The first affordable inflatable spa was introduced some years ago by Chinese company Bestway. They aimed it at the American market and they called it the Lay-Z-Spa. It proved to be a great success and not surprisingly Bestway’s biggest rival Intex have now entered the market with their version called the PureSpa. As a general rule Intex products are of a higher quality than Bestway so let’s see how the two inflatable spas compare.
The Lay-Z-Spa has a more funky pump and filter unit but we like the vertical segmentation of the PureSpa. The control panel on the PureSpa is easily reached when you are in the water. The PureSpa is 4 inches higher and bigger inside but the Lay-Z-Spa holds more water (we can’t work that one out either!). The PureSpa has more jets, better filtration, a more efficient heater and is stronger and quieter.
Given Intex’s worldwide reputation for quality and durability we would expect the PureSpa to be the most reliable in the long term.
The Lay z spa hugely outsells the Intex version and is cheaper but overall we give the thumbs up to the Intex PureSpa.