Sometimes simple is the best way to go. Simple allows you to quietly slip into a hot tub whenever you want, relax in your preferred way, and let stress be a thing of the past. That’s the beauty of the design offered by the Lifesmart Rock Solid Simplicity Plug and Play hot tub. This 4 person tub plugs into any standard household outlet with a trip circuit, features 12 high-therapy jets, and there’s even a small waterfall to enjoy.
What We Loved About the Lifesmart Plug and Play Hot Tub
The design of the hot tub from Lifesmart is what first caught our eye. Created in a Sahara shell with a full surround, it can sit independently above ground and look great with its sandstone coloring.
Going past the first impression, we also thought the design and placement of the digital controls was spot-on. You can easily reach the controls in or out of the hot tub, allowing you to customize your experience whenever you wish.
The operation of the hot tub itself is nice and smooth. The jets are arranged in a standard configuration, producing what we would call a medium-high output for water movement. It feels nice on the body, but doesn’t make it feel like you’re going to get thrown across the hot tub if you fail to brace yourself from the force of the water movement. You can also control the air and water mix for precise comfort if you wish.
There’s also a spa light included with this design. Lifesmart includes a red and a blue lens cap so you can “set the mood” when using the hot tub. It’s one of those features that’s nice to have when you need it, but you don’t mind leaving it off either.
When operating the hot tub, you can tell almost immediately that the insulation design is very effective. The water temperatures stay consistent without a lot of power investment. This allows it to meet even the strictest energy mandates that currently exist in the United States.
What Could Be Improved About the Lifesmart Plug and Play Hot Tub?
We really felt the waterfall was a needless feature with this hot tub. It may be nice to have if you’re on your own or with a loved one and want the falling water sound, but otherwise this feature is sort of in the way. You need to reach around it in order to access the digital panel from inside the hot tub. A minor irritation, but one worth noting nonetheless.
It also takes some time for the water to heat up on this unit. Plan for at least 24 hours of water preparation time before using this hot tub for the first time.
We didn’t want to test this issue out, but there have been some complaints about severely poor pH levels damaging the hot tub pump and seals. This hot tub also seems to be a little picky about having a clean filter, so we’d recommend replacing the cartridges weekly for best results.
If you’re looking for a value purchase on a beautiful hot tub that gets the basics right, then this is a solid investment to consider. It’s highly rated, offers a great first impression, and will help you relax in style.