1.3 Coleman Lay Z Spa BLACK


Bestway have produced the budget Coleman Lay-Z-Spa for people who are looking for a hot tub experience without breaking the bank.

They have obviously found a ready market, because this is one of their best selling hot tubs. Its main feature is a ring of 120 bubble jets set around the bottom perimeter of the tub. They give the user the pleasant and invigorating tub experience. Being a budget tub it does not offer a huge array of of other features, but still offers plenty enough to enjoy.

The heater/pump set is found on the more expensive models. And let’s face it; that’s the heart of the beast!!

Let’s check it out in a little more depth.


The Coleman range manufacturer also produce the recently re-branded SaluSpa series of inflatable hot tubs. The Coleman Lay-Z-Spa is the budget hot tub that complements their other spa products.

Although the Coleman Lay-Z-Spa comes with a very reasonable price tag, it still has all the features that you are going to need for a very enjoyable and relaxing spa experience.

It’s claimed that it seats 4-6 people!!.  If you do use it for six people then if you are not close friends when you get in the spa, you certainly will be when you get out!!

Realistically this is just a four person spa..

Lets take a good look at what does, and at all the features it has on offer that makes it such a popular and best selling tub.

At a Glance  

Product:                Coleman Lay-Z-Spa

Brand:                    Bestway

Type:                      Inflatable

Seats:                     4 – 6 ?? people 

Jet Count:             120 x Air jets

Capacity:               254 gallons

Dimensions:          H – 28in. D – 7/in. 

Filled Weight:       2701 lbs

Price:                     $379.99 at the time of writing.


  • 120 Bubble jets
  • TriTech 3-ply puncture resistant carcass
  • Digital Control Panel
  • Built in timer
  • Thick insulated top cover
  • Insulated Floor





Coleman Lay-Z-Spa Bubble Jet Review


The Coleman Lay-Z-Spa is finished in quite a distinctive black and white combination.  It certainly makes a strong visual statement in your garden or patio. 

Like most modern inflatable hot tubs building it from the box to a usable hot tub is a breeze. No special tools or technical knowledge are required. The tub carcass is simply inflated by using by the combo pump/heater unit. 

For those who still have a DVD player in their house, then dust it off because a useful DVD is provided with the purchase. This walks you through the set up process.

Filled to the manufacturers recommended water level will take around 254 gallons. The 120 bubble jets are are spread around the base perimeter and produce a surprisingly powerful bubble jet massage. While not as powerful as other models that offer dedicated massage jet systems, the bubble jets are more than enough to give a really pleasing spa experience.

One of the nice features of the hot tub that we like is the cushioned base.  It inflates to give more comfortable seating, and helps to reduce heat loss from the tub.

A built in timer allows you to program the water heating schedule to suit your use. This a great feature that many other inflatable tub manufacturers don’t offer.

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Because this is a budget hot tub it does not offer built-in saltwater cleaning or hard water treatment systems. Not a major issue really, many owners prefer to treat their tub water manually anyway.  Chemical water treatment has to be done via a chemical floater that is provided with the purchase.
See our easy guide to hot tub chemical maintenance >>

The Coleman Lay-Z-Spa is fitted with a very efficient and quite heater/pump unit that given an ambient temperature of 20º this should be able to raise the tub water temperature at  around 2-3º/hour. When the heater is running the bubble jet feature cannot be run simultaneously. This is common to most inflatable hot tubs.



What users are saying about the Coleman Lay-Z-Spa Bubble Jet

“Once it was heated  I went in and was surprised at how soft the bottom was, the walls are firm and the pump has been working flawlessly.”….Verified User.


“This is without a doubt the best value for money.We’ve just unpacked it and set it up for the second year in a row.“….Verified User.


Benefits of a Coleman Lay-Z-Spa Inflatable Hot Tub over a Garden Jacuzzi

  • No special electrical installation required. Just plug directly in to the mains
  • Store away when not in use. Or bring it inside to use in the winter.
  • No special plumbing required
  • Bring it inside and use it in the winter.


Coleman Lay-Z-Spa 9

Available in Black and White finish


Wrap up

This is just a great priced hot tub for the yard or round the pool. Friends and family can enjoy a really great spa experience, without blowing a large hole in your bank account.

It’s a comfortable sized pool for three to four people. The manufacturers claims four to six, we don’t think so. But the robust build quality makes it plenty tough enough to withstand children. So six children could have a lot of fun using it, supervised with a cool temperature setting of course. 

An easy to understand built in timer allows the user to pre-program when the pool heats back up to your desired temperature. So the tub is waiting for you, and not you waiting for the tub.

The Coleman Lay-Z-Spa has a very quite pump. This is a major plus point. There is nothing worse than a wailing pump a couple of feet from your ears.

This is a well built, and keenly priced hot tub, with excellent after sales support.  

Bestway has a record of building excellent hot tubs, so with the Coleman-Lay-Z-Spa you can be confident of a well built and reliable product. And at a price that wont make your eyes water.




Value for Money