Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs Airjet Review
Ideal for parties, large groups and big families
By Ed Hayne
First released in September 2014, the Palm Springs Lay-Z-Spa is one of the largest in its range – and definitely one of our favourites.
The tub has a sandy brown PVC exterior that matches with a beautiful white inlay. We haven’t come across many inflatable spas that look quite as attractive as this one.
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Reviewed By: Ed Hayne
Published: 27th September, 2017
Last Updated: 28th September, 2017
Overall Rating: 4.8 / 5
Installation Ease: 4.8 / 5
Value for Money: 4.8 / 5
Comfort: 5 / 5
USP’s: 4.5 / 5
Review Summary: The Lay-Z-Spa Palm Springs is the best pick for those looking for a tub on the larger side – a size perfect for large families and those hosting social events and parties in their garden. With extra water capacity, high walls and a padded interior; it’s perfect for sitting back and relaxing in the warm bubbles. On the exterior, this circular inflatable has a deep sandy brown colour – we think it’s the best-looking tub of the entire range. At just £439.99 it’s available at a great price too. Your friends and family will LOVE this spa!
The Palm Springs spa is probably best known for its huge capacity and stunning appearance. With higher walls than any others in the spa range, this inflatable can hold 963 litres of water – more than any other in the range (aside from the very pricey Monaco range).
This product also has large dimensions, with an extra 10cm in width compared with traditional sized tubs. This means extra room that helps to fit more people and increase the amount of personal space for each user. With 120 air jets this extra space doesn’t mean you’ll compromise on massage-quality either, it’s pure bliss!
We know that breakage and punctures can be a problem with some inflatable spas, but not this one. The Palm Springs has a sturdy Ibeam construction built into its interior, with the exterior reinforced with 3 layers of PVC to prevent punctures. If you’re worried about longevity and wear-and-tear, this is the product for you.
With a huge water capacity and tall inflatable walls, this was already set up as the ultimate spa for comfort. The makers compounded this by introducing an incredibly soft interior and cushioned floor.
Lay-Z-Spa have released a newer model since this product was released, though the Palm Springs has also been upgraded during this time. The Saint Tropez has been touted as the new ‘replacement’ for the Palm Springs range, though it doesn’t have the same size dimensions or water capacity. It does have LED lighting (which we love) but this can be bought separately for use with this product.
At 1,210kg when filled this hot tub is also seriously heavy, so not suited for those with weight limitations (for instance if you plan on sitting it on a deck). Bear in mind that you’ll need to sit the tub on a hard, flat surface that can resist the pressure of over 1 ton in weight!
Another downside is that the larger water capacity does mean increased consumption of electricity (to help keep the water at temperature). This can mean electricity bills of £15-£20 extra per month if you’re a regular user.
Palm Springs Main Features
Huge tub size and water capacity
This tub is bigger than most others – perfect for large families and social use. At 963L you’ll never be short of space to lounge in comfort. And it certainly won’t take much to keep yourself submerged with so much water capacity available!
Fantastic exterior aesthetics
The white inlay matches beautifully with the light brown outer PVC. The lid clips on easily with double-lock safety clips. The outer material is also highly durable and resistant to puncture from sharp objects.
40°C max temperature
With a max temperature slightly higher than most tubs and 120 air jets blasting bubbles simultaneously, this is absolute heaven on Earth! You’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Incredibly effective water filtration system
The spa comes with two filter cartridges and the housing unit as standard. This makes water filtration a breeze, allowing you to concentrate on enjoying yourself. While you will need to make sure you replace the filters regularly, you won’t find many tubs with filter systems as efficient as this one.
One year warranty and UK support
When bought from Amazon the spa comes with a one year warranty which can be extended if needed. Lazy Spa also have a GB-based support team that can help with any queries should you run into issues during installation or after you’ve began regular use.
First Released: Sep 2014
Holds: 4-6 People
Air Jets: 120
Water Capacity: 963l
Product Warranty: 1 Year
Filled Weight: 1,210kg
Parameters (When Inflated): 196cm x 71cm
Square Metre Coverage: 1.39m²
Best Price: £439.99
Extras: Installation DVD, 2 filter cartridges, UK support & servicing
Setting Up The Palm Springs Hot Tub
There really is minimal effort needed when setting up the Lay Z Palm Springs model. In fact despite it’s size, this tub is just as easy to set up as any of the others in its range.
It’s as simple as unboxing everything when it arrives, getting the pieces in place – before using the pump included in the set to blow up the outer frame. This whole process takes no more than 15 minutes before you’re able to start filling with water.
From this point the spa can be left for 24 hours to heat up, after which time it should be ready to use. Remember that you’ll need to add the chlorinated crystals to the water and test the levels using test strips for its chemical levels before getting in. These can be found in the Clear Water Chemical Kits that can be found on Amazon.
Check out this video from the makers of Palm Springs on how to install the tub –
We price-checked 10+ online retailers in the UK to find you the best price. See the best results here –
|The cheapest by a slim margin but comes with 1 year warranty and free home delivery. Excellent customer service as standard. Definitely our top pick.||£439.99||FREE||BUY NOW|
|Drink Stuff||One of the cheapest but they do charge for delivery. Lesser known than other providers but have mostly good reviews on Trust Pilot.||£399.99||£4.99||BUY NOW|
|Tesco Direct||Very expensive delivery costs. Can earn Clubcard points with any purchase (one per £1 spent).||£409.00||£7.95||BUY NOW|
|Go Outdoors||£100 more expensive than our top buy and can only be collected in-store. We recommend looking elsewhere.||£499.00||COLLECTION ONLY||BUY NOW|
|Argos||Incredibly expensive. 2 years breakdown cover available for £109.99. High cost for delivery but collection in-store is free.||£539.95||£6.95||BUY NOW|
|Lay-Z-Spa Official||Includes free starter pack. Available from £25 per month with 0% interest. The most expensive price you'll pay anywhere - don't do it!||£599.00||FREE||BUY NOW|
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