A brand new Hobby's shower should last longer than a year before throwing in the towel, don't you think. It's a common fault too if I'm not mistaken. Spongy underfoot and eventually the cracks start to appear. Then, well in my case, some calls to the agent who sold us Jinksy in an attempt to get it fixed. Jesus - what a performance that was. So, now that we're back in France and Jinksy is ready for a winter of fun somewhere south of the Pyrenees the problem of the cracked tray went straight to Defcon 1. I decided that NO - there was no way I was driving to Germany to get it fixed, even if I could get an appointment. Last time I tried that - they said they could fit me in in four months time!! Solution time had come. One tube of expanding mousse, one drill, a roll of sticky tape and an hour cooped up in the bathroom. Result - a rock hard floor after twenty four hours for the mousse to harden. Yes there were a few holes but I've sealed them and am confident that the whole thing is waterproof (not that I ever use it as a shower anyway).