Sharing a hot tub is a great way to relax and unwind at the end of a day, or at the end of a long and tiring week.
But slipping and sliding all over the place? Not so relaxing!
So the idea is rest and relaxation, so you’re not going to want to stand around, swim or doggy paddle.
The good news is that the large majority of the inflatable hot tubs that are out on the market at the moment are sufficiently shallow enough that if an adult of medium height, or even a short adult, were to sit on the floor of the hot tub, then their head, neck and shoulders should always be above the water even if the hot tub was full to the brim.
And for that reason, most inflatable hot tubs don’t tend to feature seats already built in as standard.
But worry not - there are ways around this and we’ll tell you all about them.
You can either:
Buy a hot tub bundle, which includes items such as non slip seats (and head rests if you like)
Buy an inflatable pool with seats (almost the same thing)
Buy non slip seats for a hot tub you already own
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This is a great little inflatable hot tub bundle.
It’s a bit pricey we admit, but that’s because it’s not only great quality, but also because it’s built to hold up to 6 people at a time.
Intex is a great brand when it comes to hot tubs. Not just for the hot tubs themselves but also for the various filter cartridges and all the other accessories and sundries you might want or need.
Although this inflatable hot tub comes with two headrests, but just one seat (which is a bit odd if you ask us), you can buy as many matching seats as you want through online retailers like Amazon and such.
What we love about this particular hot tub is just how quick it is to set up. It’s ready for water in around 20 minutes.
There are a total of a whopping 170 high powered bubble jets pre-installed, surrounding the hot tub’s interior. And there’s an internal thermostat, so you can set the temperature at your exact favorite temperature, in either Fahrenheit or centigrade.
You can just imagine how soothing it would feel.
The non slip PureSpa seat insert offers 2 different height options, 3 inches or 5.8 inches. Which is great for the Summer when the kids want to join Mum and Dad in the hot tub. It has a specially contoured shape, built for use in a round hot tub like this one.
Of course, being big enough to accommodate 6 people it’s a little bigger than a lot of the other inflatable hot tubs out there, so you might want to make a note of the inflated dimensions before you buy it just to be sure that you have enough space for it and around it in your backyard.
So, first off, this is an inflatable pool rather than an inflatable hot tub
It comes with not just one or seats built into the fabric, but with an entire built in bench. This bench could easily accommodate 3 or 4 adults on it. And it also has a backrest for everyone on the bench, as well as 2 cup holders, one each side of the bench and backrest.
While the adults rest back on the bench and backrests, there’s plenty of room remaining for the kids to play around in the water.
Of course, the drawback to going for an inflatable pool rather than an inflatable hot tub is that you don’t get any hot jet streams passing through.
However, at that price (so affordable), you may well feel that the sacrifice is worth it, and decide to save your cash for other things.
As we mentioned earlier, Intex’s PureSpa seats are specially designed for use in hot tubs. They are non-slip and have just the right shape if you want to fit them into a rounded hot tub.
You can either set them to give you an extra 3 inches of height, or a bigger 5.8 inches.
They are available either individually, or as a pack of two, and Amazon occasionally has sales on, and you may be able to get a good deal if you’re lucky.
You can also buy them with inflatable headrests.
If you’d prefer a seat with a little more cushion to it, then this would be the one to go for. It’s completely submersible, and is weighted down to remain in place, while you’re relaxing in the tub. It doesn’t rise straight up to the top of the spa when you get up off it.
The seat has a removable cover which is perfectly safe to wash in your machine.
It does cost more than the Intex brand seats, but this one is far more lush and luxurious.
At the time this article was written, it was dubbed as Amazon’s Choice for Seat for Hot Tub, an award only given to products that meet quality standards as well as an affordable price point. It may be worth checking the Amazon page to see if you can still get a good deal there.
So, unfortunately inflatable hot tubs do not usually come with seats, because including seats means decreasing the number of jet streams.
But you can buy removable seats that are designed for use in hot tubs, and you can choose from hard or soft. Or alternatively buy an inflatable pool with seats instead.