Sundance Hartford vs. Jacuzzi J345 vs. Hydropool 7000
Buying our first spa and need some unbiased feedback. Have narrowed down our list of Spas to consider to the following:
* Sundance Hartford w/ optional circ. pump. & ozone
* Jacuzzi J-280 w/ optional circ. pump. & ozone
* Jacuzzi J-345
* Hydropool 7000
The Jacuzzi dealer said the Jacuzzi 300 series would be better compared to the Sundance 800 series and that the J345 would have far superior jets, abs solid bed pan, dual filters, energy plus package, superior lighting and hydrotherapy. Jacuzzi dealer also said the J-280 would be a little more comparable to the Hartford, however the J-280 is larger, deeper, more jets than the Hartford. When I asked about year-round use and insulation, Jacuzzi dealer also said the Sundance Hartford had a simple sprayed foam insulation (not at all 100%) and both the J280 and the Hartford would average $30 a month to run (12 month MI weather) - less in the spring, summer and fall but a little more in the winter. Further I was told the J345 has a much more engineered insulation package and would average around $18 a month.
Quotes received included delivery, start-up chemicals, covers & lifter. All-in, the J-280 is coming in at $6,495 and the J-345 at $6,595 (plus tax). Still awaiting quotes for the Hydropool and Sundance, but would really appreciate any input on the quality, reliability and insulation/energy-efficiency for year-round operation in a snow state.