After intensive research, found this product. I wanted this one because of a oval shape that fits better to my area of a deck where I have placed the hot tub. I regret that I did not film the movie about how we have raised the tub above my 12' desk and placed it where it is now! It was amazing (with 4 pieces of 12' 2x4!). Anyway, the hot tub met my expectations and began to work as promised right away. Considering my membership in the Overstock.com Club for $@#.$%, the purchase of a hot tub generated $!@# into my membership account, and after the tub delivery, I was able to spend this money on the steps with a matching color. Basically, I got the hot tub with the steps for the price of hot tub only. The chemical kit costs around $50. Make sure you do two things: if you are planning to install it on deck, reinforce it to hold 250lb + 4 people +230lb of a hot tub weight. Also, be careful with chemicals. Do not disregard the suggestion to check the water condition often, otherwise, the walls and the bottom of the hot tub will be covered with a slippery mug. Google the "hot tub maintenance" and learn how often you do need to replace water. Overall, I would recommend this product. No disappointments at all.
- How accurate was the sizing? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. no problems so far
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
I am enjoying this spa for therapy after a knee replacement. I choose this size as I wanted something that I could spread out in without seats to interfere. The oval shape fits well in a corner and does not take up a larger area. The jets have multiple controls which make it nice for both power and direction. There is a protective insulated top that folds and easily removes. The controls are set in a good location and are easy to operate. The heating is slow to heat when first filled but has kept the temp well. I live in the desert so cold is not a factor. It seems to be well insulated and I do not hear it turning on a lot to heat. So far real good.
- How accurate was the sizing? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Built well with a nice sandstone color.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? It is a hard plastic but the inside has a few rough spots that when you rub across then scratch. It is too bad they did not smooth out the inside nicely. This is not a bad problem just something that could be improved on.