Inflatable hot tubs are the newest trend in the spa world but are they really the best option for you? Are the benefits of inflatable hot tubs really able to outweigh those of the traditional above-ground hot tub? These are questions you may be asking yourself as you start shopping for your own spa and, to help you out, we’re going to explore these two types of hot tubs side-by-side so that you can make an informed decision about what kind of hot tub is right for you. Read on to learn more!
Inflatable Hot Tubs
Inflatable hot tubs are becoming increasingly popular due to their perceived affordability and convenience. At face value, they seem to offer many advantages over traditional, above-ground hot tubs as they are meant to be easy to set up, can require minimal maintenance, and can be stored away when not in use, but they aren’t all that they are cracked up to be.
Inflatable hot tubs may offer a great combination of affordability and convenience, but they also come with some drawbacks. For one, inflatable hot tubs are not as durable or long-lasting as traditional, above-ground hot tubs and you must constantly be concerned about ripping or popping your tub while you are using it, moving it, or storing it away as they can be easily punctured and damaged if not properly taken care of. Inflatable hot tubs also typically have fewer features than standard models such as fewer jets or limited temperature control settings meaning that the user doesn’t get to reap all of the benefits of soaking. Also, because they are made from vinyl material rather than metal or plastic like traditional models, they tend to heat up slower and require more energy to maintain the desired temperature, which can mean money out of your pocket!
Above-ground Hot Tub
Above-ground hot tubs offer a number of advantages that make them a popular choice for those looking to enjoy the benefits of a hot tub in their own home. Unlike inflatable models, they are durable and long-lasting due to their construction from metal or plastic. Additionally, above-ground hot tubs feature more jets and temperature control settings than inflatable models, allowing you to customize your experience according to your preferences. Since these types of hot tubs are larger and better insulated than inflatable models, they tend to heat up faster and are more energy-efficient overall – who can say no to long-term savings?! Finally, unlike inflatable models, which can be easily lost or permanently damaged if not properly stored away when not in use, traditional above-ground hot tubs remain stationary and have inherent durability simply due to the materials used to create them. All that to say that you don’t have to worry about losing them in your garage or accidentally puncturing it and creating a huge mess in your yard as gallons and gallons of water escape. When taking all of these factors into consideration, it’s clear to see how the advantages of an above-ground hot tub easily outcompete the cheaper inflatable options that are on the market.
At the end of the day, the choice you make will ultimately be decided by your lifestyle, budget, and personal preferences but we are confident that when it comes down to it, you will want to avoid the cheap inflatable version and instead get the right thing the first time around! Sure, the up front cost of an above-ground hot tub might be higher than the inflatable version but what you’re getting in return is value and long-term peace of mind. You are investing in yourself and your health with an above-ground hot tub that you know will stand the test of time and offer all of the health benefits and features that you are looking for – all without skimping on quality.
So what are you waiting for? It’s the perfect time to install an above-ground hot tub in your own backyard so that you can reap all of the mental and physical benefits that it has to offer! If you still have questions, we invite you to visit our location near you. It’s often helpful to look around and discuss the different models with our expert staff before making a decision. We look forward to seeing you!