How Long Do Inflatable Hot Tubs Last?

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So, you’re shopping for an inflatable hot tub for your deck or backyard, but you’re unsure of how long it will last you and maybe the quality compared to other hot tubs. In this article, we did our best to answer that question in full detail for you! 

Before we get into the question, let’s go over what makes inflatable hot tubs different and if they may suit you. Typically inflatable hot tubs are more on the cheaper/affordable side compared to a traditional hard shell hot tub. This also means there may be more cons than pros.

pros                                                                   cons

More affordable Lesser water capacity 
Quick to inflate 5-7 year lifespan
Easy setupSlower to heat up
Can plug into a regular outletSmall filter = unsanitary water 

The lifespan of an inflatable hot tub

After discussing the pros and cons, you may have seen some reasons why inflatable hot tubs are more on the affordable side and don’t last nearly as long as the hard shell hot tubs do. The average amount of time that an inflatable hot tub will last you is 5-7 years, which to some of you may be a reasonable amount of time, but the standard hard shell hot tubs can last 20+ years.

So, if you’re trying to figure out the better deal long-term that will cause you less hassle, care, and stress, I’d say a hard shell hot tub is right for you. Otherwise, if you’re looking for something smaller and more affordable, give an inflatable hot tub a try.

Overall, Compared to a hard shell hot tub, I would say that inflatable hot tubs have more cons, but if you want something affordable and easy to set up for a short season (5-7 years), then an inflatable hot tub may be perfect for you! 

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