SaluSpa Palm Springs is one of the most affordable 6-person inflatable hot tub.
Its large capacity makes it a great choice if you want your family or friends to join the experience. Best of all, its price point is even cheaper than most models with lower capacity.
The catch is that features are quite limited. But do you really need them to enjoy this spa?
As you read this detailed review, you’ll come to understand if the limitations are something you don’t actually need. You’ll then be able to confidently decide if this inflatable spa is really worth buying.
SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet Review
The SaluSpa series of inflatable hot tubs are manufactured by Bestway Corporation, an industry leader when it comes to inflatables like air beds, toys and even above ground pools. Several of their business partners include Disney, Mattel, and Coleman.
What sets SaluSpa Palm Springs from the rest of the models in the Airjet product line is its large capacity. If you’re looking to have your kids or the rest of your friends to join you, this can accommodate them.
With the built-in bubble massage jets and heating system, you’re sure to have an amazing time. Even with this basic setup, these model can equally provide a relaxing and enriching experience like the other high-end models.
In the following sections, you’ll learn about the specifics of this inflatable spa such as how many hours does it take to heat up the water, how do you actually set it up, and more.
Installed at the bottom perimeter of the hot tub, it blows in ambient air which produces air bubbles. These air bubbles effectively massage every part of your body soaked in the water. The sound produced when it’s turned on is similar to a small vacuum cleaner.
In case what you’re looking for is a more intense and targeted massage, you’ll have to get a high-end model such as SaluSpa Hawaii.
The secret to why anyone ends up more calm and relaxed with a hot tub is the heated waters. It helps to improve blood circulation and encourages the brain to produce dopamine — the “feel-good hormone”.
SaluSpa Palm Springs has a built-in heating system which can bring the water’s temperature to a maximum of maximum of 104 degrees Fahrenheit at a speed of 2 to 3 degrees Fahrenheit per hour. The time it takes to reach your desired level of heat will depend on the initial temperature of the water
If you’re planning to use the hot tub on a weekend, be sure to prep the water up Thursday evening or Friday morning. The insulated cover can considerably help with speeding up the heating process and can help maintain the heat as well.
The most common way to lessen heating time is to fill the tub with an already heated water. You just have to keep in mind that the temperature of the water does not exceed 104 degrees.
The heating system automatically shuts off after 72 hours of being turned on, so you’ll need to plan ahead to make sure that the water is at your desired temperature once you dip in.
It’s important that the water is constantly clean and treated to avoid rashes and other skin discomforts. This inflatable spa comes with a standard filtration system that helps you to maintain the water.
It makes use of an automated filter system which helps remove hair and other small debris from the water. As you heat up the water, the filter can be turned on as well to make sure that the water is clean before you and your friends soak.
You can put either chlorine or bromine tablets in the floating chemical dispenser. This will help ensure that the water remains fresh and clean for a week or two, depending on how frequent you use the hot tub.
Compared to other high-end models which have both saltwater and hard water treatment system, SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet only comes with a standard filtration system. This is actually enough to keep the water safe, especially if you’re not allergic or bothered at all by chlorine chemicals.
SaluSpa Palm Springs is designed to accommodate a maximum capacity of up to 6 persons. While this may be true, it would be quite uncomfortable to really have 6 people sitting in the spa at the same time. There will not be enough legroom to enjoy the soak as your legs will be touching each other even if they’re already folded.
4 or fewer persons soaking in Palm Springs inflatable hot tub is the best way to experience it.
There’s enough room, even if you’re a 6-footer, to stretch your legs and perform simple leg exercises. The sides are sturdy and durable, allowing you to sit flat on the side.
It’s basically a larger version of SaluSpa Miami, allowing for more leg room especially if you’re a tall person.
Setting up this inflatable hot tub involves inflating it, connecting the appropriate hoses to the control unit, and filling it with water. A single person can actually get it up and running in a few hours.
Like all other similar models, this inflatable spa is only portable when it’s not yet filled up with water. So make sure that it’s already the position where you want it to place before filling it up with water.
It takes some time to fill it up with water, aside from getting it heated up on your desired temperature. Fill it up with heated water, whenever you can, to shorten the time involved.
The materials of an inflatable hot tub can only withstand the temperature range of 40 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on where you are located, if winter months grow colder than 40 degrees, you cannot use it outside during that time.
However, some people who are living in much colder states usually place their inflatable spa in a shed, spare garage or even in the basement. If you decide to do this as well, make sure that you install a dehumidifier and have some provisions for water spillage.
There’s no automatic filtering built in with the control unit. You’ll have to check the water on a daily basis and ensure that the filter is clean. Aside from the water sanitation, the control unit shuts off the pump and heater immediately when the filter is clogged. This can be frustrating especially if you’re heating up the water overnight.
Fortunately, it’s quite easy to clean the filter. You just have to remove it, hose it down and if you prefer, put it in a dishwasher to clean it up.
The manufacturer also provides an insulated cover, which can be easily secured by velcro, to help keep the tub water clean when not in use.
In case you want to move the inflatable spa, you can easily drain the water out by connecting the garden hose adapter. Once the water is drained, you can open the bottom drain to remove any remaining water.
SaluSpa Palm Springs has an inflated dimension of 77 x 28 inches. That would be 77 inches wide in diameter and the walls are 28 inches high.
If the available space in your backyard is quite limited, you also need to consider the space that the control unit will occupy. The control unit requires another 2 feet of space.
Warranty and Support
Bestway provides a manufacturer’s warranty of 1 year on leaks and 6 months on hoses. They also give a 1-year warranty on the control/heater unit.
Years ago, customer support used to be meh for this manufacturer, but they’ve recently improved to a great degree. However, we still strongly recommend purchasing the product from Amazon. With Amazon’s customer service, you’re sure you can get a replacement for a defective unit within 60 days of purchase.
Some customers, who experienced product defects after several months of use, had to go through a lot of processes before receiving a replacement. In reality, it all boils down to who answered your call to the manufacturer.
Fortunately, there are only minor instances of SaluSpa Palm Springs breaking down before the manufacturer’s warranty expires. Most customers who enjoyed this inflatable spa just buy a new one once it breaks down, considering how affordable it is compared to regular hot tubs.
The average rating from consumers on Amazon is very high. The negative experiences were usually due to the manufacturer’s customer service giving claimants a hard time. However, it’s not something that occurs often since this model is very durable.
This is a type of product that when it works, it’s great. If it breaks down you better cross your fingers that the person on the other end of the customer service will give you an easy time. Or better yet, just buy a new one and make sure you grab Amazon’s extended warranty.
This is a great entry-level inflatable spa spacious enough to accommodate up to 6 persons. It’s perfect if you want to have some amazing weekend experiences with your kids.
The relaxation you get from the bubble massage jets makes it more than worth its cost. Plus it’s so easy to set up that you don’t need any professional help at all.
If you’re still undecided, be sure to check our recommendations here on LazeUp.com ultimate buyer’s guide. This article contains more reviews which can tremendously help you in making the right purchase.
To help you further with your decision, be sure to watch this video about setting up and the functionality of SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet:
SaluSpa Palm Springs AirJet is an affordable inflatable spa which can accommodate up to 6 persons. It is both durable and easy to setup.
It is a great entry-level inflatable hot tub for those who are on a budget but would like to experience heated bubble massage right at their own home.
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