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Hot Tub Review

Manufacturer: Watkins Manufacturing

(Based on 8 reviews)
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Loving my tub
Jan 27, 2006 6:27 pm

This is my very 1st hot tub and so far it has been a great experience. The water care has been easier than I expected. The only dowside is there is no stereo. We were stuck between the Elation and Geneva and ultimately chose therapy over music. I thought I would just play my boom box...doesn't work so good.

The only problem with our tub is the kids getting mad at us because it only seems to open at their bedtime!

Date Purchased: 8-04
Price Paid: $8500
Recommend: Yes
awesome lighting, and waterfall
room for company, foot ridge keeps you from blowing away, always waiting for me

lack of beverage holders
stereo is not a geneva option

Very effective spa
Jan 18, 2005 2:40 pm

I owned this spa for almost 1 year and sold it with our previous house. The only thing that prevented us from just getting another one for our new house was a delivery mix up.

The Geneva is a very comfortable spa for both my wife (5-feet) and for me (6-feet). The bump on the bottom aids footing and helps the user to stay firmly seated. The lounger has multiple grooves for the user's heels to help stay planted. Each foot gets 4 jets when in the lounger. The neck jets on the lounger are strong and not easy to adjust. Skin itch if you stay in the lounger too long.

The whirlpool jet is really strong and excellent for hamstrings and an old athlete's injuries. All of the seats are good and by moving from station to station the whole body recieves well balance thearpy. The pumps are STRONG on this spa. Regulating the prssure requires the use of the diverter valves and they get noisy probably because of the powerful pumps.

The Geneva gets full marks for the little details. Lights are standard on both inside and out. Controls are lighted for night time us and very intuititive. The water is always sparkling clean, no different than our new Envoy with 5 versus "only" 1 filter in the Geneva. The Geneva was easy to maintain and cost me about $10 per month for electricity. It got daily use. We had no trouble at all with the Geneva, it was very reliable and well built. A solid investment that is highly recommended.

Date Purchased: March 2004
Price Paid: $8500
Recommend: Yes
Strong jet therapy
Raised bump on the bottom to stay put
Well designed lounger
Whirlpool jet
Very comfortable

Diverter valves can be noisy
Pumps strong enough to cause itching

A Solid Performer
Sep 5, 2003 4:42 pm

Date Purchased: 08/03
Price Paid: $7600
Recommend: Yes
Quiet (overall)
Great power
Assorted specialized seats

Diviters a little noisy in some positions
SpaGlo lighting can flicker a bit
Some seats a bit deep for shorter folks

Caldera Geneva Utopia
Jun 19, 2003 11:20 am

The spa has been absolutely wonderful. It has been all that I could have hoped for and more. The ease of maintenance and the therapy is a God send. Best purchase I've made in a while.

Date Purchased: 12/02
Price Paid: $7500
Recommend: Yes
Extremely comfortable
Quiet when running
Easy maintenance
Great therapy from foot to neck
All out "GREAT SPA"


Galdera Geneva Utopia
May 30, 2003 1:02 am

Overall it's a great spa. Me,wife,and kids love it.
For the value and comfort,it was the best spa for us.

Date Purchased: 3-10-03
Price Paid: $7295
Recommend: Yes
Large tub,ample room/seating
Great lower back massage
Great foot massage
Lights are nice at night

Doesn't come with a built in refrigerator
Makes going to work depressing
No cup holders
Diverters tad noisy when in a certain position

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