If you’re looking for an inflatable hot tub and you want it for 2 – 4 people then you might want to review the SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub. This Miami Airjet is a smaller sized hot tub which has a diameter of 71 inches, it’s big enough for 2 people to sit side by side comfortably but you can get up to 4 people sitting close together.
The reasons people consider a smaller tub is either because of the space required to install it, if you’re putting in on a deck you might be limited in size or weight, this 4 person tub holds less water so gives a less overall weight. Lastly there is a cost issue in heating up a hot tub so less water can save energy costs.
SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub – Pros and Cons
This portable hot tub has a black exterior with a white and blue interior and is made of a durable TriTech material with an I-beam construction. What this gives you is a strong sided tub when inflated which can bear the weight of a person sitting on the side of it.
The Miami Airjet is a great hot tub with a lot of features, but below are some pros and cons you might want to consider…
Hot tub is easy to setup
Just in case you have a vision in your head of blowing this thing up like a beach ball then let me clear that up for you, the control pump supplied with this hot tub to run it is also used to inflate it. You need to find a space where you want place your hot tub, it needs to be flat with access to an electricity outlet. They have made sure with this tub to have the outlets marked up so it is easy to couple it with the pump. Firstly though you need to inflate it by connecting the inflation adapter and hose to the tub and the pump and press the bubble button to blow air into it. You will know you have sufficient air in it when it is firm to the touch.
The connectors on the pump unit have letters so you connect it correctly to the right point on the hot tub, no tools are required though because the connectors are hand tightened only, and the filter housing, which holds the replaceable filters is easily screwed into place. That’s all thats required before you’re ready to fill with water.
Control pump simple to use.
The pump and the hot tub are easy to connect together but you need it to be simple to use while you are in the tub. All the controls are press button, and they are set in a circular style display with a led display in the centre. From the top left there is an auto-lock button which activates in 5 minutes, to release press for 3 seconds. Next is the timer button so you can decide when you want the heater to come on and you can also set the temperature. You have a filter button to turn the filter on and off, a light shows when it is on, you have the option to display the heat in Celsius or Fahrenheit and then there is a heater button to start the heating function, the temperature can be adjusted with the arrow buttons but most people heat it to the maximum 104F. Finally you have the bubble massage button which when pressed automatically turns off the heater. All of these buttons can be accessed from when you are seated in the tub.
Can be emptied easily
Although you will have a water maintenance program going on you will still need to change your water on a regular basis and to do this you need to be able to empty the hot tub easily. When this hot tub is filled to the line with water it holds 177 gallons, so you won’t be able to move it when it’s full. You need to make sure your hose can reach a drain from where you are placing your hot tub.
To empty is pretty easy, you fasten your stopper caps to the valves on the inside of the spa, this will stop the water from escaping. Now remove the pump by loosening the connectors and attach a cap to outlet A. (These caps come with hot tub) Fix the hose adapter to your garden hose and attach both to connector B, make sure that the other end of your hose is at the drain then remove the lower cap from the inside of the spa. Once it’s empty make sure you dry it properly before you pack it away.
72 hrs hibernation
There is a safety function built in to this pump system which automatically goes into hibernation if no button is pressed in 72 hours. If you have the heater system setup on timer and you don’t actually use the hot tub and press a button for 3 days it will turn off meaning a long re-heat if you don’t notice. This is less of a problem if you use your hot tub daily, but if you are a weekend user this can be a pain if you forget to go out and press a button to let it know you’re still there.
Can’t use bubble jets and heater at the same time.
One of the common gripes about these spa’s is the fact that when you use the bubble massage system you can’t use the heater at the same time. The bubbles have a 30 minute auto shut off and in that time the temperature can drop a few degrees. The bubbles going through the water can make it feel a bit cooler too. To be fair this is an issue with most portable hot tubs with bubble jets. It’s easy to switch the heater back on as soon as the bubbles are finished but the temperature only rises a few degrees an hour.
Most portable hot tubs don’t come with seats included, they are available as accessories but it is an added cost. This spa is 26 inches deep as isn’t filled to the top, for most adults this might not be a problem unless you are not very tall where the height of the water may be a little uncomfortable. You can buy seats for in the spa to raise your height and they are good for kids too.
If you’re going to buy a small portable hot tub then this SaluSpa Miami AirJet Inflatable Hot Tub is a good choice. It’s can be set up in no time, can fit into smaller places but it has plenty of space to stretch out for 2 people.