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Marquis
Manufacturer: Marquis Spas

(Based on 7 reviews)
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Very Dissappointed
Apr 3, 2007 4:27 pm
wmccall
*****


Not at all happy with my $8k investment in a Marquis spa. It took me 3 months of calls and fighting with the service department to get the skirt replaced (they blamed me for the fading). They are refusing to replace the cover, which has begun to crack, even though it's still under warranty. One of the handles on the cover has torn off by simply lifting the cover (they blamed me and said I needed to be taught how to lift the cover), and one of the pumps faded in power to where it pumps at less than 1/4 of the pressure as the other (again they've blamed me). I wouldn't recommend Marquis to anyone. Way too much money for the headaches I've gone through.

Date Purchased: June '04
Price Paid: $8000
Recommend: No
Pros:
Holds water.

Cons:
Skirt faded badly (1 year), cover has begun to crack (<3 years), cover handle has torn off (<3 years), plastic cover handle has torn off (<3 years), one of the 2 pumps is putting out <1/4 of the pressure of the other, Spa Frog cartridges are VERY expensive and don't last, the service/warranty department will fight you 'til the bitter end.


My Marquis, What a Journey!!
Mar 26, 2005 7:55 pm
wmccall
*****


I own a retail store selling spas. We sell several brands that I could choose from as I own them all and I chose the Marquis for compfort, relaibility and unbeatable massage! I'm looking to replace this spa as I change out every 3 to 4 years and have yet to find something that compares!

Date Purchased: 2001
Price Paid: $7
Recommend: Yes
Pros:
Best performing most reliable spa I have ever owned. Incredible power, always crystal clear and clean, seating is perfect!

Cons:
They don't make this model anymore. SA Reward is the Closest to it!!


Happy 04 SA Euphoria Owner
Mar 13, 2005 7:04 pm
wmccall
*****


Although we bought the spa in January, we finally had it installed and in use in March. We had an enclosure built for the spa and this took some time to complete. We spent about two months researching spas and doing wet tests before deciding on this spa. We derived a lot of benefit from this forum and these reviews so we wanted to provide some content for others as soon as possible even though we have only been using the spa for less than one week.

Everything about the purchase, delivery and orientation was handled well by our dealer. I would like to emphasize right now that selecting a dealer is as important as selecting a spa in terms of your overall ownership experience. During our spa shopping research, it became obvious to me that some dealers from some of the manufacturers don't take much ownership of post-sale issues. While in the store of another manufacturer, I witnessed a dissatisfied buyer of a four-month old spa in need of warranty repair being told by a dealer that the dealer could do no more than place a call to the same third-party service techs that had not been responding to the buyer in a timely manner. If my Marquis has a problem four months from now, I expect my dealer to do more for me than throw me a copy of the Yellow Pages and he has assured me that he takes ownership of all seeing all warranty issues through to completion to the customer's satisfaction. If this type of support matters to you, then I would question the dealer you are considering dealing with in detail on how service issues are handled.

We absolutely love the spa experience and now understand why so many others are so passionate about their spas. Since we live in the desert, we love the two jetted cool down seats in the Euphoria. Feeling a cool desert breeze across ones arms and 100 degree from the waist down is very relaxing and soothing. The tremendous flexibility of seating options and the many ways to manipulate the jet therapy have us still discovering new "favorite" seat/jetting options even after using the spa . The Euphoria offers three zones of jet therapy, neck jet adjustability, air/water mixture adjustability, individual jet water flow adjustability (not on every jet) and two-speed pumps. While this may sound like more bells and whistles than one would use or care about, we find ourselves getting real benefit from the flexibility. I am not a huge fan of high-powered jets blasting away at me on a routine basis, but when I have a kink in my lower back, it is nice to have the option. My wife, on the other hand, loves to run the pumps on high. We find that we both can always find a way to adjust seats or jets to accomodate both of our preferences at any given time.

After we have lived with the spa for a more extended time period, we will post another review.


Date Purchased: Jan 2005
Price Paid: $8000
Recommend: Yes
Pros:
Dealer
Warranty / manufacturer support
Highly adjustable therapy options
Many seating options
Cool down seats
Beautiful shell



Cons:
No lounge seat


Euphoria is simply the best spa out there
Nov 16, 2004 1:18 pm
wmccall
*****


If you have a chance to test soak this tub, do not pass up the opportunity. It is hands down the BEST tub out there for the money. You will love it with a capital L!!!

Date Purchased: 10/04
Price Paid: $7400
Recommend: Yes
Pros:
Things I love: Variety of seating choices (water depth, etc)...easy chemical maintenance with the built in spa frog...energy efficient...large size seats many people....gorgeous inside and out...warranty is transferable and fantastic.

Cons:
Things I don't like.... paying so much money...but it was worth it.


Marquis Euphoria
Jan 17, 2004 10:20 pm
wmccall
*****


This being our first hottub purchase, I did extensive research and chose the Euphoria. We're very happy with our tub, and it gets used MANY times a day still after two months.

The HK-40 jets are awesome as both back massagers and foot massagers. The tub is very quiet even with the jets on high; our friends noted this and they have a D-1 Chairman.

Our first month's electricity bill went up by about 35 Cdn$, not too bad considering a fill and it is December in Canada...

Date Purchased: 12/03
Price Paid: $11000
Recommend: Yes
Pros:
Great seating arrangement, powerful jets, quiet pumps, beautiful cabinet and shell

Cons:
Expensive... but you get what you pay for! Also, a slight annoyance is that the outside light (which I thought was a great idea... illuminating the entry steps) is only on when the lights INSIDE the tub are on. Fairly useless.


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