Today we are going to review the Lifesmart Rock Solid Simplicity Plug and Play 4 Person Hot Tub Spa With 13 Jets. When you are considering buying a hot tub of any kind it is an investment, but if you don’t own your own property you don’t want to be paying a lot of money installing a hot tub that you have to take out when you leave. The way around that is to check out a portable hot tub that has no installation and can go with you wherever you live. This Lifesmart Simplicity Hot Tub fits into that category.
Lifesmart Rock Solid Simplicity Hot Tub Review
- Item may ship in more than one box and may arrive separately
- 4-person capacity
- Rock Solid sandstone Sahara shell and surround
- 13 high-therapy jets with a waterfall
- Deluxe Balboa digital control; 12-volt spa light with red and blue lens cap
This Lifesmart Simplicity hot tub is a moulded unit that is in one piece. It is quite heavy so you will need to make sure that you have help to get it into the place you have determined it will go. If you don’t already have an outside electrical socket already installed you may need to get one of these added for safe use.
The hot tub and surround are made of an eco thermal plastic material which is extremely durable and long lasting and this has full foam insulation which also help towards energy savings. It is 42 x 84 x 66 inches in size and the motor and pump is housed inside the surround. When placing your hot tub in place make sure that you can get access to this motor panel on the side of the tub as there is also a drain tube in the bottom of there so that you can drain your tub when it needs cleaning out and you wont’t be able to move it when it’s full of water.
This Lifesmart hot tub is meant for 4 people and has 4 moulded bucket seats, one in each corner, to sit on. People who already have one of these hot tubs have stated that it’s a tight fit for 4 adults and better for 2 people or 2 adults and children. I think this is because the footwell isn’t too large for 4 lots of feet and a tangle of knees but it’s going to depend on the size of the individuals.
Once you have received your hot tub you have a small amount of assembly required to fit the buckles on so that you can secure the cover over the hot tub. You need to do this before you add water so that you can manoeuvre it around to drill the holes in. The cover is required before you start to heat the water to hold that heat in.
The cover is thick and insulated and folds in the middle so you can just fold it back halfway if you want to add chemicals or just test the water. The cover can lock down so that it gives some added security and can’t be blown off in windy weather.
When you’re ready you only need to fill with water and plug it in to start it heating. This is fully automatic and all you need to do is set the temperature you want your water to be. The default is 100F is you forget to set it and you have the option to go up to 104F. Once it has reached the required heat the heater switch off and will automatically kick in again when the temperature drops a few degrees so it can keep a constant heat. You don’t want to fill the water too high, depending on how many people are going to use the hot tub you don’t want the water to spill over the sides.
There are simple controls on the top of the Simplicity hot tub to adjust the temperature, a knob to control the strength of the jets and also to control the waterfall. The filter is easy to remove for cleaning as it’s accessible from the top of the hot tub. Spare filters are available from Amazon.com or any spa shop. These filters can be washed off with a hose and re-used.
There are 13 water jets divided among the seats, 3 of them have 3 jets and 1 has 4 jets so everyone can feel that water massage. You also have some mood lighting so that if you use the tub at low light you get some pleasant lighting.
If you find it difficult to get into the tub you can purchase a step that can help and if the seats are too deep for you or your children you can get inflatable booster cushions to make it feel more comfortable.
They love the fact that you can just plug it in and it will just work with little interference on your part. The best part is it will keep on working through the winter months no problem. They feel that the cost of running is not excessive and worth the fact that you can use it every night. They think that it is more value for money than an inflatable.
The main bugbears is that some customers had problems with the unit not working or stopping working after a few months also some feel the warranty isn’t very good. They feel that the access to the cable and the pump could be better designed as if you put it in a corner to hide the cable you can’t access the pump.
This is a bigger investment than if you bought an inflatable hot tub but customers are finding that they have less problems and that the tubs last longer. The Lifesmart Rock Solid Simplicity Plug and Play 4 Person Hot Tub Spa With 13 Jets is a great tub for a small family or a couple and can give hours of pleasure and relaxation even in the winter.