3 Types of Hot Tub Without Seats

Jennifer Rhodes

By Jennifer Rhodes · Updated

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A hot tub without seats may seem like an odd concept, but there are actually several different types of hot tubs without seats available on the market.

They are mostly designed for use in small spaces, and are also made to be used outdoors—just like a traditional spa.

No matter what your needs are, there is likely a hot tub without seats that will suit you. In this blog post, we will take a look at three different types of hot tubs without seats to help you decide which one is right for you.

Inflatable hot tubs

Inflatable hot tubs are a great way to enjoy a relaxing soak without the hassle or expense of a traditional hot tub. These portable tubs can be set up in minutes and come in a variety of sizes to accommodate any space.

And of course, they do not come with seats! While this does mean you have to sit on the floor, it also means you get the entire area of the tub to relax in.

Inflatable hot tubs are typically made from PVC or another durable material, and they feature a built-in pump for easy inflation. Most tubs also come with a cover to keep the water warm and to prevent debris from getting in.

Soaking in an inflatable hot tub is a great way to relax after a long day, and it's also a great way to enjoy some quality time with friends or family. If you're looking for a portable and affordable way to enjoy a hot tub, an inflatable tub may be the perfect solution.

While inflatable hot tubs are typically smaller than traditional spas, I do have another article on the largest ones you can get if you are looking to maximize the size.

Foam hot tubs

Foam hot tubs are another type of light, portable hot tub that is made from a foam material. Like inflatable spas, these tubs are usually less expensive than traditional hot tubs, and they are also much easier to set up and move around.

Foam hot tubs also have a lower capacity than traditional hot tubs, and they may not have as many features. However, they are still a great option for those who want to enjoy the benefits of a hot tub without all the hassle—with annoying seats to get in the way.

If you're looking for an affordable and easy-to-use hot tub with a bit more stability than an inflatable, a foam hot tub may be a great option for you.

Foam hot tubs are going to be more expensive than an inflatable on average, but they are sturdier and will also look the part in your yard a little more too.


Softubs are another type of hot tub without seats that are designed for easy portability. They are made from a soft, durable material that is also light enough that they can be easily rolled around by two people.

Softubs are a great option for those who want the benefits of a hot tub without the hassle of traditional installation. They can be set up in minutes, and they come with all the necessary accessories, including a pump, cover, and liner.

While Softubs are again not as large or luxurious as traditional hot tubs, they are a great option for those who want the convenience of an inflatable tub (you can roll them through a regular door!) without sacrificing quality or performance.

While most Softubs have no seats, the Portico does have a ledge which can be used as a seat. Avoid this model if you want a totally flat interior floor.

At the time of writing, Softubs are available in several different sizes which can fit anywhere from 1-6 people, but their models all come in a classic round shape.

What are the benefits of hot tubs without seats?

There are a few reasons you might pick a hot tub without seats:

  • They tend to be smaller which means they take up less space and are also more affordable.
  • They are easier to clean since there are less nooks and crannies for dirt and grime to accumulate.
  • They provide a more flexible, immersive experience since you can move around the tub freely.
  • They have a softer interior so can work well for some people with disabilities who may find hard, molded seats uncomfortable.

Many people also find that hot tubs without seats are simply more comfortable since you can adjust your position more easily.

Are there any downsides to hot tubs without seats?

While all hot tubs can be a great source of relaxation, there are some disadvantages to hot tubs without seats:

  • It can be difficult to get in and out of the tub without a seat to step onto. This can be especially troubling if you suffer from joint pain or other mobility issues.
  • You have to sit on the floor, so tubs without seats can be uncomfortable to sit in for long periods of time. The lack of support could cause your back or legs to ache after a while.
  • Hot tubs without seats tend to be shallower than those with seats, which can make it difficult to fully relax.

For these reasons, it’s also important to consider the downsides of hot tubs without seats before making a purchase.

Closing thoughts

While hot tubs without seats may seem like an unusual thing to shop for, they can actually be quite comfortable (as long as you don't mind sitting on the floor) and even have several advantages over traditional spas. With the right model, you can almost certainly relax in a hot tub without seats.

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