hot tub plans


Don’t be intimidated by the idea of creating the ultimate space for your new hot tub. Landscaping and exterior design features can inspire your backyard plans for a garden oasis, outdoor family room, or party destination. You can easily transform your deck or patio into a stylish, but functional, at-home retreat.

Our hot tubs and spas come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with customizable finishes to suit your tastes. To make the most of your outdoor space and newest addition, follow these simple guidelines:
First, make sure that the spa location you choose has adequate drainage, access to electrical sockets, and room to secure any accessories you want to attach. These are practical considerations that will make installation and maintenance easier in the long run.
Second, determine the level of backyard privacy you need and place the tub accordingly. Some spa covers can partially block sightlines when folded over, but you can also consider adding planters or other decoration to further create a private oasis.

Third, it’s important to make sure your hot tub is easily accessible by path or steps. Keep in mind the different seasons, like scorching hot summers or snowy winters, and how they may affect your setup.

Visit one of our local Sundance® Spas dealers to learn more about our best-selling collections and find accessories that you can use to create an intimate outdoor space.

5 key points in planning for your hot tub installation.

1Consider your family's needs and desires. Do you entertain? Love family barbeques? Enjoy reading or quiet meditation? The answers to these questions will help you determine the type of setting you want for your hot tub, and which Sundance model is best for you.

2Is your spa easy to get to from the house? The closer it is, the more you'll enjoy it. Consider a patio or deck just outside the home for spa installation.

3Think about privacy when deciding where to place your Sundance hot tub. Check the views into your yard. Tall shrubs or plants can form an enclosure for your hot tub installation. Sundance Spas' SunStrong panels can add privacy and enhance the cozy atmosphere inside your spa.

4Identify sun and shade spots as well as wind directions. Place your Sundance where you can use it comfortably throughout the year.

5How's the view from your Sundance? Is there attractive landscaping or a sunset view? Need to keep an eye on the children as you soak? Consider the line of sight from your spa.


When it rains, which way does the water flow? Water should flow away from your house and other structures; it should not stand or puddle near your spa.

Will you need extra grading or drains to ensure water doesn't settle where your spa is going to be installed? If you have an existing drainage system, make sure your spa's drainage is connected to your existing system.

Hot tub electrical installation

The electrical source should be nearby to provide power for the spa's pump, motor, and filter system.

Electrical power from the main panel of your house may also provide for your irrigation controller and other electrical needs, such as lighting. An electrician can install an extra outlet or hard-wire additional controllers. Be sure your electrician consults the Sundance Spas Owner's Manual for your particular model before doing electrical work.

External equipment

If you are installing a spa "shell" with separate external equipment, instead of a self-contained spa with built-in equipment, the equipment (pump, motor, filter, and heater) should be out of direct view, with adequate room for maintenance.

Delivery day is exciting

To plan for your hot tub installation, talk to your Sundance Spas dealer. Our dealers do everything they can to make your hot tub spa installation fast, easy and trouble-free.

Pre-delivery Guide


Our "Informed Buyer" FAQs anticipate many of your questions about spas. The answers will help you evaluate spa features and determine which ones provide the best value for you.


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