- November 23, 2016
- Posted by: Selena Taylor
- Category: Reviews
Coleman Lay-Z-Spa Inflatable 4-Person
Tub Material - 78%
Seating Capacity - 86%
Jets Number - 98%
Water Filtration System - 84%
Heating System - 90%
There are many things to like about the Coleman Lay-Z-Spa Inflatable 4-Person. First of all, there are the 120 bubble jets that provide a relaxing massage, then, the efficient filtration system that guarantees safety in use, and the user-friendly control panel. However, we also noticed the fact that you can't use the hot tub outside in the cold, which makes it less tempting.
Having a hot tub at home can offer you the ultimate relaxation that you can only get at a luxury spa, so it is an investment worthy of your attention. The reliable manufacturer Coleman comes to your attention with the Coleman Lay-Z-Spa Inflatable 4-Person, an excellent choice if you want a model that will fit your entire family but will still manage to be compact and easy to install. At first glance, it is a sturdy model that promises to last for many years to come and to offer you the best spa experience. The $750 price has been lowered to $690, so there are even more reasons for you to have a look at this product.
This is a round tub available in a green finish that helps it blend into the décor of your backyard and makes it very resistant to dirt. Measuring 71 inches wide and 26 inches high and weighing only 72 pounds, you can say that this is an average size unit that will turn out to be very easy to fit in your garden or house.
Four adults can easily use it at the same time but the maximum capacity is of six and even if there are no built-in seats, everyone will be comfortable on the cushioned floor. The comfort and quality are also present in the rest of the materials it is made of. The frame material is vinyl, the liner is a Tri-Tech material that consists of a polyester mesh core surrounded by two layers of PVC, the outer walls are covered in Rayon and reinforced with a puncture-resistant I-beam construction, and the pool liner has a mosaic print, all for comfort, durability, and aesthetic purposes.
The Coleman Lay-Z-Spa 4-Person easily adapts to home use since it connects to a regular 120V power source through the 12.5 feet long power cord. The pump’s wattage is not specified anywhere but given that it manages to heat the water up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit, we assume that it is an average of 1300W. The tub can hold 254 gallons of water at maximum capacity and this doesn’t influence the efficiency of the heating pump. The relaxation is achieved due to the Lay-Z-Massage system that uses an impressive number of 120 bubble jets that create the feeling of a deep massage.
The Coleman Lay-Z-Spa is an indoor/outdoor model that can be easily installed anywhere around the house. However, it shouldn’t be left outside in temperatures lower than 40 degrees Fahrenheit, which could be a drawback if you want to enjoy a hot bath in the winter. For easy transportation, it features two solid handles that ensure you can lift and move it without damaging its structure, just make sure you lift it when empty.
The tub comes with a thick thermal protective ground cloth that minimizes the heat exchange with the cold ground and protects the spa from tearing. On top, there comes an inflatable cover that secures in place with double safety lock clips and has an extra air chamber that ensures the water will remain warm.
To make sure you can use it as soon as possible, it has been equipped with a rapid heating system that increases the water temperature with about 2-3 degrees Fahrenheit every hour, meaning that it will be ready to use in around 24 hours. You can also choose to fill it with hot water so it will be ready faster but this will add to your household costs. The heating system features an automatic start and stop timer that limits energy use once the water has reached the desired temperature, meaning it will turn off after 72 hours of operating.
Coleman knows how important it is to keep the water clean which is why they have equipped this one with a high-end water filtration system with six filter cartridges. The system will turn on when the heating pump will be turned on and will continue to operate after the heating pump is turned off. It includes 2 filter cartridges and, for added convenience, there are two extra sets of filter cartridges in the pack and a chemical floater to help you take even better care of the water quality. However, keep in mind that the manufacturer advises you to clean the filters daily and to replace them weekly, which is not only cumbersome but also costly, two important disadvantages.
You can get the Coleman tub ready in the blink of an eye thanks to the convenient inflating pump with a soft-touch control panel that makes it very easy to use. Each button is clearly marked for ease of use and you can toggle between the bubble jets, the heating system, or the water filter. There is also a 5-minute auto lock on the control panel that can be activated by holding its button pressed for 3 seconds.
Warranty & Support
As for warranty, it doesn’t differ much from the other tubs available on the market. The mechanics of the pump are covered by a limited 1-year warranty and the liner of the unit comes with a 90-day warranty. What customers have complained about is the customer support that tends to be inefficient.