I am looking into purchasing a new spa pool. I was interested to see if anybody had any experience with either of these brands or has recently purchased one. how do you found them? operational costs other than the straight power usage (i.e. chemicals, filters and bulbs)

We have visited the local dealers here in Kapiti and they both seemed to rather slag each other off (some of it was rather personal) rather than help explain their pools and their own advantages.

We also considered a cheaper pool than these however based on my research thus far believe that they won't be built with the same energy saving features (i.e. level of insulation etc) which greatly impacts the on-going costs.

Planning to visit again and try a couple out to see how they feel sitting in etc.