So your new inflatable has arrived and you can’t wait to set it up but is it as easy as Lay Z Spa says? This post will run through how to inflate a Lay Spa and tackle any issues that may arise.
We’ve set up hundreds of inflatable hot tubs over the years and we know that sometimes a hot tub setup is not as easy as it seems.
It can be pretty confusing when you first open the box and see all the components but setting up your Lay Z Spa is really simple, we promise. So let’s dive in and get started.
How Do I Inflate My Lazy Spa Hot Tub?
Inflating a hot tub only takes a few minutes and isn’t difficult. Neither is installing a hot tub when following instructions but like anything, it helps if you know exactly what you’re doing. The instructions below will show how to inflate a Lay Z Spa and will guide you through the process, so you’ll be enjoying a blissful soak and lovely massage in no time at all.
1. Inflation Preparation
The first thing you’ll need to consider before unpacking your new hot tub is where you are going to put it. We recommend choosing a sheltered position so the cold weather doesn’t affect the water temperature of the lay-z-spa, perhaps behind a wall or a hedge, and you will also need a level surface or base floor on which to place your tub.
You may want to check out our guide to the best hot tub bases. Just remember, a filled hot tub is heavy, so it will need significant support.to avoid sinking and damage to the outer shell. You will also need to position your tub somewhere you have easy access to the spa pump and a power source and be able to perform maintenance tasks easily.
Unbox the spa
The next step is to unpack the spa from the box and make sure all the components are present; it’s always better to check at this stage rather than finding out something is missing halfway through setting the hot tub up. In the box, you should find:
- The main tub
- Top cover
- Pump unit
- ChemConnect dispenser
- Instruction manual
Use an insulating mat
We always recommend popping a ground cover underneath the Lay Z Spa before inflation. This will protect the spa from damage and also prevent heat loss which is crucial to saving money on your Lazy spa electric costs.
2. Connect The Pump
Once you have the hot tub in position, you need to connect the pipe from the airjet outlet on the air pump (the narrow one) to the valve on the spa itself. It’s essential to make sure this is tight and secure; otherwise, the tub will leak air and end up deflating.
3. Inflate Your Lay Z Spa
Now you need to switch on the jets. It will take about 5 minutes for the hot tub to fill with air. Once it’s as firm as it’s going to get, you can disconnect the pipe and close the valves.
How do you know when your Lay Z Spa is fully inflated?
The newer models come with a pressure gauge, so you know when they reach full inflation. Some older models should be inflated until they are touch soft.
Lazy Spa inflation hose
There are small holes in the inflation hose in Lay Z Spa models, which prevent overinflation, so you don’t need to worry about the blow up spa bursting during the process and newer models have a mechanism which switches off once they are fully inflated.
4. Inflating The Lid
- Once you have taken the inflatable lid out of the box, carefully place it inside the lid cover.
- Connect one end of the inflation pipe to the pump and the other into the inflation valve located on the lid
- Click the padlock button on the control panel to unlock it and then press the inflate button. You should now see the lid start to inflate.
- Once fully inflated, you can remove the pipe, place the cover in position and use the childproof safety clips to secure it in place.
5. Final Steps
When you’ve finished filling the jacuzzi with air, you only need to add the water, place the chlorine tablets in the Chemconnect dispenser and wait approximately 24 hours before hopping in.
Whilst it may not take that long for the water to heat, you need to give the chlorine tablets time to cleanse the water thoroughly.
Why is my Lazy Spa not inflating?
The most common cause of this is a loose or faulty inflation valve so check the valve is tight and secure. Lay Z Spa hot tubs come with a 12-month warranty, so if this is the case, you should b covered. In older tubs, the other possibility is a puncture. Once again, this is a pretty easy fix. You just need to buy hot tub repair patches to fix the issue.
Can you inflate a Lay Z Spa with water in it?
Yes, you can; all you need to do is remove the filter housing and ChemConnect, put the stopper caps over the debris screens, detach the pump, add the stopper cap to pipe A, and continue the same process as you did when performing the initial inflation. People often ask, can you inflate a lazy spa with water in it, so we decided to do a full guide covering the topic.
Why does my Lay Z Spa lid keep deflating?
It could be that you have a puncture. This video from Bestway shows how to find and repair a puncture on a Lay Z Spa.
So, there you have it, and the good news is whichever lazy spa you own, the process for inflating them is the same.
As you can see above, inflating a Lay Z Spa is really straightforward and can be completed in only a few minutes; you don’t need any special tools or knowledge, so anyone can set a Lay Z Spa up quickly and easily.
There are plenty of instruction videos online, manuals and information if you become stuck. Lay Z Spa have numerous set-up videos to watch on their website, so there’s no excuse. Don’t delay setting up your Lay Z Spa now and once it’s inflated, you can begin to enjoy your own spa experience.