Affordable hot tubs are on the menu, thanks to Lay-Z-Spa. In the past, with traditional hot tubs, you needed to invest in a permanent setup. This typically involved installing a decking area, installing plumbing, as well as allocating a section of your outdoor space for a permanent fixture. This is fine in many countries, though in Ireland it’s not always ideal; It just takes one frosty morning to cause damage to your outdoor plumbing and potentially render your hot tub unusable. Lay-Z-Spa is perfect for our climate. It can be easily packed away and kept safe when not in use in the colder winter weeks. And for those who intend to use the spa all year round, some models automatically protect themselves from cold damage.
Affordable Hot Tubs: The Miami
The Lay-Z-Spa Miami is Lay-Z-Spa’s entry-level option. Available for Pre-Order for just €499, the Miami comfortably accommodates 2-4 people. When fully inflated, it has a 1.8m diameter and .65 metre height. As with all Lay-Z-Spa products, it heats to 40c overnight. All you have to do to set up the hot tub, is inflate it using its built-in system. This only takes 10 minutes. Then fill it with water by connecting your regular hose to the unit, and once filled, leave it to heat up for a few hours. The Miami will regulate the water temperature automatically and has a built-in energy-saving system. If you know what hours you plan to use the tub each day, enter those times into the system, and it’ll ensure your water is warm when you want it, and not wasting energy when you don’t.
The Lay-Z-Spa Milan is one of Lay-Z-Spas newer designs which is more towards the higher end but still affordable when compared with traditional hot tubs. It connects to your Wifi and includes Freeze Shield technology to prevent cold damage during colder nights. Wifi Connection means that if you decide you want to use the spa, you don’t need to go outside to prepare it (and can connect to the Spa remotely when not at home). The Milan can accommodate up to six people. It also uses the new “Airjet Plus” system. This releases soothing bubbles from the centre as well as the sides of the spa, so your legs and back are targeted.