• 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.

     

  • Hot Tubs: Why How It’s Made Really, Really Matters

    Hot Tubs: Why How It’s Made Really, Really Matters

    Most of the time, potential hot tub buyers find themselves stuck in a debate over the size, jet count, and seating available in different models as they try to narrow down the options. While making the right decisions here is vital to your enjoyment of your purchase, what’s visible and on the surface of the hot tub isn’t the only thing that needs serious attention.

    What’s really going to impact the long-term enjoyment you get out of your hot tub is how it’s made, and quite often where.

    What to Look for in Hot Tub Construction

    Although most potential buyers believe a new hot tub costs between $3,000 – $5,000, the reality today is that a quality model costs between $7,000 – $20,000. While you save in the short-term on a cheaper model, you’ll end up paying far more in electrical bills, replacement parts, water treatments, and maintenance calls. Not to mention, you’ll be looking at a short-term, no frills experience with a much shorter product lifespan.

    As you will soon discover, the quality in the construction will not only make a big impact in the enjoyment you get inside of your hot tub, but will also make a world of difference in the reliability, performance, and the return on your long-term investment. Simply put, the cheaper the hot tub is to buy, often the cheaper the components that were used to build it. At Beachcomber Hot Tubs, we are proud to use the exact same materials and construction standards across all of our models, with difference in price reflected in the add-on options, finishes, jetting configurations, and size.

    So what to look for? Make note of the materials used as you look around and ask questions in-store.

    To the average person, a hot tub shell and outer cabinetry may come in different colours but they all look the same. But assuming that all cabinetry and shells are of the same quality can be a huge mistake. For instance, most high-quality hot tubs are made with acrylic. Acrylic is a hard, durable plastic that is resistant to chemical and UV damage. When you look at hot tubs at a lower price point from unreliable manufacturers, you are likely seeing molding that is made from rotary plastics. This is the same kind of material you will find in a kayak or a portable table.

    To choose the best shell, make sure it is durable and comes with an extended or lifetime warranty.

    Cabinetry is another important consideration, although earlier generations of hot tubs were made of durable redwood or cedar, most of today’s cabinetry is synthetic. The best hot tubs are made by manufacturers who have specially engineered their hot tubs for superior durability and protection from extreme hear, cold, and UV rays. When choosing a hot tub, look for a model that has built in structural cradle that can support the tub with or without the cabinet – this will ensure the weight stays balanced The Enviroskirt by Beachcomber Hot Tubs, for instance, is designed to capture the look and performance of real wood, without the weathering and maintenance requirements.

    These are a few of the reasons why it is so important to pay particular attention and educate yourself on the materials that are used. Ensure you find a durable, acrylic shell that is stain and scratch resistant, long-lasting cabinetry, and look for an intuitive control system that is accessible and easy-to-use at nighttime.

    Then Be Sure to Pay Attention to Where it’s Made

    Some hot tubs are made in countries known for cheap labour and few environmental regulations in order to decrease the production costs. Hot tubs produced in countries with lower labour costs and regulations tend to have more quality (not to mention ethical) control issues, and will most likely result in a smaller up-front cost but higher maintenance and shorter product lifetime.

    Every Beachcomber Hot Tub is 100% manufactured in our Surrey, BC factory, with the same materials, and construction standards applied across every model price point. Each stage of the production is checked by hand for absolute quality to ensure we uphold our zero-defects approach to manufacturing.

  • Why Now Is The Right Time To Buy A Hot Tub

    Why Now Is The Right Time To Buy A Hot Tub

    People often wonder when is the best time to buy a hot tub or spa, and the answer isn’t always easy to uncover. The best time for you to buy a hot tub, may not necessarily be the best time for someone else.

    It starts with looking at your priorities: what are you flexible on? The delivery date, colours, size, or lowest possible price? Every backyard and budget can present different needs and desires in their hot tub purchase, but here’s a few reasons why right now could be the perfect time for you to take the plunge.

    Why Buy A Hot Tub Now:

    Colder Weather Is Coming

    As the summer heat start to cool, now is the perfect time to invest into a hot tub for your backyard space. Buying now will ensure you have your hot tub installed before the snow hits and it becomes more difficult, and possibly costly, to install.

    Keep The Family Connected

    Everyone knows once the kids are back to school and summer vacation ends, time spent together as a family becomes more and more precious. Investing into a hot tub and making it a centre point for the family to enjoy each evening will give you the opportunity to stay connected all year-round.

    Staying Healthy

    A hot tub is the perfect place to start or end each day, especially as your schedule fills up in the fall months. It’s great for your physical health as a relaxing space to soothe joints and muscles, as well as for your mental health, helping you de-stress and sleep soundly.

    Model Clearances

    As the calendar year unwinds, you’ll start to find great deals on models that are nearing the end of production, and end of year models that will need to be cleared from the factory before the new models hit the floor.

     

    The Beachcomber August Outlet Sales Event

    RSVP Today to take advantage of over $7,000 in savings at our August Sales Event at all 4 outlet locations from August 24th – 26th, 2018.

    Choose Your Closest Location:

    Surrey, BC     |    Oakville, ON    |     Laval, QC     |     Vista, California

     

     

     

  • How Much Space Do You Need for Your Hot Tub?

    How Much Space Do You Need for Your Hot Tub?

    In choosing your hot tub and planning for your installation, the question of how much space you will need is a big one (pun unintended!)

    To help you narrow down your options, consider the following questions in planning for your hot tub:

     

    1. Will my hot tub be located indoors or outside?
    2. How much space do I have available on my deck or patio?  Measure carefully and then re-measure to be sure.
    3. What are the measurements of door openings, fence gates or deck stairs for getting my hot tub to its destination?  Check the dimensions of your [planned or purchased] hot tub’s length, width, and depth.
    4. Will it pass through interior doors or exterior gates?  Check the weight of your hot tub both empty and filled with water. Will your deck, patio, or room floor support its considerable weight?

     

    If you’re comparatively shopping, you’ll notice that most hot tubs are square or rectangular (the 320 is the only Beachcomber we offer in a circular shape) and have a footprint between 6 and 8 feet. Keep in mind, you will need additional space of 1 to 2 feet around at least two sides of the hot tub to allow for maintenance.

    We also have a variety of capacity options, accommodating anywhere from 2 to 8 people, with the average size designed for 5 to 6 adults. So consider the number of people that will be making regular use of your tub. If you are planning on using it for yourself and your spouse, a smaller 2-4 person capacity will be perfect. If you have a family of five and are looking for something you can enjoy socially with your kids, look for a hot tub that fits more. And if you have small children, finding a model with a cooling bench is important as it allows smaller bodies to safely perch higher above the water.

     

    Get All The Space You Need Inside Our Fall Anniversary Edition Models

    For a limited-time only, save up to $5,203 on our Fall Anniversary Edition Hot Tubs, featuring our 3 largest models across each signature series. 

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    Fall Anniversary Edition Beachcomber Hot Tubs

  • Last Chance to Take Advantage of the June Promo!

    Last Chance to Take Advantage of the June Promo!

    As June comes to a close, ask yourself – did you live it fully? Take advantage of every opportunity that came your way? Not quite, if you haven’t checked out our current financing promotion (no payments or interest until 2019) or picked up a Family Bundle yet! Get yours this weekend, before they’re gone forever and your regrets sink in.

    Take advantage of 50% off our Family Bundle! These popular add ons will help you optimize summer hot tub soaking with the family.

    Available only until June 30th, our Family Bundle includes:

     

    Care Free Water Care
    The gold standard in hot tub water care that replaces traditional water conditioners to deliver the healthiest, cleanest water imaginable with less product and time.

     

    Lift ‘N Store
    Our premium hot tub cover removal system for adding incredible convenience to lifting and storing your hot tub cover during a relaxing soak.

     

    Family Towel Set
    4-pack of plush Beachcomber embroidered hot tub towels offering the perfect embrace after a soothing hot tub soak for the whole family.

     

    ClearTech UVC
    Harnessing the sun’s natural UV light to eliminate harmful bacteria in your hot tub, this advanced filtration system cuts your need for traditional sanitizers by up to 70%.

    Get these amazing add ons for only $810 (value of $1596), before this Sunday!

     

  • How Many Seats Should You Choose in Your Hot Tub?

    How Many Seats Should You Choose in Your Hot Tub?

    With the variety of hot tub models and jet configurations available, choosing the best one for your needs can seem overwhelming. Once you’ve decided to make the excellent lifetime investment of hot tub ownership, you need to outline your main needs for it. As you browse available models, ask yourself whether the main purpose of your soaking will be for stress relief and relaxation? For hydrotherapy? Or for social gatherings and entertainment?

    Pinpointing the primary purposes of your purchase will help you answer the next question: how many seats do I need?

    Keep in mind that the number of seats will also affect the size of the hot tub, so you’ll need to keep in mind how much space you’re working with before you begin comparing options. And try to rank the importance of various features, to be realistic with your expectations and to stay in line with your budget.

     

    Here are a few things to think about when it comes to hot tub seating:

     

    Who will be using it?

    Think not only about the number of people who will be regularly using your hot tub, but also evaluate the layout and imagine how it will work for your planned gatherings. How large is the foot well? How close together are the seats? Is one of the seats a lounger that might be great for hydrotherapy but likely awkward for larger groups?

    Maybe using your hot tub for social gatherings will not be your focus. If you don’t entertain often or have a large family, you can save some space. If you’re picturing your hot tub as a place for reconnecting with your spouse, then a 4-person tub might be all you need.

     

    What will it be primarily for?

    The different purposes aren’t mutually exclusive of course, but if you’re seeking relaxation and hydrotherapy over socializing, then it might be good to maximize your investment with a tub that is more tailored to these benefits — even if this means a slightly smaller footprint. Look at your budget and consider what is the most important to you as you comparatively shop.

     

    Where will it be placed? 

    Consider how much space you have, and how you plan to design around the hot tub that you bring home. If you are looking to place it under a gazebo and want to have a hot tub that is socially-focused, make sure you leave space for people to get in and out comfortably in larger groups and for food and beverages along the sides.

    When choosing the Beachcomber model that’s right for you, take these factors into account and decide on the seat number and configuration that best suits your needs.

  • DO I HAVE ENOUGH SPACE FOR A HOT TUB?

    DO I HAVE ENOUGH SPACE FOR A HOT TUB?

    With space becoming tighter in many urban homes, one of the first concerns many prospective buyers face is whether they really have the space for a hot tub. As you comparatively shop, you’ll start to find that most outdoor hot tubs are square or rectangular (the 320 is the only model we offer in a circular shape) and have a footprint between 6 and 8 feet.

    Hot Tub Space Requirements:

    Before you enter into a showroom or start looking at models online, measure out the space where you intend to place your hot tub. Keep in mind, you will need an added space of 1 to 2 feet around at least two-sides of the hot tub to allow for maintenance. You will also need to ensure you have enough space for people to enter and exit the hot tub and space for your hot tub cover when not in use.

    Placement:

    Then it comes down to placement. Do you have a spot at the far end of your backyard with an idyllic view you think would be the perfect spot for your hot tub? Think again. How often you will really use it is directly related to how close your hot tub is to your home. On a dark morning, or when it’s freezing outside, are you really going to trek across the yard to get in the hot tub every day? Keep in mind your hot tub will also require an electrical hook-up as you think of spots to place it.

    Beachcomber Tip:

    Position your spa in close proximity to a door. If you are worried about noise, then be sure to choose a model with a dedicated circulation pump that quietly circulates the water 24 hours a day, eliminating the need for loud filtration cycles, such as the Beachcomber Hot Tubs Hush Pump.

    Structural Support:

    No matter where you are planning on putting your hot tub, it will need the proper structural support. An empty hot tub is already a heavy object. Add in 400 gallons or so of water, your hot tub can weigh over 5,000 pounds. No matter where you choose to install your hot tub, a solid foundation such as a concrete pad will be necessary.

    Sinking A Hot Tub Into A Deck:

    If you plan on sinking or installing on a deck, joist and beams need to be sized to support the heavy load. We highly recommend consulting a structural engineer in the design plan if the deck is elevated to ensure it meets any necessary municipal codes and building standards.

    Remember to follow the checklist above and feel free to contact a member of the Beachcomber Hot Tubs team should you have any questions about where the place your hot tub.

  • HOT TUB SHOPPING GUIDE

    HOT TUB SHOPPING GUIDE

    How To Narrow Down Your Options

    You have made the decision to buy a hot tub. You’re now on the path to owning and loving an investment that you and your family can enjoy for years and years to come, but the next steps you take are critical. How can you be sure you are getting the best deal for your money? And with so many hot tub manufacturers and models to choose from, how can you be sure you are buying the best possible hot tub for you?

    The Questions You Need To Ask When Shopping For A Hot Tub

     

    In order to narrow down your options, follow the steps below:

     

    #1: What’s my budget?

    Hot tub pricing can vary from $4,000 to up to $25,000 depending on the retailer. Different price points reflect different features, jetting, and size, but most often come down to the quality in the construction.

    Beachcomber Tip:

    Go with the manufacturer you think has the best reputation from current owners. Look at reviews of the specific models that align with your budget and be willing to let go of certain add-on features or a larger size if it means avoiding a less reputable, budget hot tub manufacturer. When you go for a lower price point hot tub, you’re looking at a very short-term no-frills experience. Hot tubs at the price at or below $6,000 most often are so poorly insulated you’ll end up paying far more in the long run to operate them.

     

    #2: What are my biggest must-have features?

    With so much to choose from in add-on features and hot tub model configurations, it’s important you think about what matters most to you in your purchase prior to stepping into a showroom or speaking to a representative. What will you be using it for? Hydrotherapy for muscle pain? Socializing? Think hard about your expectations so you won’t end up disappointed.

    Beachcomber Tip:

    When you’re comparing your budget to the models available, we recommend that you make a list of “must-haves” vs. “nice-to-haves”. These lists will help you understand the available options in the price range with your “must-have” amenities.

     

    #3: When do I want my hot tub by?

    Much like shopping for a car, most hot tub manufacturers offer the ability to customize your order with the features and finishes you choose. Be aware that this can not only impact your bottom line, but also the timeline in which your chosen model will be available to ship. If you want a hot tub for the fall, start shopping earlier in the summer to allow 6-8 weeks for construction and delivery. Many manufacturers, including Beachcomber Hot Tubs, also offer quick ship models that are pre-built and ready to ship in just days, however be prepared to be more limited in your options should you choose this route.

    Beachcomber Tip:

    Sometimes, we hear prospective owners delaying on their purchase time in order to get more prepared financially for the investment. One alternative option is hot tub financing. We offer prospective owners the ability to set-up a  bi-weekly payment structure for their purchase, with the option to add additional payments at any time with zero penalty. This way you can enjoy your hot tub sooner, without over stretching yourself financially.

     

     

  • HOT TUB ACCESSORIES GUIDE JUNE 2018

    HOT TUB ACCESSORIES GUIDE JUNE 2018

    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 to 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 Family Bundle Upgrade!

     

    Here’s a quick guide to our accessory products, and how they’ll help make your hot tub the staycation of your dreams all year long:

    Slide ‘N Store X-Treme 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 hydraulic cover removal system solves both of these 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.

    ClearTech UVC Technology

    Traditionally, hot tub water is maintained through added treatment programs to the water in order to balance and clarify. Beachcomber Hot Tubs has developed an easier way for spa water treatment, through our ClearTech UVC system upgrade. Harnessing the natural power of the sun’s UV light, this hot tub water treatment technology alters bacteria in hot tub water rendering it completely harmless and cuts down on your need for traditional sanitizers by up to 70%, while producing no harmful by-products as a result! Less chemicals, less owner upkeep, and even healthier water for you and your family to enjoy.

    Care Free Water Care System

    While ClearTech UVC reduces your need for sanitizer, it does not eliminate the need for water treatment. For this, 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!  

    Family Towel Set

    Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? But don’t rely on standard indoor towels for your hot tub and instead enjoy the warm embrace of Beachcomber’s 4 pack of embroidered hot tub towels to make every soaking experience enjoyable from the minute you walk out the door to the minute you step back inside. 

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