Sundance Altamar Hot Tub

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  • A work of art and a great massage too

    Jul 21, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Energy efficiency, intelligent control system, great hydrotherapy
    Cons: Sculptured interior makes it hard to cut the water blanket, no drink holder.

    Summary: This review is in reference to a 2003 model year Sundance Altamar spa purchased new in November, 2003. This is our second Sundance spa. The first one was a 1995 Calypso II, and if I had to guess, I’d say this is the follow-on to that model, which is ... read more

  • costco hot tubs

    Sep 5, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: It was cheap. It can be returned to Costco and WILL.
    Cons:

    Panels fell apart. Service is difficult. Empty promises. No return phone calls.


    Summary: I would never again buy a hot tub from Costco. I will be returning it after 1 1/2 years of nothing but problems. Side pieces are slats that fall apart if a panel is removed. Getting service has been an ordeal. It was delivered on a semi truck with 1 ... read more

  • pump and microfilter combo doesn't work

    Sep 18, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: microfilter works very well for a little while. over all quiet. strong jets
    Cons: pump can't keep up with the microfilter in normal use.

    Summary: Had it two years. The little circulating pump can't keep up with the microfilter and burns out quickly. First it gets loud, then eventually stops pumping and the coil burns out (electrical hum and the pump housing is super hot). Replaced the pump four ... read more

  • Great tub for the first two years or so but then throw it away

    Mar 20, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfortable, energy efficient for it's size
    Cons: Should be considered as a disposable item after a couple years. It doesn't hold up.

    Summary: Even though likr most people who write these reviews say, "I had to replace the main circuit board under waranty", I thought I had a pretty darn good tub for about $7000. That was until the motors began to fail, and the leaks started. The 24 hour pump, ... read more

  • We are soooo happy with Sundance!!

    Oct 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great jets, super low maintenance (Baqua spa, Ozonator)...the list goes on and on
    Cons: none really (maybe a bit more expensive)

    Summary: We did a lot of research prior to our purchase. We found the same info everywhere. Sundance is a bit more, but it's worth it. Great quality, no moving parts, better filter, wonderful looking. All have proven true!!! We have owned our Altamar about ... read more

  • The Maxxus Dream Cruiser

    Apr 26, 2006 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Design; Parts/Materials; Construction; Mechanical & Electronic Engineering/Technical Field Support; Ease of Operation-Everything is computer controlled
    Cons: I honestly haven't come up with any.

    Summary: I ordered my Maxxus during the Ventura County Fair, CA in Aug. '05. It was delivered and set up at my Ventura home where I had a concrete pad with 220V futures contracted and installed in anticipation of the hot tub, by Sundance reps in Sep. It came ... read more

  • Worth the Money--So Far

    Oct 12, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Unbelievably Comfortable
    Cons: Some Factory problems that should be fixed easily by technicians while on warranty

    Summary: I bought this spa after long studies of the best product available and after reading good and bad things about Sundance. I bought my spa about 5 years ago and am very happy as I have gotten my money out of it as far as I am concerned. I had the "flow" ... read more

  • A Quality Control Disaster

    Sep 24, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None to speak of.
    Cons: Poor quality and maintainability

    Summary: This spa has NOT lived up to expectations. After the warranty expired we noticed the spa started leaking. The spa was raised onto blocks to assess the problem. The spa is of a foam-filled construction where foam encases the shell and plumbing. The ... read more

  • Wow! Best Hydrotherapy Spa You can Find!

    Apr 20, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Best hydrotherapy spa on the market with jets for those with tender and tough skin.
    Cons: Indoor installations have to watch for condensed water from cover dripping on floor.

    Summary: ** See bottom for update as of September 29, 2004. An Idea Dawns: The first time I thought about a spa was about 5 years ago. I wanted one really bad because I worked as a medical transcriptionist at home. I worked hard but could not seem to get ... read more

  • Versatile, quality 600 Gallon Hot Tub

    Feb 19, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Versatility, quality, size
    Cons: Large size means less efficiency and more maintenance

    Summary: I recently purchased a Sundance Maxxus floor model and am very happy with the product and overall experience. The components appear to be made of superior materials and is very well designed. The kids love the extra space... they call it their ... read more

  • Nice hot tub. Crappy parts

    Feb 2, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful tub.
    Cons: Piping is no good. Plastic parts break inside causing tear down

    Summary: In 5 years of ownership the spa has been torn apart approximately 10 times. The piping all broke apart under the insulation. The jets broke apart. The ozonator has never worked which is ok because the ozonator rots out parts. The seals in the pumps go ... read more

  • Best around!

    Jan 28, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfortable and affordable.
    Cons: Distance to closest dealer.

    Summary: After having looked around at the different spas on the market for 2 months, I chose a Sundance Altamar spa. I did all of the research on-line. After I narrowed down the search to the top 3, I went to each of the dealers showrooms. Sundance was the ... read more

  • Loving the Spa !

    Dec 31, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful jets, comfortable lounger, and easy to maintain. Good dealer service.
    Cons: No bottom drain.

    Summary: The Sundance Altamar is an excellent spa. The seating is very comfortable and the layout allows you to move easily from one seat to another. The jets have plenty of power and are easily adjusted. The control is easy to use and retains its settings ... read more

  • Newly Designed 2002 Model Marin

    Sep 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Seat sizes, Strong jets, Good selection of seat types
    Cons: A little hard to adjust smallest jet force

    Summary: We purchased our Spa this Summer and have been using it almost every second day. the seats are very very well designed to fit your body. The newly designed model offers 1 and 1/2 loungers (you have to see it). The unit has a lot of jets of ... read more

  • Sundance Maxxus Hot Tub

    Apr 21, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Nicely sized for tall people like myself and husband (5'10", 6'4").
    Cons: Leaks like a sieve!

    Summary: Unfortunately, this spa (which we purchased new in 1996) started leaking within three years. While it was still under warranty, the service guys were never able to stop all the leaks. We were informed by the dealer that the 1995 Maxxus had been recalled ... read more

  • Lovin it ! Lovin it ! Lovin it !

    Mar 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfortable seats, Good jet pressure, quiet operation.
    Cons: Cabinet construction. Diverter Valve. Teething problems !

    Summary: My wife and I recently acquired a 2001 Caprio ST (230 volt) spa for general relaxation especially after workouts. We had experienced several of our friendís spas and knew exactly what we wanted in our spa. The Caprio ST is very comfortable with each seat ... read more

  • Made Especially for ME!

    Jun 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: As a woman, I found few spas that I felt were designed for me.
    Cons: I feel guilty being so good to myself.

    Summary: The concept of a spa always appealed to me as I found it helped me relax after a hard day and was especially good at helping me sleep soundly. But the cement spas were uncomfortable and other big spas were too deep for me (I'm 5'4") I knew somewhere ... read more

  • Sundance Maxxus: We love it !!

    May 25, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Large, comfortable therapy tub. We love it.offers unique features.
    Cons: difficult to enter and exit for older people

    Summary: My wife and I had originally purchased the Hot Spring Grandee. We were never quite happy with the spa's performance. The jets were weaker then we had expected and the options were few. After experiencing several service related problems we counted our ... read more

  • If you're too short to lounge ...

    May 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice size, right number of seats with no lounge seats
    Cons: small maintenance problems

    Summary: because you will sink, which I am, you don't want a whirlpool with lounge seats. That is the main reason we picked the Marin model. The reason we picked Sundance was because it was highly recommended by the person who looks after our pool. That was ... read more

  • Wish I'd seen this page first!

    Apr 13, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfortable;good jet pressure
    Cons: Lots of leaks;lack of good service

    Summary: If only I'd known this was here before we bought one! We've had our Altamar for just under 2 years and so far have had both pumps replaced due to leaks and there is still a leak somewhere. We live in a poor service area and it's been ... read more

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