We bought the Vanguard about a year ago and have absolutely loved it! We originally were unsure about adding the salt system but are so glad we did! We drain our hot tub about every 8-9 months in comparison to our friends who empty theirs every 2 months. We also love having the open seating the Vanguard offers and the two amazing motto massage jets! We recommend Hot Spring to all of our family and friends! Thank you both for helping our family reconnect and relax!