Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by goldendog Love this hot tub!
We did a fair amount of research of plug and play portable spas before finally ordering this Lifesmart model from Home Depot. We were actually leaning toward a different brand from a different seller -- because we were looking for something that looked very natural and would blend into our rocky outdoor area and we were tempted by the brands that offered the faux stone on the outside of them. Two months after our purchase, we are very happy with our decision to buy the LIfesmart Key Largo DLX. It arrived approximately one week after order (about a week earlier than what was originally anticipated. It was easy for my husband and I to maneuver it from outside the front of our house, through our house, and out onto the back deck. We did this by simply turning it on its side and rolling it. My husband had no trouble getting it up and running perfectly within 24 hours. We live in Northern AZ, where the spring/summer daytime high does not get much higher than 90 and in the evenings it goes down to the 50s and 60s. The hot tub has stayed consistently at between 101-103 degrees even when we are in it with the jets on for periods of between 45 minutes and an hour. It will be interesting to see during the colder winter months how this goes. Although this is considered a 4-person hot tub, I would say that it would be very crowded (uncomfortably so) with four adults in it, unless they are all small. We are average sized and feel it's just perfect for the two of us to relax in and spread out without feeling tight. Three adults could fit nicely if they don't mind not stretching their legs out. Love the LED lighting and prefer to keep it on the constant light blue setting. The water feature is nice, but as the last reviewer commented, the water level rises when two adults get in the tub so that it's actually covered by the water surface. The jets are well positioned so that you can either sit somewhere with lots of pressure or in an area where there is little. The top comes off easily and is easily put back on by one person. Overall, the appearance is really nice. I was concerned from some of the photos that it might look too plasticky. But it actually looks really nice, like a stone texture, and it blends in beautifully with our natural setting. This part made me really happy. It does not look cheap, like so many of the other plug and play models and brands out there. For the price we paid, we think we got a great deal. Thank you Home Depot. We also got to use our HD card with interest free financing for 18 months, so that was a bonus. It is easy to maintain with the chlorine and PH. It really is the best major purchase we've made in a long time. Also very durable like the description says. It's a little slippery on the inside on the seats, but we got around this by cutting a bathmat and sticking it down when we're in the tub. It's not too noisy compared to some other hot tubs I've been in.
May 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Telengr Key Largo DLX - Great Product
We ordered this hot tub at HD online. We received it sooner than expected in just 2 weeks. The Hot tub is delivered on a 3 foot by 6 foot pallet on its side. Three of us were able to slide it around the house, cut it loose from the pallet and tip it up onto the deck without any trouble. I partially filled it with the garden hose and then ran hot water from the washing machine supply to get the temp to 60. The instruction say to not use hot water but as long as you keep the temperature under 100 you can't damage anything. It still took 36 hours to heat to 100. The pump makes a low humming noise but is not intrusive. I am 5'7" and I step right into the tub but I built a 5" step for my 5'3" wife. The tub is like the Tardis, it is bigger on the inside. I really like the open arrangement without seat compartments and the shape of the tub allows comfortable positions from multiple angles. We did get a spa pillow for my wife so that she can sit a bit higher. Because the water level rises quite a bit with just two people, the waterfall is pretty much useless. The jets are more powerful than expected especially when the bubbles are on. During use with the jets on, the tub will maintain or increase temperature because the heater is working whenever the jets are on. Since the air is colder than the water you can adjust the bubbles to keep the temperature from rising during use. I had a little trouble with foaming until I increased the hardness of the water. It is easy to maintain the water with the ozonator. I simply add a bit of chlorine after every use and check the PH periodically. The inside surface had a few prickly spots that were easy to smooth out with very fine 1500 wet-dry sandpaper. Very pleased with this purchase.
April 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mountaingirl Great Hot Tub!
We got this hot tub to replace a Coleman blow-up one and all I can say is WOW, so much different in a great way!! The other one we had the pump would run all the time and was loud and noisy, this one is quiet and only goes on when needed like a refrigerator. The 20 jets are great and very soothing, so glad we opted for the 20 jet one as this allows my husband and I to move around and take advantage of all of them. It is just my husband and I and it works great for the 2 of us. It does take a little bit after first filling it up to heat up the water, but we mix a little warm water with the cold as our water here in NC is very cold. It also has the light inside as well as the waterfall, which can be fun. Delivery was exactly when promised and very smooth in that the delivery guy helped get in our back yard to basement door, which is where it is.
February 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jt Nice Tub for the $$
Purchased on sale. Received hot tub 2 weeks early. Very easy setup. Not real heavy, but bulky. Slow initial warm up. Maintains temperature of 104 degrees! Good product for the price! Only negative is filter is not installed, loose inside tub during shipping! Have a few nicks to interior finish due to filter bouncing around inside tub during shipping. Unwrap and remove filter before moving tub to location!
June 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ron Hot Tub
Our hot tub arrived ahead of schedule and the driver was very helpful in locating it on our deck. Set up and fill was easy. We've had full size tubs before and heating took longer due to the different system (110 vs 220). I'm still working out the chemical portions to maintain balance, again because of the small size. The unit is perfect for 2 and we've had 4 adults in it - cozy but doable. The jets aren't as powerful as a full size unit, but that's to be expected and they are sufficient. Ingress/egress is actually easier due to lower height. It's still a new purchase, less than 2 months, but so far an excellent value. We selected the Key Largo because our deck space was limited and 95% of the time it's for 2 people. If it remains reliable, we are happy campers!
May 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mayberry Great sized hot tub
We ordered this online from Home Depot. Our local store had no idea the chain was selling these and so were no help whatsoever. It's a great little plug-n-play tub. This is my second 110 tub, my first hard-shell one (my first was a Softub 300 gallon.) It was very well-wrapped and arrived on a pallet. The trucking company was late getting here with it but their driver at least used his pallet jack to haul the whole thing into my carport. My husband and I were able to get it into our back patio area by ourselves with quite a bit of strain. We've had it about fifteen months now and it has run well. Only glitch has been that the "waterfall" feature does not appear to work but I didn't really use that anyway; without this issue I probably would give five stars. The 250 gallon size is good for two people to be comfortable; you would really want only "very close friends" if you were sharing with more people at once. I really like the hinged lid which allows me to open up only one side of the tub when I use it alone--no more wrestling a heavy full-size lid off and on the tub. It takes a hair under two days to warm up when refilled as we have never put 220 in for our tubs. It tends to overheat in the summer so I have to remember to watch the temperature setting. I can step over the side of the tub and have no need for steps into it. The jets work fine. Home Depot is a middleman in this order and we had a lot of problems hooking up with the factory that actually built and shipped this tub (out of Texas somewhere I think) so be sure to give good email and phone numbers, that part was hugely frustrating. It took about a month to complete the process but I'm really glad to have a tub again.
February 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 5280HotTub Excellent tub
Happy to report that this tub works great in the mile-high city of Denver. Shipping was faster than stated by about 2 weeks. Its winter here now and as low as 20'F outside. The tub is outside. I was a little apprehensive about the 120V. I'll sit out in it with the cover 1/2 off and it will maybe drop 1'F in an hour -- with jets on full. I keep it at 104... the most its fallen is to 101 which is fine by me. It takes about 30 hours to heat up the first time from 50'F garden hose water. After that it maintains temperature no problem and takes about 1 hour to raise the temp 2'F after use. A chlorine floater makes it virtually maintenance free. I change the water about every 4-6 weeks and don't even worry about pH or Alkalinity. I would have no hesitation recommending this tub to others.
December 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rab11556 Does what we need and like
Have just gotten new hot tub installed and running and so far so great. However...... we live in Vermont. Check back with me in February. Here is what I can tell you -- have had a Hot Springs hot tub for several years -- nice product but $7000 to replace. And each house call from the spa guys was $500. So, have gone with this tub -- seems to be more practical and bare bones. Which is fine with us. We like to sit in hot water under the stars, especially in the winter. The cost is incomparable. The product seems great (caveat --- not really cold yet) and is really basic. Which we like. Simple. Delivery was easy and not a problem and getting it up and going was easy.
September 22, 2015