• Choosing the Best Placement for Your Hot Tub

    Choosing the Best Placement for Your Hot Tub

    As the weather worsens, keep in mind that the oasis of the Beachcomber in your backyard is just a few steps away. Or so it should be. By keeping your hot tub close to your home and easily accessible, you’ll be able to quickly step in and enjoy its incredible hydrotherapeutic benefits, even throughout the rains of fall and deep freeze of winter.

    Placing Your Hot Tub

    Beachcomber owners surveyed say that the optimal placement for your hot tub is within 10 feet from your back door. You’ll also want it conveniently located to a place inside for drying and changing and close to a water line and hose for filling.

    Also ask yourself the following questions:

    • Who will get the most use out of the hot tub? If you have small children, safety will undoubtedly be one of your top concerns, so factor in any railings, shrubs, trees or overhanging gutters as obstacles, when planning placement for space efficiency.
    • Will you be inviting friends out to enjoy it? Is seclusion your main goal? Or would you prefer a more central location? If seclusion is your preference, think about building an enclosure or putting it in a gazebo-like structure, with curtains that can be closed or open.
    • Will you have to install any privacy features? A small space can lend itself well to a cozy hot tub installation, but you may have to think about shielding accessories such as patio umbrellas or strategic shrub placement.

     

    And remember to plan your delivery route as well, for a smooth and efficient installation process. For more on installation best practices, download the Beachcomber Hot Tubs Pre-Delivery Guide.

    When deciding on placement, keep in mind that a Beachcomber hot tub can sit on any foundation that is level and can support its weight. Cement patio tiles or interlocking bricks are just some of the relatively simple solutions for you to create a solid foundation for your hot tub. Just ensure you avoid installation in a low area where water may accumulate and damage the equipment, and that your hot tub is positioned so access to the equipment compartment will not be blocked.

     

    Beachcomber Tip:

    Remember to keep your hot tub covered when not in use and placed far enough away from low hanging branches to save you time and energy in cleaning out tree needles, leaves, branches, or sap.

     

  • Stay Connected In A Hot Tub This Fall

    Stay Connected In A Hot Tub This Fall

    It’s always the same story every year, just when you think summer isn’t going to ever end, it does! While summer, for many of us, is the best time of the year, it also presents its challenges for parents to keep kids entertained. With fall around the corner, and kids back in school, you can start getting back into your regular routine, which might come as a bit of a relief!

    One of the biggest downsides of back to school time, along with a busier work schedule that normally comes with the change of seasons, is the loss of valuable family time. So, what’s the solution?

    Investing in a big hot tub and making it a part of your evening ritual as a family is a great way to stay connected with kids of all ages year-round. It’s the perfect place for everyone to enjoy, relax, and spend quality time with one another.

    Staying Connect As A Family In A Hot Tub

    Relaxes and Connects You at the Same Time

    One of the biggest reasons people invest into a high-quality Beachcomber Hot Tub is the therapeutic benefits that have proven impacts on both your body and mind. Beyond this, however, a large size hot tub also provides an amazing space for creating memories and building relationships with the people who matter most. By making it a priority every single evening, you create a time to do something not only good for yourself, but for your family as well.

    Provides a Distraction-Free Environment

    Without even realizing it, you and your family are facing a battle each day to really spend some quality time together. In a recent study, 9 in 10 parents admit that the time they are spending daily together as a family is often filled with distractions. Unlike sitting in the living room, a hot tub invites everyone to be totally engaged, facing one another, free of distractions from smart phones, tablets, television and the internet. It’s also an activity that is enjoyed by kids of all ages, whether they are just starting elementary school or almost off to college.

    Offers Room for Everyone to Enjoy

    With a large size Beachcomber Fall Anniversary Edition Hot Tub, there’s plenty of space for everyone to comfortably lay back and enjoy the enhanced features that come standard, along with an invigorating FlexJet massage, that helps improve muscle pain, relieves stress, and promotes a restful sleep.

     

    Take Home A Fall Anniversary Edition Today With Up To $5,203 In Savings! 

    Beachcomber Hot Tub Savings

  • Tips for Entertaining Outside

    Tips for Entertaining Outside

    Finish off the last month and a half of summer with a bang! If you’re expecting guests this weekend, follow these tips to ensure that your backyard gathering is a smash hit.

    Don’t forget these important elements of backyard entertaining…

    Fire Up the Grill

    Summer is officially the season of grilling. And dining al fresco is the perfect opportunity to get creative with what you barbeque, ditching the traditional burgers and hot dogs. If you have a fire pit, you can rip open a bag of marshmallows when the sun sets to delight kids and adults alike with s’mores. Don’t have a proper bbq set? The Beachcomber August Sale Event is on soon (August 24th to the 26th), so if you check it out at an outlet location close to you, make sure you enter the giveaway draw for a Performance 5-Burner Propane Gas Grill with Cabinet, valued at $542.99.

     

    Plan Seating

    If you don’t have a designated outdoor patio set, consider re-purposing lighter pieces of indoor furniture, and dress everything up with summery accessories (think colourful pillows, small potted plants, glass vases). Incorporate shading into your plan as well, and strategically place a cantilever umbrella close to your seating to keep guests cool and happy.

     

    Snacks and Drinks

    Keep these well stocked and flowing freely! Gather things like extra utensils, serving utensils, plates, cups, napkins, and condiments and keep them on a table or tea cart nearby, so you’re not rushing in and out of the house to serve refreshments during the party.

     

    Prep Your Hot Tub

    As a key component of your backyard oasis, your Beachcomber needs to be in top shape for your guests to enjoy. Test the hot tub levels at least a few days in advance, to ensure your water is balanced and healthy with the proper Water Care products. Also remember that right before a high usage period of your hot tub is a good time for a drain and re-fill.

    August 8, 2018 By Monica M Entertainment Hot Tub Care Tips Water Care
  • How to Accessorize Your Backyard

    How to Accessorize Your Backyard

    Say friends are on their way over to your place. Are they coming apprehensively, excited to see you, but knowing that they’ll have to suffer some less than stellar outdoor décor and possibly balance their glasses of sangria in their laps? It doesn’t have to be that way!

    Check out these ideas for accessorizing your backyard, before the summer is over.

    Stock up on these five items, and an invite to your backyard oasis will be what everyone *hopes for* in this heat.

     

    1. Patio umbrella

    Install some decorative shade and shelter your guests with an umbrella that provides both relief from the sun’s rays and accentuates the design aesthetic of your space. Cantilever umbrellas are a great versatile option for flexible placement.

    Kayleigh 10.5′ Cantilever Umbrella

     

    2. Patio seating

    While patio furniture options are plentiful, if you invest wisely in your seating, it can last for many summers to come. If your outdoor space is minimal, a patio bar set may be your best choice. Otherwise, check out some conversation sets, which can feel like you’ve brought your living room outside. For pops of colour, versatile ceramic stools are the perfect size to use as small end tables or pull-up seating, and enhance the playful vibe of summer.

    Diep Outdoor Complete 4 Piece Rattan Sofa Seating Group

     

    3. BBQ Set

    What’s a summer gathering of friends without food? Unless you plan to serve cheese and crackers, an outdoor grill will be critical for feeding hungry guests and fuelling kids for a day of outdoor fun.

    Performance 5-Burner Propane Gas Grill with Cabinet

     

    4. Lighting

    Whether your style is rustic, and you have a soft spot for tiki torches, or your aim is elegance and strings of white lights are more your style, outdoor lighting is a non-negotiable when it comes to foundational backyard accessories.

    25-Light Globe String Lights

     

    5. Beachcomber Hot Tub

    And finally, the grand piece de resistance! A hot tub is the best way to gather loved ones while enjoying soothing hydrotherapy and relaxation. With or without a drink in hand, there is no better place for connection and conversation than in the warmth of your hot tub. And August is the last month to grab an Anniversary Edition Beachcomber, so make the most of the rest of your summer and order yours today!

     

    If you want to extend the relaxation theme of your hot tub, but don’t have an extensive backyard garden, remember that potted plants are an easy — and often inexpensive — way to define your deck. Try a variety of plants and flowers to mimic a lush landscape and use lightweight fiberglass pots to make your garden portable.

     

    If your backyard contains all of the above, pour yourself a refreshing beverage and congratulate yourself on a job well done!

     

  • Creating A Calm Backyard Oasis

    Creating A Calm Backyard Oasis

    No matter how big or small, your backyard can be turned into an amazing outdoor oasis with a few simple tricks that are easier than you might think. There are numerous design elements, when combined together, that can create the perfect outdoor space for you to enjoy all year-round.

    How To Build Your Backyard Retreat

    Investing in a “Wow” Feature

    To make any space your favourite, inside or out, sometimes you need to invest in something that you know you are going to love and that will keep you coming back. A hot tub is not only easy to install, and space efficient, it’s something that you can enjoy all year round, every single day. Our current 2018 Anniversary Edition Models even feature a cascading waterfall feature to make your backyard escape even more relaxing.

    Music

    Creating the perfect atmosphere is essential to any space. Music is one of the best, and easiest, ways to set a mood. There are numerous outdoor speaker options on the market today, so shop around to find the one that best suits your needs and budget. The 2018 Beachcomber Hot Tubs Anniversary Edition Hot Tubs also feature wireless surround sound built right into the hot tubs. That way you can lay back and relax with the perfect soundtrack for every hot tub soak.

    Lighting

    Adding luminous lights to your backyard escape creates an unmistakable warmth and accessiblity to the space. Lighting can be added through landscape lights, overheard fixtures, and candles. You can also illuminate your Beachcomber Hot Tub with our exterior Star Trail Lighting Package, that adds a soft glow to your outdoor space, even when the hot tub isn’t in use. Interior lighting features create the perfect ambience for nighttime soaks, with added safety for entering and exiting the hot tub.

    Privacy

    Without privacy, it’s hard to really find a space relaxing, but creating a space where you can avoid the prying eyes of neighbours in an urban, or sub-division, setting, can be difficult to come by. Just get creative and layer in different elements depending on your budget. Simple outdoor curtains can offer flexible partitions, while landscaping with hedges and tall, potted plants will fill in the spaces over time. Investing in a privacy screen can provide you with an instant fix, so see what is the best option and start enjoying your backyard, without inviting the neighbours.

  • SUMMER BACKYARD PARTY TIPS

    SUMMER BACKYARD PARTY TIPS

    With the long weekend just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make plans with friends and enjoy the sunny, hot weather while it lasts. If you’re looking for help with hosting the perfect backyard party, Beachcomber Hot Tubs has you covered with a few of our favourite tips below.

    How To Throw The Perfect Backyard Party

    Add Some Shade

    While everyone loves enjoying the sun, you also need to make sure you have spots for guests to cool off, without having to step inside and leave the party. Put up a patio umbrella or outdoor shade to provide relief from the summer sun. If you have a large open outdoor space, you might even want to invest in a backyard party tent.

    Keep The Refreshments Coming

    Make sure your guests stay quenched with a bevy of refreshing beverages stocked in the cooler. Want a prettier pitcher of water? Dress it up with fresh slices of cucumber, oranges, or a handful of fresh berries for unforgettable H2O for your guests to raise a glass to.

    Clean Your Hot Tub Beforehand

    This is an absolute must! You always want to keep your space looking its best when you’re entertaining company and this extends to your hot tub. Test the hot tub levels at least a few days in advance, to ensure your water is balanced and healthy with the proper Water Care products. Any time you are about to start a high usage period of your Beachcomber, it also might not be a bad time for a drain and re-fill.

     

    Did you know even if the sun is still out, you can cool down the temperature if your hot tub, so you and your friends can enjoy a nice, refreshing dip!

     

    Set The Mood With Music

    An amazing playlist is a great way to provide instant ambience to any backyard get together. Pair the food with some cool beats, or make a mix of everyone’s favourite summer jams to really get the party started. If you’re a music-buff in the market for a new hot tub, make sure you check out Beachcomber’s exclusive sound system (available as an option in select models). Add in a floating remote control and you’ll have everything you need to keep the music booming!

    Gather Around The Fire Pit

    Treat your friends to a taste of cottage life right in your own backyard with a portable fire pit for everyone to gather around and enjoy. It’s the perfect way to finish the night and complete your very own urban oasis, without having to go anywhere at all.

    Keep Bugs At Bay

    No one invited bugs to the party, but they always seem to crash the fun. Make sure to quell any gate crashing mosquitos and flies with a selection of bug zappers and strategically placed netting.

  • How to Cool Your Hot Tub Down for Summer

    How to Cool Your Hot Tub Down for Summer

    During the sweltering dog days of summer, your hot tub may not be your first choice when you brainstorm ways to keep cool. But think again!

    Don’t let your hot tub languish until the fall when you can follow these easy tips to make it a cooling oasis over the summer as well.

    If you want a relaxing experience in your Beachcomber during the day, try turning the temperature down to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35°C) or lower. Anything lower than your average body temperature (98°F, 37°C), will feel relaxing, even during the hottest of days. You should play around with your water temperature to find the perfect daytime heat according to your personal preference and the temperature outside. Give even 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29°C) or below a try!

    Remember that unlike a pool, hot tubs are insulated, so once you’ve initially cooled off your tub, the insulation will take care of the rest. Of course, in the summer, the combination of structural insulation and your hot tub cover can keep heat sealed in. So try leaving the cover off for a few hours before you turn in at night, or early in the morning. Another tip to making your hot tu95b cooling process more affordable is to keep it on with the cover open and air jets on. You can also vent your tub overnight by placing tennis balls or foam noodles under the cover on all 4 corners. And a quick fix could involve throwing in some ice or using milk jugs of frozen water (to act as giant ice cubes) that will instantly cool your soak.

    Shade will also be a critical factor in making your summer soaking enjoyable, so think about adding a patio umbrella to your backyard setup if you don’t already have one. A strategically placed umbrella will improve ambience and allow for a break from the sun. Check out our article on ideas for How to Shade Your Hot Tub.

    And remember to keep your skin protected!

    Regardless of the water temperature you choose, bear in mind that water attracts the sun! Even if you’re under refuge of shade and you don’t feel the direct heat of the rays, it’s very important to keep your skin protected; so wear the same amounts of sunscreen you would use in a pool as you prep for a session of hot tubbing.

     

  • Keeping Kids Safe in a Hot Tub

    Keeping Kids Safe in a Hot Tub

    Enjoying hot tub soaks as a family is a fantastic way to connect with loved ones, fun for kids, and effective relaxation at the end of the day. But if you have little ones, safety is always a concern. Check out this list below to make sure you’re taking all the necessary precautions this summer.

    Keep your hot tubbing fun and above all SAFE.

     

    1. Enclose and/or cover your hot tub

    Children who are too young to understand the dangers of water need barriers to accessing the tub when not in use, to prevent accidents. If your budget and space around the hot tub allows, consider surrounding it with a gate or fence. Putting up a fence with a self latching gate can ensure that your child cannot access the tub without your permission and supervision. Of course, at a minimum, you need a hot tub cover. Preferably lock-able, a cover will help trap heat/conserve energy as well as prevent curious kids from accessing the water. And make sure you explain to your kids that even if the tub is sturdily covered, playing on the tub cover is unsafe and not allowed.

     

    2. Stay vigilant with supervision

    An accident can happen in a matter of seconds, so make sure that you keep your kids at arms’ length supervision while they’re in the tub. Also keep them from fully submerging in the water, regardless of their swimming skill. And younger children, such as those under 5, should ideally be kept out of the tub altogether.

     

    3. Turn down the heat

    The max water temperature if kids are soaking should be 35°C (95°F), and the safest duration for them is 5-10 minutes. Also remember to keep kids hydrated while in the tub, providing water in water bottles or safe plastic cups.

     

    4. Educate kids on responsible hot tub use

    The usual precautions that apply to outdoor play should be emphasized here: No running, pushing, or horseplay around or in the hot tub. You can place slip resistant mats around the hot tub and remember to provide towels. And take care to keep hair, clothing, fingers, etc. far enough from the tub drains to prevent entrapment. Entrapment is when something is suctioned down into the drain and the risk of it increases with the strength of your pump. It’s a good idea to test your drains with a kitchen sponge for entrapment hazard, and remember to warn kids about this risk.

     

    With everyone on the same page about the dangers associated with carelessness in and around the tub, you’ll be ready to make summer memories with the family, with peace of mind for the safety of everyone soaking.

     

     

  • Building A Path To Your Hot Tub

    Building A Path To Your Hot Tub

    A hot tub is a must-have for any homeowner looking to create an oasis for relaxing and entertaining right in the comfort of their own backyard.

    Something we always stress to new buyers is the importance of placement when it comes to installing their outdoor hot tub. A hot tub is meant to be enjoyed daily, and to get the most use out of it 365 days a year, it needs to installed in a location that is convenient to access, and close to a doorway into the home.

    Creating a Pathway To Your Hot Tub

    Creating a pathway that leads from your house to the hot tub is not only critical for the safety and use of your spa at any time during the day or evening, it’s also important for ensuring the health of the water.

    Drudging through muddy grass or snow before entering into your hot tub will dirty the water faster, and increase the amount of time you spend on maintenance. That’s why we recommend including materials like brick, concrete or paving stones, as quick, clean solutions for connecting your home to your spa.

    And don’t just think about day time use! Add illuminating lighting to your steps and walkways to ensure easy access in the evening and night. We recommend using a mix of lighting sources, with solar-powered and low voltage lights intermixed with the utility focused path lighting, to create ambience and interest to the surrounding landscape as you highlight pathways.

    If you ever have any questions about hot tub installation or backyard design tips, please drop by your closest Beachcomber location and speak with one of our Hot Tub Experts.

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