Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set Review

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 – and we love it!  It’s perfect if you have a family with young children. It’s also a great idea for a barbecue or garden party. It’s also a lot more affordable than you might think, with some great deals currently on offer over on the Amazon website..

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

It’s more of a challenge for us to create a comparison table for this hot tub! That’s because it’s unlike any other hot tub out there. So what we have done is compared it to other extra-large models, to help you see what you’re getting with this deal.

Intex PureSpa Hot Tub and Pool Set Features & Comparisons

Intex Hot Tub and PoolSaluSpa SienaIntex PureSpa 6 PersonIntex 85in PureSpa
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External dimensions152in x 70in x 28in deep98in x 59in x 26in deep85in diameter x 28in deep85in diameter x 28in deep
Capacity
(stretched out)
Hot Tub: 2 adults
Pool: 6-8 children
2 adults4 adults4 adults
No. of air jets120 (hot tub), 150 (pool)127170140
Water capacity (80%)210 gallons (hot tub)
310 gallons (pool)
135 gallons290 gallons290 gallons
Filled weight4,515lbs1,205lbs2,522lbs2,510lbs
Set up time30 minutes10 minutes20 minutes20 minutes
Electrical outlet110-120V110-120V110-120V110-120V
Heating to 104F20 hours18 hours24 hours24 hours
Shipping weight225lbs98lbs115lbs98lbs
Intex Hot Tub and PoolSaluSpa SienaIntex PureSpa 6 PersonIntex 85in PureSpa
FeaturesInflatable hot tub and pool
120 air jets (hot tub)
150 air jets (pool)
2 inflatable benches
Digital heater
Insulated lockable lid
Hard water treatment
Grab handles
Insulated ground mat
2 filter cartridges
1 chemical floater
Carry bag
Inflatable hot tub
127 air bubble jets
Leatheroid exterior
Leatheroid top cover
Digital heater
Insulated lockable lid
Cushioned floor
Drinks and snack tray
Side grab handles
Insulated ground mat
2 filter cartridges
1 chemical floater
Owner's DVD
Inflatable hot tub
170 air bubble jets
2 cushioned headrests
Digital heater
Hard water treatment system
Insulated lockable lid
Thermal ground mat
4 Filter cartridges
1 Chemical floater
Owner's DVD
Repair patches
Carry bag
Inflatable hot tub
140 air bubble jets
Digital heater
Hard water treatment system
Insulated lockable lid
Thermal ground mat
2 Filter cartridges
1 Chemical floater
Owner's DVD
Repair patches
Carry bag
Tech specsHeater – 1300W
Air Blower – 800W
Filter Pump – 24V/50W
Water flow - 460 gal/hour
Heater – 1300W
Air Blower – 750W
Filter Pump – 12V/50W
Water flow - 350 gal/hour
Heater – 1300W
Air Blower – 800W
Filter Pump – 12V/50W
Water flow - 460 gal/hour
Heater – 1300W
Air Blower – 800W
Filter Pump – 12V/50W
Water flow - 460 gal/hour
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Background Info

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.

This isn’t a hot tub you can hide away in the corner of your backyard. It’s a definite leisure feature.

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 say 4 adults can fit in the hot tub, remember this is when all 4 are sitting close together.

If you’re looking for a hot tub where you can lay back and relax, then this is definitely a 2-adult hot tub. Meanwhile, the pool area is big enough to take up to 8 small children, all jumping and splashing around.

What we think is really cool is that 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. So your kids are going to love this feature, and enjoy staying in the pool area even more!

Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set inflatable hot tub best reviewsPlease note though only the water in the hot tub area is 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 though 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). In total, the hot tub and pool with people in it is heavier than a Ford Taurus with 4 passengers!

Construction

This inflatable hot tub and pool is built of Fiber-Tech material and has an internal construction featuring vertical PVC panels. This makes it extremely strong and durable, but without losing any comfort. It is easily sturdy enough for 4 adults to sit on the sides of the hot tub and the pool without them buckling, as well as to withstand the constant coming and going of the children.

The Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set also comes with 2 inflatable benches, which are placed outside the hot tub and pool area.  These are great for relaxing, hanging out and chatting with friends, and keeping an eye on the children.

One great feature, as with all Intex portable spas, is the in-built hard water treatment system. This 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 a hard water area.

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

Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set portable hot tub reviewsIt was a bit of a shock to us when we found the Intex PureSpa Bubble Hot Tub and Pool Set weighs 225 lbs in its box. That means when it’s delivered to your home, you will need to think about how you’re going to get it out into your garden. And how you’re going to maneuver it around.

Because of its size, the 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 take about 30 minutes.

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 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: Inflate the 2 benches before you inflate the hot tub and pool. That’s because once the hot tub and pool is set up, it can be a little tricky attaching the inflator and hose to the benches.  


First off, you need to fill the hot tub and the pool area with water – even if you are only want to use one part. Fill both areas up to the maximum fill-line, which you can see on the inside walls. Then 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 18 hours, depending on the temperature of the water and that of the surrounding air. 

If you want to speed up the process, you can do what we and many other inflatable hot tub owners do, and that’s add some hot water when you’re filling it up. This cuts down on the time it takes to heat the water, reduces heating costs, and means your hot tub is ready to use much faster!

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 going to be somewhere you and your family will want to spend a lot of time over the summer.

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! Remember, though, it’s vital that younger children must never be left unattended in water this deep. We have written an article which we recommend you read on this topic: Keeping Children Safe In Your Inflatable Hot Tub (opens in a new tab).

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 just by reaching out your hand and pressing a button.

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.  

We also appreciate the fact that the cover can stay on the different sections of the hot tub if you want. So if you just want to use the hot tub, you can leave the pool covered over; or if your kids want to play in the pool, you can leave the hot tub covered up. This prevents the hot tub water from cooling, and ends up saving you money!

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.  Therefore go with the ones that you appeal to you, as long as they have some good reviews and are at a fair price. 

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

Where To Buy It

We recommend checking out the latest deals on Amazon.com for such a bulky item. They are a very safe site to buy hot tubs from and often include free shipping as part of the price. With such a heavy item, this is a definite bonus. To see the current deals or to read what other owners are saying about this hot tub, click on this link to head over to Amazon.

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