5 Best Inflatable Hot Tubs for Backyard Goals This Summer (Our #1 Pick is Just $500!)

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Enjoy the spa without the splurge with our list of the best inflatable hot tubs.

coleman saluspa inflatable hot tub

Make backyard goals a reality at home with an affordable hot tub. ☀️

Have big plans, but a small budget? If you’re on the hunt for the perfect hot tub to make your backyard, shed, or basement the space you’ve been dreaming of, you’re in luck because we’re sharing the very best inflatable hot tubs on the market (including a Coleman hot tub with almost 5K positive reviews on Amazon)!

They require little assembly, come with everything you need for a hot tub party, and best of all, they start at just $500 bucks!

Here are our top picks for the top inflatable hot tubs:

  1. Best Affordable Hot Tub Coleman SaluSpa Inflatable Hot Tub
  2. Best Splurge Hot Tub Intex Greywood Deluxe
  3. Best Overall Value Hot TubIntex PureSpa Hoft Tub
  4. Best Square-Fit Hot Tub – Coleman SaluSpa Square Hot Tub
  5. Best Large Hot Tub – Honolulu Inflatable Hot Tub

1. Coleman SaluSpa Inflatable Hot Tub

Best affordable hot tub.

coleman saluspa inflatable hot tub

Coleman SaluSpa Inflatable Hot Tub $498.99 (regularly $649.99)

Fits 6 people.

Throw the ultimate hot tub party in your backyard with room for up to 6 adults! This Coleman hot tub will come complete with its own pump (the only tool you need for assembly!) and a cover to keep out debris when not in use. Plus, with the power-saving timer, you can even set the perfect temperature and hold it for up to 72 hours!

Choose between black, orange, or green for the lowest price, or opt for the more designer look with the gray basketweave print. Either way, the hot tub party starts now!


2. Intex Greywood Deluxe Inflatable Hot Tub

Best splurge hot tub. 

inflatable hot tub outside with string lights

Intex Greywood Deluxe $849.99 (regularly $1,139.99)

Fits 4 people.

Fit your entire family of four or two couples for a date night in this option! It features a beautiful wood grain look so it’ll fit in any upscale backyard and even includes a wireless touch panel control that activates up to 140+ high-powered bubble jets! With a space looking this dreamy & an affordable price to boot, it has just about everyone running to the store to grab one! 😍


3. Intex PureSpa Hot Tub

Best overall value hot tub.

hose filling up inflatable hot tub in she shed

Intex PureSpa Hot Tub $735.99 (regularly $1,139.99)

Fits 4 to 6 people.

Want all the bells and whistles? You and your friends will be wowed with this inflatable hot tub that comes standard with two headrests, LED color-changing lights, and its own hard water treatment for a more luxurious experience for your skin. Best of all, you can upgrade to a 6-person if you need a little more space.


4. Coleman SaluSpa Square Hot Tub

Best square-fit hot tub.

saluspa square inflatable hot tub

Coleman SaluSpa Square Hot Tub $629.99 (regularly $1,119.99)

Fits 4 people.

If something square would better suit your space, this hot tub is the best one on the market! Plus, it’ll come with everything you need to enjoy your spa getaway including a reinforced cover to help maintain temperature and a realistic-looking pool liner.


5. Honolulu Inflatable Hot Tub 

Best large hot tub.

honolulu inflatable hot tub

Honolulu Inflatable Hot Tub $641.41 (regularly $1,079.99)

Fits 6 people.

Sophisticated and neutral – this inflatable hot tub will blend perfectly with any design-conscious yard with its unique, gray rattan design and classic mosaic design on the inside. Best of all, it fits 6 people so the long nights of getting together with friends are just a click away!


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About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 17

  1. Jessica

    If you or your significant other is at all handy I cannot recommend enough searching for a USED hot tub that’s got something wrong with it. My hubby has recently repaired two and it’s been amazing. We have an ultra nice hot tub as do my parents that had minor leaks that he easily repaired. Ours is a Jaccuzzi that we paid $150 for and my parents is a Hot Springs that was FREE! Most people do not want to deal with trying to fix them or haul them off. If I had the space I’d be going into the repair business as a side gig and resell!

    • Tiffany O

      That’s awesome! How did he repair them? I’m not handy but I could try

  2. J23P

    Who cares about the dumb picture, anyone have any of these and do you have thoughts to share on how the hot tub has worked for you?

    • Michelle

      I have the Intex PurSpa and we love it. The only thing I wish I had known before we bought it was that it did not come with seating so you will sit on the floor unless you buy seats for it. Very nice for the price and easy to drain, fill, clean and store if you choose.

    • Amber

      We have the Coleman saluspa in grey and we love it. It says four people but us two don’t even fit comfortably. You have to interlock legs basically. Two smaller people may fit comfortably. You have to clean the filters daily and I change them every month. I test it all the time and adjust the bromine and other chemicals when needed. I bought a submersible pump so we could change the water easily as the spa is in our basement. We consistently keep it at 104. It doesn’t have seating but I’m 5’2 and it’s just below my shoulders.

  3. Trish

    I believe all of these hot tubs won’t do heat and bubbles at the same time. Unless its a 240-volt hot tub, you’ll have to choose one or the other.

    • Amber

      All of the lights stay lit on my unit when I turn the bubbles on. We do loose heat from the tub with all the bubbles splashing up though.

    • Tjs77tsa

      Intex does both coleman and saluspa do not.

  4. IB

    We have the Coleman Saluspa and love it. It’s all we need and we’re so glad we didn’t drop $5K+ on a regular hot tub like we planed. Seats 2-3 comfortably….4 would be a little cramped. Heats up to 104F and maintains temps very well, although when you turn on the bubbles, the temp will drop about 1-2F every 20 mins or so. Easy to set up and operate. Only dislike is the heater is on a timer and shuts off after 48 hours unless you reset it within that time period. We paid $200 on sale, but it’s worth much more.

    • W.

      Any idea how this changes your electric bill? Is it costly?

      • IB

        To be honest, I didn’t really notice a big jump….maybe $20/month. I did insulate the tubing that runs from the pump to the tub. Used 1/2″ foam pipe insulation from Lowes. We are in NC. I’m sure if you live up North or someplace where the winters are really cold, the bill may be higher as the pump as to maintain 104F.

  5. Amy F;)

    Intex 28427E 85in PureSpa Inflatable Spa, 6-Person, Tan
    Intex is the one we have. Pros: price on sale, Easy maintenance- works pretty well, husband fits comfortably sitting on floor of it, soft sides and floor is nice, neutral color, bubbles are actually soothing, portable- even in the back of a minivan,
    Cons: Debris from trees, rain etc always collects on the top of the lid and it is hard to get the lid off without getting any of that in to the tub- I bought a simple tarp to put over the lid but we haven’t tried using it yet to see if that helps, like others said temp isn’t especially stable when using bubbles. Temp will usually go down between 2 and 4 degrees in an hour tub session with kids climbing in and out and depending on how windy it it and how often people use bubbles, a little too deep for me to sit on the floor comfortably 5’4″, I just change position a lot or hang my arms over the sides, I think it adds about $20 to my electric bill each month, a little more in winter, less in summer, smells like vinyl/plastic.
    Tips: wash filters in washing machine in house, we use something from pool store that isn’t clorine or bromine, it has no odor and seems effective- big quantity to shock or tiny bit after each tub use. We have sensitive skin/asthma and it doesn’t bother us at all:) We bought 2- 4×8 foam pads at the hardware store to insulate it underneath, I made a debris “scooper” out of old hoisery and a badminton racket until I had enough funds to buy a plastic/vinyl one, leaving a tennis ball floating in the water is supposed to help keep it cleaner. My husband put some nice pallets on one side for easier/cleaner entry.

    We wanted to get a used/broken real hot tub but we have no truck to haul it etc, so this was our compromise.

    I’m glad we bought it because it lifted our spirits during early quarantine last year, it gets us outside and off screens, and if I can get out there after the kids are quieted down in the evening, it can be very relaxing and helps me sleep better.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks SO very much for this helpful review including those tips! 🙌 Super glad yours helped to lift your spirits last year! 💕

  6. Casey P

    Beware of pets and small kids, they have soft tops. My friends dog climbed on top got tangled and drown. I can only imagine the same concern with a toddler. Maybe invest in a fence to block off safely!

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      So sorry to hear about that incident, Casey P! Thanks for sharing your safety tip with readers! 💞

    • Karin

      I have a Saluspa. It has an inflatable top under the cover. If secured properly I don’t see how a child or animal could get into it.

      • Tjs77tsa

        My Intex has multiple latches on the cover along with the inflatable top underneath and the latches locked with a key my dogs walk all over the top of mine as long as it’s properly secured it should be fine.

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