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Energy Efficient Hot Tubs

We all want to do our bit to help the planet. That's why Sundance Spas continue to innovate the efficiency and effectiveness of their Hot Tubs. Sundance Spas strives to craft energy efficient spas that don't compromise on performance.

Sundance Spas is an environmentally conscious company whose Hot Tubs are built in the eco-friendliest Hot Tub manufacturing plant in the world, with a commitment to sustainability and using recycled materials when at all possible.

Each of our energy efficient hot tubs are created with insightful ways to boost energy efficiency so that they can operate at a high perfomance level even in the harshest of climates, without sending your hydro bill soaring!

In this blog, we will highlight some of the reasons Sundance Spas are the most energy efficient hot tubs available.

Rigid Bond Shell Construction

All Sundance Hot Tubs are built with our 3-layer Rigid Bond™ Shell which provides durability, longevity, and superior heat retention.

A proprietary blend of polyester resins makes Sundance Spa Hot Tub shells 8 times stronger than ordinary fiber-glass-laminated shells.

The Rigid Bond shell design provides excellent insulation, which conserves energy and reduces running costs by helping to maintain water temperatures and preventing heat loss.

Dual Foam Insulation

Sundance Spas use two types of polyurethane foam to provide full-foam insulation, completely filling the compartment between the Rigid Bond shell and the SunStrong Synthetic Skirt.

Full-foam insulation is vastly superior to the partial-foam system used in some budget Hot Tubs. Full-foam provides excellent heat retention and blocks out the cold air from outside.

This type of insulation also reduces the risk of leaking jets by securely holding the plumbing in place and absorbing any pressure and vibrations created by the pumps.

The use of both open and closed cell foam (high and low density) maximizes energy efficiency as it is able to expand and contract with fluctuating temperatures without letting heat escape from the Hot Tubs water, protecting your Sundance Hot Tub's plumbing from the elements and ensuring many years of care-free ownership!

Energy Smart Settings

All Sundance Spas hot tub models have fully adjustable heat and filter settings, so you can maximize efficiency based on your hot tub usage.

You can customize the heating schedule with "ECO", "DAY" or "AUTO" settings that determine how often the heater is engaged during the day.

Filtration settings allow you to determine how many hours of filtration occur during the day, and the time that they begin.

If you add the optional SmartTub Cellular Control System to your Sundance Hot Tub, you can monitor your hot tub's power consumption and adjust your settings from either a smartphone or tablet.

SmartTub also provides an "Out Of Town" mode to reduce power consumption if you are away for a long period of time.


Energy Efficient Pumps

Secure Harness Plumbing, quality jets, and optimum flow control are more important than horsepower when it comes to both jet performance and energy efficiency.

A lower horsepower pump in an energy efficient Hot Tub will produce just as much or more jet power as a higher horsepower pump in an inefficient Hot Tub.

Many other manufacturers use oversized, high horsepower pumps, which only serve to increase your power usage and send your Hydro bill sky rocketing!

Sundance Hot Tubs use a cost effective system, with efficient pumps that deliver the perfect hydro-massage experience for as little electrical cost as possible.

Dynamic Flow™ Circulation Pumps, standard equipment on all 780880 & 980 models, also add to Sundance's impressive range of energy efficient features.

Dynamic Flow Circulation Pumps move seven times more water per minute than typical Circulation Pumps, at virtually the same energy cost.

Titanium Coil Heater

SentrySmart Heaters, with a titanium coil element are standard on all 880 & 980 Series Hot Tubs. This patented heater heats the water directly, significantly increasing thermal efficiency and energy savings.

100% of the heat produced by the SentrySmart Heater is transferred immediately to the Hot Tubs water. The titanium coil protects the heater from corrosion or failure, and carries an unconditional 5-year warranty.


This factory installed option is ideal for cold weather climates. The insulation blanket achieves up to 25% energy usage reduction, protects from moisture and mold, and reduces operating noise. This option is available on any 780 or 880 Series hot tub.

SunStrong Fabric Covers

SunStrong Fabric Covers also contribute to energy efficiency. SunStrong Covers use ultra high density foam to provide outstanding heat retention.

Made of a durable, marine-grade material, SunStrong Covers are 25% lighter than a standard vinyl cover without sacrificing quality or performance. SunStrong Covers are available for all Sundance Hot Tubs.

CEC Compliance

All Sundance Hot Tubs meet or exceed CEC (California Energy Commission) requirements, which are the gold standard for energy efficiency in Hot Tubs.

After construction is complete, all Sundance Hot Tubs are filled and run in the Sundance Hot Tubs Energy Efficiency Chamber, which is CEC Certified and routinely calibrated and verified by an independent third party.

This chamber gives Sundance Spas the ability to alter the ambient temperature to ensure that all Sundance Hot Tubs are energy efficient in many outdoor environments. Before they are released for shipping, all Sundance Hot Tubs are run at -40 Degrees to ensure they are able to handle anything a harsh Canadian winter can throw at it. 

LED Lighting

The multi-colour LED lighting included as standard on all Sundance Spas Hot Tub models consume only 7.5% of the energy used by an equivalent incandescent lighting system.

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For more information on Energy Efficient Sundance Hot Tubs & our current promotions, feel free to visit any of our 6 locations (BurlingtonHamiltonMississaugaOakvilleSt. Catharines & Vaughan), We would love to help you find the hot tub that is just right for you!

The Sundance Spa Store is a provider of high quality Sundance Hot Tubs and Finnleo Saunas who service the GTA and Niagara Region. 

We deliver and service our products in cities such as Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, Milton, Waterdown, Carlisle, Puslinch, Cambridge, Mississauga, St. Catharines, Grimsby, Stoney Creek, Brantford, Binbrook, Caledonia, Smithville, Vineland, Pelham, Crystal Beach, Wainflleet, Port Colborne, Beamsville, Thorold, Vaughan, Brampton, North York, York, East York, Woodbridge, Etobicoke, Nobleton, Caledon, Georgetown, Toronto, Milton, Orangeville, Halton Hills, Welland, Markham, Richmond Hill, Niagara On The Lake, Fort Erie, Thornhill, Niagara Falls and more!