• Why Giving Your Feet a Break is the Key to Staying Active

    Why Giving Your Feet a Break is the Key to Staying Active

    With the hours spent Christmas shopping and the overall hustle and bustle of preparing for the holidays, your feet are surely craving a break. But there’s a better way to accomplish this than by lying back and putting your feet up. Research has shown that soaking your feet in hot water for 15 to 20 minutes can do wonders not only for your well-being and mood, but also for alleviating chronic aches and pains – both in your feet and beyond.

    Our feet are what carry us around all day after all. Yet, when it comes to caring for our bodies, they seem to be some of the last parts we consider.

    Looking specifically at how we could create a hydrotherapeutic experience that effectively targets and helps alleviate pain points in this often over-looked part of our bodies, the team at Beachcomber embarked on delivering a massage configuration that would give users all the benefits of a professional foot massage, while enjoying the comforts of being at home.

    Beachcomber Hot Tubs’ Reflex Foot Massage Jets

    Providing intense jetting power to the feet, the Reflex Foot Massage (RFM) fixture fits into our spacious footwell. The upward jetting ensures that you are getting full relief to the one area you really may need it the most.

    As Reflexology shows, your entire body is represented by and connected to your feet, meaning that caring for that part of your body can improve the health and wellness of all of your limbs and organs. While improved mood and increased relaxation are some of the benefits of our Reflex Foot Massage jets, listed below are a few more (you might not expect)!

    Improves Circulation
    Although we use our feet to get around all-day long, the muscles in them don’t actually get too much of a workout. This prevents adequate blood flow in your feet, causing pain and stiffness. Adding a 10-20 minute massage session to your daily hot tub soak will greatly improve blood circulation in your feet, as well as cut down on the foot pain experienced in everyday life.

    Prevents Foot and Ankle Injuries
    By improving the blood circulation in your foot, RFM jets help with the recovery and strengthening of the muscles in your feet. Adding foot and ankle strengthening exercises and stretching can further prevent injuries and speed up recovery time.

    Lowers Blood Pressure
    High blood pressure has become very common among people in our high stress society. A 10-minute foot massage session three times a week can significantly reduce the stress inflicted upon your body by the effects of high blood pressure and anxiety.

    Helps Relieve Pain from Flat Feet
    People with collapsed arches or flat feet often experience pain after physical activity because of inflammation and ligament damage. Regular deep massages from our RFM jets can help ease or even cure these pains.

     

  • Essentials For New Hot Tub Buyers

    Essentials For New Hot Tub Buyers

    A hot tub is an incredible lifetime investment into a healthier, happier lifestyle at home. Offering unparalleled benefits in therapy, relaxation, and stress-relief, a hot tub is the perfect way to make 2019 the best year yet for the whole family.

    Once you decide on the model that best fits your budget and needs, you also need to think about what accessories you’ll need to maintain and get the best possible use from your investment. We’ve compiled a cheat-sheet below on the essentials we believe new owners need to invest into:

    What You Need For Your Beachcomber Hot Tub®

    Water Care Products

    To use your hot tub frequently, you’ll need a water treatment program that keeps the massaging waters clear and safe for use. We have developed a healthier alternative to traditional treatment 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. As a new owner, it’s important to find a water care system that is manageable and meets your safety requirements. Care Free offers the gold standard!   

    GFCI Circuit Breaker

    As almost all standard hot tubs are designed with a 240 voltage, prior to installation you will need a GFCI Circuit Breaker to ensure your hot tub runs smoothly. Designed for easy installation by a qualified electrician, you have the choice of a 40, 50, or 60 amp units to facilitate your installation.

    Cover Lifter

    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 cover removal system solves both 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.

    5-Year Premium Guarantee

    When you buy a Beachcomber Hot Tub®, we want you to feel as safe and secure in your investment as possible. By upgraded to our 5-Year Extended Premium Guarantee, you’ll have total peace of mind with 5 years of coverage on major components of your hot tub.

  • CARE FREE WATER CARE

    CARE FREE WATER CARE

    Keeping your hot tub water clean, balanced, and safe for everyone to enjoy is the biggest part of owning a Beachcomber.

    The reality today is that hot tub water care has never been easier or less time consuming — just taking a few minutes per week – as long as you subscribe to a treatment program that meets the needs of you and your family.

    Choosing the right water program comes down to asking yourself a few key questions:

    • How important is having an easy to follow program?
    • Is lessening the amount of ‘chemicals’ required for safe, clear, clean water, a priority?
    • Are you planning to use your hot tub frequently?
    • Is dry skin a concern?

    If the answer is yes to any or all of the above, Beachcomber Hot Tubs has the perfect system for you: CARE FREE.

    This easy to use 4-in-1 water care system does away with a host of conditioning products by integrating water clarifiers, enzyme biofilm disruptors, metal sequestering agents, and multi-oxidizing components into a single two product system: CARE FREE + CARE FREE BOOST™.

    With 4 conditioning products, all available within a single bottle of CARE FREE, you cut down on cost and the number of products you need to achieve the best results.

    What about sensitive skin?

    Beachcomber’s SOFT™ is a natural  boron salt that moisturizes your skin and makes the water silky and just pleasant to be in. SOFT™ is optimized for the CARE FREE water care system and is universally compatible with all water care systems. Add a little in, and you’ll be able to feel the effects as you soak!

    So remember, CARE FREE is the perfect solution for avid hot tub use!

    And you only need to add CARE FREE once a week and a little CARE FREE BOOST™ after each hot tub use.

     

    Beachcomber’s Water Care products include everything you need to maintain your hot tub water! 

    Beachcomber Hot Tubs Care Free Products

  • End of Daylight Savings: Preparing for Winter!

    End of Daylight Savings: Preparing for Winter!

    When the clocks roll back this Sunday, we’ll gain an hour of sleep. While this may seem like a bonus, parents can attest to the fact that helping children to adjust to the change can be tricky. With kids who have difficulty adjusting to changes in routine, the best method may be to start to prepare in the week leading up to the time change, by pushing bedtimes, wake times, and nap times back 10-15 minutes at a time every few days. Beyond that, there are some steps you can take as a family that will ease everybody into the darker (cozier!) months of winter.

    Try these tips to beat daylight savings fatigue:

     

    Fight the Light

    For the initial adjustment period, consider investing in blackout curtains to block the extra light in the mornings. Make sure the window coverings in your child’s room are drawn tight, as children can be particularly sensitive to light and have a hard time resting through the extra hour of light.

     

    Tire Them Out

    This is where the struggle of adjustment can be fun! Because bedtime will feel like it’s an hour too late, your family’s evening routine might be more difficult. If you wear your kids out with plenty of physical activity in the late afternoon following Daylight Savings, they’ll be less resistant to bedtime and quicker to fall asleep when it rolls around. With temperatures cooling down and the sun setting earlier, outdoor playtime may be harder to come by. But indoor versions can be just as fun and can involve the whole family more than when the kids are outside on their own. Playing tag in the basement before dinner time for example, can ensure some extra energy exertion, as can trying an instructional yoga video together in the living room.

     

    Soak it Away

    The absolute best segue from your indoor yoga attempts, is a soak in your Beachcomber! Whether you choose to do this after physical activity, as a way to calm your muscles, or right before bedtime as a way to relax before sleep, the calming effect of hydrotherapy can help you achieve a deeper and more restful sleep. The caveat with using physical activity to wear out your kids is making sure that you cap it off at least 30 minutes before bedtime, as your child’s mind and body will be in active mode before bed otherwise. The calming warmth of swirling hot tub water can make it easier for that active mode to fade. And everyone will benefit from sharing family time in your Beachcomber!

     

  • Outdoor Decorating Tips For Fall

    Outdoor Decorating Tips For Fall

    Just because it’s a little colder outside doesn’t mean it’s time to shut the door on your backyard and wait for spring! Fall is a spectacular time of the year to enjoy your outdoor living space. So what’s the best way to accessorize your space for fall? Here’s a few easy ways to create the perfect autumn atmosphere:

    The first step is to design your patio space like any indoor living space when you are coming up with your concept. That means thinking about furnishings, lighting, colour, accents and design flow – but also keeping in mind maintenance, particularly for an all-season space. Then comes the fun part!

    Autumn Backyard Design Tips

    Update with fall colours and textures

    Cushions are a great way to add comfort as well as infuse colour into your outdoor spaces. For fall, you can switch them up with rich hues and 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 resistant for added durability.

    Find foliage for the season

    There are lots of plant and flower options that capture the feeling of fall with classic autumn hues of orange, gold, russet, and bronze. Head over to your local nursery and discover the selection of durable arrangements and planters that will highlight the warmth of the season.

    Add-in lighting accents

    With shorter days, you will undeniably need to add in a heater and lighting to keep your patio space functional during the fall season. 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.

    Invest in a hot tub

    For long, relaxing soaks at the start, middle, or end of the day, a Beachcomber Hot Tub is your must-have, can’t live without accessory. There’s no feeling like stepping out in the cool crisp air, and slipping into the warm massaging waters. By creating a perfect fall ambience in your backyard space, you’ll highlight the relaxation and calm you feel as you enjoy daily use of your personal backyard oasis!

  • How A Hot Tub Helps With Weight Loss

    How A Hot Tub Helps With Weight Loss

    Losing weight, and maintaining any degree of weight loss, means taking meaningful steps toward a healthier lifestyle. So how can something as relaxing as a hot tub soak really help you in your weight loss journey?

    Believe it or not, a hot tub really isn’t just for entertaining and unwinding. Countless studies have shown the benefits of a hot tub in helping owners lose weight and live healthier.

    Losing Weight With Your Hot Tub

    After you finish a work-out, stepping into warm water can elevate and enhance your healthy choices. By soaking in a Beachcomber Hot Tub, you speed up your post-exercise recovery time, improve circulation, and lower blood pressure. A hot tub also promotes clarity in your mind, helps improve your quality of sleep, and has even been shown to fight against conditions including diabetes and arthritis that can keep you from living life as your best self.

    Did you know you can even exercise in your hot tub?

    By submerging yourself in warm water, your body isn’t forced to exert as much energy when exercising. Unlike other environments, a hot tub provides a ‘soft’ space for workouts. Not only do you not have to worry about falling, as the water supports the body in every position, but the water also helps alleviate the feelings of fatigue because it’s supporting so much of the body’s weight. In addition, flexibility results due to the wider range of motion the body can achieve due to the absence of gravity on the joints. No equipment necessary. Don’t believe us? Here’s 5 Hot Tub Exercises To Try Now!

    Beyond weight loss, a hot tub, through the stimulation of blood vessels, can help tone body tissue and reduce fluid retention and swelling. The combined benefits of this has been shown to help diminish the appearance of cellulite.

    So, next time you think about having a soak in your Beachcomber Hot Tub, remember it’s doing more than just making you feel good – it’s making you healthier!

  • Fit for Fall – Hot Tub Exercise Guide

    Fit for Fall – Hot Tub Exercise Guide

    Before you let your Summer exercise routine fizzle out in favour of cold weather hibernation, remember that you’ll feel like you’re back to square one when the weather warms up again if you do so. Thankfully, a hot tub is the best way to stay warm for Fall while maintaining your fitness! Because it’s low-impact and easily tailored to your fitness level, anyone can benefit from water exercise, regardless of age or agility. So check out these four calisthenic exercises that you can do in your tub and let the swirling water both soothe and challenge your muscles.

     

    Toe Pushes

    To strengthen: calf muscles

    Push your toes against the floor of your Beachcomber to flex your calves. Begin by holding the position for a few seconds and repeat 3-5 times. At your own pace, you can work your way up to holding the position for 10-15 seconds.

     

    Bicycle Kicks

    To strengthen: abdominals and legs

    Position yourself firmly perched on the edge of your hot tub seat and hold onto the nearby ledge for support. Lift both of your legs out of the water and cycle rapidly as if you were riding an invisible bicycle. Begin with three sets of bicycle kicks for approximately 30 seconds each. As you increase core strength and cardiovascular endurance, you can up the number of sets that you do.

     

    Arm Criss Cross

    To strengthen: forearms and core

    Sit up straight in your seat with your abdominals engaged to assist with balance. Hold both arms out straight in front of you with your palms facing downwards. Quickly cross your arms over one another, alternating which one goes on top of the other. Do three sets for roughly 30 seconds each, and increase over time as you build strength. To further intensify this exercise, consider trying it with small dumbbells as well.

     

    Side Leg Extensions

    To strengthen: legs and abdominals/obliques

    Sit back deeply in your seat and stabilize yourself with surrounding ledges if you need extra support. Stretch your legs out in front of you, take a couple deep belly breaths, and slowly spread them as far apart as is comfortable yet challenging. Keep your core tight and hold the position for 30 seconds, repeating for 3-5 sets.

     

    Since your hot tub is a place of soothing comfort, you might feel skeptical about the intensity of your workout in it, but research shows otherwise. The resistance of the water makes your workout stimulating despite the context fooling you into thinking that it feels easier than if you were running on pavement. In fact, the water challenges muscles that are more difficult to engage on land.

    Also, because water lessens the effects of gravity, you’re able to move your joints through a wider range of motion, which improves flexibility. And even your lungs benefit, because the water pressure makes them work harder than they would on land. But don’t take our word for it – try these exercises out for yourself!

     

  • What Makes A Hot Tub Energy Efficient?

    What Makes A Hot Tub Energy Efficient?

    At Beachcomber Hot Tubs, we always look at our products as both lifestyle and lifetime investments. Lifestyle, as they offer incredible benefits for your body and mind, while bringing you closer to the people you love, and lifetime as they are built to last generations of use.

    A constant point of concern for prospective buyers and new owners is the cost of operation, particularly when the winter weather creeps in with its permanent chill. At Beachcomber, we are proud to say that our hot tubs are among the most energy efficient in the world! Energy optimization, and its resulting savings to you as an owner, is built into the construction of every hot tub we produce. Below are a few of the ways choosing Beachcomber as your hot tub manufacturer of choice  is the best way to keep you out of the red in your energy bill, and keep you totally satisfied, warm, and relaxed, all year-long.

    Important Factors in Hot Tub Energy Efficiency

    You can’t talk about energy efficiency in a hot tub and not start with insulation. Fully insulating the interior cavity of the hot tub continues to be the most important element in minimizing heat loss and maximizing efficiency – and it’s something that Beachcomber Hot Tubs continues to lead the industry in.

    With our Hybrid4™ technology, Beachcomber took things to the next level by taking the interior equipment and moving it outside the hot tub cavity and under the step. This has allowed us to insulate all four walls of the hot tub, blocking moisture and heat from escaping the shell on all sides. The insulation we use is a specially formulated foam product that is made right in our British Columbia factory and expands to fill the entire space within the hot tub. It’s something you’ll see across Beachcomber models, and across price points. Along with saving you money on energy costs, the insulation allows the interior equipment to run at a consistent temperature, which ensures long equipment life, and maintains your desired water temperature.

    Another big differentiator to look for when shopping for a hot tub is the cover. An old or ill-fitting hot tub cover will allow heat to readily escape from the surface of your hot tub when it’s not in use. This will cause your hot tub to work in overdrive in maintaining the set temperature. At Beachcomber, we manufacture our HEATSHIELD™ hot tub covers with up to 45% more insulating power than standard covers thanks to our air-tight heat-sealed design,  and reinforced construction.

    Then, you need to look at the motors and pumps. Available on all Hybrid4™ models, our HUSH PUMP™ system heats and cleans water 24/7, with a fraction of the energy output and almost zero noise. Our engineering team has also developed an effective radiant ambient heating system within the construction of our hot tubs, successfully recycling the heat from inside the hot tub to maintain set temperature levels.

    Finally, the foundation also plays an important role in the efficiency of your hot tub purchase. Look for a model that has a sturdy foundation, like the PERMA-SEAL™ in all Beachcomber models, that stops the internal insulated foam cavity from absorbing moisture and heat.

     

    More than 40 years after we began constructing our hot tubs to exceed the industry in energy efficiency, Beachcomber continues to carry on our tradition of technological excellence. Learn more on the construction of our models by clicking the link below or contacting your local dealership.

  • Are Hot Tubs Bad for Skin?

    Are Hot Tubs Bad for Skin?

    When considering the lifetime investment of a hot tub purchase, you may come across some contradictory research regarding the effects of hot tub soaking on skin. Myths around adverse effects on skin have to do with hot tub sanitation and the cleaning chemicals used. It’s true that if not properly disinfected, hot tubs can harbor bacteria that can lead to skin irritation or infection. Hence the importance of keeping your hot tub well maintained, and water sanitized!

    But once that maintenance foundation is set, the beautifying effects of soaking in hot water are in the overwhelming majority. Similar to the effect of a steam room, soaking in hot water opens your pores so that oil and dirt can be removed. The process here is two-fold: the sweating you do at high temperatures helps to draw toxins to the surface of your skin. Your hot tub water then works to remove these toxins, which are destroyed by minerals in the water. As with a spa session, the glow you often notice as a result of a lengthy hot tub soak tends to linger. This is because the heat of hot tub water encourages the deeper flow of blood and lymph fluids as blood vessels dilate, which has lasting effects on the appearance of your skin.

     

    Soak your way to clearer skin, by remembering these four tips!

     

    1. Firstly, make sure that you keep your hot tub water well maintained, to avoid the opposite effect of skin irritation! Pay particular attention to the water care products you’re choosing if your skin tends to be sensitive. Beachcomber Softis your best bet, as a soothing water enhancer that helps stabilize pH levels while improving water quality for a silky water effect. Blended from naturally occurring borate salts, Soft’s moisturizing effects on your skin will compliment your soaking routine nicely. Find Soft, available in a pleasant green apple scent, on the Beachcomber e-Store: https://store.beachcomberhottubs.com/water-care/water-care-systems/soft

     

    1. Spend at least 15 minutes in your hot tub.This will allow for maximum opening of your pores. While you soak, try gently rubbing the skin on your arms, legs, face and back, to stimulate the circulation at your skin’s surface. You can then use an exfoliating face scrub after your soak, for further cleansing action while your facial pores are still open.

     

    1. Try following your soaking ritual with a quick cold shower.This rinse will seal your pores after their detox and draw the blood back to your core organs, which also reinforces your body’s immune system, as an added benefit. And you might want to drink a glass of warm water with a pinch of salt and honey to restore electrolytes after your soaking session. A proper electrolyte balance in your body will enhance the glow you’ll notice in your skin’s appearance.

     

    1. Moisturize your skin following your hot tub session and cold rinse.Immediate moisturizing will lock in the hydrating effects of the lotion while your skin is at its most permeable. This will also allow you to combat any drying effects the heat may have on your skin, depending on your level of skin sensitivity.

     

     

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