• How Often Will I Really Use A Hot Tub?

    How Often Will I Really Use A Hot Tub?

    You probably know someone who once owned a hot tub that sat for years in the backyard, eventually becoming overgrown and completely non-operational. Or someone who purchased a hot tub, used it regularly for the first three months, then stopped taking care of it until it eventually fell into totally disrepair. So how can you be sure you’ll avoid a similar outcome?

    Will I Use A Hot Tub Enough To Justify The Cost?

    Make A Personal Commitment

    There’s a few ways to then look at this question, the first being something you really must consider for yourself. A hot tub should be looked at as an investment in a happier, healthier lifestyle, and not just as an entertainment or recreational item. In order to fully realize all the wonderful wellness benefits of hot tubbing, you need to use your hot tub often – make it a part of your daily routine.

    Find The Right Model

    The second consideration is the hot tub model itself. By choosing a reliable, high-quality brand, you’ll be able to focus on the benefits of the purchase, instead of becoming frustrated by continuously high-maintenance and operational costs. A hot tub is a lifetime investment, so don’t be fooled by a low sticker price, and really research product lifespan, insulation, and materials used in construction as you comparatively shop.

    Install It Close To Your Door

    Finally, place it somewhere convenient for all-year access. 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? 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.

    We invite you to make your personal wellness a priority. You will find that when you use your Beachcomber Hot Tub daily, you’ll feel better and get the most out of the benefits it provides.

  • What Warranties Does a Hot Tub Have?

    What Warranties Does a Hot Tub Have?

    When you’re shopping for a hot tub, it’s easy to get confused and overwhelmed. There’s a lot of selection in the market, and a lot of manufacturers who claim to be the “best-rated”. Of course, you want to ensure you are getting the best value for your money, and that you are sticking to a budget that works for you. But, you also need to remember that a hot tub isn’t just a short-term investment, it’s one that should last for many years to come.

    Hot Tub Warranties

    Something you should always ask is whether the hot tub you are purchasing comes with a warranty, and whether that warranty is worth as much as the paper it’s printed on.

    Here’s a few things to remember:

    Be sure to ask questions, and have a representative sit down with you and go over what all the protections really mean, and help you decide which option and brand is the best way to ensure you are able to enjoy your hot tub for the long haul. Also, look for testimonials from existing customers and see what their experiences have been like to get a better sense of the brand’s approach to continued customer satisfaction.

    What does the Beachcomber Hot Tubs’ Protection Guarantee cover?

    You have a lifetime guarantee on the structure of your hot tub. If the laminated fibreglass composition leaks, Beachcomber will repair it with the right materials and labour, at no extra cost to you. You’re also covered from the date your hot tub is delivered for the next 5 years if there’s a defect in your hot tub’s acrylic finish. Beachcomber will supply the materials and labor to repair it. You also have a 100% component guarantee from the day of delivery. If anything goes wrong with the management system, massage pumps, hush pump, motors, control panels, Everlite, Eclipse Lighting, Guiding Light, Garden Everlite, Enviroskirt, Cabinetry, Ozone Generator, ClearTech UVC Management System, Quintessential AirConnect Surround Sound Music System, Internal and External Plumbing and Light Lenses; you’re covered for repairs and labour. 

    Beachcomber’s 100% exchange guarantee from the delivery date.

    If the factory supplied Heatshield cover, jet massage inserts, steps, filter baskets, Microfilter lid and remote controls have any defects, Beachcomber will exchange the component, free of charge.

    You also have a 100% owner transfer option. The remainder of Beachcomber’s Protection Guarantee is transferrable to a new owner for a small fee, once in the lifetime of the Guarantee. It will be the new owner’s responsibility to arrange for customer-paid installation inspection of the hot tub to activate the Guarantee transfer.

     

    From August 18th – August 20th, 2018, when you purchase your hot tub you’ll receive a free Protection Guarantee Upgrade valued at $599! Click for details here!

  • 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 321 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 cool-down seat is important as it allows smaller bodies to safely perch higher above the water.

  • Health Benefits of Working Out in Water

    Health Benefits of Working Out in Water

    When it comes to workouts and soaking in a hot tub, you most often hear about the benefits of using it before or after an exercise session as a way to loosen and soothe tired muscles. But did you know a hot tub or pool itself offers a great space for getting in your daily workout, loaded with benefits not possible outside of it?

    Why Work Out In Water

    Buoyancy

    By submerging yourself in water, your body isn’t forced to exert as much energy when exercising. Unlike other environment, a hot tub provides a “soft” environment for workouts. Not only do you not have to worry about falling, as the water supports the body in every position, but the water also helps alleviate the feelings of fatigue because it’s supporting so much of the body’s weight. In addition, flexibility results due to the wider range of motion the body can achieve due to the absence of gravity acting on the joints.

    Stress Relief

    Like any regular exercise, hot tub workouts are great stress relievers. The exercise stimulates the brain to release chemicals that make the body feel good. When performing hot tub exercises in warmer water temperatures, the movement of water against and over the body results in both massage and relaxation. This calming effect can decrease, or eliminate the pain resulting from a workout.

    No Other Equipment Necessary

    Due to the resistance of water, hot tub workouts in just waist or chest high water is quite effective for weight loss, cardio and strength training.

    Burns Even More Calories

    Sounds too good to be true, right? Studies have shown even just laying in your Beachcomber Hot Tub, burns as many calories as going out for a short walk. Add in a few low-impact exercises, and you’ll have taken a big step in living healthier and happier every single day. Here’s 5 Hot Tub Exercises To Try Now!

    Enjoy the perfect place to stay fit all year long!

     

  • 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.

     

  • Can You Still Go On Vacation With A Hot Tub?

    Can You Still Go On Vacation With A Hot Tub?

    A question we often hear from prospective Beachcomber Hot Tub buyers is whether you can still go on vacation if you own a hot tub? The answer is pretty simple. Yes! Hot tubs won’t prevent you from getting away from home, and just because you own a property that isn’t your full-time residence, doesn’t mean that installing a hot tub is a poor choice if you think it would add to the value of you and your family’s experience there.

    Prepping Your Hot Tub Before Going On Vacation

    Hot tubs need to be drained and re-filled 3 to 4 times per year, so before you head out on a long vacation, draining and cleaning might be the best option.

    For shorter stays away from the house, ask a neighbour to come by for quick maintenance 1 or 2 times. There are also a number of water treatment options available dependent on the duration of your absence from the house that will ensure your hot tub water and equipment stays healthy, and ready for you when you return.

    Before you go out of town in the summertime, go ahead and add a little extra shock to your hot tub and allow the jets to run for thirty minutes to ensure that the shock has reached all of the water. Once that is complete turn off the jets and cool down the heater to save money on heating costs while away.

    In winter, depending on where you live, turning off your hot tub completely puts the plumbing at risk to freezing. Before you head out of town, add water to your hot tub if necessary. Turn down your thermostat while keeping the water warm enough so it won’t freeze.

    And remember, no matter the time of year, keep your cover secure! We recommend adding hurricane straps to lock it down, ensuring no excess heat escapes and your hot tub remains protected while you’re away.

  • Make Getting In and Out of Your Hot Tub Easier

    Make Getting In and Out of Your Hot Tub Easier

    After a soak, wet feet and wobbly legs can make it difficult to exit your hot tub safely. Considering that most accidents during hot tub use can happen while entering/exiting the tub, the importance of a handrail for safety can’t be overemphasized. Make sure you install a sturdy handrail and non-slip steps to prevent falls.

    Consider these additional tips for preventing slips and falls while hot tubbing:

    • Only enter using the hot tub’s steps
    • Do not climb over the hot tub edges or on filter lids
    • Keep dry towels close by for hands and feet (think about installing a towel bar)
    • Ensure surfaces around the parameter of your hot tub are non-skid and give thought to safety concerns before installation
    • Use only plastic containers for serving drinks and snacks to guests in your hot tub, to avoid the added risk of broken glass
    • Talk to children about the dangers of running and horseplay around the hot tub

     

    Our July Flex Bundle contains the Beachcomber safety rail, valued at $259, for only $129. The safety rail is made of high grade zinc plated aluminum and features a soft blue LED light for visibility. It also swivels to provide ease of entry and exit, and sturdily locks into position.

    So if you buy a Beachcomber before the end of this month, you can take advantage of the July Flex Bundle and prioritize safety for your soaking!

     

  • 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.

     

     

  • Enjoying a Hot Tub at Night

    Enjoying a Hot Tub at Night

    A Beachcomber Hot Tub is not only built for year-round relaxation, it’s built to be enjoyed at all hours of the day and night! There’s no better place to look up and take in the magic of the night sky after a long day than inside your hot tub, which is why we have designed ambient LED lighting to ensure your safety and enhance the atmosphere as you soak after-hours.

    Hot Tub Lighting Packages by Beachcomber

    Exterior Lighting

    Added exterior hot tub lighting includes our Star Trail and Guiding Light packages. Star Trail lighting, a feature first introduced in our 2017 Anniversary Edition models, lines the exterior corners of the hot tub and is inspired by the natural motion and beauty of starlight. Our Guiding light feature illuminates the steps leading up to our Hybird4 models to add a layer of safety and ease for exiting and entering your hot tub. Both of these features are available upgrades on most Beachcomber purchases.

    Enhanced Interior Lighting

    While all models come standard with an incredible LED interior lighting package, accent interior upgrade features include our Eclipse and Crescent Moon lighting packages. Melded seamlessly into the interior acrylic, both of these options not only add illumination to the handgrips to help make evening soaks easier to navigate, but also provide a calming, ambient soft glow from your hot tub as you lie back and relax.

    Everlite Moodlighting

    Lighting can make or break any situation, but did you realize there’s actually a science behind the effects of lighting on our health? It’s called chromotherapy, and measures the impact of colours in keeping our bodies and minds adjusted and balanced. The therapeutic benefits of Beachcomber Hot Tubs extend to this practice, with our Everlite Moodlighting designed with these healing principles specifically in mind. Turn your hot tub water into any colour of the rainbow, and create the perfect mood to enjoy some tranquility and calm before bed.

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