With more and more hot tub companies entering the market, choosing between models and brands is more difficult than ever. The amount of factors you will have to consider when picking out a new hot tub is quite large: price, size, availability of parts, warranty, dealer proximity, design, jet technology, and more should all be considered in your decision.
Lucky for you, we used our expansive knowledge of the hot tub industry to break down the top 3 hot tub brands you should be focussing on.
Hot Spring Spas tops our list for a multitude of reasons. Besides from being the World’s #1 selling Hot Tub brand, the features, design, and longevity of these hot tubs are unmatched. Hot Spring recently collaborated with DesignWorks, a BMW company the specializes in blending modern design with ergonomic comfort, and it shows in the design of their newer spas.
Hot Spring Spas are well known for their long lifespan, and their nationwide dealer network in always stocked with parts for their new and old models. This provides a level of customer service and reliability that is unmatched in the industry.
Another unique feature of Hot Spring Spas is their innovative Saltwater system. Its patented design keeps spa water clean and clear by generating chlorine from a small amount of salt in your spa’s water. This unique system reduces the usual chemical smell, and skin irritation that traditional water care systems can cause. This system also requires very little maintenance when compared to other water care options.
The last feature we love about Hot Spring Spas is their jet technology paired with their easy to use control panels. In their Flagship Highlife Collection, you get a detachable touchscreen display that you can use to customize your aqua massage experience. Hot Spring Spas features some of the most unique jet technology, such as their unique motorized jets that sweep up and down your back.
Hot Spring Spas have three lines of hot tubs ranging from entry-level to ultra-luxurious. If you are looking for a reliable, long lasting hot tub that will provide the best technology in the hot tub industry, then Hot Spring Spas is the brand to go with.
Hot Spring’s flagship collection.
High tech jets and stylish lighting.
Affordability meets quality.
Caldera Spas is another popular choice and shares many of the same qualities as Hot Spring Spas. Both brands have a nationwide dealer network, similar warranties, advanced heating and filtration technology, and are the only two brands with the innovative Saltwater system available. The two brands are quite evenly matched, and which brand you go with may easily depend on your personal preference, which brand has a closer dealer, and the prices of the individual models. Regardless, when you start researching which brand to go with, or head to a dealer to check out different brands, you are sure to come across Hot Spring or Caldera Spas.
Caldera features three lines of hot tubs that rise in price and features, and their jet technology is quite advanced. We believe that their Utopia Series line pictured below, feature some of the best designed hot tubs on the market.
Sundance Spas is the #1 producer of acrylic spas in the world, and has been in business since 1979. Sundance also has a nationwide dealer network ready to service old and new models. We love their trademark wooden deck that you can find on their flagship models, and their hot tubs are riddled with jets. Sundance is a staple of the hot tub industry and you can’t go wrong with this brand. Sundance also has a trademark UV water care system that works to reduce chemical smells and skin irritation similar to Hot Spring and Caldera Spas Saltwater System.
Although Sundance produces reliable hot tubs with plenty of jets, and a nationwide dealer network to back them up, we feel that they fall a bit short with their design, jet technology, control panel, and overall build quality when compared to Hot Spring or Caldera. The tech you find in Sundance Spas can look a little outdated, and the user interface of the control panel is not as seamless as our other top picks. But with that said, if you find one for the right price, Sundance spas can be more than worth it.