We had our tub delivered 2/15/2006(about 11 months ago). We got a spa to use for relaxation. The tub came with the upgraded lights and stereo package.
Although this is our first spa, we absolutely love it. My wife and I always enjoyed sitting in hot tubs when we stayed in hotels, but now I could take it or leave it, because it's such a HUGE downgrade from the one I have at home.
I'm a runner, and the spa comes in handy after long runs (those 15 mile runs are hard on the joints and muscles). I live in Minnesota, and absolutely love sitting in my spa (which is on my deck off the back of my house) while is snowing outside.
We wet tested other kinds of spas - the reason we chose this one was because you can actually tell the difference between the different seats. In sitting in other brand names of spas, I'd sit down, notice the jet configuration, and then turn them on. They'd all feel good, but regardless of the jet configuration, I couldn't tell any difference in the objective of the seat. With the Piper Glen, the feeling of each individual seat is obvious.
Other tubs boast having some number of jets that rotate...EVERY one of the 50+ jets in my Piper Glen are rotating. I like the lights, but at the same time I also like turning them off and staring off into the stars.
Personally, I could have done without the stereo system...but this is mainly because I had exterior speakers wired when I built my house. I wouldn't have added the stereo, but bought a floor model, so I didin't have a choice. I put serius radio in it, and really like it...but I could have just as well got a serius package with my already installed stereo.
My only real complaint on this tub is the added remote keypad for the stereo...this thing is really no good. Especially when you have extra people in the tub, and it gets water on it...then it ceases to function until it dries out. This keypad is horribly placed - if placed where it is, it should be able to handle being wet.
I recommend this tub to EACH and EVERY person that is looking to by a spa. It is on the spendy side - but that should be expected from a tub on the platinum line. It is WELL worth the money.
I enjoy reading other reviews on this forum about the Piper Glen, and other Artesian spas. You Spa hunters take note....I haven't seen a pervasively bad review yet...not only is this tub worth recommending, but the entire product line of Artesian is Grade A.