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Coleman SaluSpa inflatable hot tub review

The Coleman SaluSpa is perfect if you’re looking for an affordable, inflatable hot tub that’s sturdy enough to match a professionally installed hot tub.

Coleman SaluSpa inflatable hot tub review
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

The Coleman SaluSpa inflatable hot tub is an affordable alternative to a professionally installed hot tub, offering stability, durability, and a host of features to rival its more expensive counterparts.

Pros

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    Reasonably priced

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    Cushioned floor

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    Easy control panel

Cons

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    Claims to fit six, but that would be a squeeze

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    Heater and bubbles won't work simultaneously

Nothing beats the feeling of sinking into a warm, bubbling hot tub at the end of a busy working day, and now you can enjoy your own spa-style hot tub at home thanks to the Coleman SaluSpa. 

Offering enough space for up to 6 people, the Coleman SaluSpa comes equipped with 140 air jets to give your aching muscles an invigorating soak. Simply select the water temperature and jet pressure using the digital control panel and let the jets get to work. Whether you’re after a blissful evening soak or a full-on pummeling, this hot tub can do it all.

Coleman SaluSpa: Key specs

 Capacity: 242 gallons

Dimensions (inflated): Diameter 77", Depth 28" 

Max temperature: 104 degrees F

Number of jets: 140

Energy Star Certified: N

Easy to set up and operate, the Coleman SaluSpa is inflated or deflated using the pump provided, while lift handles make moving it about your deck or yard a breeze. At 88 lbs, it’s lighter than many inflatable hot tubs. It can also be folded down and stored away when not in use.

Coleman is known for the quality and durability of its outdoor products, and this hot tub is no exception. Reinforced PVC and vertical beam construction gives peace of mind that your hot tub guests will be safe and comfortable while the soothing massage system gets to work. 

Hygiene concerns are not a problem either. The Coleman SaluSpa also comes with a chemical dispenser attached to the inside of the hot tub, dispersing a stable level of chloride to keep germs at bay, and water clean and healthy. 

Our review takes a deeper dive into all the features that come with the Coleman SaluSpa, including a look at how users rate the hot tub on sites like Amazon. And if it isn’t the right hot tub for you, our buying guide to the best inflatable hot tubs (opens in new tab) is certain to have your perfect fit. 

Coleman SaluSpa: Design

Measuring 6 feet 4 inches across, the 28-inch deep Coleman SaluSpa holds up to 242 gallons of water. The tub is made of two layers of PVC reinforced with a layer of polyester mesh in between. 

The tub features vertical beam construction, which adds additional support with vertical vinyl panels inside the inflatable tub wall, and the hot tub will easily support you if you lean against the tub wall. The tub has a synthetic PVC exterior in bright Coleman green. 

This is the only color available, but we think it blends well into most lawns. The whole package weighs 88 lbs when unfilled, and as portable inflatable tubs go, that’s not bad.

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The Coleman SaluSpa has a sturdy construction.  (Image credit: Coleman)

The tub is made to comfortably seat four to six adults, and a cushioned ground mat adds to the comfort. The ground cloth not only protects the tub from dirt and debris, it also puts an extra layer of cushioning between the people in the tub and the ground underneath.

The combination pump and heater uses digital controls, and heats the water up to 104 degrees. With a heating rate of 2 degrees Fahrenheit per hour, the water will need to heat overnight to reach its maximum temperature. This means you’ll want to set up the hot tub and start heating the water the day before you want to use it.

One common complaint with the Coleman SaluSpa is that it won't heat your water and run bubbles automatically. Running your jets can cause the temperature of your tub to drop, so you can't run them for too long without feeling a significant difference. 

One thing we do like about the Coleman SaluSpa is that it automatically detects when the temperature of your water drops and switches on the heater to maintain it. The control panel sits alongside the tub in an egg-shaped attachment, and it can be easily reached from within.

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The Coleman SaluSpa can be inflated in as little as ten minutes.  (Image credit: Coleman)

The Coleman SaluSpa has an air blower, which provides air for the tub’s 140 bubble jets. These jets are high quality, although they won't rival what you can get when you invest one of the best hot tubs (opens in new tab)

The air blower can also be used to inflate the tub during setup, and it includes a pressure gauge to help you avoid overinflating the tub. The valves built into the tub should let you inflate it easily, and they prevent air from escaping when you disconnect the hose. A specialized tightening wrench is included in the package, which lets you tighten the valve setting to prevent growing leaks over time.

Coleman SaluSpa: Performance

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The Coleman SaluSpa heats up at an average of two degrees per hour.  (Image credit: Coleman)

The Coleman SaluSpa comes with a fitted top cover, made of the same green PVC material that covers the outside of the tub. A foil lining helps the top cover to better retain heat, and an inflatable disc sits atop the tub, underneath the fitted cover. Around the outside of the tub you’ll find several clips to secure the cover, as well as built-in handles for repositioning the inflated tub before filling it with water.

In addition to the ground mat, valve wrench and pressure gauge, the Coleman SaluSpa also comes with one filter cartridge, a chemical floater, a patch kit and plenty of instruction resources which cover set-up and maintenance. Users report that this inflatable goes through filters quite quickly, so it's a good idea to stock up when you buy. The warranty is for a standard one year of limited coverage.

Coleman SaluSpa: User reviews

On average, the Coleman SaluSpa has a 4-star rating on Amazon. On Warmth and Ease of Assembly, it has an average rating of 4.3 stars. It also performs particularly well when it comes to its timer setting and sturdiness.

This spa is wonderful. It was easy to set up, it heats up quickly. It is comfortable to sit in, it has a nice padding to the bottom." Another says that it is far more suited to four people than six, but praises its ease of use. "We've had this for over a year now and are more than happy with it! We really wanted a hot tub but were not willing to spend thousands of dollars on one. This one is very easy to set up, take down, clean, and maintain.

Amazon customer

Should you buy the Coleman SaluSpa?

There’s no surprise the Coleman SaluSpa is one of the most popular inflatable hot tubs on the market. Affordable, but durable, this hot tub provides a spa-like experience that’s hard to beat at this price point. User reviews praise the Coleman SaluSpa for how easy it is to set up and use, while budget-minded folks are happy with its performance at such a low price point.

Although the Coleman SaluSpa can fit up to 6 people, it may feel like a squeeze once you’re all in. But if you’re looking for a hot tub that’s roomy enough for four adults, has an impressive number of jets, and is easy to inflate, deflate, and store away when you need to, then this is the hot tub for you. 

If this product isn't for you

If you’re after an inflatable hot tub with more of a wow factor, check out the Bestway 54190E SaluSpa Helsinki (opens in new tab). With an ultra-stylish wood paneling design and seven seats, this hot tub brings a touch of Scandi-chic to any backyard. 

For hot tub lovers who want more of a pool party vibe, the Intex PureSpa Portable Bubble Jet Spa (opens in new tab) features comfortable headrests and LED lights, with space for up to 4 guests.

If a romantic evening is more your style, the Aleko 130-Jet Inflatable Hot Tub (opens in new tab) is suitable for up to 2 adults and comes complete with an in-built drinks tray. Just right for kicking back with your other half and watching the sunset.  

Millie is a former staff writer for the Top Ten Reviews brand who now works across Future's Home portfolio. Her spare time is spent traveling, cooking, playing guitar and she's currently learning how to knit. Millie loves tracking down a good deal and keeping up-to-date on the newest technology and kitchen appliances.  

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