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Hot Tub Learning Resource Center for Buyers

Hot Tub Learning Resource Center for Buyers

Discover the ultimate destination for hot tub buying information. The Hot Tub Learning Resource Center for Buyers is a comprehensive web page filled with resources to make your buying journey a breeze. From informative and engaging community questions to in-depth blog posts and articles, you'll have access to everything you need to make an informed decision. Empower yourself with the knowledge to find the perfect hot tub!

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General Hot Tub Buying Resources

Enhance your hot tub knowledge with our General Hot Tub Resources section. Perfect for those who are new to hot tubs or Sundance®, this section offers a well-rounded overview of what you may be looking for. Whether you're just starting your research or looking for a quick reference, our resources will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision. Get a jump start on your hot tub journey and explore!

Community Questions

Our Community Questions section is a hub of valuable information, featuring questions submitted by fellow hot tub owners just like you, and expert answers to guide you on your journey. Whether you're searching for specific information or just browsing, this section offers real-life experiences and insights that will make your hot tub owner’s journey more informed and enjoyable. Take advantage of this resourceful community or add to it by submitting your own questions.


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Installation Timeline

Hot tub installation requires careful planning and preparation to ensure proper placement, electrical wiring, and water supply. It is recommended to hire a professional installer to ensure a safe and efficient installation process.

Scheduling of delivery day and time with delivery team

The delivery team will work with you to determine a day and time that is suitable for delivery and installation, taking into account any scheduling restrictions, access issues, and other factors. You should be prepared to provide the delivery team with any necessary information, such as the location of the hot tub and any special requirements or considerations. Once the delivery day and time have been confirmed, you can expect the delivery team to arrive at the agreed upon time to complete the installation.

Delivery team placement of hot tub on chosen platform

This process involves carefully maneuvering the hot tub into place, ensuring that it is level and secure on the platform. The delivery team will take into consideration the weight and size of the hot tub, as well as any obstacles or access restrictions that may impact the placement process. They will also ensure that the platform is sturdy and capable of supporting the weight of the hot tub, as well as any additional weight from water and users.

Installation of any accessories

The installation process of a hot tub typically involves the installation of any accessories that are required for proper operation. These accessories can include items such as filters, pumps, heaters, and lighting systems, among others. The delivery team will be responsible for installing these accessories according to the manufacturer's specifications, ensuring that they are properly connected and functioning as intended. They will also perform any necessary testing and troubleshooting to ensure that all of the accessories are working correctly and that the hot tub is ready for use.

On-site water chemistry class

After the hot tub has been installed and all of the accessories are functioning properly, the delivery team will typically provide an on-site water chemistry class to educate you on how to properly maintain and balance your hot tub water. This class will cover topics such as adding chemicals, testing the water, adjusting the pH levels, and addressing any other water-related concerns.

Electrical wiring by an electrician (unless using plug n play)

Hot tubs typically require electrical wiring to connect the various components, such as the pumps, heaters, and lighting systems, to a power source. This wiring must be installed by a licensed electrician who is knowledgeable and experienced in working with electrical systems. The electrician will determine the electrical requirements of the hot tub and will install the wiring according to local building codes and electrical regulations. This may involve running new electrical circuits, installing electrical panels, and connecting the hot tub components to the power source.

Filling and powering on the hot tub by the customer

The final step is to fill and power on the hot tub which is typically the hot tub owner’s responsibility. You will need to connect a garden hose or other water source to the hot tub and turn on the water supply to fill the hot tub with water. You will also need to add any necessary chemicals to the water to help maintain proper water chemistry. Once the hot tub is filled, you will then power on the hot tub by flipping the switch or pressing the power button, which will activate the pumps, heaters, and other components.

Sundance® Spas Series Overview

Discover the best Sundance® Spa series the fits your lifestyle. Read below for a quick review of each series at a glance. After you know your series, it's time to shop that series.

Splash Series
680 Series
780 Series
880 Series
980 Series
Splash Series
680 Series
780 Series
880 Series
980 Series

Splash Series

As the most innovative spa company, we've created the Sundance® Splash Series to bring more families together.

The Splash Series hot tubs offer an unbeatable combination of style, functionality, and affordability. The patented Syncrylic® material provides strength and durability, while the plug n’ play option allows for easy setup and use. Experience the ultimate in relaxation with 2-toned adjustable stainless steel jets and a LED-lit adjustable water fountain. Soak in comfort with the included comfort pillows and enjoy a touch of elegance with the footwell's LED lighting and exterior LED corner lights. Upgrade your backyard with the affordable and feature-packed Splash Series hot tubs.
Explore This Series $6,000 - $7,000

680 Series

With seating for two to six people, the portable hot tubs in this series offer a classic hydrotherapy experience in addition to a variety of other options.

The 680 Series is the perfect choice for those looking a premium entry into hot tub ownership. The combination of superior design and craftsmanship allows for an unparalleled spa experience. These hot tubs come with standard jets for a powerful massage, as well as a traditional filtration system and the CLEARRAY® Active Oxygen Clean Water System which helps reduce chemical use and keeps your water sparkling clean. Finally, the simplified control panel allows for easy operation, so you can enjoy your hot tub with ease. With the 680 Series Hot Tubs, you can rest assured you’re getting the best hot tub experience available.
Explore This Series $8,000 - $12,000

780 Series

Combining new technology with old-fashioned know-how, outdoor hot tubs in this series are a delight to use. Their low profiles and seating variety come together to create the perfect escape.

The 780 Series provides a luxurious and relaxing experience. These workhorses have many of the important features of the 880 series so you are not sacrificing any performance with these tubs. Patented Fluidix® jets and up to 6 jet varieties, the 780 Series offers superior massage and relaxation. With an upgraded MicroClean® System, this series provides exceptional filtration and makes maintenance and upkeep a breeze. For added convenience, the cabinetry is tool-free for easy equipment access and the synthetic base is designed to last. This series is perfect for those who prioritize performance in their hot tub.
Explore This Series $12,000 - $15,000

880 Series

The 880 Series features the best of everything Sundance® Spas has to offer and seating options for up to eight people.

The 880 Series combines performance with luxury and convenience features. On the performance side, these hot tubs feature patented Fluidix® jets and up to 10 massage varieties, which provide a customized massage experience for every user. The Accu-Ssage therapy seat provides targeted relief for sore muscles, while the specialty Silent Air® injector jets offer a more gentle massage. For luxury and convenience, these tubs offer a Dual-purpose beverage concierge filter lid, SunSide Cabinetry, Exterior lighting, Illuminated grab bars, a quick drain, and SunScents aromatherapy. This combination makes the 880 Series an ultimate spa experience.
Explore This Series $15,000 - 25,000

980 Series

With seating for between five and seven people, the hot tub models in the 980 Series contain all the desired elements from Sundance® Spas.

The 980 Series Hot Tub is the perfect combination of luxury and performance. With geometric exterior cabinetry highlighted by architectural corner lighting, these hot tubs add style and sophistication to any backyard. To make your experience even more luxurious, these hot tubs come with a lounge deck with SunCooler cold storage areas, perfect for keeping your favorite drinks cool in the summertime. For added convenience, these hot tubs are designed with a low profile for easy entry and exit for soakers of any age. Plus, the SunStrong® Extreme cover and smart system technology make maintenance a breeze. Make relaxation a part of your life with the 980 Series Hot Tubs.
Explore This Series $25,000 - $28,000

Frequently Asked Questions

The Sundance® MicroClean® Ultra Filtration System, available on 980, 880 and 780 Series spas, produces a level of water purity never before found in any spa. And it’s easy to maintain! Incorporating the new micro-filtering disposable filter, our system creates water that is cleaner and clearer than ever before.

The Sundance MicroClean® Ultra filter on 880 Series spas removes large particles, ultra-fine particles and oils from the water. So more filters are not able to give you the maximum water filtration found only on Sundance® spas.

Many manufacturers talk about the horsepower of their pumps. Horsepower can be measured using a “service factor” or a “true rating” system. The first describes the initial thrust as the pump first engages, but immediately the pump output falls to a lower, continuous horsepower level. When a spa manufacturer claims they have a 6-hp pump, they are describing the “initial thrust,” not the horsepower the pump delivers as it runs.

Efficient plumbing, better jets and flow control are more important than horsepower. A lower horsepower pump in a more efficient spa will produce just as much jet power as a higher horsepower pump. And remember, you are looking for a comfortable but strong massage, and not looking for acceleration up a mountain road or a punishing hot water experience!

The heater is the most vulnerable component of any spa. The Sundance Heater employs a titanium coil that directly heats the water, increasing efficiency and reducing costs. Titanium prohibits heater corrosion and nearly eliminates failure. The Sentry Smart™ Heater carries a 5-year unconditional warranty.

Most Sundance spas must be connected to 240V electrical service, but some offer the option of operating on either 120V or 240V. While connecting to 120V can be less involved, most customers prefer the benefits of the 240V spa, which include quicker heating time and better temperature maintenance during cold weather use. This is because the heater output is four times as great in a 240V spa versus a 120V spa. If you choose to connect your spa to 120V service, you must be certain that it is a dedicated circuit, not shared by any other appliance, and has amperage rating appropriate for the spa you select.

A spa can be installed indoors or outdoors, although over 90%, including those in cold weather climates, are installed outdoors. The two main considerations for installing a spa indoors are: will it fit through the door, and is the structural strength of the flooring adequate. A typical 3-person spa weighs approximately 2,500 lbs/1,150 kg when filled.

Here are a few simple rules to keep in mind: A product warranty is a performance and reliability agreement between you and the manufacturer. Avoid spa dealers who add prorated and deductible provisions. Make sure you read the manufacturer’s warranty before buying, and compare coverage with other spas you are considering.

You need to have a proper foundation and meet any electrical requirements. Your Sundance® authorized dealer will walk you through the process and connect you with an expert to install your spa. See what to expect in the video below.

Here are a few things you can do to ensure installation and setup goes smoothly:

  • Check your HOA, city, and county rules and obtain any permits necessary.
  • Decide on a foundation that supports your spa, ensures proper drainage, and looks good.
  • Choose the perfect location, and remember to leave room for maintenance and entertaining.

Quality spas are available in a wide range of prices. Just like cars, spa prices reflect features, materials and workmanship. Of course, we hope that as you are shopping you will consider a Sundance spa. No matter which brand of spa you finally choose, we want you to be an informed consumer and find the right spa for your needs.

You may consider “wet testing” a spa before purchasing. This means getting into a spa with water in it. Many reputable spa dealers maintain filled demonstration models just for this purpose. Here is what you should look for: Verify that the seats provide comfortable support. You do not want to have to scoot down in the spa like you do in a bathtub. When sitting in any seat, the water should reach shoulder level. If it does not, you will not get full hydrotherapeutic value. Stay in the spa with the jets on for at least 15 minutes. At the end of that time you will know whether the seating and jet arrangements are comfortable.

You’ll probably spend more on your daily cup of coffee. Spa costs can differ based on climate, model, and usage, but typical monthly electrical costs are in the $10 to $20 range. Plus, when you buy a spa that uses quality materials and the latest technology, you’ll save on maintenance, energy costs, and the expense of replacing costly salt water hot tub systems in the long run.

The prices shown on this website reflect MSRP, but your local dealer offers different pricing, packages, and promotions based on bulk buys and often pass the savings on to you. Visit your Sundance® dealer for the most current deals.

Industry research shows that more than 76% of owners use their hot tub at least two times per week. Another survey found 98% of Jacuzzi® Brand hot tub owners would recommend purchasing one to their friends and family. Current owners will certainly tell you it’s worth it!

“This was a great buy, my whole family is enjoying it. Soon it will be filled with many friends and neighbors.”

–Dale, Hudsonville, MI

Didn't Find the Perfect Sundance® Spa?

Not finding exactly what you're looking for? Let our team help you find the perfect Sundance® spa for you. Our knowledgeable experts at Great Bay Spa & Sauna are here to answer any questions and provide the information you need to make the best choice for you. Take advantage of the opportunity to speak with a real person and get a personalized recommendation tailored to your needs or visit our showroom and experience the spas firsthand with a wet test!

Don't settle for just any spa, find your perfect match with the help of Great Bay Spa & Sauna. Contact us or visit us today.

Recommended Hot Tub Accessories

Take your hot tub experience to the next level with our selection of hot tub accessories. From essential items to fun additions, we've got you covered. Conveniently shop online and have your items delivered right to your door, or stop by our showroom to see the full selection. Elevate your hot tub experience today with our recommended hot tub accessories.

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