Why Would You Want a Hard Sided Hot Tub To A Soft Inflatable ?
Hard sided hot tubs Are certainly much more robust and hard wearing than your traditional inflatable hot tub although they come out more expensive it is well worth your investment in the long run if you want your hot tub to last a long time compared to the cheaper inflatable models such as your Lay-Z-Spa or your Intex Spa which can be very easily become prone to punctures due to the materials used to build them, punctures come from things such as a finger ring snagging on the material causing air leakage,
Another known problem is cigarette burns to the side walls, typically to the outside walls which can easily be fixed with a repair kit but something you can do without, with a hard sided tub these simple little mistakes are automatically fixed with the durability of the product.
That in mind with a hard sided portable hot tub these type of accidental damages are completely eliminated whilst having a solid construction usually made up of contoured beams which make for a much more sturdy construction along with a much nicer look and feel to the material which is made up of extra layers of heavy duty vinyl coverings for added protection.
hot tubs with a hard side are also much more suitable for hire companies wishing to rent out hot tubs where are as the customer would have received a better experience and the hire company are much less likely to have any damages or defects to the tub resulting in an overall better experience for both the renter and the hire company.
There are not so many buying options with hard sided hot tubs as there is with the cheaper standard inflatable hot tubs that are available, In this review we will cover what we think to be the best hard sided ones available to you.
1. M-SPA Tuscany With Sturdy Outer Plastic Panels:
Protective Outer Layered Tub
This new to the market model stands to be a big hit with it’s new style of manufacturing we have not seen before, made by M-spa it offers much greater protection having wood style appearance plastic panels to the outer layer of the tub, with the inner layer being made up of six layers of strong PVC antibacterial material with the last visible outer layer of the six layers which has been finished in a lovely looking silver colour which makes it look really modern in it’s overall appearance.
Holds 5/6 Persons
The unit will comfortably hold up to 5 to 6 people, Extra installation with its upgraded Preservation foam mat which will hold heat For longer periods of time.
It has built-in ozone sanitation That will help kill Harmful substances whilst reducing the need for you to keep buying chemicals for your hot tub.
The massage jets have three levels of intensity to suit you which are easily adjusted on the control panel, the tub will reach a maximum temperature of 42 degrees centigrade which is hot enough for anybody to feel more than comfortable whilst bathing in the tub.
- It’s also includes 138 air jets which will pulsate your body whilst you bathe and relax in the comfort of your own home, It includes an all-in-one controller with an energy-saving timer which in itself will help reduce your electricity bills on heating the tub whilst it heats up to 15 degrees centigrade per hour until it reaches maximum temperature.
- It also has an antibacterial fabric and anti icing control whilst the unit is left out in cold temperatures,
- To the base of the unit there are 4-6 relaxing cushions available depending on which model you choose.
- The all-in-one control box is very easy to use To control all the settings on the hot tub with it’s simple digital display unit which is also waterproof being a must whilst you are surrounded by water or even when left out in the rain whilst the tub is unattended.
The tub comes with all standard accessories needed to set the tub up including a user manual, setting up is a pretty simple process which you can see in the video provided for you below.
Setting Up Instructions For The M-SPA Tuscany
- Seats Up To – 5/6 People
- Water Capacity – 1200L
- Size When Erected – 193m x 193m x 73m
- 138 Massage Jets
- Heater – 1500W
- Strong, Sturdy Unit.
- New Technology Ozone Generator
- PTC Heating Technology.
- Comes With a 2 Year Warranty
- Harder To Set Up Than Inflatable.
- Higher Priced.
A strong durable unit that should out last all the inflatables available, Comes at a bigger price due to the new technology implemented into the unit, overall a good choice it you want your tub to last a long time.
2. M-SPA Shatchi Concept Mono Self Inflated Round Hot Tub:
The M-Spa Concept Mono is a 4 person hot tub Which provides a much more sturdy construction than your usual inflatable hot tub it has been made with Strong DWF materials To the outer walls which has been finished in a lovely looking wooden style texture Which looks very modern.
It’s heating infrastructure has new PTC technology where you will maintain heating temperatures for much longer periods of time compared to other models, You will also find with this technology that your hot tub will heat up much faster at the same time I’m as maintaining heat temperatures.
The unit comes with a tight clip lid which fits in position securely whilst you are not using your hot tub, this will maintain the heat inside the tub for next time you use it meaning, it’s not going to take as long for your hot tub to reach its maximum temperature as it would from cold Whilst also saving you money on your energy bills and reducing carbon footprint at the same time.
This model has 118 air jets which can be controlled over 3 settings within your control panel you can make adjustments to your liking depending on how hard or soft you would want the air jets to blow on to your body, the bubbles will automatically stop after every 20 minutes which is a safety precaution and can be turned back on by pressing one button on your control panel.
The unit Will heat up to a maximum 42 degrees centigrade where you can also set a timer for the heater to help save on energy right from your control box which has multi functions in order for you to operate the hot tub settings to suit yourself on heat adjustments and air jet functions.
Child Safety Function
included is a child safety function where you would press the plus and minus buttons together for 3 seconds to activate it, then repeat this to switch the child safety function off again, the multi-function control box is also waterproof Which means it can be left outside in the rain for long periods of time without unnecessary damage being made to the unit control box.
Draining the tub is as simple as removing the plug from the inside whilst attaching a garden hose to the outside drainage fitting which is provided with the tub, it’s also recommended to run your air jets for a minute once the tub is drained to remove any remaining water from inside the jets whilst storing away, before storing away it is also recommended to wipe dry all water from the tub.
Setting Up Your SHATCHI Concept Mono Instruction Video:
Comes with all the accessories you need to get your tub up and running in no time at all including the top lid, two filters with cartridge base, ground matt which helps to hold the heat in, hose connector, hand pump, wrench and user manual to help you get set up..
- Water Capacity – 720-L
- Fully Inflated Size – 1.53m x 1.53m x 0.65m
- Power Jets – 300-W / 500-W / 720W
- Heater – 1500-W
- Mains Control – 220-V /240-V / 50-Hz
- Seats – 4 x Persons
- Fairly Priced Considering it’s New Lightweight Super Stiff Double Wall Fabric Technology.
- Quick and Easy Set Up.
- Made To Last.
- Only Seats 4 x Persons.
A smaller tub in comparison to others which offers the benefits of new technology where durability is concerned, it’s a made to last unit that can fit into smaller spaces, overall not a bad choice if your limited to space but looking for something that is going to stand the test of time.
3. Canadian Spa Swift Current V2 Model – With Rigid Hard Sided Foam Walls:
The swift current V2 is a follow up model that was made after the original model which was the Canadian Spa Rio Grande 4 person hot tub which we covered on this website a couple of years ago , still a real contender in the hard sided hot tub market only much cheaper.
Foam Constructed Walls
The swift current is made up of foam walls making it a more solid sturdy construction at the same time as offering more insulation due to it’s foam insulated walls which help keep the heat in the tub, that being said they are a little more hassle to set up compared to others as you have to place each piece of foam inside the walls to construct the unit which you can expect to take up to 15 minutes to complete.
The external walls are made up of tough PVC material which is both strong and durable compared to inflatable hot tubs like the popular Lay-Z-Spa models, The swift current is more of a luxury model with deeper walls that allow you to emerge into the water up to your neck and relax, it has three speed controls which allow the jets to pump as little or as much as you like.
Heating function allows you to turn the heat up or down to suit you, Easily adjusted using the built in external control panel, this particular tub will hold the heat in much colder temperatures therefore pretty it’s usable all year round, where as a typical inflatable tub would struggle to hold the heat in much colder temperatures whilst eating away at your electric trying to keep the tub hot for you.
Setting Up The Current Swift V2 Canadian Spa – Video Instructions:
- Can be used all year round in all temperatures and still hold the heat in.
- Well made with solid construction which is made to last.
- Takes some time to set it up.
- A bigger price compared to it’s earlier models which stack up quite well against it.
Overall it’s a tub that can be used all year round but it comes at a much bigger price than expected for that reason only, we can only suggest this compared to it’s rivals and it’s earlier models which are much cheaper in price.
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4. Halo Foam Spa 6 Seater Hot Tub – All Weathers Tub By Hot Tub Masters: (OUT OF STOCK)
Suitable for all year round use with heavy duty black outer lining which you will find helps keep the heat in and helps maintain a sturdy shape, it has a Foam walled construction which is easy enough to set up, super quick heating of up to 1/2 degrees per hour dependant on the current climate temperature outside.
- Maximum temperature reached – 40 Degrees Centigrade
Plugs into a normal household electric socket for ease of use, simply plug it in and use the external control panel to switch it on, the 128 hydro jet system can also be controlled by the panel where you can adjust the setting to your liking.
- Comes with free delivery and finance options
- Offers – 15% Off Code on Orders, Use Code – POP15 – On Checkout
- Able to use all year round
- Quite expensive compared to similar models
- (OUT OF STOCK, Possibly Discontinued, Similar Alternative below)
There are many benefits to owning a hot tub, the main one for the hard walled tubs is being strong and durable, made to last, Hot tubs are also beneficial to your health in many cases where you should consider buying one yourself to help you with the health benefits they offer in various ways to improve your health.
Were always on the look out for new style hard sided hots tubs becoming available, at the moment these listed here on this page are the only ones available at the moment, once new tubs become available we will list them on this page so be sure to check back.
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