For those who love to retreat in a hot tub for the ultimate relaxation experience. Or those that long for a visit to the spa for their massage and jacuzzi experience, what if you could enjoy a spa worthy hydromassage at home? Tired of torn paddling pools for the children? Imagine if you could enjoy the water with your children in a bigger and more reliable pool? Sounds promising? Then you should think about investing in an inflatable hot tub.
Don’t worry if you have no idea where to start from. In this article, we reviewed the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub to help you make the best decision when it comes to investing in inflatable hot tubs.
How we prepared the review
- We checked hundreds of user reviews on various consumer platforms
- We conducted a comparative analysis with other similar models of inflatable hot tubs
- We consulted with customer service specialists and service engineers about basic user requests
While conducting our research, we paid careful attention to each customer’s concerns regarding specific models and also reviewed other inflatable hot tubs that fall under the same price category. Being able to understand the factors that satisfy a customer, we were able to identify criteria based on advantages and disadvantages of each inflatable hot tub mode. Keeping in mind the specifications and features, along with manufacturing companies and user ratings, we were able to identify the factors that make an inflatable hot tub stand out from the many others in the market.
The results of our research
We identified the main features that users valued the most.
The satisfaction matrix reflects the characteristics that were most often mentioned positively in the reviews of the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub. We think that these are the most important criteria that impact the long-term satisfaction of using an inflatable hot tub. You can read a detailed description of these features below.
Easy to set up
96% positive references
Almost 100% of users agreed that this model was very easy to install. You do not need any additional tools and can quickly set it up using the pump provided.
— Customer from FL
— Customer from IL
83% positive references
The air in the SaluSpaHawaii Hot Tub is released through jets from the bottom of the tub. This creates tiny bubbles that provide a relaxing and warm hydromassage. A great advantage is that the bubbles and the filter or heater can all run simultaneously to offer a personalized experience.
— Customer from KY
— Customer from LA
Sturdy and stable
76% positive references
This spa’s inflatable walls are made of durable and UV-resistant material that helps to prevent damage and allows the tub to retain its shape no matter how many times it is inflated and deflated. While there is a misconception that an inflatable hot tub might not be strong enough, many users spoke highly of its stability and strength.
— Customer from NV
— Customer from MT
62% positive references
Customers in their reviews were delighted at how roomy this hot tub is. Due to its square shape, it is more spacious compared to round hot tubs. One can comfortably sit in the corner, with their arms resting on the side borders.
— Customer from MS
44% positive references
And the last but not the least. The Hawaii Hot Tub is more cost-effective as compared to similar models. It also has a touch control module that can be used to adjust the temperature, control the hydromassage function, and set up a power-saving timer enabling one to save on energy costs.
The flaws we identified
The installation guide is not user-friendly
Whilst studying the reviews, we noticed that the user manual that comes with the hot tub is not an easy-to-follow one. Some users reported having to watch a DVD video-guide to help them get their tub up and running. You can also find a video tutorial on the Amazon website.
— Customer from NY
Weak heater power when used in the cold season
If you plan to use your spa in the cooler season, obtaining the desired temperature of the water will require more energy, and the heater will also need more time to warm the water. Considering that the instructions warn you not to use the spa at temperatures below 4°C (39,2 °F), our experts recommend moving the hot tub to a heated area for the winter.
The need to buy extra seats for some
Whilst most customers agreed that the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub was comfortable, some reported the need for seats that enabled customers of all heights to immerse at a comfortable level in the water. Therefore, buying a few Tub Seats will always come in handy, especially if you have guests and children.
Why we chose the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub
In addition to identifying this hot tub’s advantages and disadvantages, we also came across a few more key factors during our research that influenced our decision.
The percentage of people mentioning the leakage of water or air in the Hawaii Hot Tub were significantly lower as compared to other hot tubs in the same price category. This factor made the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub more reliable and of course, with proper care, it will last you longer.
The hot tub is also pretty quiet when functioning, particularly when only the heater and pump are turned on. This enables the customer to have an optimal relaxation experience. You can even soak and enjoy your favourite music at the same time!
Unlike similar models of its type, this model is equipped with an inflatable cover that improves thermal insulation. This means this inflatable hot tub will heat up much faster and will stay warm for a longer period of time. The presence of quick-detachable mounts on the cover allows it to hold its place and protect it from younger children.
It is recommended that you cover your inflatable hot tub after each use.This will prevent the water from becoming cloudy due to the exposure from the sun and air. It will also keep the water cleaner for a longer period of time. We also advise that you make use of the handy control panel that is located on the top of the pump. Using the controls, you can adjust the temperature and massage functions according to your liking. Having the control panel on the top of the pump and not at the edge of the tub-unlike many models makes it convenient and safer to use.
While some customers were unhappy that the model automatically switches off after 72 hours of running, it is important to note how this feature will actually benefit the customer. The wear and tear of the inflatable hot tub will be much less due to its energy-saving feature. This will not only save money but also prevent future hassle and maintenance issues.
We analyzed the ratings of the inflatable hot tubs on different platforms and calculated the average values. The Hawaii Hot Tub secured 4.5 stars out of 5 which is pretty impressive.
Comments from our good friend, inflatable pools and hot tubs engineer — Caleb Moore:
Who is the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub most suitable for?
Our findings conclude that the Saluspa Hawaii Hot Tub is a great choice for all those that want an affordable alternative to a standard hot tub. Not only is it inexpensive, it is easy to use and provides a massage feature similar to that of a standard jacuzzi. If you do not have space in the yard to install a spa, not a problem. It can be put both in the garage or in the basement, which allows you to use it all year round.It’s also easy to transport, perfect for those who are always on the move. In terms of durability, the Hawaii Hot Tub is sturdy and strong enough, despite it being inflatable.It is also a spacious hot tub, large enough to accommodate 4-6 people including children. Although this hot tub will be a great supplement to your patio, those with pets need to be mindful that cats and dogs can damage the outer surface of the hot tub with their claws.
Overview specification chart
- Tritech material is a 3-ply reinforced material with a polyester mesh core encased in two layers of laminated PVC.
- A beam is a structural element that primarily resists loads applied laterally to the beam’s axis. Its mode of deflection is primarily by bending. The loads applied to the beam result in reaction forces at the beam’s support points.
- With the ChemConnect Dispenser, the chemical maintenance of your water will be much easier. You can attach this dispenser to the wall of your spa and load it with the required chemicals and adjust the flow of release so you get the right concentration needed to keep your hot tub’s water clean and healthy.
- Can attach this dispenser to the wall of your spa and load it with the required chemicals and adjust the flow of release so you get the right concentration needed to keep your hot tub’s water clean and healthy.
What you need to know before installing the inflatable hot tub
Buyers should be aware that the presence of a power source and connection to the sewer is not essential for the installation of an inflatable hot tub. However, it is important that you install the hot tub in a place where the surface is smooth and flat so the weight of the hot tub is uniformly distributed. Also keep in mind that the floor will be cold, wet and slippery and therefore it is recommended to use a plank of treated wood or a terrace board of polymeric material as a base and support. Once installed, remember to sanitize and clean the hot tub so that you can make the most of its performance (you can read tips on disinfection and the use of chemicals in our article).
Brief information about the manufacturer
Bestway Global Holding Inc. was founded in 1994 by US and Chinese firms. It is one of the largest manufacturers of inflatable products for recreation and entertainment in the world market. Now, Bestway is part of a worldwide network in more than 110 countries with its headquarters in Hong Kong.
We have compared the warranty conditions of several manufacturers of inflatable hot tubs. Some companies do not display warranty service information at all, while others do not provide a detailed description of the terms of the warranty. Bestway, in turn, presents a full description of the warranty provided. Plus they give an opportunity to extend the warranty period free of charge within 15 days after purchase.
|Product Covered||Normal Warranty||Extended Warranty|
|Spa Liner & Cover||6 months||12 months|
|Spa Heater & Pump||12 months||18 months|
Additional accessories to enhance your comfort
Presented below is a list of additional accessories to improve your experience:.
Headrests: If you are relaxing alone, an added neck support with a headrest will allow you to stretch and relax comfortably.
Steps: You can use steps to help children get safely in and out of the inflatable hot tub.
Sun Protection: Using some sort of sun protection is essential, especially if your hot tub is in the yard. Experts recommend using a sunscreen and purchasing a patio umbrella.
As you have learnt, the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub has many features that enable it to stand out amongst the other inflatable hot tubs in the market. Its positive reviews due to ease of use, roominess, durability, reliability and ease of maintenance make it a good choice for those looking for a cheaper standard hot tub alternative.
What is the difference between the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub and the Bestway Hawaii Hot Tub?
Hot tubs that are branded under the names SaluSpa and Bestway Hawaii are referring to the same product and both are manufactured by Bestway. So, generally, there is no difference.
Will the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub heat up in the cold season?
You may heat a SaluSpa Hawaii hot tub to the desired temperature even in the cooler season, however, it requires more time and energy. Do not use the spa when the temperature falls below 4°C (39,2 °F) as it can cause damage.
What is the price of the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub?
The SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub is rarely in stock and its price also varies. It costs around $650 on average. Read our article to find more information on the hot tub and its price.
Does the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub have seats?
The spa is not equipped with seats, they are an optional extra. Customer opinions were divided, most of them said that seats are unnecessary whilst some customers reported for the need for seats (due to ease of use and height issues).
How many adults can sit in the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub comfortably?
This hot tub has a square shape and this makes it more spacious than round hot tubs. Customers claim that it can comfortably fit 4-5 adults.
Is the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub loud when the jets are running?
You’ll be able to hear the sound of the moving water. It is not very loud. Most customers agreed that the noise didn’t bother them.
How to drain a SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub?
A SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub doesn’t come with a drain tube. There is a plug that you remove to drain the water.