Lay-Z-Spa Saint Tropez 4-6 person hot tub - £336.49 @ Amazon
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Lay-Z-Spa Saint Tropez 4-6 person hot tub - £336.49 @ Amazon

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Found 17th Nov
£336.49 with prime delivery - usually up at £400 plus mark and I’ve been watching the prices for a while but not seen it this low.

- Relax & unwind in your very own fully functional hot tub - With 87 AirJets that create thousands of rejuvenating bubbles!

- Rapid Dual Operate Heating & Airjet Massage System - Heats up to a blissful 40C (104F).

- Includes stunning floating wireless LED light with 4 bright colour variations

- This easy to set up (tool free), portable and inflatable hot tub is suitable for 4-6 people

29 Comments

Is this just a rebadged Vegas with a floating light? Specs look the same

If you buy this or any spa, order the starter kit, you'll need it! Then a supply of each once this runs out. These things need regular maintenance every few days using the test strips then adding what's required (chlorine granules, ph up/down, anti foam etc you'll use them all). Info for anyone thinking of buying believing you don't need to do much BUT if you keep on top of the chemicals and do regular part/ full water changes these are brilliant!
Edited by: "Haylhoo" 17th Nov

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craig.walton28 m ago

Is this just a rebadged Vegas with a floating light? Specs look the same


Yep I think it is...

I had the Vegas for a coupe of years before it developed a puncture which I was unable to repair. Absolutely awesome bit of extravagance.

The lay-z-spa palm springs looks like a great deal also. Slightly more expensive but higher spec

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craig.walton25 m ago

I had the Vegas for a coupe of years before it developed a puncture which …I had the Vegas for a coupe of years before it developed a puncture which I was unable to repair. Absolutely awesome bit of extravagance. The lay-z-spa palm springs looks like a great deal also. Slightly more expensive but higher spec


Yes it looks a good deal too. I don’t like the colour though hahah. Want something dark in the garden not a horrible beige!

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Haylhoo2 h, 48 m ago

If you buy this or any spa, order the starter kit, you'll need it! Then a …If you buy this or any spa, order the starter kit, you'll need it! Then a supply of each once this runs out. These things need regular maintenance every few days using the test strips then adding what's required (chlorine granules, ph up/down, anti foam etc you'll use them all). Info for anyone thinking of buying believing you don't need to do much BUT if you keep on top of the chemicals and do regular part/ full water changes these are brilliant!


Haylhoo - I tend to work away Monday - Thursday...will I be ok treating it on a Sunday and a Thrs/Friday?

bluep48 m ago

Haylhoo - I tend to work away Monday - Thursday...will I be ok treating it …Haylhoo - I tend to work away Monday - Thursday...will I be ok treating it on a Sunday and a Thrs/Friday?



It cannot be left out when the weather is freezing in winter

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Guess I’ll be filling and emptying it for the weekend then...gulp... until things are a bit warmer

bluep4 m ago

Guess I’ll be filling and emptying it for the weekend then...gulp... until …Guess I’ll be filling and emptying it for the weekend then...gulp... until things are a bit warmer



Thats tons of water you will be using...literally

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Not every weekend!

bluep1 h, 17 m ago

Haylhoo - I tend to work away Monday - Thursday...will I be ok treating it …Haylhoo - I tend to work away Monday - Thursday...will I be ok treating it on a Sunday and a Thrs/Friday?


Should be fine as long as it's not in excessive use with people in and out, just check it when you get home then again before you go away again. You'll see if things are getting bad on the test strip and you'll notice water quality, slime etc. Ours is clear as pool water when it's looked after properly. As said though, not best to leave it out in the frost, ours is off for the winter now mainly because I can't face going out/coming in in the freezing cold lol

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Haylhoo24 m ago

Should be fine as long as it's not in excessive use with people in and …Should be fine as long as it's not in excessive use with people in and out, just check it when you get home then again before you go away again. You'll see if things are getting bad on the test strip and you'll notice water quality, slime etc. Ours is clear as pool water when it's looked after properly. As said though, not best to leave it out in the frost, ours is off for the winter now mainly because I can't face going out/coming in in the freezing cold lol


Thanks. I love freezing cold air and hot spa outside but obviously not if it’s going to damage the unit (I presume it’s the pump not the tub itself that can’t cope with being left in the cold).

bluep7 m ago

Thanks. I love freezing cold air and hot spa outside but obviously not if …Thanks. I love freezing cold air and hot spa outside but obviously not if it’s going to damage the unit (I presume it’s the pump not the tub itself that can’t cope with being left in the cold).



Correct
The water in the pipes and the pump freezes...game over

I don't want to pee on anyone's chips here, but just have a good think about it before you take the plunge (pun intended). I've had 2 now and sold both after a matter of weeks. The maintenance regime is a real pain, having to add the chemicals, check the levels, clean the water every few days. Then there's the expense. The filters, chemicals and test trips are all expensive. That's before the actual cost of heating it. Lay-z spa's 'estimate' of it costing £7-10 a week reminds me of car manufactures' MPG claims.

Just make sure you're ready for all that before you buy one.

deeky5 h, 5 m ago

I don't want to pee on anyone's chips here, but just have a good think …I don't want to pee on anyone's chips here, but just have a good think about it before you take the plunge (pun intended). I've had 2 now and sold both after a matter of weeks. The maintenance regime is a real pain, having to add the chemicals, check the levels, clean the water every few days. Then there's the expense. The filters, chemicals and test trips are all expensive. That's before the actual cost of heating it. Lay-z spa's 'estimate' of it costing £7-10 a week reminds me of car manufactures' MPG claims.Just make sure you're ready for all that before you buy one.


Owned one for five years. Run it for 9 months of the year. Only ever used the "All in one" Tablets (1 tablet every 4 days.)

I use 1 Filter a week. I own ten filters and run them through the washing machine in a washable bag when required. Refresh water every 3 months. Levels stay spot on. Never had a problem.

I know a LOT of people who own these and do have issues. Most of them all swear by using the individual elements required to keep PH+/-, anti foam and Chlorine etc etc because they don't trust the tablets?? All of them ended up with green pools. Just buy the tablets, pop one in every 4 days and enjoy. Simple.

Have had a few pumps replaced under the 18 month warranty though. But never had a problem getting them swapped.

In general - Mine actually costs £12 a week to run on average over the 9 months that I run it. One of the best things we own. Well worth the money.

** to be fair to your post, the test strips are expensive. But invest in a proper pool testing kit, again one that uses tablets and you can save loads on that.

Bottom line, I don't personally feel the maintenance outweighs the benefits of ownership. Some do though.
Edited by: "imiskeen" 17th Nov

imiskeen4 m ago

Owned one for five years. Run it for 9 months of the year. Only ever …Owned one for five years. Run it for 9 months of the year. Only ever used the "All in one" Tablets (1 tablet every 4 days.) I use 1 Filter a week. I own ten filters and run them through the washing machine in a washable bag when required. Refresh water every 3 months. Levels stay spot on. Never had a problem. I know a LOT of people who own these and do have issues. Most of them all swear by using the individual elements required to keep PH+/-, anti foam and Chlorine etc etc because they don't trust the tablets?? All of them ended up with green pools. Just buy the tablets, pop one in every 4 days and enjoy. Simple. Have had a few pumps replaced under the 18 month warranty though. But never had a problem getting them swapped.In general - Mine actually costs £12 a week to run on average over the 9 months that I run it. One of the best things we own. Well worth the money.


It's great that you are prepared to put the effort in and that it repays you. Glad you're happy with yours.

deeky5 m ago

It's great that you are prepared to put the effort in and that it repays …It's great that you are prepared to put the effort in and that it repays you. Glad you're happy with yours.


I think its all down to the quality of the water where you live, and whether you can get on with using the tablets. Some people hate them because of the way their water breaks them down. Tablets have a tendency to cause the E08 pump error through blockage if their in a hard water area. Fortunately we live in a soft water area.

imiskeen11 m ago

Owned one for five years. Run it for 9 months of the year. Only ever …Owned one for five years. Run it for 9 months of the year. Only ever used the "All in one" Tablets (1 tablet every 4 days.) I use 1 Filter a week. I own ten filters and run them through the washing machine in a washable bag when required. Refresh water every 3 months. Levels stay spot on. Never had a problem. I know a LOT of people who own these and do have issues. Most of them all swear by using the individual elements required to keep PH+/-, anti foam and Chlorine etc etc because they don't trust the tablets?? All of them ended up with green pools. Just buy the tablets, pop one in every 4 days and enjoy. Simple. Have had a few pumps replaced under the 18 month warranty though. But never had a problem getting them swapped.In general - Mine actually costs £12 a week to run on average over the 9 months that I run it. One of the best things we own. Well worth the money. ** to be fair to your post, the test strips are expensive. But invest in a proper pool testing kit, again one that uses tablets and you can save loads on that. Bottom line, I don't personally feel the maintenance outweighs the benefits of ownership. Some do though.


Which ‘all in one’ tablets do you use? I’m thinking of giving them a go next season.

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imiskeen4 m ago

I think its all down to the quality of the water where you live, and …I think its all down to the quality of the water where you live, and whether you can get on with using the tablets. Some people hate them because of the way their water breaks them down. Tablets have a tendency to cause the E08 pump error through blockage if their in a hard water area. Fortunately we live in a soft water area.


Any particular tablets you’d recommend? When you run it for 9 months - how often do you change the water? And do you keep it at a constant temperature or only switch it on to warm up before you want to use it?

I'm a 3 seasons user and have had 2 models over the past 6 years. I put it away in early November and put it out in early March. Change the water every two months and use the own brand all in one tablets, putting a new one in every 4-5 days. I keep the temperature at 38C and never turn it off or turn the temperature down. I replace the filter around once every 2 weeks. Never had any problems at all with the machines. I replaced the first one I had because the technology had moved on significantly (most notably that the older ones could not heat and have the bubbles on simultaneously so lost heat quickly while in use - now rectified).

I estimate it costs me between £8-15 per week to run. Less during the hot summer months, more in cold spells. The only other cost is the tablets which cost me around £20 per year plus around £20 a year in test strips which I use a few times a week. The levels never really change with the tablets so I could probably not bother with the test strips but I think it's better safe than sorry as the chemicals can be dangerous. We use ours maybe 4-5 times per week.

Let's be honest - these require a decent amount of disposable income to run. They're a significant expense, but if using it regularly I think it's one of those luxuries that's worthwhile.
Edited by: "r-c" 17th Nov

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I’m wishing I hadn’t ordered the chemical start kit now - would have just gone for the tablets and test strips if I’d had know


Really good to hear you can leave it full and on (as long as it’s not winter months) with the tablets keeping the water fresh.

bluep30 m ago

Any particular tablets you’d recommend? When you run it for 9 months - h …Any particular tablets you’d recommend? When you run it for 9 months - how often do you change the water? And do you keep it at a constant temperature or only switch it on to warm up before you want to use it?


re: Tabs, Yes, definitely recommend clearwater mini Tablets. Amazon reviews are pretty accurate.

amazon.co.uk/Cle…h=1


1Kg lasts about 6 - 8 weeks from memory. We keep our spa set at 36 degrees overnight and use the timer to heat it to 40 degrees approx 3 hours before we plan to use it. They're surprisingly good and really helps with the aches of old age. Also, when topped up with Lavender essence aids a really good nights sleep.

Yes - it would be cheaper to have a bath to relax the bones! - but - I can't fit the rest of my family in our bath tub. This helps me to get more time with our (now grown up) kids, away from their phones looking at the stars and in conversation. we love it. Worth every penny, if indeed it is a tad expensive to run.
Edited by: "imiskeen" 17th Nov

bluep24 m ago

I’m wishing I hadn’t ordered the chemical start kit now - would have just g …I’m wishing I hadn’t ordered the chemical start kit now - would have just gone for the tablets and test strips if I’d had knowReally good to hear you can leave it full and on (as long as it’s not winter months) with the tablets keeping the water fresh.


Don't feel bad. You may occasionally have need for the odd top up from the individual elements depending on your water. However, the large majority of people I know who use the tablets never actually used the rest of their starter kit. BUT - Its nice to have it, just in case. I would strongly advise you read the measurements section twice and remember that this is probably a 900Ltr spa, so you may need to calculate slight differences in weights and measures etc. To be honest thats why I feel some people get it wrong when using the starter kit. Go Tablets all the way for the win!

Not sure what these are like but we have the Intex Octagon and love it. Two things to beware of though with inflatable tubs:

1) make sure you thoroughly dry out before winter storage (mould)
2 ) if you have cats store away in secure storage when deflated
Edited by: "lord_trumpington" 17th Nov

I've had ours three weeks now love it. At first I left it running all the time but now turn it off over night and it loses about 10 degrees, easy at max again in 4hrs. Have had to use the pH plus chemical a couple of times plus tablets

bluep12 h, 17 m ago

Haylhoo - I tend to work away Monday - Thursday...will I be ok treating it …Haylhoo - I tend to work away Monday - Thursday...will I be ok treating it on a Sunday and a Thrs/Friday?

You can buy a floater which you put chlorine tablets in and leaving in the spa when you're not in it, I also keep mine up all year round but its under a all weather gazebo

Well done all on this deal for very helpful and insighful comments.

They are fantastic. I have the miami, set it up in April through till start of October..

Hi - I have the palm springs (since August) and love it, just wondering if anyone does keep theirs up through winter and any tips?

We keep ours running at 20degrees and turn up on the days we plan to use it, I was getting it heat up 2degrees an hour but takes a bit longer on colder days, we dont use every day, we keep a chlorine tab in a floater, we have the strips and the PH- & +, we wash and re use our filters which probably saves the most amount of money. We half empty every month ish and refill. Really love having it but then again we have two young kids and dont get out much so seems like a bit of fun for us to have at home!
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