Saturday, 19 September 2009 18:22
Ah, to be the Hot tub Guy. Or girl.
Yes, the one able to boast hosting the 'hot tub party' has surely got things made. After all, who doesn't enjoy a relaxing soak? Better yet, a soak on a budget.
Inflatable hot tubs have certainly garnered their fair share of the marketplace, and for good reason: they provide many if not most of the benefits of hot tub ownership at a fraction of the cost. Not only that, an inflatable tub is portable. How many acrylic tub owners do you know that can throw their spa in the backseat and take it to the cottage for the weekend?
Also, when you've finished having your fun, your inflatable spa can be stored in a relatively small space. Convenience is surely at the top of the list here.
Among the disadvantages of inflatable spas, the most common is the fact that they are usually quite small in size. Because of this, inflatable spas can heat up quite fast; Conversely, when the heater is turned off, heat is lost just as quick due to the absence of an extra insulation.
Next is durability - Most inflatable spas are known to have very simple electrical systems, and these coupled with less than durable pumps and filters are often not cut out for long term usage. And, lets face it - you're soaking in an air filled structure. Though made of durable material, regular hot tubs rarely leak or tear. The same cannot be said for the inflatable variety.
- Cost Effective
- Portable and Easy to Move
- Can be stored when not in use
- Not as sturdy or long lasting as Acrylic tubs
- Not as efficient