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Intex Pure Spa Inflatable Hot Tub Review 2019 (+ Alternatives)

The only hot tubs worth owning are really expensive, right? Think again. You might be surprised by how nice inflatable hot tubs can be. One to consider is the Intex Pure Spa.

The manufacturer: Intex calls themselves “the leader in Above Ground Pools, Airbeds and Inflatable Spas” and they can back this claim up. Their line of affordable inflatable products has a good reputation.

    Be sure to also check out our article on the best inflatable spas and the best hot tubs (inflatable and solid) overall!

    Intex PureSpa Inflatable Hot Tub Review

    The hot tub has strong construction that is both durable and comfortable. The walls offer stability with a fiber-tech design made from puncture-resistant 3-ply laminated material. In fact, it’s stable enough that you can sit on top of the edge without risk of buckling or collapsing.

    Intex 77-Inches PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set

    This hot tub can fit up to four adults, but it will be most comfortable for only 2-3 adults.

    You can get a gentle massage from the bubble jets but you aren’t able to get a more high-powered massage from this spa.

    Both setup and take down are fast and easy. Portability is a major selling point of this hot tub. It has carrying handles to move it around without fully taking it down and a convenient carrying case for more involved transport.

    Easy maintenance is another attractive feature. The hot tub features a hard water treatment system, a system that prevents mineral buildup, and a simple replaceable filter cartridge system for keeping your spa as clean as possible. A floating chemical dispenser keeps the water balanced and safe.

    For a good overview of this spa, check out this video:

    Features of Intex Pure Spa

    • Size: 77 in. x 55 in.
    • Capacity: 4 adults
    • Water Capacity: 210 gallons
    • Heating Speed: 2-3°F per hour
    • Maximum Temp: 104°F
    • Jets: 120 bubble jets
    • Power Rating: 110-120 Volts
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    Most purchasers of this inflatable hot tub seem to be pretty happy. It has over 1,000 reviews on Amazon and has an average of 3.5 stars. Some users do complain that they had problems with the motor, the pump, and air leaks. Several people report that when they did have a problem, the Intex customer service was friendly and responsive. Others, though, report that customer service did not help resolve their problems. Those users who are happy with the product rave about the price, the easy setup, and the comfort. One reviewer describes the spa as “such a great investment.” Another says she “thought this would be a joke but after we got it set up, we love it.” That is a common refrain. Many people have low expectations because it is low-cost inflatable, but end up being pleasantly surprised when it exceeds their expectations. Click here to see the customer reviews for yourself

    • gentle bubble massage
    • strong and sturdy construction
    • insulated ground cover and insulated cover are included
    • maintains heat pretty well
    • built-in hard water system softens water for added comfort
    • easy maintenance
    • transport is easy because of handles
    • carrying case is included
    • good customer service from Intex
    • no hard massage available from the bubble jets
    • 4 adults will feel pretty cramped
    • takes a long time to heat up
    • temperature drops pretty quickly when using the bubble jets

    Alternative Options

    Here are some alternate inflatable spas to consider:

    Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Portable Heated Bubble Hot Tub

    This is an upline offering from Intex that has some nice advantages. It’s bigger, so it can fit more people. It also has some inflatable head rests that can add to the overall comfort.

    There are a few extra bubble jets so it gives a slightly better massage. A major advantage of this spa is that its unique heating system means it takes less time for the water to reach the maximum temperature.

    SaluSpa Siena AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub

    This hot tub has a unique design that makes it perfect for a couple but not an option for a larger group. It’s comfortable and durable and features 120 bubble jets.

    Another nice feature of this inflatable hot tub is the optional beverage tray that rests over the center. All in all, this spa is ready for romance.


    Most people let go of their pre-conceived notions about inflatable hot tubs once they actually experience one. Inflatables are an affordable way to add a hot tub to your life. They also offer the convenience of portability so you can take it with you without much hassle.

    The Intex PureSpa is a great example of how comfortable, sturdy, and relaxing an inflatable spa can be.

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    Paul Avila (18. 5. 2019 12:05)

    Hello! I will buy an inflatable hot tub in a few weeks to come; I still not decided what brand name. Probably Inter. My question is where does intex inflatable hot spa have the air pump. I see Coleman air pump is outside or added to the hot tub. Thanks! Paul

    Peter (18. 5. 2019 15:05)

    Hi Paul, it's located right next to the tub itself. I recommend you watch a few of the buyers' videos uploaded to the product here https://amzn.to/2QcC7F0 That way you'll get a clearer picture. Hope you make the right choice for you!

    Jerry wooley (15. 7. 2019 11:07)

    Intex spa made a crapy pump which is well documented that it will break and they are completely out of stock so I have to sit with no spa for months and who knows if it will ever be back in stock this sucks

    Linda (17. 7. 2019 13:07)

    I have had 4 inflatable spa's and the electronics suck. The last one, our Intex, I bought because it was used but still boxed. The heater blew in our previous Intex. Anyways, We used it all of 1 time before it coded! The repair was to unplug it so it could reset. Worked for about 10 minutes before coding again. I have since removed the pump and since it is summer have put the other pump on it, using only the bubble feature. So sad. I had such night hopes for this tub since the other lasted 6 months. The heater stopped be side I left it in the cold. My fault. Was hoping this one would be awesome but turns out it is as bad , worse than the 2 Coleman's I had previously that coded out as well. Suggestion...stay away from blow up tubs. They just don't last and for what I spent 700$ could have used it toward a standard tub. So disappointed.

    Debra Vallelunga (22. 7. 2019 12:07)

    We love our spa....still learning about it but enjoy very much. Always have wanted one but thought they were way too pricey. This one is priced perfectly for our use.

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