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 Landscape Around A Hot Tub

    How To Landscape Around A Hot Tub

    A hot tub is a great investment for your home that can help increase the value of your property. It’s also the perfect focal point for creating the backyard of your dreams – somewhere you and your family can escape, relax, and unwind.

    The key to creating the perfect backyard oasis at home, is to optimize the space you have, and add in a few key elements that will elevate the function and beauty of the space.

    Backyard Hot Tub Design Ideas

    Choosing The Setting:

    While there are a number of materials you can place your hot tub on, it’s not something you should simply glaze over when considering how you will set-up your installation. The base layer of your installation can set the tone for how the rest of the landscaping looks around it.

    Whether you choose stone pavers, a concrete slab or sinking the tub into decking, be sure to leave enough room to allow for servicing and draining.

    Remember, when choosing where to place your hot tub, try to maximize the natural views without sacrificing function. You’ll want to have your hot tub closer to your door for year-round usage, especially when you live in colder climates.

    Incorporate Natural Elements:

    Particularly when you have a smaller space, including lush plants can help make the space uniquely you. With a little greenery around your home spa, you can get it to look like a natural hot spring or pond. Evergreens and yew trees are an ideal addition because they look great all year round. Including a flowing fountain feature can also help to amplify the sense of peace and relaxation.

    Be mindful of not placing your hot tub directly under big trees as this may create added maintenance due to the falling leaves and needles getting caught in the mechanics of the tub.

    Shade & Exposure: 

    For added privacy, add in easy to maintain fencing (try bamboo), and grow higher plants and trees along the perimeter of your yard to block your neighbour’s view. Another option is to install a gazebo and added privacy screen to give you more privacy and shade during the warm summer days. For nighttime use, be sure to incorporate lighting installations that will ensure you have safe access at all hours.

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