Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set Review 2017

Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set review inflatable hot tubNow here’s something different.  The Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set.  As the name suggests, it’s an inflatable hot tub and swimming pool combined all-in-one.  The idea behind this design is to have the hot tub area where the adults can relax, and the pool area alongside where the kids can have fun.

This is a great idea, especially if you have ever had the experience of slipping into your hot tub for some quiet relaxation and then your kids come and join you.  It usually ends up being anything but relaxing, to be honest. In fact, it usually turns the hot tub into a splash pool.  This is great fun for sure, but not the relaxing time you had in mind.

That’s where the Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set comes in.

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Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set – What You Get In The Box

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Green tick Built-in hard water treatment system
Green tick Digital control panel
Green tick Inflation pump, hose, and air pressure gauge
Green tick Bubble jet massage system
Green tick 2 inflatable benches
Green tick Water heating system 68F-104F
Green tick Insulated lockable safety cover
Green tick Insulated ground mat
Green tick Floating chemical dispenser

The Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set is 152 inches long x 70 inches wide x 28 inches deep. That’s almost 13 feet long by 6 feet wide, so you will definitely need a lot of space to site it.  As well as the hot tub and pool set itself, remember you’ll also need space around to get in and out, and to place the inflatable benches which come as part of the package.  You’ll probably also want to have enough space around your hot tub and pool set where your kids will want to run around and play.

Within the hut tub and pool set, one-third of the area is the hot tub, while the larger part is the pool area. Although Intex suggest 4 adults can sit in the hot tub, in our experience this is a little cramped. Therefore it is better to see it as more suitable for 2 adults to relax in comfort.  The pool area, meanwhile, is large enough to take up to 8 small children, all jumping and splashing around.

There are bubble air jets in both parts of the Intex PureSpa Bubble Massage and Pool Set.  The hot tub area has 120 jets, while the pool area has 150 jets.  

Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set inflatable hot tub best reviewsPlease note though that only the water in the hot tub area gets heated by the digital heating system.  

The hot tub area holds 210 gallons, while the pool area holds 310 gallons. By heating only the hot tub water, this helps keep running costs down to a minimum. It does mean that overall, the Intex PureSpa Bubble Massage and Pool Set weighs over 4,500 lbs. So we strongly recommend you put this hot tub on a solid floor or garden, rather than on a deck. That’s because your deck would need to be incredibly strong and reinforced to take this kind of weight (plus the weight of the people in the hot tub and pool).

This inflatable hot tub and pool is built of Fiber-Tech, which makes it extremely strong and durable.  It is easily sturdy enough for 4 adults to sit on the sides without them buckling, as well as to withstand the constant coming and going of the children in the pool area

The Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set also comes with 2 inflatable benches, which are placed outside of the inflatable hot tub and pool area.  This is where you can relax, hang out with friends, and keep an eye on the children.

One great feature of this inflatable hot tub, as with all Intex portable spas, is the in-built hard water treatment system.  This system creates an electro-magnetic field that agitates the chemicals found in hard water so they can be quickly filtered out by the built-in water filters.  This makes the water soft and keeps it gentle on your, and your children’s, skin. This is perfect if you live in an area which has hard water.

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How To Set Up Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set

Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set portable hot tub reviewsPlease be aware that the Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set weighs over 200 lbs in its box.  So when it gets delivered to your home, you will need to think about how you’re going to get it inside or out into your garden. And how you’re going to maneuver it around.

Because of its size, the Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set takes a little longer to set up than a more regular round inflatable hot tub, such as the Coleman Lay Z Spa. Even then, it is still very easy and should be achieved in under half an hour.

Firstly, you lay out the insulated ground mat on the ground where you are going to site the hot tub set. Then you lay out the hot tub and pool set on top of the ground mat and attach the inflation hose to the inflator.  It will take around 20 minutes to inflate.  There is a handy air pressure gauge which you get as part of the package, which you can use to check the air pressure when it looks like the hot tub is inflated. The gauge will show you if that is the case.

Our Top Tip: It is best to inflate the 2 benches before you inflate the hot tub and pool.  This is because once the hot tub and pool is set up, it can be a little tricky attaching the inflator and hose to the benches.  


Once you have filled the hot tub and pool areas full of water, switch on the digital water heater and wait for the water in the hot tub to heat up to your preferred temperature.  The maximum temperature of the hot tub is 104F.  This should take about 12-24 hours to reach, depending on the temperature of the water and that of the surrounding air.  As with many other inflatable hot tub owners, you might want to add some hot water, to speed up the process.

Enjoying Your Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set

Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set inflatable hot tub reviewsWith its combined pool and hot tub, the Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set is clearly a place where you and your family will want to spend a lot of time.

When the water is at your desired temperature, simply take the insulated cover off and slip into the soothing warm waters and relax. Meanwhile, your children will no doubt already be in the pool area before you.

Everything you need for a full hot tub spa experience is close at hand. The Digital Control Panel is right next to the tub, so you can turn on the massage system, turn on the water filter, or give the water temperature a boost.

We love the fact that you get those 2 inflatable benches as part of the deal, as these could easily set you back over a hundred dollars if you bought them separately.  You might find there are a couple of other accessories you want to get hold of, to enhance your spa experience, such as a headrests, attachable refreshment tray, or a floating Bluetooth speaker.

Intex make some great accessories to complement their inflatable hot tubs.  But as we always say, you can shop around and buy any accessories you want from other manufacturers, as most portable hot tub accessories will fit your inflatable hot tub.  So go with the ones that you appeal to you, as long as they have some good reviews and are at a fair price.  If you’re thinking of getting some add-ons, take a look at some great accessories that we love. 

Who Should Buy The Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set?

  • Families looking for a great-value combined inflatable hot tub and pool
  • People looking for an inflatable hot tub that is good for hydrotherapy
  • People looking for a hot tub set that is great for entertaining
  • People who want a sturdy model that will last for years
  • People living in a hard-water area
  • People who want an easy-to-set up and easy-to-use hot tub

Don’t Buy It

  • If you have limited space
  • If you want a larger hot tub area for 4 adults or more
  • If you are in the market for a luxury model and don’t want the pool area

Overall Impressions

We are very impressed with the Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set.  We love the fact you get the hot tub and pool combined, which makes it an ideal family inflatable hot tub.  We have definitely experienced those times when the kids join us in the hot tub, and how that tends to make it a family splash time.  With the pool alongside, this problem can easily be overcome.  We also think it is an excellent idea that the pool area has air jets of its own, as we know how appealing these are to kids.

We also like the extras you get included in the price, especially the inflatable benches and the hard water treatment system.  All in all, this is an inflatable hot tub that is definitely worth checking out.

 

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