1 year followup:
Still no problems with this spa.
I love it and the power of the jets is unreal!
The quality of Tiger River Spas ( Made by Hot Springs) is the way to go unless you want to spend more and get the moto-massage on the Hot Springs series.
Either way the quality can not be beat and the electric used is very minimal.
After 1 year of trouble free service I figured it was time to let people know how well this tub performs.