• HOT TUB INSTALLATION: HERE’S WHAT TO KNOW

    HOT TUB INSTALLATION: HERE’S WHAT TO KNOW

    One of the first questions we hear from potential hot tub buyers is how difficult and costly will installation be? The answer, has as much to do with us, as it does with you, and the preparation steps you take.

     

    Here are a few ways you can cut down on costs and potential headaches when it comes to bringing a hot tub home.

    Start By Measuring & Surveying Your Available Space

    Before you enter into a hot tub showroom or start looking at models online, make sure you properly measure out the space where you are intending to place the tub. We recommend positioning your outdoor spa close to a door as you want to ensure it is as accessible as possible at all times of the year, (and in all kinds of weather). If you are worried about noise, be sure to choose a model with a dedicated circulation pump that quietly circulates the water 24 hours a day, like the Hush Pump available in Beachcomber Hot Tub models. When measuring, always keep in mind you will need an added space of one to two feet around at least two-sides of the hot tub to allow for maintenance and accommodate accessories.

    Install a GFCI Breaker

    Most hot tub models need a GFCI breaker in North America as they require a 240 V hook-up that is not standard in North American homes. Have this installed by a licensed electrician prior to the delivery of the hot tub, so that you can quickly get your hot tub operating after it’s delivered.

    Ensure A Clear, Level Pathway for a Smooth Install Day

    We highly recommend going through a pre-delivery checklist with a member of our team to ensure you have everything covered in the delivery process. Things to think about include clearance between fences, roofs, and planters, as well as the number of steps to your chosen destination. These potential obstacles can impact what’s required by the delivery team on the day of installation, and by noting and communicating them ahead of time you can save time and money.

    As always, make sure you speak to your local dealer or a member of the Beachcomber Support Team with any specific questions to keep yourself protected from additional fees on delivery day.

  • How To Turn Your Backyard Into An Everyday Vacation Spot

    How To Turn Your Backyard Into An Everyday Vacation Spot

    Warm weather, a change of scenery, and a few days to relax – there’s a reason we wait all year for a vacation! But with so much build up, it’s often hard for family vacations to live up to all the hype.

    According to a 2013 American Express Survey, the average vacation for a family of four in the United States costs $4,580! Skip ahead to 2017, and the cost is only going up.

    That’s a ton of money to spend, and while vacations are an important way to bring your family closer together, they only last for a short period of time before you settle back into your daily routine. That’s why a growing number of people are taking steps to make their own backyards as exciting and luxurious as any tropical vacation destination. Creating a backyard oasis featuring a hot tub can create enjoyment for the whole family for years and years.

    Here’s Why You Might Want To Consider Investing In A Hot Tub Instead: 

     

    Avoid The Stress Of Travel

    Escalating costs due to hidden fees, duties and taxes more often than not result in our travel budgets going out the window, no matter how well thought out your trip might be. The stress of travelling with children and with connecting flights can take the fun out of any vacation, even once you’ve arrived. By installing a hot tub and dressing up your backyard, you’ll be able to get the benefits of relaxation you anticipate at your destination, without having to go anyway at all!

    77% of hot tub owners see their hot tub as one of the few places they are able to de-stress.

    Year-Round Enjoyment

    Spending more quality time with your family at home is proven to enhance your physical and mental well-being and give you the opportunity to re-connect with your loved ones. Adding a hot tub to your backyard is the kind of investment that will provide this enjoyment and bonding year-round, instead of just for a week or two.When planning out your backyard oasis, no matter the size, try to carve out different activity zones within the space so that you are able to lounge, dine, and enjoy the natural surroundings as much as possible.

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    Investing Rather Than Spending

    Installing a hot tub is one home improvement that can pay for itself. Not only does it help you reconnect as a family, but it also adds value to your home. Building out more outdoor spaces to entertain and connect can also add to your home’s market value, including an outdoor kitchen space and covered gazebos that you can use as outdoor living rooms.

    Other amenities that can layer on the ambiance include fountains, fire pits, and durable all season furnishings.

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    Voila! Your next destination is only a few steps outside your back-door!

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  • 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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