Are Sunrise Hot Tubs Good? Complete Sunrise Hot Tub Review

Sunrise Spas aren’t the best-known brand of hot tub out there. But being lesser-known isn’t always a bad thing. So are Sunrise hot tubs good?

I did some research, and here’s what I learned:

Sunrise Spas make excellent hot tubs. Overall they have excellent reviews and a near-spotless reputation with the Better Business Bureau. They offer both low-priced plug and play models as well as high-end luxury hot tubs with outstanding features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and illuminating glo-jets.

Reputation is important, so you might wonder how well they are rated.

Keep reading to find out more about the hot tubs Sunrise Spas compare, what the top complaints are, and where they are made.

I’ll also cover their insulation methods too which can have a huge impact on your electric bill.

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How well are Sunrise Spas rated?

Sunrise Spas has a 4.5 rating on Google, 4.9 on Basements and Backyards, and a 59% on Home Stars. They have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau with only 1 complaint in the past 3 years. 

A few of the critical reviews were complaints about manufacturing defects in the tub, such as leaking upon arrival. 

However, many of the reviewers said that the staff was very friendly, and one even had their hot tub for over 25 years with no issue. The average rating was 6.2/10.

(source 1 & 2 & 3)

Ultimately though, ratings are only part of the story.

To really gauge how good a hot tub is, you have to consider insulation, warranty, and price. After all, a mediocre hot tub might be worth $4,000 but not $12,000.

But those things are just a few of the questions you need to ask before buying your first hot tub.

Luckily, in a recent article, I cover all 23 things you need to know. I’ll cover how to get the best prices, where to put it, and how to get power to it.

That’s not all, so click that link to find out more, right here on my site! 

How many different hot tubs does Sunrise Spas have?

Sunrise Spas have 20 different hot tub models. Their Ultimate Collection has one model with multiple styles, but their Paragon Collection is only available in Europe.

The base price is $4000 for their 2-seaters, and goes up, depending on the model and features. Pricing will always depend on an independent dealer or distributor. Each distributor will price the models depending on their overhead costs and price margins.

But expect to pay between $7,000-$10,000 for most of the models in their Classic Collection, and between $10,000 and $15,000 for the Ultimate Collection.

Additional features and accessories will also affect the final cost. These can include a UV sanitizer system, wifi access to your tub, and a 24/7 filter pump.

Here’s a chart of Sunrise Spas’ current hot tubs available in the US with sizes and number of jets.

Classic Collection Size Number of jets Heater Power Pump(s) Seats
670 S-Series (plug and play) 60” x 80” x 29” 61 Two-Tone Hydrotherapy Jets 1 kW Heater One 1.5HPR Dual Speed Jet Pump 2 people
770 S-Series (plug and play) 78” x 78” x 36” 61 Two-Tone Hydrotherapy Jets 1 kW Heater One 1.5HPR Dual Speed Jet Pump 5 people
780 S-Series (plug and play) 78” x 78” x 36” 61 Two-Tone Hydrotherapy Jets 1 kW Heater One 1.5HPR Dual Speed Jet Pump 6 people
670 S-Series 60” x 80” x 29” 18 Two-Tone Hydrotherapy Jets 4 kW Heating System One 4.5 HPR Dual Speed 2 people
770 S-Series 78” x 78” x 36” 26 Two-Tone Hydrotherapy Jets 4 kW Heating System One 4.5 HPR Dual Speed 5 people
780 S-Series 78” x 78” x 36” 26 Two-Tone Hydrotherapy Jets 4 kW Heating System One 4.5 HPR Dual Speed 6 people
870 S-Series 84” x 84” x 36” 50 Two-Tone Hydrotherapy Jets 4 kW Heating System Two 5.0SPL Dual Speed 6 people
970 S-Series 90” x 94” x 36” 52 Two-Tone Hydrotherapy Jets 4 kW Heating System Two 5.0SPL Dual Speed 6 people
980 S-Series 90” x 94” x 36” 61 Two-Tone Hydrotherapy Jets 4 kW Heating System Two 5.0SPL Dual Speed 6 people
870 SX Series  84” x 84” x 36” 50 Two-Tone Hydrotherapy Jets 4 kW Heating System Two 5.0SPL Dual Speed Jet Pumps 6 people
880 SX Series  84” x 84” x 36” 50 Two-Tone Hydrotherapy Jets 4 kW Heating System Two 5.0SPL Dual Speed Jet Pumps 6 people
970 SX Series  84” x 84” x 36” 52 Two-Tone Hydrotherapy Jets 4 kW Heating System Two 5.0SPL Dual Speed Jet Pumps 6 people
980 SX Series  90” x 94” x 36” 61 Two-Tone Hydrotherapy Jets 4 kW Heating System Two 5.0SPL Dual Speed Jet Pumps 6 people
Ultimate Collection 92″ x 92″ x 39″ 72 Two-tone stainless steel jets 4 kW Heating System Two 5.0SPL Dual Speed Jet Pumps 5 People

The Ultimate Collection also features a number of customizable options which is why there is technically only 1 model.

Here’s what makes it better than their other models:

  • Lighted tranquility fountain with a zen-inspired cascading waterfall
  • LED deck control lighting with coordinated exterior corner lights providing safety and ambiance
  • 23 LED Glo-Jets for underwater illumination
  • 8 Speaker Aqua-Coustic Audio System
  • Control My Spa Wi-Fi
  • Quad filter auto clean water management system
  • AquaNova Ozone/UV Sanitation System
  • Molded radiant barrier insulation

Customizable options include:

  • Acrylic shell color
  • Cladding (siding) color

The other models give you choices on these also, but the colors available on the Ultimate Collection are more unique and not generally available on the Classic Collection.

Who owns Sunrise Spas & where are they made?

Jacuzzi Brands acquired Sunrise Spas after purchasing its parent company Leisure Manufacturing Inc in January of 2020. Leisure Manufacturing Inc. was also the parent company of Dream Maker, which Jacuzzi Brands now owns as well.

All Sunrise Spas hot tubs are made in Grimsby, Ontario in Canada.

They are built to withstand the harshest winters and hottest summers. Their poly-steel cabinetry and capped bottom liner are what protects them from the elements.

Each hot tub has a galvanized steel frame, indestructible molded polymer base, and cabinet. These materials are all high end so you can expect your hot tub to have a long lifespan if cared for.

Other brands that Jacuzzi owns include:

  • Sundance Spas
  • ThermoSpas
  • Dimension One Spas
  • Hydropool
  • Bathwraps

How do you drain a Sunrise hot tub?

Each Sunrise hot tub comes with an inlet that allows you to connect a garden hose to the tub. Turn off the power to your hot tub and attach a garden hose to the tub’s drain connection and direct the other end to your chosen location to drain.

While the hot tub drains, some of the water will still be in the seats’ curves, so you’ll need to move it to the bottom of the tub. You can use a small bucket and then a sponge to do this. 

You’ll want to clean and sanitize the interior of your hot tub before refilling. Once this is done, just remove the attached hose and close the drain.

Draining a hot tub of 200 gallons of water can take hours with a garden hose.

If you want your hot tub drained in record time, then a submersible pump is your best option. CLICK HERE to see my favorite submersible pump on Amazon.  It is portable, has a 400-watt motor, and drains my hot tub (600 gallons) in just 15 minutes!

Before you drain your hot tub, you might have wondered where the best place is to do so.

I know your first thought is your lawn. The truth is, you can’t drain over a hundred gallons of dirty water just anywhere, especially not on your property.

Here’s my recent article on why you shouldn’t drain your hot tub on your lawn. But wait, there’s more! I’ll also cover the hassle-free way to drain your hot tub without harming trees and plants.

Just click that link to read it on my site.

How well are Sunrise Spas insulated?

Every Sunrise Spa utilizes its proprietary Green Guard Rockwool Insulation, which traps and recirculates the hot tub’s heat that gets generated under the shell. This not only lowers the demand on the heater but reduces energy costs as well. 

Sunrise Spas also feature an insulated bottom tray which works in conjunction with the Rockwool insulation to better insulate the hot tub.

Your hot tub runs on heat, and it costs electricity to produce heat. But does it cost more energy if you leave your hot tub on all the time?

The answer, which I cover in this recent article, might surprise you! In fact, done wrong, it can actually triple your electric bill!

Just click that link to read it on my site.

Did I cover all you wanted to know about Sunrise Spas and whether they are any good?

Choosing a hot tub brand can be a hard decision. That’s why I did the research for you. In this article, I covered Sunrise Spas’ rating to help you decide if you should purchase your hot tub there.

I also covered their models with sizes, base price, and the number of jets for each model. 

You learned where Sunrise hot tubs are made and the material they are made of. I also covered how to drain a Sunrise hot tub and discussed their insulation method.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, hot tub lover, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market.

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