mspa10Is there anything better than sitting in a spa on your deck, beer in hand on a clear night? Probably, but that idea still sounds amazing! The only problem with that fantasy – the price of fibreglass spas. They are hefty, even if you can get one on sale.

When I heard about Mspa Direct, which sells inflatable spa pools my curiosity was piqued. I had my concerns about the quality of an inflatable, but after actually seeing them and having a chance to touch them you could really see that the materials used were very strong and durable I was a little closer to being convinced this was a possible option for us. What really threw me was the price – offer a spa that could fit four people for a fraction of their fibreglass counterparts. Not only that, they came in a box which you could pop in the car and transport home, something you can’t do with a fibreglass spa.

So we did what any reasonable person would we – we bought one. The guys at Mspa Direct were friendly and helpful when it came to setting up our spa. It comes with instructions, which are pretty straightforward as well. It comes with an attachment that plugs onto the bubbles feed for the pool and you use that to pump it up. There has been serious thought that has gone into these designs to make them really user friendly.

Something that really stood out for me was the fact that the spa we bought has a zip top lid. This allows you to close the top, not only to keep the heat in but also to keep the kids out when you are not there. It also has a space on the spa for a lock so you can lock the lid. This was a massive plus for us having a younger child. This was just another feature that really showed that the designers at Mspa really looked at all the angles to offer the best all round product possible.

We have had ours for nearly a month now and it gets plenty of use. It stays on, so it’s ready to go if we feel the urge for a spa. As for power usage, I know this was something that came up for us as a possible con for owning a spa. We were thinking if it’s on all the time it could use a ton of power. Instead, we found that running it at around 38 degrees our power bill only went up an extra $15-$20 a month – less than $5 a week to run.

All in all we are really happy with our spa from Mspa Direct. It ticks all the boxes for affordability, durability, convenience, and safety.

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Thanks to Mspa Direct they have given NZ Dads a voucher code for their site. Just enter the code: NZdads and get $100 off any spa you purchase.

4 comments… add one

  • Julie McDonald November 29, 2015, 6:00 pm

    If only I had some spare cash!

  • Justin August 22, 2016, 11:18 pm

    You must get a kickback from everyone who reads your review and buys a spa from Mspa because this is not accurate.

    Our electric bill has gone up by over $50 a week not $5. I asked Mspa about it and they said it was because we didn’t have the heat retention pad and the heat retention inflatable top. So, we bought both for another $100 and it didn’t change a thing. We set the temp a bit lower when not in use and do everything recommended but nothing helps.

    I’d love to know your secret to $5 a week as I’m paying a monthly electric bill of over $500 for a two bedroom apartment, which is outrageous! I’m writing this review on here because your review was one that “helped” us decide to buy one. It’s been around three months now and Mspa has been less than helpful.

    • Nigel McConnachie August 23, 2016, 4:40 pm

      Hey Justin,

      I am sorry to hear you have had this experience with them. We are currently with Powershop, and did not notice an increase like yours in power. We have ours set at 38 degrees and did notice when we put it up to 41 that it climbed a bit more, but nothing like that. Our total power bill is no more than 250-300 max and that’s a 5 bedroom home. I would be questioning your power company around that. As for their contact support, I cannot speak to that as we have only dealt with them for our own spa and the one we gave away. And just for the record, we do not get any forms of “kickbacks” for this review, this was just our experience from working with them, I am sorry that yours has been less than helpful.

  • Justin August 24, 2016, 7:01 pm

    Thanks for the reply. Sorry if I was a bit harsh. I just figured there could be no way the cost could be as low as they/you advertised. But, I’m glad to hear it is for you. It has been very frustrating to say the least. I think we will just have to get rid of it. The power company actually asked us if we had something new as they noticed our bill was much higher than usual. The spa just seems to pull that much power even though we keep it at 36 or 38 if we are using it that night. Oh well, live and learn! Take care.

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