• The Best Hot Tub Accessories For Summer!

    The Best Hot Tub Accessories For Summer!

    With spring cleaning thankfully a distant memory, and the days of summer upon us, thoughts of vacations and trip planning are likely top of mind. If you plan on doing any staycationing by enjoying your own backyard oasis, you need to plan accordingly as well! Hopefully replenishing your sunscreen stash is at the top of your list, but are fun accessories? These five fun accessories will have you welcoming summer in style, and will help entertain guests of all ages. Which hopefully means less scrambling for popsicles (or margaritas), on your part, to keep them happy.

     

    Add these accessories to your hot tub for guaranteed summer fun!

     

    Skimmer Tray Holder

    The skimmer tray holder is the perfect pairing for your party cups. With three cupholders, it’s a handy accessory for transitioning deck drinks to your hot tub. And of course, the closed cup option is your best bet when enjoying the skimmer tray, to avoid spilling even if waters are choppy.

    The TM2 Floating Remote Control

    No backyard gathering or party is complete without a soundtrack, and the Beachcomber floating remote allows you to adjust your music from the comfort of your hot tub bubbles. Designed for use with the QSS/QSS+/QSSX stereo systems in Beachcomber models from February 2004 to December 2010, the TM-2 Remote has stereo controls as well as buttons for adjusting the hot tub pumps and lighting, making it the ultimate accessory for convenience.

    Hot Tub Squirt Toys

    Inspired by Northwest Native art styles indigenous to Beachcomber’s British Columbia home, these phthalate free rubber squirt toys will be loved by kids and provide endless hours of hot tub entertainment. There are twelve creature characters to choose from, ranging from the seafaring salmon and halibut, to the industrious beaver. Or forget choosing, and collect all twelve for a crew of party guests that will never overstay their welcome.

    Re-usable Party Cups

    Party Cup Express will let you custom print on re-usable party cups of all shapes and colours. You can shop by theme as well, for any event that summer throws at you.

    And for maximum spill proof safety, consider enclosed tumblers, with straws. The Hawaiian coconut cups available on Amazon, would be perfectly suited to a luau themed backyard gathering, and ensure that no fruity beverage ends up in your hot tub water!

    Umbrella Hats

    They may be goofy, but you can’t argue the functional advantage of having your own personal source of perma-shade. The online Umbrella Hat store offers an array of colour options, ranging from the trendy camouflage pattern to the classic rainbow version, which is sure to delight kids.

  • Hot Tub Etiquette 101

    Hot Tub Etiquette 101

    With the summer months heating up, it’s the perfect time to throw your next backyard party – and there’s no better centrepiece than your Beachcomber Hot Tub! To keep everything as fun as possible, and to ensure you’re not spending extra time treating and balancing the water, here’s a few tips on hot tub etiquette:

     

    The Do’s and Don’ts of hot tub soaking.

     

    Shower Before Soaking 

    One way to prolong the life of your hot tub water is to take a short shower before jumping into your hot tub. Even a 1 minute shower can heavily reduce oil, dead skin, and dirt present on your body. By reducing the amount of contaminants in your hot tub water, you can keep your hot tub cleaner for much longer and reduce the amount of water care needed.

    Along with prolonging your water, showering before bathing can also reduce the chlorine smell. Chlorine only produces that familiar smell when oxidizing contaminants. So by showering, the chlorine won’t have to work as hard, meaning it won’t produce nearly as much of a smell.

     

    Take Turns In Different Seats

    Guests seated in different areas of the hot tub will experience difference sensations from the hot tub jets. Encourage everyone to move around so that each guest has an opportunity to experience the various muscle relaxing and circulation enhancing benefits of your hot tub.

     

    Encourage Everyone To B.Y.O.T. (Or Prepare Ahead)

    Particularly when entertaining, there’s nothing worse than jumping out of the hot tub only to discover you don’t have enough towels for everyone. Make sure that you either let your guests know to bring their own, or to have a fresh stack handy!

     

    No Cannonballs 

    It’s important to remember this isn’t a pool. You should be clear for all bathers, that the only way to enter and exit the hot tub is using the steps. It’s also smart to keep an extra towel on hand to make sure the steps stay dry.

     

    Make It A Human-Only Zone

    Everyone might get a laugh out of a picture you post of your dog enjoying a hot tub soak, but for the sake of everyone involved, it’s best to keep your four-legged friends outside of the water. The shedding of fur can clog the filter, as well as the added bacteria of an animal can greatly reduce the quality and lifespan of your water. Because dogs don’t sweat, they could be at high-risk for over-heating quickly in a hot tub as well.

     

    Save The Buffet Until After You’re Dry 

    While it might seem fun and decadent to have a have floating tray of food and snacks for your bathers to enjoy, we would encourage you to avoid this for a couple of reasons. For health reasons, your blood flow is already in overdrive as you sit in the warm water and diverting this to digestion can interrupt the fun of the soak. Second, food crumbs and oils can greatly contaminate the water and cause issues in your filter. Therefore, try to keep the snacks on the table, to be enjoyed after you’ve had a nice hot tub session with friends.

  • Tips for putting together a summer hot tub party

    Tips for putting together a summer hot tub party

    With summer now almost in full-swing, it’s time to start planning your next big backyard party. Inviting friends over to relax with you is a great way to celebrate any occasion and a Beachcomber hot tub is truly the perfect centrepiece for any party.

    Before sending out your invites, here a few tips so that you can throw a hot tub party that goes off without a hitch.

    Summer Hot Tub Party Tips

    Clean Your Tub Beforehand

    This is an absolute must! You always want to keep your space looking its best when you’re entertaining company and this extends to your hot tub. Test the hot tub levels at least a few days in advance, to ensure your water is balanced and healthy with the proper Water Care products. Any time you are about to start a high usage period of your Beachcomber, it also might not be a bad time for a drain and re-fill.

    Keep The Invite List Short 

    This isn’t being anti-social, it’s about making sure there’s room for everyone to enjoy! Your hot tub can only hold a certain amount people comfortably, so keep the numbers down, and then you won’t leave anyone out.

    Have Hot Tub Supplies On-Hand

    No how much you stress the presence of a hot tub at your backyard party, some guests will inevitably forget to bring a swimsuit or towel. Just make sure to plan ahead and have a few extras on hand so that everyone can enjoy your Beachcomber.

    Add The Perfect Soundtrack

    A great soundtrack can create the perfect ambience for any backyard gathering. Make sure you have a playlist that has something for everyone to enjoy, and if you’re a music-buff in the market for a new hot tub, make sure you check out Beachcomber’s exclusive sound system (available as an option in select models). Add in a floating remote control and you’ll have everything you need to keep the music booming!

    Soak Before You Sip 

    Remember, the warm water in a hot tub can speed up the effects of alcohol on the system. So if you’re planning on serving more than a few drinks, maybe save it until after you’re done in your spa. Be sure to have lots of water on hand as well.

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