Bringing home a new hot tub is a long-term investment. Choosing the right one can make all the difference between a model that’s okay and fits your basic needs, and finding the absolutely perfect hot tub you and your family will love for years and years to come.
Once you’ve carefully decided on the right fit model, it’s important to weigh all the available enhancements, and pick carefully from must-haves, nice-to-haves, and don’t needs. Luckily for you, we have some advice to get you started.
Consider these factors in selecting the add-ons for your hot tub:
Guarantee & Protection
It’s important to keep yourself protected in your purchase, and look online for owner reviews on the manufacturers you are considering to get a better sense of product quality. It’s equally important to then ensure you have a full understanding of the protection guarantee that comes with your hot tub. At Beachcomber, we offer lifetime coverage on the structural integrity of the fireglass composite, as well as 2 years on major components of your hot tub standard with purchase. We also offer the opportunity to extend that coverage for another 3 years with our Premium Guarantee. By making this upgrade, you’ll receive 5 years of protection coverage on major components of your hot tub, including the Smart Sense Heater, Enviroskirt Cabinetry, and more.
Electrical Compatibility & Support
Almost all hot tub models require a 240V hook-up that is not standard in North America home construction. Therefore, before your hot tub is even delivered, you need to ensure you have a Ground Fault Circuit Breaker installed. Designed for easy installation by a qualified electrician, ensure you consult with a sales specialist to ensure you have the correct Beachcomber GFCI purchased to ensure a smooth installation. The correct size of wire and breaker varies with the distance from the panel to the spa as well as the specs of the pump and heater.
Once you have the protection coverage and electrical wiring needed for initial installation and peace of mind, your hot tub is almost ready to be enjoyed. The next step is choosing the right water care program. An anxiety of many prospective and new hot tub buyers is the use of harsh chemicals in the water and the safety of the people who are enjoying it. Listening to the community, Beachcomber created our exclusive Care Free water program. Replacing traditional water conditioners, Care Free delivers the healthiest, cleanest water imaginable, with much less product and time. Almost odourless, Care Free Water Care helps maintain a more stable water balance, leaves the water cleaner, and maximize your filter’s performance. Care Free is designed to use in conjunction with Care Free Boost, our sanitizer. Together, they work to condition and sanitize your hot tub water.
Ease of Use
In order to get the most use out of your hot tub, you want to ensure it’s as accessible as possible, even during the cold, Canadian winters. We recommend you place your hot tub close to a door, to ensure it’s easy to slip in and out. A cover removal system, like Beachcomber’s Lift ‘N Store can also do wonders for making a quick soak in the morning or night that much easier to enjoy. The cantilever design is affixed to the bottom of the hot tub, and slips in at the hinge as the hot tub cover is flipped open. This process makes easy work of lifting the cover out of the way and allows you to get in and out of your hot tub with minimal effort.
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