Intex Hot Tub Review and Buying Guide 2019

The familiar rhythm of the cricket’s chirps
Create the soundtrack for each day,
Echoing Summer’s end
And that Autumn’s on her way.

Credit to Ms. Fleming for putting it so right. But she need not be so dusky because fall and winter can be as fun as summer as this is the time when you give out all the exhaustion of the year.

To help you with that, we have prepared this Intex hot tub review.
Because what comes in your mind when you think winter relaxation. Isn’t it lying down in your Spa with a glass of delights beside?

If it is then Intex hot tubs are the best purchase for you now.

Intex PureSpa 4Person Inflatable Bubble Jet Spa Portable Heated Hot Tub, Brown
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Intex PureSpa 4Person Inflatable Bubble Jet Spa Portable Heated Hot Tub, Brown
  • Pampering yourself is easy with the soothing high-powered jets
  • Built-in hard water treatment system makes water gentler on skin, clothes and the entire spa system
  • Ready for water in about 20-minutes and can be deflated for easy storage or transport
  • Provides relaxation at the touch of a button for up to 4 people
  • Comes packaged with PureSpa tub unit, insulated cover, heating system, 3-way water test strips, 10-watt hard water system, filtration system with 2 filter cartridges, chlorine dispenser, thermal ground cloth, inflation hose, and cover straps

Details of the Intex inflatable hot tub

Intex is successfully making inflatable products for 40 years, and it is an expert in above ground inflatable pools and toys. Though it is one of the best inflatable hot tubs for the money, it is not immune to imperfections.

There are a lot of great hot tubs from Intex. Here you will have the 77 inch 4 people Intex inflatable hot tub review. We are summarizing everything you need to know about this product.

Construction & Design

This hot tub offers you a three-ply fiber-tech construction. This material allows it to be called a super-spa. This special grade of fabric, coupled with the design gives you the best rigidity and comfort that you expect from an expensive Jacuzzi.

Intex provides you with a bubble wrap to put under the tub. It gives the structure an extra cushion while insulating the heat.

Remember that this is not beach ball plastic. This is heavy-duty plastic that can easily take a 300-pound man on its wall.

Control unit

The control unit comes in a separate box. You gonna have to attach this panel with the base. The manufacturers will provide all tools and accessories to attach the head. You just have to plug in an electronic connection and screw in a bolt.

You will have seven buttons doing seven functions with a temperature display. Those buttons are-

  • Power button
  • Heater
  • Temperature unit (C°/F°)
  • Temperature up
  • Temperature down
  • Bubble
  • Filter

There is nothing complicated about it. You all know what the first 5 buttons do. The filter button starts the water treatment process. There is a ring around the tub that blows in air from the bottom to make bubbles when you press the bubble button.

Another important thing is the auto shut-off system. This system stops the bubbles after 30 minutes because Intex thinks you should not stay in a hot tub for more than 30 minutes.
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Inflatables are always good at maneuverability. While you have to free a large chunk of your day to move a regular tub, the Intex inflatable can be moved within minutes. This low weight luxury also has good quality grab handles to enhance maneuverability.

Indoor usage is also an option with inflatable hot tubs because you can deflate and make more room when needed.


You might be thinking that would the walls of the tub be comfortable to lean on. The walls are rigid and stiff. So, you are not gonna have that wobbly feeling you had with other tubs. Even if you sit on the walls, they will not get squeezed. Adding to that, the fabric also gives you a pleasant and soft feel.

Water treatment system

If you know anything about your hair and skin, you know that hard water is one of its enemies. The built-in 10-watt water treatment facility softens the water and makes it worthy of your body. Hard water takes a toll on your clothes as well. This can also cause clogs in your tub.

Especially, if you are living in an area where hard water is a problem, you know what I am talking about. In the US we have quite a lot of those places. The soft water also enhances the life of the tub and lessens the maintenance requirement.

Your Intex filter generates an electromagnetic field in the water filter. This magnetic energy agitates calcium and other heavy particles to form crystals. Being larger than their original size these hard particle crystals get trapped in the filter leaving the water soft.

You will need two filters to go with two openings. Replacements are always available, and they are very cheap also. These two filters can refine all the water of the tub twice every hour.


My first advice on this topic would be not to over expect. This is one of the trickiest things to understand in this niche.

You have around 200 gallons of water in the tub, and they will take some time to heat up. You can expect a rate of 2.5°C temperature increase per hour with 1300 watts.

Water in the tub should be heated around 20°C to 40°C or 68°F to 104°F. But if you want to reach the maximum temperature capacity, you will need a minimum of 10°C or 50°F of ambient temperature.


Heating is one of the most expensive electric usages. But heat is pretty good at escaping and lowering efficiency. Thus insulation of the tub is necessary.
Two features help with the insulation in this tub-

  • Insulated top cover
  • Thermal floor mat (or the bubble wrap)

Both of these additions reduce heat loss and conserve electricity. The cover plays a big role in improving safety.

Tools & Accessories

The following tools and accessories come with the hot tub-

  • Extra filter replacement
  • Chlorine dispenser
  • 3-way test trip
  • Carrying bag
  • Inflation hose
  • Instruction DVD

Filter replacements are S1 spa cartridge filters. The package comes with two of them. Other than these you will also have the insulated cover and the bubble floor mat that was mentioned earlier.

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Other facts

Inflation and Deflation: It just takes 20 minutes to get this tub inflated and ready for action. The deflation process is also quick and easy.

Seating capacity: Four people can enjoy this super spa at once.

Water capacity: Fill no more than 210 gallons of water in the tub.

Size: The inner diameter of the tub is 58” where the outer diameter is 75”. With a 28” height it was a comfortable deal for us.

Child security lock: If you got kids, then this will be a big help. Let them have the fun of the bubbles.

Pressure gauge: It also comes with a pressure gauge to give you a precise measurement of the air inside.

Flow rate: The flow rate of the tub is around 460 GPH.

Air jets: If you like to measure your bubbles with numbers, then this will help you. The air jet measurement of this hot tub is 120.

Bubble air blower: With a 1.1 horsepower pump, you will be able to generate 110-120 volts of power.


  • Lot of room
  • Good water treatment
  • Three-ply fiber-tech construction
  • Good jet count
  • Good customer service
  • Easy to maneuver
  • Easy setup
  • Low price
  • Low noise pump


  • Slow heating
  • Bad structure of control panel

Frequently Asked Information

Here are the most common question people have about the product.

A: There will be two filters working together.

A: If you are a heavy user, you will need to use a 1-inch tablet every one or two weeks.

A: Here is a list of accessories that you have with this hot tub. But you have to pay separately for them. They are-

  • Tub vacuum cleaner
  • Lighting system
  • Headrests (Inflatable pillow)
  • Interior seating
  • Glass holders
  • Pool net

A: That is one of its significant advantages. It can do that without a problem.

A: You might have a $10-$20 increase in your bill depending on your usage.

A: Of course, you can use cords. You need a 22 inch 16 gauge three-point cord.

Final words

That was a lot, wasn’t it?
But we had to keep our word of enriching this Intex hot tub review with every information possible.

However, if research is not your thing, we also have a short cut for you. Just think that what capacity you need. If it is less than five persons than go for it. Because you will not be regretting of other features as they are the best in the market for the money.

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