClearSoft Water Treatment System.

This means you can use either use Clearwater Spa Chemicals like most other hot tubs or use the built-in Salt Chlorinator System which turns salt into chlorinated water to keep your spa water clean and safe. The latter choice is very low maintenance as you don't need to keep adding chemicals on a daily basis. All you need to do is add around 2kg of salt to the pool when you first set it up, that's it, the chlorinator will do the rest. This means is very low maintenance as you don't need to add chemicals daily to keep the chlorine levels correct.

Setup in less than 10 minutes

You can have it setup in only 10 minutes, simply lay out the included air padded floor, this provides cushioning as well as helping insulate the floor of the hot tub which helps retain the water temperature. 

Put the hot tub on top of the mat a inflate using the included pipes and pump, after a short while it will be fully inflated and ready to fill with water.

Lazy-Z-Spa Palm Springs HydroJet setting up

Rapid heating system

Once filled with water, the rapid heating system heats the water up to 40°C (104°F) which takes around 12-24 hours depending on how cold the water is when filled.

New superior HydroJet water massage system

The Palm Springs HydroJet has 8 powerful, flow-adjustable, directional water jets, simply twist the jets to adjust the pressure to your needs and tilt the nozzles to aim them where you prefer, this combines for a superior massage experience not possible with standard micro water jets you see fitted with most other inflatable hot tubs.

Lazy-Z-Spa Palm Springs HydroJet jets

The Palm Springs HydroJjet also comes with a digital control panel as pictured below, operating the control panel is very easy, you can use the control panel to set the temperature to your desired liking as well as controlling the unique Lay-Z-Spa HydroJet system.

Lazy-Z-Spa Palm Springs HydroJet control panel

Timer controlled heater & built on storage compartment

You can also use the control panel to schedule when the hot tub heater system is activated, it also has a handy storage compartment for storing any chemicals and other products,

The Palm Springs HydroJet is constructed using 'TriTech' 3 layer ply wall design, this offers extra durability and strength and has a much better puncture resistance.

Because it is manufactured using a very strong I-Beam Construction, you can sit on the sides of hot tub as pictured below without it bending or buckling under the pressure,

This is a great advantage because with many models, this simply is not possible as the sides are not stable enough.

Lazy-Z-Spa Palm Springs HydroJet sturdy

Whats included

To keep the hot tub clean and warm when not in use, it comes with a leatheroid cover and an inflatable lid, this is easy to fasten and for extra safety it has double lock safety clips.

Also included in the set is an air pad floor, this sits under the hot tub (before setting up) and provides cushioning and insulation to help keep the water warm.

Also comes with a setup and maintenance dvd to guide you through the setup of your hot tub and how to use.

Lazy-Z-Spa Palm Springs HydroJet review

Our recommendation - The Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs HydroJet is probably the best inflatable hot tub available in terms of quality and massage experence.

The only reason this hot tub spa was not the winner of our 'Best Pick' is because of its higher price tag which may not be within everyone's budget.

It has a retail price of around £799, however during our research, we found them for sale on Amazon.co.uk for less then £700 which is excellent value for money when you take everything into account. 

Whats makes this model far better then any other model we have reviewed is the powerful 8 HydroJet massage jets, there simply fantastic and far better than standard air jets fitted to other models. The other big advantage is the in-built electrostatic system which turns salt into chlorine, this is a great feature as there is very little work required and surprisingly, the water does not taste of salt as you may think, Its also very good for your skin.

HydroJets are usually installed on fixed hot tubs so its nice to see that Lay-Z-Spa have fitted them to this model.

If your looking for the best massaging experience possible, as well as a very low maintenance option where you don't need to add chemicals, then this inflatable hot tub is the perfect choice.

Simply put, the Palm Spring HydroJet Hot Tub is unbeatable in terms of quality and performance.If its within your budget, then its worth considering.


Lay-Z-Spa Miama Inflatable Hot Tub
2-4 Person

**BEST BUDGET HOT TUB**

Best Budget Inflatable Hot Tub 0 Lay-Z-Spa Miami inflatable hot tub
  • Heats the water up to 40°C (104°F) using the rapid heating system.
  • 81 all-surrounding air jets around the edge floors for a true airJet massage experence
  • Set up in around 10 minutes using the included pump
  • Fits 2-4 people comfortably making it perfect for chilling out with family and friends.
  • Rayon coated and I-Beam construction for extra strength, durability and puncture resistance
  • Touch screen digital control panel to set the temperature to your liking up to a 40°C (104°F),  also controls the heater timer
  • Includes Setup DVD, Filter Cartridges & Chemical Floater
  • Inflated size: 1.80 M x 0.65 M (71 x 26 inch)
  • Water Capacity (80%): 800 L (192 Gal)
  • Power cable length: 7 meters
  • 12 months warranty

The Lay-Z-Spa Miami Hot Tub will comfortably fit 2 people in with plenty of room to spare or comfortably fit 4 people in which means you can enjoy and relax in style and enjoy precious time with your family and friends.

This is one of the smaller hot tubs from the Lay-Z-Spa range and is designed to offer excellent value for money while still offering all the best features of a hot tub.

Best Inflatable Portable Hot - Lay-Z-Spa Miami

Just like other more expensive hot tubs the Miami is designed to be low maintenance and is very easy to install, it seems to take most people only 10 to 15 minutes to get setup and inflated using the included pump. Simply lay out on a flat service ensuring there is adequate space and no sharp objects and most importantly a flat smooth surface.

Filling with water generally takes 2-4 hours depending on your hose pressure, once filled with water, the rapid heating system heats the water to your desired temperature up 40°C (104°F) and the 81 all-surrounding air jets around the edge of the floor produce a cloud of bubbles for a relaxing spa experience.

Lay-Z-Spa Miami inflatable hot tub air jet system

Like most models, it features a digital control panel for operating the Miami Hot Tub which is super easy to use, you can set the temperature to your desired liking as well as controlling the Lay-Z-Spa Massage Airjet System which produces hundreds of soothing bubbles for relaxing in and giving you a sensational massage.

By using the control panel, you can schedule when the hot tub rapid heating system comes on using the timer control system so you can have it ready for a time to suit you.

Lay-Z-Spa Miami inflatable hot tub touch screen controls

The Miami is constructed using Rayon coated outer walls for added puncture resistance and the 48 sturdy vertical I-Beams ensure extra durability and strength.

The Lay-Z-Spa Miami hot tub is also fitted with a water filtration system which ensures your water is kept clean for a truly enjoyable clean experience. The filter housing holds two filter cartridges which combine to filter water as it passes through the filters. Just like any inflatable hot tub, its still essential that you use spa chemicals such as Clearwater Chemicals to keep the water safe. 

Whats included

To help keep the heat in and debris out, it comes with with an inflatable lid, this can easly be tightly fastened and for extra safety, it features a double lock safety clips.

Lay-Z-Spa Miami inflatable hot tub cover

Also included is a soft cushioned floor, this sits under the hot tub (before setting up) and provides cushioning and insulation to help keep the water warm.

Also included is 1 chemical floater, 2 filter cartridges and a setup and maintenance dvd to guide you through the setup of your hot tub.

Our recommendation - The Lay-Z-Spa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub offers the best value for money of any hot tub we have reviewed and is actually one of the best selling hot tubs on Amazon.co.uk. 

If your looking to get your very first hot tub and are just getting started, then this model is an excellent choice, this is assuming you don't expect to accommodate more than 4 people.

To give you a good idea on size, if you want to spread out and stretch your legs then two people can use it comfortably no problem, however 4 people would be a bit more of a squeeze.

Quality wise, its fit for purpose, however I don't feel its as well made as the larger Palm Springs model. During our research, we looked at other reviews and noticed that some of the negative comments were referring to punctures. This is interesting as we were also were concerned about this being a potential problem.

We concluded that if looked after correctly and with a little care, punctures should not be a problem.

As mentioned in a previous review, don't forget to buy a starter pack which has chlorine, clearwater and testers which you will need to use the hot tub safety, its also worth getting a couple of spare filters so you have them ready when needed.

If your looking to buy an inflatable hot tub on a budget, then the Lazy-Z-Spa Miami Hot Tub is probably your best choice and at around £360, its excellent value for money. 

Need something a little bigger for not a lot more? money!

If your looking for a hot tub that still offers excellent value for money, then the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas hot tub is worth considering as its designed for 4-6 people while still offering excellent value for money. We have done a short review of this further down the page.

If you have a little extra budget to spend, then you could go one further and go for the Palm Springs Hot tub (Our Best Pick) for a better quality construction and yet still excellent value for money.


Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Inflatable Hot Tub

**BEST BUDGET 4-6 PERSON HOT TUB**

Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Inflatable Portable Hot Tub 4-6 people
  • Set the temperature of the water up to 40°C (104°F) using the rapid heating system
  • 87 all-surrounding air jets that encircle the perimeter of the floor 
  • Easy to setup in 10 minutes and ready to fill with water
  • The Vegas comfortably fits 4-6 people making it the place to be when chillling out with friends and family
  • Strong and durable quad horizontal ring construction for extra strength, durability, while still offering excellent value for money
  • Digital control panel to set the temperature to your liking up to a 40°C (104°F),
  • Timer controller heater unit allows you to schedule the activation and duration of your heater pump to your own needs.
  • Includes Setup DVD for your reference
  • Inflated size: 196cm x 61cm (77" x 24")
  • Water Capacity (80%): 848L (224 Gal)
  • Power cable length: 7 meters
  • 12 months warranty

The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Hot Tub is probably the cheapest 4-6 person hot tub which is worth considering. It has all the great features of the 2-4 person Miami hot tub but has a slightly different construction which is the secret to manufacturing a larger 4-6 person hot tub while still keeping it very affordable.

Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Inflatable Portable Hot Tub review

Just like all the hot tubs from the 'Lay-Z-Spa range', the Vegas hot tub is still designed to be very low maintenance and easy to install. In fact it actually still only takes around 10 minutes to setup and inflate using the included pump, despite being a little larger in size,

Once inflated, simply fill with water and the rapid heating system will do the rest and heat the water up to 40°C (104°F). The 87 all-surrounding air jets around the floor ensure you can relax in soothing bubbles and let all your problems drift away,

As you would expect from one of the best hot tubs, it also features a control panel for controlling the water temperature, the air jet system, as well as controlling when the heater is activated to suit your schedule,

Unlike the 2-4 Miami hot tub which has Rayon coated outer walls  and sturdy vertical I-Beams, the Vegas Hot Tub has a quad horizontal ring construction.

Finally, it also has a water filtration system which ensures your water is kept clean, the filter housing holds two filter cartridges which constantly filter water. As you have probably read several times by now,you still need to use spa chemicals to keep the water safe which can be purchased on eBay or Amazon at really good prices.

Our recommendation - The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Hot Tub is probably the best value 4-6 person hot tub currently available right now, Overall, the quality is fairly good considering the the fantastic price and should certainly last a few years without any signs of wear.

If you have a budget of under £400, this is probably the best option. It's a good all round hot tub with plenty of space for 4-5 people, more cosy with the retailers recommended 6 people.

Overall, we would probably advise you spend the extra and go for the Palm Springs Hot Tub if this is an option, however we also realise that not everybody will want to spend the extra cash, if this case, we recommend the Vegas Hot Tub.


Lay-Z-Spa Paris Inflatable Hot Tub
4-6 Person

**Multi-coloured LED Lighting System**

Lay-Z-Spa Paris inflatable hot tub LED light show
  • LED lighting system with waterproof remote so you can set the mood
  • Set to your desired temperature up to 40°C (104°F) using the Digital Control Panel
  • Features 87 all-surrounding air jets that encircle the perimeter of the floor 
  • Comfortably fits 4-6 people in it making it perfect for parties with friends, family gathering or a romantic soak with your partner
  • I-Beam construction for extra strength, durability and puncture resistance
  • Timer controlled heater unit allows you to schedule the heater to come on at a time that's suites you
  • Includes Setup DVD for your reference
  • Inflated size: 1.96 cm x 66 cm (77 inch x 26 inch)
  • Water Capacity (80%): 945 L (250 Gal)
  • Power cable length: 7 meters
  • 12 months warranty

The Lay-Z-Spa Paris Inflatable Hot Tub is the only inflatable hot tub by Lay-Z-Spa which features a LED lighting system. Its sure to be the talking point at parties, perfect for chilling out with family and friends or having a romantic soak with your partner and setting the mood.

Lay-Z-Spa Paris inflatable hot tub review

Thanks to the Multi-coloured LED Lighting system, you can set the lighting colour to your mood. You can use the included water proof remote to set the lighting to any of the 7 colours or set it to auto-colour change mode with will phase through all the different colours.

Lay-Z-Spa Paris inflatable hot tub LED remote

Just like all inflatable hot tubs, it designed to be very low maintenance and easy to install in less than 10 minutes.

One you have your hot tub inflated using the included pump, simply fill with water and the rapid heating system will do the rest and heat the water up to a toasty 40°C (104°F).

The Paris hot tub has 87 micro air jets around the edge of floor of the spa.

Just like most hot tubs, you can use the touch control panel to set the water temperature and activate the 87 soothing air jet system.

Lay-Z-Spa Paris inflatable hot tub control panel

Unlike the budget hot tub which uses a horizontal ring construction, the Paris uses a sturdy vertical I-Beam construction which means it durable yet still very strong and firm.

As you would expect, it has a water filtration system which ensures your water is kept clean.

Our recommendation - The Lay-Z-Spa Paris Hot Tub is a fantastic piece if kit, the LED lighting looks amazing and really does make it a focal point in the garden.

Its been made to a high quality and its good to see they have used the more superior I-Beam construction with this model and not the cheaper horizontal ring construction. 

At a little under £500, its well priced specially when you take into account its a larger 4-5 person spa and slightly larger than the similar Vegas model.

If you like the LED lighting system, then you won't be disappointed as its an amazing piece of kit and looks amazing when lit up..


MSPA Luxury Alpine Inflatable Jacuzzi Spa - 4-6 Person

**SUPER QUIET OPERATION & A 6 LAYER REINFORCED PVC**

MSPA Luxury Alpine Jacuuzi Spa Review
  • Comfortable water temperatures up to 42°C  with an impressive tempature increasing Rate: of 1.2 to 1.8 Celcius per hour.
  • The 132 air jets give a soothing spa experience with an all around bubbling design which produces thousands of bubbles on command.
  • Spa inflates in only 2 minutes with the included pump and takes around 1 hour to fill with water. Total setup time of around 20 minutes.
  • Designed to acomidate 6 people
  • I-Beam construction combined with Rhino Tech Premium 6-layer reinforced PVC which is UV Frost and Tear resistant and is 25% thicker than most other spas on the market
  • Touch control panel to set temperature up to a blissful 42°C and activate the air jet massage system.
  • Inflated size: 185cm x 185cm x 68 cm
  • Water Capacity: 930 Litres
  • Power cable length: 2 meters
  • Includes 12 months warranty on electrical parts and 6 months on pool spa

The MSPA Alpine Spa is a luxury inflatable spa  has been manufactured to the highest standards using the latest technology to reach new heights and give a soothing spa experience. 

MSPA Luxury Alpine Jacuuzi Spa

Thanks to its brilliant design, you can have it setup in only 20 minutes, its takes around 2 minutes to inflate the spa using the built in pump and around 1 hour to fill with water.

Once filled, heating the water takes around 12 hours to get to its maximum temperature of 42°C, It has an increasing temperature rise of 1.2 to 1.8 celcius per hour depending on how cold the water is which is used to fill the spa. As the MSPA Luxury Spa uses an advanced TPC Tech heater which uses advanced ceramic stone heating technology, it has 5 times the heat transfer rate than that of other similar hot tubs using natural convection technology. 

Thanks to the advanced heating technology, its also has a high heating efficiency (96-98%) saving electricity consumption as well as prolonging the life of the heater.  

Once filled with water and heated, the 132 surrounding air jets produce thousands of bubbles for a the most relaxing spa experience. Another feature MSPA have put a lot of thought into is the 'Whisper Quiet Feature', this ensures that its much quieter than most other hot tubs on the market which can be important if you live in built up areas as some models can be a little noisy.

Another great feature of the MSPA Luxury Spa is the control panel, its very easy to set the temperature as well as activate the air jets, all from the comfort of the spa.

MSPA Luxury Alpine Jacuuzi Spa control panel

Constructed using an I-Beam design, this means its more firm and rigid which prevents it from clasping.

Manufactured from advanced Rhino Tech 6 Layered PVC

What really makes this model stand out from other models in the same price range, is the Rhino Tech Premium 6-layer reinforced PVC its manufactured from.

Originally designed for the marine industry, its extremely durable, strong, UV and frost protected, as well as being tear resistant which drastically reduces the chances of getting leaks. Research actually found that its 25% thicker than other brands spa on the market.

Now for the filtration system, MSPA uses smart filtration and has a 4 hour auto filtration system. Put simply, according to the manufacture, the MSPA filter has the most number of pleats (120) and the best filtration efficiently currently on the market.

MSPA Luxury Alpine Jacuuzi Spa cover

Our recommendation - The MSPA Luxury Alpine Spa is a very impressive piece of kit bot,  because of its quality and performance.

Firstly, its very easy to set up, simply put the ground sheet down, put the spa on top and attach the control panel. Press the inflate button an it comes to life.

A word of warning, use the included air gauge to ensure you don't over inflate. The reason I mention this is because it doesn't look inflated properly at first and its only when the water it added that it looks and feels inflated correctly, over inflating can damage spa so be warned.

Should you buy!

This Luxury Alpine Spa retails at a little under £500, this means its more expensive than Lay-Z-Palm Springs Hot Tub which is also a 6 person hot tub. For the extra cost, you do get more in terms of quality, the material is probably stronger thanks to its Rhino Tech PVC design, the filter system may be better but to be honest, there is probably not much in it,

It does seem to heat up quicker than other models which is another advantage, and the square shape of the MSPA Alpine Space seems more spacious even though it does actually hold slightly less water.

We really like both the MSPA Alpine luxury inflatable spa and the Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Hot Tub, both are fantastic.

If you want the better of the two then go for the MSPA Spa and you won't be disappointed. If you want to save yourself a little cash, go the Palm Springs Hot Tub, is also worth noting that the MSPA Spa does not have a heater timer which the Palm Springs model does. 


Lay-Z-Spa Monaco Inflatable Hot Tub 6-8 Person

**THE BIGGEST INFLATABLE HOT TUB AVAILABLE**

Best Large Inflatable Hot Tub - Lay-Z-Spa Monaco Hot Tub
  • Comfortably fits 6-8 people in with plenty of room to spare, the largest Inflatable Hot Tub available
  • The rapid heating system heats the water up to 40°C (104°F) while the 86 all-surrounding air jets produce a cloud of soothing bubbles
  • Reinforced rigid walls which when inflated, are exceptionally strong and solid
  • Set up in only 10 minutes, then fill with water and switch the heater on
  • Touch control panel to easily control the water temperature, air jets and timer
  • Includes Setup DVD, Filter Cartridges & Chemical Floater
  • Inflated size: 201cm x 69cm (79" x 27")
  • Water Capacity: 1,540L (407 Gal)
  • Power cable length: 7 meters
  • 12 months warranty included with the option to extend by 6 months for free by registering online

The Lay-Z-Spa Monaco Inflatable hot tub is an innovative one of a kind design. Thanks to it rigid yet thin compact walls, its extremely strong and has a much higher capacity of a very impressive 1540 litres of water. Thanks to its larger size, it can comfortably hold 8 people making it perfect for larger families as well as entertaining friends.

Lay-Z-Spa Monaco Hot Tub cover

This inflatable hot tub features a relaxing massage system with an impressive 86 air jets and to ensure it heats up to a comfortable 40°C (104°F) it features a rapid heating system.

Like all Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs, its very easy to install and get setup, no professional skills or special tools are needed and it should only take around 10 minutes to setup and filling with water takes a couple of hours due to the large size.

The digital control panel as pictured below is very easy use and straight forward. You can use the control panel to set the temperature as well as activate the Airjet System.

Lay-Z-Spa Monaco Hot Tub control panel

You can also use the control panel to schedule when the hot tub heater system comes on at certain times, this is perfect for ensuring the heater system is only on when needed, saving both energy and reducing running cost. 

Unique DESIGN not seen on other hot tubs

Whats makes an inflatable hot tub this large even possible, is the innovative and unique sturdy drop stitch materials that are used to add extra durability and strength while still being strong. Once inflated, the rigid walls give you the advantages of a fixed hot tub but without shelling out thousands of pounds.

It's also fitted with a water filtration system which ensures your water is kept sparkling clean. It has two filter cartridges which filter the water as its filtered through the system.

Our recommendation - If your looking for a inflatable hot tub that's larger than life, then the Lay-Z-Spa Monaco is worth considering.

After our research, this was the only inflatable hot tub we could find that was capable of holding 8 people so we don't really have anything to compare it to.

Overall is very good quality, very strong and so rigid its all most solid. Whats impressive is that with 8 people in, its still spacious and at just over £600 it still offers amazing value for money.

An absolutely fabulous hot tub which we would highly recommend, the only negative feedback we can give is that due to its large size, it does take a couple of days to reach its temperature.

Conclusion


As you have will have noticed by now, there is lots to think about and even more hot tubs to choose from when choosing the best inflatable hot tub.

When we started our research, we wanted to find out which was truly the best model. However, it soon became clear that there were many fantastic models available at even more amazing prices, specially when compared to fixed hot tubs which can often cost well over £4000.

In the end, we decided to show which models are the best in there own right, it all really depends on your budget as well as what features you want, after all, LED lighting, powerful HydroJets  and salt chlorinator systems are not for everyone. Some people are happy using chemicals and enjoying the soothing massage of the standard microjets.

We hope you found our finding useful and enjoy your new hot tub no matter which you decide it right for you.

BEST LARGE HOT TUB

Monaco Hot Tub

Best Large Portable Hot Tub - Lay-Z-Spa Monaco Hot Tub

Looking for a hot tub big enough for 8 people, then the Monaco hot tub could be for you. While being inflatable it has innovative solid walls once inflated.

OUR BEST PICK

Palm Springs Hot Tub

Best Inflatable Hot Tub - Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Inflatable Portable Hot Tub review

The Palm Springs Hot Tub not only looks amazing, it also has 120 powerful air jets and enough space for 4-6 people while still offering excellent value for money at well under £500

BEST VALUE
HOT TUB

Miami Hot Tub

Best Budget Inflatable Hot Tub 0 Lay-Z-Spa Miami inflatable hot tub

This Miami hot tub is not only incredibly well made, it has 81 air jets and offers excellent value for money, you won't find a better hot tub for under £400

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