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Coleman Hot Tubs Full Review: Comparison of the Best [2022]

Not all Coleman hot tubs are created equal – make sure your get the most for your money. In this study we compared all the Coleman hot tubs and selected the best.

In this research, we analyzed all the hot tubs made by Coleman and determined whether real Coleman buyers consider it the most customer-oriented.

The company now produces several small hot tubs for 2-4 people and two large models for 5-7 people. The most popular model now is the Miami one. It is available in two options — the base model and a hot tub with an increased number of jets. Also, you can check the most technologically advanced Coleman inflatable hot tub. It is one of the newest models — SaluSpa Bahamas

Are you about to buy a hot tub? Or are you an experienced owner?

In either cases, you must know how to take care of your hot tub properly. We know how to save you time and money on hot tub maintenance and we are ready to share all the tricks.

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About the research

The Byrossi® company research department compiled this research.

Some authors and companies now write articles “for quantity”, mostly copy-pasting generally known information. 

Our approach is fundamentally different. Every hypothesis in this article is not only thoughtful but also tested.

Byrossi® research department working process

Our work is not sponsored by any manufacturer or other organization. Our mission is to provide the necessary information in the most accessible form.

We hope we can help you choose the most suitable hot tub for your requirements.

Before we start

Bestway or Coleman hot tub?

On some pages, you can see 2 types of names:
Bestway OR Coleman
That would be THE SAME MODEL because both brands belong to the same manufacturer.

Coleman hot tubs comparative table

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Model
Characteristics
1Best in “Basic & versatile inflatable hot tubs”SaluSpa Miami
Best for everyone who wants to try a budget comfortable and portable hot tub
Fits 4 People;
Shape: round.
➡️ Has a maximum air-jet density per ft2 for a stronger massage experience.
➡️ Bubbling and heating feature works together so you can soak in warm water.
➡️ It has a convenient drain valve. You can drain and deflate it in 30 minutes.
2Best in “Technologically advanced inflatable hot tub”Coleman SaluSpa Bahamas hot tubSaluSpa BahamasBest for couples
Fits 4 People;
Shape: round.
➡️ Equipped with the most advanced cold weather protection system.
➡️ Allows you to plan a temperature regime in a spa for 5.5 weeks in advance
➡️ The most durable Coleman model.
3Best in “Medium party hot tubs”SaluSpa HawaiiBest for a family with children
Fits 4 People;
Shape: square.
➡️ A medium-size hot tub.
➡️ Provides bubble massage.
➡️ Air jets are evenly spaced inside the perimeter of the hot tub.
4Best in “Remote control inflatable hot tubs”SaluSpa HavanaBest for a gift
- to your parents, for example
- or for housewarming friends
Fits 4 People;
Shape: round.
➡️ Has a built-in dispenser for chemicals.
➡️ Allows you to set the temperature in advance (up to 99 hours).
➡️ Pump, temperature, and jets regulated by a remote control system.
5Best in “Inflatable hot tub with built-in lights”SaluSpa Tahiti

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Best for cozy parties
Fits 4 People;
Shape: round.
➡️ Made of 3-ply TriTech inflated walls that make your spa experience comfortable.
➡️ Inside there is an additional layer — a spa liner — the bottom is more stable and non-slip.
➡️ For installation, you do not need extra resources as the hot tub can be inflated in 20 minutes using the hose and pump that come with the kit.
Just put it together, turn it on and wait for 20 mins.
6Best in “Safety inflatable hot tub” SaluSpa AirJet Honolulu Best for a large united family
Fits 6 People;
Shape: round.
➡️ Large family or party model.
➡️ It has a ground fault circuit interrupter for safety.
➡️ Ground mat keeps water warm.
Available in 2 colors:
Green
Gray rattan (Honolulu)
7Best in “Spacious inflatable hot tub”SaluSpa HelsinkiBest for not silent parties
Are teenagers here?
Fits 7 People;
Shape: octagon.
➡️ It heats at a good pace, despite its large size (1-2 degrees per hour).
➡️ Kit includes a reinforced cover with safety lock clips and a built-in air chamber for insulation.
➡️ Compared to other models, it has the most beautiful design. Outer walls coated with wooden panel print.

Coleman Hot Tubs: Customer’s Advice You’ll Like 

Before buying
The manufacturer explicitly indicates both the average and maximum capacity for each model.
For example, regarding one of the most popular 71 x 71 x 26 (L x W x H) inches Miami hot tub, if you sit next to each other, then its capacity is 4 people. But if you want to stretch your legs to full height, then this model is better for 2 people.

Installation. You don’t need to have additional pumps or other tools. To inflate a new jacuzzi Coleman in a few minutes you need to connect a hose to the pump that comes with your hot tub.

Advice: This may seem obvious, but from our experience, we recommend that you read the instructions carefully before installing it. It will prevent leaks or other troubles (if you forget to fit one of the gaskets on the hose, for example). You will receive complete instructions with your hot tub. Additionally, Coleman has created a step-by-step video tutorial.

Usage. All Coleman hot tubs have an external heater (only some manufacturers use this solution). It allows you to heat the water and use the jets simultaneously.

Coleman Hot Tub Reviews

People who already use Coleman’s hot tubs consider the manufacturer to be one of the best on the market for its customer service and honesty.
Please note, SaluSpa hot tubs are formerly known as the Lay-Z-Spa. For more info check Coleman Lay-Z-Spa reviews and comparison.

The technical equipment in each model is presented in an easy to set up manner so that you can enjoy your home spa without hassle.

Let’s take a closer look and compare the technical characteristics of all Coleman models.

4-person models

Technologically, all these models are made based on one basic model, however, each of them has characteristics that make it more suitable for different purposes.

Like all modern inflatable hot tubs, the Coleman models are made of a very durable 3-layer material. A person can easily sit on the back of this hot tub.

As we mentioned above, Coleman spas will be spacious and roomy for 2 people but 4 people also can sit next to each other comfortably.
Moreover, in our opinion, the square Hawaii model is roomier and will be enough for at least 3 people (not even for two, as stated in the official model description).

All Coleman SaluSpa 4-person hot tubs come with an AirJet system, supplied with two replaceable filter cartridges, one reinforced cover with safety lock clips, and a repair kit. Hot tubs also have an integrated water filtration system.

SaluSpa Miami

Miami black
Dimensions71″ x 26″
Number of jets60
Miami orange
Dimensions71″ x 26″
Number of jets120

SaluSpa Miami is suitable for those who “do not want to spend money and time installing a regular hot tub for $10,000”.

Even the basic (black) model is equipped with enough jets to give you a quality massage. Consumers informed us during the interviews that they relieved pain and discomfort thanks to this hot tub.

Also, this Coleman Salu spa 4-person hot tub is recommended by those who use different hot tubs for years. A person who had tested hot tubs (regular and inflatable) said: “that the small Coleman portable hot tub is a great purchase.”
In addition, you don’t need to measure in Coleman SaluSpa gallons — for all 2-4 person round models it is equal (about 177 gallons). Moreover, don’t be embarrassed if you see somewhere that Miami’s model is a Сoleman 2-person inflatable hot tub. As we said earlier, that model will be most comfortable for 2-3 persons. But it is roomy enough for 4 people. If you sit next to each other, then its capacity is 4 people. But if you want to stretch your legs to full height, then this model is better for 2 people.

Coleman SaluSpa Miami 2 4 person hot tub

We remind you that the manufacturer recommends filling the hot tub up to 80%. In general, it depends on the number of people in the jacuzzi and your habitual comfort (for example, you will need less water for a safe children’s spa).

Who is this hot tub NOT suitable for?
Families of more than 5 people, and party lovers. SaluSpa Coleman is better suited for cozy and relaxing gatherings with close family and friends. 

Buyers stated that 2 people can stretch as comfortably as possible, but up to 4 people can easily fit in it too.

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SaluSpa Bahamas

Dimensions71″ x 26″
Number of jets60

Modern technologies are working to make our lives easier. Coleman also keeps up with trends and lets you focus on the things that really matter (not hot tub maintenance).

In addition to the already habitual:

  • Reinforced cover
    Retain heat, therefore you will spend less time and electricity on heating water.
  • An integrated water filtration system
    The most important line of protection from dirty water. Quiet and invisible elements work to ensure your hot tub’s overall performance and long life.
  • ChemConnect™ chemical dispenser
    A very important accessory, such as cruise control, maintains the water in ideal chemical composition. The formula was calculated by professionals during production and is regulated by the original device. Thanks to this, your spa rest will be calm (without unnecessary skin irritation, unpleasant odors, and dirty yellowish water).

For your comfort, the manufacturer has also added to this model:

  • Freeze Shield ™ automatic heating function to protect a hot tub from cold weather damage so you can enjoy calming bubble massage.
  • Redesigned and reinforced DuraPlus ™ material increases the durability of the Coleman inflatable spa hot tub. You can safely inflate and deflate it many times.
  • With the updated Power Saving Timer, you can plan the temperature in your Coleman Jacuzzi up to 😲 40 days in advance.
  • The outside of the new Coleman inflatable spas features a modern and stylish Natural Wood Print.

It is a great pleasure for us to see how hot tubs become better every year.

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SaluSpa Hawaii

Dimensions71″ x 26″
Number of jets114

Customers recommend this model for those who want a compact and roomy hot tub at the same time. The SaluSpa Hawaii is more spacious than similar round hot tubs.

In this Coleman SaluSpa 4-person inflatable hot tub spa, you can easily relax in the evening with your friends. You can also purchase LED lights for cozy backyard parties.

The Hawaii model allows you to try an inexpensive hot tub.

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SaluSpa Havana

Dimensions71″ x 26″
Number of jets60

SaluSpa Havana is equipped with additional remote control features along with powerful jets and solid walls. This makes the control of the pump, jets, and heater even more convenient.

Havana Coleman hot tub inflatable is easy to assemble and disassemble. You can inflate and deflate it an unlimited number of times. 

You can move Coleman 4-person inflatable hot tub around without assistance. So, you can change its location frequently. Due to it being lightweight and compact, it will be easy to place in your yard, garage, or indoors. Since you store it in a small package, it takes up little space and is convenient to store.

Also, thanks to large retailers we don’t need to find and visit Coleman Saluspa inflatable hot tub spa stores. Delivery will be easy and fast.

Read other Coleman SaluSpa reviews

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SaluSpa Tahiti

Best in “inflatable hot tub with built-in lights

✅ Chemical dispenser
✅ Power saving system
✅ LED-lights
✅ Water filtration system
✅ Stable and non-slip bottom

Dimensions71″ x 26″
Number of jets60

It is one of the newest Coleman models. And a lot of youngsters fell in love with it instantly.

SaluSpa Tahiti has everything for a great evening with your friends (6 + 1 LED lights pack) and to relax after work.

The manufacturer does not focus on less significant details like a cup holder or steps that are usually just marketing gimmicks. 

That Coleman 4-person hot tub is equipped with a Chem Connect dispenser for stable and evenly dispersed levels of chlorine.

You can always leave it on, and it will maintain the temperature you need for several days. All you have to do is remove the cover and enjoy a warm air bubble massage without wasting time on heating.

Also, you can set the temperature in advance. For example, it can heat the water in advance and you can soak in it right after work.
Like any other Coleman model, this hot tub is designed to make you feel comfortable (soft and elastic interior) and enjoy the massage. The jets are also capable of high-quality massage, and you can relieve muscle pain or relieve tension after a tiring working day.

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6-7 person models

SaluSpa AirJet Honolulu Coleman

That Coleman SaluSpa AirJet inflatable hot tub spa 4-6 person is available in 2 colors:

Dimensions77″ x 28″
Number of jets114
Features✅ Chemical dispenser
✅ Power saving system
✅ Ground fault circuit interrupter for safety
✅ Water filtration system
✅ Included cover

You may be surprised, but it was reported that some hot tubs shocked people. 

Coleman, on the other hand, takes care of your safety and supplies a pre-tested Coleman inflatable hot tub pump, pre-tested hot tub, and a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) that trips at 6mA.

Also, you don’t have to worry about any leaks — Coleman 6-person hot tubs are made of durable materials and are also pressure tested before being sent to you.

Coleman primarily focuses on safety, so you get a Leatheroid pool cover with double safety lock clips and a built-in air chamber for insulation. It is especially useful for those with small children. They usually cannot open these locks by themselves.

Like others, this 6-person Coleman hot tub inflates in 20 minutes. After that, you can fill it with water, heat the water, and get ready to relax. The heating rate for Coleman 6-person inflatable hot tub is slightly above average — about 2 degrees per hour — for such a large hot tub, this is a good indicator.

Inside the Coleman spas hot tub, blocks with jets are located around the perimeter. There are 114 air jets in total and they will give you a relaxing massage. The jets are not very strong but tangible and pleasant. Thanks to the thoughtful placement of the nozzles, you get a massage for all the necessary muscle groups and body parts — back, legs, arms, shoulders, and the neck.

SaluSpa Helsinki Coleman

Dimensions75” x 75” x 34”
Number of jets83

This model is produced in small batches, so if you happen to find it in stock, you are a lucky buyer.

For this model, the manufacturer chose a non-standard, more natural design.

Helsinki is the most spacious Coleman hot tub. During our research, we tested different hot tubs, and octagonal models are indeed the most spacious.

Compared to the six-person model, Helsinki uses newer components. The chemical balance of that spa is easy to maintain with the dispenser that releases chlorine at a controlled pace.

The pool cover has an aluminum foil coating to keep water extra warm.

Advice: To install a regular Coleman spa hot tub at home, you need to reinforce the floors in the spa room. But there is a simpler solution — you can use the Coleman Helsinki model indoors because this hot tub is both spacious and weighs much less than its stationary counterparts (e.g. 85 lbs Coleman Helsinki VS 630 lbs Hudson Bay Spa). You can put it in the bathroom without any problems. When planning, you only need to know one parameter — how much weight per square foot the floor in this room can support.

Read more Coleman SaluSpa inflatable hot tub spa reviews

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About Coleman Spas

The company claims that their history began in 1900, when politician, inventor, and businessman William Coffin Coleman created a gas-powered lantern.

Coleman circa 1920
While he was selling typewriters in Alabama, Coleman saw a lantern that used gasoline instead of kerosene. He switched his sales to lanterns, believing these would be useful. He began to craft his own lantern, which he marketed as the Coleman Arc Lamp.The New York Times

102 years later, this company designed a torch for the Winter Olympics.

John Nowak, a torchbearer, with a 2002 Olympic Torch

Coleman turns 120 this year and has over 4,000 employees. Today, Coleman also manufactures camp stoves, sleeping bags, coolers, hot tubs, generators, watches, sandals, tents, dog toys, and backpacks among other things.

Here’s what customers are saying and thinking about the company’s activities and products:

This is great, the benefits of a hot tub without the hefty price tag. This has been a great addition to our backyard, purchased an 8ft x 8ft pergola to go along with this. Easy to set up and maintain.Daniel, OH
I was kind of hesitant to purchase this thinking it wouldn’t be the best quality because of it being an inflatable one. Was so happy! Love this! Easy set up and very well made. If you are thinking of purchasing, I would highly recommend it.Jennifer, PA

Before you turn a Coleman Spa on

If you are choosing Coleman as your first hot tub, here are some practical tips from experienced hot tub customers.

  1. Along with the purchase of the jacuzzi, you also need to purchase a starter kit with chemicals. Some sellers offer ready-made kits of various compositions and quantities. We have prepared a comprehensive guide to all possible chemicals and have compiled a list of recommended care products and tools. You will also find recommendations on what proportions and what dosages should be used.

    Warning
    Using a hot tub without chemicals can be dangerous to your health. 
  2. The longevity of any model depends on 2 points — it’s quality and your maintenance. We are working on a hot tub market for many years and know some tips & tricks that will help you extend hot tub life
  3. Coleman inflatable hot tubs can be used indoors and outdoors (if the air temperature is above 40 degrees). Choosing the right location will allow you to reduce your energy bills (better thermal insulation), and avoid mold problems. If a hot tub is placed in the wrong area, you may face difficulties in repairing it and even damage floors in the spa room or on the balcony. To protect yourself and your home, and get the best out of your jacuzzi, read our guide to choosing a place for a home spa
Secure yourself and your home with the right hot tub spot  How to Pick & Prepare a Place for a Hot Tub (Outdoors, Indoors)
Only necessary and obligatory chemicals for the home jacuzzi Top 3 Chemical Start-Up Kits for Hot Tubs 
Extend the life of your hot tub by following a few simple rules How Long Will a Typical Hot Tub Last? (and 4 ways to increase it)

FAQ about Coleman Spas

🏪 Where is it better to buy a Coleman hot tub from?

When buying a hot tub, it is better to choose retailers with a good reputation, which provides an extensive guarantee for items, delivery, and accessories. We recommend using the most comprehensive A-to-Z guarantee from Amazon.

💲What is the price of a Coleman hot tub?

You can find these hot tubs ranging from $ 300 to $ 2,000 on average across different platforms. The basic Miami model, which has all the necessary functions, is equipped with a good heater, jets, and a pump. The largest Helsinki model is designed for 7 people and costs about $ 2,000.

❄️ How to winterize a Coleman inflatable hot tub?

Warning! It is prohibited to use the Coleman inflatable hot tubs outdoors if the air temperature is below 40 degrees. If you want to have a hot tub that is more energy-efficient in autumn and spring, keep it warm for longer, and use less energy, then choose the models that received more than 50% positive reviews in the “energy efficient hot tubs” category (for example, Hawaii)

🛀 How long does it take for a Coleman hot tub to heat up?

Usually, Coleman hot tubs heat up to 2 degrees per hour. The rate at which the hot tub heats the water depends on how warm the water is in your mains supply. For example, if the water temperature is initially 68 degrees and you want to heat it to 100 degrees, then your jacuzzi will heat the water in half a day or overnight. You can also use a timer (which is available in modern models such as Hawana), and the jacuzzi will heat the water itself. 

🔸 What temperature should I keep my Coleman hot tub when it is not in use?

For your hot tub to be ready for use at any time, we recommend keeping the temperature in it 5-7 degrees below the desired one. As a rule, it is better to set the temperature around 90-95 degrees.

💧 Can you add boiling water to a Coleman inflatable hot tub?

It is unsafe because it can damage the hot tub parts. If you still want to add the heated water to the jacuzzi, then add warm water (up to 100 degrees). You can also set the temperature on the timer in advance so the jacuzzi can heat the water to the desired temperature.

⏰ Is it cheaper to leave the Coleman inflatable hot tub on all the time?

It depends on the frequency of use of the jacuzzi and the air temperature. If you use the jacuzzi every few weeks, there is no point in keeping it warm all the time. But if you often soak in the jacuzzi, then it is more profitable to set the temperature 5-7 degrees below the desired one and just warm it up a little before use. In this case, minimum heating will be more energy-efficient.

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