stone2: Does anyone know anything about Alpine Spa's? They look quite good and reasonably priced.
We purchased an Apline spa, Arctic Platinum 2.3m square 1300L last year. 15k, speakers,lights,upgraded insulation 6kw heater, 99ish jets, ozone, uv,wifi control, named components as opposed to generic.
I was going to buy second hand but figured buy once cry once. I had a jet and pump fail within 1 month , full replacement of components with no hassle from Manufacturer.
I have no issues aside from the above mentioned. One thing I found if buying new, every month there are sale of sales with a timeout. but next month pretty much the same heavy discounts are out there.
I run bromine, 3 tabs a week on the 1300L spa, Only thing I wish i had was the salt system which may be better, as $$ allow I will do an aftermarket conversion.
I choose the model I did due to max water circulation for the jets 3x3hp pumps, u cant get that kind of performance from a 10amp spa.
If $$ is a concern , the full foam 10amp jobs will be cheaper to own but are more of a hot tub than a massage spa.
Would I buy another of this brand yes. with free shipping to local Mainfreight yard I collected and installed.
Hope that helps, happy to answer specific questions