Is there a better way to relax after a long and hard day at work than soaking in a hot tub, especially in the summer? Regular hot tubs are pretty expensive but there is a cheaper alternative that can provide almost the same experience – inflatable hot tubs.
I’ve already tried various inflatable hot tubs and wrote you about them. However, all of them are designed for more than 2 people. Because they are big, you need more water and electricity to set them up. That can be expensive, especially if I want to relax all by myself or with my significant other.
That is why I’ve started my search for the smaller hot tub for up to two people and SaluSpa Siena by Bestway is one of the best that I could find. If you want to find out what to consider when buying inflatable hot tubs and more about Bestway’s SaluSpa Siena inflatable hot tub, please read on.
What to consider when buying an inflatable hot tub
Finding the right inflatable spa is not an easy job. If you already started your search, you probably noticed that there are so many options. That is why I’ve compiled a list of things to consider before buying an inflatable hot tub. I hope that the following list will make your choice much easier.
Size is the first thing you should always consider when buying an inflatable hot spa. Most people use them outdoors, in their backyard. However, not everybody has a space that can fit bigger tubs. That is why you should decide where you want to put your hot tub first and measure your space before buying.
In addition to space, bigger hot tubs also require more water and energy to heat up. If you want to keep your costs down, you should consider getting a smaller hot tub that can fit less people and hold less water.
Capacity is the next thing you should consider and is associated with the size of a hot tub. Bigger hot tubs can fit in more people but they take more space, water and electricity.
Inflatable hot tubs come in various capacities. They can usually hold from 2 to 8 people. However, you should know that maximum capacity can be too crowded and uncomfortable for many people.
If the space and cost is not a problem for you, I recommend getting a hot tub with bigger capacity. It will be more comfortable and spacious for smaller group of people. However, if you want a hot tub just for you and your significant other, I recommend getting a smaller hot tub.
3. Materials and durability
Quality is important thing to consider when buying inflatable hot tub. Hot tubs that are made of low quality materials are more prone to bending, buckling and tearing.
Hot spas that are made of high quality materials will cost you more, but they will also last longer.
4. Energy efficiency
Having a hot spa is not cheap, especially if you choose to buy bigger. That is why you should always look for those that are more energy efficient and have automatic temperature control.
Materials used for these products are also associated with energy efficiency. Always look for hot tubs that are made of materials that preserve more heat.
Bestway SaluSpa Siena AirJet Detailed Review
SaluSpa Siena is an inflatable tub by Bestway, a company that is known for various high-quality inflatables and above ground pools. They are one of the market leaders, so you can always expect the best products from them.
The manufacturer claims that this hot tub which is specially designed for two persons is perfect for muscles relaxation after a hard day at work or even as a romantic treat for you and your partner to enjoy together. The package includes inflatable spa, insulated cover, spa pump, maintenance DVD, beverage table, filter cartridges, pressure gauge and a chemical floater.
Pros & Cons
Features and benefits
The first thing that you’ll notice as soon as you open the package is how lightweight this tub is, even after you fill it with water. Thanks to its low weight, you can even put it on the deck.
Most hot tubs have round or rectangular shape, making it impossible to stretch your legs fully and completely relax your muscles. SaluSpa Siena has a elongated shape that is more similar to a bathtub or canoe than a hot tub, allowing you to fully extend your legs and be comfortable. Moreover, even taller people can soak in fully and have enough leg space.
The walls of SaluSpa Siena are made of reinforced 3 ply TriTech material with I-Beam construction so bending or buckling will not be a problem with this spa. Moreover, this material is also less prone to punctures so you don’t have to worry every time there is a pet running around your spa.
Many inflatable spas have walls and floors that are not cushioned enough, making you sore and uncomfortable after a long stay in a tub. However, this is not the case with SaluSpa Siena. Both walls and floor are cushioned, providing additional comfort under your foot and back. Moreover, the floor also prevents heat loss through the base of the spa, maintaining water temperature for longer periods of time.
SaluSpa Siena has a digital control panel that is placed on top of a pump and heater combo. With this panel you can easily control the pump, the heaters, the water filter and the jets There is also a built-in timer which lets you set the time when you want the spa to turn on or off. This way you don’t have to wait for the water to heat up and it will be ready whenever you want to use it.
Heating a water in an inflatable hot tub can take time, especially if it’s a bigger spa. Thanks to its smaller capacity (134 gallons at 80% capacity) and quality heaters, SaluSpa Siena takes less time to heat up than any other inflatable hot spa that I’ve tried. Even if you forget to set the timer on, it will be ready in less time than other inflatable spas.
When it comes to massage system, SaluSpa has 120 air jets that are surrounding the bottom. When you activate the bubble jets, they will pump warm air through the water, giving your body a nice and relaxing massage. Unfortunately, you cannot change the intensity of massage, which can be a disadvantage for those who like a massage that is more light or hard.
SaluSpa Miami is an inflatable hot spa that is also made by Bestway. The biggest difference between this spa and SaluSpa Siena is the capacity and shape. It comes in oval shape and can fit up to 4 people. However, I do think that 4 people are too much for this tub. That is why I recommend it for those who want smaller, two-people hot tub in more regular, oval shape.
Besides shape, bigger size and capacity, it is almost identical to SaluSpa Siena. It is made of TriTech material with I-Beam construction, has digital control panel with a timer, 120 air jets etc. They even have similar price.
This inflatable hot spa is more similar to SaluSpa Miami thatn SaluSpa Siena. The biggest difference between them are the looks. The inside of SaluSpa Realtree has a mosaic print inside, while the outside has a unique Realtree MAX-5 print outside. The manufacturer claims that with this print, SaluSpa Realtree is the perfect way to disguise and hide away from the rest of the world.
SaluSpa is an inflatable hot tub made by Coleman, a company that is widely known for their high quality outdoor recreational products and camping gear. SaluSpa inflatable hot tub has some features that even more expensive spas don’t have.
You can choose several rotations and intensities for massage jet. That way you can accommodate massage level to your needs. Having a choice is always nice, especially for those who don’t like massage that is too intensive.
SaluSpa’s cushioned floor provides additional comfort. Moreover, extra cushioning along with ground clot will minimize heat loss.
Finding the right inflatable hot spa is not an easy job, especially when there are so many options available. And since they are not that cheap, making a decision is even harder.
In my opinion, Bestway’s SaluSpa Siena is a great value for money. There are some features missing that wouldn’t raise the price like possibility to change massage intensity. However, you should not forget about the other features that even more expensive tubs don’t have. Moreover, these features are useful and not a gimmick.
SaluSpa Siena is a perfect hot tub for two people. It has a more comfortable shape, the heating is fast and the 120 air jets provide really good light massage.
I hope that with this review you’ve learned more about inflatable hot spas, what to consider when buying and that I’ve made your decision easier.