The Ultimate Guide to Inflatable Spas: Everything You Need to Know

Written By Timothy Te

14th June 2022

Looking for a little bit of luxury in your life? Check out the world of inflatable spas! In this ultimate guide, we will discuss everything you need to know about these amazing products. From what they are made of to how to set them up, we have you covered. So read on and learn all there is to know about inflatable spas!

Inflatable spas are made of a material called PVC, which is a type of plastic. This material is very strong and durable, making it perfect for holding water. But our favourite brand of inflatable spa, the Bestway Lay-Z spa is made with DuraPlus Material which is ultra-durable, puncture resistant, and is up to 33% more tear resistant and 56% more stretch resistant than traditional PVC inflatable spas.

The bottom of the spa is usually made out of a material called an air mat, which helps to keep the heat in and makes the spa more comfortable to sit in.

Inflatable Spa Size and Shape

There are many different sizes and shapes of inflatable spas available on the market. The most popular shape is oval, but you can also find square and rectangular spas. The size of the spa will depend on how many people you want to be able to fit inside. Bestway Lay-Z spas have capacities from two to six people depending on the model!

Setting up and Inflatable Spa

Bestway Lay-Z Inflatable spas are very easy to set up. All you need to do is inflate the spa using the included air pump. Once the spa is inflated, you can then fill it with water using a garden hose. It is important to make sure that the water level is not too high, as this can cause the spa to leak or spill over.

Once the spa is filled with water, you can then turn on the heating system and let the Spa reach its desired temperature.

The Benefits of an Inflatable Spa

There are many benefits to owning an inflatable spa. First of all, they are very affordable when compared to traditional hot tubs. They are also much easier to set up and take down, making them perfect for people who don't want the hassle of a permanent installation.

Inflatable spas are also very portable, so you can take them with you on vacation or even move them around your yard to find the perfect spot! One of the best things about inflatable spas is that they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Whether you want a small spa for two people or a large one that can accommodate six, there is sure to be an option out there that's perfect for you.

Bestway Lay-Z Spas are easy to install

Inflatable hot tubs are simple to set up and require no additional wiring. Instead of having an electrician hardwire the hot tub, you may use a regular outlet – which, of course, removes the cost of parts and hiring someone to do the work for you.

An inflatable hot tub needs level ground that can support the weight of the filled tub and the maximum number of people, and it should be placed away from the wind, but installation is not more difficult than that. Getting the hot tub into your yard in the first place is also straightforward versus traditional spas that have strict requirements where they can be placed.

Bestway Lay-Z Spas are easily stored and portable

An inflatable hot tub may provide luxury to your outdoor space at a reasonable price, but it's also useful since you may store it when it's not in use. Even better, you can enjoy the benefits of the Bestway Lay-Z spas while on vacation.

‘They are far more convenient in the sense that you can pack them away when they are not being used and you can take them with you when you move home,’ says Tom Drakett-Cain, brand marketing manager at Lay-Z-Spa. ‘You could even take them camping if you wanted to.’

Bestway Lay-Z Spas Come in a range of sizes

Inflatable doesn't necessarily imply tiny. Although you may choose for a smaller version with room for two to four people, six-person inflatable hot tubs are plentiful and even some larger variants accommodate up to seven or eight people. So you can just pick the right-sized inflatable spa for your needs.

Can you use inflatable spas for winter in Australia?

Yes, you can! Bestway Lay-Z spas have Freeze Shield Technology to ensure that they can be used even during the winter! Where other inflatable spas just turn brittle and break, Lay-Z spas can stand the cold and in fact, many owners find that winter is the best time to enjoy their inflatable spa! Think about it, it's freezing cold and you're there, enjoying, simmering in your hot spa... pure bliss!

How do you maintain a Bestway Lay-Z spa?

Well, if you know how to maintain a pool then you already know how to maintain your inflatable spa! The water still needs to be sanitised with chemicals (don't worry, Lay-Z spas have the ChemConnect dispenser that dispenses chlorine automatically, leaving you with clean and sanitised spa water without worrying about handling chlorine!) and the spa will need to be wiped clean once it has been empied.

For more information on inflatable spa maintenance, it's best to consult the manual that comes with the spa.

Inflatable Spas: Mr Pool Man's Choice

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If you haven't guessed by now, our vote goes to the Bestway Lay-Z Spas. Fromi the plethora of inflatable spas available in Australia, our vote goes to the Bestway due to the following reasons:

Bestway Smart Hub App

This unique spa can be controlled from your smart device through the Bestway Smart Hub™ App. This new innovation makes the Bestway Lay-Z spas one of the most convenient spas on the Australian market. The app lets you set your spa to the perfect temperature, activate the Power Saving Timer, run the water filter and control the AirJet massage system - all from the palm of your hand. A feature which can often be found in many of the high-end permanent / hard spas around!

Soothing Massage System

Just because it's inflatable, it doesn't mean that it doesnt have a massage system! The Bestway Lay-Z spa comes with the Airjet system that provides soothing bubbles that will help you unwind and relax at the comfort of your home, which is the reason why we want a spa in the first place right?

DuraPlus Construction

As we mentioned earlier, Lay-Z spas are constructed with DuraPlus Material which is more tear and stretch resistant than traditional PVC!

Usable in Winter!

The included Freeze Shield™ automatic heating function prevents inner components from freezing during colder temperatures. Designed with innovative winterizing technology, the system will keep the internal temperatures between 6º and 10ºC (42º and 50ºF) to prevent damage.


So whether you're looking for a temporary spa, or just want the relaxation that spas offer without breaking the bank, inflatable spas are the best way to go! Just make sure to get a quality brand like Bestway and you'll be enjoying your inflatable spa no matter what season it is!

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Written By

Timothy Te

Pool Guru at Mr Pool Man

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