So many of my favorite memories from life involve a hot tub. Running around in the snow on Christmas Day with my cousins in Oklahoma after we spent a half-hour in a hot tub for the very first time…romantic dates in college at my apartment’s bare-bones spa tub…and even a couple of nights alone, just soaking away my muscle pain in the hot tub on my patio in Florida after spending too many hours trying to relive my youth on a flag football field.
The point to these revelations? There’s no shortage of great reasons for buying and enjoying a hot tub. Start your own memories with one of these tubs.
For a quick setup inflatable model, this hot tub checks a lot of boxes including durable (but comfortable) walls, a timer-controlled heating system and a cushioned floor. Despite its portability, it’s intended for outdoor use only (unless you want your home to become the world’s newest rain forest).
If you’re ready to take it up a notch, this could be your hot tub. This Intex spa is built for up to six people and can be set up in 20 minutes. The tub also includes an insulated cover – to minimize heat loss between soakings – and a lock to keep in secure outside. (Sorry, neighbors, no midnight rendezvous hot tub sessions without our permission first!)
There’s a lot to love with this model from Coleman. First, it has a heating system designed to rapidly heat up the water so your soaking can begin. The three-ply walls mean it’s built to last. The cover has safety locks to keep the uninvited away. And it comes with about every accessory you need: liner, pump, chemical floater, filter cartridges and repair patch.
Gentle on the skin
Looks like it belongs next to ski lodge, right? Don’t let the wooden exterior fool you – that’s just for decoration. This fully modern hot tub is inflatable and built with puncture-resistant materials. A digital control panel lets you adjust the water temperature up to 104 degrees. A timer lets you adjust the spa’s setting up to 72 hours in advance.