Im in the market for my first tub.
Last fall I built a 12X12 floating deck. Nothing fancy. I originally was looking to purchase a used tub. So I built the deck, thinking if I came across a deal I could take it and have a place to put it. I never found that deal. Also, after researching tubs, it seems that service after the sale is pretty vital. I then started thinking I should consider purchasing a new tub.
I am leaning towards the Viking Heritage II, seen here. I haven't found much information about this model. Does anyone have any knowledge about this brand. It appears to be a mid level tub, which is what Im looking for.
Will be looking to make the purchase in the next 3 months or so. I just purchased a used gazebo that will protect the tub, seen here. Im in the process of restoring the gazebo. Unfortunately, I work a second job on the weekends, so I figure it may take me 3 months or so to have it washed, sanded, stained, and reassembled.
Are there any brands I should look to stay away from? Are there any you recommend? The spa will primarily be for relaxing and some entertaining. My only requiremnt is that it has a lounger seat. The tub will be protected from the elements, Im doing my own electrical, and Im looking to stay in the $5k -$6k range, lower if possible. Any advice would be appreciated.