I have owned my Jacuzzi Hot TUb J-300 Series Since 2002. I still have my original head rests. The headrests are not junk. The way you take care of your spas will determine the legnth the pillows are going to last. I make sure I dont over fill my spa, never over chlorinate, never keep the top off so that the sun can fade them (i only take the top off to use it). The pillow are not that expensive compared to other brands. I used to have a Cal Spas before the Jacuzzi Hot Tub. I took care of my spa the same way and I went through pillows every couple of years. Jacuzzi has the best qaulity. We all spend more money on our Jacuzzi Brand Spas becasue we want better quality. Jacuzzi does there part by manufactureing a beautiful spa. Then its our part to keep up on the maintenance and chemistry.