Coming how from a long day at work, or after the kids are down, it is time to melt the stress away. While one could take advantage of a built in hot tub and spa, the underlying fact, is who has time to constantly maintain such a unit?
An inflatable, soft side tub that you can put up and take down at your leisure is by far a better way to relax than dealing with all the treatments and chemicals required to maintain a built in spa. It is true that the water still needs to be treated in an inflatable but when it is down there are not chemicals required.
Going Soft Side
Over the last couple of decades the advantages of hot tubs and spa’s have come up against the desired for better health and protection. The problem with built in systems is that constant maintenance is required to keep bacteria growth to a minimum. Failure to do so can lead to serious infections and worse. This is because, hot, moist conditions are perfect for accelerated bacterial production. Even when the heat is no longer applied, the bacterial colony will still exist, at least till the next time the heat is applied and it flourishes.
With an inflatable tub, when you take it down the bacterial no longer has access to moisture and the heat is no longer available, thus removing two factors that promote bacterial production. Therefore, as long as the water treatments are maintained for the duration of use and then the tub is drained and stored, it is in fact safer, bacteria wise than a built in tub. Regardless, the point in having a tub spa, inflatable or otherwise, is the help reduce stress and lessen the effects of chronic pain. In that regard, inflatable tubs will work just the same as a built in version.
Five Great Soft Side Spas
Best Inflatable Hot Tub for $300
Large enough for four adults, this self contained system is super fast to set up and take down. The Bestway Miami Series Lay-Z Style Spa has a rapid heating elements that will produce heat for a large amount of water with a stable temperature of 104 degrees. The treatment, filter and control system are enclosed in one unit for easy control without having to leave the tub.
The external walls are designed to resist bowing and tilting, when fully inflated. People who purchased this spa love the fast and easy setup and the easy access control surface without having to get out.
Best Inflatable Hot Tub to Buy
Designed for maximum comfort and quick set up, this unit – Coleman Lay-Z Series Spa comes with everything you need to get started relaxing. The self contained system has a integrated water filtration system, heating system and control deck mounted on the top with digital controls for easy use.
The rapid heating element produces a water temp up to 104 degree, (which is standard) and will allow a minimum of 68 degrees for variable comfort. This unit has multiple jets and can sit up to four adults with no problem. People who purchased this spa love the durability and the self contained features.
Best Round Heated Bubble Spa
The Day Spas-Premium Series Lay-Z Style Spa is essentially a Coleman spa with additional features. This will fit four adults as with the standard model but this one has a self inflater that will get your spa up and running faster. Additionally, it comes with an aluminum lined pool cover to protect the heat and a ground cover to prevent punctures.
The ground cloth is multiple layers and provides insulation, as opposed to other styles that are just a ground cover. This version has 120 jets to produce a relaxing massage of bubbles to melt your stress away. The walls have a leather like texture and is resistant to tears, punctures, leaks and bowing and tipping.
Top Rated Portable Hot Tub
This black, and round spa is as attractive as it is efficient. This spa – M Spa Model #B-130 Hot Tub uses a PVC material that is very durable and can withstand frequent put ups and take downs. It has a rapid style heater for fast temperature rises while being energy efficient. The control system is mounted on the side of the tub, within easy reach, and the digital controls are very easy to read and use.
This model has 110 jets and can fit up to four people with ease. People who purchased this model love the portability and the durability, especially during put up and take downs.
Best Soft Sided Hot Tub
The Splash Pools Portable Soft Sided Hot Tub is not an inflatable but a true soft side tub. Coming in three different colors, this is a heavy duty, highly insulated spa. It can hold over 300 gallons of water and it has eight large jets for plenty of bubble action. This spa uses a PVC frame that is padded and connected to a high quality, durable liner that is of superior quality to many found in above ground pools.
It can be drained and moved with little effort and construction is tool less for easy mobility. People who purchased this unit love the quality and superior construction over inflatable tubs.
Regardless of style, it is best for the optimal result to read and follow all instructions included with your tub. Be sure to properly treat the water, as specified, to prevent damage to your tub or unwanted bacterial growth.
Be sure to practice all safety precautions around your tubs including prevent child access.