• Staying Sun-Safe in a Hot Tub

    Staying Sun-Safe in a Hot Tub

    While you’re enjoying the summer, it’s extremely important to make sure you’re taking the steps necessary to protect yourself from the sun. Skin exposure without protection can lead to serious long-term effects, and too much heat can cause sunstroke.

    A few simple tips for staying sun-safe in your hot tub:

    Plan your time in your hot tub

    Remember, the sun is strongest in the late morning and afternoon, so try to avoid being out in your hot tub during these times. It’s best to enjoy your hot tub in the earlier morning, or in the evening and night, to avoid exposure to an excess of UV rays. Don’t spend too much time in it at once. 15 minutes is all you need to get your daily therapeutic boost.

    Create Shade

    We often ask owners about their installation plans for their new hot tub, and we always encourage them to find a spot that provides a level of shade, or to invest in a large umbrella that can provide a flexible level of protection when the sun is too strong. Permanent solutions include a pergola or gazebo, while a quality patio umbrella or shade sail can give you the option to keep your hot tub open to the night sky or early morning breeze, with protection when you need it.

    Sunscreen! Sunscreen! Sunscreen!

    As with all outdoor summertime activities, if you plan on using your hot tub during the day always remember to apply and re-apply a waterproof sunscreen that can keep your skin protected. Just remember that this might add to the maintenance required for your hot tub water. Put the sunscreen on at least 15 minutes before, and re-apply the sunscreen after you’re done in the hot tub if you plan on staying out in the sun.

    Stay Hydrated

    The more your body heats, the more need you to keep yourself hydrated. Before you get into your hot tub, make sure to drink a full glass of water, and bring out a bottle or two to sip on as you soak. Listen to your body, and when you feel it’s getting too hot, it’s time to get out and step back inside or under the shade.

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  • How Many Seats Should You Choose in Your Hot Tub?

    How Many Seats Should You Choose in Your Hot Tub?

    With the variety of hot tub models and jet configurations available, choosing the best one for your needs can seem overwhelming. Once you’ve decided to make the excellent lifetime investment of hot tub ownership, you need to outline your main needs for it. As you browse available models, ask yourself whether the main purpose of your soaking will be for stress relief and relaxation? For hydrotherapy? Or for social gatherings and entertainment?

    Pinpointing the primary purposes of your purchase will help you answer the next question: how many seats do I need?

    Keep in mind that the number of seats will also affect the size of the hot tub, so you’ll need to keep in mind how much space you’re working with before you begin comparing options. And try to rank the importance of various features, to be realistic with your expectations and to stay in line with your budget.

     

    Here are a few things to think about when it comes to hot tub seating:

     

    Who will be using it?

    Think not only about the number of people who will be regularly using your hot tub, but also evaluate the layout and imagine how it will work for your planned gatherings. How large is the foot well? How close together are the seats? Is one of the seats a lounger that might be great for hydrotherapy but likely awkward for larger groups?

    Maybe using your hot tub for social gatherings will not be your focus. If you don’t entertain often or have a large family, you can save some space. If you’re picturing your hot tub as a place for reconnecting with your spouse, then a 4-person tub might be all you need.

     

    What will it be primarily for?

    The different purposes aren’t mutually exclusive of course, but if you’re seeking relaxation and hydrotherapy over socializing, then it might be good to maximize your investment with a tub that is more tailored to these benefits — even if this means a slightly smaller footprint. Look at your budget and consider what is the most important to you as you comparatively shop.

     

    Where will it be placed? 

    Consider how much space you have, and how you plan to design around the hot tub that you bring home. If you are looking to place it under a gazebo and want to have a hot tub that is socially-focused, make sure you leave space for people to get in and out comfortably in larger groups and for food and beverages along the sides.

    When choosing the Beachcomber model that’s right for you, take these factors into account and decide on the seat number and configuration that best suits your needs.

     

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  • Your Hot Tub Yoga Guide

    Your Hot Tub Yoga Guide

    What’s better than a calming, healing yoga session? How about one in the comfort of your Beachcomber Hot Tub! If you’ve ever been interested in trying out yoga, but were worried about the impacts of the pressure and weight on your joints, hot tub yoga might be the perfect solution for you.

    Why? The natural buoyancy of water in your hot tub takes pressure off your joints, reducing the impact and alleviating pain and discomfort. Warm water also helps sooth muscles, enhancing your flexibility and making your yoga poses more effective, even as a beginner.

    Here are a few of the most important benefits of hot tub yoga:

    Increased Flexibility

    Hot tub water naturally gets your blood flowing and helps loosen tense muscles. Plus, in water, your body doesn’t have to do as much to fight gravity as you hold onto your yoga poses.

    Strengthens Your Muscles

    Yoga is a low-impact, full-body exercise, making it a fantastic way to build strength no matter your age or athletic ability. Yoga in water is even less strenuous on your body, and makes a fantastic outlet for building up strength and staying in shape.

    Relieves Pain

    Aquatic yoga helps relieve pressure on your major joints, tendons, and ligaments, which makes it completely accessible and safe for practitioners of all ages and physical strengths.

    Ready to get started? Here’s a few of our favourite poses:

     

    The Wave

    Hot Tub yoga wave post

    Difficulty: Beginner  

    We call this pose the wave, as it will make your latissimus dorsi and oblique muscles as limber as the waves in the ocean.

    How to do this pose:

    Stand in the foot well of your hot tub with your feet shoulder-length apart. Lift your left arm up to the sky while slowly bending to the right and look up at your left hand. Repeat 3 times on each side.

    Crescent Moon

     Hot Tub Yoga crescent moon pose

    Difficulty: Intermediate

    Bow your body like a crescent moon to stretch the muscles in your abdominals.

    How to do this pose:

    Stand up in the footwell of your Beachcomber. Start with your hands on either side of you body, slow reach up and place your hands together above your head. Slowly arch your back imagining there is a string pulling your chest towards the sky. Be very careful not to over-exert your back. Not recommended for those with lower back problems.

    Palm Tree

     

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    Difficulty: Beginner

    Place your foot on your other leg’s upper thigh and stretch your arms above your head to complete the Palm Tree position.

    How to do this pose:

    Stand up in the footwell of your hot tub. Start this stretch by lifting one leg up and bending it so that your foot reaches your other thigh. Follow this by placing your hands above your head and clasping them together. Once complete, hold the position for a few minutes and then repeat with the other leg. To make the most of this stretch, lift your foot as far as you possibly can up your other leg. Another point on this position is to attempt to keep your back straight throughout the full duration of the stretch.

    Half Boat

     

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    Difficulty: Intermediate

    Make a 90 degree angle with your chest and legs to work your abdominal and leg muscles.

    How to do this pose:

    Sit down in a comfortable position in your Beachcomber. Start this pose by sliding down in the seat, just enough so that your chin is right above the water line. Once done, adjust your rear so that you’re able to comfortably lift your legs. To fully take advantage of this exercise, be sure to lift your legs enough that it allows your feet to breach the water or just until you feel the stretch. This position can be tough on the back, so be aware not to overwork your body.

     

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  • BACKYARD DESIGN IDEAS FOR SUMMER

    BACKYARD DESIGN IDEAS FOR SUMMER

    Good backyards are functional. Great backyards are functional and beautiful. You can create the perfect backyard, reflecting both function and your own personal style, on any budget, by doing your research and making a plan. Here are a few tips for your own backyard dream design.

    Backyard Design Tips

    Layout

    Whether your space is small and intimate or large and spacious, think about the different zones for the various installations you have in mind and mark them out with tape during this initial design phase.

    Pathways

    Be realistic in how much you can fit into your space. If you are dealing with a smaller backyard, keep in mind that you still need traffic flow and pathways between the fixed items you are looking to include.

    View

    As you decide on the different zones for your backyard space, look at it from several different angles including your indoor windows. For the harmonious layout you hope to carry from inside the home into the outdoors, it’s important that you have a complete vision of what you will be looking at from various viewpoints.

    Take it in Stages

    Even if you’re on a budget and want to build your outdoor living area in stages, it’s recommended that you have the complete layout planned before you set-up permanent structures.

    Invest in the Long-term

    As you calculate your budget, think about the areas that mean the most to you. Certain landscaping details might be nice aesthetically, but over-allocating resources could quickly drain your resources. Investing into a quality table for outdoor conversation, and an outdoor hot tub that can be used by family and friends all year, provide incredible utility for your investment. Look at ways to dress up the details on a budget, while giving yourself the show-stopping enhancements you always wanted.

     

    Even if your yard is quite small, maximize space and function by setting apart specific areas. With a great plan in place, you can go ahead and get it done and be sure to plan enough time and resources.

     

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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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  • Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    Ok, don’t panic – Father’s Day has crept up upon us yet again, but is still far enough away that you can plan accordingly to avoid getting yet another variation of the “#1 Dad” mug. (Not saying that he didn’t love those…)

    In advance of this Sunday, June 17th, consider the following three factors for gift giving success:

    Budget – As cliched as it sounds, it really is the thought that counts. If you’re on a budget or celebrating more than one special guy this weekend, think creatively and don’t despair.

    Type of Dad – Take into account the types of gifts that he usually puts to good use. If you gave him some sort of handyman tool for Christmas, but he struggles with changing lightbulbs, try something with a little more foresight for Father’s Day.

    Personalization Options — Whether it’s with an engraving or a monogram, personalizing a gift is a sure way to honor your father, and make him feel exclusive. Think of this as the grown up version of the handcrafted gifts you made him in school as a kid.

    Navy Seal Aluminum Wallet

    Considering that this wallet has ‘Navy Seal’ in the name, it’s safe to say that it will keep dad’s cards safe. An expandable track can hold up to 12 cards and the outer money clip will fit dozens of bills. Slim enough to fit in his front pocket, it’s also outfitted with RFID technology to protect his personal identity. And there’s a karmic bonus, as 5% of proceeds go towards the Navy SEAL Foundation, so he can feel good about his wallet upgrade.

    $84.61 at Huckberry.com

    Philips Beard Trimmer 7000

    With an astounding twenty length settings optimized for precision, this Philips beard trimmer could be the Rolls Royce of grooming tools. If dad’s beard has seen better days, you’re essentially gifting him with a path to self-improvement as well (so noble of you!)

    $55.99 (Regular $69.99) at the Bay

    Michael Symon’s Playing with Fire Cookbook

    In his new book, Chef Michael Symon gathers the best of his favorite BBQ dishes, all of which are surprisingly easy to make at home — even without a full smoker. From several different styles of ribs to a fireplace-roasted chicken to tips on best wood to use, it’s basically a BBQ bible, and can appeal to grill masters and BBQ amateurs alike.

    $34.48 at Amazon.ca

    Dark Chocolate Bourbon Bears

    Gummy bears that are dashing, dark and debonair?! If your dad has a sweet tooth, this upscale bourbon and dark chocolate version of an old candy classic could be just what he’s craving. The elegant box makes gift wrapping optional, and sets this as our best last-minute option.

    $38.19 at Sugarfina (Nordstrom)

    Beachcomber Bluetooth Speaker

    For a nod to the technophile or music buff, the waterproof Beachcomber outdoor speaker is an excellent outdoor entertaining solution, designed for use in the hot tub. It features a 6-watt output, carabineer clip, and a working range of up to 55 feet, and connects wirelessly with your smartphone and Bluetooth-enabled music devices.

    $99 (Regular $169) on the Beachcomber e-store

    Beachcomber Hot Tub + $500 Gift Credit

    Surprising dad with a hot tub is on the higher end of the gift giving scale in terms of wow factor (and budget). For the month of June, however, not only can you take advantage of a 6 month financing offer when you purchase a Beachcomber (no payments and 0% interest until 2019), but also snag an additional one week only offer — a $500 gift credit, available June 10th to 17th! Whether you choose to keep the $500 credit for yourself, or benevolently add it to dad’s gift (ie. to stock his Water Care supply), this is one gift guaranteed to be unforgettable!

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  • Starting Up Your Hot Tub

    Starting Up Your Hot Tub

    Below is our step-by-step guide for starting up a new Beachcomber Hot Tub. When your hot tub is delivered, you have the option to have a qualified technician from our team complete a wet start of your spa, that includes filling and balancing the water. If you are interested in this option please speak to your local dealer or a member of the Beachcomber team as you complete your hot tub purchase.

    How To Start Up Your Beachcomber Hot Tub

    STEP 1: Fill & Condition

    Before anything else, ensure the Drain & Fill valve is closted and the Guillotine valves are open. Please consult your Owner’s Guide if you have any issue identifying these components. Using the FRESH FILL™ pre-filter attached to your garden hose start filling up the hot tub. Once hot tub water is up past the skimmer, you are now safe to turn on the power at the GFCI. Turn on FLEXJET Pump and open air control dials to purge any air out of lines.

    After the hot tub is circulating with all bubbles out of the lines, add ELIMINATE™ to protect your hot tub from corrosion and mineral build-up. Then add a weekly dose of ELIMINATE PLUS™ to sequester metals and prevent staining, PUREZYME™ to prevent scum build-up and PURE BLUE™ to prevent cloudy water and give water a sparkle; Or add a dose of CARE FREE which is Beachcomber’s weekly 4-in-1 conditioner.

    Product Details

    FRESH FILL™ hot tub pre-filter easily connects to your garden hose and works with all hot tubs. It utilises food grade activated carbon and proprietary filtration media for the removal of metals, volatile organic compounds and suspended solids before they reach your hot tub.  

    ELIMINATE™ is a liquid concentrate formulated to prevent and inhibit corrosion on hot tub surfaces, fixtures, and equipment. Add an entire 500 mL bottle at every hot tub start-up.

    ELIMINATE PLUS™ is formulated to prevent stains and calcium scale in hot tubs and improves water clarity in hot tub water by sequestering metals. To be used as part of a preventative weekly program.

    PUREZYME™ is a natural microbial enzyme formulated to eliminate scum, reduce odours, and improve water clarity and sanitizer efficiency by disrupting biofilm formation and accumulation. To be used as part of a preventative weekly program.

    PURE BLUE™ is a highly concentrated, liquid clarifier formulated to clear cloudy hot tub water and restore its sparkle. It is designed to coagulate suspended micro-particles to form masses large enough to be removed efficiently by the Microfilter™. To be used as part of a preventative weekly program.

    CARE FREE is the industry’s gold standard in water care systems. CARE FREE is a 4-in-1 weekly water care system that replaces traditional water conditioners such as sequestering agents, oxidizers, biofilm disruptors and clarifiers. It is designed to use in conjunction with the CARE FREE BOOST™ sanitizer.

    STEP 2: Heat & Accessorize

    To start your hot tub water for the first time, it’s convenient to start in the evening to allow the conditioning products the time they need to do their job overnight. Once your hot tub is running and circulating it is the perfect time to add or replace your hot tub accessories such as FILTER SAVERS and HYDRO MOP and turn up the heat so you and your family can be soaking away blissfully in a few short hours. The hot tub will begin to heat to your pre-set temperature or 100F (38° C) as a factory pre-set temperature. For extra comfortable silky smooth water, add a dose of SOFT to your water, your friends and family will notice.

    Product Details

    HYDROMOP™ absorbs unwanted oils and residue from your hot tub water to ensure the optimal water clarity and keep water lines clean.

    FILTER SAVERS  are made from a fine nylon material which traps leaves and debris which reduces maintenance and extends the life of your MICROFILTER™

    SOFT is a universal water enhancer that creates soothing comfortable water, improves water quality, and helps stabilize pH levels.  Soft is blended from natural occurring borate salts and is an excellent skin moisturizer, especially for those who suffer from dry skin conditions. Add before each use or weekly as desired.

    STEP 3: Balance & Sanitize

    Nothing is more important that testing your hot tub water and ensuring everything is perfectly balanced for bather comfort, water care product efficiency and hot tub equipment longevity. Use your Beachcomber test strips to determine your water care balance requirements.

    Add your Sanitizer/Oxidizer (Cl) or (Br) – 3 – 5 ppm – Use a Beachcomber BOOST or BLAST product. Refer to the sanitizer/oxidizer program that you are using for your hot tub, treat the water by distributing your oxidizer directly into the circulating heated water, and wait 15 minutes for the relaxation to commence.

    Step 4: ENJOY! 

    Make use of the following products to continue enjoying the best use out of your Beachcomber Hot Tub.

    Product Details

    TEST STRIPS  are the fastest and easiest way to test your hot tub. You should test at least 2 times per week and after each use.

    RESIST™ helps water to resist changes in pH, and increases the total alkalinity of hot tub water to prevent pH fluctuations. Maintain a proper Total Alkalinity (TA) level of 100 – 120 ppm

    PROTECT™ helps protect hot tub equipment and parts from etching by increasing the calcium level of hot tub water. Maintain a proper calcium hardness (CH) level of 150 – 200 ppm

    pH PLUS effective for minor pH increases of hot tub water to prevent corrosion and eye/skin irritation and increase sanitizer efficiency. Before adjusting pH, ensure your Total Alkalinity is balanced. Maintain a proper (pH) level of 7.2 – 7.8

    pH MINUS effective for minor pH decreases of hot tub water to prevent scaling, cloudy water and eye/skin irritation and increases sanitizer efficiency. Before adjusting pH, ensure your Total Alkalinity is balanced. Maintain a proper (pH) level of 7.2 – 7.8

     

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  • Ways to Lower your Bromine & Chlorine Levels

    Ways to Lower your Bromine & Chlorine Levels

    Maintaining the proper chemical balance inside your hot tub is vital. Most hot tub owners subscribe to either a chlorine or bromine based sanitizing program to keep their spa water safe and clear for bather use. It’s a necessary part of proper hot tub water care because they destroy dangerous contaminants that can build up in your hot tub.

    But what do you do if you start noticing a strong chemical smell in your hot tub? Or worse, yourself and other bathers start experiencing troubling symptoms like stinging eyes and irritation on your skin?

    These are a few of the telltale signs of overly high sanitizer levels in your hot tub. If your sanitizer is continually too high over a longer period of time, your hot tub surfaces may also start to degrade, damaging the acrylic and underside of your spa cover.

    Sometimes, owners assume their chlorine of bromine levels are too high without checking, which is why we recommend always using 6 Way Water Test Strips to confirm whether you have a sanitizer problem, before you start sourcing solutions.

     

    How To Reduce Chlorine & Bromine Levels In Your Hot Tub

    Solution 1: Wait It Out

    The first thing you can do is nothing. Don’t add any more doses of chlorine or bromine to your hot tub and allow it to sit for a day or two. The sanitizer levels will naturally decrease over time, just know that you want to avoid using your hot tub during this period.

    Solution 2: Add Fresh Water

    If you don’t want to wait to use your hot tub, another solution is adding in fresh water and allowing it to circulate before testing your sanitizer levels once again. If your hot tub water is over three months old, it might be time to drain and refill the water anyway.

    Solution 3: Add Neutralizer

    Beachcomber Hot Tubs’ Neutralizer is a highly effective product for lowering your sanitizer levels. This can be used prior to a draining the tub to ensure the drained water doesn’t damage or erode the hot tub surroundings, or in extremely low doses to lower the sanitizer levels inside the hot tub. Make sure to follow the instructions closely prior to use.

    Solution 4: ClearTech UVC Filtration System

    A retrofit component that is compatible with a number of our hot tub models, ClearTech UVC offers a highly-advanced filtration technology that neutralizes waterborne pathogens and reduces the sanitizer required to maintain clear, clean water by up to 70%. Harnessing the sun’s natural UV light, ClearTech UVC works 24/7 without producing any chemical by-products or emissions.

    Solution 5: Switch To The CARE FREE Water Care System

    Beachcomber Hot Tubs’ CARE FREE is a water conditioning system exclusive to the Beachcomber line of products. CARE FREE removes organic material in your hot tub water. Almost odorless, it helps maintain a more stable water balance, leaves the water cleaner, and maximizes your filter’s performance.

     

    Where to get everything you need? Beachcomber’s Water Care products include everything you need to maintain your water! 

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