I would NEVER recommend Thermospa unless you have money you do not need. We purchased the Park Elite for $9100 in 2002 (was not cheap).
It had numerous Leaks on the hoses, when pump 1 ran it was very loud and after 4 years bubbles started to appear all over the inner shell. Called the company and was told that in that year they had defective shells. He proceeded to tell me if I pay half of the cost of a new one they would replace the hot tub. I work hard for my money and saved inorder to get this hot tub.
Why should I even put more $ out when I did not cause this problem. They should had cover the entire replacement knowing they had defects.
Company is so unprofessional and should not be in business. They take hard working peoples money!