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.
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.
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
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
Here are some alternate inflatable spas to consider:
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.
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.