Looking for the best inflatable hot tubs with water jets?
Most hot tubs are built to a price, meaning the majority of them are supplied with a bubbler system as this is the least expensive to manufacture, that way the products are more readily available at the lower end of the market without stretching the buyers too much.
On top of this, the air bubbles need to be pumped into either a ring round the base of the hot tub or incorporated in the in-flowing water.
But what if you want an inflatable hot tub with water jets built in?
What if you want both the bubbles and water jets to give you a proper massage as you soak up the heat?
Can you easily find the best options for yourself?
It was a nightmare for us when we first tried to separate the varieties. It took some searching, but in the end, we came up with what you may be looking for, so here’s hoping it will help.
There are only two, as shown below, but we stand to be corrected if you have found others by letting us know in the replies at the bottom.
Advertisements don’t usually differentiate between water jets and bubblers, but if one has the word hydro-jet you can take it for granted it has a water jets to give a proper massage if you need it.
Some hot tubs have both the option of bubblers and water jets, but generally these are not inflatable hot tubs, more likely “proper” hot tubs at greater expense and installation costs, using one large or two smaller pumps to provide both options, meaning more expensive to run and many times pumping in cold air which chills your hot tub water, but we have found some inflatable hot tubs that fit the bill nicely.
Others are available as portable hot tubs, hard-sided, which can be inflatable that also fit what you are looking for.
On top of these we will include one at the bottom with further links to some “proper“ hot tubs to give you an idea of what is available if you want to go the whole hog with your water jets!
Here we have two options of inflatable hot tubs with water jets
The least expensive is the Intex 28435E Pure Spa 6 Person Inflatable Portable Heated Bubble Hot Tub (as below, with the non-water jet version being the most popular with lots of customer reviews).
Despite the title, this one has 4 water jets built-in along with 120 bubble jets incorporated in the structure, offering a blissful relaxation as you just soak up the heat.
Depending on what accessories you include in your purchase, price wise this is a little more expensive than many bubble jet hot tubs, but so far there are no customer reviews owing to the newness of this model to give you an idea of what it is like to own one. Perhaps this will alter?
One point at fault on the main sales page if you click the link below is the measurements. They are a mile out! Makes us wonder if they have got the imperial and metric measurements mixed up.
The second Inflatable hot tub with water jets is a little more pricey owing to the better build and to the larger number of soothing jets and is the SaluSpa Palm Springs HydroJet Inflatable Hot Tub, being a bit more serious bit of kit.
Having a few customers reviews so far, this well made 4 – 6 people hot tub boasts a good customer rating with its 8 hydro jets included, giving you a wonderful massage and great relaxation.
With eight hydro jets, it makes you wonder who you will be sharing yours with, doesn’t it?
Some of the comments have been about poor delivery for this one, but once in place, the main customer reviews say they are very good and can be used outside in the winter.
The limiting factor with this model is it does not have air jets included as may be inferred or assumed from the description, but that can be a benefit as there’s no chilling of the water through colder air entering the tub when in use!
Hard Sided Portable Hot Tubs
Next, we come to the hard-sided portable hot tubs with water jets.
Just so you understand, these standalone hot tubs are the “proper” hot tubs, not the inflatable ones with stiffened sides to give the appearance of a more rigid structure as they are mainly air-jetted.
Below are the stand-alone ones with water jets with a body made of durable resin requiring very little maintenance and perfectly suited for all-year-round use.
Showing in rising price order:-
Essential Hot Tubs Arbor-20 Jet Hot Tub, Cobblestone
Lots of Customer Reviews and great ratings.
This economical five-seater (although the manufacturers reckon it is ok with 6 people on board – that might be spiel) Arbor by Essential Hot Tubs is manufactured from resin (meaning durable and next to no maintenance). At almost 7 feet in diameter, it has around 250 gallons capacity.
Being circular has the benefit of the way you can roll it to where you want it to be with no problems at all. Will require two or three people to move it around obstacles though, but is also easy to set up for use.
With a two speed pump, you can alter the flow from the 20 jets to suit whatever you need from relaxation to a thorough massage at the flick of a switch.
Can be converted to 240 volts to enable more efficient winter heating to be achieved but some reviewers reckon they run theirs on 110 volts regardless, but that must depend a great deal on where you live, temperature-wise.
Can be plugged into a standard 15 amp power supply using the included GFCI cord and you’ll be up and running in no time.
Others will follow very shortly as we find them…
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