Bestway Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Review - Hot Tub Ratings & Verdict

This is our review of the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas hot tub (updated in 2022).

It’s no secret that the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas is one of the cheaper models, but does this mean it should be avoided?

We don’t think so, although you won’t get all the premium features of its more expensive rivals, you won’t be footing the bill for those either.

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We’ve spent the last decade examining the UK’s full range of portable hot tubs. We’ve bought a fair few (probably too many!) and researched many more.

The Vegas Spa has been around for what feels like forever. It’s had multiple upgrades over its time on the shelves, and we think it has its place in the UK’s hot tub market.

Below we will look at:

  • Why the Vegas gets such great reviews?
  • What exciting new features the updated version has?
  • Does this hot tub fit your requirements?

We like this robust yet reasonably priced Jacuzzi, which may or may not be the perfect addition to your garden. Only you can decide.

This Lay-Z-Spa Vegas review will reveal what all the fuss is about.

Let’s dive in and take a closer look. 

 

Our Verdict: Lay Z Spa Vegas Hot Tub Review

4.2/5

This no-frills hot tub easily accommodates six people and can be set up in minutes. The excellent overall functionality of this affordable blow-up spa is ideal for families on a budget or first-time buyers who want the features associated with this trusted brand.

Things like a rapid heating system, all-surrounding massage experience and circular beam construction make this Vegas hot tub one to be reckoned with.

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Spa Hot Tub Comparison

Vegas vs Paris

  • Size: The Vegas is slightly smaller
  • Price: The Vegas is cheaper
  • Features: The Vegas has fewer features

Vegas vs Miami

  • Size: The Vegas Airjet is bigger
  • Price: The Vegas is currently cheaper
  • Features: The Vegas has more jets

What is Included In The Lay Z Spa Vegas Airjet?

The Vegas Airjet inflatable hot tub comes with everything you need, so let’s see what you can expect to find when you open it up.

In the Box

  • Liner
  • Electric pump
  • Inflatable hot tub lid
  • Top cover
  • Chemconnect chemical floater
  • Filter Cartridge
  • Puncture repair kit
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If you purchase your hot tub from the official website, it also includes a free gold hot tub chemical starter kit worth £99 (although prices are usually not as low as Amazon so that may or not be a bargain)

Lay-Z-Spa Vegas Pros and Cons

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In this hot tub review we make no secret that we like the Lay Z Spa Vegas but is this six person hot tub for you? It may come down to personal preference, but these pros and cons will help you decide.

Who Should Consider The Vegas Spa:

  • At less than half the price of some lesser quality six-seater hot tub models, the Vegas is excellent value, which is ideal for families on a budget. Many feel that garden spas are a luxury, but the experience is open to almost everyone at this price.
  • The fact that the hot tub is so easy to install and comes with everything you need to get started also makes it perfect for first-time buyers. There’s a lot to learn about hot tub ownership, so being simple to set up and the dozens of online resources about this hot tub make this a great option
  • It may not be the first hot tub that springs to mind as a party tub for friends, but it’s a fantastic price so you can add other things like lights and design your own unique ambience as and when plus it has plenty of space for 5 or 6 kids (budget birthday party ideas anyone?)

Who this 6 Person Hot Tub Might Not Suit

  • The colour of the hot tub means it’s going to take some work to keep clean. It might not seem like much of an issue, but if you have children, pets and a heavily planted garden, chances are you will spend a lot of time scrubbing when you could be relaxing in the bubbles of your hot tub.
  • It’s not cost-effective to have a family inflatable hot tub of this size if you are looking for romantic nights under the stars as a couple. The Vegas Lay-Z-Spa holds over 200 gallons of water, so it takes longer to reach maximum temperature, uses more hot tub chemicals and generally costs more to run than a smaller model.
  • Lastly, the hot tub is fairly large with a powerful massage system. Believe us when we say the sound of 140 air jets blowing is not background noise. So if peace and quiet are an important part of your spa experience, there are quieter options out there.

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Problems

Whilst Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs are some of the best around, we’ve noticed a few recurring problems that customers have experienced, including problems with the heating system not reaching the maximum temperature, water pressure and leaks.

Purchasing from an authorised supplier is essential, so these issues are covered under warranty

Features of the Vegas Lazy Spa

The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas is one of this industry-leading brand’s more affordable models, but don’t allow its price point to fool you.

Lay-Z-Spa has solidified itself as the most recognisable le inflatable spa brand on the market, so customers can expect each and every model to be packed with stand-out features.

  • Duraplus – Inflatable spas can be flimsy, but with Duraplus construction this hot tub is extremely sturdy
  • Freeze Shield – Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs are renowned for this feature enabling year-round use
  • ChemConnect chemical floater – Like all Lay Z Spas the Vegas uses a dispenser for easy maintenance
  • Airjet Massage System – The Lay Z Spa Vegas Hot Tub boasts a 140 air-jet massage system
  • Inflatable lid – For heat retention to keep the water warm when not in use
  • Energy-saving timer – Found in Lay Z Spas this is an important consideration when buying a new hot tub.
  • Digital control panel – Makes controlling your hot tub experience a breeze
  • Safety features – All the Lay-Z-Spa hot tub models have lockable covers and a built-in RCD unit
  • Dual operation – This great feature allows the heater and jets to be used simultaneously
  • Easy to set up – No professional installation or tools required
  • Peace of mind – Up to 2 year’s warranty and UK support team 

What Accessories Can You Add?

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As we’ve touched on above, the hot tub is great value but doesn’t include some of the features like Wi-Fi controls and headrests that more expensive models do. The good news is there are dozens of extras you can add on at a later date:

  • Floor mat protector
  • Canopy
  • Inflatable liner
  • Drinks holders and snack trays
  • Filter cartridge bundles
  • LED lights
  • Surrounds and steps
  • Pillows
  • Aromatherapy scents
  • Repair kits
  • Entertainment systems
  • Cleaning kits
  • Thermal covers

Specifications & Detailed Review

We’ve covered the features and what we like about this Lay-Z-Spa, below we’ll look at the specs and see exactly what you’re getting when you buy this well-made and durable inflatable spa.

Lazy Spa Vegas Size

The Lay Z Spa Vegas hot tub can comfortably accommodate up to six people, although, like many other hot tubs, we think you’ll find it more comfortable treating it like a four-person with maybe a child or two.

Vegas Dimensions

The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas internal dimensions are:

Length of cable 7m
Product depth 61cms
Product width 196cms
Internal diameter 143cm

Water Capacity: How Many Litres Does it Hold?

The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas has a water capacity of 848 litres or 224 gallons giving it a filled weight of 1100 kgs (2426lbs) and an actual water flow of 1,325 litres per hour (350 Gallons).

Running Costs & Power Consumption:

The running costs of the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas are £7-£10 per week. This is based on using the spa 3-4 times weekly for 30-45 minutes.

However, it doesn’t take into account electricity tariffs which have seen recent increases, where your tub is positioned and if you use the cover to retain heat on cold winter nights etc. so, you may see the cost of running the Vegas vary.

How Many Air Jets Does It Have?

The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas has 140 air jets that surround the base’s perimeter and provide a relaxing all-over body massage. 

The new pump system also now allows the rapid heating system to be used simultaneously with the bubble jets meaning no annoying drop in water temperature.

The voltage is: 220-240V~50Hz, 2,050W at 20°C, Class II

Heating Time: How Long to Heat Up

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The Lay-Z-Spa Vegas takes about 10-12 hours to heat up initially and reach the desired temperature, depending on the temperature of the fresh water you use to fill it and where it is located.

Then if you reduce the setting slightly, it takes just a couple of hours when needed to reach its toasty heat capability of 40 degrees

Does it Come with a Cover:

Yes, the Lay-Z-Spa Vegas comes with an insulated cover which is lockable to prevent hot tub accidents and also helps to retain heat when the spa is not in use.

This saves you money and, alongside the Freeze Shield technology, enables the Vegas to be used throughout the year.

Cable Length:

Lay-Z-Spa tubs all come with a 7-metre cable as standard (the longest ones we’ve seen), making them ideal for when they are not positioned close to a power supply

Set-Up & Instructions:

Setting up these hot tubs is a breeze requiring no special knowledge or tools. Like all Lay Z Spa models, it comes with an instruction manual and there are plenty of online resources to help you set up the Vegas in minutes, along with changing the filter cartridges, dealing with chemicals and other maintenance topics. This is our page that lists the best chlorine for hot tub models like this one.

How to Inflate

The Bestway Vegas can be inflated in under 5 minutes by simply connecting the supplied inflation hose to the pump and air valve and pressing the bubble button on the digital control panel.

Some of the newer model of hot tubs come with a pressure gauge; however, you know it’s fully inflated when it is touch soft.

How to Deflate and Empty

To deflate the Vegas by Lay-Z-Spa, simply empty the water, then loosen the inflation valve and remove this will release the air. Once deflated, you can fold the hot tub’s outer shell to remove any remaining air.

Where Does the Filter Go?

The filter goes inside the filter housing, which simply unscrews and can be found at the base.

Previous Buyer Reviews

Online Lazy Spa Vegas reviews show it is one of this brand’s more popular hot tub models. It scores on average 4.5/5 on Amazon and is consistently rated as one of the top spas, with customers remarking on the build quality and ease of set-up.

Whilst it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of some hot tubs, this inflatable model does the basics incredibly well without the premium price tag.

FAQ's

The Vegas hot tub doesn’t include LED lights; however, these can be bought online reasonably cheaply, so they can be added later if needed for a party or if you want to add some ambience to your nightly soaks.

The Vegas is currently in stock at

  • Amazon
  • Homebase
  • B&M Stores
  • Millets
  • Lay-Z-Spa
  • Plumbworld
  • B&Q

Most of these stores offer delivery services or collection on these products.

Both Homebase and Amazon have Vegas inflatable hot tubs in their clearance sales at the time of writing, with Amazon being slightly cheaper.

We think it is an absolute steal as you will generally pay much more and you could stock up on filter cartridges and accessories with the money you save!

4.2/5

Final Verdict

Pros

  • Rapid heating – No waiting for hours
  • Ideal for winter soaks
  • The hot tub is exceptional value
  • Energy efficient features save money

Cons

  • Not the quietest
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