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Title: Buying my first tub
Post by: Shrugs on December 16, 2015, 12:12:29 am
Hello my name is Shrugs. Just finished my deck and looking to buy my first tub. I just wet tested a Master Spa yesterday and was not impressed. The only thing I liked were the foot jets. A lounge is a must for me as well as top quality and minimal headaches. I'm glad I didnt buy a tub just off looks and have learned after reading here that a wet test is definitely the only way to go. The tubs I will be wet testing in the next 2 weeks are as follows. Im lucky enough to have all these around within short driving distances.

Jacuzzi J-480
Sundance Maxxus
Hotspring Gleam
Bullfrog A8D - Excited about this one I saw it today in person and is being filled for my wet test
LA Spas - Paradise H2
Passion Spa Ecstatic

Any advice, knowledge, feedback is greatly appreciated
Nice to meet you all!
Shrugs
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Tman122 on December 16, 2015, 06:45:39 am
Your likely going to hear a lot of sales BS that ours is better because of this or that. Pay attention to how it feels on your butt and the noise it makes while running. Narrow your list based on that and not something some sales guy tells you about why theirs is better.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Spatech_tuo on December 16, 2015, 11:59:45 am
Hello my name is Shrugs. Just finished my deck and looking to buy my first tub. I just wet tested a Master Spa yesterday and was not impressed. The only thing I liked were the foot jets. A lounge is a must for me as well as top quality and minimal headaches. I'm glad I didnt buy a tub just off looks and have learned after reading here that a wet test is definitely the only way to go. The tubs I will be wet testing in the next 2 weeks are as follows. Im lucky enough to have all these around within short driving distances.

Jacuzzi J-480
Sundance Maxxus
Hotspring Gleam
Bullfrog A8D - Excited about this one I saw it today in person and is being filled for my wet test
LA Spas - Paradise H2
Passion Spa Ecstatic

Any advice, knowledge, feedback is greatly appreciated
Nice to meet you all!
Shrugs

The first 4 brands get mentioned a lot here for good reason and never heard of the last one but its good to know you have that many options. My advice would be to wet test these as close to each other as possible, typically its best if all the same day but in your case that may be a bit much so maybe all the same weekend. By doing so it'll be easier to compare rather than sit in one and have to compare it to how another felt the previous weekend. When wet testing have them give you a quick tutorial on how all the levers work before you ever get in because otherwise you may not like a certain aspect of the spa but it may be more user error (or dealer error in not informing properly) and I'd ask them ahead of time to have it set to a certain temp (without knowing how you like it I'd default to something very standard like 101), too hot and too cold can lessen the experience and we've heard stories of people going to wet test and its 103 or 98 and not optimal for most.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: amy2421 on December 16, 2015, 01:27:01 pm
Good luck! You'll know what feels best to you, and the one that you keep dreaming about soaking in will be the right one! I was totally set on a LaZBoy hot tub after reading all the literature on their ReclinASeats with 30+ massage settings... until we wet-tested it... ugh, what a lunch-bag let-down! I was so disappointed, it was back to the drawing board! Wet-tested the Sundance Cameo 880 and the Jacuzzi J-480 & J-345... fell in love with the Jacuzzi and bought a J-470 (didn't want a lounger.)

We've had it for 2 1/2 months and absolutely love it!!!
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Racenut on December 16, 2015, 05:52:10 pm
You should certainly be able to find something you really like with that list.  On the lounge... good luck.  It's been said many times and was true for me... first time buyers buy a lounge, repeat buyers don't.  That's not to say that there aren't many people out there who love lounge seats, just make sure you're really one of them.  This is where wet tests are absolutely required.  But there isn't a lounge out there that works for both me and my wife... we're just too different.  And when it comes right down to it, I can just lay back, relax and float in ANY seat. It's not like a patio lounge where gravity holds you down.  In a dry hot tub, the lounges are nice like that, but once filled with water... I don't see the need.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Shrugs on December 17, 2015, 01:10:22 am
Stopped in at a Marquis dealer today to check out The Show model. The place was a big let down. Very small and dumpy messy place. Not much for models on display and the one that was filled had very old water and smelled horrible. The guy wasnt very knowledgeable about the tubs and I actually felt I knew more about the products than he did. And this was the manager!? Wow. Needless to say I wont be going back and sadly thats the only Marquis dealer around so they wont be up for consideration. Off to Bullfrog tomorrow for a 3pm appointment to soak in the A8D. The Jacuzzi will be on Friday. I'll update on the Bullfrog tomorrow.
Shrugs
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Hottubprosne on December 17, 2015, 10:21:24 am
Passion spas are manufactured in china and shipped here. When you wet test the bullfrog make sure you move the packs too different depths it actually makes a big difference on how each pack feels. Good luck
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Racenut on December 17, 2015, 12:22:29 pm
Passion spas are manufactured in china and shipped here. When you wet test the bullfrog make sure you move the packs too different depths it actually makes a big difference on how each pack feels. Good luck

Especially the ones with neck jets.  Also try as many of the different packs as they have.  I wasn't even considering the "Gyrosage" until I sat in front of one.  My favorite for sure, but we all have our preferences.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: wmccall on December 17, 2015, 01:26:46 pm
Passion spas are manufactured in china and shipped here. When you wet test the bullfrog make sure you move the packs too different depths it actually makes a big difference on how each pack feels. Good luck

Never heard that, but it makes sense. (Never been in a BF)
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: MarKee on December 17, 2015, 02:38:50 pm
Where are you located at Shrugs?
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: amy2421 on December 17, 2015, 03:55:54 pm
Stopped in at a Marquis dealer today to check out The Show model. The place was a big let down. Very small and dumpy messy place. Not much for models on display and the one that was filled had very old water and smelled horrible. The guy wasnt very knowledgeable about the tubs and I actually felt I knew more about the products than he did. And this was the manager!? Wow. Needless to say I wont be going back and sadly thats the only Marquis dealer around so they wont be up for consideration.

This seems to be a common theme when it comes to shopping for Marquis. We have the same situation in our area... the Marquis "dealer" had no Marquis tubs in their showroom when we were there, and it was a totally shoddy messy place too. I don't think I would ever wet-test anything there. Even their dry tubs (2 other brands) were dirty inside. The place was empty both times I went in... how hard would it be to take a cloth and wipe down the inside of the tubs when they don't have a customer to look after??
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Hottubguy on December 17, 2015, 04:22:06 pm
Stopped in at a Marquis dealer today to check out The Show model. The place was a big let down. Very small and dumpy messy place. Not much for models on display and the one that was filled had very old water and smelled horrible. The guy wasnt very knowledgeable about the tubs and I actually felt I knew more about the products than he did. And this was the manager!? Wow. Needless to say I wont be going back and sadly thats the only Marquis dealer around so they wont be up for consideration.

This seems to be a common theme when it comes to shopping for Marquis. We have the same situation in our area... the Marquis "dealer" had no Marquis tubs in their showroom when we were there, and it was a totally shoddy messy place too. I don't think I would ever wet-test anything there. Even their dry tubs (2 other brands) were dirty inside. The place was empty both times I went in... how hard would it be to take a cloth and wipe down the inside of the tubs when they don't have a customer to look after??

That's too bad.  I try to keep at least 7-10 Marquis on the floor with 2 filled.  I also carry another line but Marquis has top billing on my sales floor
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Shrugs on December 17, 2015, 04:37:23 pm
Where are you located at Shrugs?

Wisconsin near milwaukee. Off to Bullfrog now. Runnin behind wanted it a lil hotter so Im waiting.
Shrugs
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Shrugs on December 18, 2015, 02:38:33 am
Well wet tested the A8D tonight with a friend of mine and we both enjoyed the tub for the most part. Good quality and the owner of the store was very polite and helpful. This was the best tub so far. Tried lots of different jet paks probably around 10-12 different paks. The NeckMasseuse & Oscillator were my two favorites. The Gyrossage was right at the top also. The Wellness & Deep Relief were a must too. Didn't get to try the Cascadia with waterfall because from what the owner said its not a big hit so he doesnt stock that one. No biggie there. The A8D has 2 lounge seats and putting the Rainshower pak in the secondary lounge was very nice as well for those nights you want it quiet but still get a light massage. Very nice. All in all pretty nice. The only complaint we both had was the foot jets. The foot jets in middle of tub were very weak at best and the foot jets in the main lounge seat were barely better. I wouldve been sold if it werent for the foot jets. I even tried turning some jet paks off and the foot jets were still very weak. I have plantar fasciitis in my left heel and strong foot jets are a must for me especially in the main lounge seat. The tub seamed very well built when we opened it up to have a peek inside. Great insulation and framing. In the next few days I'm off to try Jacuzzi & Sundance Maxxus. Pretty excited about the lounge in the Maxxus just from the looks. Also if anyone has any feedback on LA Spas quality it would be appreciated. I'm trying to track down the Paradise H2.
Thanks for all the help!
Shrugs
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Sizzles on December 18, 2015, 07:57:34 am
Well wet tested the A8D tonight with a friend of mine and we both enjoyed the tub for the most part. Good quality and the owner of the store was very polite and helpful. This was the best tub so far. Tried lots of different jet paks probably around 10-12 different paks. The NeckMasseuse & Oscillator were my two favorites. The Gyrossage was right at the top also. The Wellness & Deep Relief were a must too. Didn't get to try the Cascadia with waterfall because from what the owner said its not a big hit so he doesnt stock that one. I'd like to try the Bathmate Hydromax from https://peblueprint.com/bathmate-hydromax-review too. No biggie there. The A8D has 2 lounge seats and putting the Rainshower pak in the secondary lounge was very nice as well for those nights you want it quiet but still get a light massage. Very nice. All in all pretty nice. The only complaint we both had was the foot jets. The foot jets in middle of tub were very weak at best and the foot jets in the main lounge seat were barely better. I wouldve been sold if it werent for the foot jets. I even tried turning some jet paks off and the foot jets were still very weak. I have plantar fasciitis in my left heel and strong foot jets are a must for me especially in the main lounge seat. The tub seamed very well built when we opened it up to have a peek inside. Great insulation and framing. In the next few days I'm off to try Jacuzzi & Sundance Maxxus. Pretty excited about the lounge in the Maxxus just from the looks. Also if anyone has any feedback on LA Spas quality it would be appreciated. I'm trying to track down the Paradise H2.
Thanks for all the help!
Shrugs

What was wrong with the Master Spa may I ask? It looks pretty good from the video and pics I saw of it. I Don't want to waste my money if it's rubbish though.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Shrugs on December 18, 2015, 04:23:04 pm
No real massage in anything. Just jets blowin everywhere. Cheap cabinet and terrible reviews. Like I said in post number 1, only thing I liked were the foot jets.
Shrugs
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Sam on December 18, 2015, 05:43:24 pm
That's one of my only complaints about Bullfrog.  Their foot jets are pretty weaksauce.  The absolute best foot jets I have ever seen are in Artesian Spas Island line.  Their "foot blasters" are amazing.  There is a whole entire pump just to power 2 foot jets. 


Also, I agree about skipping Master Spas.  They are low to medium quality and the company condones dishonest and shady sales tactics.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Tman122 on December 18, 2015, 08:05:00 pm
Sundance have awesome foot jets.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Shrugs on December 19, 2015, 05:38:50 am
Sundance have awesome foot jets.

Glad to hear. I will be checking out Sundance very soon. Thanks for the input.
Shrugs
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Shrugs on December 19, 2015, 05:42:41 am
That's one of my only complaints about Bullfrog.  Their foot jets are pretty weaksauce.  The absolute best foot jets I have ever seen are in Artesian Spas Island line.  Their "foot blasters" are amazing.  There is a whole entire pump just to power 2 foot jets. 


Also, I agree about skipping Master Spas.  They are low to medium quality and the company condones dishonest and shady sales tactics.

Is Artesian worth checking out? I have a dealer less than 10 miles away. The Margarita Elite looks nice. The foot blasters sound awesome. Hows the quality on Artesian anyone around here own one?
Appreciated,
Shrugs
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: JustAnotherNewbie on December 19, 2015, 04:48:20 pm
Hey Shrugs,
We purchased a Margarita Elite  but have not taken delivery yet as the backyard renovation is still progressing. But, the wife and I wet tested all the biggies,  Grandee, Cantabria, J495, and  A8L. (We have 3 kids.) We liked  the Margarita Elite the best, and saved thousands over the others. (There was a promo running at the time). As for aesthetics, the J495 was the best looking. Artesian is worth a look and wet test.
Good luck.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: BullFrogSpasMN on December 19, 2015, 05:23:48 pm
That's one of my only complaints about Bullfrog.  Their foot jets are pretty weaksauce.  The absolute best foot jets I have ever seen are in Artesian Spas Island line.  Their "foot blasters" are amazing.  There is a whole entire pump just to power 2 foot jets. 


Also, I agree about skipping Master Spas.  They are low to medium quality and the company condones dishonest and shady sales tactics.

Is Artesian worth checking out? I have a dealer less than 10 miles away. The Margarita Elite looks nice. The foot blasters sound awesome. Hows the quality on Artesian anyone around here own one?
Appreciated,
Shrugs


Not a bad spa, sold them years ago, they were reliable enough but biggest complaints we got were from new customers mainly with warranty complaints so make sure you are researching warranties when shopping around various Hot Tub brands. Worst one on an Artesian is 0 warranty on lights so ya it was real fun when someone bought a $8,000 tub and there lights went out in the first month and I was the lucky one to explain there is no warranty on them, there are a few other exclusions and/or limitations that you won't see in other brands as well if you dig into it...good luck in your search
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Shrugs on December 21, 2015, 12:19:45 am
Hey Shrugs,
We purchased a Margarita Elite  but have not taken delivery yet as the backyard renovation is still progressing. But, the wife and I wet tested all the biggies,  Grandee, Cantabria, J495, and  A8L. (We have 3 kids.) We liked  the Margarita Elite the best, and saved thousands over the others. (There was a promo running at the time). As for aesthetics, the J495 was the best looking. Artesian is worth a look and wet test.
Good luck.

Hey thanks! Being that its the closest driving distance to me so far outta any of the tubs I think I'll swing over and look at them tomorrow.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: CCC on December 22, 2015, 11:06:06 pm
Howdy! Was wondering what your impressions of the Grandee were. Also, I tested a Marquis with an amazing foot jet and it is available in several models. Good luck!
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: dave48103 on December 24, 2015, 01:57:44 pm
What was wrong with the Master Spa may I ask? It looks pretty good from the video and pics I saw of it. I Don't want to waste my money if it's rubbish though.

We've had our masterspa for almost a year and absolutely love it. Not one complaint. No service issues. The jets are amazing. I don't float out of the loungers. The water is always clear. And it has only cost between $25-$45/ month to operate. I have a half dozen friends with other name brand tubs and imo aren't as good as far as the feel of the jets. My only issue is with the crappy balboa wifi unit, but that's not an issue with masterspa
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Hottubguy on December 24, 2015, 03:46:49 pm
What was wrong with the Master Spa may I ask? It looks pretty good from the video and pics I saw of it. I Don't want to waste my money if it's rubbish though.

We've had our masterspa for almost a year and absolutely love it. Not one complaint. No service issues. The jets are amazing. I don't float out of the loungers. The water is always clear. And it has only cost between $25-$45/ month to operate. I have a half dozen friends with other name brand tubs and imo aren't as good as far as the feel of the jets. My only issue is with the crappy balboa wifi unit, but that's not an issue with masterspa

The biggest issue with master spas is their deceptive sales practices. There tubs are a decent middle of the road tub. Usually the biggest complaint is energy efficiency because they aren't very well insulated. Where do you live?  Must be somewhere warm
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: dave48103 on December 26, 2015, 06:01:00 pm
What was wrong with the Master Spa may I ask? It looks pretty good from the video and pics I saw of it. I Don't want to waste my money if it's rubbish though.

We've had our masterspa for almost a year and absolutely love it. Not one complaint. No service issues. The jets are amazing. I don't float out of the loungers. The water is always clear. And it has only cost between $25-$45/ month to operate. I have a half dozen friends with other name brand tubs and imo aren't as good as far as the feel of the jets. My only issue is with the crappy balboa wifi unit, but that's not an issue with masterspa

The biggest issue with master spas is their deceptive sales practices. There tubs are a decent middle of the road tub. Usually the biggest complaint is energy efficiency because they aren't very well insulated. Where do you live?  Must be somewhere warm

We live in Michigan.  And we attached an in-line electric meter on the power line so we know exactly what we are using. I can't speak for older tubs, but our tub is fully sprayed insulation.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Tman122 on December 27, 2015, 12:22:17 am
What was wrong with the Master Spa may I ask? It looks pretty good from the video and pics I saw of it. I Don't want to waste my money if it's rubbish though.

We've had our masterspa for almost a year and absolutely love it. Not one complaint. No service issues. The jets are amazing. I don't float out of the loungers. The water is always clear. And it has only cost between $25-$45/ month to operate. I have a half dozen friends with other name brand tubs and imo aren't as good as far as the feel of the jets. My only issue is with the crappy balboa wifi unit, but that's not an issue with masterspa

The biggest issue with master spas is their deceptive sales practices. There tubs are a decent middle of the road tub. Usually the biggest complaint is energy efficiency because they aren't very well insulated. Where do you live?  Must be somewhere warm

We live in Michigan.  And we attached an in-line electric meter on the power line so we know exactly what we are using. I can't speak for older tubs, but our tub is fully sprayed insulation.

No offense Dave but, are you sure you don't work for Master spa? I live in Northern Minnesota and have never seen a MS do better than 50-60 on the low end. Have some local tubs that are even higher. Local dealer is long gone. Lots of pumps, lots of water moving around. No real hydrotherapy and energy hungry. Middle of the road quality. I'd rather have a Cal Spa.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: dave48103 on December 27, 2015, 03:37:56 pm
No worries, no offense taken. Perhaps the new legend series just is more efficient than other older models. And northern Minnesota is a lot colder then southern Michigan. I can't speak to any deceptive practices from masterspa. either. Our purchase went very smoothly. And no, I don't work for them
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Shrugs on January 04, 2016, 11:52:02 am
Ok so I checked out a place about 45mins away that deals in Marquis because the last place was a run down dive. This place was almost as bad! The guy was in awe that I wanted to check out an Epic and said we dont carry anything that high end. Lol! Wow. Anyways going to wet test Hotspring & Sundance today. They have a Maxxus on the floor which is a nice relief. Excited for both tubs! Should be a great day! I'll report back tonight on how things went.
Shrugs
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: castletonia on January 04, 2016, 02:10:43 pm
Shrugs,

Not sure how far you want to travel, but I am a Marquis dealer up in Appleton.  My store is a little disfunctional right now because we just moved, but I do have the higher end Marquis's on my showroom.  I currently have a filled Euphoria and a empty Epic.  If I am not too far for you and you are interested, PM me.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Hottubguy on January 04, 2016, 05:40:08 pm
Shrugs,

Not sure how far you want to travel, but I am a Marquis dealer up in Appleton.  My store is a little disfunctional right now because we just moved, but I do have the higher end Marquis's on my showroom.  I currently have a filled Euphoria and a empty Epic.  If I am not too far for you and you are interested, PM me.

Shrugs this is the guy I was talking about in the private messages. I thought I sent you to his store
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: castletonia on January 04, 2016, 07:54:50 pm
I have no idea who the first dealer he went to was, but I am pretty sure the second was Baker Pool & Fitness in Franklin, WI.  If so, that's not me.  We split away from that Baker almost 2 years ago.  They are only carrying E-Series and Celebrity series where I have Signature as well.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Hottubguy on January 04, 2016, 08:08:25 pm
I have no idea who the first dealer he went to was, but I am pretty sure the second was Baker Pool & Fitness in Franklin, WI.  If so, that's not me.  We split away from that Baker almost 2 years ago.  They are only carrying E-Series and Celebrity series where I have Signature as well.

That is where I sent him. For some reason I thought that was you. My fault
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: amy2421 on January 04, 2016, 09:16:40 pm
So what is the story with Marquis having so many shoddy dealers?? It is a common refrain on here. My experience was the same. I wish I had looked at one because of the high praise they receive on here, but the local dealer experience was such a major turn off that I ruled them out without even knowing much about them.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Hottubguy on January 04, 2016, 09:30:06 pm
So what is the story with Marquis having so many shoddy dealers?? It is a common refrain on here. My experience was the same. I wish I had looked at one because of the high praise they receive on here, but the local dealer experience was such a major turn off that I ruled them out without even knowing much about them.

I honestly have no idea. The other dealers I know have good inventories and are knowledgable. Most of the other Marquis dealers I know are on the east coast like myself. I try to keep a full lineup in stock at all times so I can properly show the entire line
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: castletonia on January 04, 2016, 09:32:55 pm
Every company has good and bad dealers.  In Wisconsin, you cannot cut off a dealer unless they are doing something detrimental to the brand or product they are supposed to representing.  Really small dealers, like the first one I think Shrugs visited first, don't always have the resources or staff to always represent the product in the best way possible, and in the case of the other, they also sell pools, patio furniture and exercise equipment, so the priorities are divided.  The other Baker Pool are good guys, they are just concentrating on the mid to lower price segments.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: amy2421 on January 04, 2016, 10:09:24 pm
That's what the local HotSprings dealer is like, they are mainly a pool dealer. They have a huge showroom jam-packed with patio furniture and umbrellas. The HotSprings spas (I think they have 2 other lines as well) are in a section off to the side. When we were there, the only rep on the spa side of things was run off his feet (good for him!) but it was hard for us to get any info. Then he informed us that their only filled hot tub was not available for wet-testing and was being drained soon because they had to re-do their electrical, and no, none of their other locations offered wet tests either.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: CCC on January 07, 2016, 02:39:02 am
I had a similar experience at a Marquis dealer that is only 2 hours from the factory. Go figure.
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Shrugs on January 07, 2016, 05:26:06 am
Shrugs,

Not sure how far you want to travel, but I am a Marquis dealer up in Appleton.  My store is a little disfunctional right now because we just moved, but I do have the higher end Marquis's on my showroom.  I currently have a filled Euphoria and a empty Epic.  If I am not too far for you and you are interested, PM me.

This should work as I am trying to get up to Appleton next week to wet test a Jacuzzi J-375. Its about an hour and 45min drive or 100miles or so. I also have to travel the same distance to test the Artesian line down in Illinois. Looks like I'll be doing some traveling soon.
Shrugs
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Shrugs on January 07, 2016, 05:52:20 am
On a side note I just wet tested the Hotspring and Sundance. The Envoy and Optima were filled and ready in individual rooms. The store was extremely nice I was blown away they actually had wet testing private rooms with towels and robes hanging with a full shower for rinsing off afterwards. The Envoy was ok but a little weak on jet pressure. 6 jets came off floating around during my soak. The Moto massage seat was nice with weak foot jets. I didnt care for the water feature it seemed a little cheesy and you couldnt adjust the flo its all or nothin. Ive given up on tracking down a Gleam theyre no where to be found. The Optima was nicer all around. Nice jet pressure and decent foot jets. The waterfall feature was relaxing and adjustable also. No lounge in the Optima so I didnt get the feel for that. They do have a Maxxus empty on the floor thats calling my name. I sat in it empty before I left and the lounge felt very nice and has 2 big foot jets. I also like how you get 8 total calf jets with 2 on each side of calves in the Maxxus. Extremely deep tub which I loved. So after experiencing Sundance jets I have to say The Maxxus is my top choice so far...
Next week I will try and make the drive and cover the Jacuzzi, Artesian, and possibly Marquis.
Shrugs
Title: Re: Buying my first tub
Post by: Keagan on March 14, 2019, 07:34:59 am
Well wet tested the A8D tonight with a friend of mine and we both enjoyed the tub for the most part. Good quality and the owner of the store was very polite and helpful. This was the best tub so far. Tried lots of different jet paks probably around 10-12 different paks. The NeckMasseuse & Oscillator were my two favorites. The Gyrossage was right at the top also. The Wellness & Deep Relief were a must too. Didn't get to try the Cascadia with waterfall because from what the owner said its not a big hit so he doesnt stock that one. No biggie there. The A8D has 2 lounge seats and putting the Rainshower pak in the secondary lounge was very nice as well for those nights you want it quiet but still get a light massage. Very nice. All in all pretty nice. The only complaint we both had was the foot jets. The foot jets in middle of tub were very weak at best and the foot jets in the main lounge seat were barely better. I wouldve been sold if it werent for the foot jets. I even tried turning some jet paks off and the foot jets were still very weak. I have plantar fasciitis in my left heel and strong foot jets are a must for me especially in the main lounge seat. The tub seamed very well built when we opened it up to have a peek inside. Great insulation and framing. In the next few days I'm off to try Jacuzzi & Sundance Maxxus. Pretty excited about the lounge in the Maxxus just from the looks. Also if anyone has any feedback on LA Spas quality it would be appreciated. I'm trying to track down the Paradise H2.
Thanks for all the help!
Shrugs

What was wrong with the Master Spa may I ask? It looks pretty good from the video and pics I saw of it. I Don't want to waste my money if it's rubbish though.