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SaluSpa Hawaii – Is It Worth The Money?

Inflatable hot tubs can offer a spa worthy experience at home. Read on to learn how the SaluSpa Hawaii Hot Tub is worth the investment!

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.

SaluSpa Hawaii hot tub
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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.

Saluspa Hawaii Customer Reviews

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.  

“Love this thing. We totally love this thing in the summer. My husband gets in it every day when it’s hot. It’s easy to set up and maintain. I would recommend.”

— Customer from FL

“Ordered July this year 2019. We couldn’t be happier with this spa. Set up was a breeze. So easy to use and maintain..everything you need is included just buy the chlorine tabs and your ready.”

— Customer from IL

Powerful jets

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. 

“Our own paradise. Absolute heaven. 25th wedding anniversary gift to us from us. I wish we had bought it one year ago. Bubble jets are super nice and strong. All over massage. Can get the awesome sauce off my 5 stars. Lol”

— Customer from KY

“This is my 1st time leaving a review….5 stars. I never thought that a portable hot tub was as good as it is. It’s well worth the price and I’d recommend it to anyone who can’t afford 3-5 thousand dollars for a wooden round hot tub, anyone who doesn’t want in a few years time some heavy wooden eyesore that your trying to sell for cheap on some websites like Let Go or Offer up. I would never sell this hot tub!! It came early, it’s a lovely color blue and it will stay on my back porch forever… Oh, in the wintertime I’m going to put it in my Den, it’s durable. It fits my husband and myself and another couple comfortably. It took a total of 24 hours to get completely hot… The jets/bubbles are perfect there is not a bit of difference in that aspect of a 5 thousand dollar hot tub except the price. Thank you to whoever came up with the idea of a portable inflatable jacuzzi hot tub!”

— 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. 

“Easy setup, very durable. We bought this spa for my severely autistic 9 year old who LOVES water. We have been so impressed with how durable it is and how well it heats. Being in quarantine has been really hard on my son, but being able to swim and play in the water all day has literally been life changing. The spa is a good size for kids to play in. I can’t see putting more than 3 adults in it comfortably. Definitely can’t imagine 6 crammed in, but maybe if you are all REALLY comfortable with each other. Setup was so simple too.”

— Customer from NV

“A blessing in disguise. This Hot Tub Spa is a blessing in disguise. Since we had it we have used it at least once a day. My husband and I both have back issues and due to working have been sore and achy. Using this spa has allowed us both to sleep with much more ease. Set up is extremely easy. Upkeep is minimal. Filters last us for about 3 weeks. It was amazing when we set it up how durable and strong the sides are we both can sit on the side without it showing any sagging. We enjoy our Spa immensely.”

— Customer from MT

Spacious 

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.

“Would recommend. The Best inflatable spa for the money! Fit 4-5 adults comfortably. Easy set up and bring lots of relaxation!”

— Customer from MS

Energy saving

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.

“I’ve owned the more expensive fiberglass and wooden exterior hot tubs but I have to say I really love this tub. I’ve only had it a week. So far it’s been great. Very sturdy, easy to set up but you need to go to YouTube and watch the step by step video. The instructions that came with the tub are worthless. Takes about 24 hrs. to heat up to a temp of 104 degrees.”

— 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. 

Our advice

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:

“As a service technician, I often end up going to peoples houses to fix their pools and spas. I have come across this model several times. Complaints were based on the bubble function not working or the inflatable hot tub not starting. After inspecting most of such cases, it was found that it was just a matter of cleaning the filters before the hot tubs were up and running again. Provided that the Hawaii spa is looked-after, this is one of the best inflatable hot tubs that I have come across.”

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

Person 4-6
Water capacity222 gallons
Dimensions71x71x28 inches
Internal dimensions51x 51 inches
Spa depth28 inches
Item Weight81,8 pounds
Filled weight1,938 lbs
Heating to 104°F~ 24 hours
Air bubble jets114 
BottomPadded
Energy-saving timerYes
Spa pumpYes
Digital heaterYes
MaterialTritech™
ConstructionBeam
Chemical dispenserChemConnect™
Setup time15-20 minutes
Power rate12A at 20°C
Electrical outlet110-120V
Massage tube power6.5A
Heat element power11.3A at 20°C
Water pump power0.7A
Water flow 320 gal/hour
Heater 2000W
Air Blower 800W 
Filter Pump12V/50W
Insulated CoverIncluded
Insulated lockable lidYes
Filter cartridges
Chemical floater1
Repair patchesYes
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  • 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 an 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)

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.

SaluSpa Hawaii Warranty

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 CoveredNormal WarrantyExtended Warranty
Spa Liner & Cover6 months12 months
Spa Heater & Pump12 months18 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.

Summary

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.

FAQ

❓ 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?

Air jets work using a blower (which inflates the hot tub) that in turn pumps air through a series of tiny holes. When there is enough air to pass through the holes in the hot tub, a force is created which results in a gentle, tickling, and a pleasant massage effect. They are comparatively cheaper than hydro jets. 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?

Before considering a model, you must have a clear set of requirements. Answering the following questions is crucial in determining the right Jacuzzi for your needs. Why do I need a hot tub? Top of the Best Hot Tub Vacuum Cleaners 2020 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.

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