• 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.

  • How To Use Your Hot Tub In Summer

    How To Use Your Hot Tub In Summer

    It’s the middle of the summer, and you’re looking for a refreshing way to cool off…a hot tub might be the last thing on your mind. But, did you know there’s ways you can still enjoy the therapeutic waters and pulsating jets of a hot tub even in the summer heat.

    Follow the tips below for a safe and satisfying soaking experience in your hot tub:

    How To Cool The Water

    If you want a relaxing experience in your hot tub during the day, try turning the temperature down to 95 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. Anything lower than your average body temperature, which is 98.6 degrees, will feel relaxing, even during the hottest days. If you really want to cool down and transform your hot tub into a “cool tub” turn the temperature down to 85 degrees or lower. Test the water’s temperature to find the perfect heat for a daytime dip or to prepare for backyard parties with friends. To make sure the water stays cool, keep the cover on when not in use so the hot tub does not absorb the sun’s heat.

    Keep your Skin Protected

    No matter the temperature you choose, remember that water attracts the sun! Whether you feel it or not, it’s very important to keep your skin protected and wear the same amounts of sunscreen you would use in a pool as you immerse yourself in the waters. Give yourself a bit more protection by adding some shade to your hot tub set-up.

    Stay hydrated

    Sitting in steaming hot water often drains the body of fluids. Enjoy that dip by drinking plenty of fresh, cold water beforehand. Keep a water bottle by the hot tub, and drink while soaking, as well.

    Take a Nighttime Dip

    Hot tub owners often use the hot tub when the sun goes down and cooler temperatures arrive. Once the sizzling sun has set, you can be sure you’ll be better protected from the elements as you enjoy your soak. And thanks to our Everlite Moodlighting feature, you can create your own ambiance while safely enjoying your hot tub.

    Whether using a hot tub in winter or summer, following a simple set of rules and tips helps make the experience more enjoyable. It also helps people stay safe in hot water.

    Remember, the start of the summer season is a great time for a drain and re-fill of your hot tub, something you should do at least 3-4 times a year to ensure healthy, balanced water in your tub.

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