• Best Practices for Winterizing Your Hot Tub

    Best Practices for Winterizing Your Hot Tub

    Think ahead to winter. Is your hot tub featuring prominently in your plans? While some hot tub owners put their tub to sleep over the winter, these are usually the best months for soaking in it. And if you do a drain and fill in the fall, you’ll have your tub in top shape when winter rolls around. So unless you’re leaving home for a warmer destination, or your hot tub is at a cabin/cottage where you don’t live permanently, read on for steps for winterizing your hot tub to use it year round.

     

    How to Winterize Your Hot Tub

    To continue using your hot tub in the winter:

    1. Stock up on sanitizer for the winter and continue to add chemicals as you did in the summer.
    2. Keep an eye on your tub water level, as your water can freeze and cause problems with the heater and pumps.
    3. Assure the tub maintains its temperature so that the piping doesn’t freeze.
    4. Secure the Heatshield cover onto your hot tub

     

    Alternately, if you want to hibernate your hot tub for the winter:

    1. Make sure all electrical components are turned off, including the breaker.
    2. Open all jets and control valves before draining the tub.
    3. Drain the tub as per normal and remove the plumbing assembly from the jet pump return line and heater inlet. Please consult your Owner’s Guide for details.
    4. Blow air into these lines with a Shop Vac, then suck the water out of the tub and from the pumps.
    5. Clean and dry the shell.
    6. Pour RV anti-freeze into the floor drain and secure the Heatshield cover onto your hot tub.

     

  • CARE FREE WATER CARE

    CARE FREE WATER CARE

    Keeping your hot tub water clean, balanced, and safe for everyone to enjoy is the biggest part of owning a Beachcomber.

    The reality today is that hot tub water care has never been easier or less time consuming — just taking a few minutes per week – as long as you subscribe to a treatment program that meets the needs of you and your family.

    Choosing the right water program comes down to asking yourself a few key questions:

    • How important is having an easy to follow program?
    • Is lessening the amount of ‘chemicals’ required for safe, clear, clean water, a priority?
    • Are you planning to use your hot tub frequently?
    • Is dry skin a concern?

    If the answer is yes to any or all of the above, Beachcomber Hot Tubs has the perfect system for you: CARE FREE.

    This easy to use 4-in-1 water care system does away with a host of conditioning products by integrating water clarifiers, enzyme biofilm disruptors, metal sequestering agents, and multi-oxidizing components into a single two product system: CARE FREE + CARE FREE BOOST™.

    With 4 conditioning products, all available within a single bottle of CARE FREE, you cut down on cost and the number of products you need to achieve the best results.

    What about sensitive skin?

    Beachcomber’s SOFT™ is a natural  boron salt that moisturizes your skin and makes the water silky and just pleasant to be in. SOFT™ is optimized for the CARE FREE water care system and is universally compatible with all water care systems. Add a little in, and you’ll be able to feel the effects as you soak!

    So remember, CARE FREE is the perfect solution for avid hot tub use!

    And you only need to add CARE FREE once a week and a little CARE FREE BOOST™ after each hot tub use.

     

    Beachcomber’s Water Care products include everything you need to maintain your hot tub water! 

    Beachcomber Hot Tubs Care Free Products

  • Hot Tub Accessories for Safety

    Hot Tub Accessories for Safety

    Fun, laughs, and fond memories aside, enjoying a hot tub also includes the responsibility of keeping safety front of mind. Especially if any of your frequent bathers are small children or older adults, you’ll need to ensure that your tub is set up to ensure their comfort and safety. Proving once again that it can be customized as you see fit, our October Employee Pricing Promo includes accessories that will maximize your safety when soaking. Available now until the end of November, choose these 3 add ons from 12 of our top selling options, and rest easy:

     

    Care Free Water Care System

    Firstly, and foundationally, your hot tub water needs to be well maintained, to provide a safe and comfortable experience for bathers. The CARE FREE™ water care system is an easy to use weekly 4-in-1 system that does away with a host of conditioning products by integrating water clarifiers, enzyme biofilm disruptors, and multi-oxidizing components. This combination lessens the amount of traditional chlorine required, which makes your hot tub water easier on skin. As a beneficial supplement, adding the CLEARTECH™ UVC system will take your water to unparalleled levels of sanitization.

     

    LEEP Step

    Allowing for easy and safe access to your hot tub, the LEEP step is made of durable and element resistant material, allowing guests of all heights and ages to feel welcomed and safe and when you’re hosting.

     

    The Safety Rail

    Our expertly designed safety rail is built to seamlessly attach to your Beachcomber Hot Tub and provide extra safety and security as bathers enter and exit the hot tub. With a swivel and lock feature, as well as a soft blue LED light, this aluminum railing gives short and tall bathers alike a hand to ensure comfortable hot tubbing.

     

  • Hot Tub Accessories for Entertaining

    Hot Tub Accessories for Entertaining

    As any avid host knows, there is no off season for entertaining. And as the owner of a Beachcomber Hot Tub, your backyard oasis is likely a constant draw for your friends and family, and the cooler weather of Fall is no deterrent. Luckily, our Employee Pricing Promotion (available now until the end of November), includes among our 12 best selling add on options, a few that are necessary for keeping your hot tub in top shape and on standby for backyard parties.

     

    Check out our three top hot tub accessory recommendations for backyard entertaining!

     

    Care Free Water Care System

     Firstly, and foundationally, your hot tub water needs to be well maintained, to provide a safe and comfortable experience for bathers. The CARE FREE™ water care system is an easy to use weekly 4-in-1 system that does away with a host of conditioning products by integrating water clarifiers, enzyme biofilm disruptors, and multi-oxidizing components. This combination lessens the amount of traditional chlorine required, which makes your hot tub water easier on skin. As a beneficial supplement, adding the CLEARTECH™ UVC system will take your water to unparalleled levels of sanitization.

     

    Airlift Cover Lifter

    Engineered with aircraft grade metals, the AIRLIFT cover lifter incorporates hydraulic assistance for easy cover lifting and closing. It also boasts a flexible install and mounting options for hot tubs of all sizes, making it very easy to use. And given how critical a high performing cover is to conserve heat, save electrical costs and keep dirt and debris out of your hot tub, we cannot overemphasize the importance of its regular use, which the AIRLIFT cover lifter will facilitate.

     

    LEEP Step

    Allowing for easy and safe access to your hot tub, the LEEP step is made of durable and element resistant material, allowing guests of all heights and ages to feel welcomed and safe and when you’re hosting.

     

  • Hot Tub Cover Lifters: What To Know

    Hot Tub Cover Lifters: What To Know

    Outside of the hot tub itself, there’s no more important element to your Beachcomber than the cover. A hot tub cover not only keeps your hot tub protected, it keeps your water clean and traps in heat to maintain the energy efficiency.

    Our HEATSHIELD™ hot tub covers have been designed with up to 45% more insulating power than standard covers, and include our vacuum-seal construction to ensure that the heat inside your hot tub stays inside. This way you can keep costs down in winter as you enjoy your daily soaks in your Beachcomber’s massaging waters.

    If you have any issues with your back, or are planning on enjoying solo soaks often, one of the best investments you can make into your hot tub is a cover removal system that takes the work out of getting in and out of your hot tub.

    At Beachcomber, we offer a few options to satisfy varying needs and price points in a hot tub cover lifters:

    Beachcomber Hot Tub Cover Lifters

    AIRLIFT™

    Our AIRLIFT™ Cover Lifter is engineered with aircraft-grade corrosion proof metals, incorporates hydraulic assistance for easy lifting and closing, and provides flexible mounting options for all hot tubs and surroundings.

    A few of the highlights of the design:

    • Quality gas shock assisted hydraulic springs for easy and light lifting
    • Flexible install and mounting options for all sizes of hot tubs, corner radius’ and surrounds
    • Only requires 9” clearance
    • Doesn’t catch HEATSHIELD™ skirt when opening and closing
    • Utilizes locking pin to protect HEATSHIELD™ cover from blowing over
    • 2-step process for quick opening
    • Guaranteed for 2-years

     

    SLIDE ‘N STORE™ X-TREME

    Our SLIDE ‘N STORE™ X-TREME Cover Lifter is designed with a steel plate to utilize the weight of the hot tub to secure the cover lifter in place. Built using high-grade aluminum with integral hydraulic pistons for easy lifting, it provides simple do-it-yourself installation for square, rectangular, and circular shaped hot tubs.

    A few of the highlights of the design:

    • Cradle design provides gentle handling of your HEATSHIELD™ cover
    • Integral hydraulic piston for easy on and off cover lifting
    • Easy installation by slipping under PERMASEAL™ without drilling into hot tub
    • Requires 34” (87 cm) clearance
    • Effortless 3-step process for easy opening
    • Guaranteed for 2-years

     

    SLIDE ‘N STORE PLUS

    Our SLIDE & STORE™ PLUS Cover Lifter is an affordable solution manufactured to provide quick removal of your HEATSHIELD™ cover with minimum effort while in use. The cradle ensures your HEATSHIELD™ is easily lifted without any undue stress and remains suspended without touching the ground.

    A few of the highlights of the design:

    • Cradle design provides gentle handling of your HEATSHIELD™ cover
    • Design utilizes single hydraulic strut and stress-free hinge operation
    • Requires 24” (61 cm) clearance
    • Effortless 3-step process for easy opening
    • Guaranteed for 2-years

     

    LIFT ‘N STORE™ PLUS

    Our LIFT ‘N STORE™ PLUS Cover Lifter utilizes an under-mount lifting design with dual gas springs to assist in your hot tub cover removal, creating a simple vertical lift motion. This system is ideal with hot tubs sunken into decks where space is limited, and only requires 6 in. of clear space to allow for proper installation and operation.

    A few of the highlights of the design:

    • Dual gas spring assisted
    • Requires only 6″ of clearance
    • Mounts to edge of hot tub cabinetry or directly to deck
    • Durable zinc plated and powder coated finish
    • Highest quality stainless steel hardware
    • Guaranteed for 2-years

     

    For more details, please visit our website, and no matter which hot tub cover lifter you purchase, it’s very important that you take the time to follow proper hot tub cover maintenance to keep it looking it’s best longer. Feel free to drop us a line, or drop into one of our authorized dealers if you want to know more about our hot tub cover removal options.

  • How a HEATSHIELD™ Saves You Money

    How a HEATSHIELD™ Saves You Money

    Before the fast pace and burgeoning bills of the holidays, the Fall is a great time to save money. Plus, you need a hot tub cover to seal in heat during the cooler months, so it’s worth remembering how critical your cover choice is to energy efficiency and cost savings.

    How Investing in a Heatshield Cover = Cost Savings

    A HEATSHIELD™ by Beachcomber is designed for maximum energy efficiency and boasts 45% more insulating power than industry standard hot tub covers. Designed to lock in your hot tub’s heat and energy, the HEATSHIELD™ will save you up to $500 per year in heating costs!*

     

    Why is this? What makes a HEATSHIELD hot tub cover perform better?

    Made in Canada

    Every Beachcomber HEATSHIELD™ is proudly made in Canada with quality materials and craftsmanship, making it an investment that will withstand the elements and last the test of time.

    Heat-Sealed Construction

    The airtight, heat-seal design effectively keeps the cold air out, which will maximize the longevity and performance of your cover.

    Durable Against All Elements

    Reinforced light-weight aluminum keeps the structure of your cover looking like new. Mildew, moisture, and UV rays are simply no match against the marine grade vinyl skin!

    Two Year Guarantee

    We stand behind our products. This is our commitment to our customers. Our HEATSHIELD™ will perform as promised.

     

    Consider also:

    Given how critical a high performing cover is to conserve heat, save electrical costs and keep dirt and debris out of your hot tub, we cannot overemphasize the importance of its regular use. When well maintained, the HEATSHIELD™ is very easy to remove. And combining it with a cover lifter will make nightly use even easier. The Airlift and Slide ‘n Store Extreme are two options worth checking out!

     

    And if you purchase your HEATSHIELD™ before October 8th, you’ll get a FREE Drain & Fill Tote (valued at $129).

     

    *Compared to tapered 3” nominal 1 lbs EPS foam cover. Based on typical annual heating costs in the Pacific Northwest

  • Hot Tubbing Dos & Don’ts

    Hot Tubbing Dos & Don’ts

    With the chillier fall weather back in the air, kids back in school, and long vacation days of summer behind you, it’s a time many of our owners tell us when they get the most frequent use from their Beachcomber Hot Tub.

    More time spent enjoying the hot tub shouldn’t mean more time spent maintaining the water and mechanics. That’s why it’s important to follow a few simple rules when it comes to hot tubbing, that will keep your water sparkling, even under frequent use.

    Hot Tub Etiquette Checklist:

    Do: Shower Before

    You always see signs posted at public pools and hot tubs asking you to shower before entering, and might be wondering, is that really necessary? The short answer is yes. Even a one minute shower can heavily reduce oil, dead skin, and dirt that you might not realize you’ve picked up throughout the day. By reducing the amount of contaminants on your person, you reduce the risk of them entering your hot tub water and adding maintenance to keep it balanced. Another little known fact is that showering before can also reduce that chlorine smell that many people associate with pools and spas. Chlorine only produces that familiar smell when oxidizing contaminants.

    Don’t: Bring Food

    While a snack in a hot tub might sound fun, we discourage this for a number of reasons. First, your health. Remember when your mom told you not to go swimming until 30 minutes after eating? Entering the water speeds up your blood flow, and can cause discomfort if you are in the middle of digesting a heavy meal. The second and more obvious reason to avoid eating in a hot tub is the crumbs that inevitably end up in the water, quickly dirtying the hot tub.

    Do: Keep A Clean Swimsuit Handy

    Just like showering before a hot tub removes the contaminants on your body, keeping a clean swimsuit will keep you covered, without covering your hot tub with added dirt and debris. Give your swimsuit a rinse after use, or if you have an outdoor shower, take a quick dip under in your trunks before slipping into your Beachcomber Hot Tub.

    Don’t: Use Glassware

    While glassware is an absolute no-go around a hot tub, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t’ keep water handy. It’s extremely important to stay hydrated before, during, and after a hot tub soak, as the process of hydrotherapy naturally heats up your body and leaves it more dehydrated. That’s why the second you bring home a hot tub, the first follow-up purchase you should make is plastic water glasses and bottles that are safe to use around your Beachcomber. While grabbing the nearest kitchen glass might seem harmless, a hot tub a slippery environment, and losing your grip on glassware can be extremely dangerous and costly in a hot tub.

  • Best Hot Tub Accessories For Fall

    Best Hot Tub Accessories For Fall

    A Beachcomber Hot Tub is a place you can relax and enjoy with friends and family, or alone for a therapeutic soak. It’s the perfect accessory for a healthy lifestyle, and for staying connected with those you love. But what accessories do you really need to make your hot tub experience complete? This month only, you have the chance to make big enhancements to your hot tub, for way less, with over 50% off our Serenity Bundle Upgrade!

    Care Free Water Care System

    We have developed a healthier alternative to traditional programs with our Care Free line-up of products. Replacing water conditioners such as sequestering agents, oxidizers, biofilm disruptors, and clarifiers, this 4-in-1 solution delivers the clearest results, with less product and time. It’s important to find a water care system that is manageable and meets your safety standards. Care Free offers the gold standard!   

    Lift ‘N Store Cover Remover

    Hot tub covers can be heavy, and are susceptible to damage if left to sit on the ground each time you use your hot tub. A cover removal system solves both problems, allowing you to easily remove and replace your cover, while keeping it safe from damage. This is especially important for frequent hot tub users, and those suffering from chronic back and muscle pains. A well-built, durable hot tub cover lifter is an investment you shouldn’t think twice about making.

    GFCI Circuit Breaker

    As almost all standard hot tubs are designed with a 240 voltage, prior to installation you will need a GFCI Circuit Breaker to ensure your hot tub runs smoothly. Designed for easy installation by a qualified electrician, you have the choice of a 40, 50, or 60 amp units to facilitate your installation.

    5-Year Premium Guarantee

    When you buy a Beachcomber Hot Tub, we want you to feel as safe and secure in your investment as possible. We also believe in the integrity and durability of our hot tubs, which is why we offer all customers a standard protection guarantee. For this month only, however, we are offering you a 5-year extended premium guarantee that covers all major components of your hot tub for less than half the cost.

  • How to Drain & Fill Your Beachcomber Hot Tub

    How to Drain & Fill Your Beachcomber Hot Tub

    Fall is in the air, and now is the perfect opportunity to give your hot tub a deep clean before the inevitable winter chill! Doing this now will help you get through the next 3-4 months without having to drain and fill your hot tub when you and your family want to hop in and enjoy the perfect winter refuge. It’s also a great time to inspect your Beachcomber Hot Tub and its components for any signs of damage and wear. Making any necessary repairs and doing preventative maintenance will save you from having to do an emergency repair later.

    We’ve created a step-by-step approach to help you get your hot tub ready for the busy season.

    The Let Go – Easy as A, B, C

    STEP A: Remove & Soak

    To remove the MICROFILTER™, twist the trim ring counter clockwise to unlock it and remove along with the floating weir ass mbly. Lift out the basket, and pull out the MICROFILTER™. Remove debris from the basket and rinse. Soak the MICROFILTER™ in Beachcomber’s FILTER SOAK™ cleaner and when finished, rinse thoroughly with a spray nozzle to remove residue.FILTER SOAK™ is an environmentally friendly Ecologo® certified, one-shot, fast acting, alkaline detergent cleaner, which removes organic contaminants and improves the performance of your MICROFILTER™. For best results use in conjunction with a BEACHCOMBER™ Cleaning Canister.

    STEP B: Cleanse & Neutralize

    Before draining your hot tub, simply add Beachcomber’s PIPE CLEANSE to your hot tub water and let the product circulate for at least 12 hours. This product flushes out an amazing amount of biofilm and bather waste from pipes, leaving a cleaner hot tub for a better experience. Test water for any sanitizer level and if present add NEUTRALIZER as directed to allow for environmentally safe dumping of water.

    Product Overview

    PIPE CLEANSE is a very effective pipe cleaner that is formulated to loosen and dislodge biofilm deposits deep in the internal water lines of your hot tub just before draining. For best results, follow directions on the label.

    NEUTRALIZER completely neutralizes active chlorine or bromine in hot tub water, making it safe and environmentally friendly to drain. It is concentrated and will instantly neutralize, or reduce your sanitizer level. Always, follow the directions on the label.

    STEP C: Drain & Clean

    Turn power off at the breaker or power disconnect switch. Locate the black DRAIN & FILL valve, found inside behind the door on a portable LEEP™ model or under the step on the Hybrid3™ Edition. Remove the safety cap from the fitting threaded into the valve.

    Attach the female end of your garden hose and place the other end at a level lower than the DRAIN & FILL valve to

    ensure complete draining.To open, turn the outer part of the DRAIN & FILL valve counterclockwise to open and start the draining. Draining time will vary from model to model. Once the hot tub is drained and empty, disconnect the garden hose and close the valve.

    While the water is draining is the perfect opportunity to protect your Beachcomber HEATSHIELD™ with COVER CARE. Prepare exterior cover surface by cleaning dirt and grime off with a mixture of warm water and a very mild detergent, using a soft cloth. Thoroughly rinse and allow to dry. Spray COVER CARE generously over entire exterior cover surface until wet. Wait 30 seconds, then wipe dry and buff with a clean absorbent cloth, removing any excess. R-eapply COVER CARE at least once a month to ensure optimal protection.

    HOT TUB CHAMOIS™. Rinse well with fresh water making sure the DRAIN & FILL valve of the hot tub is still open so that residue drains out. This helps to rid the hot tub of any contaminants that have ended up in the low lying plumbing lines.

    Product Overview

    COVER CARE is a concentrated, EcoLogo® certified, liquid revitalizer and UV protectant that is ideal for all types of hot tub covers, as well as vinyl products around the home, including patio furniture and vinyl on vehicles.

    TUB CLEAN is a fast acting, EcoLogo® certified, non-abrasive biodegradable surface cleaner for the removal of scum lines and grease build-up on hot tub surfaces as well as many other sensitive home and auto applications.

    HOT TUB CHAMOIS™ is the fastest, safest way to a streak free clean hot tub. This super absorbent, non-abrasive, ultra soft cleaning tool will make your hot tub shine like new.

    THE GET GO – Easy as 1, 2, 3

    STEP 1: Fill & Eliminate

    Close the DRAIN & FILL valve. Using the FRESH FILL™ pre-filter attached to your garden hose start filling up the hot tub. Once hot tub water is up past the skimmer, you are now safe to turn on the power.

    After the hot tub is circulating with all bubbles out of the lines, add ELIMINATE™ to protect your hot tub from corrosion.

    Product Overview

    FRESH FILL™ hot tub pre-filter easily connects to your garden hose and works with all hot tubs. It utilizes food grade activated carbon and proprietary filtration media for the removal of metals, volatile organic compounds and suspended solids before they reach your hot tub.

    ELIMINATE™ is a liquid concentrate formulated to prevent and inhibit corrosion on hot tub surfaces, fixtures, and equipment. Add an entire 500 mL bottle at every hot tub start-up.

    STEP 2: Accessorize & Heat

    This is the perfect time to replace your hot tub accessories such as FILTER SAVERS and HYDRO MOP and turn up the heat so you and your family can be soaking away blissfully in a few short hours.

    Product Overview

    HYDROMOP™ absorbs unwanted oils and residue from your hot tub water to ensure the optimal water clarity and keep water lines clean.

    FILTER SAVERS™ are made from a fine nylon material which traps leaves and debris which reduces maintenance and extends the life of your MICROFILTER™.

    STEP 3: Test & Balance

    Nothing is more important than testing your hot tub water and ensuring everything is perfectly balanced for bather comfort and water care product efficiency.

    Product Overview

    TEST STRIPS  are the fastest and easiest way to test your hot tub. You should test at least 2 times per week and after each use.

    RESIST™ helps water to resist changes in pH, and increases the total alkalinity of hot tub water to prevent pH fluctuations. Maintain a proper Total Alkalinity (TA) level of 100 – 120 ppm.

    PROTECT™ helps protect hot tub equipment and parts from etching by increasing the calcium level of hot tub water. Maintain a proper calcium hardness (CH) level of 150 – 200 ppm.

    pH PLUS effective for minor pH increases of hot tub water to prevent corrosion and eye/skin irritation and increase sanitizer efficiency. Before adjusting pH, ensure your Total Alkalinity is balanced. Maintain a proper (pH) level of 7.2 – 7.8.

    pH MINUS effective for minor pH decreases of hot tub water to prevent scaling, cloudy water and eye/skin irritation and increases sanitizer efficiency. Before adjusting pH, ensure your Total Alkalinity is balanced. Maintain a proper (pH) level of 7.2 – 7.8.

    Where to get everything you need? Beachcomber’s DRAIN & FILL TOTE has absolutely everything for just $129!

    Beachcomber Hot Tubs Drain & Fill Tote

     

     

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