From the Founder
Hi, I’m Peter Rossi, a professional hot tub designer and founder of ByRossi.
After having spent over 10 years designing hot tubs for Jacuzzi Group, I started a private practice.
Now I design bespoke hot tubs for high-end apartments. I am based in New York, but my clients are all over the world – from San Francisco to Paris, Dubai, London and Tokyo.
One thing I enjoy is writing. Hot tubs manufacturers have always been notorious for pushing cheap, subpar products for crazy prices, making profits on naive first-time buyers. So I consider it my social mission to share my expertise and educate clients on who is who in the industry.
Lately, I started to work with other people who help me to develop the business. In particular, a couple of great researchers and veteran journalists help me converting my raw thoughts into beautiful articles which you might enjoy reading on ByRossi.
Hope my efforts help.
How do we review products?
We gather information from a multitude of sources to get a full picture of each product that we review.
Although we purchase or obtain free samples of hot tubs for testing purposes, soaking in them is not nearly enough to gauge long-term customer satisfaction – personal tastes and preferences of testers do not necessarily match with those of the readers. So on top of having our teammates or partners soaking in the hot tub, we employ other methods of research, including:
- Interviewing real long-term owners of a specific model, who know their model the best
- Interviewing maintenance and repair engineers who know the typical drawbacks of each model
- Analyzing thousands of customer reviews per each product category
This way, we get the most complete picture of how well a product satisfies the needs of different customers and separate wheat from the chaff. We never give in to ads or things like “brand recognition”, so we often end up recommending hidden gems – products that are neither the most advertised nor well-known, but still are the best. Sometimes, to our surprise, we can find that a cheaper model beats a more expensive, “prime” model by all the criteria.
Do our affiliate commissions make us biased?
The short answer is no, they don’t.
The long answer is that we are model- and manufacturer-agnostic.
First, our income is not dependent on which specific model we recommend, as we are not being sponsored by specific brands or manufacturers. Instead, our commissions are being paid by multiple retailers that sell multiple brands, so we don’t care about which model a reader would buy. In other words, there is no incentive for us to pick a product that is not the winner, as our fees don’t depend on which specific product we recommend – a retailer shares his revenue with us in any case. Therefore, we put our best effort to find and recommend the model that deserves it. In fact, we have an incentive to recommend only the products that really deserve it, as the clients are more willing to buy them, and in turn, it increases our commissions.
Second, our researchers and journalists never know which specific companies we have established affiliate relationships with prior to making their picks. So they can not possibly be biased, consciously or unconsciously, towards favouring particular models or brands.
The most important thing that keeps this website running is the trust that we have from our readers. If we would end up recommending subpar products out of wrong incentives or laziness, this would quickly become clear and ruin the trust along with our income. We invite you to fact-check the pieces that we write, and we always lay down our logic in the articles, so you can judge for yourself.
Peter Rossi Tubs
524E 72nd St, New York
New York, NY 10021