Caldera Spas

Comparisons & Facts

Everything you need to know to sell against Caldera Spas is right here.

Top Claims

1) EnergyPro® Circ Pump

  • When the pump is always running, there is added wear on all the parts, so there is added replacement costs over time.
  • It takes nearly 6 times longer to clean the water than a high-volume pump.

2) Salt cleans water with as little work as possible

  • With a chemical reaction constantly happening in your spa, there is less control of the amount of chlorine generated.
  • In order for the FreshWater® Salt System to work, the user needs to manually perform a variety of tasks.
  • The 20+ pages between the start-up guide and owner’s manual provides instructions.
  • If not maintained properly as detailed in the 20+ page start-up guide and owner’s manual, the cartridge wears out faster and needs to be replaced sooner at the added expense of the user.
  • Calcium is known to cause build up on the cell causing it to fail sooner at the added cost of the consumer.
  • Salt is a known corrosive, so it corrodes equipment and surfaces.
  • Splashes and/or overflow from the spa can damage decks and other surrounding surfaces, so you are always needing to clean up after each use.
  • It continues adding expense to the spa, both upfront as the add on and when replacing cartridges.
  • When draining the water, salt water can kill landscaping, so the water isn’t able to be reclaimed.

3) Largest manufacturer

  • The majority of the parent company’s brands are outside of the industry like windows and paint, so overall innovations made by “the company” are not industry-relevant.
  • Even if you only consider the 5 spa brands in their portfolio, their size does not equal the legacy and innovation of the 7 in our portfolio.

What They Say About Us

1) Jacuzzi Hot Tubs are made in Mexico

  • Show them the

2) Our Hot Tubs are Self Cleaning too

  • Show them our patent on the Self Cleaning System and then explain that if the system does not have a high flow skimmer, a floor vacuum and a pressure side filter then it cannot be Self Cleaning.

3)  Jacuzzi Owns Hydropool and Hydropool is Jacuzzi’s lower end brand

  • Hydropool and Jacuzzi Brands are owned by the same company Invest Industrial. Invest Industrial is a private equity company that owns multiple brands like Sundance, Hydropool, Dimension One and Jacuzzi. Hydropool is a stand alone hot tub brand that is made in Mississauga Canada.

4) Hydropool Hot Tubs are made in Mexico like all the other jacuzzi Brands

  • Hydropool Hot Tubs is a 40 year old company that has over 300 employees. The factory is located in Mississauga Ontario Canada.

5)  The Pressure Side Filter on the self cleaning hot tub collects water and is a magnet for mosquitos

  • The Filter and the ice bucket are both attached to drains that will drain the area of any stagnant water


Headquartered in Vista, California

  • Manufacturing is done in Tiajuana, so their claim isn’t as patriotic like it appears to be.

Circuit Therapy

Circuit Therapy

  • Needing to move around to get a good massage does not create a relaxing experience.

Clean Water

Up to 100 sq ft of filtration

  • Standard pleated filters only catch dust and dirt, but nothing down to a microscopic level, you the water is not as clean.

‘@ease cartridge holders are built in-line for ease

  • The built-in chamber creates an unnecessary hole through the acrylic and creates an added eye-sore if you choose not to use it.
  • You must maintain proper water balance for it to work
  • Customers say it runs out much faster than advertised


FiberCor insulation is 4x denser

  • If this was the best insulation type available, why do they use a multiple layer foam approach on their top Highlife Collection?
  • The material breaks apart like packing peanuts when service is needed.
  • The open-pore material collects moisture more than foam cells, so there is a higher likelyhood of mold or mildew build up inside the cabinet.

Vacanza® series uses a plastic barrier base

  • With only a plastic barrier for protection from the ground, the wood frame is easliy exposed and rots. When the frame rots, the spa warps and can crack the acrylic shell.
  • There is very little barrier to keep nature like critters or insects out of the spa, so they have access to cause sever damage to the plumbing and electrical.



  • The technology is from the circuit board manufactuer so the experience you’re receiving is available for all other brands.
  • A tech needed to upgrade the software.
  • WiFi connections are unreliable and limit the places you can install your spa.