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Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Hot Tub Review

Chris King
Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Hot Tub Review

Intex’s Pure Spa heated bubbles make it a luxury experience by heating the air before it enters the bubble jets. Other spas use room temperature air, leading to quicker temperature loss. Heated bubbles help retain water temperature while feeling delightful on your skin.

Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Review

We take a look at and review the Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Portable Heated Bubble Hot Tub, a large jacuzzi great for families and parties.

Quick Stats

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Easily accessible from inside the spa, the touch button controls are simple to use. Adjust temperature settings, operate the 120 soothing bubble jets, or shut off the filtration system without the need to leave the comfort of the spa.

A hard water treatment system is built in to the spa. Hard water contains dissolved minerals that can clog a body’s pores causing skin to become dry and irritated. It can also reduce the life of filtration systems.

The hard water system protects the users as well as the spa equipment.

With room for 6 adults, you can invite family and friends to share in the delightful soothing heat and bubbles. When you have fewer guests, the extra room allows you to spread out for total relaxation.

Maintenance is simple with the Pure Spa easy filtration system. The two cartridges are easy to replace. The floating chlorine dispenser keeps the water safe and sanitary. A 3-way test strip makes testing simple, allowing you to monitor the free chlorine, pH, and total alkalinity levels in the water. Easier maintenance provides more time to relax and enjoy the spa.

Quick set up, courtesy of the included air pump, allows your Pure Spa to be ready to begin filling in about 30 minutes. The instruction manual is straightforward and has many illustrations to ensure proper set up and installation of the filtration and bubble jet systems.

Durability and Design

Made with thousands of high strength fibers, Fiber-Tech construction provides superior structural durability with a comfortable surface. When combined with 3-ply laminated material, the outer surface of the spa is heavy duty and puncture resistant making for a longer lifespan than other spas.

The construction is durable, yet the operation and maintenance is simple and easy. Heated bubbles and a hard water filtration system provide a luxury water experience to make the most of your spa time. Being able to change the spa’s location or store it away between seasons allows for extra convenience.

For ultimate comfort, durability, and support, the side walls contain 48 Fiber-Tech beams. This stability allows you to sit on the side walls for worry free foot dipping.

Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Hot Tub Review

The safety cover is lockable and fully insulated. This allows the water to retain heat for quicker, more spontaneous use. The cover locks to keep small children from accidentally entering the spa and aids in cleanliness by keeping out debris and dust. Two keys are provided for the locking buckles.

Needed to protect the spa against punctures and scrapes, the ground cloth also has thermal properties. Think of it as a layer of insulation between the spa and the ground, which is fantastic in cooler weather.
Pure Spa is made by Intex Recreation Corp. Intex has over 40 years of products and innovations devoted to bringing high quality products at affordable prices and designed for fun. Intex has high standards for quality, safety, and value. Intex products are available in over 100 countries worldwide.

Please note that the Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Portable Heated Bubble Hot Tub should not be set up in an area that provides direct sunlight exposure for extended periods of time.

In the Box

As well as the Intex spa you will also find in the box…

  • Insulated cover
  • Heating system
  • 3-way water test strip
  • 2 inflatable headrests
  • Hard water system
  • Filtration system with 2 filter cartridges
  • Floating pool chlorine dispenser
  • Thermal ground cloth
  • Inflation hose
  • Durable carry bag
  • Grab handles
  • Cover straps with child security locks and 2 keys

The Details

  • Seating Capacity: Up to 6 Adults
  • Water Capacity (80% full): 290 gallons
  • Inflated Size: Outer diameter is 85 inches, Inner diameter is 65 inches, Height is 28 inches
  • Maximum Water Temperature: 104 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Filled Weight: approximately 2,533 pounds

Pros and Cons

The Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Portable Heated Bubble Hot Tub had lots that we loved about it, but also a few things we think could be improved upon.

We Love

The large size! The larger seating capacity allows us to use it with more backyard gatherings. With enough room for 6 adults, we are able to open it up when hosting barbecues and parties. Smaller units make us feel like we have to keep the cover on for fear of excluding others. But gatherings aren’t the only reason we loved the size. When there are only two or three people in the Pure Spa, there’s plenty of room to truly stretch out and relax.

The study side walls and Fiber-Tech beams provide support and stability enough to sit on the walls. We loved being able to have a quick, revitalizing foot and leg dip after a long day when we only had a few minutes to relax.

Other likes!

  • Heated bubbles! 120 jets pumping out heated bubbles makes this spa bubbly and luxurious.
  • The insulated cover retains heat between uses and locks for extra security for families.
  • This complete package includes many things that would be additional costs with other spa units.


While it’s quick to inflate and fill, it can take a long time to heat the initial water. The description says up to 12 hours, but people filling it in colder climates or weather could find that it takes longer to reach the maximum 104 degrees.

Heat loss in cold weather cannot be quickly compensated for by the heater.

The pillows seem to be enjoyed only by taller users. Most bathers will find the sidewall more comfortable without the pillows.

Who Should Buy

The Intex Pure Spa 6-Person Inflatable Portable Heated Bubble Hot Tub is perfect for people who wish to entertain others. It’s great for families or groups of all ages. The extra space allows for more room to sprawl out and relax for just a few users. The carry bag makes storage easy for those who prefer seasonal use. Consumers looking for up front pricing will love that this complete package includes many of the accessories you want/need like a thermal ground blanket, locking cover, a hard water system, a 3 Way water test strips, and inflatable headrests.

Intex 28409E PureSpa 6 Person Home Inflatable Portable Heated Round Hot Tub Spa 85-inch x 28-inch with 170 Bubble Jets and Built in Heat Pump, Blue
  • Pampering yourself is easy in this relaxing heated water surrounded by soothing bubble jets; Lean your head back on the included headrests and enjoy the multi-colored LED light system
  • Provides relaxation at the touch of a button for up to 6 people with the easy-to-use control panel; The easy to use control panel activates the 170 high powered bubble jets surrounding the interior of the spa for a refreshing massage


This spa is a great portable spa from Intex, a company known for quality and value. Great construction, easy installation, and simple operation make this inflatable spa quick to set up and easy to maintain. The large size allows you to invite friends and family to join the party or allows smaller groups to sprawl out for maximum relaxation. Let the heated bubbles wrap you in luxury as you soak away your stress and worries in the Pure Spa experience.

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.

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