• 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.

     

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  • CREATING A BACKYARD OASIS

    CREATING A BACKYARD OASIS

    Your dream summer vacation is as close as your backyard. With the weather heating up, it’s time to start dressing up your outdoor living spaces and creating the ultimate retreat just steps from the door. Below are a few tips to get you started, on any budget!

    How To Design Your Backyard Getaway

    Think of your backyard as an extension of your indoor spaces

    Design your patio space like any other indoor living space when you are coming up with your concept. Think furnishings, lighting, colour, decorative accents, and overall design flow.

    Furnish for comfort & durability

    Today, there are so many affordable, stylish choices for outdoor furniture, it can be hard to know where to even start. Before you get overwhelmed by the selection, think about the main purpose of the space. Do you want a formal dining area with a table and chairs? A laid-back lounge with plush furnishings and accent tables? Start with the biggest pieces as you shop, and layer in accents later when you have the budget for it. 

    Ensure Shade and Privacy

    Your outdoor living space will feel more like an oasis if you create a sense of enclosure. Use lattice and landscaping to define the outdoor space and build privacy screens from the neighbours and inside spaces in the home. Add a large patio umbrella or a pergola to create shade to escape the summer sun. These can also be used to deliver focal points and separate your areas according to function, or provide transitions from one outdoor living space to another.

    Add Colour Through Accents & Planters

    Cushions are a great way to add comfort as well as infuse colour into your outdoor spaces. You can switch them up after a few years to create a totally new design feel, without having to spend a lot of money. When you are shopping, make sure you select cushions with an outdoor fabric that is UV and water resistance for added durability. Flowers and foliage are another way to add beautiful colours to your space as well as deliver privacy. 

    Invest In A Hot Tub or Spa

    For long, relaxing soaks at the end of the day, a hot tub or spa out on the deck is a must-have luxury. To determine the best location for the hot tub, consider privacy, access to the house, and whether you want the hot tub in the sunshine or shade. You’ll also need additional room for sitting and walking around the hot tub. Remember, a hot tub full of water weighs 2 tons, so it will need a foundation independent of the deck’s foundation.

    Outdoor Lighting

    You will want to enjoy your backyard getaway after the sun goes down. Include an array of outdoor lighting by starting with porch lights that illuminate access to the house and provide ambient lighting. For dining and conversation zones, candlelight, wall mount downlights, or dimmable electric lamps create a relaxed mood. Steps and walkways should be illuminated for safety. You can also use solar-powered lights or low voltage lights to add drama and interest to the landscape and to highlight paths. Combine a mix of lighting sources to make your backyard getaway a magical place after dark.

     

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  • 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.

     

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  • 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 Advanced filtration

    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 filtration 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. 

    Still not sure if a hot tub is right for you, or what else you need to consider before bringing one home? Find all the answers to your burning questions inside our FREE Hot Tub Buyer’s Guide

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  • WHERE TO PUT A HOT TUB

    WHERE TO PUT A HOT TUB

    Choosing where to put your hot tub is a big decision that requires critical thinking.

    Here’s everything you need to take into consideration for optimal hot tub placement:

    Delivery & Installation

    No matter where you choose, you need to make sure it’s accessible by the delivery team. While cranes and other equipment can be used to lower your hot tub into less accessible areas, it’s not necessarily something most owners are interested in investing into. To make delivery and initial installation simple, and easy, think about the pathway from your driveway to the destination when deciding on the location. Look for common obstacles like fences and roofing overhangs, and ensure you have enough clearance beforehand to save money and time on the day of. Also, be sure to let the delivery team know of any stairs or disruptions in the pathway that might require added equipment and manpower.

    Structural Support

    When filled and ready for use, a hot tub is an extremely heavy object. Given the weight, you will need a strong, level surface to place it on. Simple paving stones can do the trick, but if you are looking to install your hot tub on your deck, be sure to check with a qualified contractor or structural engineer to ensure the total weight (with occupants) doesn’t exceed the structure’s weighted capacity.

    Drainage & Maintenance

    Easy access to your hot tub’s equipment is important for on-going maintenance throughout the lifetime of the tub. Therefore, wherever you choose, make sure that you can fully open the panel and you don’t need to move the hot tub or heavy obstacles to check on the mechanics and make simple repairs. You must also think about drainage and the damage this could cause to the surroundings. You will need to drain and re-fill your hot tub 3-4 time a year, and you’ll want a drainage channel that directs water away from the hot tub’s equipment, while also avoiding water damage to the rest of your backyard and home.

    Comfort & Privacy

    No matter what, your hot tub needs to be placed somewhere you love and feel comfortable in. That means you’ll want some privacy from the neighbours next door. Find a spot that keeps you shielded from prying eyes and offers you the perfect sanctuary and daily staycation right at home. If you place your hot tub under a large tree or overhanging plants, be warned that it will add maintenance due to falling leaves.

    Ease of Use

    Finally, one of the most important things we tell buyers is to place their hot tub no more than 10 – 15 feet away from an access point to their home. Why? On a cold winter night, or rainy fall day, are you really going to want to trek to other side of your backyard? Make your hot tub is as accessible as possible in any type of weather so it gets the most possible use. If you are worried about noise from the pumps, look for a hot tub model with a 24/7 filtration cycle, like the Beachcomber Hush Pump. These produce nearly no noise, as water is in a constant state of filtration, without adding to your energy or water care costs.

    If you have any questions about installing a hot tub, always feel free to reach-out. A member of our team would be happy to talk you through the steps and answer any questions.   

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  • 5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF A HOT TUB

    5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF A HOT TUB

    A Beachcomber Hot Tub is not only a great way to spend quality time with family and friends and unwind after a long day, studies have shown it also offers a number of mental and physical health benefits that can do wonders for improving your overall quality of life.

    Here are a few of the ways a Beachcomber Hot Tub can have you feeling healthier & happier:

    Improves Your Mood

    Submerging your body in hot tub water naturally triggers the release of endorphins as the heat helps boost circulation. Endorphins are our natural happiness makers, and induce feelings of easiness and comfort that enhance our mental states.

    Relieves Muscle Pain

    Hot tub water gets your blood moving, and improved circulation works wonders for muscle pain. Not only does this help in your body’s natural healing processes, but the added therapeutic benefits of jet propulsion help alleviate tension in your body and get you recovered and ready for your next workout session. It’s best not to hot tub directly after exercising however, as your body needs time to cool down to avoid inflammation.

    Burns Calories

    That’s right! Not only are hot tubs great pre-and-post working out, they also serve as a mini-workout in themselves. Sounds too good to be true, right? While laying in your Beachcomber Hot Tub is not a substitute for a cardio session and should not give you the excuse to be less active in your everyday life, a hot tub soak has been shown to burn as many calories as going out for a short walk.

    Helps You Sleep Soundly

    At night, our body temperatures naturally drop, which signals the production of melatonin, better known as the sleeping hormone. Soaking in a warm bath will raise your body temperature, and exiting will more rapidly cool it down, triggering a more faster production of melatonin, better preparing your body for sleep.

    Lowers Blood Pressure

    When your body is submerged in a hot tub, it increases your blood flow, which means an increased supply of oxygen, antibodies, and white blood cells pumping through your body. The warmth causes blood vessels to dilate (or expand) and resistance on the heart is lessened, leading to an overall lowering of blood pressure. We do recommend however, if you have chronic heart issues, please consult a doctor prior to using a hot tub to be safe.

     

    Don’t just look at a Beachcomber Hot Tub as an investment into a good time, look at it as an investment into good health, and use it every single day as part of your routine to achieve the best results.

     

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  • BACKYARD OUTDOOR LIGHTING TIPS

    BACKYARD OUTDOOR LIGHTING TIPS

    Backyard lighting tips for summer from Beachcomber Hot Tubs: 

    Summer is almost finally here, so you know what that means: time to start living outdoors again with backyard barbeques and plenty of fun with friends and family in the sun. But when the sun goes down, that doesn’t mean the good times have to end!

    The key to a never-ending summer outside is the right amount of lighting to your outdoor space. That means not only adding lights, but creating the perfect atmosphere through a lighting design that brightens up and balances your backyard space.

    5 Backyard Lighting Tips to Follow to Complement Your Hot Tub:

    Determine how much lighting you need with a simple formula:

    When planning, make sure to incorporate three basic types of lighting: ambient, task, and accent. Ambient lighting is used to build the right atmosphere, and can be achieved through soft hanging, wall, and post lights. Task lighting includes pathways, deck, and security lights, and accent lighting includes small spotlights to add emphasis to certain areas and centrepieces of your backyard.

    Line your pathways:

    The fun can’t start if people can’t see where they’re walking. We recommend using solar lights in the ground or hanging light fixtures to illuminate your walking paths.

    Layer different backyard zones:

    Not every area of your backyard needs to be same brightness. When you’re lighting different areas, think about what gatherings will be held there. If you tend to have dinner parties and social gatherings in one area, choose a softer light to guests can relax. For areas you cook, or need to access electrical equipment or backyard supplies, add brighter lights for functionality.

    Add Decorative Touches:

    While there are plenty of practical uses for landscape lighting, it’s also a good idea to add a bit more seasonal design flair through electric candles and lanterns you can layer in for social gatherings, or relaxing evenings.

    Utilize Your Hot Tub:

    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! Added exterior LED lighting includes our Star Trail and Guiding Light features that can be enjoyed even when the hot tub is covered and not in use, and add beautiful ambience to your backyard lighting design. Accent interior lighting includes our Crescent Moon and Eclipse lighting, that help illuminate the handgrips and adds not only a soothing atmosphere, but safety for nighttime hot tub soaks. These lighting features are among those found in our 40th Anniversary Edition Models that are currently available with over $5,000 in savings!

    Find out more on the available features and tips for landscaping around a hot tub in our FREE Buyer’s Guide:

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  • How Much Does A Hot Tub Really Cost in 2018

    How Much Does A Hot Tub Really Cost in 2018

    A hot tub is a long-term, life-changing investment. Finding the right model can make all the difference between a hot tub you absolutely love, and one that’s left unused after a few years in your backyard. So how can you shop wisely and confidently for your home spa? 

     

    When it comes to budget, the sticker price of a hot tub only tells you part of the story…

     

    Up-front costs can sometimes leave prospective buyers second guessing their decision, but it’s important to maintain a long-term perspective and the expected lifespan and operational costs of your investment. When you go with a low-budget hot tub, you’re looking at a very short-term, no-frills experience. A Beachcomber Hot Tub, on the other hand, can last 15 to 20 years or longer with proper maintenance and water care.

     

    Hot tubs at or below the $5,000 price point are most often so poorly insulated you’ll end up paying hundreds more each year to operate them than if you invest in a quality construction. That’s why at Beachcomber Hot Tubs, we use the same construction standards and materials across every model.

     

    When it comes to construction, look closely at the insulation, the density of the cover you choose, the pump, and the heaters. Essentially, a high-quality construction is going to be able to maintain and circulate heat at a much, much more efficient rate than a flimsy, poorly insulated cheaper option. More on factors to look for in your hot tub!

     

    First-Time Buyer’s Tip
    When you’re comparing your budgets 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.

     

    Many first-time hot tub buyers are unaware of the potential additional costs relating to installation. Depending on the model and location you choose, additional services may be required to ensure a smooth installation from electrical wiring to landscaping. The pre-delivery guide offered by Beachcomber should help guide you in getting a fuller picture of the checkboxes you need to have covered in this process. Be sure to ask your dealer about any items that you are still unclear on and ensure you are not going to be caught off guard by any additional fees. 

     

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    Buy Now & Pay Later With Beachcomber

    We are also proud to offer the opportunity for new owners to set-up a financing structure, with bi-weekly payments as low as $29.00. You can increase the payments at any time if you want to pay off your purchase faster, with zero penalty. LEARN MORE

     

  • Why We Don’t Use Real Wood

    Why We Don’t Use Real Wood

    If there’s one thing the Pacific Northwest of Canada is known for it’s the mesmerizing old-growth forests that cover its landscape. As proud residents of this region, Beachcomber’s team has continuously adopted manufacturing practices that have made the local environment a priority.

     

    Environmentally conscious manufacturing

    A Better Way To Build Hot Tubs

    One such example is in how we build our hot tub cabinetry as part of the complete manufacturing process that takes place 100% inside our Surrey, BC factory. Beachcomber Hot Tubs’ signature Enviroskirt cabinets have been designed to give the look and feel of natural wood, without the need for cutting down trees. Instead, we use a highly-tensile plastic material that looks identical, complete with woodgrain embossing, that also happens to be 100% recyclable!

    Maintenance-Free Hot Tub Ownership

    Beyond the environmental benefits of avoiding deforestation through the commercial use of wood, the tongue and groove, hand-assembled enviroskirt cabinets that come standard across every Beachcomber Hot Tub model are also incredibly durable and maintenance-free. That means, as an owner, you don’t need to worry about weathering or re-staining as your hot tub gets older. The Enviroskirt looks just as good as the day you brought your Beachcomber home.

    For more on Beachcomber Hot Tubs’ sustainable initiatives, including how we are striving to take the need for chemicals out of hot tub water care, read on here.

     

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