If you are looking for a compact or smaller inflatable hot tub for you and your partner then the Miami hot tub spa maybe jus the one for you. The Bestway Lay-Z-Spa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub spa is one go the smallest inflatable hot tubs on the market at just 180cm wide, it is the perfect size for 2 people and at a squeeze can fit 4, however for 2 adults and 2 children this is ideal. This hot tub is a popular choice and one of the best sellers on a leading on liens store in both the US and the UK. It is a good size and well priced and has a range of good features too.
First off this hot tub is really easy to set up. There are no need for special tools or the need for a specialist tradesmen to set up. Just unbox it all, there are clear step by step instructions on how to set up and also a DVD you can watch that shows you exactly what to do. Once set up the hot tub will quickly inflate using the pump that comes with this, just plug it in and let it inflate. Once inflated it is then a matter of filling the spa, connecting a hose pipe to the tap and letting it fill is the easier and quickest way, if all fails you can use a bucket however it will take a lot of buckets to fill!
Once filled it is time to let it heat up, it is a good idea to let it heat up over night so that come the next day it is ready to use. Heating the spa from cold can take up to 10 hours, so don’t expect to be using it right away. Once heated you can kick back and relax. The Lay-Z-Spa hot tub has 81 little air jets built into it, that create the bubbles. This creates a very relaxing and soothing experience that also very nice on those aching muscles.
The external pump for this spa has all the controls on it allowing you to adjust the temperature up and down, as well as turning the air jets on and off. The maximum temperature the water can be heated to is 104F (40C), this is certainly warm enough for most and is very comfortable to relax in.
When in the hot tub, the air jets can cool the water, however unless you are in the for a few hours this isn’t an issue, and when not in use it can reheat to its set temperature.
This hot tub comes with an inflatable cover that helps stop debris from falling in, and also helps maintain heat too. The height of this spa is 65cm, when relaxing in this the water comes up to around your shoulders depending on your height. If there are more of you in the spa then you won’t be able to relax or stretch out as much so you will have to sit more upright, and the water would be at chest height. With the water being nice and warm this isn’t an issue really, however if you want something bigger than the slightly larger Vegas spa maybe worth looking at.
From the outside the hot tub is black and has a matching cover, on the inside there is a mosaic pattern printed on, something you may see at a swimming pool that gives the water a really nice and inviting blue color. It really does make it look very inviting.
What you get
The Bestway Lay-Z-Spa Miami Inflatable Hot Tub comes with everything you need, but the water! In the box you get the following:
- 1 x Inflatable Spa with iBeam walls
- 1 x Reinforced Cover
- 1 x Heater Pump
- 2 x Filter Cartridges
- 1 x Chemical Floater
- 1 x Setup / Maintenance DVD
- People: 2 to 4 Adults
- Water Capacity (80%): 800 L (192 Gal.)
- Inflated Size: 1.80cm x 65cm (71″ x 26″)
- Filled Weight: 1,026kg (2,261lb)
- Max. Heat Capability: 40C (104F)
- Certification: CE/GS/ EMC approved
Cost and Maintenance
Once set up you will have an increase on your electricity bill when using it as the pump heats up the water and maintains this over the time it is set up. Whatever hot tub you buy there will always be this cost and it isn’t too much in the grand scheme.
To get the best from this inflatable hot tub you just need to look after it, cleaning out the filters, changing when needed and also checking the water. Keeping the filter clean helps to protect the pump as it removes any stones, hair or debris from the water as it pumps it round.
In the instructions it says you should change the water every 5 to 6 weeks, but I think depends who and how often you use it, and really is up to you, if you think the water doesn’t look so inviting then change it!
Pros & Cons
At this price point it is hard to fault and there are certainly many benefits and things to love about this inflatable hot tub.
Things we love
- Very very easy to set up, and comes with a useful set up DVD too
- Perfect size for couples or smaller gardens
- Looks very stylish and inviting
- Great price and great value, very relaxing and enjoyable for a small investment
- Would be great if the pump heated the water while it is in use
- Doesn’t come with any chemicals, so you need to buy these separately.
- Feels like an age when it’s heating up after filling (Really struggling with things to dislike about this!)
This is the perfect inflatable hot tub for couples. If you are looking for a hot tub for 2 adults then is is ideal, it is well built, comes with everything you need and is very well priced and makes great value. If you have kids or perhaps want a hot tub you can enjoy with friend then you may want to consider something slightly larger, such as the Lay-Z-Spa Vega spa which is ideal for 4 adults.
For the price it is hard to fault, it looks great, works really well and is perfect for the summer. Be it you and your partner, or your kids, this is perfect for relaxing in, if you are looking at investing in an inflatable hot tub then this is certainly worth considering. It is well priced and if looked after can be used for many years to come. A great hot tub for the money and worth every cent.
About the author: Chris loves the outdoors and has developed a love of gadgets and inflatable toys, from kayaking and paddle boarding to relaxing in his hot tub at home. The founder of WhichInflatable and has been the editor for 7 years.