Inflatable hot tubs are a relatively new concept but are stirring quite a rage. However, many people are still confused if it is a worthy investment or just an unnecessary luxury wrapped in some marketing gimmick. Inflatable hot tubs are a revolutionary product that you will not regret investing in.
If you are confused about how to go about buying one, and what type of a hot tub should you buy, you can use this guide by Outdoor Mancave for your assistance. If you are still confused if you should buy an inflatable hot tub or not, here are a few reasons to convince you.
They Are Cheap
There would be barely anyone who would not crave for having a personal hot tub for a dip whenever they want. Unfortunately, conventional hot tubs are a pricey luxury that most people cannot afford. Not only the constructing costs are high the recurring maintenance costs can be a burden too. That is not the case with inflatable hot tubs. These hot tubs are super affordable and reasonably priced. Moreover, the only cost burden is the one-time purchase costs and almost zero recurring costs.
No Space Limitations
One of the biggest issues with conventional hot tubs is the space limitations. Even people who do not have budget pressures as such and are willing to spend on a hot tub, often cannot do so because the conventional hot tubs are a permanent installation and they require quite a bit of space. That means they are impractical for smaller houses, apartments, and condos. On the flip side, inflatable hot tubs do not take up much space. Moreover, since they are not a permanent installation, you can simply deflate it and put it away when not in use. That makes it an excellent product for smaller units where there is not much space.
One of the best advantages that an inflatable hot tub offers is portability. Imagine going on an overnight camping trip or a picnic and taking your hot tub along with you, easily tucked in your car’s truck. The foldable design and easy inflation make them an exceptional product as a potable water body. You can now literally have a folding spa in your luggage.
Easy to Maintain
Inflatable hot tubs are not permanent installations, which means they do not depend on any fixtures such as plumbing. As a result, the maintenance is near negligible. The care protocols are similar to any inflatable product. All you need to take care of is to keep it safe from getting punctured to avoid leakages. As long as that aspect is taken care of, you are good to go.
Great for Outdoors
Many of us dream of having a water body such as a pool in our lawn but do not have space and financial feasibility to afford such a luxury. Inflatable hot tubs cannot only work indoors but can also be used outdoors with all the ease and convenience.
Fun and Relaxation
Hot baths are a blessing for anyone who wishes to relax and unwind after a long hectic day. Unfortunately, usually, the only way to enjoy this luxury is to have a spa day. It does not make sense to drive to a spa and back regularly every time you wish to unwind. Having an inflatable hot tub at your disposal means you have your spa at your disposal. You can either choose to relax in solitude or add some fun to your parties by inviting close friends.
However, if you want to have the complete experience with the inflatable hot bath then you will have to get the right heather. No matter if you have a portable one or an installed one in your backyard, they follow the same standard for heaters. When you are choosing the right heater make sure that the highest temperature is 40 degrees Celsius (104°F).
If you are one of those types that enjoys a hotter bath than usual, we recommend that you keep the temperature of the tub somewhere around 95°F and 103°F, anything above that will be unbearable or might even be dangerous. Keep in mind, you will have to maintain the heat of the water for longer periods of time and keep it at that temperature.
Some other tips about the heating
If you do not plan to use it anytime soon, we advise you that you cover it up with a privacy screen because it will reduce the evaporation of the water which means you won’t have to do any additional filling every time you want to get into the tub. The more you protect the water, the less work for the heater, the more it will last.
A quick reminder that the first time you want to use a hot bath, you will need to wait somewhere from twelve to twenty-four hours so it can properly heat up.
Get a quality pump
This is one of the most important things that are related to your hot bath. A pump is a device that will keep all of your components clear from any debris, reducing the chance of them breaking and keeping the water clean and safe. A pump is a device that constantly circulates the liquid inside of your inflatable hot bath, and enough power to activate the jets (if you have any).
If you are planning to buy a heater too, we recommend that you place both the pump and the heater together inside of a closed compartment to avoid any damage to the electrical parts and to ensure the safety of the users. You could also get a control panel for your brand new bath where you can connect both the pump and the heater and then easily control the jets, circulation, and temperature of the water.
Keep in mind, the more circulation you add to the pump, the more noise it will generate. So, if you do not want to wake up everyone in your home, we suggest that you lower the speed of the pump.