After researching many spas we decided Beachcomber was the way to go. We got a deal on a used one that we got in may 2005,(530 08-2002) we paid $4600.00 compared to new at about $8900.00 tx. in. We decided to get a spa because my husband has back problems and to relieve everyday stress. So far, we are more than pleased. We have the model with the motor inside the cabinet. It is a 5 person model but you can have up to 7 comfortably. We have the turbo(option) which I highly recommend,gives it that much more power and bubbling, and the lift `n store cover which is easy to manage alone. The molded seats are super comfortable, the none slippery surface a pleasure, the molded hand grips a delight and also the 3 steps are great for the kids the adults can use 2. The interchangeable jets are wonderful. Overall we love everything about this spa. Some of the frills are pretty on other models like waterfalls but comfort and massage quality was our priority. So far very energy effecient and no problems what so ever. We can`t wait to pass our first winter, it can get pretty cold here in montreal. (We have our spa in a Gazebo with sliding windows)
When and if we should decide to upgrade it, it will definetly be a beachcomber.