This is our review of the Intex Pure Spa Greywood Deluxe (updated in (2023)
If you are looking for a 4-person hot tub, we’re guessing your head will be spinning because there are a lot of choices out there?
How do you decide which one to go for?
The Intex Greywood Deluxe certainly looks the part, but the design isn’t everything.
In this post, we will examine what functionality this spa offers and see if it fits the bill for you?
This review will uncover:
We quickly learned that not all live up to their marketing when we started reviewing inflatable tubs.
That’s why we spend hours trailing through reviews if we haven’t bought the tub (and we have purchased plenty in our ten years running this site)
The Intex Pure Spa Greywood Deluxe may or may not be the right spa for you, it’s not for us to say, but we can give you the info you need to make an informed choice.
Keep reading to see whether you should splash the cash or carry on with your search.
The premium 4-person Greywood Deluxe Purespa from Intex is packed with features ensuring a soothing spa experience. The 140 bubble jets around the circumference deliver a therapeutic spa bubble massage. The built-in hard water treatment makes the water gentler on both clothes,m skin and the operating system.
We especially liked the easy to use Wi-Fi control panel and the sturdy construction, making it feel less like a giant paddling pool and more like a rigid spa.
This is a 4 person tub
Set Up Time
How Long To Heat Up
It takes between 12- 48 hours
This depends but around £12-£14 a week seems about average
Winter Frost Protection
The Intex Greywood doesn’t have frost protection
What Previous Buyers Say
Currently in Stock
Yes, the Intex Greywood Deluxe spa is in stock
Powerful jets and easy to set up
Water collects on the lid when it rains, doesn’t include chlorine
What We Liked - Key Features
Puncture resistant construction
One of the first things we noticed about the Greywood hot tub is the quality of construction and durability. Intex uses Fiber-Tech material in all their products; thousands of polyester fibres are combined to provide strength, support and comfort.
The Intex Greywood spa can easily support an adult sitting on the sides and the tough PVC triple outer layer is puncture resistant.
A hard water treatment system
This built-in system may not seem like much, but it’s a fantastic benefit. Hard water can not only damage your hot tub in the long term, but it can also damage your hair and skin, especially if you spend a lot of time soaking in the tub.
Areas with hard water can be found in central, southern and eastern England, so this could be useful for buyers in those areas who want to enjoy a relaxing spa experience.
Insulated lid and thermal cover
Whilst Intex models don’t have the Freeze-shield tech that ones from Lay Z Spa boast, they do come with a thermal ground cloth and insulated cover to prevent heat loss.
That being said, if the temperature plummets, you would need to constantly keep the heating system on to prevent the pipes and water from freezing, which will increase costs.
Size, Dimensions and Specifications
This is a 4 person spa
Water Capacity (70%):
290 Gallons (1318 litres)
85in, Height: 28in (216.9cm x 72cm)
Approx 3.2 metres or 10.5 feet
Max heat capability:
Maximum temperature of 40 degrees
Is This a WI-FI Controlled Hot Tub?
Some hot tubs can be controlled via an app and the Purespa Greywood Deluxe is one of them. Offering the ultimate in convenience, you can monitor your Jacuzzi from just about anywhere with a Wi-Fi signal.
This can be used to control the lights, bubble jets and temperature so you can schedule it to be ready when you arrive home after a hard day’s work
Does This Model Have Lighting?
Unlike some cheaper models, the Greywood boasts an LED light with two lighting modes (single or multi-colour) and up to five different colours;
This can create a relaxing ambience for couples, is terrific fun for kids and can get any outdoor party started.
How Many People Can it Accommodate?
The Greywood inflatable hot tub can easily accommodate four people or adults with plenty of space to manoeuvre.
What About Safety Features?
The Intex brand is American, so it has different safety features to European brands; this is a GFI (ground fault interrupter). The GFI is a circuit breaker that can block electric power in less than a second should a fault occur. All Intex models come with this feature as standard.
We always advise you to position your hot tub somewhere you can reach an outdoor electrical outlet installed by a qualified electrician. Never use extensions, plug adaptors or timers when using your Greywood Purespa.
How comfortable is this hot tub?
According to reviews, the Intex Purespa Greywood Deluxe is exceptionally comfortable thanks to the fibre tech interior, which offers increased support. As with most models except premium options, there is no seating, but it does come with two premium foam headrests.
If seats would enhance your hot tub spa experience, they can be bought separately and are not blow up options like many; they have two adjustable heights and can be removed when not in use.
These hot tubs aren’t cheap to run and the Greywood tub is quite spacious, so you’re looking at around £30-£40 per month, but when you take into account your improved sleep, lower stress levels and better mental health, we think they offset the cost.
It doesn’t have an energy-saving timer like Lay Z Spa do, but they do have a well-insulated cover and there are things you can do to further lower your electricity bills, such as position the tub in a sheltered area of the garden or invest in solar panels.
Heat up times
Once you have unpacked the original packaging, including the tub, carry bag, inflation hose, pump, ground cloth and floating chlorine dispenser (Note: does not come with chlorine tablets). It takes just a few minutes for the hot tub to reach its fully inflated size. Now all you have to do is wait for the water to reach your desired temperature.
The Purespa’s heater is efficient and raises water temperature by a couple of degrees an hour, so the water should be fully heated between 12-24 hours, depending on the air temperature. This time frame can be reduced by adding some warm water.
How noisy is this model?
Using the bubble jets on any hot tub will make some noise, which can be annoying for both you and your neighbours. The good news is the Greywood is one of the quietest for its size
The Intex Greywood Deluxe doesn’t come with freeze-protection; however, that’s not to say it can’t be used during the winter as the heavy-duty construction and insulated cover prevent the water temperature from dropping too much.
The heater may have to be used to keep an ambient temperature, though, increasing costs. Placing your spa in a sunny spot or even moving it into a summer house or garage should enable you to enjoy a soak even in the depths of winter.
Price and discounts
You will pay extra for Intex quality and these tubs’ numerous features, but it’s still great value for what you are getting if you shop around.
It’s worth checking several suppliers for discounts, especially towards the end of the year when they are getting ready to launch newer models.
Warranty and support
As long as you purchase from an authorised supplier, Intex offers a 12-month guarantee on their blow-up tubs. You need to fill out the warranty form on their site and provide proof of purchase. Doing this will ensure that any faulty spa components will be replaced.
The company also offer a helpline which is open during normal business hours and an email form should you wish to get in touch.
Previous Buyer Reviews
The reviews of the Intex Greywood Pure Spa are very good with an average rating of 4.5/5 and over 400 reviews with most stating how good the bubbles are from the jets.
The hot tub is ideal for sociable couples and families, and with its hard water treatment system, this tub is perfect for those who suffer from sensitive skin.
Just change the replaceable filter cartridge every so often and not only will it benefit you but also keep the portable inflatable spa in better condition for longer
This Jacuzzi is also good for those who live in urban areas as it is quieter than other models with a comparable amount of bubble jets.
How Does it Compare?
The Bestway Vegas spa is a great purchase and one of the best value hot tubs around; considerably cheaper than the Greywood, it doesn’t boast a Wi-Fi compatible control panel or an LED light and has a slightly smaller water capacity
However, it does have 140 bubble jets, robust Duraplus construction and Lay Z Spa’s innovative Freeze-shield, which more than makeup for the features it lacks. Plus, with an average rating of 4.5, we think it’s a pretty good alternative to the Greywood Deluxe.
One review describes this tub as “cheap and cheerful” and we reckon they’re pretty close to the mark. On the surface, the Dellonda has everything you need, freeze protection for winter use, an impressive 140 jets and it’s incredibly easy to set up.
However it doesn’t get the best reviews, with customers saying it’s a little flimsy. All in all, we recommend spending a little extra and going for the one above or the Greywood spa if you can afford it.
How to Set Up The Intex Greywood Purespa
Intex machines are relatively easy to set up, and the Greywood is no different! Thanks to the built-in inflation system, it takes around 10 minutes after unpacking before you can start to fill with water and pop in the chemical dispenser.
You will need to order chlorine tablets to put in this though as strangely they are omitted.
This video gives instructions on how to set up your Intex
With its stylish wood effect design, fiber tech quality construction, easy to use control panel and an average rating of 4.5, the Intex Greywood Purespa holds its own in a competitive market.
It arrives with accessories you usually have to pay extra for, such as two headrests, a carrying bag and a multi-coloured lighting system, so although it does cost a bit more, it’s worth it.