SaluSpa Realtree Inflatable Hot Tub Review

SaluSpa Realtree MAX-5 AirJet 4 Person Portable Inflatable Hot Tub SpaIf you’re an outdoors enthusiast, or if you want a low-price hot tub that’s quick to set up and loads of fun, then the SaluSpa Realtree Inflatable Hot Tub might be just what you’re looking for.

With its Realtree MAX-5 camouflage print on the outside, and cool blue-and-white mosaic print on the inside, it also looks different from any other inflatable hot tub we have ever seen.

Slightly shy of 6 feet in diameter, and with a good massage system of 88 bubble jets, this great little hot tub is perfect for 2 adults or a family with a couple of kids. It also comes with a nice range of features and accessories, making it a popular model among hot tub owners. It’s also currently one of the cheapest inflatable hot tubs you can buy, and there are some very good deals over on Amazon – although it’s worth checking these out soon, as they come and go!

The SaluSpa Realtree Inflatable Hot Tub – What You Get In The Box

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Green tick 88 AirJet massage system
Green tick Soft insulated floor with easy-drain feature
Green tick Inflatable locking cover
Green tick Automatic timer-controlled heating system up to 104F
Green tick Digital controlled water heater and massage system
Green tick Realtree MAX-5 camouflage print on the exterior walls
Green tick Cool blue and white mosaic pattern on the inside
Green tick 2 lift-handles
Green tick Chemical float and 2 spare filter cartridges

To help you see exactly what you get with the Saluspa Realtree, we have put together an easy-to-read table which includes all its specifications and features. It also compares it to other hot tubs of the same size and price-range.

SaluSpa Realtree Features & Comparisons

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External dimensions71in diameter x 26in deep71 x 71 x 28 inches71in diameter x 26in deep71in diameter x 26in deep
Internal dimensions51in diameter x 26in deep54 x 54 x 28 inches51in diameter x 26in deep55in diameter x 26in deep
Capacity
(stretched out)
2 adults2-3 adults2 adults2 adults
No. of air jets8811481130
Water capacity (80%)192 gallons222 gallons211 gallons210 gallons
Filled weight1,629lbs1,938lbs2,261lbs1,748lbs
Set up time15 minutes15 minutes15 minutes15 minutes
Electrical outlet110-120V110-120V110-120V110-120V
Heating to 104F18 hours24 hours24 hours20 hours
Shipping weight35lbs68lbs68lbs50lbs
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FeaturesInflatable hot tub
Realtree camouflage exterior
88 air bubble jets
Digital heater
Insulated inflatable lid
Insulated ground mat
2 filter cartridges
1 chemical floater
Owner's DVD
Repair kit
Inflatable hot tub
114 air bubble jets
Leatheroid exterior
Digital heater
Energy-saving timer
Insulated lockable lid
Insulated ground mat
2 Filter cartridges
1 Chemical floater
Pressure gauge
Owner's DVD
Repair patches
Inflatable hot tub
81 air bubble jets
Digital heater
Insulated inflatable lid
Insulated ground mat
2 filter cartridges
1 chemical floater
Owner's DVD
Repair kit
Inflatable hot tub
130 air bubble jets
Digital heater
Hard water treatment system
Insulated lid with zipper
Insulated ground cloth
1 filter cartridge
Repair kit
Tech specsHeater – 2000W
Air Blower – 800W
Filter Pump – 12V/50W
Water flow - 350 gal/hour
Heater – 2000W
Air Blower – 800W
Filter Pump – 12V/50W
Water flow - 320 gal/hour
Heater – 2000W
Air Blower – 800W
Filter Pump – 12V/50W
Water flow - 350 gal/hour
Heater – 900W
Air Blower – 600W
Filter Pump – 12V/50W
Water flow - 420 gal/hour
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Background Info

The SaluSpa Realtree is a round hot tub, measuring 71 inches across and 26 inches deep. It’s often sold as a 4 person spa, but that’s how many adults can sit in the tub, close together. If you want to lay back in your hot tub, stretched out, then its definitely better to see the Saluspa Realtree as a good-sized 2 person inflatable hot tub. It’s also a good size for a small family with a couple of young children.

Made by the Bestway Corporation, the SaluSpa Realtree is a very sturdy inflatable hot tub.  It has an I-Beam construction in the walls, and it’s made of triple layer thick PVC.  On top of that, the outside of the hot tub is covered in a layer of fabric-coated Realtree MAX-5 material. The camouflage design is not everyone’s taste, to be honest. But if you want an inflatable hot tub that looks like no other, and – we have to admit – really goes well on a deck or set against trees and bushes, then this is for you.

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If you do want to put your inflatable hot tub on a deck – or even inside – then make sure the deck or floor will hold the weight of the hot tub. The SaluSpa Realtree holds 192 gallons of water, which means when it is filled to the maximum mark, it weighs almost 1,700 lbs. That’s equivalent to a Plains Buffalo! So you need to check that the flooring or deck can support that kind of weight.  Also, you need to factor in the weight of the people in the hot tub as well, which can put the total weight over 2,000 lbs. To find out all about load bearing decks then it’s worth checking out the really useful decksgo website, where you will find this calculator is a useful place to start.

As well as the hot tub itself, the SaluSpa Realtree comes with a dark brown inflatable cover. This is important to keep the water clean from any debris, such as leaves and twigs, when you’re not using the tub. It also insulates the hot tub when it’s on, keeping the water nice and hot. The cover has lockable straps as well, so you can be sure that children can’t get into the hot tub unsupervised.

The hot tub also has a cushioned floor, something that not all Budget models have. This gives it a high level of comfort, and it adds to the insulation. If you want to use your inflatable hot tub throughout the winter – say in your garage or a garden room – then we recommend that you buy some cheap foam mats. You can get hold of the ones they use in sports halls and gymnasiums quite cheaply on sites like Amazon. Put them under the hot tub, and they will really boost the insulation in the cold weather.

Massage System

The SaluSpa Realtree has 88 AirJets, which will give you a good all-over massage. It’s not as strong as some of the more expensive models which are the same size, such as the MSpa B-130 Camaro inflatable hot tub, but then the Realtree costs a lot less!

With its 88 AirJets, though, this hot tub will give you a great hydrotherapy experience, as well as offer a soothing massage at the end of a stressful day.

How To Set Up Your SaluSpa Realtree Inflatable Hot Tub

aluspa realtree cam inflatable hot tub set upThe SaluSpa Realtree is a plug-and-play inflatable hot tub. This means you take it out of the box, lay it out, attach the inflator hose to the control panel and inflate it. It takes about 15 minutes to lay out and inflate, and then another 30 to 60 minutes to fill with water, using a garden hose.

A good feature of this portable spa is that it has two grab handles on the side. This means you can choose a slightly smaller space to house it if you wish, as you can inflate it in a larger area and then pick it up and slide it into place. It only weighs 35 lbs when fully inflated. So with 2 people, moving it around shouldn’t be a problem.

Once the hot tub is full of water, attach the digital control panel and press the heat control button.  It will take up to 24 hours to heat to the maximum temperature of 104F. This is the standard all for hot tubs. You can add hot water from your faucet if you want, to speed up the heating time.

When you are heating up the water, don’t forget to put the inflated cover on the hot tub, to keep in the heat.

Relaxing In The SaluSpa Realtree Inflatable Hot Tub

saluspa realtree cam inflatable hot tub control panelWith the water nice and hot, take off the cover and slip down into the soothing waters. Because of its sturdy construction, the walls are easily strong enough to support anyone who is a little unsteady on their feet. They are also strong enough for adults to sit on the sides without them buckling or giving way.

When you are in the water, you can turn on the massage system on the digital control panel. This is right outside the hot tub, so you don’t need to get out to adjust any of the controls. Be aware that when you use the massage system, the water does cool a little. However, unlike some low quality hot tubs, you can run the massage system and the water heater at the same time with the SaluSpa Realtree. Many hot tub owners have found this is an important feature when deciding which hot tub they should buy.

Who Should Buy The SaluSpa Realtree Inflatable Hot Tub?

  • People who want a highly-rated Budget model
  • People who want an inflatable hot tub that looks different
  • People who want their hot tub to blend in to the surroundings
  • People who want an affordable model which is super sturdy but also comfortable
  • People with limited space
  • People who want an easy-to-set-up and use hot tub

Don’t Buy It

  • If you are not absolutely in love with the camouflage design
  • If you want a more expensive model with lots of extras included in the price

Where To Buy It

We always purchase bulky and heavy items from sites such as Amazon.com because they can offer the most competitive prices and they are also a very safe site.  If you are interested in purchasing this hot tub or you just want to check the current price follow this link to Amazon. Buy it soon, as the prices on Amazon are subject to change!!

 

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