Everyone wants to come home at the end of a busy day and unwind. Taking a nice dip in a hot tub would be perfect. The Bestway brand understands the needs of people who would like a conventional hot tub but can’t afford one. This company manufactures innovative outdoor products that help customers enjoy leisure time without breaking the bank. One of its most popular items is the SaluSpa Palm Springs Portable Hot Tub. It is an inflatable item that delivers the same relaxing elements as a traditional hot tub but at a fraction of the price.
Setup of SaluSpa Palm Springs
|Flow Rate||320 gallons/hr|
|Heat Rate||2-3° F/hr|
|Max Temperature||104° F|
The world of portable spas includes items that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The SaluSpa Palm Springs is round with tan and white colors. This means that it blends well with most people’s outdoor decor. A person can place it on a deck, in the middle of the backyard, or on a private patio. Also, the round shape makes it ideal to sit inside of a gazebo. If a person wants to use it during all times of the year, it can be placed inside as well. It can be assembled in a basement or a covered sunroom. It measures 77 inches wide by 28 inches high. This makes it large enough to comfortably fit four to six adults. Even the tallest member of our team was able to stretch his legs while sitting. Nothing is worse than having a nice place to relax but feeling squished. The control unit adds another few feet onto the dimensions. The Palm Springs delivers superior strength and durability. Some people may question how long a plastic hot tub will last, but we were extremely impressed by the puncture-resistant exterior, which is crafted from a TriTech reinforced material. It includes a polyester mesh core that is covered with two layers of PVC. It is important to note that the material can only withstand outside and water temperatures between 40 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that when a person lives in a climate with cold winters, it will be necessary to store the unit away until the location warms up. When it comes time to drain the spa, a garden hose can be connected. Residual water can be released through the drain on the bottom of the unit. After it is down, we recommend placing it in an area with low humidity so that mold does not become an issue. The I-Beam construction keeps the walls strong. A person can sit on the side without worries that he or she will bend any parts. Also, an individual can lean against the side without another form of support. To get comfortable, there is no need for air pillows or similar items. This is something that sets this portable hot tub apart from many others. Few portable spas have this strong construction.
The performance of a portable hot tub is important. Many times, owners of inflatable hot tubs complain that it takes a long time to heat these units. The SaluSpa Palm Springs holds 254 gallons of water. This is a large amount of liquid that needs to be heated. Luckily, it is fitted with a 1,300 watt heating unit, which raises the temperature approximately 3 degrees each hour. Although this may seem low, it heats the water a full degree per hour more than similar units. We recommend using the insulated cover, which will speed the heating process. Also, it will help to maintain the temperature. We like the fact that this model allows a person to use the heater and the bubble massage feature at the same time. However, it is important to note that the bubble jets lower the water temperature. We liked the programmable heater function, which allows a user to control and to set the unit up to three days in advance. Besides conserving power, a person can set the time and duration of the heat. This ensures that a person can enjoy a warm hot tub whenever he or she wants to relax and does not waste money when the unit is not being used. The heater can remain in use for 48 hours. Along with the thermal cover, the base has a cushioned air pad. It sits beneath the unit and provides extra comfort under the feet and increases insulation. By far, the nicest feature is the bubble jet system. On the Palm Springs model, the jets are located all around the bottom of the tub, which means that everyone inside of the unit will get to experience the massage action. We appreciate that the sound of the jets is kept to a minimum so that a user can relax without distracting noises in the background. It is no louder than the sound that is produced by a small vacuum. If a person wants to enjoy a massage, the bubble jets offer light full-body stimulation. Unfortunately, there is no way to adjust the intensity. The system blows ambient air into the unit to create the jet action.
Maintenance of the SaluSpa Pam Springs is simple, but it requires a person to spend a small amount of time paying attention to the water freshness. The SaluSpa has a standard filtration system. It does not use saltwater or a hard water treatment. The automated system removes hair and other debris from the water. To make sure that everything is clean when a person wants to enjoy the hot tub, it can be turned on with the heater. To keep the water hygienic, there is a chemical floater system that comes with the unit. However, an owner will have to replenish the supplies so that the water quality in the hot tub remains high. A person can use chlorine or bromine tablets to make sure that everything stays fresh. Depending on the frequency of use, the tablets can be added every week or every two weeks. There are times when the filter may become clogged. This can be quite inconvenient, especially when a person is trying to heat the water overnight. When a blockage occurs, the control unit shuts off. This means that the pump and the heater do not function. Luckily, cleaning the filter is easy. It can be removed and hosed. As an extra measure to maintain clean water, we recommend placing the cover securely on top when the tub is not being used. Velcro straps are on the cover and help to keep it in place so that loose objects cannot fall into the water.
It is advised to assemble the hot tub in the location of its delivery. This spa is quite heavy. The box weighs approximately 90 pounds. Although one person can complete the assembly, it helps to have a small group available. It is simple to inflate and to connect the unit. The pump and all necessary tools are included, and an instructional DVD is in the box. When three members of our team tackled the task of assembly, the hot tub was up and ready in under one hour. Adding the water and turning up the heat are the last two tasks.
The SaluSpa Palm Springs is one of the best portable hot tubs available. If a person doesn’t have the time or the money to spend on a conventional unit, this portable item is a great alternative. It provides plenty of space and nice power. The pump and jet system offer a refreshing spa experience. Bestway provides a solid warranty, and the brand’s customer service is always willing to help with problems that may arise. Thanks to the durable construction and design, it is sure to hold up to many years of hard use. Whether a person wants to spend a special night with a loved one or wants to party the night away with friends, this is an excellent portable hot tub that will offer hours of relaxation and enjoyment. It is perfect for people of all ages. Parents will love when their children spend time playing with their water toys and stay entertained for hours. When the children are away, couples can spend some romantic time together as well. Older individuals will appreciate the therapeutic benefits. The massaging bubbles will soothe aching muscles and joints, which will be a wonderful treat for people with arthritis or similar ailments. Thanks to the affordable price of the SaluSpa Palm Springs, a person can easily bring the feel of an expensive resort to his or her home.