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May 03, 2022 5 min read

The History of Sundance Spas

The Clark family founded Sundance Spas in 1979. Starting off manufacturing accessories for the motor industry in their garage in California, eventually, they decided that they wanted to develop a high-quality hot tub or spa that gave an exceptional performance.

Soon after, Sundance Spas were born!

The 1980’s really launched Sundance Spas, with the development of the SlipStream Skimmer with 20" floating weir gate which has an upgraded filtration system but is still used today.

In 1988 the patented Rigid-Bond Shell Construction was developed; this is the strongest hot tub shell material available as is warrantied for up to ten years against water loss!

Throughout the decades more and more innovations were added to the impressive range of Sundance Spa hot tubs and more models and styles were added, in the 90’s more than 750 retailers had Sundance Spas in their showrooms.

Fast forward to 2022 and Sundance Spas is one of the best-selling brands of hot tubs in the world, due to the continuous upgrades and the quality of workmanship, making Sundance Spas the perfect addition to your garden!

The Series of Sundance

Sundance Spas come in four different series:- Below are a few of the Sundance Spa hot tubs:

  • 680
    • Edison
    • Peyton
    • McKinley
  • 780
    • Chelsee
  • 880
    • Aspen
    • Optima
  • 980
    • Kingston
    • Lisbon

The Series’ have different features on them.

The 680 Series has standard jets with adjustable massage options, a traditional filtration system, ClearRay UV-C technology and a simplified control panel.

The 780 series has slightly more specialist features, comprising the Patented Fluidix jets with up to 6 different jet varieties, an acupressure therapy seat and an SMT therapy seat.

The 880 and 980 Series have even more features, they still have the massage jets and therapy seats but they are slightly upgraded versions to the 680 and 780 Series.

They all come with LED Lighting and some have water features.

Sundance Spas Fluidix™ Jets

The Sundance Spas range of hot tubs is fantastic for hydrotherapy due to the Fluidix jets.

Fluidix™ jet technology is a patented jet design exclusive to Sundance Spas, the jets allow you to adjust the flow of the water depending on the level of massage you require

Fluidix® jets don’t have any bearings that can block up or parts that will suffer wear and tear, mixing water and air to formulate highly refined massage sensations. Each jet is positioned to reach pressure points used in reflexology and acupressure

With exclusive jets positioned inside the hot tub, you will experience a variety of full-body massages. Deep Tissue Massage is a strong massage that kneads large muscles. Muscle Release, which is a circular motion style of massage. The pressure point jets provide a Shiatsu-style finger pressure point massage to release strain and discomfort of muscles.

Getting the best from your Sundance spas hot tub.

To ensure that you get the absolute best from your Sundance Spas hot tub you must make sure that you look after it correctly.

This means keeping an eye on any significant changes in the quality of the water, like cloudiness or smell.

Cloudiness in the water could be something as simple as a dirty filter, simply remove the filter and clean it using a specialist filter cleaner, then return the filter to the tub. If you have had the same filter for a while it may be time to replace it altogether.

If your hot tub water is looking like its got foam on the surface, this could be because of not showering before using the tub and a build-up of moisturisers or lotions causing foam, also make sure your swimming costume/shorts etc have no excess washing powder or fabric softener in them, Give them a rinse and spin cycle in the washing machine using no detergent to ensure that when the jets are turned on, no excess powder causes the water to bubble up and cause foam. A clarifier or de-foamer can be used to get rid of any foam, alternatively, you can drain and clean the hot tub.   

Strange odours coming from the water can indicate bacteria. In this instance the water should be tested using testing strips, this will indicate if the water needs more chlorine or bromine. If there is no odour this means your hot tub water is clean and free from bacteria.

To ensure the longevity and efficient running of your Sundance Spa hot tub, we would recommend an annual service, whereby a trained hot tub engineer would come out and perform a complete health check on your hot tub, checking all the workings and ensuring that there are no leaks. They will also provide a full clean and re-boot of your tub, making sure that your hot tub will run effectively for years to come.

Keeping your energy costs low when using your Sundance Spas hot tub.

A popular question people have when purchasing a hot tub is “how much will it cost me to run”.

There are many answers to this question, but there are things that you can do to keep your costs as low as possible.

Choosing a hot tub with top of the range insulation is key to preserving energy costs.

Sundance Hot Tubs come as standard with an Exclusive 3-layer Rigid Bond™ construction, this means that durability, high performance, and superior heat retention capabilities apply to all Sundance Hot Tubs.

Sundance Spas hot tubs are insulated with two types of polyurethane foam to provide full-foam insulation, Full foam insulation is the best way to insulate a hot tub as it prevents cold air from outside getting into the tub and retains the heat.

Always make sure that your hot tub has a lid that fits perfectly. Sundance Spas hot tubs all come with heat-retaining lids with an airtight seal around the edge to ensure that no heat escapes when the cover is on, and the tub is not in use.

Reducing the temperature of your hot tub is a good way to save energy and keep your bills low. Even just reducing it by a couple of degrees will make a difference. For instance, you probably wouldn’t have the hot tub as warm in the summer months as you would in the winter, try reducing it further if you go on holiday or if you are not planning to use it for a period of time to ensure that is it not using excess energy. 

Great for socialising with friends and family

Not only are the Sundance Spas hot tubs fantastic for relaxation and massage, but they are also great for socialising with family and friends. The majority of the hot tubs are 6-7-seater tubs with the exception of the Aspen and the Kingston which are 8-seater tubs.

The Aspen and Kingston have wide seating and also a lounging deck. The lounging deck is ideal for people who don’t want to experience the massage jets but wish to socialise in the hot tub. There is also a SunCooler storage unit built into the hot tub to store cold drinks, making this the perfect party tub.

Whatever the reason for choosing a Sundance Spas hot tub, you will not be disappointed!