Use of tubs has a historical landmark in our region. People use these tubs from almost the beginning of civilization. The kings' palaces used to hold a hot tub where the king relaxed and had a bath. Most of the time, the tubs were installed in a special room. In the Arab region, these were called "Harem". Kings and queens would go there, strip off their royal dresses, and had a nice and warm bath for long. Many of the times, the important matters of their empire were discussed while soaking themselves in the warm water and sipping from their drink glasses.
Following that tradition of kings and emperors, general people also continued to use hot tubs. In the 1800's, all the hotels had this tub installed in their rooms with brushes to scrub. At that time, these tubs were only made from wood. It used to be very heavy and required a lot of effort to move it. But as time passed by, science has evolved to a great extent. There are now tubs made with lighter materials while keeping the same or sometimes, even more, durability. Hot tubs have come out of their basic designs and duties too. Today a hot tub is not only for bathing. Now it is used as a means of relaxation, socializing, medical treatment, and massage and therapeutic necessities. Nowadays, there are mainly two types of hot tubs.
To tell you honestly, BOTH. Do not gap, here is the reason. Better or worse are two relative terms. You can never brand anything in this world as better or worse. The thing which is better for you may be worse for someone else. Similarly, the vice versa can also take place. The thing you should consider is your need. You have to identify if you want a fixed one or an inflatable one. Now let us have a talk about that.
In-ground hot tubs:
As the name says, the in-ground tubs are installed in the ground. That can be anywhere. It may be in your bathroom or on a specially built space. The in-ground tubs are leveled with your adjacent floor surface. As it is of the fixed type, you cannot hope to move it from one place to another.
Inflatable hot tubs:
Have you seen a balloon? An inflatable hot tub exactly like a big balloon with a big inner hole in it to hold water. You can put it anywhere you want and most importantly, you don't need to use it at one particular place. You can move it anywhere you want without any hassle.
Now we will have a comparative study on the pros and cons of these two tubs to help you identify which one is suited for you.
In-ground hot tub pros:
Inflatable hot tub cons: