The moment you step into an Intex PureSpa Jet Massage Delux Inflatable Hot Tub, you step into bliss. These outstanding portable hot tubs have all of the features commonly found on high end fixed hot tubs, are priced at an amazing point and offer the extra feature of portability! You can luxuriate in the hot water and feel the massage jets releasing tension, relaxing your sore muscles, and rejuvenating you after just a few minutes. What more can you ask?
In this article, we will look closely at all of the great features of the PureSpa, and give an idea of what it is like to be in one of these units.
Intex PureSpa Jet Massage Basic Features
- Attractive octagonal design with handsome glossy black finish.
- Seats four tightly, and two comfortably.
- Single unit water heater/inflation pump/massage blower with easy to use control panel.
- 120 bubble jets placed along the bottom edge of the tub.
- Four Massaging Jets placed along the sides of the tub for maximum relaxation.
- Hard water filtration system and salt water sanitation system.
- Includes insulated cover, carrying bag, floating pool chlorine dispenser, a thermal blanket for insulation, and inflation hose.
- One Year Warranty
After a long day, you will sink into the gently bubbling 104′ water of the Intex PureSpa Jet Massage, close your eyes, and relax your troubles away. Reach over to the control panel and trigger the jets. Aaah, that’s just right.
Now take a sip of a glass of wine, and we’ll go over the details of this great portable spa.
The first, most striking aspect of the Intex Jet and Bubble Inflatable Spa is its unique octagonal design. Most inflatable hot tubs have a circular, tubular shape, one that can sometimes look… well, like a cheap inflatable hot tub. There’s nothing wrong with that, but with its octagonal shape and deep Onyx black finish, the Intex Jet and Massage Bubble Spa has a fundamentally different shape and look, and speaks to quality, as opposed to low price.
Dimensions and Capacity
The Intex Jet and Bubble Delux Massage Spa Set has the following dimensions and capacity:
- Exterior Inflated Area: 79″ x 79″ Octagonal
- Interior Inflated Area: 59″ x 59″ Octagonal
- Inflated Wall Height: 28″
- Water Capacity: 210 gal (80% full of water)
- Weight When Filled: 2,500 lbs (approximately)
- User Capacity: 4 adults (tightly), and 2 adults (comfortably)
- Shipping Weight: 160 lbs
Water Heater and Pump Specs
The control panel that manages all of the heating, inflation/deflation, and air pump controls is easy to use, attractive, and well designed. The specs of the pump/heating unit are as follows:
- Water Flow: 460gal/hour +
- Heating System Speed: 2′-3’F per hour of heating
- Water Temperature Range: 68′-104′ F
The Bubble Jets on the Intex PureSpa Jet Massage unit are placed in a ring along the bottom of the tub, where the tub base meets the walls. 120 small holes are present in this ring, and when the unit is turned on in the bubble setting, air is propelled through these holes, which translates into a relaxing bubbly experience for those inside the tub.
Unlike most fixed hot tubs, the bubbles are only dispersed along this ring, as opposed to throughout the base. However, with the great number of holes present on this ring system, there is plenty of movement in this design and a great deal of enjoyment for those inside the spa.
The Massage Jets
Embedded in the walls of the PureSpa Jet and Massage spa are four adjustable air jets, similar to what is commonly found in many fixed hot tubs. These high powered water jets separate the PureSpa Jet Massage from many lesser inflatable hot tubs that do not feature these jets. When turned on, these jets supply pressure and activity through the walls, and when a sore back is rested against these jets, many find that soreness goes away. The jets massage aching joints and soothe weary muscles.
Aah, that’s the spot.
Construction and Design
All of the spas Intex makes are made of the same high-quality vinyl material Intex calls Fiber-Tech. The design consists of an inner and outer wall, with channels in between for air. Cris-crossing these walls are a fiber mesh that provides a great deal of strength and resilience to the FiberTech. The material is 3-ply and is puncture and sun-bleach resistant.
The Intex portable spa is 28″ high and will be easy for most people to get in and out of without a ladder or step. The Fiber-Tech walls, when fully inflated, are quite stable and allow users to sit on the wall of the tub without causing the walls to collapse.
The base of this unit is made of a cushioned thermal ground cloth, which does not inflate like the sides do. The purpose of this base is to separate the tub from the ground, for comfort and insulation.
The base acts as the seat for those inside the tub, and there really is no need for additional seating unless users want to be less submerged. The wall height and proper water level of the PureSpa are designed around the assumption that the users will be seated on the floor.
Hard Water System
Hard Water can be uncomfortable on the skin, and Intex has included a handy hard water treatment system to make the water feel very nice and pleasant against the skin, and against bathing suits and even the walls of the tub.
Water passes through an electromagnetic hard water filtration system, which removes calcium and other irritants. This filtration will make users feel more comfortable, and will also increase the operating life of the tub, as the minerals are not particularly good for the tub, either!
Items Included in the Package
The Intex PureSpa Jet Massage hot tub comes with several accessories that help maintain water quality, and help keep the tub running properly. The whole package includes the following items:
- The inflatable spa
- The heating/pump unit and control panel with waterproof cover
- Insulating base blanket
- Floating pool chemical dispenser
- Inflation hose
- Insulating cover, with a locking mechanism for security.
- Storage bag capable of fitting all of the pieces.
Over time, you’ll need additional water filters. The Intex Type S1 filter cartridges are the ones that you need for the PureSpa. To balance your spa’s water, be sure to get a test kit and either pH Down or pH Up, depending on your needs. Then you’ll need Bromine tablets and probably some shock for the first time you get the water going.
The Bottom Line
The Intex PureSpa Octagonal spa line is an outstanding system, that is well designed and does not feel like an inflatable spa. It has all the features you want, in a portable package, and is quite well built and will last for years. Intex includes a one year warranty on the PureSpa Jet Massage, so you can be confident they stand behind their products.
These units will eat up some electricity, so beware. Depending on your electricity rates, the amount you use the spa, and the outside temperature, expect $30-100 of additional electricity per month, depending on how much you use the spa.
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- Approximate inflated inner/outer diameter: 59"/79"; Height: 28"
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Last update on 2021-10-05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
See our article on Inflatable Spas for more information about several different models, but the bottom line is that the Intex PureSpa Jet Massage is the best model available.