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Lay-Z-Spa have been making a name for themselves in the world of whirlpool hot tubs for quite some time. That doesn’t mean to say that their products are growing stale, though. Each new addition to the Lay-Z-Spa family comes with its own varied mix of features, 5 stars in most reviews, and a sleek finish capable of impressing even the most curious of your neighbours.
We wanted to know if this tub is really as good as everyone seems to think it is. Join us if you are thinking of buying one… The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas represents the height of affordable luxury, after all. There’s no reason why we can’t all have a hot tub.
Should You Invest in a Home Hot Tub?
When you first toy with the idea of getting a hot tub, you might know nothing about how they operate or the price you will pay. Realistically, the hot tub doesn’t take much electricity to run. The only real costs are in the buying of it, and Lay-Z-Spa make a fantastic attempt at creating a luxurious hot tub for the home, without the extra costs.
When you do decide to invest, Lay-Z-Spa are a great firm to go with – but we will cover that in a moment. First, let’s look at what you get for your money, when you choose the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas.
A Quick Overview: Pros and Cons of the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas
For those in a rush, here are the quick pros and cons.
Pros of the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas
- Heats, inflates, and fills within two hours (depending on water pressure)
- Arrives within one week of purchase (in working days)
- Comes with Chem Connect cleaning system and filters
- Fits up to 6 people in one hot tub
- Low price and great value for money
- Uses less energy than you think
- Weighs only 40 kg until filled
- Indoor and outdoor use approved
- CE/GS approved
Cons of the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas
- The hard work taken to clean it out
- It is only available in white
- It is too heavy to move when filled
What’s Included with the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas?
This is a fully inflatable hot tub, which means it comes with a frame, an inflatable rubber part, a pump, and an Airjet pack… among other parts. This particular model is a little larger than others, holding up to 6 people at once – that’s big enough for the whole family!
The Vegas Jet Liner is the inflatable tubing that comes in the box for your Vegas model hot tub. It is large, blows up to form the circular bath part of the equipment, and will fit your family if you want it to.
The Vegas Air Jet Pump also comes in the box. This is their patented air-injecting system that attaches to the side of the fully built hot tub. It is the source of all the luxurious bubbles that work to massage your tired muscles at the end of the day. This is the 140 Airjet massage system, one of their most powerful and sure to stir up the waters while you soak.
In your Lay-Z-Spa inflatable hot tub set you will find a hot tub cover, which is designed to fit snugly over the top of your pool when it is not in use. The lid keeps water warm, stops it from evaporating, and protects it from dirt and debris… as well as bugs, which is particularly important in warm climes. The cover for the Vegas model is inflatable and should be used when you are not inside it.
Where other Lay-Z-Spa models have had customers reacted negatively to the cover, the Vegas hot tub bypasses this through use of an additional lid. This innovative addition to their trademark design means that, even if the cover deflates, your hot tub will still be safe and protected by the lid. This is an inflatable part too but comes as a disc as opposed to the top cover described above.
The Chem Connect system is featured as part of the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas home hot tub. It allows you to distribute chemicals throughout your pool in order to keep it sanitised and clean. The Chem Connect capsule can distribute chlorine or other forms of pool cleaner safely throughout your system, allowing for a happier, healthier hot tub experience for all involved.
Last but not least, your Lay-Z-Spa Vegas hot tub for the home will include filter cartridges, which are also designed to clean the water. The Vegas can be set up and filled in as little as an hour – but if you keep the water fresh and clean, refills can be minimized.
Notably, the package does not include a pump. You will have to inflate it on your own or invest in a small foot or motorized pump to help you. These are inexpensive and handy to have around the home for things like air beds, hot tubs, and other inflatables.
Who are Lay-Z-Spa?
Lay-Z-Spa are a product made by Bestway Inflatables & Material Corp. They are a series of spa-style hot tubs, aimed at bringing affordable luxury spas to the masses. Bestway have been in business since 1994 and are still going – representing some of the finest home hot tubs you can buy.
Bestway are now available internationally, providing products through 110 countries and through retailers across the globe. They invest heavily in research and development, making each hot tub they release a special model within itself. Each aims to be better than the last, bringing better products to the consumer, time and time again.
Lay-Z-Spa and Bestway make up around 34% of the entire hot tub market in Europe, making them consistently reputable in their product range. They produce numerous other items, but it is their inflatable hot tubs for the home that we are primarily interested in. In this category, Bestway exceed expectations.
Delivery of the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Hot Tub
Your Lay-Z-Spa will be delivered to you within five working days of when you order it. Keep in mind that those are working days, not weekends. Your home hot tub will arrive in its box, with all of the components you need to build it in only a few minutes.
The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas can be inflated in as little as ten minutes. It comes with that rapid inflation feature that is so important to the Lay-Z-Spa brand. This rapid inflation allows you to start filling it with water within 15 minutes. Your home hot tub will take between 1 and 2 hours to fill with water but the accurate time depends entirely on the water pressure in your home.
Once it is set up and switched on, you can hop in and get to enjoying your new hot tub.
Features included in the Vegas Model
The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas hot tub comes with numerous features, each of which ahs been designed with your enjoyment and comfort in mind, except for those that were designed for your safety.
- That rapid inflation feature makes it ready to use in as little as 1-2 hours… and that’s including water fill time.
- As well as rapid inflating, you also get rapid heating for your money. The pump will heat your water up to 40 degrees within only a few minutes, meaning you can get started, ASAP.
- It can fit 6 people – that’s two more than most inflatable hot tubs of a similar price point.
- It is an affordable hot tub for your home, improving houses all over the world, one tub at a time.
- It is becoming a lockdown essential, especially since they added the energy saving timer.
- Up to two years of warranty if you register.
- A support team based in the UK.
- 140 airjet massage system, which provides you with endless bursts of air, right where you need it.
Freeze Shield Technology – when the temperature drops, the pool will heat itself through the pump… even if you aren’t in it! This innovative tech lets you use your hot tub all year round.
- Circular beam construction, allowing for a sturdier, more durably designed inflatable hot tub.
Although this covers most of the stand-out stuff, there are a bunch of smaller features to this home hot tub that you don’t consider. Things like water flow, capacity, and certification. Needless to say that the Vegas excels across the board, being particularly good value for money.
Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Buyer’s Considerations
Before you rush off and buy any other hot tub for your house, you need to know a few things about the Vegas. When we said it excels in across the board, we weren’t exaggerating.
Dimensions of the Vegas
The tub has a cable length of 7 metres, so you can move it around with some degree of versatility on where you place it. When inflated, it is 77 inches by 24 inches. Filled with water, it weighs 1,100 kg – but when empty, two people can easily manoeuvre it into place. In total, the box will weight 40.4 kg when it is delivered.
The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas home hot tub comes in white and white alone. It is white on the inside and the outside, which means it will fit in to almost any home or scenario. When placed in the garden, this hot tub makes an elegant feature that your neighbours will envy. When kept indoors, ensure you keep it in a well ventilated wet room for best results. No matter where you keep it, though, white will go with everything!
When you invest in a Lay-Z-Spa Vegas, you are able to use your new hot tub inside or outside, depending on your needs. This crossover between an indoor and an outdoor hot tub is one of the many features that make this hot tub so versatile. When you have so many options on where to place it and how to use it, you soon see that it is a worthwhile investment.
The Vegas Lay-Z-Spa comes with a digital control panel that allows you full access to the settings. You can choose the temperature it should be and at what time, it lets you decide how fast or slow the bubbles operate and will even digitally override itself if the temperature becomes too hot or too cold. It should go without saying, but all digital controls are waterproof.
Temperature of the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas
The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas is able to reach temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius, which is more than toasty enough for a hot tub. It is adjustable too, so you don’t need to have it set to that temperature if it is too hot for you.
The Lay-Z-Spa comes with both the Freeze Shield and the thermostat tech inbuilt. If it gets over 40 degrees, it will click off. If it falls down to too low a temperature and threatens to freeze – it will click on. This Freeze Shield is capable of protecting your hot tub down to 4 degrees. Below that and it might not be able to protect your tub year round.
The Freeze Shield tech is particularly impressive because it extends your usage months by a fair few weeks – particularly in cooler climes like the UK. Instead of being resigned to only using your hot tub in summer, you can use this one for months on end. When it comes to temperature, the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas hot tub really blows everything else out of the water.
As we mentioned, the Vegas will click off at 40 degrees so it doesn’t overheat. It will never boil and, if you are careful about temperatures, you have less chance of scalding yourself than you do in the bath.
As well as having this inbuilt safety shut down feature, it comes with a 7 metre long cable, allowing you to keep hot tub and electricity well away from one another. This hot tub comes with the additional certification from CE/GS approved technologies.
Warranty and Guarantees
This model of hot tub comes with a two year guarantee. that guarantee has to be activated by registering an account online with Bestway, the manufacturer behind the Lay-Z-Spa. The warrant will entitle you to your full money back in the event of failure of the product. This comes with conditions, obviously.
If you have been taking care of your hot tub, this should be no problem. If your hot tub has become faulty as a result of improper care, however, that warranty might be voided. These things can only be expected and, when all is said and done, a two year warranty for a hot tub is a good deal.
What Customers Love About the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas?
Packing up to 6 people into a hot tub might not seem like fun, but when you think about it as a whole family, or a dinner party with three couples, it makes sense to have a larger model. Clients love having that extra space when there are only two or four occupants, too.
Clients of Lay-Z-Spa love the customisation of heating in their hot tub. They found 40 degrees to be more than warm enough, with many opting to turn the heat down to 36 degrees to accommodate their wants. The Vegas version of the Lay-Z-Spa home hot tub comes with that all-important safety cut off feature, which brings us to our next point.
Safe and Sound
Clients adored that they feel completely safe in the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas hot tub, even if they are out in the rain enjoying their garden hot tub! The safety features make for a cleaner, healthier, and safer time of things. Don’t forget it comes with that super-long cable, too.
The airjet massage system involved in making the bubbles of the Vegas hot tub from Lay-Z-Spa pumps through several gallons of water. It will churn up your hot tub until you are in a veritable bubble bath of massaging water jets. Clients love it and understandably so.
The Price Point
For the value of what you get, this hot tub/spa is one of the best buys out there. It has all the luxurious features of a built-in tub, without the several thousand pound cost. It comes with all the perks and half the price – what’s not to love? Consumers know a bargain when they see one and the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas model gives them all the bargain they need.
The Energy Saving Mode
It is world-renowned how much power your average hot tub uses… but not so when it comes to the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas. It has the type of low-energy usage that you just wouldn’t expect to find on a hot tub. The addition of the switch that cuts off if it gets too hot means you never waste any heat, either.
The Vegas has the lid and the cover, both of which work to keep the water warm if you need to dive out for a while.
The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas comes with rapid heating and rapid filling. If you can provide a fast enough pump, your whole system could be ready to use in a matter of 2 hours. These product innovations ensure you are able to use your new hot tub on the same day that it arrives… which we think is just excellent.
The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas edition isn’t just big, bold, and beautiful – but it’s also well made. Consumers report having kept their hot tub for years, giving it the correct care to make it last that little bit longer. Ensure you deflate and store away your hot tub in the winter months, that you never leave it on indefinitely, and that you don’t let it freeze over, and you should have your Lay-Z-Spa for years to come.
What Customers Dislike About the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas?
As well as being successful, brilliantly thought out home hot tubs and spa systems, the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas comes with a few areas consumers were less than happy with… Only a few though. For the most part, reviewers are unanimously better-than-happy.
Some reviewers would have preferred more choice in the colour department. White on the inside means that dirt will show up easier. While this is great for keeping cleanliness up to scratch, it isn’t great for creating a cleanly impression between clean outs. Also, some people hate to have white in their décor and prefer darker colours.
Everyone wants a hot tub until they realise they have to clean it themselves. Hot tubs take maintenance, and those that are white on the inside take slightly more maintenance than others. If you are a little obsessive about dirt, the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas might upset you… you have been warned.
Be aware that, once filled, the weight jumps from 40 kg to over a thousand. This is a heavy pool, meaning it needs to be placed somewhere with strong flooring… or outside. Once filled, you will not be able to move it without emptying it, so be wary of where you put it before that initial filling.
FAQs About the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas 6 Person Hot Tub
We used this section to try and answer some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas hot tub. OF course, you can contact us if you have further questions – but please do have a look through the answers below to ensure we haven’t already answered your query before you get in touch.
How Long Does it take to Set Up?
The Lay-Z-Spa takes about two hours to be fully filled with water, inflated, turned on and heated up. It might take longer than this if you have a low water pressure problem in your area.
How Do you Clean Your Lay-Z-Spa Vegas?
The Chem Connect system allows you to top up the pool cleaning chemicals and safely disperse them through the water in your hot tub. It floats in the pool or can be safely attached, so you don’t need to worry about cleaning.
To be extra safe from the transmission of bacteria, clean your pool regularly. Drain the water out when the home hot tub is switched off, then give it a good scrub before replacing fresh water and changing cleaning chemicals.
How Many People Fit in a Lay-Z-Spa Vegas?
The Vegas model is designed to fit up to 6 people. Although the guidelines are for 4 to 6 people, you should be able to use it if you are alone without any adverse effects. If you are using it with any less than full capacity, expect t to be spacious and even more opulent because of it.
Our Verdict on the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas!
We love the innovative 140 airjet massage system that pumps water around your hot tub. We also adore how relaxing this model is, particularly if you intend on using it for less than the intended 6 people. If there are two of you and you want room to lounge, this is the model of hot tub to buy.
What’s the overall verdict on the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas? That it will fulfil your every spa-day need… and more. It is a gorgeous looking addition to any home and can be used in the garden or indoors. If you have it in mind to buy a hot tub, we say go ahead. If you have it in mind to buy a high quality, well built, long lasting hot tub? Then make it a Lay-Z-Spa Vegas… these things are just fantastic. See for yourself.
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