Inflatable hot tubs are a truly wonderful invention. You get to enjoy all the benefits of a hot tub including the fancy lights and soothing air bubbles, for a fraction of the price of a regular hot tub.
In fact, the added portability makes hot tubs an ever more attractive option — you can just carry and implant the hot tub in whatever part of your house or the world you want. And if you’re not in the mood to use it? Simply deflate it and store it away.
Introduction to SaluSpa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub
However, in the recent past, competition has shot up. There are more inflatable hot tub options with more features than ever. And obviously, as the features increase, so does the cost.
So if you are in the market for a compact, feature-rich, and pocket-friendly hot tub that can accommodate up to 4 adults, the SaluSpa Miami AirJet is the hot tub for you.
About the Brand Bestway
Designed to last longer without costing you an arm and a leg, the SaluSpa Miami AirJet is manufactured by Bestway. Having been around for a fairly long time, the Bestway brand has earned itself a reputation as the go-to brand for not just hot tubs but all things inflatable.
This means that when you purchase this inflatable hot tub, you get assured quality and good value for the money you spend.
About the SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable Hot tub
The SaluSpa Miami Inflatable hot tub was formerly known as the Lay-Z-Spa.
Although the brand has been covered under the list of ‘best inflatable hot tubs for 4 people’, the real occupancy depends on the size of the adults. While 2 adults can fit in perfectly, 3 would be cozy and 4 may turn out to be too close for a few people’s tastes.
With a capacity of 192 gallons, the SaluSpa Miami is one of the smaller hot tubs on the market. However, this is also beneficial for you because then you can virtually use it anywhere in your house.
You could just as easily set it up on your deck as in your bathroom. Word to the wise – install the hot tub in an area with a good foundation and easily accessible socket.
Setting up the SaluSpa Miami AirJet
You don’t have to be an engineer to put this Inflatable hot tub together. The spa comes boxed and ready for not just assembly but also inflation.
The included DVD that takes you through the steps is an additional help if you do get stuck anywhere. If you are more digitally-savvy, you could just look up SaluSpa Miami setting up videos.
The entire process should ideally take you less than an hour once you are familiar with the different components of the tub and get a clear idea of what goes where. You won’t need any special tools or equipment to assemble the tub.
SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable Hot tub Features
So what makes the SaluSpa Miami inflatable hot tub worthwhile?
The number of features that you will find in this hot tub is a pleasant surprise considering the amount it is priced at. If you actually compare the SaluSpa Miami hot tub with the other models by Bestway or any other brands, you will find that the features are the same as those found in the top models.
Along with the heating system that can raise the water’s temperature to about 104°F, a built-in timer to control the heater’s run time, and a water filtration system that will help you maintain your hot tub’s hygiene, you will also find an in-built digital control panel and a massage system.
The tub weighs approximately 54 pounds and as such, is extremely easy and convenient to carry around. Let’s break down all the features and get a detailed look at what the SaluSpa Miami has to offer.
The pump and the heater can be connected to each other without any muss or fuss and is extremely easy to use. You can reach the pump from inside the tub and don’t have to leave it to change any settings.
The pump used has enough force to power a bigger hot tub. This might lead you to believe that the pump will also be extremely noisy. However, that is not the case. There is little to no audible impact on your overall hot tub experience.
Although the tub’s dimensions are 71 by 71 by 26 inches, it has 120 jets which are more than enough to massage all the sore spots. The bubbles are released from the bottom of the tub.
Combined with the strength of the pump, the jet streams will truly help you unwind after a long day at work. You only have to press the ‘Massage’ button on the control panel to enjoy the powerful jets.
The massage system that is installed at the bottom perimeter of the tub will provide a relaxing upper body massage if your back is against the hot tub wall. (Fun fact: The SaluSpa Miami AirJet was previously named the Lay-Z Spa Miami AirJet because of the massage system.)
3. Water Heater
The heater can bring the temperature of the water to 104°F and is designed to operate at a rate of 2°F per hour. So if you really want the water to bubble away at 104°F, it can take anywhere between 18-24 hours.
In comparison to other spas, this is admittedly slow. A quick solution would be to initially fill the hot tub with warm water.
4. Built-in Timer
While you can heat the water up to 104°F, it can take up to 24 hours for the entire volume of water to heat up. You could switch the heater on and go about other tasks, but there is always the risk of forgetting to turn the heater off.
A simple solution to this is the in-built timer that will let you program and control the heater function. You can set the heater to work for anywhere up to 72 hours in advance. Once the water is at the desired temperature, the heater will turn off saving you both time and money.
5. Water Filtration
The SaluSpa Miami AirJet comes with a single filtration functionality. This means that you can’t really expect the water filter to treat the hard water and make it smoother. You become responsible for ensuring that the water that enters the safe for human use.
6. Hot tub Construction
The walls of the hot tub are built using TriTech Technology that makes the tub long-lasting. The TriTech technology includes a 3-ply reinforced polyester mesh core and a puncture-resistant I-beam construction.
The polyester mesh core makes the spa rigid and sturdy and allows it to hold these qualities despite being inflated and deflated regularly. The I-beam construction makes it possible for adults to sit on the walls without the tub’s walls bending or collapsing altogether.
With the included Freeze Shield Sensors, you don’t have to worry about the water freezing and damage your hot tub’s walls. The sensors will turn on the pumps if the temperature starts following below 40°F.
7. Insulated Hot tub Cover
Sooner or later, you will want to (or will simply have to) exit the comforts of the hot tub. You may not want to switch the heater off as it takes too long to heat the entire water again. You could simply prevent the heat from escaping by using the insulated cover that comes along with the SaluSpa Miami AirJet.
8. Digital Control Panel
Situated on top of the control unit, the digital control panel is within easy reach. You don’t have to leave the tub to configure adjust any settings. In addition to this convenience, the panel is also easy to operate.
The buttons are toggled. So if you want to activate a feature, you just need to press once and if you want to deactivate it, press the same button once again. It’s just that easy.
Who Should Buy the SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable Hot tub?
- Those looking for a budget hot tub
- Those looking for a portable hot tub and spa rolled into one
- Those who want a luxury hot tub that’s perfect for 2-4 adults
- Those who want a hot tub that can handle some rowdy treatment
- Those who want a heater with a built-in timer
Don’t Buy It
- If you want an extra-large hot tub for 5 adults or more
- If you want to use the hot tub in winter
- If you want the jets and the heater to run at the same time
- If you want the in-built filter system to treat the water and make it smoother
Despite having a few drawbacks, the SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable hot tub can prove to be one of your best buys because of the features it provides. The design of the hot tub is also such that it can easily work well with the interiors and exteriors of your house.
One of the best parts about this spa is that it comes with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty from the date of purchase for the pump and a 6-month warranty for the tub. If any of the parts break down, you could simply reach out to the Bestway customer support with pictures and they will send you a replacement.
Considering the price, you get pretty much the same specifications as other high-end tubs and if you are on a budget, that’s good news for you!