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What a night watching @pink @spursofficial. She’s an artist that I’ve wanted to see for years but never had managed to. So glad that I have as the show was just stunning and such a performance. She was just brilliant and the whole production was really classy and spectacular. What a night! 
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What a night watching @pink @spursofficial. She’s an artist that I’ve wanted to see for years but never had managed to. So glad that I have as the show was just stunning and such a performance. She was just brilliant and the whole production was really classy and spectacular. What a night! 
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#PinkLive #PinkConcert #PinkOnStage #LiveMusic #ConcertVibes #PinkFans #PinkTour #PinkFanatic #PinkArmy #PinkNation #PinkExperience #LiveGig #MusicLovers #ConcertLife #MusicFestival #LivePerformance #ConcertPhotography #GigLife #LiveShow #RockStar #popicon #MusicMagic #ConcertMoments #PinkEvent #PinkMemories
What a night watching @pink @spursofficial. She’s an artist that I’ve wanted to see for years but never had managed to. So glad that I have as the show was just stunning and such a performance. She was just brilliant and the whole production was really classy and spectacular. What a night! 
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#PinkLive #PinkConcert #PinkOnStage #LiveMusic #ConcertVibes #PinkFans #PinkTour #PinkFanatic #PinkArmy #PinkNation #PinkExperience #LiveGig #MusicLovers #ConcertLife #MusicFestival #LivePerformance #ConcertPhotography #GigLife #LiveShow #RockStar #popicon #MusicMagic #ConcertMoments #PinkEvent #PinkMemories
What a night watching @pink @spursofficial. She’s an artist that I’ve wanted to see for years but never had managed to. So glad that I have as the show was just stunning and such a performance. She was just brilliant and the whole production was really classy and spectacular. What a night! 
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#PinkLive #PinkConcert #PinkOnStage #LiveMusic #ConcertVibes #PinkFans #PinkTour #PinkFanatic #PinkArmy #PinkNation #PinkExperience #LiveGig #MusicLovers #ConcertLife #MusicFestival #LivePerformance #ConcertPhotography #GigLife #LiveShow #RockStar #popicon #MusicMagic #ConcertMoments #PinkEvent #PinkMemories
What a night watching @pink @spursofficial. She’s an artist that I’ve wanted to see for years but never had managed to. So glad that I have as the show was just stunning and such a performance. She was just brilliant and the whole production was really classy and spectacular. What a night! . . #PinkLive #PinkConcert #PinkOnStage #LiveMusic #ConcertVibes #PinkFans #PinkTour #PinkFanatic #PinkArmy #PinkNation #PinkExperience #LiveGig #MusicLovers #ConcertLife #MusicFestival #LivePerformance #ConcertPhotography #GigLife #LiveShow #RockStar #popicon #MusicMagic #ConcertMoments #PinkEvent #PinkMemories
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🌆 Chicago’s skyline is a breathtaking blend of historic and modern architecture, showcasing iconic landmarks like the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center. Wander through the city to marvel at architectural masterpieces, stunning skyscrapers, and the beautiful Lake Michigan backdrop. Every corner of the Windy City offers a unique perspective and a picture-perfect view. 
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🌆 Chicago’s skyline is a breathtaking blend of historic and modern architecture, showcasing iconic landmarks like the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center. Wander through the city to marvel at architectural masterpieces, stunning skyscrapers, and the beautiful Lake Michigan backdrop. Every corner of the Windy City offers a unique perspective and a picture-perfect view. . . #ChicagoSkyline #ChicagoArchitecture #ChicagoSkyline #ChicagoViews #ChicagoArchitecture #WindyCity #ChicagoGram #ChicagoPhotography #ExploreChicago #ChicagoLandmarks #ChicagoCityscape #ChicagoAtNight #ChicagoSunset #ChicagoLife #ChicagoRiver #DowntownChicago #ChicagoBuildings #ChicagoInsta #VisitChicago #ChicagoLoop #ChicagoTravel #ChicagoLovers #ChicagoTourism #ChicagoVibes #SkylineChicago #ChicagoBestoftheBest #BeautifulChicago
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Discover a world of vibrant creativity @colorfactoryco #! This immersive art experience invites you to explore a maze of colorful installations designed by local and international artists. From interactive exhibits to stunning photo opportunities, every corner is filled with joy and inspiration. Perfect for families, friends, or solo adventurers, Color Factory offers a unique, sensory adventure that’s sure to brighten your day. Dive into a pool of confetti, dance through rainbow rooms, and capture unforgettable moments. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind journey into the heart of color and creativity in Chicago!
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Discover a world of vibrant creativity @colorfactoryco #! This immersive art experience invites you to explore a maze of colorful installations designed by local and international artists. From interactive exhibits to stunning photo opportunities, every corner is filled with joy and inspiration. Perfect for families, friends, or solo adventurers, Color Factory offers a unique, sensory adventure that’s sure to brighten your day. Dive into a pool of confetti, dance through rainbow rooms, and capture unforgettable moments. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind journey into the heart of color and creativity in Chicago! . . #ChicagoColorFactory #ColorFactory #ChicagoArt #ChicagoEvents #InteractiveArt #ArtInstallation #ChicagoFun #ChicagoExperience #ArtLovers #ChicagoAttractions #ColorfulChicago #ExploreChicago #ChicagoInsta #ChicagoPhotography #ChicagoVibes #ChicagoActivities #FamilyFunChicago #ArtInChicago #ChicagoMuseum #ChicagoCreatives
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The @indianapolismotorspeedway #indy500 is a day like no other in motorsport. This was my second Indy 500 and it was as good if not better than my first trip to the speedway. Making the gates opening at 6am right through the rain delays to the chequered flag it was just such a brilliant day. Here’s to many more indy500 days to come!
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The @indianapolismotorspeedway #indy500 is a day like no other in motorsport. This was my second Indy 500 and it was as good if not better than my first trip to the speedway. Making the gates opening at 6am right through the rain delays to the chequered flag it was just such a brilliant day. Here’s to many more indy500 days to come! . . #Indy500Race #Indy500Fans #Indy5002024 #Indy500Weekend #Indy500Tradition #Indy500Experience #Indy500Festival #Indy500Life #Indy500Moments #Indy500Excitement #Indy500Speed #Indy500Drivers #Indy500Cars #Indy500History #Indy500Event #Indy500Celebration #Indy500Spirit #Indy500Adrenaline #Indy500Action
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After a few days away from #cars it was great to be back @indianapolismotorspeedway for #carbday. To see the cars racing in the packs and running so close together is just mad. Headed tonight out to @raceirp for the #hoosier100 but sadly due to rain and weather in region we only got to see a few cars go around before we had to evacuate the site. Hopefully that’s the last of the rain to hit over the next few days…
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After a few days away from #cars it was great to be back @indianapolismotorspeedway for #carbday. To see the cars racing in the packs and running so close together is just mad. Headed tonight out to @raceirp for the #hoosier100 but sadly due to rain and weather in region we only got to see a few cars go around before we had to evacuate the site. Hopefully that’s the last of the rain to hit over the next few days… . . #Indy500 #Indy500Race #Indy500Fans #Indy5002024 #Indy500Weekend #Indy500Tradition #Indy500Experience #Indy500Festival #Indy500Life #Indy500Moments #Indy500Excitement #Indy500Speed #Indy500Drivers #Indy500Cars #Indy500History #Indy500Event #Indy500Celebration #Indy500Spirit #Indy500Adrenaline #Indy500Action
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Full day doing a number of things in #nashville! Firstly heading to @theryman to see the original home of the Opry. Then off to @unionstationnashville followed by a brewery tour (and tasting) @nelsonsgreenbrier with finally a wrap up @marathonmotorworks site where there were lots of cool shops  and places to browse. Then the heavens opened. Final bit of the night on Broadway seeing the sights and sounds of this cool city
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#Nashville #MusicCity #GrandOleOpry #NashvilleLife #VisitNashville #NashvilleTennessee #ExploreNashville #NashvilleVibes #NashvilleEats #NashvilleAdventures #NashvilleScenes #NashvilleLove #NashvilleMusic #NashvilleGram #DiscoverNashville #NashvilleNights #NashvilleCulture #NashvilleFun #NashvilleExperience #NashvilleTourism #NashvilleHistory #NashvilleHotChicken #DowntownNashville #Opryland #LiveInNashville
Full day doing a number of things in #nashville! Firstly heading to @theryman to see the original home of the Opry. Then off to @unionstationnashville followed by a brewery tour (and tasting) @nelsonsgreenbrier with finally a wrap up @marathonmotorworks site where there were lots of cool shops and places to browse. Then the heavens opened. Final bit of the night on Broadway seeing the sights and sounds of this cool city . . #Nashville #MusicCity #GrandOleOpry #NashvilleLife #VisitNashville #NashvilleTennessee #ExploreNashville #NashvilleVibes #NashvilleEats #NashvilleAdventures #NashvilleScenes #NashvilleLove #NashvilleMusic #NashvilleGram #DiscoverNashville #NashvilleNights #NashvilleCulture #NashvilleFun #NashvilleExperience #NashvilleTourism #NashvilleHistory #NashvilleHotChicken #DowntownNashville #Opryland #LiveInNashville
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Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub Review

Lay-z-spa rio hot tub

When the start of Covid/Corona virus started to become apparent that we could be facing a long time in "shut down" we started to make plans about what we might want to get us through the next few months. In came some bikes as part of the social distancing measures, along with a PS4 for me. My other half for months had badgered me that we should get a hot tub for home. I made the excuse that I didn't want to get one whilst we lived in rented home as it would be difficult to move. That was until we saw the Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub at a local super market.

Now this had been the hit of last summer and although we were slightly late to the game we had some friends who sweared by it that it was the best thing that they had bought. After a small disagreement in the supermarket, off I went to find another trolly to put this beast into!

Whilst my initial reaction was one that I wasn't convinced about the purchase now we've actually got the Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub I can't deny it's been a good purchase!

 

Person in Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub

What's included

On inspection of the box at the supermarket we found that almost everything that we needed for the Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub was included in the box. It obviously came with the main "tub" as well as a cover for overnight protection. Also included was the main pump and heating device. This is a bit of a beast more in weight than size but it's the brains to making the whole hot tub work. This meant you could set the product up (with water added!) and you would be away - sort of

What wasn't included was the chemicals you would need to keep the pool clean nor was there a base for it to sit on. As we don't really have a patio or anywhere we had to put it onto grass. Given that some of this grass is quite stoney we decided it was best to get a matt for it to sit on as well.

Once all was purchased we got it home and started the assembly.

Assembly

On a number of other reviews that I read a number of people commented that the set up was really confusing and the instructions didn't help. Now I must admit it wasn't the easiest product that I've set up and the instructions were not the most helpful, we still managed to get it together first time. I do also have to admit I've got a bit of an engineering type brain and can look at all the bits and make sense of them by the type of the connectors etc...

The first element was to blow up the main pool. This was done by connecting the pump that provides the bubbles to a tube to blow up the skin. 5 minutes later and hey presto we have a spa! Now was the time to connect up the heater and the other connections. Again these went together quite easily and we were ready for the water!

Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub No Bubbles
Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub
Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub with bubbles
Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub

The pool

What you don't realise is how big the pool is. Ok this appears an odd statement - but this one is designed for 2-4 people (although I think if it was 4 people you would want to know them well....). What got me was HOW much water it took to fill it! I reckon it probably took a hose at full power about an hour and a half for it to reach where it needed to?!

Once the water was in though there was no getting in straight away as it was freezing! We first had to put in the Chlorine as per the suggested measurement. We then needed to wait for it to heat up. I reckon the heating process to get it to a tasty 36deg took about 4-5 hours. Obviously this all depends on how the sun is that's beating down on it.

However by the time for the next day it was ready to be enjoyed!

Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub

Running the Pool

You need to be aware though it's not a case of just put it together, fill it with water and relax. Keeping on top of the pool and keeping it clean is key. Every time you get out for the last time that day you need to top up the Chlorine to make sure the levels stay balanced. You will need some measuring sticks for this. You'll find that every 2-3 weeks the pool will need emptying (this can be done through a little pipe which can connect to a hose pipe) Word of warning this does take an age as well - nearly as long as it took to fill it!

However if you can keep to these maintenance schedules then you are going to love this!

Operating the pool is quite straight forward. There is the heating element which needs to be set to the temperature that you want it to be. Then on the control panel there is a bubbles logo. Press that the pool turns into a nice spa! That's as difficult as it gets really!

Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub
Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub

Overall impressions

We were meant to be heading away this summer to hot climates around the same time we did Route 66 last year. As of writing in April I don't know if this is or isn't going to happen - but I'm thinking that it probably won't. Does the Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub give me what I would have had sat in Thailand - no of course it doesn't. But to have a hot tub and spa in the back garden is pretty dam cool! It's a well built machine, keeps its temperature nicely, and provides just the right amount of bubbles in spa mode.

Yes I must admit I didn't want it in the first place, and I think that the regular cleaning might become a little boring... But overall I think that this has been an excellent purchase and my view has most definitely been changed!

We got ours from Tesco but you can buy a similar one on Amazon or direct from Lay-z-spa direct.

Lay-Z-Spa Rio Hot Tub
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2 Comments

  1. Levi
    July 3, 2020 / 4:12 pm

    How much did the hot tub cost?

    • Ben
      Author
      July 6, 2020 / 7:39 am

      Hi,
      It cost us £320.00 from Tesco.


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