• Five Tips for Staying Active this Winter

    Five Tips for Staying Active this Winter

    As temperatures dip and snow is in the air, you may feel more in the mood for sipping eggnog by the fire than for crushing workouts. But even without a gym membership, you can maintain small changes and wise decisions during the colder months. Making use of these five tips will help you counteract the holiday feasting with healthy habits, and keep you on track for a healthy 2018!

     

    1) Be Prepared

     

    Particularly if you continue to run outdoors during the winter months, make sure you layer up accordingly to protect yourself from the biting chill. Shorter days also mean less daylight in the mornings and evenings, so consider reflective bands to make yourself visible in the dark. One of the most important factors for energized and focused workouts is a motivating playlist, so prepare your music in advance and switch it up often enough to keep it effective. And if you’d rather avoid the outdoors in the winter but don’t have a gym membership, investing in some basic equipment (ie. small weights and resistance bands) for callisthenic exercises at home will ensure that you’re never without exercising options.

     

    2) Be Accountable

     

    Schedule frequent workouts with a friend to keep yourself motivated. The holidays are undoubtedly one of the busiest seasons of the year, and it can be tough to find time to catch up with friends you haven’t seen in a while. But planning to work out with a friend that you’ve been wanting to catch up with anyway can kill two birds with one stone. You can also challenge each other to try something new, and give yoga or a spin class a try.

     

    3) Be Adventurous

     

    The colder months introduce an entire menu of winter sports! Maybe try snowboarding or skiing for the first time, or consider revisiting an activity that you last enjoyed in childhood. Joining your kids for an ice skating or sledding session, for example, can make family time physically rewarding as well. Or add some callisthenics the next time you make snow angels, by doing snow sit ups and planks while you’re down there.

     

    4) Stay Hydrated

     

    To counter all the boozy beverages you may be enjoying at Christmas parties, make sure that you up your regular water intake. This is particularly important while exercising in winter because thirst isn’t as obvious in the cold. But your body is still expending energy and sweating, so make sure you rehydrate!

     

    5) Maximize Flexibility

     

    Switching up the focus of your regular workouts in the winter can ensure variety and a balance of physical benefits. If your main goal is usually strength training, prioritizing flexibility gains can be a great way to take advantage of time spent indoors, as stretching can be done anywhere! And of course, soaking in your hot tub surrounded by snow is one of the best parts of winter. Increasing the frequency of your soaks and following them with a stretching session will help you stay limber in the cold weather. Maybe also try adding a yoga or pilates video for a full cold weather routine.

     

    If you don’t yet have the Beachcomber to ease your winter workouts, now is the best time to grab your Limited Edition tub, on sale until Dec. 31st!

    Final weeks to order a Limited Edition model with savings of $5,608!

     

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  • When To Buy A Hot Tub For Spring

    When To Buy A Hot Tub For Spring

    For a lot of Canadians, the winter months can mean nothing but snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. With your yard under a foot of fresh powder, thinking about installing a hot tub might not seem like something that really makes sense. “Waiting for spring”, is the response that we hear most often from prospective buyers this time of year.

    “When the snow melts I’ll start looking”. 

    While we agree this might not be a bad plan, particularly if you are in a colder climate, the one thing it doesn’t take into consideration is the manufacturing and delivery time required for a new hot tub to make it into your backyard.

    At Beachcomber Hot Tubs, as well as any other major spa manufacturer, you’ll likely find the option to purchase a pre-built or floor model. However, the majority of customers end up looking through the options and finishes available, and decide on a customer build that perfectly aligns with their needs and budget.

    Manufacturing A Hot Tub Takes Time, So Plan Ahead! 

    Manufacturing a hot tub takes time, and depending on the location of your home, delivery can also add an additional week or two to the process. This is why, before you decide on holding off until warmer weather, you should start looking for a hot tub that will be ready in time for you to enjoy this spring.

    Even if you purchase now, you can request an installation date that works for your climate. That’s why making a decision a few months ahead of time is the best way to ensure you’ll have a hot tub exactly when you want it.

    Final weeks to order a Limited Edition model with savings of $5,608!

    Buy Now & Get It Delivered When You Like This Spring.

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  • Why Finance A New Hot Tub?

    Why Finance A New Hot Tub?

    Having Trouble Keeping Warm This Winter?

    With the nights getting longer and the days getting colder, there’s no better time to escape into the warm therapeutic waters of your own hot tub than now. Even a quick 15-minute soak can transform your mood for the day ahead and help you sleep soundly.

    Sounds great, right? Well just how much can you expect this winter refuge to cost? One thing we never claim is that buying a Beachcomber Hot Tub is a small expense. We understand this is a big investment, no matter which model you purchase, and having enough saved up for the up-front cost can take time. We also know that when you invest in a hot tub, it’s super important to invest in quality. Cheap hot tubs that cost you around $2,000 – $4,000 normally offer a very short-term no-frills experience. With poor construction and even worse insulation, they not only don’t last, they end up costing you a fortune in heating costs.

    So what’s the solution?

    We introduced our hot tub financing program to offer more people the opportunity to enjoy a Beachcomber Hot Tub, with a flexible payment plan that works for their budget. By signing up for hot tub financing, you can choose to make bi-weekly payments as low as $29.00! All while enjoying the benefits of daily hydrotherapy just steps from your backdoor.

    The approval process is fast, and once you start your payments, you can always add more to pay your balance faster.

    So why is now the best time to take home a Beachcomber?

    If you purchase a Beachcomber Hot Tub before December 3rd, you will not only have 6 months of no payments with absolutely zero added interest, but you’ll also get a $500 bonus credit that you can use towards accessories, water care products, and cover removal systems for your new hot tub!

     

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  • Backyard Landscaping: Is Brick The Right Fit?

    Backyard Landscaping: Is Brick The Right Fit?

    A Beachcomber Hot Tub, in any backyard, makes a bold statement. As new owners look to transform their backyard space into the perfect oasis for enjoying time in and around their hot tub, we are often asked about what building materials to look to as an easy, durable landscaping solution.

    While concrete slabs work great as a solid support that can carry the weight of your spa, also look to classic brick for constructing a modern, low maintenance deck design.

    Brick has the advantage of not losing colour over time and does not require much in terms of maintenance. Bricks are so durable in fact, they do not even require a sealer and can last for decades with minimal need for maintenance.

    While the initial cost is higher for brick than concrete, its durability, and strength, along with its ability to blend with your backyard landscaping and add more visual interest, make it a great option for adding character to your yard.

    Brick, like all durable modular paving, can be reset if the pavers become unevenly settled, and the best way to ensure your brick stays level for many years to is to create a great foundation and set the paving.

    When you look to incorporate brick into your backyard landscaping, we recommend blending it with wood elements. This mix of the more industrial, stone look, with the natural warmth of wood, offers the perfect way to create a stunning, long-lasting outdoor space. Combine colourful plants and outdoor furniture, to help it pop with personality.

    Some of the most popular bricking patterns we can recommend include:

    • Running bond:The simplest pattern and the easiest to lay in place; typical running lines with offset joints are great for making clean pattern lines in rectangular spaces.
    • Basketweave:This pattern has pairs of bricks set at 90 degrees to each other; it’s a great pattern for patios and a nice way to mix up the simple running bond.
    • Herringbone, 45 degrees or 90 degrees:Great for driveways because of its stability under heavy loads.

    For more design inspiration, check out this article on “How To Landscape Around Your Hot Tub”.

     

    Until December 3rd, purchase a Beachcomber Hot Tub now and don’t pay anything for 6 months with 0% interest!

    With our financing program, you can then enjoy bi-weekly payments so low, owning a hot tub is less than a latte a day!

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  • How To Choose The Perfect Hot Tub For You

    How To Choose The Perfect Hot Tub For You

    One of the most common questions asked when we meet first-time buyers is how to narrow down the options available and really find the perfect hot tub just for them. Below are the three questions we recommend considering as you start out on your hot tub buying journey.

    What’s My Budget?

    This might sound like a no-brainer, but when you are assessing your budget, look not only at up-front cost, but consider the expected lifespan and operational costs. When you go super low budget, from an unknown manufacturer, you’re most likely looking at a no-frills, short term experience. Hot tubs at or below a price point of $5,000 CAD are most often so poorly insulated and constructed you’ll end up paying far more in the long run to operate them. Also factor in any added costs from installation, and accessory products that are included in the cost.

    What Size Works In My Space?

    Before you enter a showroom or start looking at models online, measure out the space where you intend to place your hot tub. Most square or rectangular models have a footprint between 6 and 8 feet. 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.

    If you are planning on using your hot tub for yourself and your spouse, a smaller 2-4 person capacity will be perfect. If you are a family of five and are looking for something you and your kids can enjoy together socially, look for a hot tub that fits more. 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.

    What Do You Want Most From Your Hot Tub?

    Are you looking for a place for friends? Or is it deep tissue hydrotherapy you’re after? There’s plenty of models that offer all of these benefits, but when you’re looking at how to maximize your investment, it’s smart to weigh your expectations and prioritize which benefits are most important to you.

    If you are looking for a place for entertaining large groups, go for size and seating. If you are looking for more advanced jetting and massage seating, then look at options that have more horsepower and ergonomic molding.

    This will also help you determine whether enhancements like a built-in sound system or a lounger seat are really something you will get use of.

    First Time Buyer’s 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” amenities.

    Until December 3rd, purchase a Beachcomber Hot Tub now and don’t pay anything for 6 months with 0% interest!

    With our financing program, you can then enjoy bi-weekly payments so low, owning a hot tub is less than a latte a day!

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  • Where To Install Your Hot Tub

    Where To Install Your Hot Tub

    A high-quality hot tub is like having a world-class resort right in the comfort of your own backyard. That’s why we always tell owners the same thing when they ask where is a good place to install my new Beachcomber: make it as accessible as possible!

    If you are thinking a hot tub might look great in the tranquil corner at the very back of your yard, think again. On a cold, rainy night, are you really going to want to venture much further than your back door?

    By keeping a hot tub close to your home and easily accessible, even in the deep winter-freeze, you’ll be able to quickly step in, and enjoy the incredible hydrotherapeutic benefits.

    So how close is close?

    Based on feedback we have from owners, within 10 feet from your backdoor is a distance you should aim for.

    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.

    If privacy is important, think about building an enclosure or putting it in a gazebo-like structure, with curtains that can be closed or open.

    Remember, a Beachcomber Hot Tub can sit on any foundation as long as it’s level and can support the weight of the hot tub.  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:

    Tree needles, leaves, branches, or sap. These backyard hazards can quickly dirty the water in your hot tub. That’s why we recommend that you keep your hot tub protected or enough distance away from low hanging branches to save you time and energy in cleaning.

    For more on installation best practices, download the Beachcomber Hot Tubs Pre-Delivery Guide.

    Until December 3rd, purchase a Beachcomber Hot Tub now and don’t pay anything for 6 months with 0% interest!

    With our financing program, you can then enjoy bi-weekly payments so low, owning a hot tub is less than a latte a day!

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  • Staying Stress Free This Fall In Your Hot Tub

    Staying Stress Free This Fall In Your Hot Tub

    After the long, relaxing days of summer, the transition to fall can be particularly difficult for the body and mind. Vacations are over. Kids are back in school. The days are shorter and our to-do lists are longer. These pressures can lead to a serious case of fall fatigue, and can leave you stressed out and worn out.

    Stress, unfortunately, is an unavoidable part of our lives. When we are overly stressed though, our hearts work harder and digestion slows down. Nearly every process in the body is negatively affected. Research has even shown that up to 80% of disease is stress related.

    While stress can’t be completely avoided, there are ways to relieve the effects and ensure that you are keeping your body and mind healthy, especially in the midst of a busy autumn schedule.

    15 – 20 minutes a day in your Beachcomber Hot Tub is all you need!

    Independent study after study has proven that a warm water massage is effective in stimulating the release of endorphins from the body. Endorphins are also known as the “feel good” chemicals in our body, that enhance our sense of well-being, and help us enter into a positive physical and mental state. The warm water has also been shown to help keep your nervous system in perfect balance and help increase the flow of blood vessels, making it easier for your heart to pump with less effort and driving improved circulation throughout the whole body.

    So there you have it! A hot tub is the perfect way to do a little good for your mind and body and soak away all of the stress of the day. Even the November rain won’t get your mood down.

    Just take 20 minutes for yourself. Go on, you deserve it!

     

    Right now is the perfect time to put an end to stress and fall fatigue with the Beachcomber Limited Edition 550 & 578 models currently offered at a savings of $5,608!

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  • Prepping Your Hot Tub For Colder Weather

    Prepping Your Hot Tub For Colder Weather

    There’s nothing like escaping the cold quite like jumping into a nice warm Beachcomber Hot Tub while the snow and rain falls around you. While we may not be in the midst of the winter freeze quite yet, the colder months are quickly approaching. Before it gets too cold, it’s important to take a maintenance steps in order to ensure you and your family can enjoy your Beachcomber Hot Tub all winter long!

    Drain & Refill Your Hot Tub Water

    We recommend draining and refilling your Beachcomber Hot Tub 3 or 4 times a year. If you have a higher bather frequency, you may need to add 1 more cleaning. Trying to change the water when it is super cold outside is very difficult, and even more unpleasant. That’s why the fall is a great time to give your hot tub a quick refresh. Cleaning and refilling your hot tub will help to minimize the maintenance needed to keep it running perfectly all winter long so that you don’t have to spend extra time outside on hot tub maintenance. It’s also important to clean and possibly replace your hot tub filters, as the fall foliage can cause added wear. Fresh water and clean filters together ensure that your water runs properly.

    Invest In A Good Cover

    The majority of temperature loss in a hot tub will occurs at the surface of the water. Before the winter cold hits, make sure to check the condition and insulation of your hot tub cover. If your cover is not ready to handle another cold season, you’ll end up paying for it in added heating bill expenses. For the month of October 2017, we have a special offer on our Beachcomber HEATSHIELD hot tub covers, with up to 45% more insulating power than the industry average.

    Check In On The Water Levels

    Periodically, you should check your water levels in your hot tub over the winter, especially if you haven’t used it in a few weeks. If the water level drops too low your pump and heater could shut down resulting in frozen water and possible damage to your hot tub.

     

    By taking a few steps now, you’ll be able to get the most out of your Beachcomber Hot Tub, when you need it most!

     

     

  • Beachcomber HEATSHIELD Cover Promotion on for the Month of October!

    Beachcomber HEATSHIELD Cover Promotion on for the Month of October!

    As the cooler Fall season ramps up, are you thinking ahead and stocking up on Halloween candy already? How about thinking ahead where it matters the most and investing in a Beachcomber HEATSHIELD Hot Tub Cover before the wrath of Winter strikes?

     

    For October only, our HEATSHIELD Cover Promotion is available online and at participating dealer locations, with a special offer:

     

    Get $50 Off Your Cover Purchase + 1 Free Bottle of Cover Care!

     

     

    Is your current hot tub cover costing you money?

    Old hot tub covers lose heat quickly, costing you hundreds of dollars in energy costs.

     

    How Beachcomber can help

    Our HEATSHIELD Cover can help you save up $500 on your annual heating bill, as it’s designed with 45% more insulating power than standard hot tub covers.*

     

    *Compared to tapered 3” nominal 1 lbs EPS foam cover. Based on typical annual heating costs in the Pacific Northwest

     

     

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