We’ve had our Jacuzzi J-575 for about a month now, and my feelings about it are mixed.
First the good: * Installation went very well (although it was a week late because Jacuzzi ran out of covers and they won’t ship without a cover). * It’s a good looking Jacuzzi. Looks good in the backyard and I love the exterior lights. * The waterfalls and LED lights are both cool features. * Love that I can control the temp from my mobile device
Now the bad: * We had a Sundance Optima before this spa, and that spa had one seat that had fantastic jet pressure, which was significantly better than any of the seats on the J-575. Yes, we’ve adjusted all the jets and diverters correctly and one seat comes close, but not as good as the Sundance that was over 10 years older. * The one seat that does have the most pressure has an issue where when you are sitting in it, water is forced out of the spa, meaning I have to add water to the spa every few times that I use it. Our old spa with the seat with better pressure did not do this. * The J-575 has a nice color touch screen, but when your hands or the screen gets wet (as it always will) it becomes hard, if not impossible to use because it doesn’t register your touch. Why have a touch screen on a spa if it doesn’t work when wet? * The mobile app doesn’t work for controlling the lights. You can bring up the menu for the lights but none of the menu options work. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled and have installed on 4 different devices, so the problem is with the app, not the devices. I’ve seen other reviews about the app where there were problems from back in Sept of 2015, so I’m not terribly hopeful this is going to get fixed anytime soon. * I’m wondering if the filtration system is too good. I find myself needing to add more chlorine that I did with my old spa. Is the filtration filtering out the chlorine so I need to add more all the time? I get the spa perfect with the right amount of chemicals and the water gets cloudy in a few days. The spa company says all of the filter cycles are set properly.
All in all, we like the spa, and I think we’ll keep it, but it was a fairly anti-climactic purchase considering how much we paid for it.