Been running it for a month and pump is already broken.
Edit : 22/08/18 Finally got pump packaged up to be sent back for repair. Was speaking to the courier who picked it up, and he said they are getting many returns of the pumps, a good amount of them apparently giving off smoke.
Quick delivery. The tub itself is brilliant, really powerful and warm! However it takes 3 hours to fill and about £18 to heat up over two days. But I knew about this before I brought it brilliant product.
I previously had a Vegas which was fantastic until it was punctured I absolutely loved the Vegas and myself, my wife and Children spent all last summer and Autumn in it, the pool was punctured and this was Impossible to fix even when using the supplied patches and many other products. First impressions are really good, the water capacity is almost double the Vegas at 1500 litres for the same area used,(this is due to the thin but strong walls). The material seems to be very strong and the pump is in my opinion a better design than the Vegas. The Monaco will easily fit my family of six into it(its that big). Like the Vegas the pool will heat up to 40 degrees with is great for Autumn but hot summers may mean a better temperature would be around 38. The pool takesabouttwohours to fill and not the 12 hours to heat its taken 24 hrs so far to get from 11 to 28 degrees, so it takes some time. So far ive noticed a few little leaks but as other reviewers have said a little PTFE tape and that's sorted. I noticed my fuel prices increase by about 20 pounds per month with the Vegas so I am expecting about 35 pound per month with the Monaco but for the benefits that you get, health wise it is so worth it. If yo can afford the 500 pound price tag I would get a Monaco if not then another Spa in the Laz-y range would be just as good.
Finally found a free weekend to get to work on installing the Lay-Z-Spa Monaco Inflatable Hot Tub.
Wow. Install was probably the easiest thing I've done all year. The instructions say up in ten mins, that timing was pretty close to reality. Siting and connecting electrics take a while longer. (Don't ever do the exterior electrics unless you know what you are doing - having said that it can be done for around £60 using a waterproof outdoor electrical connection and really isn't to hard.) There is a TEST electrics button that helps you check your instal.
Took around twohours to fill - slow water pressure here lol.
Once it was full I temped the water at 11 degrees then turned on the Bubbles to check everything was okay. Then I turned on the heater put the cover on and did some stuff around the garden. checking over the first couple of hours is quite frustrating because nothing seems to change. At around 5 hours the temp readout was 16 degrees. It does take an age for the water to start even (hand) feeling as if the temp is changing at all. But be sure that all of a sudden things seems to start a steady increase. 2 degrees an hour is about right. Two and a half days are it is at a steady 38/39 degrees - having said that you can hot tub very comfortably at anything after 34 degrees.
Maintaining ph and chlorine balance is a lot more simpler than it would first appear - I bought an electric hand monitor rather than use the test strips.
Overall - this has been a pleasurable fit. And everybody loves it it easily fits 6 people with 8 it's still very comfy but with less wriggle room - for kids it would be brilliant but would need adult supervision because it's quite deep - it's a quality item with quality parts.