What Is a Plug n’ Play Spa?
Plug n’ Play spas, also known as Plug and Play, are a great option for those looking for hydrotherapy without additional electrical requirements. So, what is a Plug n’ Play spa and what makes them different from traditional portable hot tubs? Here is all you need to know.
What Kind of Power Do You Need for a Hot Tub?
Regardless of what type of portable hot tub you choose, you’ll need a source of power to run the jets, heat the water, and more. And when it comes to powering your hot tub, you have two basic options: 120v and 240v. Most hot tubs require a 240v electrical hookup—which for most people means you have to call an electrician and have new wiring done. However, a Plug n’ play spa runs on standard 110V power, which can be plugged into most standard household power sources without the need for additional wiring.
Benefits of Plug n’ Play Spa
There are notable advantages of owning a Plug n’ Play Spa. One advantage to a 110v plug and play spa is how easy it is to get up and running; simply plug it in, fill it up, heat, and enjoy. It is also not hardwired into a permanent outside GFCI box, making it easy to move to a new location on your property should you get the urge to rearrange your backyard retreat. This is also a great feature for people who want the health and relaxation benefits of a portable spa but who rent their home and do not have the option to run new electrical wiring.
Things You Should Know
While a Plug n’ Play spa’s 110v electrical requirements can mean a lower cost of installation, it’s important to understand the difference when it comes to performance. When you choose a model equipped to plug into a regular three-pronged exterior outlet, you are opting to run a single pump at a time. This means you can heat the water – typically at a slower pace – but usually only affects the initial length of time it takes to heat the water to your ideal temperature after filling with fresh water. You also may notice a difference in pump power, although Sundance® Spas balance the ratio of jets to pumps so you can still enjoy the best massage experience.
Regardless of which electrical option you choose, you still benefit from patented Fluidix® Jets in most Series, seats that cradle the body in comfort and water management systems that make spa ownership a breeze. Still have questions about Plug n’ Play spas and how to choose the best hot tub for you? You can check out our buying guide or, visit your local Sundance® Spa dealer , to find out if a Plug and Play hot tub is right for you.