If you want an indoor inflatable hot tub, you can use most inflatable hot tub brands indoors. Just remember that there are a few extra precautions that you will need to do to make sure you don’t cause more issues than having it inside would prevent. Before we even get started, if you are in an apartment, you MUST BE on the bottom floor to consider putting an inflatable hot tub indoors. The load of the water + each person will be too great and you will likely cause damage and possibly injury by doing so.
Recommended indoor inflatable hot tub
Most inflatable hot tubs are safe to put an inside with the proper planning and precautions. There are a few however, that seem to be a little more setup for indoor use and those are the ones we will look at in this section. The Bestway Lay-Z-Spa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub is a great tub for indoors as it has a drain valve that can attach to a garden hose. This will allow you to setup the tub where you like and run the hose outside when you need to drain it to clean it. The next section goes more into detail about placement in your home and what to look for in an indoor inflatable spa.
Where should I put an indoor inflatable hot tub?
Chances are, you already have a spot picked out if you are considering indoors for your hot tub. The spot is most likely fine, as long as you have a way of running water out of it. It’s easy to think how to get it filled, but sometimes we forget that it must be drained as well. Depending on your model, you might be able to attach a hose to the water release port so you can direct the water where ever you like. There are alternative ways if it doesn’t (for example, placing it on a platform with locking wheels and you can roll it to your designated water drainage area), but you will be making a lot more work for yourself. I would also recommend a floor that won’t be an issue if it gets wet, such as sealed tile. With the occasional sloshing and possible overflow if more than a few people get in, the floor will get wet. You can place it on carpet if you plan ahead (placing down a water resistant tarp of some sort). Lastly, the humidity in the room will be high (much like a bathroom) because of the heat from the indoor inflatable hot tub. So make sure your tub isn’t next to any sort of storage that needs to be temperature controlled.
Benefits of an indoor inflatable hot tub
One major benefit is being able to use your inflatable hot tub in cold weather. If you live in one of the northern states, trying to keep your tub warm enough to use when its negative degrees outside just isn’t an option. Not too mention you could end of causing damage if some component ends up freezing and getting damaged. So bringing it indoors will let you still enjoy your hot tub during the winter months. As far as maintenance, most of it is the same. The tub shouldn’t get as dirty being indoors, but it still needs to be cleaned and covered when not in use to maximize efficiency. Also, you will still need to check chemical levels and add chemicals as needed so the water doesn’t begin to grow bacteria and cause skin irritations.
Limitations of an indoor inflatable spa
There are a few drawbacks to leaving your hot tub indoors. For one, you have to be a little more careful getting in and out of the tub. Sometimes. it can be fun to be a little playful and splash around or just really sink into when first getting in. Unfortunately, you can’t really do this indoors or you will have puddles of water to clean up all over. Also, if you have pets or young children, you will want to ensure you can lock the cover someway so nobody accidentally ends up with the hot tub unsupervised. You will still have to clean the tub outside. Once you get it drained, you will need a hose or something to spray it down after scrubbing with soap, this can’t really be done indoors.
All in all, an indoor inflatable hot tub is definitely doable. It just takes plenty of planning and a little preparation so everything is setup just right.