There are a ton of hot tub style options available in the outdoor living marketplace right now. Before deciding to purchase, it’s important that you know how many seats and jets you’re looking for, as well as what style suits your needs.

The latter decision is more difficult than the former however. The many different sizes, designs and colours make it difficult to understand what would work best for your situation. Plus, in more recent years, inflatable hot tubs have received much acclaim and attention because of their versatility and lightweight nature. However, although this style of hot tubs are slightly cheaper than Beachcomber hot tubs that have internal structures, the trade-off you’re making with price is because inflatable hot tubs are much lower quality than Beachcomber’s. Below are some things to consider when looking at an inflatable hot tub versus a Beachcomber model with internal structures.


Durability is the main downfall of inflatable hot tubs versus Beachcomber models. Unlike the sturdy Beachcomber hot tub, inflatable models can be pierced or ripped very easily. Once popped, it’s very difficult to fix the tub and often times a single rip or pierce can necessitate an extensive repair or replacement.

Please Note: If you’re looking at an inflatable hot tub for your patio, be sure the area where you plan on placing it is clear of sharp objects.

Lack of Therapeutic Benefits

Because this type of hot tub is built to be light and portable, the manufacturers don’t use real water jets instead they use fans to blow the water. These air jets aren’t able to produce the same force as water jets, reducing the ability for the tub to have therapeutic benefits. Also, these type jets have a cooling effect on the water. They force your tub to consume more energy to heat the water.

Lower Heating Power

Just like Beachcomber’s LEEP models, inflatable hot tubs often only use a 120-volt electrical outlet. While Beachcomber’s LEEP models are able to maximize the heating ability of the lower voltage outlet, these inflatable tubs do not have that same ability. These tubs will take a long time to reach a maximum temperature that is much lower than what can be achieved in a well-built Beachcomber LEEP model.

Want to learn more? Come visit us at BC Home Leisure in Langley and one of our experienced hot tub experts will demonstrate just how powerful this product is. There’s really nothing else quite like it on the market.