Best Inflatable Hot Tub For Winter

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I’m sure you’ll agree with me that soaking in an inflatable hot tub during winter is an amazing experience.

But can you really use it even during these cold months? What is the best inflatable hot tub for winter?

The quick answer is both yes and no. You can use it during winter but it greatly depends on the state where you’re residing. However, there are ways to overcome this limitation, which is exactly what we’re going to share in this article.

Best Inflatable Hot Tub For Winter

There are different ways to enjoy the winter season and the same applies for portable spas. The best inflatable spa for winter will largely depend on your personal preferences. That is why we have shortlisted 3 of the best that are appropriate for this season.

SaluSpa Paris AirJet with LED Light Show

 

Up to 4 Persons


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Bubble Jets

 

77" x 26"


Integrated Water Filtration


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Bestway SaluSpa Hawaii HydroJet Pro Inflatable Hot Tub

 
 

Up to 6 Persons


8 Adjustable Hydro Jets

Bubble Jets

71" x 28"


Integrated Water Filtration


Hard Water Treatment


Saltwater Treatment

Intex PureSpa Jet & Bubble Deluxe Portable Hot Tub, Octagon

 

Up to 4 Persons


4 Adjustable Hydro Jets

 

Bubble Jets

 

79" x 28"


Integrated Water Filtration


Hard Water Treatment


Saltwater Treatment

You should be able to easily pick what you like from these 3 choices. However, it is best to read the quick reviews we have prepared for you in the following sections. This will help you clearly decide which one you should buy.

SaluSpa Paris AirJet with LED Light Show

SaluSpa Paris With LED Lights For Winter ReviewIf you want your inflatable spa to stand out like all the festive lights you have in your house, then the SaluSpa Paris AirJet with LED Light Show can certainly play the part.

Paris Airjet Inflatable Hot Tub has a seating capacity of to 4 persons. It’s advertised by the manufacturer to be able to accommodate up to 6 persons, but we find this to be too crowded. With 4 persons, though, you’ll definitely have a more comfortable experience.

This portable hot tub has the standard bubble jet installed, which can give a light massage to soothe your aching muscles. The water can be heated to up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit or 40 degrees Celsius. It not only warms you up but encourages for better blood circulation during these cold months.

This portable hot tub does not come with more powerful massage jets, though.

Unless you’re looking for a more targeted massage, these air bubbles are enough to give you a relaxing time. Plus, having only bubble jets installed makes this inflatable spa the cheapest on this list.

Colorful and bright lights are synonymous with the festive celebrations of winter. The SaluSpa Paris AirJet with LED Light Show will certainly go well with your decorations. It has 7 colors which can be cycled using a remote control LED strip, which makes your heated massage in this inflatable hot tub more memorable.

Pros
  • Bubble jets for a soothing full-body massage
  • Can heat water up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Has built-in LED lights installed which can be cycled for up to 7 colors
  • Easy to setup and install
Cons
  • No additional water treatment installed
  • No additional pressurized massage jets
 

SaluSpa Hawaii HydroJet Pro

SaluSpa Hawaii HydroJet Pro For Winter ReviewDuring the winter months, your muscles might require more than a light massage to loosen them up. The SaluSpa Hawaii HydroJet is the answer to this. In fact, it is one of the few portable hot tubs with additional hydrojets installed.

Compared to SaluSpa Paris AirJet, this portable hot tub is square shaped instead of round. This design gives more legroom for up to 4 persons sitting at each of the corners. Furthermore, 2 hydrojets are appropriately installed on these corners as well. They have adjustable pressure and angles to target specific parts of your back.

If what you want is to have a holistic full body massage, both light and refreshing, you can turn on the bubble massage jets instead.

However, you cannot run more than 1 function simultaneously. This means that when you turn on your bubble jets, the hydrojets shuts off automatically.

SaluSpa Hawaii inflatable spa comes with 2 additional filtration system installed. The hard water system keeps the water soft to your hair, skin, and clothes as well. It prevents any chemical build up on the hot tub system, which can damage it over time.

The saltwater treatment system, on the other hand, keeps the water clean. It is a great alternative to those who are allergic to chemical chlorine.

Pros
  • 120 bubble jets line up the bottom perimeter for soothing light massage
  • 2 hydrojets on each corner for targeted and pressurized massage
  • Heats the water to up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Easy to setup and install
  • Comes with 2 additional water treatment system
Cons
  • Cannot run more than 1 functions at the same time
 

Intex Pure Spa Jet & Bubble Deluxe

Intex PureSpa Portable Hot Tub For Winter ReviewIt is not common to find an inflatable hot tub which has 2 types of massage system installed, but it is even rare to find one that can run more than 2 functions at the same time. Intex Pure Spa Jet & Bubble Deluxe can actually do both of these.

During winter, you would definitely want your portable spa to stay heated up all the time. Other models would instantly shut off the heater once you turn on the massage jets, but with Intex Pure Spa they can run simultaneously. This is an often overlooked feature that is so important especially during the colder months of the year.

Intex Pure Spa portable hot tub is octagon-shaped, which is a shape unique to this model only. This shape gives more leg room, especially when seated at the corners. It also gives it a very luxurious and elegant look, similar to the actual hot tubs you will find in five-star hotels and resorts.

Because of its premium design and features, this inflatable spa has a high price tag. However, it is still worth a fraction of the cost of an actual Jacuzzi or hard-shell hot tubs.

It has bubble jets installed at the bottom perimeter of the unit and has 4 high-powered massage jets installed on each of the shorter sides of the octagon. The massage jets have adjustable angles which help to target specific parts of your back, loosening up those tight muscles.

This model also comes with both a hard water and saltwater treatment systems installed. If you’re allergic to chlorine, the saltwater treatment is the feature that you’d certainly want.

On the other hand, the hard water treatment system helps prevent your skin and hair from drying up when you soak in your inflatable spa. It also prevents any chemical build up that can drastically reduce the lifetime of the unit if left unchecked.

Pros
  • Octagon shaped for a more luxurious and elegant look
  • Up to 2 functions can be turned on simultaneously
  • Has Bubble jets and high-powered massage jets installed
  • Has Hard water and saltwater treatment system installed
  • Easy to setup and install
Cons
  • Has a higher price tag because of its premium design and features
 

How To Use An Inflatable Spa During Winter

The important factor that you need to check to determine if an inflatable hot tub can be used during winter is the temperature range that it can withstand. Fortunately, this can be done easily as all models follow the same standard when it comes to their material construction.

An inflatable hot tub can only withstand a temperature range from 40 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that you’re supposed to refrain from using it if you’re residing in a place where it can get colder than 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

However, this doesn’t mean that you cannot actually use it if you live in colder areas. The solution is to place your inflatable hot tub in a location where the temperature doesn’t drop below 40.

There are several ways to do this and the most common ones include using any of the following:

  1. Enclosed shed – You can use an old storage shed as long as the inflatable spa would fit, or you can have one built specifically to enclose the hot tub.
  2. Unused garage – Keep in mind to to keep the garage door closed.
  3. Spare room in your house – You can convert a spare room in your house into a spa room.

There are other creative ways to do this but you must make sure that the following are taken into consideration as well:

  • Humidity
  • Excess Water drainage
  • Electricity provisions

These solutions are not in unnatural with regards to the nature of these inflatable spas. In fact, we’re only taking advantage of their actual features such as portability, easy to setup, and easy to maintain. This makes inflatable hot tubs to be available for all 4 seasons.

US States And Their Winter Temperatures

To help you quickly determine how to use these portable spas during winter, we have included a very good graphical representation of the winter temperatures per US state. This image is courtesy of Current Results.

US States Winter Temperature

So if you’re living in states closer to the equator like California, Florida or Texas, you should be able to use your inflatable hot tub outdoors even during winter. You don’t need any additional setups.

Those who reside in states like Illinois, New York or Washington can make use of the solutions we provided in the previous section. However, if you find this too tedious you can store it during the winter months and just set it up again when spring comes or during fall.

Here’s another table to help you determine if you need to put your inflatable hot tub in an enclosure or not, depending on the state you reside:

No Additional Setup Needed Needs Enclosure Stow Away During Winter
Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Louisiana
Maryland
Mississippi
North Carolina
South Carolina
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wyoming
Alaska
Iowa
Maine
North Dakota
South Dakota
Vermont
Wisconsin

Wrapping It Up

We do hope that this article was able to give you a better understanding how to use an inflatable spa during winter. The fact that it’s portable and easy to setup gives you more options to express your creativity, allowing you to truly have a relaxing time that you deserve.

In case you need more information about these inflatable spas, be sure to check our detailed reviews for each of them:

The 3 best inflatable hot tub for winter that we included in here are by no means the only ones you can use. You can choose other models as well. If you’re curious about other models as well, be sure to check our list from the top rated portable hot tubs this year.

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