Happy with spa Barefoot spa 88LM


Reviewed by: Stephen from Albany, NY
Rating: 4.5
Barefoot Spas 88LM Review
Barefoot Spas 88LM Review
Barefoot Spas 88LM
barefoot spas 88LM reviews

Happy with spa

We’ve had our barefoot spa 88LM hot tub since January. The process of buying it went ok, and so did the installation. We enjoy the spa very much, and my wife and I both use it on a regular basis. The lounge seat is my favorite because we like to float, and get the jets on the legs and up and down my back.

The barefoot spa 88LM is a larger size and way bigger than the old one we had. This hot tub is VERY comfortable. We have people over every now and then, and the space is nice. Even when it’s just me an and my wife in there, it feels really great to be able to stretch out and what not. We got one with no water feature. We saw spas with the little water fall jet, but who cares about that right? It’s for relaxing not showing off. Same thing with the speakers. We have our own bluetooth surround sound rock speakers on the porch. Jimmy Buffett all the way Baby!! Next step is a tiki bar!!!

We got an awesome deal on the spa. I bought it at a spa hot tub blowout show. They handled the delivery and everything. Only thing we did was hook up the electric, and fill it up with water. I wish they gave me more than one filter. My wife found a good deal on Amazon for those. I got pretty upset when they told me I had to hook it up myself. I thought the set up was included, but I got my brother in-law to run the wires. No big deal. We had no issues with the tub so far as you can tell from my review here. At the show, my wife keeps going on and on about one of those swim spa endless swimming pool things. I’ve had success so far in “distracting” her with the hot tub for now. Wish me luck!

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24 Replies to “Happy with spa Barefoot spa 88LM”

  1. Is the barefoot spas 88LM bigger than the 77lm? I see it is bigger in outside dimensions, but is it a lot bigger on the inside? I’m just looking at pictures online and cant really tell. Thank you kindly…

  2. The barefoot spas 88lm has a lot of room it’s 8×8 in outside dimensions, and it really opens up the room on the inside. For example, my friend has a 7×7 size, and it is definitely smaller when you get more than 2 or 3 people in the hot tub. You can tell by the picture. Just look at the size of the space for the feet. In the 88LM there is way more foot room. We really like that part!

    1. *** Response from Barefoot Spas ***

      Hi Stephen,

      We are glad to hear you are enjoying your barefoot spas 88LM. Thank you for the review!

  3. Thanks for your help. What are the exact outside dimensions of barefoot 88LM? On the website it just says 8×8. Is it really that size or a little smaller?

  4. The outside measurements of my barefoot spa 88LM are 92.5″ x 92.5″ square. The height is exactly 3 feet (36″). That is from the ground to the top of the spa. The cover adds about 5 inches to the height as well.

  5. Barefoot spas are not exactly 7×7 or 8×8. We don’t have a 88LM, but we have the 77LM, and the outside dimensions are a little bit less than 7×7 .They come in at 82″x82″. I know for sure because me and my husband had to measure our deck, and there was just enough room!

  6. Yes, but everyone still calls the sizes 7×7 and 8×8 for some reason .I guess it’s close enough? I remember when I was looking around for the new hot tub, the dimensions were never spot on… always off by a couple few inches. I guess it’s easier to say 8×8 or 7×7 instead of 93 inches by 93 inches?

  7. Figured as much. I guess thats how they get the names of the hot tubs barefoot spas 88LM is 8×8, 77LM is 7×7. We went with the 88LM. It is perfect size for us. We just drained and refilled it for the first time. My kid put bubbles in it!! We have a problem with the pump one not working, and it makes a click noise. Anybody know what causes that?

  8. Where is the screw located? Is it like a bolt or something? Is there a way to do it without taking off the side? Anyway you can upload a picture??? Sorry, I’m new to this whole thing…

  9. There should be instructions in the owners manual on how to loosen the nut on the motor to purge the air. If not, look on youtube. All hot tub motors are about the same. Its not that hard to do it. You just need a wrench or a set of good pliers. Also, remember you have to TURN THE SPA OFF every time before you work on it!

  10. The pump in mine is different from the one in the manual. I found a youtube video and it wasn’t that hard. I was expecting more air to come out, but I didn’t even hear it. Guess I thought it would sound like air from a tire… LOL!

  11. Me and my wife like the barefoot spa 88LM. I know she’s gonna fit, but Im worried about how I will feel in there because I’m 6’6″. We got in my friend’s hot tub last weekend, and it was tiny for me. I tried the little lounge lay down seat, and my legs wouldn’t fit unless I crunched them up. The other seats, I was sticking way out the water cause it was so shallow. Thats why we like the 8 foot by 8 foot barefoot spa 88LM. Does anybody happen to know what the height recommendations are for the lounger seat?

  12. I don’t know for sure about the barefoot spas 88lm and the height requirements, but I know most of them are pretty deep. Mine has one seat that goes down really deep, and all the seats have different depths. What kind was your friend’s? Maybe I can help you compare because I’ve had a lot of hot tubs. I used to buy used ones all the time and fix them up!

  13. Ok, so I know there is a difference between hot spring and hot spot. pretty BIG difference. The hot spot is the entry level 110v “cheaper” line made by Hot Spring spas. If you can ask your friend how the power connects, that will give us the answer. If the hot tub plugs in to a regular household outlet, its a hot spot. If it has dedicated service, (220v, 50 amp usually), then its a hot spring. Hot spring also does this weird thing where they split the amp breakers up in to 20amp and 30amp. Anyway, just figure out plug, and we will know which one your friend owns. Then, I can help you compare!

  14. Thank you for the info. Yeah it’s hooked up with a regular plug and an extension cord, so if what you’re saying is right, then it’s a hot spot for sure. So thats like the “entry level” type of spa for the hot springs? Does anyone know if they are more shallow then the barefoot brand hot tub?

  15. I don’t know much about hot tub like some of you guys, but I have the barefoot spas 88Lm, and I love it! If you don’t like it, I don’t care. It’s a damn good quality hot tub!

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