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Coleman SaluSpa (Lay-Z-Spa) Review

Last updated: 9/23/2022Written by Peter Smith

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 SaluSpa, this dream may not be out of reach. Actually, it’s one of the best budget inflatable hot tubs in our inflatable hot tub top list.

Pros & Cons

Things we liked & didn't like about Coleman SaluSpa hot tub

What we like

  • Great value for money
  • Design
  • Sturdy walls made of TRITECH™ material
  • Included cover
  • Easy to replace filter cartridges
  • Awesome Chemconnect™ chemical dispenser system

What we don't like

  • Just a basic set of features
  • No hard water treatment system

In-depth review

Detailed review for those who want to know more

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.

people in a coleman lay z spa

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 does their best to reach new heights with its products, creating ever better and sturdier inflatable tubs.

Construction and General Features

inside view of coleman saluspa

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 on the material, and there are of course sharp objects that are lying around every house.

green inflatable hot tub cover

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” – two layers of PVC encase a polyester mesh. The mesh here acts as structural support, while the PVC makes the walls.

The walls are actually super sturdy

Another thing about the Lay Z spa that I find pretty impressive is 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 made for maximum comfort. The inside walls, thanks to their softness, facilitate the support of 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 is 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 the 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 the ailing and/or tired.

covered coleman saluspa

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 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 straightforward, 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 how long 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 is 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.

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.

Specs

Technical details of Coleman SaluSpa

Seating Capacity6
Water Capacity242 gal
Air Jets Count140
Water Jets Count0
Inner Diameter57 in
Outer Diameter77 in
Height28 in
Sturdy Wall ConstructionYes
Included CoverYes
Included LED lightsNo
Included Headrests Count0
Hardwater Treatment SystemNo
Maximum Temperature104 °
Chemconnect DispenserYes
Heater Power1300 W
Built-in GFCI protectionYes
Remote ControlNo
Smartphone APP/ Wifi ControlNo
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Comments

Comments on this review

dave moorehead
dave moorehead
4/12/2022, 2:13:18 PM

what is the upper vent or? that is above the water input (inside the tub) about where the water line is? when i fill the tub with air it seams to leak around this vent and deflate. i have a coleman spa tub

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susan gunn
susan gunn
3/3/2022, 12:02:00 AM

Do you need any kind of inflatable seat to be comfortable

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Peter Smith
Peter Smith
4/12/2022, 4:50:52 PM

Hey Susan! Some kind of low-profile cushion is fine (the water level is not very high), but not essential.

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Kimberly
Kimberly
9/1/2021, 12:58:21 AM

We just purchased a Coleman Saluspa. It is a used one but great shape. After taking it out we discovered that there is no hose to blow the hot tub up. Tried to contact the seller with no response. (Guess we got taken). We have tried to contact the company to order a new hose. This hose is back ordered everywhere. Can someone help us with this issue? We have even rigged it up with our compressor but it will only fill up with air to a certain point and then it starts letting it out…. Any help will be much appreciated.. Thank you in advance.

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Rod Revels
Rod Revels
5/11/2021, 1:41:30 PM

My Lay Z Spa has a leak. I have tried to find it but to no avail. It loses air in about 10 minutes from inflation. It doesn’t go flat only soft. Help, thanks. The unit is about 10 years old.

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Pam Dumas
Pam Dumas
11/14/2020, 2:54:52 PM

Where can I find the inflatable cover that fits inside the cover for my hot tub?

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Melisa Bowyer
Melisa Bowyer
10/25/2020, 5:23:11 PM

I bought mine 10/3/20 today is 10/25/20
I went to get in and bottom pad top layer has air under it. I’m trying to get a replacement number please

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Lisa REGAN
Lisa REGAN
10/7/2020, 1:07:11 PM

hi
my dog destroyed my salu spa inflatable cover
i can’t find a replacement
can you please help

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Michelle
Michelle
9/29/2020, 11:13:27 PM

Can you buy a replacement cover inflatable bladder

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daniel venne
daniel venne
7/30/2020, 1:08:47 AM

i looking for engine pump for my lay-z-spa nuber of engine is 90363 my pump is burn do you have it or you know if it available again tank you

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Kimlog01 lanter
Kimlog01 lanter
7/19/2020, 10:24:59 PM

I need are placement tub it will not hold the air

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Chris Cunningham
Chris Cunningham
6/16/2020, 7:11:44 PM

Does this just plug in to a typical outlet on the outside of your house? Or do you have to have a special outlet wired to plug it in?

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Peter Smith
Peter Smith
6/16/2020, 7:44:50 PM

Hi Chris! This applies to all the inflatable hot tubs you’ll find —> You always just plug them into a typical outlet. No need for any special wiring whatsoever

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Shelly
Shelly
9/11/2019, 12:12:14 AM

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

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Peter Smith
Peter Smith
9/16/2019, 8:07:11 PM

Hey! Check out this guide.

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Kim
Kim
9/2/2019, 9:09:12 PM

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

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Linda S Garber
Linda S Garber
6/27/2019, 10:20:42 PM

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

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Rosalee
Rosalee
6/5/2019, 8:29:10 PM

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

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Karla Buehrer
Karla Buehrer
5/23/2019, 8:30:36 PM

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

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tom munger
tom munger
5/19/2019, 2:19:53 PM

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

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Peter Smith
Peter Smith
5/20/2019, 5:20:42 PM

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.

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Donna Kearfott
Donna Kearfott
4/10/2019, 7:32:46 PM

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!

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Peter Smith
Peter Smith
4/10/2019, 9:38:09 PM

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?

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Rose
Rose
3/17/2019, 5:25:51 PM

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

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Peter Smith
Peter Smith
4/24/2019, 3:57:11 PM

Please contact Coleman with your issue here.

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Patricia Wallace
Patricia Wallace
2/24/2019, 3:39:00 AM

I need a replacement inflatable cover insert? Any ideas?

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Nicole K
Nicole K
11/1/2018, 11:58:42 PM

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

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Tracie
Tracie
9/10/2018, 3:39:01 AM

I need a new cover how do I get one?

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Brian B
Brian B
7/4/2018, 12:38:16 AM

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

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Peter Smith
Peter Smith
7/5/2018, 2:35:40 PM

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

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Karen Epifano
Karen Epifano
4/19/2018, 12:39:44 AM

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

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Mariah Vankirk
Mariah Vankirk
11/12/2018, 12:57:00 AM

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

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Peter Smith
Peter Smith
4/19/2018, 9:45:52 PM

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

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Susan Green
Susan Green
4/3/2018, 7:11:27 PM

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

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Peter Smith
Peter Smith
4/4/2018, 10:53:21 AM

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

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