Last Updated on November 30, 2019 by Terry Ohara
If you didn’t know, most inflatable hot tubs are not recommended for use in air temperatures below 40-degrees Fahrenheit, however, recently it has become a trend for people to use their portable hot tubs during wintertime, and it turns out that it’s pretty relaxing actually.
Considering that the market is pretty huge nowadays, it may be frustrating to choose a suitable inflatable hot tub, however, after you buy one, there are some precautions that you will need to take. So, we tested a couple of inflatable hot tubs and it turns out that they can keep their temperature even below freezing and you can enjoy it during all the winter months.
If you are on the lookout for the best inflatable hot tubs, make sure you check if the hot tub has a hose because if you place it indoors, it will be a lot easier to drain the water. You know, it’s pretty easy to think of a way on how you’re going to fill the hot tub, but it’s not as easy when it comes to draining it, so that’s something you should consider.
If you don’t really know what air temperature rating means, I’ll clarify it for you. This is something that the manufacturers guarantee if you intend to fill your spa with cold water, thus, it will increase the water to max temperature and it will maintain that temperature as long as the ambient air temperature is equal to what the tub’s rating air temperature is. As it turns out, most of the inflatable hot tubs out there are rated at 40-degrees Fahrenheit, so if you take it outside on a 40-degree fall day, you can fill it with water using a hose, turn on the pump and you’ll be good to go since the manufacturer guarantees that the spa will raise its water temperature to 104-degrees Fahrenheit.
So, as you can see, it’s really important to check this rating, and you should really understand its definition because it tells you how much can the heat pump raises the temperature of the water.
I really like inflatable hot tubs because they are pretty portable, thus, you can just bring them inside whenever you want considering that they can be unmounted easily and transported.
Moreover, let’s answer the million-dollar question, it’s safe to operate your hot tub in winter, and you don’t really have to worry about anything as long as you take the proper precautions and check the manual on how to operate the hot tub, and what the air temperature rating is.
You can find plenty of articles on the best inflatable hot tubs on our website, so if you’re interested in any of that, you can check them at any time. I believe this article was helpful to you, and by now, I think you have enough facts on how to properly set up your hot tub during winter, and what needs to be considered.