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Washout Aldi Ireland postpone sale of popular hot tubs due to 'non-essential' Covid-19 guidelines

“In line with Government guidance, we postponed the sale of an outdoor hot tub this Sunday. The item will not be on sale in any of Aldi’s 145 stores during the current Covid-19 restrictions"

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Aldi have made the decision to refrain from selling the hot tub to comply with government guidelines, which discourages the sale of non-essential goods. Stock photo: PA

Aldi have made the decision to refrain from selling the hot tub to comply with government guidelines, which discourages the sale of non-essential goods. Stock photo: PA

Aldi have made the decision to refrain from selling the hot tub to comply with government guidelines, which discourages the sale of non-essential goods. Stock photo: PA

Aldi Ireland have announced that they will be postponing the sale of their popular outdoor hot tubs due to Covid-19 health restrictions.

The Intex Spa Pool was set to go on sale this Sunday 11th April in shops across the country, retailing at the bargain price of €399.99.

The hot tub is a highly sought-after product each year, garnering huge demand with massive queues of eager buyers forming outside Aldi stores countrywide. With the nation still in Level 5 lockdown, demand for the German retailer’s bestseller is higher than ever.

However, Aldi have made the decision to refrain from selling the hot tub to comply with government guidelines, which discourages the sale of non-essential goods.

An Aldi Ireland spokesperson said: “In line with Government guidance, we postponed the sale of an outdoor hot tub this Sunday. The item will not be on sale in any of Aldi’s 145 stores during the current Covid-19 restrictions.

“Thank you for your support for Aldi and our store teams during these challenging times,” they added.

Ads for the Intex Spa Pool have since been removed from Aldi’s website and app.

Many customers expressed their frustration and disappointment, hoping that they would be one of the lucky ones to get their hands on the coveted garden furniture.

One person wrote to Aldi’s Facebook page, saying: “This is terrible as a hot tub could improve people’s mundane boring lives.”

Another said: “Angry at this but at stupid rules, not with Aldi Ireland – ye are great – honestly, what feckin’ difference does it make whether I buy milk and bread in your store or a hot tub? Like how does that have any bearing on Covid? Honestly, some of the rules are just ridiculous.”

A different customer explained how the hot tub keeps her family sane.

She expressed her disappointment: “That’s a shame as it’s the best thing I ever bought. And to the people saying it would condone parties... it fits four people. Keeps me and my family happy for sure.”

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