As New Zealand goes into another COVID lockdown, Kiwis are once again looking to escape in their own backyards, trading vacations for staycations. And as it has done for over 40 years, Hot Spring, New Zealand’s oldest and most trusted spa pool brand, is using innovation to offer exactly that.
Like many retail businesses across New Zealand, Hot Spring has had to adapt to a volatile and ever-changing market over the last 12-18 months. The company has spent that time listening intently to its customers, who have highlighted the importance of shopping from home.
In response, Hot Spring has designed a tool that offers an enhanced virtual shopping experience, and that takes the guesswork out of choosing your next spa pool.
Introducing the Hot Spring Virtual ViewTM augmented reality app Attention all locked down Kiwis: you can now use augmented reality to place a Hot Spring spa pool right in your own backyard!
“What will this spa look like at my place?” It’s one of the most common questions that Hot Spring dealers hear, and until now it’s been one of the most difficult to answer. But with the AR technology of Virtual View, Kiwi shoppers can drag and drop true-to-scale spa pools into their space, to get an instant and very real sense of which Hot Spring spa pool will work best within it.
With all of New Zealand currently in lockdown, the timing of the Virtual View release is convenient to say the least. Through the power of augmented reality, a customer can instantly get a sense of how any Hot Spring spa pool, in any colour combination, could transform their space, removing the need to go in-store entirely.
With Virtual View, shoppers can:
● View all Hot Spring models in 3D
● Place, move and rotate the spa pool within their space
● Browse spa pools by collection or size
● Test out cabinet and shell colour combinations
● View spa pool specs and dimensions
● Save different models and colour combinations to a favourites list to share with family, friends or a Hot Spring dealer
As many Hot Spring owners already know, when spa pool indulgence is found just steps from your back door, it doesn’t much matter what’s going beyond your backyard. And thanks to Virtual View more Kiwis than ever look set to enjoy the charms of spa pool ownership.
This unique and engaging spa shopping experience can be accessed today via the App Store or Google Play. Watch the demo video here, or click the following links for more information about Hot Spring Virtual View augmented reality app and the surprising health benefits of regular spa pool use.