Coleman Lay-Z Spa review

Coleman Lay-Z Spa

Also known as a Coleman SaluSpa inflatable hot tub or Bestway Lay-Z-Spa

coleman lay z spa inflatable hot tub

Our rating:


starstarstarstarstar TriTech material, inflatable cover, cushioned air pad floor


starstarstarstarstar Half Up to 4 people seated


starstarstarstarstar Awesome price!

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Having a Jacuzzi or a spa in your own home is considered a luxury, and the type of luxury an average person can only dream of. But with Coleman Lay-Z spa inflatable hot tub, this dream may not be out of reach. Lay Z Spa is one of the best inflatable hot tubs in our buying guide.

While it may look like a kiddie pool to some due to its inflatable walls, this is a high-end, high-quality piece of equipment that is meant to bring relaxation and healing in equal measure.

people in a coleman lay z spa

So, what makes this Coleman hot tub special? There are many things that put this hot tub above others in terms of quality, simplicity, build and utility. Coleman is a very renowned manufacturer of inflatable hot tubs, all of which are nearly matchless.

That being said, Coleman enjoys great trust with the customers, making them boost their standards to fulfill the wishes of their customers. And, indeed, Coleman do their best to reach new heights with their products, creating ever better and sturdier inflatable tubs.

Don’t forget to check out hot tubs made by Intex.

Construction and General Features

inside of coleman lay z spa

One of the greatest traits of this Coleman hot tub is its durability, which is exactly what I just wrote about. Coleman searched far and wide to find the best possible material out of which to make their hot tub, so that it may be resistant to puncture and damage of all kinds. 

And if you think about it, there are many factors that can damage your inflatable hot tub. Pets are one of the problems, as even a dog with its dull claws can rake into the material and cause a rupture. There is also regular wear and tear of the material, and there are of course sharp objects that are lying around every house.

inflatable cover of coleman lay z spa

What is it made of?

That is why Coleman decided to go with something called the TriTech material. This TriTech material is very puncture-resistant but soft and malleable. The material actually has three plies that work together as a unit to deliver maximum protection, while retaining stretchiness so that the tub doesn’t burst when being inflated.

The layers form a sort of a “sandwich”, where a polyester mesh is encased by two layers of PVC. The polyester mesh here acts as a structural support, while the PVC make the walls.

Sturdy walls

Another thing about the Lay Z spa that I find pretty impressive that you can actually sit on the side of the tub. Most tub manufacturers do not recommend sitting on the side, as it may cave and burst. However, Lay Z features something they call I-beam construction, in which the material acts as pillars strong enough to withstand your weight.

Pleasant to the feel

As for the inside of the tub, it’s simply made for maximum comfort. The inside walls, thanks to their softness, facilitate the support the massaging process even further, working together with jets to deliver maximum relaxation. The floor is cushioned, providing excellent comfort when sitting and standing. The floor is also made to retain heat, as most hot tubs lose heat mostly through the bottom.

Cover included

Oh, yes, and in case you do rupture the tub, the box comes with a heavy-duty patch so you can fix the tub yourself. You will also receive a cover for the tub that can be strapped down, which also reduces heat loss.

Air jets provide awesome relaxation

Now, anyone who even remotely did some research on tubs knows that one of the most important components of the spa are jets. Coleman Lay Z Spa hot tub features 120 jets, strategically placed around the perimeter.

This improves the effectiveness of the spa as a whole, as it delivers the streams exactly where they’re needed for best effect. Also, the sheer number of jets signifies a high-quality spa, as all of those jets spewing warm water will certainly be beneficial if you have problems with your muscles or bones, delivering respite to ailing and/or tired.

cover of coleman lay z spa

Heating system

Another important component is, of course, the heating system. It is here that Lay-Z spa is the most impressive. Lay-Z’s heating system is very efficient and intuitive, all the while trying not to rack up a gargantuan electricity bill. The system is controlled by a central control hub in the form of a panel.

How do you control it?

The controls on the panel are very simple, allowing you to set the temperature to the desired level, as well as allowing some advanced functions.

These functions include something called rapid heating, where the heating system will be pushed to the max in order to shorten heating time, and a timer that lets you set up a how long do you want the machine to run. The whole thing is very sturdy, of course, and can is built to last.

However, even though the heating system is very effective at heating the water, it is still a very large quantity of water that needs to be heated. The tub holds 254 gallons of water, and, you understand, this is quite the volume.

At a rate of about 3 degrees per hour, it takes about 20 to 24 hours for the water to heat up, to a maximum temperature of 104 F.

Cleaning System

Finally, there can be no hot tub without filters that will keep the water clean. This an important factor, as the water you will be spending your time in has to be clean in order to avoid any complications.

Lay-Z uses high-efficiency filters, two apiece, that ensure no bacteria or fungi develop in the water. You also have a chemical floater. It is recommended to use bromides with the floater, but people have been using chlorides without any difference in water quality or the efficiency of the floater.

passion in a hot tub

Bottom Line

All in all, this is one mean inflatable spa. It is of incredibly high quality and is very beneficial to those with ailing or tired bones and muscles. At a capacity of 4-6 adults, Coleman’s inflatable Lay-Z spa is a perfect way for the family to relax and unwind in a Jacuzzi of their own, and at a pretty nominal price.

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  1. Can you please tell me if this hot tub can plug into a 110 v ?

    • Yes, it can. Actually, all hot tubs on this site work with the 110v electrical socket.

  2. Need a replacement inflatable cover insert. Where can I get one?

    • Unfortunately, I didn’t find any. 🙁
      It shouldn’t be difficult to patch if there’s a small air leak.

    • Did you ever find one? We are needing one too.

  3. I have read that air jets can reduce water temperature. Is this being compensated by a a separate air heater?

    • Hi Brian, unfortunately, it’s not compensated by any air heater. All inflatable hot tubs only have water heating ;).

  4. I need a new cover how do I get one?

  5. How cold can it get before you have to take it down?

  6. I need a replacement inflatable cover insert? Any ideas?

  7. Our spa is beeping with an error code e3. Do you know what that means

    • Please contact Coleman with your issue here.

  8. have had mine for a year and husband stuck his hand in to check temperature and got shocked! This has happened twice. We sent the first one back because of this and now it is happening again. Good thing we didn’t step in!

    • Hey Donna! I suggest you always use a GFCI breaker for your hot tub (and also any appliances used in the bathroom) for your safety. I haven’t heard of this happening ever before, please let us know more details. Was the problem found at the heater unit?

  9. Tub is one year old filled this year ab
    nd pump leaks. Was stored in heated garage over winter. Where can i buy pump?

    • Hi there! Have you tried to open it and find the source of the leak? It might be quite easy to fix. 😉
      For replacement pump, please contact Coleman directly.

  10. Where can I find a complete pack of orings for the hot tub?

  11. Recommend an affordable pad arrangement that the 77″ Coleman can sit on? Thanks!

  12. Need a replacement cover for our Coleman Lay-Z spa. Where can we get one?

  13. I also need an inflatable cover insert replacement. Tried patching original one and it didn’t hold. Where can I get one?

  14. I dont understand how the timer works…how do i set it…can heater run without the pump on

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