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If you're looking for a good value in an inflatable hot tub, the Jilong Avenli 4 Person Spa Prolong Deluxe is one of the most affordable on the market. It’s more than just a cheap inflatable hot tub, however, with a portable design that makes it a particularly good inflatable spa if you travel or expect to move in the future.
The inflatable tub is made of polyester-reinforced PVC, and it has an artificial leather exterior cover. The tub has a diameter of 70 inches, with an interior diameter of 55 inches, but it only measures 25 inches deep. That’s a little smaller than many of the inflatable hot tub out there. It has a maximum capacity of 190 gallons of water and is made to seat either three adults or two adults and two children. Though the tub has less capacity than other models, it is also smaller and easier to take with you. Uninflated and unfilled, the tub weighs a very portable 65 pounds.
The pump and heater unit includes built-in water filtering with swappable filter cartridges, and it has digital controls for temperatures up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The company doesn’t specify how quickly the water heats up, but it does suggest setting up the tub the day before its first use, so as to let the water heat up overnight. That’s consistent with the heating rate of 1 F to 2 F per hour most heaters can manage. The pump and heater unit also has a built-in air blower, which inflates the hot tub and provides the air for the tub’s 88 bubble jets. The whole unit can be powered by 110 to 120 volts of power, and the power cord has a ground fault circuit interrupt (GFCI) plug for indoor and outdoor use.
The hot tub comes with two covers: an inflatable disc that covers the tub and insulates it during heating and a fitted top cover that secures with four locking straps. Because the faux-leather exterior cover protects the inflatable tub’s underside, there is no ground mat included.
The tub comes with a few expected accessories, like a pair of filter cartridges and a repair kit, but there’s one unexpected addition, an instructional DVD of Aquatic Yoga you can perform in the hot tub. The warranty isn’t fantastic. It covers the electronic components – the pump, heater and air blower – for 12 months, but it only covers the inflatable tub for 90 days.
The Jilong Avenli 4 Person Spa Prolong Deluxe is an affordable alternative to more expensive inflatable hot tubs for sale. Even though it has a shorter warranty on tub than other models, its small size makes it portable enough to pack up and take with you on your travels.