Aquaterra Spas

110v Spas vs 220v/230v Spas. What's the Difference?

110v Spas vs 220v/230v Spas. What's the Difference?

Aquaterra Spas have two types of electrical configurations. There are 110v, "Plug-N-Play" spas and 220v/230v spas (220v & 230v are the same thing).

The two electrical configurations are easily differentiated on each product listing by the green Plug-N-Play banner or the blue Aquaterra Spas banner along the bottom of the first image.

PLUG-N-PLAY

Plug-N-Play spas are incredibly easy to set-up and enjoy. All you have to do is fill them up with water, plug them in to any standard outlet, and start soaking! 

Plug-N-Play spas are 110v, meaning they can be plugged into any standard outlet with no need for special wiring. 110v models heat up initially over a 24-48 hour period and are unable to run both the heater and jets on high at the same time. In a temperate climate, your 110v spa will be warm for hours while you enjoy the soothing hydrotherapy jets. In colder climates, you may experience a few degrees of temperature drop when soaking for 30 minutes or more. When finished, simply re-cover the spa to reheat the water for tomorrow's soak. 

Aquaterra Spas Plug-N-Play models are the Benicia, Brighton, Calavera, Grayson, Montara, Newporter 3.0, and Transport 3.0.

All 110v Aquaterra Spas models are able to be converted to 220v/230v by a licensed electrician. You may want to convert your spa from 110v to 220v/230v if you live in a colder climate. You may experience faster heat loss in colder climates with 110v spas.

It is important to note that converting a 110v spa into 220v/230v will NOT increase jet power.

The convertible Plug-N-Play models are the Benicia, Brighton, Calavera, Grayson, Montara, Newporter 3.0, and Transport 3.0.

 220v/230v 

220v/230v models heat up initially in 8-12 hours and are able to run both the heater and jets on high at the same time. 220v/230v spas require a dedicated outlet with special wiring installed by a licensed electrician, which is an additional cost to keep in mind. This electrical configuration is ideal for cold climates.

The 220v/230v models are the Aryana, Avila, Fairfax, Maderas, Miramar, Montecito, and Ventura.

No matter the electrical configuration you choose, all Aquaterra Spas are extremely energy efficient and exceed the stringent California Energy Commission mandates for hot tub energy consumption. Full foam insulation and a locking thermal cover with hinge seal help to keep the water hot with minimal heat loss and ensure low monthly operating costs.