by Melissa Fassel Dunn.
Random Review Wednesday: The Coleman inflatable hot tub!
I know what you’re thinking. It’s… “WHAT IS SHE THINKING?”
I don’t blame you. But before you knock it, give me a chance to tell you about the best Christmas present ever.
Two years ago, I was trying desperately to think of something unique, fun, and generally awesome for my husband. Work shirts? A Patriots sweatshirt? Tools?
I was failing miserably.
Until the golden light of the Amazon Lightning Deal shone down upon me… and BEHOLD!
There it was. The Coleman Saluspa 4-6 person Inflatable Hot Tub.
And I got it for a fabulous deal. It was only on sale for about 14 minutes – pure serendipity.
Was it an impulse buy? You betcha!
And it was the best impulse buy I ever made. We used it all that unseasonably warm Christmas day and for weeks after that… until the temperature dipped in the low 30s. We brought it out again in the spring, summer, and fall. We would put it up for a couple weeks at a time, and then drain and clean it.
I purchased the SaluSpa, but there are several options available on Amazon. See them here and then scroll down for my handy FAQ.
Miraculous Inflatable Hot Tub FAQ
Q: Does it have bubbles?
A: Yes! It has bubbles around the entire perimeter of the tub, not just single jets. So everybody gets to enjoy them!
Q: How hot does it get?
A: It goes up to 104 degrees, which, trust me, is as hot as you’ll want it to be, unless you’re some sort of prehistoric aquatic reptile.
Q: How long does it last?
A: Our first one lasted over a year. And yes, we bought a second.
Q: Is it all squishy, like a kid’s blow up pool?
A: No! Once inflated, you can actually sit on the edge. It’s almost like a Rubbermaid container.
Q: Do I have to blow it up?
A: Nope. It has its own pump.
Q: How do I clean it?
A: We purchase chlorine pellets, which go in a handy floaty container, along with a small skimmer. You can get away with this technique – provided you don’t have mud-covered kids going in it all the time – for about a month. After that, you’ll need to empty it, clean it out, and refill it with clean water. I also recommend purchasing a pump for emptying purposes. You can’t exactly tip this thing over!
Q: Will my neighbors think I’m crazy?
A: If you are considering adding an inflatable hot tub to your yard, chances are, they have already embraced your craziness. Also, life’s too short to not enjoy some bubbles.
The best part about this is it’s a good test to see if you’ll actually use a “real” hot tub. We definitely would, but for now, this is a pretty fun alternative.
So, if you’re looking for a special gift or something fun for the family and friends, I highly recommend checking these out!