Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set Review 2017

Intex 85 inch PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set ReviewThe Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set is the biggest Budget inflatable hot tub you can buy.  This round hot tub measures 85 inches across, which is over 7 feet, and is a generous 28 inches deep.  This means it can easily fit in 6 adults close together or 4 adults in luxurious comfort, all stretched out.

And with 140 air bubble jets, it gives a powerful all-over body massage that matches that of a traditional hot tub of the same size.

It’s also built of Intex’s super strong construction, which means all 6 adults can sit on the sides without the hot tub collapsing or even buckling.  And with some great features and extras included in the price, such as the insulated cover and the built-in hard water treatment system, it’s an excellent inflatable hot tub, and well worth the low price tag.

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Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set – What You Get in The Box

Green tick Intex 85 inch PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage SpaIntex 85 inch PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa box
Green tick In-built heating system
Green tick Digital control panel
Green tick 140 bubble jet massage system
Green tick Built-in hard water treatment
Green tick Insulated lockable cover
Green tick Thermal ground mat
Green tick 2 filter cartridges, test strips, and a chemical float
Green tick Carry bag

The Intex PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa measures 85 x 85 inches round (1.96m) and 28 inches (71cm) deep.  This makes it big enough for 6 adults in relative comfort, although that many won’t realistically be able to stretch out in comfort.  If you think of it as a spacious hot tub for 4 people, you’ll be delighted at the space it provides.  It is also more than ample for a family with several children.

This hot tub is built with PureSpa’s superior Fiber-Tech Construction. This makes it sturdy enough for 6 adults to sit on the sides without it collapsing, yet it is still comfortable when you lean your head back against the hot tub walls.  It also means the hot tub is puncture-proof and will last for years, as long as you take good care of it.

A special feature of the Intex 85 inch PureSpa is the built-in hard water treatment system.  This makes the hot tub excellent if you live in a hard water area.  The system utilises technology to create an electro-magnetic field that agitates the calcium and minerals that are found in hard water. This turns them into crystals, which are suspended in the water.  A built-in filter cartridge, which is included in the portable spa set, filters out these minerals.  This means the water in your spa is soft and gentle on your skin.

Massage System

There are 140 bubble jets in the powerful massage system, activated by a digital control panel.  This control panel sits on the side of the hot tub and also allows you to control everything without having to get out of the water.  So at the touch of a button, you can switch the massage system on and off, choose the exact temperature of your water, from 68F to 104F, and turn the water filter system on to keep the water sparkly clean.

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How To Set Up The Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set

Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set set upThe Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set is extremely easy to set up.  It will take you 20 minutes to unpack, lay out and inflate, using the digital air pump.  

Firstly, select where you want to place your hot tub, making sure it’s free from sharp objects, and then place down the ground mat.  Lay out your inflatable hot tub, attach the digital air pump, and switch it on. 

The Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set set up has very useful grab handles on the side.  This means you can inflate the hot tub in one place and then carry it into position once it’s inflated. It will take at least two of you to carry it, not because it’s heavy but because of its size. 

Once it’s in place and inflated, it will take about an hour to fill with water.  You should then plan on it taking about 24 hours to heat to the maximum of 104F.  You might want to do what some owners do, and that is fill your hot tub with hot water from your faucet, so it is ready to use almost at once.

Relaxing In Your Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set

Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set review portable hot tubAs you can see, everything you need for a full spa experience is included in the Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set.  So the moment the water is at your preferred temperature, your inflatable hot tub is ready to enjoy.  Slide into the tub, switch on the Bubble Massage System, and lean back against the sides. 

Keep in mind that using the massage system naturally cools the temperature of the water a little.  When this happens, switch on the heater for 10 minutes to give the water a boost, and it will soon reheat.

Also, when you are not using your portable hot tub, always put the insulated cover on, which keeps the heat in and the water clean.

Who Should Buy The Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set?

  • People looking for a super-large great-value inflatable hot tub
  • People looking for an inflatable hot tub that is great for hydro-therapy
  • People looking for a sturdy model that will last for years
  • People who live in a hard-water area
  • People who want an easy-to-set up and easy-to-use hot tub
  • People looking for one of the best-value round hot tubs on the market

Don’t Buy It

  • If you have limited space
  • If you want an inflatable hot tub with built-in cushioned flooring
  • You are in the market for a luxury model with more features

Overall Impression

We really like the size of the Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set.  Some manufacturers exaggerate how many people can comfortably get into their hot tub.  With the Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set, though, it really is big enough for 6 people without them feeling cramped.  Although, as we said before, it is even better for 4 adults who will luxuriate in the space.

The 140 bubble jets are also a great feature, giving a truly powerful massage.  As always, with Intex inflatable hot tubs, we are puzzled that the Intex 85in PureSpa Portable Bubble Massage Spa Set doesn’t have a cushioned floor. This can be easily overcome with some cushioned matting and cushioned seats. Even with this extra expense, we’d still have a great portable spa for around $500.

 

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