• Morning Berry Power-Up Smoothie

    Morning Berry Power-Up Smoothie

    Giving yourself a boost in the morning is key to having a successful day. Part of getting that boost is firing up your digestive system and supplying your body with nutrients. The healthy calories provided by this smoothie are easy for your system to break down, which is a great thing in the morning because your system is just charging itself up.

    The Perfect Breakfast Smoothie

    Another bonus of doing a smoothie for breakfast is the brief prep time. Instead of skipping breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day, or eating something less than nutritious, this berry smoothie provides your body everything that it needs.

     

    Ingredients

    ¼ cup frozen strawberries                           ¼ cup frozen blueberries                              ¼ frozen raspberries

    ¼ cup pomegranate juice                             1 tablespoon vanilla protein                        1 tablespoon honey

    1 tablespoon lemon juice

     

    Preparation

    1. Throw everything into a blender and purée until smooth.
    2. Drink, enjoy and be happy!

     

    Beachcomber Hot Tip: Use fresh fruit for a stronger tasting, healthier smoothie. Also, this recipe is for an individual smoothie, to make one that will last you a few morning, buy a larger blender and triple or quadruple the recipe.

     

  • Hydrotherapy’s Positive Benefits for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

    Hydrotherapy’s Positive Benefits for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

    Fibromyalgia is a serious medical condition that often goes undiagnosed because it doesn’t appear in normal blood work. The pain inflicted by Fibromyalgia is widespread and dramatically affects your quality of life. For many people it feels like a really bad case of the flu without the fever.

    Beachcomber Hot Tub Health Benefits

    Here are some symptomatic elements felt by people suffering from Fibromyalgia:

     

    • Short-term memory loss
      • The main reason memory is affected is because of the severe headaches they’re experiencing

     

    • Restless leg syndrome
      • This will often effect your sleeping habits, further complicating the exhaustion aspect of this

     

    Hydrotherapy is a proven method of relieving many of these symptoms. Soaking in a hot tub, combined with lots of hydration (8 – 8oz glasses of water a day) significantly reduces the aches and pains caused by the symptoms of fibromyalgia. A simple 10-minute session in a small hot tub will lower pain levels to a point where routine activities are manageable.  If able, try doing a simple workout routine while in the hot tub. This will help strengthen your body and help manage the symptoms.

     

    Beachcomber Hot Tip: Ask your doctor is using a hot tub to cure your symptoms can be submitted to your insurance company. Also, ask your accountant about how you can use your hot tub as a tax right-off if you’re using it as a way to relieve pain.

    • Standing behind our Hot Tub Covers

      Standing behind our Hot Tub Covers

      Beachcomber is proud to sell the highest quality hot tub covers in the world. Being an environmentally conscious company, we have assured that our branded heatshields complement our energy efficient hot tubs. They’re built to lock in heat and steam to prevent energy from escaping.

      The key element of our heatshield cover is the insulation. Its high density inner foam is perfectly designed to trap steam, while the vacuum fit corners seal the edges. This is just part of what creates the eco-design of our heatshields.

      The Difference of a Beachcomber Hot Tub Cover

      What makes our hot tub covers the best in the industry:

      • High density foam inner with a R-Factor of 14.14 per inch
      • Bonded Poly Thread that resists moisture, mildew and UV rays
      • Corrosion Proof Nylon Zipper with protective flap
      • 15 oz Double-Ply Laminated Bottom Liner to maintain strength and durability
      • Child Resistant Lock Down Straps
      • Tapered Cover Design which ensures water and snow run-off
      • Laminate Reinforced Hinge with 4 layers
      • Hademade in Canada
      • Two Year Factory Guarantee

       

    • Foaming Hot Tub

      Foaming Hot Tub

      While foam is quite common in hot tubs that are used a great deal, having an excess amount of it is something that should be dealt with. Foam is created by dissolved solids in your hot tub water. These solids will include laundry detergent, deodorant, lotions, makeup, etc. Utilizing too much water care products will also cause your water to foam up.

      While there are several ways to prevent solids from arriving in your hot tub, the easiest way is to simply shower before entering the water. Showering will flush all of the chemicals and waste off your skin and block it from getting into your hot tub water.

      Removing Hot Tub Foam

      Once your hot tub starts foaming, here are some steps to take to clear up the water:

      1. Test your water. This is an important guiding step to take. Make sure all of your sanitizers, alkalinity and pH are balanced. Also, double-check your TDS levels. If one of these levels are unbalanced or your TDS levels are extremely high, it could be time for you to drain and re-fill your tub.
      1. Scoop out the foam. Most occurrences of excess foaming can be resolved by simply removing the foam and assuring that your chemical levels are correct.
      1. Replace or thoroughly clean your filter. This will prevent the water from creating more foam.
      1. Shock your tub with your sanitizer system. We suggest doing it with Chlorine, however people have seen success from doing it with non-chlorine sanitizers. While shocking, run your jets on high and have your cover half open to vent out the gases.
      2. Using “Foam Free” will help suppress some of the foam.

       

      We typically recommend Hot Tubs are drained and filled approximately every 3-4 months and this may be a sign you are nearing this interval.  You can also help prevent hot tub foam by routinely using an oxidizer after each use and utilizing a floating oil absorber, such as a “Hydro Mop” and adding an enzyme product such as “Purezyme” which naturally breaks down the biofilms which contribute to foam.

      If you have fresh water and are experience foaming, it could be a result of low calcium hardness.  Low calcium levels (which can also damage equipment) will decrease surface tension in the water and allow for excessive suds.  To prevent this issue, take a water sample to your local Beachcomber Hot Tubs dealer to analyze and balance water including calcium hardness level.  If low, use “Protect” calcium increaser.

      Beachcomber Hot Tip: Asking people to restrain from dunking their heads under water is a great way to slow down the increase of dissolved solids. Also, having a Beachcomber Heatshield will help keep natural dissolved solids out of the water, as well as keep your heating costs down.

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      • Cardiovascular Benefits of Hot Tubbing

        Cardiovascular Benefits of Hot Tubbing

        Taking some time to consider how to optimize your cardiovascular is important first step when looking at improving your health. Although there are many steps you can take to enhance your overall health, this article explains the specific benefits that bathing in a hot tub has for your cardiovascular health.

        Health Benefits of a Hot Tub

        1. Lowers Your Blood Pressure

        This is one of the most important benefits that soaking in your hot tub can have for your cardiovascular health. Warm blood comes closer to your skin’s surface which lowers your heart rate. It’s important to immerse your body as deep as possible to provide the best possible circulation for your body.

         

        1. Stress Relief

        Stress is a natural reaction inside your body to different environmental and psychological stimuli.  A small amount of stress can help you maintain a healthy nervous system. But if you’re experiencing too much stress, it can cause your blood pressure to rise and result in many debilitating illnesses. The good news is that you can manage and reduce stress with 20-30 minutes of massage and hydrotherapy in a hot tub.

         

        1. Increases your Circulation

        The warm water will raise your body temperature to a point that it makes your blood vessels dilate, therefore improving your circulation. This also helps your blood vessels shed waste and become much healthier.

      • Who is Tethys?

        Who is Tethys?

        You may be wondering who the figure in the Beachcomber logo is? And why this figure is included in our logo?

        The woman’s face in our logo is Tethys, the Greek Titan goddess of primal fresh water. She was the Greek god responsible for nourishing the earth. She was the mother of the rivers, the clouds, and the nymphs of springs, streams, and fountains.

        Beachcomber Hot Tubs Logo Origins

        Being the wife of Okeanos, the fresh water god, and daughter of Gaia, mother earth, Tethys was an important part of Greek mythology. Her name was derived from the Greek word for nurse, and she was considered to be one of the most influential gods in the Greek landscape.

        At Beachcomber Hot Tubs, the influence of Tethys is felt throughout our company. We do our best to spread the word about the nursing and natural healing powers of the hydrotherapy provided by hot tubs. In reality, the therapeutic benefits of a soak in one of our hot tubs is unmatched in the natural world.

        Adding a soak in a Beachcomber hot tub to your daily routine will not only help your body be at its best, it’ll help you live a longer and happier life.

        For more information, check out our website.

      • Hot Tub Stargazing

        Hot Tub Stargazing

        Relaxing in your Beachcomber Hot Tub under a clear night sky is one of the best ways to relieve stress. It allows you to forget about work, while reconnecting with nature and those around you. While soaking in your tub, it can be fascinating to look up into the night sky and catch glimpses of the constellations that make up our galaxy.

        Below are a few descriptions of some of the most popular constellations.

        BACKYARD STARGAZING GUIDE

        Big Dipper

        Latin for Water Carrier

        The Big Dipper is potentially the most famous group of stars. It is part of the constellation called Ursa Major. The beginning of the formation is very linear, while it finishes with the famous dip.

         

        Little Dipper

        Latin for Smaller Bear

        The Little Dipper is famous for containing Polaris, the North Star. This constellation is very similar to the Big Dipper, as they both have the same general look to them. Both have 3-4 stars that create the handle, then 4-5 that create the scooper. Although this formation is best viewed in June, in the Northern Hemisphere it can be seen for a large majority of the year.

         

        The Hunter

        Latin for mythological Greek hunter

        The Hunter is one of the largest and most recognizable constellations. It is most known for its 3 horizontal stars that create Orion’s Belt. The rest of the constellation form a quadrangle, with two other stars that create his head and bow. Unlike some other constellations, The Hunter is viewable around the world at certain points during the year.

         

        Leo

        Latin for Lion

        Leo is one of the few constellations that somewhat looks like its namesake, hence it is also one of the easiest constellations to find. A prominent backwards question mark forms the head and chest, while the rest of the body is formed by a long triangle that is turned on its side.

        • Caring for your Beachcomber Hot Tub

          Caring for your Beachcomber Hot Tub

          Since 1978, Beachcomber has been dedicated to combining innovative technology with top quality customer service. Whether you’re a first-time Beachcomber owner or a long-time Beachcomber lover, we want your experience with us to be relaxing and enjoyable. That’s why we have put together some popular questions on maintaining your hot tub.

          BEACHCOMBER HOT TUB MAINTENANCE TIPS

          Draining

          Q:           Where do I drain my hot tub water?

          A:              Your hot tub water can be drained directly into your backyard, however you need to neutralize the active sanitizer in the water prior to draining. Beachcomber’s Water Care Product “NeutrAll” is what we suggest you use to get the water ready for draining. Simply follow the directions on the label of the bottle and add directly to the water. Let the product circulate for an hour to ensure all active sanitizer is neutralized, then drain away!

           

          Filter Cleaning

          Q:            How often should I clean/change my Microfilter?

          A:             Your Microfilter should be rinsed at least once a week, and depending on how often you use your hot tub and how many people are using it, you may want to rinse it more often than that.

          Your Microfilter will last from two to four years. We recommend having a spare on hand, just so that when one is in use, the other can be available as a replacement.

           

          Plumbing

          Q:            How do I clean the internal plumbing?

          A:             Regular shocking and simple maintenance of your hot tub to keep water clean will help to keep internal plumbing clean. However, if the hot tub is under heavy use, super chlorination is a great way to get rid of biofilm in the pipes.

          Beachcomber’s product called Deep Clean 5 is an effective internal pipe cleaner. We recommend draining your tub and cleaning its plumbing about every three months under normal use.

           

          Winter Preparation

          Q:            How do I prepare my hot tub for the cold weather?

          A:             There is no need to prepare your hot tub for winter. Our hot tubs are designed to run in any weather, in all seasons. With 3 wall insulation system in LEEP, and the 4 wall insulation system in Hybrid3, you get the very best in energy efficiency and protection from the cold.

          If you are going away for an extended period, it’s a good idea to leave your hot tub running and heated while you are away. This will simply prevent potential freezing. In areas where you receive a lot of snowfall, having a sheet of plywood to cover the hot tub can help to distribute the weight on the cover.

           

          Cloudy Water

          Q:            How do I get rid of cloudy water?

          A:            Cloudy water happens in a hot tub if there has been heavy usage, or if the hot tub has been left for extended periods without shocking. If your hot tub water is cloudy, try rinsing the Microfilter and adding our product Pure Blue, then wait about an hour. Once you have done this, shock the water with the sanitizer you are using and leave the cover half open for about a half hour.

          If cloudy water persists, you may need to drain your hot tub. If you are ensure or have any more questions about cloudy water, call one of Beachcomber’s Development Centers to talk to a Beachcomber Care person, or call your local Beachcomber Store for help.

        • Preparing Your Backyard for a Hot Tub Can Be Easily Done With a Few Expert Tips

          Preparing Your Backyard for a Hot Tub Can Be Easily Done With a Few Expert Tips

          Bringing home a Beachcomber Hot Tub is much simpler than you think! our hot tubs can sit on any foundation, as long as it’s level and can support the weight of the hot tub. The perma-seal foundation that comes standard across all models keeps your hot tub protected from moisture as well as damage from the natural elements and bugs and animals found in most grassy areas.

          For a fast, long lasting solution, we recommend purchasing patio tiles, railroad ties, crushed gravel or inter-locking bricks as simple solutions for creating a solid foundation for your Beachcomber Hot Tub.

          Here’s a breakdown on recommended places to install your Beachcomber Hot Tub:

          • Patio Blocks:  Patio blocks are an inexpensive base for your hot tub. They are easy to lay down as well, all you need is some sand, a perimeter border, a 2 x 4 and a level.
          • Cement Pad:  A cement pad can be costly, but looks nice and will never break down.
          • Gravel: Crushed gravel is another great base for a Beachcomber. This style requires you to pay extra attention to making the hot tub level.
          • Railroad Ties: Any kind of wood block can also make a good pad for your hot tub. Make sure it’s level and allows for good drainage.
          • Wood Decks: Check your local building codes for the correct parameters for proper support construction required for this kind of install. Remember, a water filled hot tub can weigh as much as a car, so it is important that the tub be supported properly to ensure a safe and reliable installation.
          • Sunken hot tubs: If you are planning to sink your hot tub into a deck, it’s always best to keep the top 21” of the hot tub exposed, as this is the best height for entry and exit.

          Remember: A hot tub should fit into the flow of your deck or patio, not overwhelm it. In order to make accessing your hot tub easier and more inviting, it’s best to place your hot tub within 10 feet of your house!

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