Hot tub ownership. For many of us, it’s a dream, the sort of luxurious purchase we make when we’ve finally ‘made it’.
It’s the ultimate in lifestyle purchases, creating an amazing space in which to relax, entertain and recuperate, but if you’re looking to invest in one, you’re quickly met by a pretty paralysing choice – do you go fixed or inflatable?
It might sound like a pretty simple decision. After all, aren’t inflatable things usually disposable? Well, not in this case. Thanks to the thick, durable plastics used in their construction, they’re capable of being used year after year with little to no sign of wear – provided you don’t break out the knives, that is.
But why would you choose an inflatable hot tub over a fixed, hard-plastic alternative? Here are a few huge reasons:
It goes without saying, but an inflatable tub offers one huge advantage over a fixed unit – portability. Your standard hot tub is a very heavy unit, with plenty of hard plastics, wood and internal workings which make them a permanent, fixed object in your home.
That’s not the case with inflatable hot tubs, which can happily sit in one place for years before being let down, packed up and moved to a new location. You can even take it on holiday or put it in the garage when not in use!
Now, you wouldn’t really accuse any tub of being ‘uncomfortable’. After all, it’s something that they’re explicitly designed against, but there’s no denying that when it comes to comfort, hard plastics are often less comfortable than mailable, inflatable plastics which offer a little give when you lean back into them.
Because of the lower manufacturing costs of inflatable tubs, it’s possible for manufacturers to commit resources to create a great many different shapes, sizes and models of the hot tub. That means more designs to choose from and fewer compromises when you’re on the hunt for your perfect unit.
Inflatable hot tubs are made with more affordable materials and often have fewer built-in features like speakers, multi-jet support or advanced lighting systems.
As such, these ‘pure’ hot tubs are significantly more affordable than their hard-sided, fixed relatives. Often, you can find a high-quality inflatable hot tub for around a tenth of the price of the aforementioned hard-sided models.
Those are just a handful of the reasons why you might choose an inflatable tub, but they aren’t the only ones. So, why wait?