Hot Tub Accessories: Top 12 Hot Tub Accessories in 2024

Posted by Alex Clamp in Blog post on 30th March 2023

Hot tubs are the perfect place to relax, unwind, and have fun with friends and family. However, to truly enjoy your hot tub, you need to have the right spa and hot tub accessories.

A few well-chosen practical and fun accessories can take your hot tub experience to the next level, but not all hot tub add-ons and extras are created equal.

Let WhatSpa? be your guide through the world of hot tub accessories in 2023 with our pick of the top 12 must-have hot tub extras for your hot tubs and inflatable hot tubs!

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Floating Spa Bar

No more traipsing in and out of your tub to top up everyone’s drinks!

Hot tub accessories like floating drinks holders mean your favourite drinks and snacks will never be more than an arm’s length away, leaving you with nothing to do but sit back, relax, and enjoy.

The ‘Perfect Pools Inflatable Spa Bar‘ is easy to inflate, stable and sturdy and great value for money, making for a fantastic side tray to store your favourite drinks and snacks during those summer soaks and hot tub parties!

Hot Tub Party Games: UNO Splash

UNO Splash, the waterproof version of the classic card game allows players to enjoy a classic game of UNO without having to worry about their cards getting soggy or ruined by water at your hot tub party.

All 108 UNO Splash cards also come attached to a handy clip making them easy to store together and clip to beach bags, travel bags and camping gear. And let’s be real, who wouldn’t love a good round of UNO while soaking in a hot tub?

Hot Tub Garden Sign

From cheeky puns to personalized jokes, a humorous sign speaks volumes about the owner’s personality and adds a fun and playful element to your hot tub area.

The ‘Red Ocean Custom Hot Tub Rules Sign‘ is a fantastically humorous adult garden sign to get your guests cracking up before they even reach your tub! So why settle for a plain and boring hot tub setup when you can add a touch of humour and personality with a custom sign?

303 Aerospace Protectant

Developed for the aerospace and aviation industry, this nifty product is ideal for keeping your vinyl hot tub cover in tip-top shape.

Give your hot tub cover (plus any other vinyl items such as headrests) a spray with this every few months and it will chemically bond the vinyl, blocking the UV rays that will fade and crack it if left untreated.

Simply wash the cover with warm soapy water, let it dry, then spray with 303 Aerospace Protectant before buffing with a dry cloth. It also repels dust, dirt, and stains, restores lost colour and lustre and doesn’t leave a greasy residue behind. 

Electric Hot Tub Vacuum

Sitting in a tub full of dirt and debris isn’t exactly the most relaxing experience in the world. Treat yourself to a spa vacuum and you’ll be able to quickly and easily suck up any sand, gravel, or dirt that ends up in your spa before you hop in.

The ‘Happy Hot Tubs Rechargeable Electric Vacuum‘ offers a great vacuum solution for getting into those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies to remove grit, sand and debris before you soak.

The electric vacuum has a 60-minute run time when fully charged, extends to a whopping 1.6m when utilising the telescopic pole, and comes as standard with 4 different head configurations, a fantastic and long-lasting package for the price point!

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Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

In 2023, having a waterproof Bluetooth speaker is not only essential for your hot tub, but it’s practically a must-have accessory for all your water activities. Whether you’re soaking in the hot tub after a long day, sipping on a cold drink by the pool, or winding down in the shower after a workout, your waterproof Bluetooth speaker will keep the vibe going with your favourite music without interruption.

The Anker SoundCore 2 waterproof Bluetooth speaker packs quite the audio punch, delivering 12W of stereo sound and 24 hours of playtime per charge that will elevate any soak session at a very affordable price!

Filter Cleaning Wand

Keeping your hot tub’s filters clean will not only help keep the water hygienic but also expand your filters’ lifespan. A filter cartridge cleaning wand is a garden hose attachment that makes cleaning your filters so much easier – so keeping your spa clean is something you’re definitely a lot more likely to do.

They also give your filters a much deeper clean than you’ll get from a regular hose since they’re specially designed to shoot jets of water deep into the filter’s pleats, making cleaning them even quicker and less messy to boot.

The ‘Aquatix Pro Spa Filter Cleaner’ is one of the best value cartridge cleaners on the market today, compatible with almost all hot tub filters to ensure fast and effortless filter cleaning without the risk of damage.

Don’t neglect this important aspect of maintaining your hot tub – invest in a hot tub filter cleaner hose attachment today for a hassle-free and cost-effective solution to both maintain and keep your hot tub clean.

Hot Tub Cover Lifter

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Hot tub covers are big, heavy, and a real pain to take off and put back on on your own. A cover lifter makes the whole process a cinch – simply fold the cover in half, then fold up the lifter’s arm to completely remove your spa’s cover where it is stowed neatly upright behind the spa (without having to find somewhere for it during your soak).

If you didn’t opt to buy a cover lifter from your local hot tub dealership when purchasing your tub, WhatSpa? recommends that you revisit your local dealer when buying a cover lifter to benefit from the highly convenient service and cheaper installation costs!

Hot Tub Handrail

As hot tubs continue to gain popularity in 2023, it’s important to prioritise both safety and convenience when using them, especially for younger children and the older aged hot tub lovers among us.

That’s where a hot tub handrail comes in, an accessory that provides essential stability when entering and exiting the often slippery area around your hot tub to help prevent nasty slips and falls.

The ‘VEVOR Hot Tub Handrail‘ supports up to 600lb of load, is made from durable stainless steel, and boasts an 8-inch anti-slip foam rubber handle to prevent any hot tub accidents.

The handrail can be easily assembled and installed by hand with just 18 hexagon and cross screws, and the rail can also act as a fantastic towel rack to get you dry nice and quickly and out of the cold wind after your soak.

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Hot Tub Steps

Slipping into your home spa is supposed to be relaxing – and having to clamber over the side of your tub to get in and out is anything but. If you have an above-ground hot tub, a nice set of hot tub steps are an essential accessory to stop your spa from being off-limits to kids, elderly relatives, or anyone with mobility issues.

The ‘CosySpa Hot Tub Steps‘ are a sturdy, anti-slip, and affordable option to consider when investing in a set of spa steps, just be sure to check that the metallic black colourway will fit into your hot tub’s and garden’s aesthetic before making any buying decisions.

Waterproof Playing Cards

Combine a spa day and a games night with a set of waterproof playing cards. There aren’t many better ways to enjoy your home spa than with a friendly game of Texas hold ‘em (or Go Fish with the little ones).

The ‘ACELION Cool Plastic Playing Cards‘ are fantastically durable and flexible playing cards as well as being 100% waterproof and washable. The cards’ smooth surface makes them incredibly easy to shuffle and comfortable to hold, and the ‘Black Dragon‘ deck at a slightly higher price point also look incredible if dragon mythology is your jam!

Acrylic/Plastic Drinkware

Hot tubs and glassware simply don’t mix. Unlike traditional glassware, acrylic and plastic glasses are shatterproof and durable, making them a safer option when enjoying a cold beverage in hot water.

To avoid any nasty accidents, pick up some acrylic drinkware so that you and your guests can enjoy a bevvy or two without having to worry about being too careful. 

Not only do they add a pop of colour to your backyard oasis, but the vibrant colours available in acrylic glasses allow you to easily differentiate between drinks, ensuring that guests can grab their ice-cold refreshments without confusion.

The 6 pack of ‘Scandinovia Unbreakable Pint Glasses‘ are dishwasher safe, freezer safe, break resistant and affordable, making them a perfect and stylish option for those backyard summer soaks.

The final verdict

Looking to increase the fun factor and make using and maintaining your hot tub easier and more enjoyable than ever?

Well, be sure to pick up these twelve must-have spa accessories and be sure to take your home spa days and hot tub experience to the next level.

And to make sure you pick the perfect hot tub for you, grab your free copy of the latest edition of WhatSpa? magazine for our shortlist of best buys on the market today.

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About the author

Alex Clamp

I am the Content Writer and Marketing Officer at WhatSpa? Magazine. I have worked at WhatSpa? for over 8 years, and I recently graduated with Distinction from Northumbria University with a Master's degree in Occupational and Organizational Psychology. My role at WhatSpa? is to ensure that all hot tub lovers can easily access the highest quality and most up-to-date content, news and information from within the UK wet leisure industry.

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