April may have got off to a chilly start, but spring has officially sprung and warmer climes will soon be on their way.
Barbecue season may still feel like a way off, but UK supermarkets are already preparing for sunny days by bringing back their bargain hot tubs.
Few things are more relaxing than soaking in a hot tub on a warm summer's day and thanks to some affordable deals, luxury is no longer limited to the rich and famous.
Lidl has just brought back its bargain four-person inflatable tubs, which currently retails at £249.99.
According to the German supermarket chain, the hot tub has 360-degree, all-round bubbles from 118 dynamic air jets and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
However, the tub is currently only available online from Lidl Ireland.
Rival supermarket Aldi is selling a similar hot tub for the slightly higher price of £349.99.
Aldi's four-person 'Spa Pool' includes a heater, head rests, integrated limescale protection system and a lockable insulating cover, and is available to buy online.
Aldi's four-person 'Spa Pool' includes a heater, head rests and lockable insulating cover (Photo: Aldi)
Another cheap deal
Those looking to snap up an equally cheap deal can also head to B&M, where the Lay-Z-Spa Miami is currently available for £250 - reduced from £299.99.
The tub, which accommodates up to four people, inflates in less than five minutes and reaches a temperature of 40C.
The description on B&M reads: "Thermostatically regulated for maximum efficiency and able to heat, massage and filter at the same time, simply choose your desired temperature and let the rapid heating system do the rest.
"The portable spa requires no tools to install, simply plug in and relax."
Argos is selling a similar 'Lay-Z-Spa Vegas for £599.99, which accommodates up to six people.
B&M's four-person hot tub is currently reduced from £299.99 to £250 (Photo: B&M)
Cheap deals online
As well as the bargain prices from discount supermarkets, shoppers can snap up a good deal for a hot tub online.
Here are some of the best deals currently on offer:
Heated inflatable spa - £249.99, from StudioMSPA silver cloud inflatable hot tub - £279.99, from EbuyerAlpine 4 MSPA square inflatable hot tub - £309.99, from Alice's GardenLay-Z-Spa Miami - £399.00, from VeryBestway St. Moritz 5-7 person airjet spa - £497.00, from B&Q
This story originally appeared on our sister site Edinburgh Evening News