Can you think of anything more soothing and relaxing than winding down in a hot tub after a long day of work? Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs and pools are luxury items that are worth every penny. Most inflatable hot tubs are perfect for social gatherings as well as a calming retreat.
If you are looking to turn your garden into your little piece of paradise, then an inflatable hot tub will be your new favourite place. If you have already got a fire pit and BBQ, you will have the most popular backyard in the neighbourhood. There are many hydrotherapy benefits from having a personal spa pool, such as releasing muscle tension and easing anxiety and stress, which will lead to a better night's sleep and can also help with any joint inflammation.
Black Friday deals on Lay-Z Spa hot tubs 2023
Black Friday has finished, but some sales remain… throughout the month of November, we're expecting to see a whole host of last-minute Black Friday deals on Lay-Z Spa hot tubs. Want to grab a bargain? These are the best deals still live or keep scrolling to continue reading our buyer's guide.
Top Deal: Lay-Z-Spa Maldives HydroJet Pro Hot Tub, WAS £1599, NOW £849
£271 Off: Lay-Z-Spa Barbados Inflatable Hot Tub, WAS £700, NOW £429
Save £400: LAY-Z-SPA Hawaii AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub, WAS £700, NOW £290
£600 Off: Lay-Z-Spa Palma Inflatable Hot Tub, WAS £1600, NOW £999
Lay-Z-Spa is one of the best companies in the business when it comes to inflatable hot tubs - and for a good reason. With years of experience, the company knows how to provide the best experience possible. All their hot tubs are made of high-quality material and come in various designs and sizes to suit all budgets and tastes.
If you want to hop onto this season's hottest trend, then we have put together a list of the best hot tubs that you can still buy online.
The best Lay-Z Spa hot tubs at a glance:
• Best Lay-Z-Spa hot tub overall: Lay-Z-Spa Miami Hot Tub - view offer on Amazon UK
• Best Lay-Z-Spa hot tub for appearance: Lay-Z-Spa St Moritz Hot Tub - view offer on Amazon UK
• Best Lay-Z-Spa hot tub for parties: Lay Z Spa Bali 4 Person LED Hot Tub - view offer on Amazon UK
Here is our pick of the best Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs
Best Lay-Z-Spa hot tub overall
The Lay-Z-Spa Miami is one of the brand's bestsellers. Measuring 180cm x 66cm, it is a good size
- Easy to assemble
- Air-Jet massage system
- Use all year round
- Uses a lot of electricity
Best Lay-Z-Spa hot tub with coloured LED lights
This inflatable Lay-Z-Spa Paris Hot Tub comes with a range of multi-coloured LED lights to create
- Coloured lights to set the mood of the occasion
- Large capacity
- Take the time to research and set it up correctly to avoid error messages
Best Lay-Z-Spa hot tub for appearance
If you are looking for a garden centrepiece as well as a hot tub, then this elegantly designed
- Rattan design blends in with surroundings
- Extra stability from Duraplus and beam construction
- 180 AirJet system gives all-round massage
- Size is more suited to four adults, despite claims it can fit up to seven
Best for social gatherings
Hop into paradise with this six-man instant hot tub. This Lay-Z-Spa Hawaii can reach up to 40°C,
- Large capacity
- Good temperature control
- Costly to run
Best wood-effect inflatable hot tub
Inspired by the hot tubs from the Alps, this big seven-seated model is ideal for families. It is
- Very large capacity
- Wood effect
- Large tub to clean
Best for parties
This smaller-sized hot tub is suitable for two to four people. The 120 AirJet massage system
- Coloured lights
- Soothing massage bubbles
- Small capacity
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Best for temperature range
This affordable CosySpa Inflatable hot tub comes in different sizes so that you can choose one
- Thermal cover keeps water warm
- Heats to 42 degrees
- Snug for more than two people
Best for all-year-round use
Much like the other modest-sized models like the Miami, Bali, and Cancun Lay-Z-Spas, this Canadian
- Easy to set up
- Comes with an insulating cover
- Some find it a bit small for 4 people
Inflatable hot tub add-ons
Best floor protector
This Bestway ground protector is great when using an inflatable hot tub, as it prevents damage to
- Adds a layer of insulation to maintain the water temperature
- Good for extra padding
- Strong material
- Thin mats
- Unsuitable for laying on stones and soil
Inflatable hot tub chemical starter kit
Best chemical kit for cleaning hot tubs
If you are looking for the ultimate starter kit, then this pack has everything you need for
- Designed especially for use in Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs
- Certified by industry bodies
- Easy-to-follow instructions
- It's a starter kit, so you will need to purchase extra test strips
Our Verdict: Best Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs for your garden
The Lay-Z-Spa Miami Hot Tub gets our vote for being a robust, mid-priced inflatable spa that's efficient to run with an energy-saving timer and rapid heat system. We think it's going to tick the most boxes for people looking for a therapeutic place to relax. Its 120 AirJet system will provide an invigorating massage for one to four people. Also, it comes with an insulated protective cover and double lock safety clips, which is important if you have children or pets. Additionally, the hot tub is made of strong Duraplus material and has Free Shield technology, so this Lay-Z-Spa is robust enough to be used outdoors all year round.
Finally, if you are looking for a party hot tub that's a little bigger, we recommend the Lay-Z-Spa Helsinki. This seven-seater hot tub has extra powerful jets and a wonderful wood effect that makes it a competitive alternative to a permanent hot tub.
How expensive is it to run a hot tub?
This all depends on how much you intend to use your hot tub and which model you choose. Overall, hot tubs can be quite expensive to run; however, some models have high-tech energy-saving systems which can maintain the temperature. The running price of a hot tub is also dependent on how high your temperature is set and how warm it is outside.
Can inflatable hot tubs be used in winter?
While the British climate may not be the best for the hot tub season year-round, most contemporary inflatable hot tubs are made with a heat maintenance system that will keep the water warm even during the winter months. Therefore, unless it's raining – you can go into the hot tub for most of the year.
How to clean an inflatable hot tub?
To clean the water in the hot tub, you will need to add a sanitiser like chlorine, which will come in tablet form or in granules. The chlorine should be added straight away to eliminate all the bugs we carry into the water before they have the chance to multiply. Depending on how much you use the hot tub, you should sanitise it every day or every few days.
Check your instructions on the model you have purchased to determine which sanitiser your hot tub will need and follow the suggested quantities.
You can remove the filter weekly to clean it by using filter cleaner. However, some models will require daily cleaning. Inflatable hot tub filters can become clogged more frequently than permanent hot tubs, so it's best to be consistent and clean it often. Every few weeks, you should drain your hot tub to clean it with liquid soap and water. Check your model's instructions to find out the best formula to use.
Ultimately, the best way to keep your hot tub clean and functioning is by doing frequent and thorough maintenance. If you do a quick job of cleaning, it will result in degradation and unclean water. Definitely not what you want for a relaxing evening in the hot tub!
How long do inflatable hot tubs last?
A hot tub's life expectancy depends on how well you take care of and maintain it. Some people report problems after only a few months of usage, while others have stated they have had up to five years of use out of their inflatable hot tub. The average time a hot tub lasts is around two to three years of use.
Inflatable hot tub maintenance
After selecting your dream inflatable hot tub, be sure to read through the manufacturer's instructions so you know how to best take care of it so it will last a long time.
You will need first to clean the tub itself and the filter, plus test the pH and alkalinity of the water.
pH and alkalinity: If your inflatable hot tub doesn't come with a test kit, you'll need to purchase one to test the pH and alkalinity of the hot tub water at least once a week. The recommended amount of pH levels should be around 7.4 to 7.6 pH. If it is too acidic or has too much alkaline, you could damage the material of the inflatable hot tub and irritate your skin.
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Ellen Kinsey is a senior health and wellness product writer for Modern Gardens, specialising in sustainable living and health. She lives and breathes all things natural health, cooking and nature.