Inflatable Hot Tub Buying Guide

There’s nothing quite like soaking away the stress of a long day in a hot tub.
An inflatable hot tub is perfect for keeping at home or taking with you on a camping trip. But with so many to choose from, it’s hard to know which option to go for.

There’s nothing quite like soaking away the stress of a long day in a hot tub.
An inflatable hot tub is perfect for keeping at home or taking with you on a camping trip. But with so many to choose from, it’s hard to know which option to go for.

At Winfields Outdoors, we offer a great selection of inflatable hot tubs, perfect for unwinding in style and comfort. We’ve put together an inflatable hot tub buying guide so that you can make sure that it’s the right fit for you. 

Read on to discover everything you need to know about inflatable hot tubs… 

Factors to consider

Factors to consider
  • Decide on what shape fits your space the best. Inflatable hot tubs are usually either round, rectangular, or octagonal. 
  • Research into the brand you’re purchasing from. There’s nothing worse than spending your hard-earned money on a hot tub that won’t stand the test of time. 
  • Consider sizing up if you prefer to be spread out. The dimensions given tend to mean how many people can fit if you were all to be side by side. So if two people will be using it regularly, consider opting for a 4 person hot tub, and so on. 
  • Research into what chemicals you need to maintain your inflatable hot tub. Although inflatable hot tubs are the easiest to run, they still require maintenance. Make sure you know what is essential before purchasing.

Inflatable hot tub accessories and equipment

Inflatable hot tub accessories and equipment

There are a few essential (and optional) pieces of equipment you’ll need for an inflatable hot tub.  

Hot tub chemicals,  chlorine, and test strips 

Usually, these essentials can be bought by the same manufacturer to ensure an ideal fit to the requirements of the hot tub. 

For example, we have hot tub chemical starter kits, chlorine, and test strips specially designed for our CleverSpa range of inflatable hot tubs, that come with useful guides on how to care for your hot tub correctly. 

These essential chemicals are for maintaining the water health of your hot tub. 

This will ensure that the hot tub’s water chemical levels remain safe, whilst also extending the life, and ensuring great performance.  

We offer a starter kit, packed with all the essential chemicals that you need to keep the hot tub performing at an optimum level. These chemicals include: 

  • 500g of CleverSpa® Chlorine Granules.
  • 500g of CleverSpa® pH Balance Minus.
  • 500g of CleverSpa® pH Balance Plus.
  • 500ml of CleverSpa® Foam Remover.
  • 25 x Chlorine and Alkalinity Test Strips.

Filter cartridges 

Replacement water filter cartridges ensure that a hot tub maintains an optimal filter performance – keeping it clean and safe from any possible contaminants. They are probably one of the most important factors that go into ensuring that a hot tub works effectively. 

Filter cartridges are easy to use, all you have to do is ensure that the filter is rinsed with clean water after every use, to remove any small particles and/or unwanted residue. 

It’s worth mentioning that the filter cartridge will need replacing from time to time, and the frequency will depend on how much you use your hot tub, along with the overall condition of the filter.  Replace the filter cartridge if you notice:

  • The filter remains soiled after cleaning.
  • Holes are visible on the paper.
  • The paper is noticeably worn.

Chemical dispensers 

Chemical dispensers ensure that all the essential chemicals needed to maintain a hot tub are distributed accordingly and efficiently. They usually offer useful features that will allow for less hassle, including an adjustable dial to control sanitiser levels. They’ll automatically release the essential chemicals when it’s needed. 

Additional extras

Additional extras

If you’re looking for an additional touch of luxury, there are additional extras to make your hot tub experience much more comfortable. These include: 

Inflatable headrests 

An inflatable headrest is a simple addition, yet so effective. 

Inflatable headrests will help to provide enhanced relaxation, and they are super easy to inflate. Usually, it’ll only take seconds. Inflatable headrests for hot tubs can be attached to the outside of the hot tub and adjusted to situate the headrest in your perfect position.

Drinks holder 

Having your favourite beverage to hand when kicking back in a hot tub is now easier than ever. 

Usually, drink holders for hot tubs are specially made so that they can hold glasses of all different shapes and sizes, ensuring a universal fit. In addition, hot tub drink holders are stable and easy to position anywhere around the hot tub. 

Why choose an inflatable hot tub?

Why choose an inflatable hot tub?

There are several reasons why an inflatable hot tub might be the best choice for you. 

Inflatable hot tubs are less hassle and more affordable 

A high-quality inflatable hot tub will be cheaper to purchase and maintain than other hardshell types on the market – and they still offer all the same great features, including massage jets and rapid heating systems. 

In addition, inflatable hot tubs can be set up and used almost anywhere, and immediately. Simply place it on a flat and stable surface, set up the pump unit, and connect it to a power source (and add your chlorine and wait for the water to fill and heat up, of course). 

Hardshell or fixed hot tubs are a little more tricky. These models will require some groundwork, along with installation fees, as well as the other steps mentioned above. 

Of course, this depends on the desired size and features, but on average, an inflatable hot tub will cost somewhere between £300-£900, whereas their hardshell counterparts can range from anywhere between £2,000-10,000. 


How much it’ll cost to run an inflatable hot tub will depend on how much you use it and your energy provider, however, inflatable hot tub additions are a lot cheaper to run and maintain than other options that are readily available on the market. 

Here are few tips to consider to keep the running and maintenance costs down: 

  • Position your inflatable hot tub strategically – ideally with a floor protector (to keep the tub insulated) and somewhere sheltered to reduce avoidable heat loss. 
  • Keep the lid on as much as you can when not in use, to keep the heat in and to stop anything from landing in the tub.
  • Try to change your filters regularly. Clogged and worn-out filters will mean that the heating system runs less efficiently.


Contrary to other hot tub models, inflatable versions are portable – making them perfect for a glamping holiday. 

There’s nothing more luxurious than enjoying an outdoor holiday with the addition of an inflatable hot tub to soak in after a day out enjoying what nature has to offer. 

And on the plus side, a high-quality inflatable hot tub is extremely durable – so you won’t have to worry about any damage, as long as you care for it (bring a mat to place underneath it). 

Inflatable hot tubs usually take a matter of minutes to inflate, and they’re also super easy to set up, and don’t weigh too much. However, we would advise you to ensure that you have a mode of transport during your camping holiday, as transporting an inflatable hot tub on foot could be a little tricky. 

Another great aspect of portability to note is that you will have the option to use an inflatable hot tub both indoors and outdoors. 

So, if it gets a little too chilly towards the wintertime and you still want to make the most out of your hot tub, simply set it up indoors (if space permits).

Inflatable hot tubs

Inflatable hot tubs

At Winfields Outdoors, we have the best inflatable hot tubs and all the equipment you’ll need to start enjoying a relaxing outdoor soak. 

CleverSpa Cannes 6 Person Inflatable Hot Tub

To start, we have the CleverSpa 6 Person Inflatable Hot Tub, also available in a 4 person model. 

The CleverSpa Cannes 6 Person Inflatable Hot Tub is a very visually pleasing addition, and although we mentioned earlier to ensure you look over dimensions thoroughly –  this superb model fits 6 people very comfortably. 

In regards to the visual appearance, this inflatable hot tub consists of a beautiful grey leatherette finish, polished with a white interior. This is the perfect inflatable hot tub if durability, style, and comfort are your main priorities. 

Key features of the CleverSpa Cannes 6 Person Inflatable Hot Tub include: 

  • Large water capacity – 1000L. 
  • 1.5-2° per hour. 
  • Massage air blower included. 
  • Rapid heating system – 40°C.
  • Less than 5 minutes to fully inflate.
  • Top cover with double-locking safety clips included. 
  • 130 individual relaxing air jets. 
  • Will accommodate up to 6 people comfortably. 
  • Stylish design. 
  • Sophisticated built-in pump and heating system. 
  • Dimensions – 2.08M Diameter x 0.65M High

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CleverSpa Inyo 4 Person Inflatable Hot Tub

Next, relax and unwind with the superb CleverSpa Inyo 4 Person Inflatable Hot Tub. 

The CleverSpa Inyo 4 Person Inflatable Hot Tub is an ultra-stylish addition, which boasts incredible innovative technology. The Inyo CleverSpa will comfortably accommodate up to 4 people, specially engineered to relax both the body and mind.

This incredible model holds an impressive 800L of water, specially constructed from Triple-S PVC fabric to ensure optimum comfort and durability. In addition, this inflatable hot tub takes less than 5 minutes to take its full form. 

The CleverSpa offers unparalleled comfort and longevity for years of relaxation, further enhanced with 365 FreezeGuard – perfect for all-year-round use. This inflatable hot tub has an insulated locking top cover and a 5M power cable included. 

Key features of the CleverSpa Inyo 4 Person Inflatable Hot Tub include: 

  • Ultra stylish and modern design. 
  • Incredible value for money. 
  • 110 individual relaxing air jets. 
  • Built-in pump system. 
  • Built-in heating system. 
  • Perfect for all-year-round use. 
  • Ultra-durable.
  • 800L water capacity. 
  • Inflate time is less than 5 minutes. 
  • Dimensions – 1.80m Diameter x 0.65m High. 

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CleverSpa Malaga 4 Person Inflatable Hot Tub

Last but not least, we have the fantastic CleverSpa Malaga 4 Person Inflatable Hot Tub. 

This model will give you the strength and comfort you want from an inflatable hot tub, which is provided by the durable Triple-S fabric. In addition, this model features a unique cushioned coil-beam structure design. 

This CleverSpa model is perfect if you’re wanting to add a touch of style and glamour to your outdoor (or indoor)  space. The CleverSpa Malaga is ideal for accommodating up to 4 people comfortably, also featuring 110 powerful air jets.

The model showcases an elegant petrol blue colour,  providing a stunning aesthetic – truly adding a beautiful presence to any area. It’s great for all-year-round use, with a built-in pump and heating system and an insulated top cover with double-locking safety clips included with your purchase. 

In regards to setting up theCleverSpa Malaga 4 Person Inflatable Hot Tub – it’s quick and easy, as full inflation takes less than 5 minutes. 

Key features of the CleverSpa Malaga 4 Person Inflatable Hot Tub include: 

  • 110 individual air jets for optimum relaxation.
  • Built-in pump system.
  • Built-in heating system.
  • Fits up to 4 people comfortably.
  • Perfect for all-year-round use.
  • Excellent value for money. 
  • Extremely durable. 
  • Inflation time takes less than 5 minutes.
  • The top cover is specially designed to ensure ultra safety. The ability to double lock each clip with the safety locking is ensured with the keys provided. 
  • Dimensions – 1.80m Diameter x 0.65m High.

The CleverSpa Malaga 4 Person Inflatable Hot Tub is no longer available


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