Investing in a few hot tub accessories can make your spa soaking experience even better. From simple supplies to make hot tub maintenance more manageable to gadgets for having a fun time with friends and family, these 19 hot tub accessories should be on every hot tub owner’s must-have list. Best of all, everything is less than $100.
Here’s a list of our favorite hot tub accessories, covering everything from maintenance and protection to comfort and relaxation.
Best Hot Tub Accessories for Safety and Ease of Use
With these accessories, you can be sure everyone who uses your hot tub will be safe.
Hot Tub Steps
Also known as spa steps, these stairs sit outside of the tub and make it easier for people to get in and out of it. They have slip-resistant grip support and the steps are wide and sturdy. And the universal fit ensures they can fit spas of any size or shape.
Hot Tub Handrail
This detachable spa handrail adds balance and stability any time you get in and out of your hot tub. It's easy to install and features a comfortable, foam grip.
Adding a spa handrail ensures you have something to hold onto as you get in and out of your hot tub water. It adds more balance and stability to reduce the likelihood of slips and falls.
And it’s easy to install on the side of your tub. Plus, when you’re in the water, you can use the rail to hold towels.
If you’re ever worried about the accuracy of your hot tub temperature, having a floating thermometer will help. Monitoring your hot tub’s temperature helps to prevent overheating and helps you keep an eye on the water temperature in real-time.
For those nighttime soaks, adding floating lights helps keep your hot tub well-lit. And solar-powered LEDs will charge in the sunlight, giving you hours of lighting without having to re-charge them or replace batteries.
Best Hot Tub Accessories for Maintenance and Protection
Hot tubs need balanced water chemistry to keep everything clean and in good working order. So while all hot tub owners must invest in the right chemicals, there are a few other things that can make your hot tub cleaning a bit easier.
Hot Tub Cleaning Kit
Having the right hot tub cleaning tools makes maintenance so much easier. And a hot tub accessory cleaning kit comes with everything you need, including:
- Skimmer net
- Scrubbing brush
- Sponge brush
- Oil-absorbing sponges
- A pair of lightweight latex gloves
The skimmer net makes it easy to scoop out leaves, dirt, and other debris, while the brushes are great for cleaning the corners and around the waterline.
Hot Tub Filter Cleaner
Spray Filter Cleanse on your hot tub filters, rinse with water, and your filters will look brand new in less than 20 minutes! Hot Tub Filter Cleanse is a powerful, fast-acting spray cleaner that removes body oils, lotions, and other organic materials from your hot tub filter cartridges.
Keeping your filters clean is absolutely necessary for hot tub water care. Whether you have a saltwater, bromine, or chlorine hot tub, a good hot tub filter cleaner will help keep your water chemistry balanced.
Simply soak your filter in the solution for an hour and then place it back into your hot tub. It’s a hassle-free way to clean your filters since many solutions require an overnight soak.
Hot Tub Oil Absorbing Sponges
These oil-absorbing sponges help to filter your spa water to prevent a scum line from building up on the walls. With the ability to absorb body oils and lotion up to 40x their weight, these are crucial to keeping your spa water clean.
When you notice the sponge is dirty, squeeze it out, clean it, and reuse it. It’s common for a single sponge to last an entire season when cleaned regularly.
Hot Tub Cover or Thermal Blanket
A hot tub cover is essential for keeping dirt and debris out while holding as much heat in as possible. Available in multiple sizes, it’s crucial can get the one that snuggly fits your spa.
To make cover removal easier, you may also wish to invest in a spa cover lift or cover roller. A cover lifter will save you the headache of having to heave your hot tub cover when you’re in your swimming suit.
Alternatively, if you’re not going to close your hot tub every day, you may wish to consider a spa thermal blanket. It’s a great way to keep your water warm by reducing evaporation and heat loss. And it can be cut to fit irregularly shaped hot tubs.
Hot Tub Accessories for Comfort and Relaxation
Chances are you bought a hot tub because you wanted a nice space to decompress. To kick the comfort up a notch, try these options.
Hot Tub Seats
This hot tub booster seat will sink and stay in place even if the spa jets are on full blast. With a skid-proof surface, this seat provides both comfort and height.
A spa booster seat helps children and shorter people enjoy your hot tub, especially if you have an inflatable spa. Look for a spa seat with good grip and “sinking” functionality so it stays underwater.
Hot Tub Headrests
For the tall people out there, a spa headrest provides adequate head and neck support for a better soak. With an inflatable option, you can adjust the firmness by adjusting the amount of air. Attach it to the spa wall and fill it with water to hold it in place.
Hot Tub Pillows
To really amp up your spa relaxation, you need a hot tub pillow. Look for a spa pillow that works with curved or straight back tubs and uses suction cups to attach. Available in different sizes, you can choose a pillow that works best for your needs.
Hot Tub or Spa Aromatherapy
For the ultimate relaxation experience, consider adding spa aromatherapy to your routine. Many products are available designed specifically for use with hot tubs, so they won’t interfere with the chemical balance of your spa water. And that means they won’t affect pH balance, cause foaming or bubbling, or damage your jets, pumps, or filters.
Hot Tub Umbrella
Depending on where your hot tub is installed, you may need to invest in a spa umbrella or a canopy. Spas in open areas require some kind of sun and wind protection. And an adjustable tilt umbrella makes it easy to provide shade no matter what time of day it is.
Hot Tub Accessories for Entertainment
Want to really have fun with your hot tub experience? Check out these entertaining spa accessories.
Card game lovers will rejoice knowing they can play their favorite games without ruining them. Waterproof playing cards and a floating gameboard are a great way to have fun in the spa.
Floating Bluetooth Speaker
Want to enjoy some music and get some lights while you’re at it? Get a floating Bluetooth speaker. With a built-in mic and a 50 ft wireless range, you keep your phone away from the water while still using it to play DJ. It’s also rechargeable, so you never have to worry about batteries. After a full charge, you’ve got about 8 hours of playtime before needing to charge it again.
Hot Tub Cupholders and Trays
If you want a convenient way to keep your drink nearby, invest in a few cupholders. Anti-spill drink holders make it convenient to hold cups, bottles, or cans and come with space to hold snacks, too.
Side Table Cooler
This portable bar table allows your guests to grab chilled beverages while never being far from any of the action. The lid elevates upwards 10 inches above the rim for use as a patio bar table. And top reveals a hidden cooler with 7.5-gallon capacity.
To save space while keeping your outdoor area looking stylish, consider a patio side table that doubles as a cooler. Raising the tabletop reveals a hollow center you can fill with ice to store drinks. Just lift the table, grab your drink, and keep it on the table next to you during your soak.
Inflatable Spa Bar
For the times you want to keep your drinks and snacks closer to you while you’re in the water, there’s always the inflatable spa bar. These can hold your snacks and drinks and float around from person to person for easy access. It’s not a bad idea to add a second one to your collection if you have parties regularly.
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