Bestway have produced the budget SaluSpa Miami AirJet hot tub with family fun in mind. But Mom and Dad can enjoy a relaxing, quiet bubbling soak too.
They’ll need to get up very early in the morning to enjoy this tub on their own!!
It’s the kind of tub that could turn into the family focal point pretty rapidly.
We are going to take a critical look at what it has on offer. And we are going to check out it’s features and build quality. This tub might see a lot of traffic in the summer months, so we want to make sure it is tough enough to survive.
Lets check it out…..
Formally known as the Lay-Z-Spa Miami, the re-badged SaluSpa Miami is still made and distributed by Bestway.
The SaluSpa Miami is a compact tub advertised for 2-4 people. Of course that is going to depend on their size.
It’s one of the smaller hot tubs on the market, with a water capacity of 177 gallons. If it’s compact you’re looking for, this one could be a good choice. We think two adults using it is going to be plenty though.
It’s a budget hot tub, so it’s not featured packed. But the essential pump and filtration systems are exactly the same specification as the much more expensive tubs in the SaluSpa range, With the Miami you are not paying for a lot of bells and whistles.
So no bells and whistles, but it still has everything you are going to need to enjoy a really pleasant bubbling hot tub experience.
Lets take a closer look at what you get.
At a Glance
Product: Miami AirJet
Seats: 2 – 4 people
Jet Count: 81 x Air jets
Capacity: 170 gallons
Dimensions: H – 26in. W – 71in. L – 71in.
- 81 Bubble jets
- TriTech 3-ply puncture resistant carcass
- Digital Control Panel
- Built in timer
- Thick insulated top cover
- Insulated Floor
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The SaluSpa Miami is going to arrive boxed, for assembly and inflating. We’re not all technically minded, but don’t worry. The Miami is a just a breeze to put together.
Anyway, it arrives with a DVD showing the easy steps to set up the tub. You’ll just have to find your old DVD player in the attic and dust it off. If you don’t have access to a player, no problem, there are a lot of how to videos on-line showing the set up.
No special tools are required to finish assembling the tub. actually it shouldn’t take more than an hour, and that includes familiarising yourself with all the tub components.
Run a hose from the house hot water, if you can. That will really help to cut down the time you have to wait till the tub gets to the optimum 104ºF temperature.
Otherwise, typically it’s going to take between 18- 24 hours to heat. Depends on the time of year of course.
Features of the SaluSpa Miami
This is a really keenly priced tub, so don’t expect too many features. The equipment it does have though is the same as found in all the top of the range Bestway models.
Jets: The Saluspa Miami has 87 jets, which is plenty for this size of tub. But there is a hidden benefit of having less jets than other models in the range. Since you’re getting the same pump as the more expensive tubs, but less jets. It means more power per jet if you compare to its bigger brothers.
Pump: The hot tub pump and heater combination unit is close to you when you are in the tub. So it’s obviously important that the unit is not noisy. The Miami pump has a very low audible impact. Most of the “noise” comes from the bubble jets when they are running. But hey, no bubble jets and what you’ve got is just a warm bath tub!
Built in timer: The SaluSpa Miami has a nice programmable heater function. It allows you to control when the heater turns on and off. Programmable up to 99 hours in advance. The heater can be set to run for a maximum of 48 hours, at any given target temperature. So you’ve got a hot tub waiting for you. Not you waiting for the hot tub.
Water Filtration: The SaluSpa Miami only has a single filtration system. While more expensive models have hard water or salt water treatment built in, with the Miami you have to take care of this manually during general chemical maintenance.
Chemical Treatment: This is done using the floater that is provided with the purchase. We have written our full guide showing the stress free method of keeping a sparkling tub .
Construction: The Miami is made using TriTech technology. That’s a 3-ply reinforced polyester mesh core, with a puncture-resistant, I-Beam construction. This is strong enough allows users to sit on the sides without the spa bending or buckling,
Benefits of an 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 months.
- No special plumbing required.
- We pack ours in our camper trailer in the summer.
- And of course the cost.
Easy set up. Comes with an easy to understand DVD
Excellent quite pump. Just enjoy the bubbles
Perfect for smaller gardens and patios
Robust material construction using TriTech materials
Excellent owner reports
No hydro-therapy jets, but for the price to be expected.
Wrap Up and Conclusions.
From a price point of view it’s pretty hard to fault the Saluspa Miami. It’s a good looking tub, works well, and shares the same equipment on board specifications with the high end tubs.
It offers everything that you are going to need to enjoy a bubbling, relaxing hot tub experience. If you are wanting a tub to invest in this year, at a cost that wont break the bank, then this is well worth considering.
If you need a spa for more than two people, then this may not be the tub for you. While it can occasionally hold up to four people. You certainly wont have the space to stretch out and relax. With four adults on board, if you were not close friends when you climbed in the tub, you sure will be when you get out!!
A real budget tub, that has high end internal components. If it’s treated and maintained correctly it will give many years of enjoyable hot tubbing.
A lot of tub for the money, with a come and buy me price tag.