Inflatable spas can look cheap while solid spas tend to be outrageously expensive. Comfort Line has created a product that bridges the gap. The Spa-N-A-Box (Spa in a Box) is neither inflatable nor solid. It offers the best of both worlds by being both portable and attractive, at a reasonable price.
Comfort Line was an early pioneer in the portable spa industry and they still stand out as a leader in the market. They are all about affordability and portability.
This unique spa from Comfort Line offers the best of both worlds. It has the sturdiness and attractive look of a solid hot tub and the convenience of a portable hot tub. You can get it set up in 20 minutes by just sliding the walls into place and inserting the liner. Check out this video to see how simple the assembly process is:
Take down is just as easy as the assembly. This spa can be used indoors as well as outdoors, so it’s possible to move it back and forth for different seasons without too much effort.
The walls have a nice faux-wood look but are made from a heavy duty 3-ply PVC vinyl. It’s not quite as comfortable as the inflatable spas but it is relatively comfortable and quite sturdy.
The micro-air jets and turbo wave massage system are on the gentle side so they aren’t vigorous jacuzzi jets. When the jets are on, it gets pretty noisy and you will lose heat more rapidly. To retain heat when not in use, there is an included inflatable cover.
Features of Spa in a Box
- Size: 74 x 74 x 27 inches
- Capacity: 4-5 adults
- Water Capacity: 280 gallons
- Power Rating: 110 Volts
- Jets: 100 micro-air jets with 1 HP Turbo Wave Massage System
- Filled Weight: 2569 pounds
- Heater: 1000 Watts
The Comfort Line Spa in a Box has an average rating of 3.4 stars on Amazon. There are a lot of buyers who are very happy with their investment. Many people report that the hot tub performs well and that they happily use it all the time. A common point of praise is the easy setup. One reviewer exclaims that it is “worth every penny!” There are also a fair number of poor reviews. Multiple users report that the pump eventually stops working. Comfort Line’s customer service gets mixed reviews, with several of the complainers praising them and several describing them as less than helpful. The overall verdict from buyers is that this is a great spa…at least for a while. Click here to see the customer reviews for yourself
- solid but portable
- fast and easy setup
- attractive cherry wood design
- gentle massage from micro-air jets
- affordable price point
- tough and sturdy construction
- works indoors as well as outdoors
- insulated cover included
- 1-year limited warranty
- not quite as much cushion or comfort as an inflatable
- have to buy chemicals separately
- jets aren’t very strong
- takes a long time to heat up
- loses heat fairly quickly, especially when using bubbles
- a bit loud when jets are on
A Budget Inflatable Option: Goplus 4 Person Portable Inflatable Hot Tub
This is a decent choice if you want a hot tub but have very little to spend. Setup is fast and easy and the fabric-coated walls are quite comfortable.
There are 130 bubble jets to add to the relaxing experience of using this spa. It might not last forever, but this inflatable is a perfectly fine entry-level hot tub.
A High-End Permanent Option: Hudson Bay 6 Person 19 Jet Spa with Stainless Jets
If money is no object and you don’t have a need for portability, a solid hot tub offers the best possible spa experience. This permanent hot tub from Hudson Bay is large and has 19 powerful jets that target every part of your body for maximum relaxation.
There are 7-color LED lights for underwater mood lighting. A lockable cover prevents much heat loss when not in use, saving you the energy costs.
This is a very solidly constructed spa that should stay looking great and work well for years to come, as long as you complete routine maintenance.
Adding a spa to your life is a great way to relax and let the stress of daily life melt away.
The Comfort Line Spa-N-A-Box offers a perfect medium between the affordable portability of an inflatable and the great aesthetic of a solid hot tub.