• #WorldKindnessDay: Ways to Spread a Little Kindness for the Holidays!

    #WorldKindnessDay: Ways to Spread a Little Kindness for the Holidays!

    With the holidays nearing and the hectic social calendar that they entail, it can be tough to carve out time for yourself. And tougher still to remember to make small gestures that can make a difference in the lives of others. World Kindness Day is today, and one way to celebrate is to do something thoughtful for a friend or loved one, or to reconnect with a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while. Of course, sometimes it’s not friends but strangers who need the most kindness, especially around the approaching holidays.

    Check out this list of 20 random acts of kindness and make a small gesture today that can be paid forward!

     

    • Pay for someone’s groceries behind you in line.
    • Pay for the lunch of people behind you at a fast food restaurant or behind you in the drive thru.
    • Take flowers to the nurse’s station at your local hospital – the nurses will know who needs them most.
    • Donate coloring books and boxes of new crayons to the hospital’s pediatric wing.
    • Take lunch, cookies, or cupcakes to your local fire department and/or police department.
    • Leave extra time in the parking meter or fill an expired or about to expire parking meter.
    • Put change in a row of vending machines.
    • Buy extra groceries for the local food bank.
    • Pick up the tab for a random table at a restaurant.
    • Tape cash or a gift card on a random gas pump.
    • Visit with senior citizens at a nursing home.
    • Hand out gloves and mittens to the homeless or leave them on park benches.
    • Bring coffee to construction workers, police on shift, or anyone working outside.
    • Be understanding of traveling parents with fussy or noisy kids.
    • Help someone load their groceries.
    • Offer to return someone’s shopping cart to the store.
    • Let someone go ahead of you in the checkout line.
    • Give a hot drink to the person ringing the Salvation Army bell.
    • Leave candy canes on the windshields of random cars.
    • Invite someone you suspect will be alone to spend your holiday celebrations with you.

     

    No matter how small the gesture, the significance of an unexpected and thoughtful act will be unforgettable. And by showing kindness to others, whether friends or strangers, you can inspire them to do the same, in the real spirit of #WorldKindnessDay! You can then sit back in the warmth of your Beachcomber tonight, feeling warm and bubbly on the inside as well as the outside.

     

  • Why You Should Invest in a Hot Tub Over a Vacation

    Why You Should Invest in a Hot Tub Over a Vacation

    While counting down to an annual or semi-annual vacation can inject some excitement into the daily grind, it may not be the best choice for sustained fulfillment. Memories can last a lifetime, this part is true, but isn’t it better to create those memories on an ongoing basis, rather than wringing them from experiences that happen once a year on vacation? If your family has a tradition of a visiting a particular destination, it may be hard to break from that tradition. But check out some comparison points below.

    Consider the benefits of a hot tub investment over a vacation, to create new traditions this Fall!

     

    Enjoyment Frequency 

    A Beachcomber can last 15 to 20 years or longer with proper maintenance and water care. Vacations, on the other hand, are unfortunately never quite long enough. There is also much less planning and fewer logistical factors with a one time hot tub purchase, when compared to those involved in planning a vacation.

     

    Wellness

    A hot tub provides daily or at least weekly opportunity for relaxation, meditation, connection and socialization with family, friends and neighbors. Depending on where vacation leads you (think calorie laden buffets in Vegas or boozy drinks and sunburns on an all-inclusive beach week), these getaways may have the opposite effect on your health.

     

    Connection and Reflection

    There is nothing quite like soothing warm water and the pressure of jets upon sore muscles to help you reflect on emotional and physical wellness. Meditating in your hot tub on a regular basis can also help you achieve mental clarity and psychological health.

    The distance and time away of a vacation can bring you clear-eyed perspective as well, which is useful in re-evaluating goals and determining what matters. But the problem is that resolutions discovered while away can often be lost in the frantic pace of the day-to-day back home.

     

    Of course, a major factor in crunching the numbers to compare the two purchases (hot tub vs vacation), is the extravagance and cost of the trips that you take. But regardless, the consistency of a hot tub does a better job than vacations in maintaining the health, relationships, and mental clarity that contribute to happiness, making it a better lifetime investment overall.

     

  • End of Daylight Savings: Preparing for Winter!

    End of Daylight Savings: Preparing for Winter!

    When the clocks roll back this Sunday, we’ll gain an hour of sleep. While this may seem like a bonus, parents can attest to the fact that helping children to adjust to the change can be tricky. With kids who have difficulty adjusting to changes in routine, the best method may be to start to prepare in the week leading up to the time change, by pushing bedtimes, wake times, and nap times back 10-15 minutes at a time every few days. Beyond that, there are some steps you can take as a family that will ease everybody into the darker (cozier!) months of winter.

    Try these tips to beat daylight savings fatigue:

     

    Fight the Light

    For the initial adjustment period, consider investing in blackout curtains to block the extra light in the mornings. Make sure the window coverings in your child’s room are drawn tight, as children can be particularly sensitive to light and have a hard time resting through the extra hour of light.

     

    Tire Them Out

    This is where the struggle of adjustment can be fun! Because bedtime will feel like it’s an hour too late, your family’s evening routine might be more difficult. If you wear your kids out with plenty of physical activity in the late afternoon following Daylight Savings, they’ll be less resistant to bedtime and quicker to fall asleep when it rolls around. With temperatures cooling down and the sun setting earlier, outdoor playtime may be harder to come by. But indoor versions can be just as fun and can involve the whole family more than when the kids are outside on their own. Playing tag in the basement before dinner time for example, can ensure some extra energy exertion, as can trying an instructional yoga video together in the living room.

     

    Soak it Away

    The absolute best segue from your indoor yoga attempts, is a soak in your Beachcomber! Whether you choose to do this after physical activity, as a way to calm your muscles, or right before bedtime as a way to relax before sleep, the calming effect of hydrotherapy can help you achieve a deeper and more restful sleep. The caveat with using physical activity to wear out your kids is making sure that you cap it off at least 30 minutes before bedtime, as your child’s mind and body will be in active mode before bed otherwise. The calming warmth of swirling hot tub water can make it easier for that active mode to fade. And everyone will benefit from sharing family time in your Beachcomber!

     

  • Outdoor Decorating Tips For Fall

    Outdoor Decorating Tips For Fall

    Just because it’s a little colder outside doesn’t mean it’s time to shut the door on your backyard and wait for spring! Fall is a spectacular time of the year to enjoy your outdoor living space. So what’s the best way to accessorize your space for fall? Here’s a few easy ways to create the perfect autumn atmosphere:

    The first step is to design your patio space like any indoor living space when you are coming up with your concept. That means thinking about furnishings, lighting, colour, accents and design flow – but also keeping in mind maintenance, particularly for an all-season space. Then comes the fun part!

    Autumn Backyard Design Tips

    Update with fall colours and textures

    Cushions are a great way to add comfort as well as infuse colour into your outdoor spaces. For fall, you can switch them up with rich hues and create a totally new design feel without having to spend a lot of money. When you are shopping, make sure you select cushions with an outdoor fabric that is UV and water resistant for added durability.

    Find foliage for the season

    There are lots of plant and flower options that capture the feeling of fall with classic autumn hues of orange, gold, russet, and bronze. Head over to your local nursery and discover the selection of durable arrangements and planters that will highlight the warmth of the season.

    Add-in lighting accents

    With shorter days, you will undeniably need to add in a heater and lighting to keep your patio space functional during the fall season. Include an array of outdoor lighting by starting with porch lights that illuminate access to the house and provide ambient lighting. For dining and conversation zones, candlelight, wall mount downlights, or dimmable electric lamps create a relaxed mood. Steps and walkways should be illuminated for safety. You can also use solar-powered lights or low voltage lights to add drama and interest to the landscape and to highlight paths. Combine a mix of lighting sources to make your backyard getaway a magical place after dark.

    Invest in a hot tub

    For long, relaxing soaks at the start, middle, or end of the day, a Beachcomber Hot Tub is your must-have, can’t live without accessory. There’s no feeling like stepping out in the cool crisp air, and slipping into the warm massaging waters. By creating a perfect fall ambience in your backyard space, you’ll highlight the relaxation and calm you feel as you enjoy daily use of your personal backyard oasis!

  • 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.

     

  • Sinking A Hot Tub Into A Deck Or Patio

    Sinking A Hot Tub Into A Deck Or Patio

    With that cool fall breeze officially in the air, you might be thinking a whole lot more about how nice it would be to enjoy an early morning or evening hot tub soak. A popular design solution a lot of new buyers inquire about with our team is sinking their Beachcomber Hot Tub into an existing deck or patio.

    By sinking your hot tub on a patio, you are able to enjoy an elevated view in your tub, while you won’t have your view outside of the tub blocked by the new addition.

    This sort of installation requires some simple yet very important preparation.

    Tips for installing a hot tub into a deck or patio 

    Structure

    The safest and most cost-effective way to do this kind of installation is to have the tub sit on a concrete pad on the ground. This requires the deck to be no higher than 4 feet off of the ground.

    If you want the tub on a deck more than a few feet above ground, things get a little more complicated. To start, you’ll have to hire a structural engineer to make sure the deck can support the weight of a filled hot tub. You’ll then have to consider how much of the tub you want exposed above the deck. This depends on preference, however you’ll need to have at least enough room exposed for the tub’s lip.

    Power

    When planning any hot tub installation, the first thing to consider is how it’s going to be powered. Hot tubs require a nearby source of electricity, and because water is involved, any electrical hookup for a tub must include a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI).

    Safety

    Although getting in and out of a hot tub can get more difficult as we get older, sinking the tub into your deck relieves a lot of the hassle. To create the safest possible installation, have the tub exposed about 12”-20” above the decking. This allows the tub to be very visible and prevents the potential danger of tripping. Also, be sure to always use a hot tub cover when young children are playing around the tub.

    Distance

    Sunken or not, for maximum enjoyment we also always recommend keeping your Beachcomber Hot Tub as close to your back door as you can. Ensure that you place it just steps away, so that you can enjoy it in any weather. Based on feedback from owners, within 10 feet is the distance you should aim for. This way, even in a deep-free, you’ll be able to step outside and right into the warm massaging waters.

    Get tips from the experts:

    We recommend consulting with a structural engineer prior to sinking or placing a hot tub on a hanging deck, to ensure you have the support required for the weight of it when it’s at capacity and fully-filled.

  • 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! 

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