• How To Stay Sun-Safe This Summer

    How To Stay Sun-Safe This Summer

    It’s the best time of the year in North America. The time we get to live outside, and enjoy the beautiful weather and long, sunny days. But just because you enjoy the sun, doesn’t mean your skin or body does. As you get ready for the weekend, remember the following tips below.

    Staying Sun-Safe Outdoors

    Wear (and reapply) Sunscreen

    Put sunscreen on at least 15 minutes before you step outside and reapply throughout the day as needed. Remember, SPF numbers work based on how long it takes you to personally burn due to the harmful UV rays. If your skin burns quickly when exposed to the sun, buy a high number SPF.

    If you are planning on enjoying a cooled down Beachcomber Hot Tub soak or a dip in the pool, remember to invest in a waterproof sunscreen that keeps your skin protected.

    Stay Hydrated

    The more your body heats up, the more you need to keep yourself hydrated. Before you step outside, make sure to drink a full glass of water, and have a bottle with you in your bag. Listen to your body, and when you feel it’s getting too hot, take a break from the sun.

    Create Shade

    Any well designed outdoor space includes shaded zones. We often ask owners about their installation plans for their new hot tubs, and we always enjoy them to find a spot with a level of shade or invest in a large umbrella that provides flexible shading when the sun’s rays are too strong. Permanent backyard solutions include a pergola or gazebo. On a more individual level, slap on a hot! It’s best to wear a wide-brimmed one, so you’re covered from every angle. A baseball cap might keep the sun from your eyes, but it doesn’t protect your neck, ears or face.

    Plan your time in your hot tub or pool

    Remember, the sun is strongest between 10 am – 4 pm, so try to avoid being out too long during these times. It’s best to enjoy your hot tub in the earlier morning, or in the evening and night, to avoid exposure to an excess of UV rays. Don’t spend too much time in it at once. 15 minutes is all you need to get your daily therapeutic boost.

  • SUMMER BACKYARD PARTY TIPS

    SUMMER BACKYARD PARTY TIPS

    With the long weekend just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make plans with friends and enjoy the sunny, hot weather while it lasts. If you’re looking for help with hosting the perfect backyard party, Beachcomber Hot Tubs has you covered with a few of our favourite tips below.

    How To Throw The Perfect Backyard Party

    Add Some Shade

    While everyone loves enjoying the sun, you also need to make sure you have spots for guests to cool off, without having to step inside and leave the party. Put up a patio umbrella or outdoor shade to provide relief from the summer sun. If you have a large open outdoor space, you might even want to invest in a backyard party tent.

    Keep The Refreshments Coming

    Make sure your guests stay quenched with a bevy of refreshing beverages stocked in the cooler. Want a prettier pitcher of water? Dress it up with fresh slices of cucumber, oranges, or a handful of fresh berries for unforgettable H2O for your guests to raise a glass to.

    Clean Your Hot 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.

     

    Did you know even if the sun is still out, you can cool down the temperature if your hot tub, so you and your friends can enjoy a nice, refreshing dip!

     

    Set The Mood With Music

    An amazing playlist is a great way to provide instant ambience to any backyard get together. Pair the food with some cool beats, or make a mix of everyone’s favourite summer jams to really get the party started. 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!

    Gather Around The Fire Pit

    Treat your friends to a taste of cottage life right in your own backyard with a portable fire pit for everyone to gather around and enjoy. It’s the perfect way to finish the night and complete your very own urban oasis, without having to go anywhere at all.

    Keep Bugs At Bay

    No one invited bugs to the party, but they always seem to crash the fun. Make sure to quell any gate crashing mosquitos and flies with a selection of bug zappers and strategically placed netting.

  • Enjoying a Hot Tub at Night

    Enjoying a Hot Tub at Night

    A Beachcomber Hot Tub is not only built for year-round relaxation, it’s built to be enjoyed at all hours of the day and night! There’s no better place to look up and take in the magic of the night sky after a long day than inside your hot tub, which is why we have designed ambient LED lighting to ensure your safety and enhance the atmosphere as you soak after-hours.

    Hot Tub Lighting Packages by Beachcomber

    Exterior Lighting

    Added exterior hot tub lighting includes our Star Trail and Guiding Light packages. Star Trail lighting, a feature first introduced in our 2017 Anniversary Edition models, lines the exterior corners of the hot tub and is inspired by the natural motion and beauty of starlight. Our Guiding light feature illuminates the steps leading up to our Hybird4 models to add a layer of safety and ease for exiting and entering your hot tub. Both of these features are available upgrades on most Beachcomber purchases.

    Enhanced Interior Lighting

    While all models come standard with an incredible LED interior lighting package, accent interior upgrade features include our Eclipse and Crescent Moon lighting packages. Melded seamlessly into the interior acrylic, both of these options not only add illumination to the handgrips to help make evening soaks easier to navigate, but also provide a calming, ambient soft glow from your hot tub as you lie back and relax.

    Everlite Moodlighting

    Lighting can make or break any situation, but did you realize there’s actually a science behind the effects of lighting on our health? It’s called chromotherapy, and measures the impact of colours in keeping our bodies and minds adjusted and balanced. The therapeutic benefits of Beachcomber Hot Tubs extend to this practice, with our Everlite Moodlighting designed with these healing principles specifically in mind. Turn your hot tub water into any colour of the rainbow, and create the perfect mood to enjoy some tranquility and calm before bed.

  • Ways To Use Your Hot Tub

    Ways To Use Your Hot Tub

    One of the most common first questions we hear from prospective hot tub buyers is “how often will I really use it?” You probably know someone who once owned a hot tub that sat non-operational, overgrown with foliage, for years in the backyard. Or someone who purchased a hot tub, used it regularly for the first three months, then stopped taking care of it until it eventually fell into totally disrepair. So how can you be sure you’ll avoid a similar outcome?

    Getting The Most Use From Your Hot Tub

    There’s a few ways to then look at this question, the first being something you really must consider for yourself. Hot tubs are designed for daily use, so it’s up to you to make this a part of your routine. By adding even a 15-minute soak first thing in the morning or before bed, you’ll start wondering how you ever lived without one. Also, think about more than just one way you can use your hot tub. Hot tubs are designed to help you de-stress and relax, as well as provide the perfect place to socialize or enjoy quality time with your spouse in the comfort for your own backyard. To make the most out of it, keep in mind all the different ways you can utilize it year-round.

    The second consideration is the hot tub model itself. By choosing a reliable, high-quality brand, you’ll be able to focus on the benefits of the purchase, instead of becoming frustrated by continuously high-maintenance and operational costs. A hot tub is a lifetime investment, so don’t be fooled by a low sticker price, and really research product lifespan, insulation, and materials used in construction as you comparatively shop.

    Finally, place it somewhere convenient for all-year access. How often you will really use it is directly related to how close your hot tub is to your home. On a dark morning, or when it’s freezing outside, are you really going to trek across the yard to get in the hot tub every day? Position your spa in close proximity to a door. If you are worried about noise, then be sure to choose a model with a dedicated circulation pump that quietly circulates the water 24 hours a day, eliminating the need for loud filtration cycles.

  • What Are My Hot Tub Water Care Options?

    What Are My Hot Tub Water Care Options?

    As you’re debating investing in a hot tub, one thing that undoubtedly keeps coming up is the maintenance and safety requirements. Choosing the right Water Care system is something that can impact the enjoyment and use you and your family get out of the purchase. Before you select a program, be sure you look at the full list of available options and weigh the pros and cons to ensure your selection is the one that makes the most sense.

    Here’s a quick rundown on the water treatment options for your Beachcomber Hot Tub:

     

    CARE FREE WATER CARE™

    CARE FREE is the industry’s gold standard in water care systems. CARE FREE is a 4-in-1 weekly water care system that replaces traditional water conditioners such as sequestering agents, oxidizers, biofilm disruptors and clarifiers. It is designed to use in conjunction with the CARE FREE BOOST™ sanitizer. CARE FREE is perfect for the regular hot tub user who appreciates the efficiency of blending all the ingredients you need into one great product and loves hot tubing in crystal clear, healthy water!

    The Care Free System is available for over 50% Off with our Protection Bundle Upgrade for the month of July only! Full details here.

    CHLOR TREATMENT

    CHLOR DISCS™ are stabilized slow dissolving chlorine sanitizer discs that control bacteria and algae in hot tub water. CHLOR DISCS™ are perfectly suited to fit into the Beachcomber floating disc dispenser. CHLOR BLAST™ is a stabilized granular chlorine based sanitizer and oxidizer that controls the growth of bacteria and algae in hot tub waters and is ideal for regular oxidizing. CHLOR treatment is perfect for the hot tub user who appreciates good old fashioned chlorine to get the job done.

    BROMO TREATMENT

    BROMO DISCS™ are slow dissolving bromine sanitizer discs that create a bromine residual to control bacteria and algae in hot tub waters. BROMO DISCS™ are perfectly suited to fit into the Beachcomber floating disc dispenser.  BROMO BLAST™ is a practical soluble one-step non-stabilized bromine sanitizer and oxidizer treatment that controls bacteria and algae in hot tub waters. BROMO treatment is a system that is perfect for the hot tub user who admittedly doesn’t test and balance their water as often as they should and appreciates a more forgiving program.

     

    While some companies promote the use of salt water in hot tubs, this practice is something that we at Beachcomber strongly advise against. Salt is corrosive to the pump and seals and will decrease the lifespan of some of the spa components.

    Hot tub technology has also recently evolved to also include UVC supplemental filtration systems. ClearTech UVC is a system we produce and can add-on to hot tub purchases in the manufacturing stage as a natural water care solution for removing harmful bacteria, without producing any chemical by-products in the water, through the use of the sun’s UV rays in conditioning the water.

    Be sure to research the water care programs offered and discussed with your local dealership or one of our team members online. Find the most effective program for your needs and you’ll get the best usage from your hot tub.

  • Building A Path To Your Hot Tub

    Building A Path To Your Hot Tub

    A hot tub is a must-have for any homeowner looking to create an oasis for relaxing and entertaining right in the comfort of their own backyard.

    Something we always stress to new buyers is the importance of placement when it comes to installing their outdoor hot tub. A hot tub is meant to be enjoyed daily, and to get the most use out of it 365 days a year, it needs to installed in a location that is convenient to access, and close to a doorway into the home.

    Creating a Pathway To Your Hot Tub

    Creating a pathway that leads from your house to the hot tub is not only critical for the safety and use of your spa at any time during the day or evening, it’s also important for ensuring the health of the water.

    Drudging through muddy grass or snow before entering into your hot tub will dirty the water faster, and increase the amount of time you spend on maintenance. That’s why we recommend including materials like brick, concrete or paving stones, as quick, clean solutions for connecting your home to your spa.

    And don’t just think about day time use! Add illuminating lighting to your steps and walkways to ensure easy access in the evening and night. We recommend using a mix of lighting sources, with solar-powered and low voltage lights intermixed with the utility focused path lighting, to create ambience and interest to the surrounding landscape as you highlight pathways.

    If you ever have any questions about hot tub installation or backyard design tips, please drop by your closest Beachcomber location and speak with one of our Hot Tub Experts.

  • Advantages of Buying a Hot Tub In Summer

    Advantages of Buying a Hot Tub In Summer

    The sweltering summer sun doesn’t exactly make you think of jumping in a hot tub during a July or August afternoon, but with a few small adjustments, a hot tub can actually be a great play to lie back and relax this summer!

    Not only is the summertime a good time to enjoy a hot tub, it’s also one of the best times to shop for the perfect model if a hot tub is an investment you are seriously thinking about making. Why? Below are just a few of the reasons why now is the perfect time to go from hot tub dreamer to hot tub owner.

    Why Buy A Hot Tub in Summer

    Shop Now, Enjoy This Fall!

    The hot tubs you see on the showroom floor or online as you comparatively search, are not necessarily the exact hot tub you will be bringing home. While the model numbers dictate the size, interior seating, and water ports for jetting, a number of features and finishes will be customized to your preferences once you select your hot tub. At Beachcomber Hot Tubs, our models are custom-built to order. That means your wait time will normally be 6-8 weeks. By purchasing in summer, your hot tub will be ready to install in the early fall, right when the weather starts to cool and you’ll want to get even more use out of it.

    Easy Installation

    The dry, summer and early fall weather make a huge difference in the simplicity of hot tub installation. Not only will it be easier for you to prepare the space in dryer weather when the sun is out much later, but without snow, rain, and ice, our team will be able to place and start-it-up with less time and without risking added costs in clearing the pathway.

    Great Upgrade Options

    Right now, Beachcomber Hot Tubs is offering over 50% off on our Protection Bundle Upgrade, featuring our Care Free Water Care System, Safety Rail, GFCI Breaker, and Premium 5-Year Protection Guarantee.

    And remember you can always decide on a hot tub now and pay later, thanks to our Hot Tub Financing program that puts you in control of your purchase with flexible, super low bi-weekly payments options.

  • Getting Your Backyard Summer Ready

    Getting Your Backyard Summer Ready

    The summer season is the time of the year we cherish most. It’s when the days are longer, the family has more time to spend together, and when there’s no better place to be than outside! With the summer heat now in full swing, it’s the perfect time to make a few quick refreshes to your outdoor living spaces. Below are a few quick tips to get you started.

    Create the Perfect Summer Backyard

    Add in Colour

    There’s a freshness to the summer season that invites a strong use of bold, fresh colours to brighten up any space in the home. Nowhere can this be better used than in your outdoor living spaces. Colourful flowers and plants can help bring in a seasonal glow, with patterned pots and containers adding to the lightness of the mood. Another inexpensive solution is investing in brightly hued pillows and throws against your neutral furniture. This gives you flexibility throughout the year, and let’s you play with your design from season to season without breaking the bank.

    Prep The BBQ for Heavy Use

    Has your backyard grill been hibernating this winter? Before you get it out for a big summer BBQ, make sure you really wipe it down and give it a test run. Add BBQ storage for your grilling tools and a small table for prep work to create your own DIY outdoor kitchen, saving you multiple trips back and forth inside.

    Illuminate & Invite Conversation

    Lighting not only lends warmth and sophistication to an outdoor space, it also extends the time you have to enjoy it! Set up outdoor lanterns and string up bistro lights over your dining and living spaces to keep the party going after the sun sets. Another inexpensive solution is all-weather outdoor patio torches, adding a more natural illumination as you unwind in your own private oasis.

    Invest into a Backyard Centrepiece

    Every backyard needs something special to anchor the space. Think about how much room you have to play with and what would best satisfy the needs of you and your family to maximize the use you have of outdoor living. It might be a large dining room table and sectional couch if you plan on entertaining, a fire pit as a way to enjoy the space in more intimate surroundings, or if you are really looking for a showstopper for all year-round, an outdoor hot tub or spa will make your outdoor living room the only room you want to be in. While a hot tub might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of summer, now is the perfect time to start shopping, with easier installation and great deals on showroom floors before the fall models are unveiled.

  • Hot Tub Accessories Guide: July 2018

    Hot Tub Accessories Guide: July 2018

    A Beachcomber Hot Tub is the perfect place you can lay back and enjoy with friends, or alone for a therapeutic soak. It’s the perfect summer accessory for living healthy, and staying connected with the whole family as everyone enjoys their summer break. Once you find your perfect Beachcomber Hot Tub, what enhanced features do you really need to make your spa experience complete?

    This month only, you have the chance to make big upgrades to your hot tub, for less than half the price.

    Take advantage of easy living with our 50% off Protection Bundle Sale!

    Here’s a quick guide to the products available, and how they’ll help you rest easy in your hot tub investment:

    Premium Guarantee

    When you buy a Beachcomber Hot Tub, we want you to feel as safe and secure in your investment as possible. We also believe in the integrity and durability of our hot tubs, which is why we offer all customers a standard protection guarantee. For this month only, however, we are offering you a 5-year extended premium guarantee that covers all major components of your hot tub for less than half the cost.

    Care Free Water Care

    We have developed a healthier alternative to traditional programs with our Care Free line-up of products. Replacing water conditioners such as sequestering agents, oxidizers, biofilm disruptors, and clarifiers, this 4-in-1 solution delivers the clearest results, with less product and time. It’s important to find a water care system that is manageable and meets your safety standards. Care Free offers the gold standard!   

    Safety Rail

    There’s nothing like an evening soak in your Beachcomber, especially as the temperature cools after a hot, active summer day. Our expertly designed safety rail is built to seamlessly attach to your Beachcomber Hot Tub and provide an added layer of safety and security as bathers enter and exit the hot tub. With a swivel and lock feature, as well as a soft blue LED light, this aluminum railing gives everyone a hand when it comes to nighttime hot tubbing.

    GFCI Circuit Breaker

    As almost all standard hot tubs are designed with a 240 voltage, prior to installation you will need a GFCI Circuit Breaker to ensure your hot tub runs smoothly. Designed for easy installation by a qualified electrician, you have the choice of a 40, 50, or 60 amp units to facilitate your installation.

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