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Hot Tub Should be Drained & Refilled 3x a Year

Hello Hot Tub Owners,
Although the weather has not been great throughout the midwest, Springtime is here. If you have not done a drain and refill on your hot tub yet, soon would be a good time.
Remember, a spa should be drained and filled three times a year.
Optimal timing for all three would be: early spring, middle of the summer, and late fall. That way the weather should be temperate during this minor maintenance.
When you do a fresh fill, you can add the 'Metal Control' while the spa is filling. Once filled, adjust your PH accordingly, then add Sani Chlor (chlorine), and Spa Shock. Please always allow time in between adding chemicals. This lets the chemicals dissolve and dissipate properly, for maximum effectiveness and safety.
It's also a good idea to leave the spa open when you add chlorine or shock. This allows any vapors to escape, and due to the oxidizing shock, keeps your tub fresh and smelling great!
Please feel free to bring in a water sample to any of our stores. We will be happy to test your water for free. We can then also answer any questions you may have .

Happy Tubbing!

Sundance - The Innovator

Milestones, Honors, and Industry First


  • Introduction of CLEARRAY™ Water Purification System
  • Exclusive hybrid Focus-Relief™ Jet
  • Exclusive SunSmart™ iPhone® App
  • Exclusive status indicator light


  • Introduction of Select™ Series


  • JBL stereo System Designed Exclusively for Sundance Spas


  • Synthetic Base – Impervious to moisture
  • TerraStone™ Cabinet – The look of real stacked stone


  • Docking Station Made for iPod and Auxiliary MP3 Jack Standard with SunSound Stereo option*
  • SunSpa Check™ Status Display – Check water temperature from inside your home (optional)
  • External LED Accent Lights – Fit on the spa cabinet corners (optional)
  • MicroClean Plus™ water filtration*
  • Fluidix Nex™ Jet


  • Earned Good Housekeeping Seal
  • Consumers Digest “Best Buy” Sundance Cameo™
  • SMT Fluidix™ – Introduces Fluidix jets to the 780 Series
  • Fluidix Reflex™ Jet - Next-generation design in the patented Fluidix jet series


  • Dynamic Flow™ Circulation Pump – Moves seven times more water per minute than typical systems, at virtually the same energy cost
  • MicroClean™ II water filtration*
  • AquaTerrace™ Waterfall


  • SunSound™ SNC Stereo and Remote – Exclusive Spa Noise Compensation (SNC) feature automatically adjusts stereo volume based on spa pump settings*
  • Vortex™ Jet – Latest innovation in jet technology, developed and designed by Sundance, utilizes no moving parts*


  • Fluidix Intelli-Jet Exclusive, patented jet adjusts to provide steady or pulsating stream using bearingless technology*
  • Water Quality Award – Sundance was the first and only spa manufacturer to receive an award from the Water Quality Association for spa water filtration*
  • Consumers Digest “Best Buy” Sundance Solo™


  • SunZone™ mixing chamber
  • SunStrong™ synthetic cabinetry
  • MicroClean™ water filtration*


  • Accu-Ssage™ Therapy Seat with patented Fluidix ST™ jets*
  • Two-part, color-coordinated ComforTone™ headrests*


  • Sentry Smart™ Heater with titanium coil*
  • SunZone™ CD ozone system


  • Introduction of exercise spa and SunSport™ aquatic exercise system


  • Consumers Digest “Best Buy” Sundance Optima™


  • Distribution in over 60 countries


  • Exclusive Intelli-Jet™ variable/adjustable hydro jet*


  • Exclusive PermaClear™ water cleansing system*


  • Electronic, topside pH and ORP monitoring system*


  • Consumers Digest “Best Buy” Sundance Cameo™
  • Built-in SunScents™ aromatherapy dispensing system*
  • Four-jet vertical jet system*


  • Accu-Ssage™ Therapy Seat in all models


  • Use of Direct Pressure™ System technology*


  • Rigid Bond™ shell construction*
  • U.L.-listed ozone system for underskirt installation*


  • Built-in assist bars*


  • Wide-mouth Slipstream™ skimmer with 20″ floating weir gate*
  • Replacement of air channel system with SilentAir™ Injection System*
  • Built-in Brominator™*
  • Recessed, molded pillows*


  • Whirlpool therapy jet*


  • Application of electronic technology to spa control systems*


  • First to incorporate recessed jets*


  • Sundance Spas opens manufacturing facility in Costa Mesa, CA

Jacuzzi - The Original

Innovation Has Always Been at Our Core

Jacuzzi believes baths and spas are about more than just hot water, so we provide high-performance products that celebrate water’s ability to refresh and rejuvenate in inspiring ways. Our product innovations are sparked by consumer insights and needs and we constantly strive to deliver experiences that enable you to transition to a better state of mind and body.

The History of Jacuzzi

Some names are so legendary that they seem to be a part of our lives. Jacuzzi, the most widely recognized name in whirlpool and hot tub hydrotherapy, is first and foremost an illustrious family name. The Jacuzzi brothers started a tradition of innovation in the field of aviation and agriculture, and actually gave rise to a new industry with their home hydrotherapy products. At Jacuzzi you will feel at home from the moment you step into a showroom, and for years to come as you enjoy your hot tub.

The 1900s

Seven brothers – pioneers in design and engineering

Inventive, hard-working, and family-oriented, the Jacuzzi family came to the United States in the early 1900s from Europe. Making their mark in aviation with the construction of the first enclosed-cabin monoplane, they later turned their attention to water systems and pumps in California’s orange groves. In 1925, the brothers revolutionized the agricultural industry by creating the first submersible pump.

The 1950s

Hydraulic lead to hydrotherapy

When a young Jacuzzi family member was stricken with rheumatoid arthritis, the brothers, already experts in hydraulics, designed an aerating pump that could be submerged in a bathtub to provide pain-relieving hydrotherapy treatments. The J-300, a portable pump, became a celebrated invention of the era. With the power to transform any normal bath into a relaxing and rejuvenation hydro therapeutic spa, the J-300 hot tub started a niche market. In doing so, it started Jacuzzi on the road to becoming a household name.

The 1960s

Innovative jets start an industry

In 1968, third-generation family member Roy Jacuzzi took the portable hydrotherapy pump to the next level. Having worked in the family business since he was a teenager, Roy Jacuzzi created and marketed the world’s first integrated whirlpool bath, the “Roman.” The key to the Roman was the incorporation of innovative therapy jets into the sides of the tub. His patented jets produced a unique 50/50 air-to-water ratio. Jacuzzi uses this same air-to-water ratio today to provide a spa experience you won’t find anywhere else. With the support of family members, Roy was instrumental in creating a whole new industry. The brand Jacuzzi became forever imprinted in our minds.

The 1970s

The first hot tubs built for families

In 1970, Jacuzzi invented larger hot tubs to accommodate groups of people. Incorporating heating and filtration systems to keep the water warm and clean, these self-contained family-size “spas” were unique. For the first time in modern history, anyone could indulge in a relaxing and invigorating spa treatment with friends and family in their own homes.

The 1980s

Hot tubs to fit the active lifestyle

During the 1980s Jacuzzi focused on enhancing the home spa experience, introducing models that worked as hot tubs, whirlpool baths, or both. The models incorporated soothing waterfalls and could be installed indoors or out, turning the backyard into a favorite place to relax and entertain family and friends

The 1990s

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs become part of the family backyard

In the early 90s Roy Jacuzzi was inducted into the National Kitchen & Bath Hall of Fame, recognized for his many contributions in the innovation of hydrotherapy for home use. Jacuzzi was the first company to promote the concept that a backyard hot tub could be as “entertaining” as a barbeque grill or lap pool. The Jacuzzi design and engineering teams responded to modern consumer trends by offering more energy-saving hot tubs, in more colors, and with more optional features than ever before.

The 2000s

Award-winning Jacuzzi Hot Tubs sold worldwide

The Jacuzzi brand of hot tubs is manufactured by Jacuzzi Hot Tubs, the world’s largest manufacturer of acrylic spas. In addition to the first whirlpool bath patent, Jacuzzi Inc. has over 250 worldwide patents for advancements in pump systems, jet technology, air controls and product design. The ongoing commitment to innovative product development ensures Jacuzzi’s leadership position in the industry, and sets the standard for quality and value the world over.

The Four Components Of A Viking Spa

Although not all spas are created equally, it is a fact that all portable spas have four primary components: the shell, the plumbing, the cabinet & the power system. Viking believes that the greatness of the individual parts is what make the greatness of the whole spa. That is why they focus on using only the best components, made exclusively in the USA to know that their spa will provide the therapy and dependability that customers demand.

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The Shell:
Made of a virtually indestructible thermoplastic, Vikings High Density Polyethylene is impervious to delamination seen when acrylic is either backed by fiberglass or a differing material rigidizer like ABS. Blistering or cracking are also not evident in our product. Their revolutionary HDPE shell is to the spa industry what the invention of plastic bottles were to the soda industry. Or for that matter what fiberglass was to the auto industry to prevent rusting in automobiles. Products made with HDPE range from containers to children's toys. HDPE is in virtually every industry because of its durability and value. Therefore, Viking is pleased to be the leading producer of HDPE spas to the spa industry.

The Plumbing:
Viking is proud of its relationship with WaterwayTM. Where many spa manufacturers now use jets manufactured in China that have "similar" design characteristics to WaterwayTM, the simple fact remains that the dependability and quality of WaterwayTM is phenomenal. Working with this leader in the spa industry, Viking has balanced it's plumbing system to provide unrivaled power behind every jet.

The Cabinet:
Vikings investment into molds and tooling to produce our cabinet panels have given them an edge. No longer reliant on glue and staples to hold together panel boards, their one piece injection molded panel provides years of carefree maintenance.

The Power System:
Once again, Viking has turned to the best power pack provider in the industry, BalboaTM to supply all our power systems. Matched with WaterwayTM Executive Series Pumps, their power system is backed by two of the oldest suppliers in the industry.

Hot Tub Covers: Put a Lid On Your Precious Investment

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Alternative Hot Tub Therapy

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Choosing The Right Hot Tub Jet Combination

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Hot Tube Maintenance

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Good Night's Sleep From A Sundance Spa

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Benefits Of Owning a J-300 Hot Tub by Jacuzzi

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Hot Tub Stress Release

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Rethinking Hot Tub Design with the J-400 by Jacuzzi

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