• How To Choose The Perfect Hot Tub For You

    How To Choose The Perfect Hot Tub For You

    One of the most common questions asked when we meet first-time buyers is how to narrow down the options available and really find the perfect hot tub just for them.

     

    Below are the three questions we recommend considering as you start out on your hot tub buying journey.

    What’s My Budget?

    This might sound like a no-brainer, but when you are assessing your budget, look not only at up-front cost, but consider the expected lifespan and operational costs. When you go super low budget, from an unknown manufacturer, you’re most likely looking at a no-frills, short term experience. Hot tubs at or below a price point of $5,000 CAD are most often so poorly insulated and constructed you’ll end up paying far more in the long run to operate them. Also factor in any added costs from installation, and accessory products that are included in the cost.

    What Size Works In My Space?

    Before you enter a showroom or start looking at models online, measure out the space where you intend to place your hot tub. Most square or rectangular models have a footprint between 6 and 8 feet. 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.

    If you are planning on using your hot tub for yourself and your spouse, a smaller 2-4 person capacity will be perfect. If you are a family of five and are looking for something you and your kids can enjoy together socially, look for a hot tub that fits more. If you have small children, finding a model with a cool-down seat is important as it allows smaller bodies to safely perch higher above the water.

    What Do You Want Most From Your Hot Tub?

    Are you looking for a place for friends? Or is it deep tissue hydrotherapy you’re after? There’s plenty of models that offer all of these benefits, but when you’re looking at how to maximize your investment, it’s smart to weigh your expectations and prioritize which benefits are most important to you.

    If you are looking for a place for entertaining large groups, go for size and seating. If you are looking for more advanced jetting and massage seating, then look at options that have more horsepower and ergonomic molding.

    This will also help you determine whether enhancements like a built-in sound system or a lounger seat are really something you will get use of.

    First Time Buyer’s 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” amenities.

  • Beachcomber HEATSHIELD Cover Promotion on for the Month of October!

    Beachcomber HEATSHIELD Cover Promotion on for the Month of October!

    As the cooler Fall season ramps up, are you thinking ahead and stocking up on Halloween candy already? How about thinking ahead where it matters the most and investing in a Beachcomber HEATSHIELD Hot Tub Cover before the wrath of Winter strikes?

     

    For October only, our HEATSHIELD Cover Promotion is available online and at participating dealer locations, with a special offer:

     

    Get $50 Off Your Cover Purchase + 1 Free Bottle of Cover Care!

     

    Is your current hot tub cover up to par?

    Or is it costing you money?

    Old hot tub covers lose heat quickly, costing you hundreds of dollars in energy costs.

     

    How Beachcomber can help

    Our HEATSHIELD Cover can help you save up $500 on your annual heating bill, as it’s designed with 45% more insulating power than standard hot tub covers.*

     

    *Compared to tapered 3” nominal 1 lbs EPS foam cover. Based on typical annual heating costs in the Pacific Northwest

     

     

    SHOP COVERS NOW

     

     

  • How Beachcomber’s HEATSHIELD Hot Tub Covers Save You Money!

    How Beachcomber’s HEATSHIELD Hot Tub Covers Save You Money!

    When you own a hot tub, a good cover is arguably the most important accessory to invest in. The cover must, above all else, perfectly fit the model you own, or else you’re going to be exposing your hot tub to the elements, and watch the heat disappear. Older hot tub covers also tend to start losing heat faster and faster. This causes your hot tub to work overtime, particularly in colder climates, to keep up the set temperature. This added heating will cost you more money every month in added energy bills.

    At Beachcomber, our engineers worked to solve this problem, and save you money.

    Beachcomber’s HEATSHIELD hot tub covers have 45% more insulating power than standard hot tub covers, and have been designed to lock in your hot tub’s heat and energy – saving you up to $500 per year in heating costs!*

    What makes a HEATSHIELD hot tub cover perform better?

    Heat-Sealed Construction

    Maximize the longevity and performance of your cover with our airtight, heat-seal design that keeps cold air out.

    Durable Against All Elements

    Reinforced light-weight aluminum keeps the structure of your cover looking like new. Mildew, moisture, and UV rays are simply no match against the marine grade vinyl skin!

    Made in Canada

    Every Beachcomber Heatshield is proudly made in Canada with quality materials and craftsmanship.

    Two Year Guarantee

    We stand behind our products. This is our commitment to our customers. Our Heatshield will perform as promised.

     

    SHOP COVERS NOW

     

     

  • Tips for New Hot Tub Buyers

    Tips for New Hot Tub Buyers

    A hot tub can be an amazing investment for you and your family, and offer incredible benefits in therapy, relaxation, and stress-relief right at home. That said, hot tubs are a big investment and your hot tub purchase needs to be researched and evaluated before you make a decision on the right model for you. That means digging deeper than just the upfront costs and flashy gimmicks (do you really need a TV that pops out of the side?), and looking at what really makes a hot tub, a quality choice.

    Ask yourself the following questions if you’re considering buying a hot tub:

    What is my budget & what do I really need to spend up-front?

    Hot tub pricing can vary from $4,000 up to well over $20,000 depending on the retailer. Different price points can reflect different features, jetting, and size. When you’re making your decision for which hot tub to buy, you should start with quality. You also need to consider how much your hot tub will cost to operate over time and the expected life and durability based on product reviews. These factors, combined with your initial purchase price, will give you a better estimate of the lifetime cost of this investment.

    Where is the hot tub going?

    As you comparatively shop, you’ll start to find that most hot tubs are square or rectangular (the 321 is the only model we offer in a circular shape) and have a footprint between 6 and 8 feet. Before you enter into a showroom or start looking at models online, measure out the space where you intend to place your 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 and accommodate accessories.

    How many seats do you need? 

    If you are planning on using your hot tub for yourself or you and your spouse, a smaller 2-4 person capacity will be perfect. If you are a family of 5 and are looking for something you and your kids can enjoy together socially, look for a spa that fits more. When you’re looking at hot tubs, remember that price doesn’t necessarily equal number of seats. We have large and small hot tubs across our 700, 500, and 300 Series, so your budget doesn’t mean you won’t be able to afford a larger tub. If you have children, finding a model with a cool-down seat is important as it allows smaller bodies to safely perch higher above the water.

    What is the primary way you’ll be using it?

    Are you looking for a place for friends? For you and your spouse? Or is it deep-tissue hydrotherapy you’re after? There’s plenty of models that offer all of these benefits, but when you’re looking at how to maximize your investment, it’s smart to weigh your expectations and prioritize which benefits are the most important to you.

    If you are looking for a place for entertaining large groups, go for size and seating. If you are looking for more advanced jetting and massage seating, then look at options that have more horsepower and ergonomic moulding. This will also help you determine whether features like a lounger seat or a built-in sound system are really something you will get use of.

    What’s it made of? 

    Most high-quality hot tubs are made with acrylic. Acrylic is a hard, durable plastic that is resistant to chemical and UV damage. When you look at hot tubs at a lower price point from unreliable manufacturers, you are likely seeing moulding that is made from rotary plastics. This is the same kind of material you will find in a kayak or a portable table. This is why it is so important to pay particular attention and educate yourself on the materials that are used. Ensure you find a durable, acrylic shell that is stain and scratch resistant, long-lasting cabinetry, and look for an intuitive control system that is accessible and easy-to-use at nighttime.

    What about on-going costs? 

    It should come as no surprise that hot tubs require electricity to heat and circulate water, and power the jets and lights. New hot tub owners should therefore expect a rise in their electricity bill following installation. So how much? That really depends on the type of hot tub you end up buying (many tubs list out their estimated energy usage online, so be sure to check up and compare), the temperature you set the water, and the frequency of use. Outside of the hot tub itself, fluctuations will also occur due to the climate you live in and the cost of electricity in your specific location.

     

    So what’s the best way to make the best decision for you? Do your research online about the questions above, find reviews from existing owners, and if you can, try before you buy! When you come into your local Beachcomber Store you can not only find all the answers you’re looking for, you can also try it for yourself with a wet test!

  • The Easiest Way To Clean Your Hot Tub Ever

    The Easiest Way To Clean Your Hot Tub Ever

    The water quality within your home spa plays a huge role in ensuring lasting and safe enjoyment for you and your family. At Beachcomber, we’ve taken big steps towards reducing the amount of chemicals required in order to keep your water clear and balanced.

    While weekly maintenance of your hot tub is very straightforward and quick, the one step all owners should take in order to ensure the long-term quality of their spa is draining and refilling the water at least 3 times per year.

    Introducing The Hot Tub Chamois

    If the water sits for too long, it will require more and more chemicals to stay balanced, and, just like a car, the tub itself needs a good scrubbing every once and awhile to remove the effects of being outside in nature. As we enter into spring, it’s a great time to get out there and give your hot tub a thorough clean before summer.

    The process is much easier than you might imagine, as we outlined in our go-to instructions for owners How To Drain and Re-fill Your Hot Tub, and we’re very excited to announce that it’s now even easier thanks to The Hot Tub Chamois! 

    What’s the big deal? Well, combined with Beachcomber Tub Clean, The Chamois will have your acrylic shining like new, without the hassle and ineffectiveness of using a sponge that breaks apart and leaves behind unsightly water marks and streaks.

    Some of the Advantages of The Hot Tub Chamois:

    • Made from high-performance synthetic material that is super absorbent, non-abrasive and ultra soft to lift and trap dirt and grime
    • Eliminates water marks and risk of scratches to bring back the natural lustre of the acrylic
    • Easily absorbs excess water build-up in the foot-well that can be a huge hassle when cleaning
    • Incredibly durable and easily washable for re-use 100s of times.

     

    And the best part of this product that’s an exclusive offer from Beachcomber? It’s only $19.99!

    BUY TODAY

     

     

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