This is our review of the Lay Z Spa Singapore (updated 2023)
The Lay Z Spa Singapore is the brand’s high tech offering and the Wi-Fi controls are certainly a handy extra on this hot tub, but how do the rest of its features stack up against the competition and is it worth the price?
We’ve been trying out the most popular spas on the market for what seems like forever and we get excited about new and innovative features.
One step up from the 2-4 person tubs, the Singapore boasts a little more legroom than many couples' spas. It is an excellent choice for families with teenagers and older children, especially as everything can be controlled wirelessly from the app.
The Singapore boasts more than its fair share but is it the ideal party tub? Does it accommodate five adults or is that a bit ambitious? Let’s find out!
This in-depth review will examine:
When choosing an inflatable spa, the options can be mind-boggling, and sometimes you end up paying for things you really don’t need. Does it always have to come down to functionality or design? We think you deserve the best of both worlds so let’s see if the Singapore fits the bill?
Keep reading – whether you’d prefer tech, lights or ample space, we’ll see which the Singapore offers.
When you’ve been reviewing inflatable hot tubs for as long as we have, you quickly learn that there are a few essentials factors to great hot tub design. Durability, functionality and capacity are the main things our reviewers look for and believe me when I say that the Lay Z Spa Singapore impresses on all fronts.
Beginning with its rigid shell that makes great use of a drop-stitch material design, this hot tub is more than happy with up to 5 adults jumping in and out. You’ll likely have people scrambling for a dip thanks to the Singapore’s updated Airjet+ system and excellent Wi-Fi controls.
We had a blast testing out this high-tech addition to the 2021 Lay Z Spa range; let’s find out exactly why!
Up to 5 people.
Set Up Time
Tool-free in under 10 minutes.
How Long To Heat Up
6-12 hour initial heating time.
£30-£40 per month.
Winter Frost Protection
Built-in frost protection.
What Previous Buyers Say
Currently in Stock
Yes, the Singapore is currently in stock
New Airjet+ massage system, rigid shell, Wi-Fi controls.
Can be expensive to run.
What We Liked - Key Features
Premium Drop-Stitch Construction
The first aspect of the Singapore that you’re likely to be drawn to is its rigid outer shell, which looks noticeably different to most inflatable hot tubs.
Opting for a hard-wearing drop-stitch construction, this model uses thousands of woven threads to produce an ultra puncture-resistant shell.
We’ve found that this offers more durability than your bog-standard air-cushioned walls and is excellent at standing up to energetic kids, or excited adults, for that matter!
Airjet+ Massage System
Always committed to innovation, Lay Z Spa has done a great job updating their already impressive Airjet massage system for use in their new 2021 range.
By adjusting the layout of the Singapore’s 140 massaging jets to be positioned across both the cushioned floor and the sidewalls, hot tubbers can enjoy a full-body massage that evenly covers both the legs and the back, top marks from our camp on this one!
The easy way to our reviewer’s hearts is through ease-of-use improvements, and in our experience, no additional feature feels quite as luxurious as Wi-Fi controls do.
The Singapore’s updated massage system is impressive in its own right. Still, the ability to adjust the power of these jets, alongside the heater and the energy-saving timer, all without stumbling around outside of the tub, is music to our ears.
Size, Dimensions and Specifications
Water Capacity (70%):
804L (213 Gallons)
66 x 155cm
Max heat capability:
40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit)
Is This a WI-FI Controlled Hot Tub?
With the ability to control all of the Lay Z Spa Singapore’s main functions from an intuitive and user-friendly app, the Wi-Fi controls packed into this model really are a stand out feature.
Provided that you have a router configuration of 2.4GHz, and are not using a 5G connection, you’ll find this system to be smooth and trouble-free. At least, that was our experience when testing this thing out.
Does This Model Have Lighting?
There aren’t currently any lighting options available as standard with the Lay Z Spa Singapore, though additional lighting accessories can be purchased separately.
How Many People Can it Accommodate?
With a billed capacity of 3-5 adults, you’re more than able to fit an average family in here with some room to spare, but our reviewers quickly pointed out that four seems to be the magic number. It’s an ideal sized jacuzzi for sitting in the garden with friends and enjoying the Sun.
What About Safety Features?
Adding to the Lay Z Spa Singapore’s durable drop-stitch shell, this model comes equipped with a secure clip cover and an inflatable lid. This leaves the hot tub almost impenetrable to damage and fully contained to prevent anybody from accidentally falling in during storage.
Backing this up with a built-in ground fault detection system and internal RCD unit to protect against any electrical issues, we found the Singapore to do pretty well in terms of safety considerations.
How comfortable is the Singapore hot tub?
Whilst the added durability of the drop-stitch construction is great at resisting wear and tear, it does result in the Singapore Plus Airjet having pretty thin walls.
Without the extra air cushioning that many other inflatable hot tubs provide, our team needed to regularly shift positions to prevent any aches from setting in.
This can be lessened by purchasing additional seating or headrests, but for this hot tub’s retail price, we think it could be more comfortable as standard.
With 140 air jets at full power, you can expect this inflatable hot tub to cost around £7-£10 per week to run.
But, that doesn’t mean you’ll always be paying this much to run the Singapore. In our tests, we found that by making good use of the energy-saving timer, which is even more accessible given the Wi-Fi controls, we could keep a good eye on our energy usage.
Generally speaking, we reckon you’ll spend about £30-£40 per month if you’re getting daily usage out of this hot tub.
Heat up times
We managed to heat the Lay-Z-Spa Singapore to its maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius in around 10 hours straight out of the box during our testing time.
The drop-stitch lining comes in handy once again here, as its insulating properties mean the Singapore is particularly good at retaining its temperature.
Using a combination of the insulating cover and the Singapore’s Freeze Shield, our team kept this hot tub at a steady temperature during storage, making for some impressive further heating times of just an hour or two.
How noisy is the Singapore model?
If you’re planning on running this thing at full whack into the night, you’re probably going to get a few complaints; no matter how you spin it, 140 air jets firing at full capacity are going to make a noticeable amount of noise.
Our top tip is to pop this inflatable hot tub on an insulated ground mat and stick it in a sheltered area. By muffling the operational noise, you’ll be able to get away with firing those jets at a slightly higher pressure!
A lot has been said about Lay Z Spa’s patented Freeze Shield protection. This clever little unit supposedly helps cut down on heating costs by firing up whenever the water temperature drops below 6 degrees Celsius.
We had our team take a closer look, and as far as we’re concerned, this feature is brilliant!
By storing the Singapore with the cover sealed, and the Freeze Shield engaged overnight, we could heat the tub to its maximum temperature in only an hour or two the next day, saving us a few quid on the energy bill!
Price and discounts
The Lay Z Spa Singapore is a pretty expensive hot tub, though we do think that it’s worth the price tag.
It’s an exceptionally durable model. The functionality of the Wi-Fi controls alone means you’ll often feel tempted to squeeze in an extra soak simply down to how simple heating and controlling the thing is.
If you do want to knock the price down, patience can really pay off. By checking several suppliers and waiting for periods of low demand, you’ll often find premium models like this discounted to very reasonable prices.
Warranty and support
Lay Z Spa customers can expect a standard warranty of 12 months on the pump and 6 months on the cover.
We recommend checking out the brand’s official site, though, as by simply registering your product there, you can double this warranty to 24 months and 12 months respectively.
Lay Z Spa also hosts a UK-based support line which we’ve found to offer decent advice on any hot tub related queries, details of which can be found on their website.
Lay Z Spa Singapore Reviews
The reviews of the Lay Z Spa Singapore are very good. People state that the colour and size are excellent, whilst the drop stitch material provides extra durability due to the liner. The Wifi and strength of the bubbles also make for a relaxing spa experience.
If you’re dead set on getting daily usage out of your inflatable hot tub and don’t mind spending a premium, we reckon the Lay Z Spa Singapore is a good bet.
The drop-stitch lining is excellent at withstanding wear and tear, and its spacious 3-5 person capacity can accommodate the whole family without the need to worry about punctures ruining the fun.
The Wi-Fi controls are simply a game-changer, allowing you to preheat your hot tub from the warmth of your house, making sure that wintertime soaks and dips after a long day are as accessible as can be.
The only downside is the lack of back support from the thin walls, though we think spending a little extra on additional cushioning is worth the durability of this inflatable hot tub.
How Does it Compare?
If you’re looking to save a little money on a similarly sized hot tub to the Singapore, the Tekapo is a good shout.
With cushioned walls and an excellent UVC sanitiser, this model is comfortable and incredibly hygienic, though it lacks the Singapore’s Wi-Fi functionality and advanced jet system.
Comparable to the Singapore in terms of durability, and with only 20 fewer air jets for a much lower price, this model is certainly tough competition.
The Octagonal Purespa design and extra cushioning in the walls do make this tub a little comfier than the Singapore. However, you won't be enjoying the premium functionality of Wi-Fi controls here.
How to Set Up The Lazy Spa Singapore
The Singapore can be inflated and ready to fill in under 10 minutes with a simple tool-free setup.
Just attach the inflation hose and engage the pump to get things started. Once the shell is inflated, it’s just a case of filling the tub up with water, which will take around 1-2 hours for a hot tub of this size.
This short video shows how to set up your Lay Z Spa airjet
Our team was certainly impressed with the Lay Z Spa Singapore, finding its considerations in the way of durability and ease of use to be big selling points. Out of all the Lay Z Spa’s we chose, this is by far and away one of the most popular due to its affordability and the technology it boasts.
Though the drop stitch walls are a little less comfortable than models with more of an air cushion, we think the increased resistance to punctures and excellent heat retention properties are a fair trade-off.
The advanced 140 air jet massage system is simply luxurious, and we can’t stress enough how easy to use the Wi-Fi controls are. If you don’t mind spending a little more on a hot tub you’re sure to use daily, the Singapore is a great choice.
If you want other options, view the lay z spa range where you can compare each tub and see if any suit your requirements.