Dear Kickstarter Backers,
Thank you so much for your patience. It's been a long time coming, but our first Spring System is in! We got the first one off the line in yesterday and have been putting it though the ropes, making sure it's exactly what we wanted. It is sturdy enough that I'm able to stand on it empty, and the sides are holding the water weight very well. It is nestable for storage and shipping, and the lid fits well. The fittings work and almost everything is to spec.
We are generally happy with everything, but found that the tower is too loose in the lid and the lower supports. To fix this we're going to have to take several days to make a few small changes to the mold. This might be an issue that most folks would gloss over, and send out a sub-par product. But we know you have waited a long time for a not just a good product, but a great one, and we don't want to give you anything less.
This was a hard decision to make because it's delaying the delivery of systems by another 3-4 days, but we want you to have the perfect product the first time around.
We're hoping to have the mold changes done in the next day or two and be running early next week, with deliveries starting approximately a week after that.
In the meantime, here are some photos of the first model off the run. I think you guys will be really happy with the final product.