Matching on Angi
We shopped at Royal Spa, Carefree HotSpring and Carefree Sundance. It's pointless trying to weigh the claims and counter-claims of these major dealers about each others' products, so we focused on features and price. We know people who own each of those brands and they're happy with them. We didn't want a spa with loungers based on second time buyers avoiding them. We wet tested comparable models in the 400 gallon range with 4 bucket seats. Royal was most willing to negotiate on price, the spa's dimensions were best for the area we had (rectangular instead of square) and the Angieslist feedback was good. Delivery and setup was on time and professional. Four months in, no issues. Power consumption is approximately as claimed, based on comparing bills vs. last year. We really enjoy the spa.