Best Hot Tubs of 2020
We rounded up eight of the best hot tubs for every taste and budget.
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Hot Tub Buying Considerations
A hot tub is a big investment, and there are several things to consider before buying one. Among them are what type of hot tub to buy (your options include in-ground, above-ground and inflatable), what size to go with and how much to spend. As you consider those factors, we rounded up eight of the best hot tubs by category. All are well-rated and available online for easy ordering.
Best All-Around Hot Tub
If you’re looking for an all-around winning hot tub with ample seating, amenities and excellent construction, the Lifesmart Curacao DLX ($5,999) is one to check out. This five-seater has 45 therapeutic jets designed to hit your pressure points, a lounger seat, four cup holders, LED lights, a waterfall, digital controls and an energy-efficient design. “Great spa, lots of power, very roomy,” writes one of The Home Depot reviewers who give the tub a perfect five stars.
Best Therapeutic Hot Tub
For maximum hydrotherapy benefits, consider the Glory Premium Acrylic Lounger Spa Hot Tub ($6,276). Besides contoured seating that lets you stretch out, the tub also comes with 40 adjustable jets to massage your upper and lower body. Other relaxing features in this spacious seven-seater include backlit LED lights in seven colors, and two openings that spout soothing waterfalls. “Jets are strong and really work your muscles,” writes one happy reviewer.
Best Two-Person Hot Tub
The AquaRest Spas Select 300 Hot Tub ($2,299) is a great option if you’re looking for a cozy tub for two. Reviewers rave about its 20 stainless steel jets set into a therapeutic lumbar support design, convenient cup holders and LED-backlit waterfall that lets you choose among nine colors. It’s super easy to set up — just plug it into any standard outlet and fill with water. “The tub heated to 102 degrees within 24 hours,” writes one reviewer.
Best Splurge Hot Tub
Got a generous budget? If so, check out the Evolution Spas Stockbridge ($8,000). It comes in two seating options: the lounger for up to six, or the non-lounger model for as many as seven. No matter which one you choose, you’ll benefit from lots of powerful jets that specifically target your pressure points.
Other standout features include a sleek design in a brown or gray finish, a built-in Bluetooth system, a bevy of interior and exterior LED lights and a super durable resin exterior protected by a lifetime warranty.
Best Large Hot Tub
If you’re looking to entertain a crowd, consider the American Spas Hot Tub with LED Light and Stereo ($5,900), big enough for seven people. A built-in Bluetooth sound system controlled with your smart device will get the party started, while the 56 adjustable jets will melt away everyone’s tension. “It has lots of jets to help with any and all aches, Bluetooth, LED lights and fountain,” gushes one reviewer. “Best product for the money!”
Best Budget Hot Tub
A well-rated model that won’t break the bank is the AquaRest Spas Select 400 Plug-and-Play Hot Tub ($2,300). It has features like hydrotherapy jets, multicolored LED lights and a waterfall you’d expect from a pricier model. And while many plug-and-plays aren’t known for their construction, this four-person model features an energy-efficient pump, full foam insulation and a durable polyethylene shell that comes in three colors.
Best Corner Hot Tub
If you’re eyeing an empty corner as the place for your hot tub, the American Spas Plug-and-Play Hot Tub with Multi-Color Hot Tub Light ($4,100) might be for you. It packs a punch for a small tub for two with 28 adjustable jets, LED lighting and a built-in ozonator that kills harmful bacteria in the water. It arrives already assembled. Simply plug it into any standard outlet to get it up and running.
Best Inflatable Hot Tub
A blow-up hot tub is an affordable, easy-to-install option, and the Coleman SaluSpa Inflatable Hot Tub Spa ($599) is one of the best inflatables on the market. It seats up to six and will help you relax via a bubbly massage system. The construction is solid thanks to a fortified exterior material that resists punctures and UV rays. If you’re not ready to invest time and money into a traditional above-ground hot tub, this is a great way to get your feet wet.
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