I like the “Tekapo” Mspa Hydrotherapy Spa because it offers the luxury of a relaxing bubble massage tub – at an affordable price. Not to mention, Mspa makes their portable hot tubs look sophisticated and stylish (while they save you $1,000’s).
Mspa Hydrotherapy Spa VS Other Inflatable Tubs:
Compared to most other inflatable hot tubs, the Tekapo has a matte black outer shell with an interior midnight blue color. The unique square shape with V-Beam construction give it a solid structure with a modern, innovative look at the same time.
In other words, it doesn’t make your backyard look cheap (even though it’s designed for people who want to save money).
On top of saving you money, this inflatable spa doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. In fact, it includes a built-in heater and auto filtration system.
Besides basic filter rinsing and chemical balancing, this portable hot tub essentially runs itself. And quietly too, due to it’s upgraded “whisper-quiet” technology. (Talk about relaxing!)
Note: I never knew how much I would enjoy my daily hot tub “therapy” until I got a portable spa for myself. If you are like me and like to unwind at the end of the day with a glass of wine, you will probably like a good bubble massage too. Just saying.
6-Person Inflatable Spa May Cost More to Run, But…
The Mspa Tekapo allows you to entertain more people than a standard 4-person spa. However, the larger size increases the heating cost a little.
For more efficient heating and to minimize hot tub running costs, the manufacturer recommends placing the inflatable bladder on top of the spa while heating. In addition, the ground mat can help retain heat from the bottom of the hot tub.
How to Inflate the Mspa Inflatable Hot Tub [in 3 Steps]:
Mspa makes inflating your tub simple. First, plug in the unit. Next, press the reset button and turn the inflation knob to the inflating status. Lastly, push the “bubble” button on the wired controller to start the inflation process.
Then, when the spa reaches full inflation, simply turn he knob back to off and press the bubble button again to stop the inflation process.
By the way, deflating your spa is even easier! Just unscrew the manometer cap on the spa to allow th air to release.
How to Clean the Mspa Hot Tub:
Filter Change Frequency:
This will depend on how often you use your spa, plus the clarity of the water. Typically, you can rinse the filter with a hose every 1-2 weeks. When the filter gets discolored and remains that way after rinsing, it’s time to change the filter.
How to Drain Your Mpsa:
If you properly filter the spa water and balance spa chemicals throughout the season, many times you will not need to empty and refill your hot tub for the whole summer. To minimize having to drain your spa, also keep it covered when not in use. Plus, test the water regularly and adjust as needed.
Spa Cleaning Tips:
Do you want to empty and store your spa for a period of time? The manufacturer recommends cleaning the surface with a mild soap and water (if needed).
Note: Mspa says that you can operate their inflatable hot tubs year-round, even during wintertime. However, spas should not be run when the air temperature falls below 14 degrees F (10 degrees C).
Mspa Hydrotherapy Spa Specs:
- Dimensions: 72.8″ Diameter x 26.8″ Tall
- Water Capacity: 245 Gallons
- Seats: 6 People
- Weight: 72 lbs
- Maximum Temperature: 104 Degrees
- Heat Increase Rate: 2-3 Degrees Per Hour
- Power: 110V-120V
- Heater: 1350 Watts
- 132 Air Jets
- Material: Rhino-Tech 6-Layer Reinforced PVC with V-Beam Construction
- Color: Charcoal Grey
- Includes Child Safety Lock
- Model #: D-TE06 (2018)
- Manufacturer: Mspa
- Buy the Mspa Here
What About Spa Seats?
Like most models, the Mspa inflatable hot tub spa does not include seats. However, many people don’t mind this, since the spa design allows for comfortable seating even without built-in chairs. Having said that, you can buy spa seats separately on Amazon if you want.
Even though Mspas are considered deluxe or premium inflatable hot tubs, their prices are not high. Therefore, you don’t have to wait for their tubs to go on sale in order to get a good deal.
How to Contact Mspa & the Hot Tub User Manual:
In addition, you can find answers to questions using the Mspa tub manual. For example, it covers spa setup, control panel operation, water maintenance and chemicals and how to drain the Mspa.
Plus, solving troubleshooting issues like if the filter pump won’t turn on, the spa won’t heat up, tub bubbles not working or keep turning off, you have heater problems, lights flashing or need replacement parts.
Draining the hot tub involves a short and simple 7-step process. Basically, you attach a garden hose to the drain valve using the included adapter. Then, you remove the valve cap inside the spa, and water will start to flow through the hose out of the tub.
Below, I have included Mspa’s error code chart, which explains what each error code means. Plus, it tells you what to do should you be lucky enough that your control panel displays an error code.
Is this the Cheapest Mspa Hot Tub?
No. Mspa’s lowest-priced model is actually the Mspa Lite Silver Cloud round inflatable hot tub. It features similar air bubble jets and can also seat 6 people and costs about $200 less.
Using a Spa Canopy…
You can easily add shade, wind protection and privacy with a hot tub gazebo, and you don’t have to build an expensive structure. In fact, you can spend as little as $200 for a portable gazebo with mosquito netting.
Mspa Package with Accessories Includes:
- 6-Seater Inflatable Jacuzzi (4+2)
- Wired Controller
- 1 Filter Cartridge
- Buckle Spa Cover/Lid with Ground Mat
- Spa Drain Valve Adapter (for draining spa)
- Repair Kit
- Wrench (for use with spa inlet or outlet)
- User Manual & Instructional DVD
- Get the Spa Package Here
I hope I was able to give you some helpful information on the Mspa Hydrotherapy Spa or at least answer some questions. Thanks for reading my review.