A cheap inflatable hot tub has a lot more in common with its expensive cousins than you might think.

The first thing to know about the budget portable spas we have chosen to recommend is that they are essentially the same as the top of the range models just without some of the “ bells and whistles ”.

Bestway and Intex are the two major manufacturers of this type of hot tub and they both produce an excellent range of products.

Both manufacturers use the same basic equipment throughout their hot tub ranges. So a cheap inflatable tub at the budget end of the range is fitted with the same core components as the high end.

They have the same type of pump and heater, and the same filtration system, The cheaper tubs are made with the same special quality PVC as the premium models and are constructed using the same patented construction techniques.

At the heart of an inflatable hot tub is the heater and pump, without these fundamentals what we have is a “tub” and a cold one at that. 

Whether paying a high or low hot tub price tag, you are buying the same core fundamental features.

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So if you are shopping for a cheap inflatable hot tub from either Bestway or Intex you can be reassured that all the most important elements that make a hot tub a hot tub are top quality, and are going to give you a great basic hot tub experience but at a price that is not going to make your eyes water.

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 Our Recommended Hot Tub Choices 

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Lay-z-Spa
Bestway SaluSpa
Miami
Intex PureSpa
Bubble Massage
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1.4 Coleman Lay Z Spa BLACK
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Dimensions
77 x 77 x 28 inches
71 x 71 x 26 inches
77 x 77 x 28 inches
71 x 71 x 28 inches
Capacity
254 gallons
177 gallons
254 gallons
177 gallons
Filled Weight
2701 lbs
1534 lbs
2701 lbs
1534 lbs
Persons
4 - 6
2 - 4
4 - 6
2 - 4
Air Jets
120
81
120
60
Cost
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 Cheap Inflatable Hot Tub for Under $400.00 

 1. Coleman 77 inch Inflatable Hot Tub 

Coleman Lay Z Spa Cheap inflatable hot tub

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Editors choice large Coleman the outdoor goods specialist have partnered with the Bestway Group to produce this distinctive tub. If you are looking for a cheap inflatable hot tub then this model has an excellent pedigree behind it.

It’s fairly vivid colours may not fit into everyones colour scheme but the fact that it is a best selling hot tub means that price and build quality are more important than any doubts over colour.  We actually find the “Coleman Green” very easy on the eye. We like it a lot.

This is the larger of the two Coleman models so it is a comfortable four seater hot tub. The 120 jets installed around the base gives all the onboard hot tubbers a powerful and pleasant hot tub experience.

Even a cheap inflatable hot tub manufactured by Bestway has a built in timer and can run its various functions at the same time. The fact that the water heater and the bubbles can work at the same time means the inevitable gentle cooling of the water when enjoying the bubbles is reduced to a minimum.

The cushioned base and insulated cover also help to reduce heat loss and cuts temperature build time.

An excellent well proven choice.

Key Features

  • 120 massage jets
  • Digital controls
  • Built in timer
  • Simultaneous Functions
  • Tri-Tech PVC
  • Quite pump
  • I-Beam construction
  • Cushioned base
  • Insulated cover
For more information we have written an in depth review on the Coleman Lay-Z-Spa 77″ tub
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 2. Bestway SaluSpa Miami  71 inch Hot Tub 

5 SaluSpa Miami Cheap inflatable hot tub

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Editors choice smallThe SaluSpa Miami is perfect size for two people but with enough room to seat four. This is a really cheap inflatable hot tub in terms of price but not in build quality.

It is manufactured using the ultra tough Tri-Tech laminated PVC for puncture resistant durability, combined with the I-Beam construction method means that it is very a very sturdy tub indeed. No buckling here.

The AirJet massage system is provided by 120 perimeter jets.  A jet count that’s more than sufficient to produce an invigorating and relaxing spa experience.

Because of its smaller dimensions the rapid heating system is very efficient. The obvious bonus is less power is required to heat and maintain the desired temperature.

All of the SaluSpa range have a built in timer that will also help to minimise energy consumption.  It also means that the tub is ready and waiting for you and not you waiting for the tub to heat up.

Most hot tubs suffer a slow drop in temperature when the bubbles are running but the Salsa Miami can simultaneously heat the water while running the AirJet massage system. We like that a lot.

A nice feature is the cushioned base this not only adds to a comfort but also helps to reduce heat loss.

If you are looking for a smaller cheap inflatable hot tub this one certainly ticks all our boxes.

Key Features

  • 120 massage jets
  • Digital controls
  • Built in timer
  • Simultaneous Functions
  • Tri-Tech PVC
  • Quite pump
  • I-Beam construction
  • Cushioned base
  • Insulated cover
Please also read our full and in depth review on the SaluSpa Miami hot tub.
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 3. INTEX PureSpa 77 inch Hot Tub 

1 PureSpa Cheap Inflatable Hot tub

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The Intex PureSpa hot tub is manufactured in two sizes 77” and the generous six person 85” model. The smaller hot tub still provides a roomy and genuine hot tub experience and will comfortably hold four adults.  The smaller tub is competitively priced at under our $400.00 limit.

So what features are provided for the budget price ?

  • 120 high-powered bubble jets
  • 1300W Heater
  • Digital Control panel

  • Hard water treatment system
  • Fiber-Tech Construction
  • Insulated cover and lock

  • Insulated ground sheet
  • Carry bag


For much more information and opinion we have written a full and in depth review on this hot tub.
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 4. Coleman Lay-Z-Spa 71 inch Hot Tub 

Coleman BLACK Cheap Inflatable Hot Tub

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The second Coleman product on our cheap inflatable hot tub list. This model is really just for two people to enjoy.  It is a budget tub but it still offers everything that you are going to need for an authentic spa experience.

With all the features of its big green sister tub but with a lower jet count. This can be seen as a plus because it has same pump capacity as the larger model so this means that individual jet power is higher.

This tub is bundled with a chemical floater to treat the water and a pack of two filters to get the tub up and running.

Key Features

  • 60 bubble jets
  • Soft touch controls
  • Low pump noise
  • Built in handles
  • Timer function
  • Hi grade materials
  • Tri-Tech construction
  • Rapid heating system
  • Tub cover
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