Thanks for taking the time to read our UK review of the Lay-Z-Spa Miami Luxury Hot Tub, which is a 2-4 person model.
This is going to be a big purchase so you need to make sure you know what you are looking for. We are happy to tell you that this particlar maker was recently ranked in the top 5 manufacturers by Which magazine.
When choosing your hot tub you need to know what key features are important to you, where its going to go and how much you want to spend. The budget needs to be your first decision. These inflatable tubs have improved greatly, the quality is there now and they are well worth having a look at instead of the more expensive permanent models.
Running costs should also a big consideration. Maintaining and heating a hot tub is not cheap and there is a massive variation on these things depending on the type, size and manufacture of your tub.
Space is also factor to consider when picking your hot tub as it will likely be in your garden most of the summer and will need stored away in the winter.
The Lay-Z-Spa Brand
Lay-Z-Spa is a UK based company and according to verified reviews from Trustpilot and Amazon, is the UK’s most 5‑star reviewed hot tub brand with over 750,000 satisfied customers to date. The parent company Bestway was established in the UK in 1994 and now operates via 9 overseas branches in Europe, the Americas and Australia. Bestway products can be found on the shelves of major retailers in over 110 countries around the world.
Currently this company is the leading manufacturer of hot tubs in the UK and they have around a third of the total European market. Customer care is important to this company and obviously to buyers, so you can be sure this is a leading company with all the back up and support you would expect.
We have included an image of this hot tub just below.
How Buyers Rate This Hot Tub
- Overall buyers have given this hot tub an average 88% satisfaction rating
- 75% gave it a full 5 star rating
- 7% of all buyers gave this hot tub a bad rating
Normally when we do reviews, we like to see a buyer satisfaction rating of at least 80%. This one is above that threshold. Buyer opinion is pretty clear on this model, with 75% of buyers giving it the full 5 star rating.
We found about 1000 online buyer reviews so this unit has been well tried and tested.
What Buyers Say - Pros & Cons
Buyers said it was a well made and thought the quality was excellent
Buyers said this is a great choice for value and was better than they expected
Buyers found the jets were strong and very theraputic
The tub is extremly comfortable
Some buyer recieved a faulty pump with had to be replaced
A couple of buyers had problems with the lid deflating
Not sure you would fit 4 "full sized" adults in this tub
- Entry level Lay-Z-Spa model
- Portable and Inflatable, this hot tub fits two to four people
- Heats Up to 40 degree Celsius (104 degree Fahrenheit) and includes a Lay-Z-Massage Jet System
- Easy to set up: Includes one durable liner, one heater(220-240 V), one filter, one floater, one inflatable cover, airjet system
- Quick and easy set up: Ready to fill with water in just ten minutes
- Up to 2 years warranty: Included with all Lay-Z-Spa for peace of mind and Lay-Z-Spa has a dedicated UK based Aftersales Support team to help with your enquiries
When you read the number of reviews that we have, you can pick out some really useful information. We have shared our findings just below:
Set up is extremely easy and with a bit of practice you can have the tub up and ready for water in about 10 minutes. Obviously the water needs to go in than and it needs to get up to temperature, this will take a while so you need to be patient or plan to do the set up a few hours before you want to use it.
Once the initial set up is done then you can use the timer to have the water just how you like it for when you want to use it.
Its important to keep the water clean and I dont just mean free from leaves and looking clear. There are several factors that need regulated and I would advise that you buy a cleaning kit that will Test PH, Total Chlorine, Free Chlorine, Total Alkalinity, Cyanuric Acid andTotal Hardness at the same time. This will keep your water in perfect condition and let you know if you need to use chlorine tablets or other types of additives to keep everything as it should be.
All Lay-Z-Spas include a water filtration system to help keep your water clear. This includes two filter cartridges and a housing. The manufacturer recommends using Clearwater Chemicals, which are designed specifically for use with Lay-Z-Spa but there are plenty of different chemicals available.
Value for Money
Of course value for money is always important but with an expensive purchase like this then you are prepared to spend, to get something that you will love to use. The Miami model is great value though. The initial purchase is very reasonable and it is pretty cheap to run and maintain.
Our Verdict on the Lay-Z-Spa Maldives Luxury Hot Tub
The Lay-z-spa brand is excellent and we would advise that you choose a major manufacturer such as this for reliability and customer backup.
This entry level model is a great way to get started with a hot tub and you definitely won't be disappointed. Nearly all buyers loved this model and I have to agree that it works brilliantly.
The only thing I might consider would be buying a slightly bigger model as I would say that two adults and two children would be the limit for this model
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