Considering the purchase of an inflatable hot tub may be a good idea if you are renting a home or apartment. Even if you live in a more permanent arrangement, perhaps you do not have enough money to splurge on a hard sided spa.
An inflatable hot tub is an acceptable alternative if need the therapeutic benefits of massage and soaking in hot water. Even if you just want it for enjoying yourself or in the company of friends, an inflatable hot tub is a good investment that can be stored away when not in use.
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This Coleman hot tub has a 254 gallon water capacity and can hold 4-6 adults. The Coleman Lay-Z Inflatable Hot Tub comes with a pool cover which has a coating foil built in to help with keeping the water warm. Outer coating of the hot tub itself has a fabric coating. Floor of hot tub is cushioned and includes a drain.
Features of this Coleman product include: integrated water filtration, a rapid heating system, and the “Lay-Z” massage system. Maximum heat goes up to 104 degrees. The “Lay-Z” massage system includes a digital display/control panel that can be timed to auto heat start and stop.
Included with spa are a DVD manual that teaches set up and maintenance, insulated cover, ground cloth, inflation hose, heavy-duty repair patch, chemical floater, filtration system and filter cartridge, and heating system.
Customers agree that this inflatable hot tub is easy to set up, and a great product for the price. One customer cautions that you have nothing else running on the circuit that you have this hot tub plugged into. It does plug straight into a 120 volt outlet, and that feature made setup and operation easy for this person. The tough outer skin of this Coleman item impressed another hot tub buyer.
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Built very similar to the Coleman, this Bestway product also has a 254 gallon water capacity and seats 4-6 adults. In just minutes, you can set this hot tub – Bestway: “Lay-Z-Spa” Inflatable Hot Tub (Palm Springs) up indoors or out.
It also has the “Lay-Z-Spa” bubbling technology. The outer layer of this spa looks and feels like leather for a high end display. No tools or professional installation is required for this item.
Your sore muscles will thank you for soaking them in the bubbling spa water heated up to 104 degrees. Spas are also good for unwinding after work, or adding spice to your romantic interludes. Included in your Beltway inflatable spa package are a cover, instructional DVD, chemical floater, and filter cartridge. The digital control panel is easy to understand and operate.
One happy customer describes the massaging feature as a light bubbling massage on your back and neck. They point out that there are no seats, but for the price, this item is excellent for relaxing in their basement. They did set up a de-humidifier to maintain air moisture balance in their home. Another couple who purchased this hot tub found it easy to set up, operate, and keep clean due to the use of spa chemicals. They did need to communicate with the manufacturer and found excellent customer service.
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This “PureSpa” product by Intex has 120 bubble jets, and four high performing massage jets for a soothing hot tub experience. Water capacity of the Intex Portable Spa and Portable Jet and Bubble Delux Set is 210 gallons, seating is for four persons.
The temperature range runs from 68 degrees to 104 degrees. Included in spa construction and operating systems are the following: hard water system (keeps water “refreshing” and protects spa parts,) heating system, salt water sanitation system, and filtration system (includes two filters.)
Thermal ground cloth, hot tub, floating chlorine chemical dispenser, inflation hose, insulated cover, and carry bag make up the total spa package. The side of the spa is strong enough to sit on without collapsing, and the easy to use control panel has a digital display.
A very pleased customer enjoyed using this spa to do water aerobics and says the family (two adults and two children) fit in this Intex hot tub with room to spare. They also describe the spa as heavy duty and well made. A self described “big man” with a bad back was pleased with the construction and operation of this hot tub.
He has moderate to severe back pain and uses this item every day, finding it brings him relief. This person set the hot tub up in the garage and used with the door open, so did not find any problems with condensation.
Common sense should be used when setting up your new hot tub. You should make sure the outlet you plug your new spa into has no other appliances plugged into it (otherwise it may trip the breaker constantly.) Supervise small children around the spa and use as directed in your manual or DVD instructions. Using chemicals as directed will keep your new purchase clean and healthy and contribute to years of enjoyment.