purchased this in 03/2004. We have really enjoyed it. The large adjustable lounge adj mounting bracket broke and thats it until just last week the circulating pump quit working. Easy to replace. The gates installed with the PVC piping allowed me seal out the water to change the pump without having to drain the tub. Very nice feature. My tub sits outside on a deck completely exposed to the weather. I think it has held up well. I live near Pensacola FL. Last year I shut it down for 4 months during the summer. I didn't seem to have any problems from this. It came back on and worked fine until the pump went out - I'm sure unrelated.