A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Spa for You

Are you in the market for a new hot tub? With so many options available, finding the ideal hot tub can feel daunting. Whether you’re seeking a spa for personal relaxation or one for socializing, making the right choice is crucial. 

In this blog post, we’ll explain some of the essential factors you should consider as you shop for hot tubs so you can decide on one that aligns with your lifestyle and budget.


The size of your hot tub is important. Consider how many people will be using the hot tub and what its main purpose will be. Some people want a hot tub to socialize with friends and family while others want a hot tub to be a place where they can escape and unwind. Large hot tubs typically have anywhere between eight and 10 seats. They’re ideal for large families or for people who often host parties. Mid-sized hot tubs are popular and can seat around five to 7 people. Smaller hot tubs have around two to four seats and are ideal for singles, couples or small families.

women seating in a hot tub


What type of seats do you want in your hot tub? Everyone has different tastes and comfort preferences. Open-seating hot tubs allow you to sit upright while lounge seats have you lying down. We carry various hot tubs to accommodate families of all types. You can even come in for a wet test to try out hot tubs for yourself and see exactly what type of seating you prefer.

Electrical Hook-Up

If you plan to relocate your hot tub in the future, you may want to opt for a 120V Plug-and-Play hot tub. These hot tubs are designed to fit into standard 120-volt outlets and often come with the option to convert to higher voltage for hardwiring if needed in the future. 

On the other hand, 240V hot tubs offer faster heating and superior heat retention compared to Plug-and-Play hot tubs. They must also be hard-wired by a qualified electrician to ensure safety and proper installation.


Acrylic is the most common hot tub shell material, but some hot tub shells are also made out of toto-cast polymer, wood, or vinyl. The quality of the materials used on your hot tub will directly impact its lifespan. Higher-quality materials, like those used in Sundance® Spas will also be resistant to UV rays, scratches, stains, and more.

woman seating in a hot tub


When it comes to hot tubs, you’ll want to go with a reputable brand. Sundance® Spas has been in business for over 40 years and are known for their quality and dependability. They also back up their hot tubs with warranties and support. 

Additional Features

Want to maximize your hot tub experience? Some additional features you may want to consider are BlueWave® Stereo which lets you stream music from your smartphone, LED lights for ambiance and chromotherapy benefits, and the SmartTub® app which lets you control and monitor your hot tub from your smart device.

hot tub control feature

Sundance® Spas at Performance Pool and Spa

We hope these tips help in your hot tub buying journey. If you have any questions or want to try a hot tub out for yourself, don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember, your hot tub is not just an investment in relaxation but also in your well-being. Take your time, explore your options, and select the hot tub that will transform your outdoor space into the oasis you’ve always dreamed of!