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gailcox
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Inflatable hot tub

Post by gailcox » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:04 pm

For years and years and years my husband has been wanting a hot tub. It has never worked out, mainly because of price. However, I recently saw an inflatable hot tub that got pretty good reviews. It is sold at Target, of all places and is about $499. I didn't even know such a thing exists! I googled "inflatable hot tub" and there are many choices beside the Target one. do any of you have experience with such a hot tub? Thank you.

barnaclebob
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Re: Inflatable hot tub

Post by barnaclebob » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:08 pm

Sounds like a pain in the rear. Is it meant to be set up semi permanently?

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Re: Inflatable hot tub

Post by hicabob » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:12 pm

Even if it only lasts a couple years, $500 is a bargain to see if you really do want one.

bs010101
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Re: Inflatable hot tub

Post by bs010101 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:18 pm

Not inflatable but we've been very happy with the Spa in a Box:

http://www.amazon.com/Comfort-Line-Prod ... B000A0A3X4

gailcox
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Re: Inflatable hot tub

Post by gailcox » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:57 pm

This is the one from Target:

http://www.target.com/p/intex-purespa-i ... atable+spa

bs010101, I actually researched the one you have too. The reviews are pretty good on it. Does the temp really get hot enough to enjoy? How long have you had it? What do you like most about it? What do you like least about it? any and all info you can pass on to me would be appreciated! Thanks so much!

gailcox
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Re: Inflatable hot tub

Post by gailcox » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:07 pm

and this one has great reviews on amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NB3P98G?psc=1#Ask

I'm intrigued!

gail

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Re: Inflatable hot tub

Post by bs010101 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:34 am

gailcox wrote:This is the one from Target:

http://www.target.com/p/intex-purespa-i ... atable+spa

bs010101, I actually researched the one you have too. The reviews are pretty good on it. Does the temp really get hot enough to enjoy? How long have you had it? What do you like most about it? What do you like least about it? any and all info you can pass on to me would be appreciated! Thanks so much!
It goes up to 104. That's plenty hot - takes a minute to ease into it comfortably. Unlike more expensive hot tubs (from my reading), this one goes lower in temp from the jets. They shut off after 15 minutes, at which point the temperature has usually dropped to 102 or 101. Still plenty hot. We got it last year, and keep it in the basement. We use it regularly at night in the winter. You need to get chemicals to put in - we use the natural ones from Oceantis.com. The only real issue is I had trouble getting the material smooth on the bottom, so there are some wrinkles, but not a big issue. It is very easy to assemble. At the end of last winter, I drained it using an electric pump and cleaned it, and refilled it at the start of this winter.

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Re: Inflatable hot tub

Post by lululu » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:30 am

I and I suspect other people would not buy a house with a hot tub any more than I'd buy one with a pool, the maintenance and insurance issues would be a hassle, so an inflatable one sounds like the ticket. I assume it is easy to deflate and take with you or toss if you move.

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Re: Inflatable hot tub

Post by westie » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:57 am

22 inch depth? no thanks

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Re: Inflatable hot tub

Post by eharri3 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:53 pm

I have a hot tub. I treat it once a week and drain/clean/refill it once per year. Once you get the chemical treatments down it's really not that big of a deal.

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