Types of Materials
Of course, all spas are not created equal. Sometimes the short-cuts made in the production process by some manufacturers do not manifest themselves until much later. If the bath fails in the home and it has to be replaced, the cost is not just the $1500 spa but another $1800 to re-tile the bathroom and the plumbers reinstallation costs. So care must be taken when purchasing a quality spa product.
You should insist on baths made only from sanitary grade acrylic, to ensure that the colour is all the way through the acrylic. This will prevent fading and discolouration if the bath gets scratched and needs to be polished in one spot. In some acrylics, the lustre Is not evident on the surface and if the bath is polished in places, it will shine in these places and look very dull in the other exposed areas.
Acrylic with cross linked polymers will give the bath a more resilient strength, with little chance of cracking or splitting from excessive heat, or under abusive conditions. Corner baths with 350 litres of water and 2 large people are loaded to their maximum capacity and design rules require that they can hold this for the warranty period.
Despite the additional advantages of buying Australian, having an Australian product means having a warranty by an Australian Company, which can guarantee service under the consumer legislation in each state. It also means there are no reasons for delays and that all warranty work, whatever the cause or outcome, can be resolved immediately.