Lay-Z-Spa Inflatable Hot Tub Was : £699.99 - Now Only : £280.49 @ Argos
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Lay-Z-Spa Inflatable Hot Tub Was : £699.99 - Now Only : £280.49 @ Argos

£280.49Argos Deals
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Found 31st May 2012
Not a deal for everyone, but those looking for an Inflatable Spa can not go wrong with this offer from Argos.

An affordable, inflatable hot tub that can be moved around. Easy set up and connection make it the perfect introduction to hot tubs. Enjoy up to 40° C water temperature for ultimate relaxation.

Enjoy up to 40° C water temperature.
Holds up to 4 adults.
Rapid heating system.
Massage system with 80 micro jets.
Digital control panel.
Water filtration system.
For indoor and outdoor use.
Size H71, W206, D206cm.
Weight 33.5kg.
Setup and maintenance DVD included.
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I've got one of these bad boys, worth every penny! You'll need a seperate sand filter though as the inbuilt one is rubbish.
looks like a giant paddling pool.
hotdog

I've got one of these bad boys, worth every penny! You'll need a seperate … I've got one of these bad boys, worth every penny! You'll need a seperate sand filter though as the inbuilt one is rubbish.



Wot sand filter did u use, with wot pump etc
This is last years model by the way
chaplin

looks like a giant paddling pool.



not anymore

http://gifs.gifbin.com/032012/1332872186_sw_500_magnum_vs_swimming_pool.gif
Think I know where I'm going tommorow
great when there's a hose pipe ban going on
Out of stock for delivery, not available in store....
My next door neighbour has one, sounds like he has got a dyson vacuum cleaner on when the pump is running!! I wouldn't be able to relax in there with that racket going on sorry.
BTW I haven't voted hot or cold because although it is a big price drop I think it's only worth the now asking price if that TBH because of the noise issue.
joel1966

great when there's a hose pipe ban going on



Doesn't affect hot tubs apparently. Clicky
Are these any good? I have seen them on sale in Homebase and wondered whether they are just a warm bath with bubbles!
exempt from the hosepipe ban actually according to thames water. Law have these classified as baths and therefore can be filled up with a hose. Got this last year, good product just a lot of cleaning and puncture repairs. what is offputting is it does sound like a hoover going in the garden and the water temp goes from 40 to 18 within 30 mins and takes all night to heat back up
been in one of these a few times, didn't really find it that loud though except when the spa part was on but im fairly sure thats always the case. i don't think they're rapid heating at all though took like 6 hours and still wasn't at 40° C
Was never £699

£280 is the MOST you should be paying for this.

Voted cold.
John Locke

Was never £699£280 is the MOST you should be paying for this.Voted cold.



No reason to vote cold - I agree it never was £699 but this price posted here is the cheapest, so whatever you feel it should be you should be voting on what others charge. - Voted HOT!
margamboy

No reason to vote cold - I agree it never was £699 but this price posted … No reason to vote cold - I agree it never was £699 but this price posted here is the cheapest, so whatever you feel it should be you should be voting on what others charge. - Voted HOT!



it may be the cheapest by a few quid, but this is just the standard price nothing special or hot about it at all, infact its been this price for 3 years, the very same model, which i bought back then, cheaper.
axe_1986

it may be the cheapest by a few quid, but this is just the standard price … it may be the cheapest by a few quid, but this is just the standard price nothing special or hot about it at all, infact its been this price for 3 years, the very same model, which i bought back then, cheaper.



I doubt its the same model as they change each year, this is the 2011 model with an improved pump and other features etc over previous models. Currently the 2012 models are a whitish colour.

You can see it here

As for the price, if you want this model then Argos do seem to be the cheapest at the moment even though it has been cheaper previously, so that is why I believe it is hot, even if it is only by £20 to £40,

Should also get a £10 voucher from Argos with this purchase
they are in late june / july bringing out a premium model with leather sides and better looks etc...
We looked into one of these a few years back and after reading the maintenance that was required we decided against it the upkeep is massive and before anyone considers this i would read up as these require parts that are expensive and constant looking after. For that reason its cold because the outlay at the beginning continues.
Got to laugh at the RRP!! No chance! Most this would ever go for is probably the sale price, even then I'd never pay that much for it. Junk.
I hope to God our next door neighbours get one of these, I'd love to stick a pellet in it
Why doesn't it mention the fabric it's made from? looks like cheap PVC to me, virtually unrepairable once it start to rip.
update:

Another site mention PVC. Cheap crap made in China no doubt, not worth half the price. Would rather fart in the bath.
polly69

We looked into one of these a few years back and after reading the … We looked into one of these a few years back and after reading the maintenance that was required we decided against it the upkeep is massive and before anyone considers this i would read up as these require parts that are expensive and constant looking after. For that reason its cold because the outlay at the beginning continues.


Gball

Got to laugh at the RRP!! No chance! Most this would ever go for is … Got to laugh at the RRP!! No chance! Most this would ever go for is probably the sale price, even then I'd never pay that much for it. Junk.


misterfrostie

I hope to God our next door neighbours get one of these, I'd love to … I hope to God our next door neighbours get one of these, I'd love to stick a pellet in it


roymunsen

Why doesn't it mention the fabric it's made from? looks like cheap PVC to … Why doesn't it mention the fabric it's made from? looks like cheap PVC to me, virtually unrepairable once it start to rip.


roymunsen

update:Another site mention PVC. Cheap crap made in China no doubt, not … update:Another site mention PVC. Cheap crap made in China no doubt, not worth half the price. Would rather fart in the bath.


All these people with their opinions who haven't had one. They are actually really comfortable, much more so than rigid wall spas. Blower is a little noisy but you can insulate it to reduce the noise. It is not expensive to maintain if you know what you are doing. We had great fun with ours until the pump broke at the end of the summer. So we got a full summers use and a refund at the end instead of having to store it. Worked out well!
Cold, normal price...
I have one of these, only paid £110 a month ago in local homebase. Fantastic buy drops by 2 degrees when bubbles are on. Switch off over night and will go down from 40 degrees to 28 degrees switch on heater in morning and be ready when your home from work. Been great relaxing over past couple weeks in the lovely weather in the spa. Also is not flimsy at all and also comes with lid to keep water clean when not in use. Defo recommend
I would buy yourself a repair guide off eBay if you’re thinking of buying one of theses. We had one last year and the heater stopped working just after 12 months :(. I found a cheap repair guide on eBay that helped fix it. They are good I think just a little unreliable
Repair guide link
http://www.mmbkk.com/andrew/ebay/spa/small.jpg
Edited by: "awal" 1st Jun 2012
This would look great in my council house. To compliment the ride toys and trampolines littering the garden and my 50 inch plasma tv.
polly69

We looked into one of these a few years back and after reading the … We looked into one of these a few years back and after reading the maintenance that was required we decided against it the upkeep is massive and before anyone considers this i would read up as these require parts that are expensive and constant looking after. For that reason its cold because the outlay at the beginning continues.

Gball

Got to laugh at the RRP!! No chance! Most this would ever go for is … Got to laugh at the RRP!! No chance! Most this would ever go for is probably the sale price, even then I'd never pay that much for it. Junk.

misterfrostie

I hope to God our next door neighbours get one of these, I'd love to … I hope to God our next door neighbours get one of these, I'd love to stick a pellet in it

roymunsen

Why doesn't it mention the fabric it's made from? looks like cheap PVC … Why doesn't it mention the fabric it's made from? looks like cheap PVC to me, virtually unrepairable once it start to rip.

roymunsen

update:Another site mention PVC. Cheap crap made in China no doubt, not … update:Another site mention PVC. Cheap crap made in China no doubt, not worth half the price. Would rather fart in the bath.



So you've pretty much vindicated what I said? If you'd had it longer than the summer and it broke out of warranty you'd have been left with a 300 quid paddling pool. And the repair kit they sell with these things are a joke, do you think this thing was built with small tubes of adhesive?
jasonh1339May 31, 2012
My next door neighbour has one, sounds like he has got a dyson vacuum cleaner on when the pump is running!! I wouldn't be able to relax in there with that racket going on sorry.
BTW I haven't voted hot or cold because although it is a big price drop I think it's only worth the now asking price if that TBH because of the noise issue.
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Does your neighbour have a pampas grass out front??
heat escapes so of course these lose the majority of what's expensively heated in the initial.

therefore you need to make an insulated cover to help retain & speed warm up prior to use (or between uses).

friend had one & whilst it did make a difference it broke within a few uses (heater again) ..they invested in a proper one second time round & super insulated it which really kept the heating cost down.

cheap product, false economy as others have said, reliability issues, poor heat retention so lots of heater cycles.

cold as the water you are left with ..but horses for courses

the price is pretty much standard for this sort of product which sadly doesn't really make it much of a deal, but I get the op's point, cheapest out there at this time!
(which makes this a hard call for voting) ..need a fence sitting smiley
These have sold for well under £200 before, so £280 is still a p!ss take.
jaydeeuk1

These have sold for well under £200 before, so £280 is still a p!ss take.



Can you point me in the direction of this currently selling for less than £200 please?

roymunsen

update:Another site mention PVC. Cheap crap made in China no doubt, not … update:Another site mention PVC. Cheap crap made in China no doubt, not worth half the price. Would rather fart in the bath.


All these people with their opinions who haven't had one. They are actually really comfortable, much more so than rigid wall spas. Blower is a little noisy but you can insulate it to reduce the noise. It is not expensive to maintain if you know what you are doing. We had great fun with ours until the pump broke at the end of the summer. So we got a full summers use and a refund at the end instead of having to store it. Worked out well![/quote]

So you've pretty much vindicated what I said? If you'd had it longer than the summer and it broke out of warranty you'd have been left with a 300 quid paddling pool. And the repair kit they sell with these things are a joke, do you think this thing was built with small tubes of adhesive?[/quote]

I've had one of these for 18 months and I totally agree that this is a good product for the money. Spot on for the price IMO. Generally people on this site should listen to people who have actually owned the product.
I have had one of these for over a year now and I love it - one of the nest things I've ever bought. Got min when they were on offer at Sainsbury's online for £225. £280 is still a good price though - £300 to £350 is the norm.
You need to look after them though, as with any spa they need maintenance. Filter needs replacing every 1-2 weeks, but you can get replacements quite cheaply on Ebay. You also need chlorine or bromine granules/tables for disinfection and testing strips to make sure the chemical balance/ph is ok.
The pump does make a bit of a racket when blowing the bubbles, however you can make yourself an insulated box (I made one out of a plastic Homebase storage box with foam lining) to deaden the noise. You don't need the bubbles on all the time anyway as it's still relaxing without them on. Bubbles and heater do not work at the same time so you get a drop of a few degrees over 30 mins when bubbles areb on (it won't drop as far as 18 degrees in 30 mins as suggested in the exaggerated previous post - maybe 4 degrees or so) Max temp is 40 degrees, but anything above 37 degrees is usually very comfortable.
Heating takes approx 2 degrees per hour. Obviously if you run it a lot your electricity bill will go up quite a lot - maybe about £10 per week - you can of course initially fill it with warm water.
The construction is pretty tough yet it is very comfortable to sit in. You will need a firm flat level surface to put it on.
If you put it in the middle of your lawn and allow your kids to play with it like a toy, it will likely fill with crud and break down - if you use it as intended you will find many hours of bliss.
Shouldn't your username be bubbakickfatass? #boompowchicken
bubbafatass

Can you point me in the direction of this currently selling for less than … Can you point me in the direction of this currently selling for less than £200 please?



Currently? No. Which is why I said 'HAVE'. If the pound shop put everything up to £10, and then a month later dropped it to £5, would you be jumping for joy at the amazing bargain you've just bagged?

Currently? No. Which is why I said 'HAVE'. If the pound shop put … Currently? No. Which is why I said 'HAVE'. If the pound shop put everything up to £10, and then a month later dropped it to £5, would you be jumping for joy at the amazing bargain you've just bagged?



You miss the point, being that why say its a **** take when this is the cheapest price CURRENTLY. Find a cheaper one that is CURRENTLY cheaper then call it a **** take.
Can you travel back in time in this??
michelledavidson

Switch off over night and will go down from 40 degrees to 28 degrees … Switch off over night and will go down from 40 degrees to 28 degrees switch on heater in morning and be ready when your home from work.



So you need to leave it on all day to get a decent heat in it???

Whats the power consumption like? Heaters aren't usually gentle on electricity so an all day heating requirement makes this start to sound a bit pricy to run.
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