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7 Best Hot Tubs

Imagine a hot tub and stress just melts away. There’s no denying the joy these bubbly, warm tubs bring to life, but you know as well as we do, choosing the right one can be stressful—the exact thing you don’t want more of. To keep your experience as enjoyable as possible, we’ve rounded up the best hot tubs for you right here. 

What does it take for a hot tub to be “the best”? It’s a balance of performance, features, looks, and price. Curating a list of options that checks every box, we’ve rounded up our top 10 favorites to help you get your bubble on. The water’s warm, let’s step in.

7 Best Hot Tubs

1. St. Moritz by Bestway 5-7 Person Inflatable Heated Hot Tub

The St. Moritz is one of our top picks for affordable hot tubs. Proving you don’t have to fork over your savings to get a hot tub, you’ll enjoy all of the classic features of a more expensive model with the convenience of an inflatable pool.

In fact, it’s a cool pick for those who envision themselves only using their hot tub for part of the year. Inflating quickly, the St. Moritz tub holds 314-gallons of water and fits up to 5-7 people. Measuring 85”x28” in total, it easily fits on most decks, and with its rattan print on the outside, it looks good there too. 

Enjoy temperatures up to 104F and AirJet bubble massage with 180 jets (!) while you control it all from the digital panel. The St. Moritz hot tub comes with a spa cover to maintain water heat, as well as a freeze shield to protect it in the winter months. Give yourself the relaxation you crave without breaking the bank with St. Moritz for $725.

Highlights

  • Rattan pattern on the outside
  • Mosaic on inside
  • 85”x28”
  • Holds 5-7 people 
  • Heats up to 104F
  • AirJet bubble massage

2. Lay-Z Spa Singapore Hot Tub 

Lay-Z Spa Singapore Hot Tub
Lay-Z Spa Singapore Hot Tub

If it’s budget-friendly, luxury appeal you’re after, the Lay-Z Spa Singapore Hot Tub is here to deliver. Covered with a drop-stitch fabric on the outside, it looks great on your patio and sets up super easy. 

Hop in and enjoy its 140 AirJet Plus Massage System shooting out from the base and the sides to massage your back and legs. Customize the pressure until you find the perfect amount. Fitting up to 5 people, it’s a great option for families who want the spa experience without the big cost. 

Warming up to a cozy 104F, the Singapore Hot Tub heats up quickly and can be done from the convenience of your smartphone. And since it’s equipped with a Freeze Shield, your spa will maintain your preferred temperature even if it’s cold outside. Get this affordable pick for under $1,000.

Highlights

  • Easy setup
  • Heats quickly
  • 140 massage jets
  • Customized pressure
  • Smartphone compatible
  • Heats to 104F
  • Fits up to 5 people

3. Bestway SaluSpa Helsinki Air Jet Inflatable Hot Tub

This list of best hot tub brands is big into brands that fit effortlessly in your life. To us, that means hot tubs that are easy to set up, travel with you, and don’t cost a fortune. With that in mind, the Bestway SaluSpa Helsinki was a must.

With a built-in clear softening system, enjoying your hot tub no longer means experiencing the harsh dryness normally associated with the soak. Pumping up the enjoyment, this smart feature isn’t the only one this brand brings to the table. 

The Helsinki spa requires no special tools. All you need to do is the included spa pump and it’s good to go. Once it’s inflated and filled, hop in and enjoy temperatures up to 104F. Anticipating your next soak? Use the power saving timer to set the temp up to 72 hours before you hop in. 

Even though this spa is inflatable, it’s tough. Made from puncture-resistant tri-tech fabric with an l-beam construction, it won’t lose shape or warp over time. Your friends can even sit on the edge. 

Highlights

  • Cover included
  • Heats up to 104F
  • Power saving timer
  • Gentle on skin

Portable, stylish, and compact: with lift handles, the spa can be moved around with ease. This spa deflates compactly for optimal storage and transportation purposes. With a wood paneling design, the Helsinki spa adds a nice touch to your deck and outdoor décor.

Material Type: Drop Stitch. Freeze Shield Technology

Power Source Type: Electrical Outlet

$1350

71”x26”

82 lbs

4. Canadian Spa Plug & Play Hot Tub

Canadian Spa Plug & Play Hot Tub
Canadian Spa Plug & Play Hot Tub

The Canadian Spa Company Calgary Plug & Play spa fits in almost any location. This roomy but compact spa is packed with all the features of a full-sized spa and easily accommodates 4 adults. It features 24 adjustable stainless steel hydrotherapy jets and is energy-efficient and easy to install – just plug it into an outlet and start relaxing right away!

The Calgary uses 50 sq ft of filtration along with a built in ozone generator to keep your water crystal clear without hassle. The multi-coloured perimeter LED lighting, aromatherapy canister, and a cascading backlit waterfall provide you with the perfect way to truly unwind after a long day.

All Canadian Spa Company Spas provide an unbeatable combination of great value, high-end features, and design which are sure to satisfy any household.

Our spas come with valuable customer and technical support for the lifetime of the spa, and the knowledge that you’re supporting a Canadian company. Our spas use genuine North American made components, including Waterway, Balboa, and Lucite Acrylic.

Electrical 120V / 15A

Weight 500 lbs (Dry), 2000 (Filled)

Water Capacity 700 L

Jet Count 24

Seat Count 4 

Size 84 x 60 x 32 in (213 x 150 x 80 cm)

Pump 2 Speed 2 HP

Heater 1.5 kW

Included

5″/3″ hardtop cover, Antimicrobial Glacier filters, and curbside delivery

$7,890

5. Aquarest Spas Powered by Jacuzzi

Aquarest Spas Powered by Jacuzzi
Aquarest Spas Powered by Jacuzzi

Introducing the hot tub, with 45 hydro-therapeutic stainless-steel accent jets, lounger, and a spacious giving you more space to unwind and stretch out.

A 6-person lounger spa packed with so many performance features will make it hard to believe you’re not dreaming. You can relax knowing your spa is using less energy and to deliver optimum efficiency.

Proudly made in the USA. Built to last and engineered with tough eco-durable uni-body shells, which are made up of 100% recyclable and durable impact-resistant polyethylene.

The comfort, quality, and performance of the hot tub put it in a class all its own, and at a value, you could only dream of, until now. The 45 stainless steel hydrotherapy jets, with dual side air controls, deliver a warm hydro-massage, giving you full control based on your desires.

Your massage, your way, the therapeutic lumbar arch support alleviates achy backs, and the multi-level jet placement massages every muscle into relaxation. Take relaxation to a whole new level with the DayGlow waterfall.

The multi-color LED-backlit and dual setting cascading waterfall feature 9 colorful light settings, to help create just the right ambiance. With the EZ Klean filtration system filtering 100% of your spa’s water, you can spend more time enjoying your spa and less time on maintenance.

This superior level of filtration, combined with the factory-installed ozone purification system, eliminates up to 75% of the chemicals needed to keep the water crisp and clean. At 430 lbs., it is easily portable too.

Set it up, fill it up, plug it in and enjoy. This hot tub is plug and play ready for 120-volt 15 amp with a 1kW heater or can be converted from a 120-volt 1kW to 240-volt 4kW with the installation of a 30 or 50 amp 240-volt electrical service which should be performed by a qualified licensed electrician. Install on any solid flat level surface capable of handling the specified load.

The newest stone ridge color and option-panel cabinet design, which allows you to select from black onyx or espresso panels, work together to compliment your backyard environment.

The unique rhombus ridge paneling gives the extra design element that elevates your overall backyard design. At night, enjoy the beauty of exterior corner cabinet LED lighting to enjoy that relaxing evening ambiance.

So, stop dreaming of more time with your family and a place to revitalize your body, mind, and spirit. Live the dream by making this hot tub a part of your daily lifestyle.

What’s Included?

Cover

Filter

Steps

Features

Spa seats 6 people comfortably and features 5 open with 1 lounger seating

45 Upgraded stainless steel jets with multi-color LED backlit adjustable DayGlow waterfall and LED exterior cabinet lighting

3.0 HPR 2-speed high-performance pump and upgraded EZ Klean 100% water filtration with upgraded factory-installed ozone

120V/15A Plug and play ready with a 1KW electric heater; the spa can be converted from a 120V to 240V with 4KW electric heater upon installation of a 30A or 50A electrical service if desired and must be installed by a qualified professional licensed electrician

The unique optical-panel design allows you to choose from espresso or black onyx skirt panels

The spots that look like cup holders are just spots from the molding process because they are at a steep angle.

Water Depth once the Tub is Filled Up: 24.5″

$4,400 from $5299

Black onyx or espresso colors

6. Sol 72 Outdoor Aire 

Sol 72 Outdoor Aire 
Sol 72 Outdoor Aire 

7,100 from $10,000

Six adults can relax on lounge seats in this standard hot tub, which features 54 adjustable jets, LED lighting options for water that glows in a range of neon colors, plus a waterfall. Other major highlights include three pumps—more than any other hot tub in our roundup—and an air blower.

Customers say the jets are “powerful and offer lots of adjustments” and that it’s “bigger and nicer” than they were anticipating. The hot tub has a 272-gallon capacity and comes with an insulated color and water filter, but there’s no ozonator, which is a drawback at this price point.

Product Type: Standard

Exterior Dimensions (H x W x D): 3 x 6.5 x 6.5 feet

Water Capacity: 272 gallons

Number of Jets: 54

Lounge seats and padded headrests

Three pumps

Powerful jets

What’s Included?

Air Blower

Cover

Filter

Steps

Features

100% no-leak plumbing

Quiet and energy-saving circulation system

Automatic air escape system

Automatic anti-freezing system

Automatic overvoltage protection system

Exclusive plumbing for complete water draining of pipes

7. Lifesmart Spas 4 Person 13 Jet Hot Tub

Lifesmart Spas 4 Person 13 Jet Hot Tub
Lifesmart Spas 4 Person 13 Jet Hot Tub

LS200™ by Lifesmart Spas™ is a 110v Plug and Play, 13-jet spa with 3 cupholders, multi-color underwater LED light, and capacity for 4 adults. The unique design offers two seats on one side and open bench seating on the other.  

Lifesmart Spas are energy efficient, so there is no need to turn the temperature down while not in use. Full foam insulation and included thermal locking cover will keep the heat in and the electric bill low, so you can enjoy your new spa for years to come.

Rest easy knowing that Lifesmart Spas are certified to the APSP 14 National Standard and the California Energy Commission (CEC) by California Law.

What’s Included?

Cover

Filter

Steps

Sand and taupe colors

$2,999 from $3,599

How to Shop For The Best Hot Tubs

7 Best Hot Tubs

The heavy lifting may be done, but you’re not totally out of the woods and into your bubbly hot tub yet. You still have to make a decision. If you’ve already singled out the hot tub of your dreams, congrats!

If you need a little more help, we’ll walk you through a few key factors to consider to help you find your dream tub. 

Brand

The actual brand is the first thing that shoppers consider when buying literally anything. Just like you may go with Gain or Tide, you may be partial to one hot tub brand over another. It’s just a matter of personal preference, but it has a lot to do with your perception of the company, its products, and its reputation.

All of the names on this list of best hot tubs are pre-vetted, meaning they all have great reputations — that’s why they’re on it. And while there may be a few awesome picks here you haven’t heard of before, it’s always ok to choose the one you feel most comfortable with, that’s why you’re here, after all.

Style

Looking for a hot tub with that classic hot tub look? You’ll have tons of choices from here, but we’ve also included a few options you may not have expected but fell in love with. 

The best way to make sure you’re going to love the hot tub? Don’t settle for anything you don’t totally love. Picture yourself in your new hot tub, on your deck, with your family and friends. Does it feel right? If not, move on. 

Size

This is something you’re going to want to consider carefully. The size of the tub dictates how many people you can fit in it, but it also tells you how much water the tub can hold. 

Why is this important? Because some tubs are shorter than others. If you picture yourself with water up to your waist when you stand, opt for a deeper tub. Not too picky and just want to lounge? Shorter styles will do. 

Features

There are differences between all of the best hot tubs, so when it comes to making your choice, you’ll really want to pay attention to the details. What are you looking for in your hot tub? You obviously want it to be hot, but how hot? And what about how bubbly? Keep an eye out for details like temperature maximums and the number of jets.

Certain styles come with fun features like LED lights for nighttime soaks, cup holders, and for some, even Bluetooth speakers. Identify what you want from your new hot tub and then discard any choices that don’t have it. 

Build Quality

An inflatable hot tub, of course, has a different build quality than one made from acrylic. Inflatable tubs are awesome because they’re portable, affordable, and easy to maintain. While harder options can’t be compressed and moved easily, they have a solid structure and often have more advanced features than inflatable models do.

Since a hot tub that’s improperly insulated won’t retain heat well, it’s critical to consider the insulation level of the tub you’re buying. Those that have lower levels of it may cost you more to run over time. 

Price

Hot tubs can get expensive, but if there’s one thing we’ve learned along the way, it’s that not all of them are. You can find an exciting, quality hot tub for a budget-friendly price. 

No matter what your budget is, there’s something for you on this list of best hot tubs. With a selection of pricing tiers here, think about what you’re willing to spend. A hot tub is a luxury no matter how you look at it, and it may be something you’re willing to spend more on. 

With that said, you should always feel comfortable with your purchase. Opting for a less expensive option is a sensible way to get what you want and not deplete your savings.

Is It Expensive To Run a Hot Tub?

7 Best Hot Tubs

Water is a hot commodity. And hot tubs don’t just use water, they use electricity too. Thankfully, they require a lot less of the two than pools do, but at the same time, prepare for a bump in your monthly bills if you run your hot tub all the time. How much you’ll spend each month to run your hot tubs depends on a few things:

  1. How big it is
  2. How much you use is
  3. Where you live

Larger hot tubs use more water and more power to run, and if you’re using your hot tub daily versus weekly, you’ll require more electricity. Those bubbles don’t pay for themselves, you know. 

Keeping your hot tub at a warm temperature always can cost you, but not as much as bringing it back up to temperature constantly will. To ensure you avoid unnecessary costs, make sure that your pick has a spa cover to trap the heat in when it’s not in use. 

Where Should A Hot Tub Go?

7 Best Hot Tubs

Where you plan to put your hot tub will greatly affect what kind of tub you get. We’ve seen too many inflatable models get ruined on pointy grass in our day, so if you’re choosing an inflatable model, make sure it’s going on a hard surface like a deck or concrete. 

Buying the hard-sided type? You’ll have more options for where to put your hot tub, but you’ll still need to consider if it’s going outside, what the view is like, and if you’re in direct sight of your neighbors. 

Considering putting your hot tub indoors? Remember that heat rises and creates condensation. Choose a room that’s well-ventilated and won’t be damaged from water vapor. 

Are Hot Tubs Sanitary?

7 Best Hot Tubs

A warm body of water may be the perfect environment for bacteria and insects to grow, but if you take care of your hot tub properly, you won’t need to worry about either of these things happening. Just like a pool, you’ll need to add chlorine occasionally to keep bacteria in check. 

You should also regularly monitor the disinfectant level and pH level of the water. Something seem off? Don’t get in until you get the clear from a professional. In general, there are things you can do personally to help avoid bacteria and insects from getting into your hot tub:

  • Shower before getting in
  • Don’t use it if you’re sick
  • Cover your hot tub when it’s not in use

Final Thoughts

7 Best Hot Tubs

A hot tub is all about the luxury experience. The best hot tubs help you get that no matter what your budget is. With a wide range of styles, sizes, and prices, we hope this list has helped you get one step closer to the bubbly relaxation you’ve always wanted.

Still mulling about which one to buy? Consider your options carefully. The three most important factors to keep in mind are the size, features, and build quality versus price. Once you get these details hammered out, it’s smooth sailing ahead.


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