The main features of each one will be given, as well as details on how they can save hassle, time and money. Some of them can fit only one or two bathers, while others are big enough to accommodate more.
Best 6 Person Inflatable Spa Hot Tub
This “Bestway Lay-Z-Spa Inflatable Hot Tub” that heats up to 104°. It has a cushioned air mat floor that makes it comfortable for people to walk on it and also hold the heat in, plus a Lay-Z-Massage system.
The water capacity is 254 gallons, and up to six people can fit into this hot tub, which is also true for many other tubs of the same line, but in this one, there is more room to move around — which has clearly been designed with luxury at the forefront of the mind. Such is obvious in the mellow color of the tub (a medium-brown coffee color) and the leather texture.
This is clearly a high-end spec thing — the walls are also made to offer additional strength and durability, and the I-beam construction makes it possible to sit on the sides without causing the frame to bend or buckle.
The contents of the package include a cover to maintain the water temperature, a chemical floater, a filter cartridge and — most important — a DVD that tells you how to set up and maintain the device.
You can set up the tub either indoors or outdoors, where it will look excellent on your wooden deck or even out on the lawn! Relaxing in the Bestway Lay-Z-Spa after a long day of hard physical work will be a blessing for you—it will ease your sore muscles.
One customer called the hot tub “perfect for the price,” while another found it easy to set up — and even managed to fit seven people in! The hot tub also held up against that kind of abuse even after a couple of hours. Another advantage of the Bestway is that it can be drained and moved to a different place.
Best Value Hot Tub for the Price
Here is a great way to pamper yourself! The Coleman Lay-Z-Spa has outer walls constructed from fabric-coated material, while the water is kept warm by the aluminum foil coating on the pool cover. The pool liner is cushioned, and the drain valve has been placed in a convenient location. The exterior is made from puncture-proof material, including two layers of PVC that enclose a polyester mesh core.
A DVD comes in the package that lays out the setup and maintenance procedures in great detail. The other contents are the insulated cover, the heating system, the ground cloth, the inflation hose, the chemical floater, the filtration system (including a type 6 filter cartridge) and a heavy-duty repair patch.
One of this hot tub’s most innovative features is its digital control panel, whose timer can be used to control the heating cycle. All you have to do is set the temperature that you want and then — just sit back, relax and enjoy! The unit will shut down automatically if the temperature of the water drops below 40°, though.
There are certain safety issues to be followed, as one customer has found. The Coleman Lay-Z-Spa hot tub is quite easy to plug in and play because it is meant to plug into a 120V outlet, but — and this is when you take safety margins into account — it will consume a whole fifteen-ampere circuit. This means that you will need to be careful about what else you plug into the same circuit.
The individual giving this review does love the tub, however, as does another who has found it to be the BEST portable spa EVER (the capitals are her own). Her previous hot tub, an INTEX, never worked properly, and even trying to find the right phone number was a “joke.”
Best Long Spa Pool for Swimming
Here “16′ Long 1300-Gallon Swim Spa Pool” is one of the most sophisticated hot tubs anywhere.
It has a titanium hydro-therm smart heater; a pump system that consists of thirty-five stainless steel and six lane jets; a rowing kit with pro-swim anchors (the steps are also included); nineteen LED perimeter lights; a grab rail, also of stainless steel; comfort cushion headrests; exclusive no-leak “hydro-leak” plumbing; a synthetic cabinet; and multi-layered fiberglass reinforcement.
By far, however, the best feature of this hot tub is one found on none of the others described here: an MP3 player with four speakers and a sub-woofer. This means that you do not need to bring in a separate radio or computer if you want to listen to your favorite music while relaxing in the hot tub; indeed, this is one of the reasons that many customers have given for purchasing this product!
Best Large Hot Tub for the Money
A hot tub made of blue jeans? Sure! Why not? This QCA Spas tub is indeed made from that material, and it can be plugged into any 120-volt/15-ampere outlet. The heating system does its work in two stages, first through water from the frictional pump and then through a heat recovery system. No special help is necessary for installment.
Another advantage of the QCA tub is its energy efficiency: Heat recovered via the Econo-Boost system mentioned above is drawn into the water lines, where it heats the water. Its size makes it perfect for couples who like to take a relaxing bath together. Indeed, up to five people can fit in at once.
Customers say that this tub runs well, is easy to assemble and maintain, and has adequate jets. One even ended up tipping the delivery man! Another says that the hot tub that they had before this one was “crap.”