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Portable Spas

Explore Hot Spring's range of portable pools

New Zealand’s most  established spa brand | HotSpring Spas
New Zealand’s most established spa brand
Only brand backed by independent laboratory testing | HotSpring Spas
Only brand backed by independent laboratory testing
Peace of mind guaranteed | HotSpring Spas
Peace of mind guaranteed

The Lowest Running Costs, Independently Tested and Proven

At Hot Spring we create stunning soaking experiences that won’t cost the earth. Independent testing has proven that our portable spa pools are New Zealand’s most energy efficient, with running costs as low as $1 a day.

Our market-leading energy efficiency is the result of over four decades spent at the leading edge of spa pool innovation: high-end insulation keeps more heat in, the world’s smartest water care systems do more with less, and seemingly small details like heat induction jets and ultra-efficient circulation systems form the icing on the eco-friendly cake.

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What is a portable spa pool?

There are three main types of spa pool: permanent, portable and inflatable. Portable spa pools – think portable Jacuzzi tubs – are by far the most popular. Where permanent machines are usually custom in-ground constructions, and inflatable spas are the cheapest option (at least in terms of upfront cost), portable spas strike the perfect middle ground.

As self-contained and mass produced machines, portable spas offer a range of advantages that permanent and inflatable spa pools simply cannot match, including the most luxurious soak, and the simplest and most cost-effective ownership experience.

Why choose a portable spa pool?

There are endless reasons to choose a Hot Spring portable spa pool. As self contained units, our portable spas are easy to deliver and install (particularly models that feature Plug-N-Play technology). They’re also built to last, a fact backed up by generous warranties and our 20 year guarantee on the supply of spare parts.

Hot Spring portable spa pools (and Endless Pools portable swim spas) are quality machines packed with features that both enhance your soak and minimise the ongoing cost and work of spa pool ownership: from revolutionary jet technology, to automated water care, to the latest and greatest in in-spa entertainment.

What should I look for when buying a portable pool?

What should you look for in a portable spa pool, beyond the ability to be moved? A few key considerations that will help you to find your perfect portable machine include:

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How many seats do you need? Think about the maximum number of people who will want to use your spa at any one time.

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Where would you like to place your spa pool, and how much space do you have there? (A portable spa requires a solid, level surface.)

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Do you want a spa pool for solo relaxation? Romance? Quality family time? Get-togethers with friends?

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Why Hot Spring?

At Hot Spring we’ve earned our reputation as one of the world’s leading portable spa pool (and portable swim spa pool) brands. We’ve been innovating since 1980, offering our customers the latest and greatest in hydromassage, water care and entertainment, while always keeping quality front of mind.

We promise better water and energy use, a better in-spa experience, and products that stand the test of time. We also bring a personalised approach, understanding your needs to help you find the perfect spa, then supporting you on every step of your ownership journey, long into the future, through our extensive network of dealers.

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How many years does a portable spa pool last?

While the word ‘portable’ can hint at ‘temporary’, Hot Spring portable spa pools are anything but. The longevity of a portable spa pool is primarily determined by its quality. Hot Spring spa pools are designed for local conditions, and made to the most exacting standards using the finest materials.

A cheaper portable spa might seem like a bargain, but the sticker price won’t tell the whole story. You may have to repair or replace the machine multiple times to match the lifespan of a premium Hot Spring model.

Environmental conditions and maintenance efforts also impact longevity, but as a ballpark figure, you can expect a portable spa to last 5-20+ years. A premium spa that is well protected and maintained could last decades (which is why we guarantee the supply of spare parts for 20 years). A cheap and poorly maintained tub might struggle to last five years.

What are hot tub shells made from?

Hot tub shells have two main functions: to keep the water in and to keep the water warm. Shells come in a variety of materials, each with its own strengths and weaknesses:


Used in most swimming pools, vinyl’s cost-effectiveness makes it a cheaper choice for hot tubs too. It doesn’t retain heat well, nor is it particularly durable.

Rotomoulded plastic

This process sees plastic powder heated and spun in a mould. The result is lightweight, cost-effective and far more durable than vinyl.


The Rolls-Royce of hot tub plastics. Although you pay more for acrylic, you’ll enjoy a spa that is both beautiful and durable. However, it is important to note that not all acrylic hot tubs are created equal.


There’s no arguing that wood looks great, but you’ll pay for the looks with endless maintenance, both on the inside and the outside of the tub. 

Are portable spas high maintenance?

No, portable spa pools are not high maintenance – provided you choose your machine wisely. With the able assistance of Hot Spring’s suite of smart tech, you’ll enjoy less work and more play:

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Water care

The cartridge-based FreshWater™ Salt System requires as little as five minutes of maintenance per month.

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Filter care

Our Tri-X® filters are dishwasher-friendly – all you need to do is remove, wash and replace!

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Draining and refilling

While other spas need to be drained every three months, water lasts up to a year with the FreshWater™ Salt System.

Are portable spas good for your health?

Offering warm water immersion therapy, and fitted with the finest hydromassage jet technology, Hot Spring portable spa pools offer a range of scientifically proven health and wellness benefits:

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Warm water immersion elevates your heart rate and widens your blood vessels, sending more oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to where it’s needed.

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The warmth of the water relaxes sore, tight and tired muscles, while the enhanced blood flow can help to reduce swelling and inflammation.

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A soak in a spa can reduce the pain associated with chronic conditions by taking weight off joints.

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Mental health

Portable spa pools are relaxing, device-free settings where you can leave stress behind and connect more deeply with loved ones.

Quality - the reason behind choosing a Hot Spring spa

"The kids often invite their friends over and often, I've seen as many as 10 kids in the spa. They love it - they’ll stay in all day!" Read more

Erin Santoro

When a very active family of six want to unwind

"We’re a very active family but our Limelight Pulse spa pool is just perfect for when we want to relax, unwind and enjoy family time."  Read more

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