Pocket springs are a marketing man’s dream! If a 600 spring count is good, then a 1000 must be better and when you get up to 1500 or 2000 then the product must be fantastic! Would that life were that simple.
So let’s agree first that there’s a lot of nonsense talked about spring counts. What really matters is that the springs are well made, that the pocket unit is properly flat and that the mattress is properly upholstered.
As a mattress maker of long standing I have seen the technology that produces these springs change over the years. Thirty years ago a pocket sprung unit was sewn together by hand and took an inordinate amount of time to produce, but European and North American technology has seen the market revolutionised over the last fifteen years. Even the cheapest pocket sprung units manufactured today are vastly superior to what was being made in the past, but a 1500 count spring isn’t in some way ‘better’ than a 600 count spring.
All our pocket sprung mattresses are now made on 1000 count spring units … that means that there are 1000 springs in a 150 cm x 200 cm unit.
A 1000 count unit has a spring that is small enough to be reactive, but strong enough to ensure that it’s many years before it starts to lose its tension.