• Prepping Your Hot Tub Water For A Summer Party

    Prepping Your Hot Tub Water For A Summer Party

    Any time you’re preparing for a period of heavy use of your hot tub, it’s always good to give your water a refresh. Draining and re-filling your hot tub is a practice you should follow at least 3-4 times a year, and if you’ve got plans this summer for a backyard blow-out that involves your guests taking a soak inside your Beachcomber, now might be the time.

    Here’s a quick guide to get your hot tub all set for your guests:

    STEP 1: Fill & Condition

    After you’ve drained the tub, ensure the DRAIN & FILL valve is closed and the GUILLOTINE valves are open. Using the FRESH FILL™ pre-filter attached to your garden hose start filling up the hot tub. Once hot tub water is up past the skimmer, you are now safe to turn on the power at the GFCI. Turn on FLEXJET Pump and open air control dials to purge any air out of lines.

    After the hot tub is circulating with all bubbles out of the lines, add ELIMINATE™ to protect your hot tub from corrosion and mineral build-up. Then add a weekly dose of ELIMINATE PLUS™ to sequester metals and prevent staining, PUREZYME™ to prevent scum build-up and PURE BLUE™ to prevent cloudy water and give water a sparkle; Or add a dose of CARE FREE which is Beachcomber’s weekly 4-in-1 conditioner. More on CARE FREE Water Care System™ here. [Linked]

    STEP 2: Heat & Accessorize

    To start your hot tub water for the first time, it’s best to start in the evening to allow the conditioning products the time they need to do their job overnight and make sure everything is set for the arrival of your guests. Once your hot tub is running and circulating it is the perfect time to add or replace your hot tub accessories such as FILTER SAVERS and HYDRO MOP and turn up the heat so you and your family and friends can be soaking away blissfully in a few short hours. The hot tub will begin to heat to your pre-set temperature or 100F (38° C) as a factory pre-set temperature. For extra comfortable silky smooth water, add a dose of SOFT™ to your water, your friends and family will notice, particularly if anyone is prone to dry skin issues.

    STEP 3: Balance & Sanitize

    Nothing is more important that testing your hot tub water and ensuring everything is perfectly balanced for bather comfort, water care product efficiency and hot tub equipment longevity. Use your Beachcomber test strips to determine your water care balance requirements.

    Add your Sanitizer/Oxidizer (Cl) or (Br) – 3 – 5 ppm – Use a Beachcomber BOOST or BLAST product. Refer to the sanitizer/oxidizer program that you are using for your hot tub, treat the water by distributing your oxidizer directly into the circulating heated water, and wait 15 minutes for the relaxation to commence.

    STEP 4: Ensure Everything is Looking It’s Best

    While you are preparing your hot tub water, now is also the perfect time to ensure that your Beachcomber HEATSHIELD™ is also looking it’s best! Nobody wants to see a dirty, or worse smelly, hot tub cover, and while our patented HEATSHIELD™ products have been made to withstand the elements and test of time, they also need a little love. For the perfect results, prepare the exterior cover surface by cleaning dirt and grim off with a mixture of warm water and a very mild detergent. Thoroughly rinse and allow to dry. Spray Beachcomber’s COVER CARE generously over entire exterior surface until wet. Wait 30 seconds, then wipe, dry, and buff!

    STEP 5: Add Some Party Favors!

    To add more fun to the backyard party, check out a few of our favourite hot tub accessories that are perfect for a summertime get together!

  • Why Giving Your Feet A Break Is The Key To Staying Active

    Why Giving Your Feet A Break Is The Key To Staying Active

    After a long day of being up and about, there’s nothing we want to do more than lie back and put our feet up. But why stop there? 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)!

    Improved 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.

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