Reap the benefits of owning a hot tub without the hassle of additional plumbing or wiring with this portable spa kit. The spa features a thermostat controlled heater with freeze protection, and it has micro air-jets that provide a relaxing massage....more
Well since I used this site to get my review before purchase, I thought I'd add my two cents with a new 2011 review. I received this tub in January 2011.
This tub really does take about 30 minutes to set up alone. After the first time, it would probably take 15-20 minutes second time (the removal of packaging is the longest part of the process).
It does take a long time to initially warm up to temperature. Now granted in January I was in 15-20 degree temperatures outside. I filled the hot tub from a hose connected from the inside of the house with hot/warm water.Once it is at the temperature you choose ( it will take at least 24 hours minimum) is maintains it well.
As others have noted, the air it blows into the tub is outside ambient air. In other words, if its 20 degrees outside, it is blowing in 20 degree air into the tub. There is an air/jets bladder that wraps around the interior of the tub liner where the 150 "jets" (really they are pin sized holes) blow out this air. This bladder is about 6 inches wide and is located at a level in line with your lower back. So when those bubbles reach your shoulder/neck, it is very hard to discern that it is cooler outside air because the air bubbles warm as they rise through the hot tub water. However, some people can tell it is colder air bubbles hitting their lower back when it initially comes out of the air bladder.
The effect of this is that you're going to lose 2-4 degrees (depending on the outside air temp) when the jets are on. The jets are on 15 minutes at a time before automatic shut down. So if you run the jets for two cycles (or 30 minutes total) and the tub is initially 102 degrees, the tub will end at 96 degrees in 30 minutes.
Now if you simply like to soak in the tub with no jets, it will lose maybe one degree per 10-15 minutes.
The filter is a cinch to remove and clean. And the mechanical operation is simple enough a 5 year old can figure it out. A temp button and a jets button. Top heat setting is 104 degrees.
Personally I think they could have designed a better top for it. There are about 10 connectors that go around the top cover that you have to connect or disconnect before you remove it to get in or when you're done. And a separate air bladder on top for insulation is just a big plastic bubble you blow up.
Finally, you aren't getting more than 4 adult sized people in this. And those 4 people better be two adult couples. Four separate friends might want more personal space. It's perfect for us (me, my wife, and our 6 yr old) with some good room to spare if it were another child about the same age.
I'd recommend it for the price. It looks nice. It's comfortable to sit in. And the 120V is nice because you don't have to wire a socket for 220V. I also like the idea that I can move it instantly anywhere.
I am sure the reason why the air isn't heated is due to the 120V vs 220V system. I am guessing there is simply a restriction of what lower voltage can accomplish.
I'm only 1 1/2 months into my purchase so I can't attest to longevity. I don't see how people/kids would damage the tub liner inside and it is yet to be seen how well the motor will hold up. I take the filter out and clean it by spraying it with a garden hose once a week. That plus normal tub chemicals is all that is needed.
EZ to set up, took about 30 min. Very nice looking and very portable. I use it about 3 times per week for my back pain and have had some benifit. The water massage is very good. Mfg. customer service was very helpful when I had some questions about the water chemical treatment. Maintenance takes about 15 min per week and again very ez. I would recomend this product to anyone that is budget minded. Great value for the money.
We got this hot tub over the weekend. We put it up in less than 1/2 hour, filled it and within a day and a half we were soaking in our new tub. We wanted a hot tub but our deck is on the second floor off of our bedroom and didn't know how we would get a regular hot tub up there. I found this portable hot tub, read all the reviews and decided to try it. Boy am I glad we did. It was easy to get up to the second floor, easy to assemble, easy to fill and took a little over a day to heat up to 104 degrees.I just got out of it after 15 minutes....there is an automatic timer and the jets shut off after 15 minutes but that's plenty of time. It lost 3 degrees but I never noticed it (I think all hot tubs do that anyway). It looks great on our redwood deck and my husband, who is 6'4" fits in it perfectly. I'm shorter, 5'1" and bought inflatable spa booster pillows to sit on. The air jets go all the way around so there's no jockeying around to find a jet and they are very powerful. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a great tub for a real deal. Plus what a deal to get all the chemicals and two extra filters. We couldn't be happier.
This really is a wonderful product. We are enjoying it very much. Since we live in a very old house where not all of the electricity is updated to 220v, this is the answer to our prayers with the 110v plug in. If I had one tiny complaint is that it does not have extremely strong jets inside, but it is still very relaxing and does the job.
I got the spa delieved in about 10 days . It came in 2 boxes. ,So easy to set up and fill I have been in it everyday wow. It is a full body massage, Omg so glad I bought it .I like how you can adjust the temperture for cool water since it so hot !
How accurate was the sizing? 6' ROUND GREAT SIZE
Please tell us about the quality of the product. GREAT
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? NO DEFECTS NOTED
BUYER BEWARE of the warranty. It covers only the motor and no other parts. After just 2 months the insulated inflatable cover broke down. I called the company and was told that only thing covered was the motor. There's a whole lot of other parts to this spa and to not cover them at all is poor customer service. I asked the "manager" where it said only the motor was covered. She referred to a sentence in the limitations and exclusions stating 'It covers the performance system itself for the period stated." I believe the whole thing is very misleading. You pay $$$ for something you should expect a reasonable lifetime for all parts.
How accurate was the sizing? accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not bad for the price. Is what it advertises. Motor is quite loud.
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Sad to say, no. The insulated inflatable cover broke down after just 2 months and the aluminum insulation under the top cover disintegrated quickly.
My husband and I love our spa! It is easy to care for and works great...we use chlorine as I am allergic to bromine. Cartridges clean up well with filter cleaner and or a mild muriatic acid soak followed by a power sprayer. We use a homemade" vacuum" to clean up sand, etc....a dirty water pump with a thick sock connected where the hose would go. Heard that the LED screen was not waterproof so we put clear laminate sheet over it priorto use and have had no probe. We keep it in our greenhouse near our pool. Itgetss lots of use. Our electric bill is about$ 30 more in winter. Aside from that...no complaints. We wish we did it sooner.
How accurate was the sizing? perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. works great
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
Very easy to put together. Got the Spa put it together in less then 20 min. Added water waited one day, it reached the temp we wanted, was in by the next day. Looks great and is so relaxing, we use it every night.
How accurate was the sizing? right on
Please tell us about the quality of the product. great
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
Unfortunately we do not offer the power pack separately. I apologize for the inconvenience.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 11, 2013
What are the 2 shipping boxes dimensions, and how much do they weigh individually?nevia on Oct 13, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your interest. The box dimensions are: Height: 27 Width: 20 Length: 29. The individual weight is 40 pounds each. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 15, 2012
I need to know what is wrong with the heater when I try to set it to 104 it just clicks back to 60? not sure why its doing that . can I get some advice is there a reset button somewheremparks0831 on Jan 11, 2013