• When To Buy A Hot Tub For Spring

    When To Buy A Hot Tub For Spring

    For a lot of Canadians, the winter months can mean nothing but snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. With your yard under a foot of fresh powder, thinking about installing a hot tub might not seem like something that really makes sense.

    “Waiting for spring”, is the response that we hear most often from prospective hot tub buyers this time of year.

    “When the snow melts I’ll start looking”. 

    While we agree this might not be a bad plan, particularly if you are in a colder climate, the one thing it doesn’t take into consideration is the manufacturing and delivery time required for a new hot tub to make it into your backyard.

    At Beachcomber Hot Tubs, as well as any other major spa manufacturer, you’ll likely find the option to purchase a pre-built or floor model. However, the majority of customers end up looking through the options and finishes available, and decide on a customer build that perfectly aligns with their needs and budget.

    Manufacturing A Hot Tub Takes Time, So Plan Ahead! 

    Manufacturing a hot tub takes time, and depending on the location of your home, delivery can also add an additional week or two to the process. This is why, before you decide on holding off until warmer weather, you should start looking for a hot tub that will be ready in time for you to enjoy this spring.

    Even if you purchase now, you can request an installation date that works for your climate. That’s why making a decision a few months ahead of time is the best way to ensure you’ll have a hot tub exactly when you want it.

  • Adding A Hot Tub To Your Backyard Reno

    Adding A Hot Tub To Your Backyard Reno

    There’s no better time of the year to enjoy your backyard than right now. The days are longer, and the evenings are the perfect time to sit outside in your own private sanctuary. And there’s no better way to enhance any outdoor space than with a hot tub that you and the entire family can enjoy (year-round!) So how can you make this fit in with the aesthetic of your yard, and your budget?

    Here are a few simple ways you can enhance your hot tub setting, making it more beautiful both to look at, and more importantly, to lie in!

    Choosing complementary surroundings for your hot tub

    Simple Decking

    If you want to include a deck around your hot tub, be sure to remember that it does need leave room for accessing the mechanics, and that it won’t create puddles or muddy spots. Hot tub users need to be able to walk safely barefoot in and out, so ensure that whatever decking you decide on includes a non-skid surface. The benefits of decking, both when the hot tub is completely sunken and partially sunken, is that it can reduce the visual footprint, if you are looking for sleek aesthetic, and make it easier to get in and out of.

     

    A Rock Garden

    Surrounding your hot tub with large boulders, and faux rocks, gives it a truly stunning ‘set-in garden’ natural feeling, even though you haven’t sunken the hot tub. This can be particularly effective in creating a rustic or natural spring setting for your hot tub and can be the perfect way to achieve a total ‘backyard escape’ with your Beachcomber.

     

    Potted Plants

    Even simple planters of various sizes can deliver a huge impact in the visual appeal of your hot tub. Adding large and small planters on the sides can help tie it into the natural foliage of your backyard and provide more privacy and intimacy for bathers inside.

     

    Furniture & Coverings

    Adding a pergola or gazebo over top of your hot tub not only allows for more shade, but adds a ton of intimacy inside and helps you anchor the spa in your backyard. You can also add a counter with stools on the side if your hot tub is above ground, to allow people to enjoy each other’s company, as well as keep people from eating and drinking while bathing.

  • Summer Family Activities Everyone Loves!

    Summer Family Activities Everyone Loves!

    As the school year comes to a close, children and teens are counting down to the golden days of summer vacation. For parents, that means finding ways to keep everyone active. For teens in particular, too much idle time can heighten their chances for experimenting with risky choices.

    Keeping everyone busy with outdoor activities and promoting family time and healthy choices are the best way for ensuring a productive summer season for all. Spending time together is an important building block in fostering kids’ emotional health, and doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to plan.

    With a little creativity and action, the best summer for your family yet awaits. Check out our suggestions (for both in and out of the hot tub) below:

     

    Getting Sporty Outside 

    Whether it be a quick game of pickup football or a casual toss of the Frisbee, being outside and active as a family is a great way to enjoy the warmer weather together. The kids can invite their friends, you can up the stakes by pledging ice cream for the winner, and everyone will soak up some precious vitamin D. Making outdoor sports and team activities a go-to option will also instil in kids that health and fitness is much more fun than screen-time.

    Reading List Challenge

    Kids may associate summer reading clubs with dusty library shelves rather than with a good time. But you can bring the stories outside, To make it a group activity, have everyone read the same book, and chat casually about it over dinner, or place bets on how it will end, and/or where the plot might twist. And if you challenge them with a list of reading – however short – you can set goals for kids of every age to work toward over the span of summer vacation.

    Hot Tub Time

    A timeless relaxation activity, soaking as a family in your Beachcomber is a tranquil way to come together and wind down after a day of summer time activities and day trip excursions. And with so any more activity options available in the summer than in the winter months, family members can see even less of each other than during the routine days of the school year. So your hot tub may be the best place to connect, and catch up. You can take your book discussion into the warm waters too, and sneak in some learning and reflection even while the clang of the school bell becomes a distant memory for the kids.

  • 5 of the World’s Greatest Healing Waters

    5 of the World’s Greatest Healing Waters

    Water really is everything. As we all know, without water we simply wouldn’t survive. Not only that, but staying properly hydrated each and every day is essential for increasing our energy, adding a glow to the skin, and even revving up the metabolism.

    Besides drinking adequate amounts, soaking our bodies in water can be hugely beneficial to our health – even more so than exercise.

    Not all water is created equal, however, and there’s a few spots around the world where people have flocked for centuries to experience the natural, healing effects. Get inspired by our list of some of the most famous healing waters across the globe and discover your very own fountain of youth, (it might be closer than you think!)

     

    Healing Waters Around the World (and at Home in Your Hot Tub)

     

    Bath UK

    Bath, United Kingdom

    The only spot in Britain where you can soak in natural mineral waters, the town was first frequented by the Romans and Celts over 2,000 years ago. Ancient sites meet modern amenities, with historic spa buildings blending in with the contemporary design of the modern city. It’s a true oasis just outside of the London sprawl. 

    The Dead Sea

    The Dead Sea, Israel & Jordan 

    This famed body of water is 33% salt and has 8X the amount of magnesium, calcium, and potassium compared to regular sea water. At 400M below sea level, the Dead Sea is famous for being the lowest point on Earth. It is also famous for its amazing healing waters – so chock full of minerals that nothing can live in it.

    Budapest Spa

    Budapest, Hungary

    Soaking in the baths is a way of life in Budapest, sometimes referred as the “City of Spas”, thanks to the healing waters found throughout, including the Szechenyi, the largest outdoor thermal bath in all of Europe. The massive pools rich in fluoride and metabolic acid are all over and it’s said that the city’s well water can treat ulcer and gallbladder issues and calcium deficiency.

    Natural Spa

    Arima Onsen, Japan

    Located just north of Kobe, this hot spring has been attracting wellness-seekers since 631 and is the oldest spa destination in Japan. Scientists have studied the health benefits of nine substances found in the springs, including sulfur, carbon dioxide, hydrogen carbonate, chloride, sulfate and iron. A trip to the Onsen is a part of Japanese culture, and locals head to the natural hot springs water for relaxing and relief from muscle pain, hypertension and other ailments.

    Beachcomber hot tubs, hot tubs, spas, chrometherapy

    Your Backyard, Anywhere, Anytime.

    Can’t decide on where to head next and want to experience the best in hydrotherapy without ever having to leave home? The heat, buoyancy, and massage of a Beachcomber Hot Tub creates tremendous benefits for your health, including promoting the flow of endorphins, helping you fall asleep faster, improving your circulation, decreasing joint and muscle pain, decreasing stress, and amplifying natural healing processes within your body. Unlike a vacation the only lasts for a short time, creating a backyard oasis featuring a hot tub can create enjoyment for the whole family for years and years.

  • What’s the typical life span of a hot tub or spa?

    What’s the typical life span of a hot tub or spa?

    As you start thinking about investing into a hot tub, one of the big questions that comes up is “how long will it really last?” There’s no one answer here, and the outcome is really dependent on first, the hot tub you buy, and second, the way you take care of it.

    Based on the results of independent studies carried out to determine energy usage, environmental impact, and the life of hot tubs and spas, the average life expectancy of a hot tub was found to be only 5 – 8 years in most cases. When the results only included a list of more reputable manufacturers, the rate went up to 10 to 15 years.

     

    How Long Can Your Hot Tub Last?

    The Importance of Quality in Construction

    So why so much disparity? It comes down to the quality in the construction of the hot tub you buy. If you buy an inexpensive, budget hot tub from a retailer without a strong brand reputation, you can most likely expect cheap construction and poor insulation. By cutting corners in production costs, manufacturers are able to offer these models at far lower price points. However, don’t be fooled by a low upfront cost. Not only will they offer you a much shorter lifespan, they will also be way more costly to operate and maintain due to the low-quality of the parts.

    Think Long-Term When Investing

    Just think about it this way: if a hot tub potentially costs $5,000 and only lasts five years, that would be like spending $1,000 on that hot tub per year. If you purchase a hot tub that costs $7,500 and lasts twenty years, your usage cost would really be only $375. Even without factoring in the added operational costs of a cheaper construction, you’re still getting far less bang for your buck when you choose a budget-model and bargain retailer.

    This return on investment, and more importantly, years of added enjoyment for you and your family, is one of the many reasons why we believe that purchasing high-quality hot tubs, like a Beachcomber Hot Tub, will help you save money in the long run and give you a product that lasts.

    Many of our owners have had their Beachcombers for over 25 years, and continue enjoying regular usage from their hot tubs! 

    Our products are 100% hand-crafted, from start to finish, in our Surrey, BC factory. Just take a look at what goes into the construction of every tub – no matter the price point or model – that Beachcomber produces.

  • Do You Need A Lounger In Your Hot Tub?

    Do You Need A Lounger In Your Hot Tub?

    Decided it might be the right time to add a hot tub to your home? Perfect! Now comes the fun part, finding which tub is the right choice based on all the available options.

    One of the first questions we ask potential owners is what are you most looking forward to getting out of your hot tub? Is it primarily going to be used for entertaining? For you and your spouse? For hydrotherapy?

    Not to say you can’t have one without the other, but it’s important to address your expectations first, in order to find options that align with your needs and interests.

    How Many Hot Tub Seats Do You Need?

    One sticking point that often comes up is the number of seats available inside, which brings us to a question that many new buyers go back and forth on: to lounge or not to lounge?

    The Lounge Debate:

    A Lounge seat, like the one found in the all-new 730AE Series, is a reclined, full body massager that features targeted hydrotherapy for your neck, shoulders, back, calves, and feet – all at once. It can be an unmatched experience when it comes to relaxing and unwinding, and has been meticulously designed by our team to maximize comfort and hydrotherapeutic results.

    So Why Wouldn’t You Want One? 

    Well again…it all comes down to how many seats you really need. When you include a lounger, you’ll likely be giving up an additional seat in the tub, so if entertaining and socializing with family and friends is your priority, it might not be the best option for you.

    It’s also important to come in and test it out yourself in either a wet or dry tub. As this seat has been engineered to target muscle groups across the full-body, it might not meld perfectly with your proportions. We want you to get the best use of your Beachcomber, so it’s important that you test the features and ensure they work well with you and your body.

    Am I Giving Up Hydrotherapy Benefits By Not Having A lounger?

    No. Just because your hot tub doesn’t have a lounger doesn’t mean it won’t meet your hydrotherapy needs. Our 500 and 700 Series models in particular, feature ergonomic contouring and strategic jet placement throughout to ensure that users are able to get the deep tissue, targeted massage relief they are after.

    Feel free to drop us a line, or drop into one of our authorized dealers if you want to know more about the Lounge Seat or any of the other features available inside Beachcomber Hot Tubs.

     

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