In 1992, Tom May, founder and former owner of The Pool Place, bought a small spa manufacturer in southern California. He did so with the goal of giving the consumer more meaningful performance and efficiency in spa ownership for less money than the market provided. Artesian Spas, a brand of May Manufacturing, was born and has become one of the largest therapeutic spa manufacturers in existence. Building the high quality brands of South Sea, Island, and Artesian out of the same factory, we continue to deliver you the best value in performance, quality, and efficiency for your dollar. Owned by the same family with the same passion and dedication for delivering the best personal spa to your home, The Great Backyard has been selling these tubs for over 20 years in East TN, NW GA, AL, and NC. This is a history, a product, and a consistency you can trust today and tomorrow. This is real relaxation.