The Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe range is known for its durability and sturdiness, and therefore has a slightly higher price tag than competitor models. It comes in a four-person and six-person design, with a sturdy build that propels it into our guide to the best inflatable hot tubs for home. And with a woodgrain patterned exterior, it also exudes elegance, blending seamlessly into most patios and backyards.
If you’re prone to sore muscles or want to add a dose of relaxation to the end of your working day, the Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe is a good option. While it isn’t as powerful as the very best hot tubs, it’s easier to install and means you don’t have to slope off to your nearest spa anytime you want a dip. Plus, inflatables are easy to pack up and take elsewhere.
Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe review: Overview
Fitting up to six people, the Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe is a round and roomy tub you can invite all your friends to indulge in. And indulge you certainly can, as it’s fitted with 170 high-powered bubble jets to help release tension from your sore limbs, while an LED lighting adds a nice touch of ambience to help you relax and de-stress faster.
Everything is controlled at the touch of a button via a wireless, rechargeable control panel. Better yet, you can deflate and inflate the Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe as you wish, whether you’re reserving it for the summer months or prefer a hot, restorative plunge in the winter.
Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe review: Spec
- MSRP: $1,099.99
- Approximate size when inflated: 65 inches (inner diameter) / 85 inches (outer diameter), 28 inches (height)
- Dimensions: 20.13 x 23.5 x 32.5 inches
- Weight: 110.44lbs
- Material: Heavy duty PVC (3-ply laminated)
- What’s included: Filter cartridge, two headrests, insulated cover, carrying bag, thermal ground cloth, inflation hose, floating chlorine dispenser, test strip, two handles, multi-colored LED light, water heating pump, and wireless touch display control panel.
Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe review: Design
The Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe is constructed from Fiber-Tech materials. This means that, despite it being an inflatable design, the outside wouldn’t collapse inwards if you were to perch on the rim. As well as helping to prevent big water spills, the 3-ply laminated material is puncture-resistant and robust. While it couldn’t last as long as a proper tub, it should outlast cheaper models by quite some time. For another durable tub, read our Coleman SaluSpa inflatable hot tub review.
Designed to comfortably fit up to six people, the interior has room enough for 290 gallons of water, and comes with a built-in hard water treatment system and a replaceable filter cartridge to ensure that only the gentlest of water soaks your skin. The benefit of this is that it will also prevent calcium build-up in the spa components over time, extending the lifespan of the Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe significantly.
On the rare occasion the tub isn’t in use, an insulated cover helps trap heat inside, and you can lock it from the outside using the attachment buckles and keys. This is good from a water safety point of view, and ensures that nothing (and no-one) uninvited enters your tub.
Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe review: Features
Thanks to the rechargeable wireless touch display control panel, which can be hooked up to the tub itself for easy access, you can feel fully in control of your relaxation. The control panel has a handy timer function and runs for up to 48 hours after a full charge.
You also use it to activate the 170 high-powered bubble jets, designed for a soothing full-body massage from all directions. If you’re picky about temperature, you can also control the water temperature from here, with a top temperature of 104 Fahrenheit - perfectly warm enough to ward off a light chill in the air.
To ensure your head isn’t the only body part missing out on some well-deserved TLC, you can rest your head on one of two premium headrests that come with the Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe. For a tub with a similar focus on comfort, read our Intex PureSpa Portable Bubble Jet Spa review.
Meanwhile, multi-colored LED lights will make you feel like your backyard is the hottest spot in town. With two lighting modes to choose from, you can either opt for single colors, including white, green, teal, blue, and purple, or color changing colors for a more playful vibe.
Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe review: How to use it
One of the best parts about this design is how easy it is to assemble. Inflation only takes 20 minutes, so you won’t have to twiddle your fingers for long. In fact, the longest part is waiting for the water to heat up, so you’ll want to plan your relaxation time in advance.
The temperature is designed to increase at increments of two Fahrenheit per hour, depending on climate, and after 72 hours the safety shut-off feature will kick into action. Here’s what Intex advises:
- Spread the ground cloth over a cleared area.
- Inflate the Deluxe using the inflation hose provided.
- After securing the latch, fill the tub with heated water.
Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe review: Support and user reviews
There are no reviews on Intex’s website for this specific tub. However, on Amazon, the Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe has attracted over 780 user reviews, generating an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.
Existing customers praise the easy set-up and operation of the hot tub from the control panel. They also commend its sturdiness and roominess, as well as the good depth. Users report the time taken for water to fully reach 104 fahrenheit as between 24 hours and three days, with cold climates on the higher end of the scale.
Over on Wayfair it’s a similar story, with over 50 user reviews generating the Intex Greywood Deluxe an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. While users say it is easy to use and assemble, with quick inflation times, a couple of users have qualms about the temperature. “It rarely gets up to 104. When it finally does, you might get 20 mins before it’s down under 98. Then it takes two to three days to get back up to temperature,” one user said.
Another user reported a piece of their hose snapped off during assembly. However, Intex provides customer service support by phone five days per week, and the user was offered a replacement piece or the option to send the entire unit back for a quicker fix.
Positive user reviews said the six-person Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe is a significant upgrade on previous models, and how the bubble jets are powerful for an inflatable tub.
Should you buy the Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe?
Unlike other inflatables that may forfeit esthetics in favor of a robust design, the Intex PureSpa Greywood Deluxe combines elegance with efficiency. It has a satisfying number of features for ultimate relaxation, including water jets and a touch-screen control panel for the ultimate level of control, so there’s plenty of soothing to be done here. Plus, one of its biggest assets is sheer ease of use and fast set up times.
While a downside for some users is the waiting time for the water to reach its maximum temperature, this will probably be worse for users in a cold climate, and may be fixed by using heated water or moving the tub indoors.
Even so, we’d still recommend this as a highly rated and well-designed six-person tub, as it adopts a long-lasting design, uses powerful bubble jets, and looks stylish once fully inflated.
For more water therapy content, also take a look at our guide to the best swim spas.