With a number of impressive accolades to its name, including winning the prestigious Pool and Spa Awards 2018, it’s easy to see why the Lay Z Spa Vegas has been a best seller for nearly a decade.
But, this doesn’t mean it has fallen behind the times. The Vegas has benefited from a number of improvements over the years. The most notable of which is the upgraded dual action pump that allows you to run the heating and AirJet systems simultaneously and is a design that has impressed many users.
Not only this but the Vegas is backed by a 2-year warranty which shows real confidence by Lay Z Spa manufacturer Bestway. In this guide, we’ll answer the common questions people have when looking to buy the Vegas, answer questions on setting up and maintaining your hot tub and explain the jargon behind the key functions of the Vegas.
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Prices & information last updated on 2020-10-21
Lay Z Spa Vegas: Summary
Part of the popularity of the Vegas is undoubtedly price. Compared to similar-sized models such as the Paris and Palm Springs the Vegas averages around £80 cheaper whilst still being comparable in features. This makes is one of the cheapest inflatable hot tubs in the Lay Z Spa range, with only the Miami besting it on price.
The second key component of this hot tubs success is part of a range of features common to all the Lay Z Spa range such as its fast setup that requires no additional tools, ease of use, the decent capacity to fit 4 people and its 40°C temperature with AirJet massage system.
It is the ideal hot tub for anyone looking for a decent sized spa that can be used with friends and family without the expense and hassle of installing a regular hot tub.
Lay Z Spa Vegas Best Features Explained
87 AirJet System
Water massage systems are key to creating a hot tub experience. And, when it comes to Lay Z Spa, two main types of technology are used to agitate the water and create streams of bubbles for a soothing experience.
The first is AirJet systems and the second is HydroJet technology. AirJet is Lay Z Spa’s go-to technology and is found on all but one of their hot tubs so it’s no surprise to see this on the Vegas.
AirJet works by forcing air into a seam that encircles the base of the spa. The air escapes from this seam thanks to 87 small holes punched into its top. This effervesces the water by creating a continuous stream of bubbles and will run for 30 minutes before automatically switching off. We feel this is a little on the short side, but you can reactivate the AirJets with a simple button press and is a feature common to virtually all hot tubs.
RCD – Built For Safety
When it comes to water and electricity safety is paramount. Splashes and sprays are inevitable and it is important that when this occurs the pump unit remains safe. To meet this end the Vegas uses two systems.
The first is an RCD that immediately cuts power to the unit if water contacts the electrical supply.
The second is that the pump is waterproof to an IPX5 rating. This means dripping water from wet hands on the controls or splashes of water will not work there way into the pump and cause an electrical short.
This tag-team of safety enhancements make the Vegas one of the safest inflatable spas available today.
Heat Up Times
One of the things that catches many users out is the heat up time. Sadly, it can take anywhere from 5 to 18 hours for the Vegas to fully heat to 40°C and is an inescapable fact of owning any kind of hot tub.
Naturally, on warmer days the water will heat quicker. For example, on balmy, 25°C+ summer days the water will heat in as little as 5 hours whereas on cooler days it can take the full 18 hours. Many users claim the heat-up time is usually around 12 hours.
Everything You Need Is Included In The Box
Part of the Lay Z Spa success is its no-frills setup. And, the Vegas is no exception to this rule. Everything you need to setup the spa is included in the box and it comes complete with a pool cover, chem connect system and filters.
Setup usually takes around 10 minutes and the main pump can be used to inflate the Vegas without the need to buy a separate manual or electric pump.
Upgraded Dual Action Pump
When looking at any Lay Z Spa you’ll have probably seen a reference made to a dual-action pump (just as we did at the start of this guide). This refers to a drawback all Lay Z Spas had before 2017 which inhibited their ability to compete fully with regular hot tubs.
You could run the heating system or the AirJets – but not both at once. The problem this created was that the AirJets would lower the water temperature when in use. After a short time, the AirJets would need to be stopped and the heating system activated in order for the water to remain a comfortable temperature.
Fortunately, the Vegas features a new dual-action pump. Meaning you can keep the water toasty whilst enjoying the AirJet system.
Energy Saving Timer
Energy costs are an important consideration in a time where energy prices continuously climb. To help keep a cap on its running costs the Vegas features an energy-saving timer. This allows you to program when you want to use the hot tub and how long for. The Vegas will automatically heat the water ready for this time and switch off when its no longer needed.
FAQ – Top 7 Questions Answered
1 Can I Place The Vegas On Decking?
Yes, you can, although it is worth getting an expert to check your decking can cope with the extra strain the Vegas will introduce. Particularly if your home has raised decking.
The reason for this is because the Vegas weighs a hefty 966Kg when filled with water. This is often surprising to many owners given the deceptively lightweight appearance of many inflatable hot tubs. As such, a sturdy surface is required to support its weight and allow for safe use.
2 Can I Buy Extra Accessories For The Vegas?
Yes, you can a full range of accessories can be found on Bestway’s site or Amazon.
3 Can I Replace The Liner If I Damage It?
Yes, you can. Should the unavoidable happen Bestway supplies replacement liners, covers and even pump units on their site. This means should you accidentally snag your hot tub on a fence nail or clip its sides with the strimmer you won’t need to replace the whole unit.
4 How Often Do I Need To Clean The Vegas?
Cleaning should take no more than a few minutes each day. An inbuilt filtration system removes the worst of the suspended debris and oil from the water and can be easily unscrewed when it needs cleaning. Cleaning the filter simply requires rinsing it under running water.
Second, on your daily cleaning list is testing the water and adjusting the chlorine and pH levels as needed. This might sound difficult but with kits such as the Clear Water System available it is very simple. Plus adjusting the chlorine levels can be as simple as turning the ChemConnect system (locating inside the hot tub) to adjust the amount of chlorine that is dispensed into the water.
5 Is It Expensive To Run The Lay Z Spa Vegas?
Feedback from Lay Spa customers suggests that the average running costs for the Vegas is around £30 – £40 a month. This falls in line with Bestway’s figures of around £7-£10 per week estimated running costs. But, this figure will obviously vary depending on how often the Vegas is used.
6 Is It Easy To Setup?
Yes, many users get the Vegas setup in minutes. And, if you do need some help Bestway provide a free UK based telephone support service and lots of information videos on their Youtube page.
7 Can I Hop In Straight Away?
You can, but it’s not recommend. After placing freshwater into any hot tub it is recommended to shock dose the water by adding 5-10 times the recommended chemicals and leaving this whilst it heats up. After it has fully heated you can jump in.
Pros And Cons
Lay Z Spa Vegas – Is It Worth Buying?
It’s no surprise the Vegas has been a best seller for such a long time. It costs a fraction of the price of a rigid hot tub and the upgraded pump system means you can enjoy delectably warm water and the soothing comfort of the AirJet system at the same time.
Its generous dimensions and quick setup makes it ideal for couples, with or without children, to enjoy alone or with friends. When you couple this with its lower price point compared to similar Lay Z Spa tubs it makes the Vegas an excellent buy.
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Prices & information last updated on 2020-10-21