Planning & Design

Hot tub plans – avoid the add-on look.

Spend a bit of time thinking about where your Sundance Spa is going to be placed and what you might like to have around it. Having a hot tub plan can help you achieve a “built-in” look, and avoid the impression that the spa was an add-on.

As you shop for a new Sundance Spa, keep in mind the dimensions of the patio, deck or garden for your spa installation. Look through home and garden magazines for design ideas.

  • Access to the spa from the house is usually via an existing wood, concrete, or masonry patio. You may have secondary access to or from a lawn area that provides continuity between your house, spa, and garden.
  • Transition between spa decking and the lawn area.Strengthen the continuity between your house and garden by creating a “stepping-stone” effect.
  • Allow the ground cover (i.e. turf, low growing grasses, moss, etc.) to grow between the stepping-stones to blend the hardscape (decking) to the softscape (lawn area).
  • If your decking is masonry, match the brick, flagstone, or tile; use the same material for the stepping stones.
  • Install garden lighting along the pathway to your spa. Sundance hot tubs feature coloured LED interior lighting, including sparkling, backlit waterfalls in most models.

5 key points in planning for your hot tub installation.

  1. Consider 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 Spa model is best for you.
  2. Is 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.
  3. Think about privacy when deciding where to place your Sundance hot tub. Check the views from and into your garden. Tall shrubs or plants can form an enclosure for your hot tub installation.
  4. Identify sun and shade spots as well as wind directions. Place your Sundance Spa where you can use it comfortably throughout the year.
  5. How’s the view from your Sundance hot tub? Is there an attractive landscape or a sunset view?


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

A spa or hot tub must always be wired in by a qualified electrician, for instance one who is NICEIC registered.

The electricity supply must be permanently connected to a single phase, 240V source from an earth leakage protected consumer unit via a waterproof switch. Your local Sundance Spa dealer will be able to carry out this work or put you in touch with someone suitable.

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