• Tips For Family Time In The Hot Tub

    Tips For Family Time In The Hot Tub

    The final few weeks of summer are upon us, which means it’s time to squeeze as much as you can out of the sunny, warm weather, and those last remaining care free afternoons and evenings.

    What’s a great way to spend time outside and together? It’s right outside the backdoor: your Beachcomber Hot Tub! 

    With a Beachcomber Hot Tub, everyone can spend time together and catch up without the distractions of cellphones, TV, tablets, and the internet. An electronic-free zone can keep the whole family engaged in what is going on with everyone else, without getting distracted by the screens in front of them.

    Enjoying Family Hot Tub Time

    Especially in summer, it’s always important to keep the following in mind when soaking in your Beachcomber Hot Tub.

    Stay Hydrated

    This is important any time of the year, but in the summer heat, sometimes we can forget how much water we really need. Always encourage everyone to have a big glass of water before stepping into the hot tub, and make sure everyone stays hydrated following a soak. Also, grab some plastic cups and bring them out to enjoy a cold glass of water as you enjoy your hot tub.

    Lower The Temperature

    If the temperature outside is hot, it’s likely you’ll want a little less heat inside your hot tub. And it’s easy to do! Just turn the set temperature down by 15 degrees, for a cooler, more refreshing summertime experience in your Beachcomber.

    Add in Some Shade

    If you are doing any big activities in the summer months, it’s always best to find a place with some shade to cool off. Too much time in the sun can lead to heatstroke. If your hot tub is set-up for direct sun, be sure to invest in an umbrella or sun shade that will deflect some of the rays.

     

    As a key component of your backyard oasis, your Beachcomber Hot Tub needs to be in tip top shape to enjoy with the whole family. And maintaining it is simple! Just take a minute every few days to test your water to ensure it’s balanced and follow your water care program to ensure healthy, crystal clear results. Also remember that right before a high usage period of your hot tub is a good time for a drain and re-fill.

  • Hot Tubs: Why How It’s Made Really, Really Matters

    Hot Tubs: Why How It’s Made Really, Really Matters

    Most of the time, potential hot tub buyers find themselves stuck in a debate over the size, jet count, and seating available in different models as they try to narrow down the options. While making the right decisions here is vital to your enjoyment of your purchase, what’s visible and on the surface of the hot tub isn’t the only thing that needs serious attention.

    What’s really going to impact the long-term enjoyment you get out of your hot tub is how it’s made, and quite often where.

    What to Look for in Hot Tub Construction

    Although most potential buyers believe a new hot tub costs between $3,000 – $5,000, the reality today is that a quality model costs between $7,000 – $20,000. While you save in the short-term on a cheaper model, you’ll end up paying far more in electrical bills, replacement parts, water treatments, and maintenance calls. Not to mention, you’ll be looking at a short-term, no frills experience with a much shorter product lifespan.

    As you will soon discover, the quality in the construction will not only make a big impact in the enjoyment you get inside of your hot tub, but will also make a world of difference in the reliability, performance, and the return on your long-term investment. Simply put, the cheaper the hot tub is to buy, often the cheaper the components that were used to build it. At Beachcomber Hot Tubs, we are proud to use the exact same materials and construction standards across all of our models, with difference in price reflected in the add-on options, finishes, jetting configurations, and size.

    So what to look for? Make note of the materials used as you look around and ask questions in-store.

    To the average person, a hot tub shell and outer cabinetry may come in different colours but they all look the same. But assuming that all cabinetry and shells are of the same quality can be a huge mistake. For instance, most high-quality hot tubs are made with acrylic. Acrylic is a hard, durable plastic that is resistant to chemical and UV damage. When you look at hot tubs at a lower price point from unreliable manufacturers, you are likely seeing molding that is made from rotary plastics. This is the same kind of material you will find in a kayak or a portable table.

    To choose the best shell, make sure it is durable and comes with an extended or lifetime warranty.

    Cabinetry is another important consideration, although earlier generations of hot tubs were made of durable redwood or cedar, most of today’s cabinetry is synthetic. The best hot tubs are made by manufacturers who have specially engineered their hot tubs for superior durability and protection from extreme hear, cold, and UV rays. When choosing a hot tub, look for a model that has built in structural cradle that can support the tub with or without the cabinet – this will ensure the weight stays balanced The Enviroskirt by Beachcomber Hot Tubs, for instance, is designed to capture the look and performance of real wood, without the weathering and maintenance requirements.

    These are a few of the reasons why it is so important to pay particular attention and educate yourself on the materials that are used. Ensure you find a durable, acrylic shell that is stain and scratch resistant, long-lasting cabinetry, and look for an intuitive control system that is accessible and easy-to-use at nighttime.

    Then Be Sure to Pay Attention to Where it’s Made

    Some hot tubs are made in countries known for cheap labour and few environmental regulations in order to decrease the production costs. Hot tubs produced in countries with lower labour costs and regulations tend to have more quality (not to mention ethical) control issues, and will most likely result in a smaller up-front cost but higher maintenance and shorter product lifetime.

    Every Beachcomber Hot Tub is 100% manufactured in our Surrey, BC factory, with the same materials, and construction standards applied across every model price point. Each stage of the production is checked by hand for absolute quality to ensure we uphold our zero-defects approach to manufacturing.

  • The Importance Of A Quality Hot Tub Cover

    The Importance Of A Quality Hot Tub Cover

    A high-quality hot tub cover not only adds to the look of your hot tub, it is also critical to its performance. Old hot tub covers often become water-logged, making them heavy to move and inefficient in trapping heat in. Once a hot tub cover is no longer easy to move or capable of sealing in heat, it will start costing you more in heating bills, not to mention add to the time you spend maintaining clean and healthy hot tub water.

    Why Invest In A New Hot Tub Cover 

    There are definite quality differences in the range of cover you can buy. A HEATSHIELD™ by Beachcomber is designed by maximum energy efficiency. The key element of our HEATSHIELD™ hot tub covers is that they have 45% more insulating power than standard hot tub covers, and have been designed to lock in your hot tub’s heat and energy – saving you up to $500 per year in heating costs!*

    What makes a HEATSHIELD hot tub cover perform better?

    Heat-Sealed Construction

    Maximize the longevity and performance of your cover with our airtight, heat-seal design that keeps cold air out.

    Durable Against All Elements

    Reinforced light-weight aluminum keeps the structure of your cover looking like new. Mildew, moisture, and UV rays are simply no match against the marine grade vinyl skin!

    Made in Canada

    Every Beachcomber HEATSHIELD™ is proudly made in Canada with quality materials and craftsmanship.

    Two Year Guarantee

    We stand behind our products. This is our commitment to our customers. Our Heatshield will perform as promised.

    So how can you make your HEATSHIELD™ even better?

    There are many reasons why a hot tub cover lifter is regarded as an essential accessory for your Beachcomber Hot Tub. First and foremost, a cover lifter makes it easy for one person to fold the cover back and out of the way. It’s almost effortless.That’s why a hot tub cover lifter really is the key to using and enjoying your hot tub experience on a nightly basis.Remember, a good hot tub cover will conserve heat, save electrical costs and keep dirt and debris out of your hot tub. When it’s in good condition it’s easy to remove, which makes your hot tub experience more relaxing.

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    *Compared to tapered 3” nominal 1 lbs EPS foam cover. Based on typical annual heating costs in the Pacific Northwest

  • Why Now Is The Right Time To Buy A Hot Tub

    Why Now Is The Right Time To Buy A Hot Tub

    People often wonder when is the best time to buy a hot tub or spa, and the answer isn’t always easy to uncover. The best time for you to buy a hot tub, may not necessarily be the best time for someone else.

    It starts with looking at your priorities: what are you flexible on? The delivery date, colours, size, or lowest possible price? Every backyard and budget can present different needs and desires in their hot tub purchase, but here’s a few reasons why right now could be the perfect time for you to take the plunge.

    Why Buy A Hot Tub Now:

    Colder Weather Is Coming

    As the summer heat start to cool, now is the perfect time to invest into a hot tub for your backyard space. Buying now will ensure you have your hot tub installed before the snow hits and it becomes more difficult, and possibly costly, to install.

    Keep The Family Connected

    Everyone knows once the kids are back to school and summer vacation ends, time spent together as a family becomes more and more precious. Investing into a hot tub and making it a centre point for the family to enjoy each evening will give you the opportunity to stay connected all year-round.

    Staying Healthy

    A hot tub is the perfect place to start or end each day, especially as your schedule fills up in the fall months. It’s great for your physical health as a relaxing space to soothe joints and muscles, as well as for your mental health, helping you de-stress and sleep soundly.

    Model Clearances

    As the calendar year unwinds, you’ll start to find great deals on models that are nearing the end of production, and end of year models that will need to be cleared from the factory before the new models hit the floor.

     

    The Beachcomber August Outlet Sales Event

    RSVP Today to take advantage of over $7,000 in savings at our August Sales Event at all 4 outlet locations from August 24th – 26th, 2018.

    Choose Your Closest Location:

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  • Creating A Calm Backyard Oasis

    Creating A Calm Backyard Oasis

    No matter how big or small, your backyard can be turned into an amazing outdoor oasis with a few simple tricks that are easier than you might think. There are numerous design elements, when combined together, that can create the perfect outdoor space for you to enjoy all year-round.

    How To Build Your Backyard Retreat

    Investing in a “Wow” Feature

    To make any space your favourite, inside or out, sometimes you need to invest in something that you know you are going to love and that will keep you coming back. A hot tub is not only easy to install, and space efficient, it’s something that you can enjoy all year round, every single day. Our current 2018 Anniversary Edition Models even feature a cascading waterfall feature to make your backyard escape even more relaxing.

    Music

    Creating the perfect atmosphere is essential to any space. Music is one of the best, and easiest, ways to set a mood. There are numerous outdoor speaker options on the market today, so shop around to find the one that best suits your needs and budget. The 2018 Beachcomber Hot Tubs Anniversary Edition Hot Tubs also feature wireless surround sound built right into the hot tubs. That way you can lay back and relax with the perfect soundtrack for every hot tub soak.

    Lighting

    Adding luminous lights to your backyard escape creates an unmistakable warmth and accessiblity to the space. Lighting can be added through landscape lights, overheard fixtures, and candles. You can also illuminate your Beachcomber Hot Tub with our exterior Star Trail Lighting Package, that adds a soft glow to your outdoor space, even when the hot tub isn’t in use. Interior lighting features create the perfect ambience for nighttime soaks, with added safety for entering and exiting the hot tub.

    Privacy

    Without privacy, it’s hard to really find a space relaxing, but creating a space where you can avoid the prying eyes of neighbours in an urban, or sub-division, setting, can be difficult to come by. Just get creative and layer in different elements depending on your budget. Simple outdoor curtains can offer flexible partitions, while landscaping with hedges and tall, potted plants will fill in the spaces over time. Investing in a privacy screen can provide you with an instant fix, so see what is the best option and start enjoying your backyard, without inviting the neighbours.

  • The ClearTech UVC Difference

    The ClearTech UVC Difference

    Hot tub water care is more advanced today than it’s ever been before. One of the most exciting innovations in hot tub technology is UVC water treatment solutions. Below is a breakdown on the science behind it, and how installing ClearTech UVC in your Beachcomber Hot Tub could save you hundreds per year.

    Explaining UV Hot Tub Technology

    ClearTech UVC works by harnessing the power of the sun’s UV light. This type of light-based water treatment is actually quite common in other water purification fields, including hospitals and commercial water plants, so it was only a matter of time before our engineers applied it to our own hot tub water care too.

    So How Does It Work?

    ClearTech UVC destroys the DNA of bacteria and viruses, leaving them harmless and unable to spread. As a factory-installed purifier, it works directly through the plumbing and filtration of your Beachcomber Hot Tub. The water is left disinfected without the use of chemicals or other by-products that can be itchy, or strongly-scented.

    This system is fully compatible with both chlorine and bromine based water care products, and it can help reduce their consumption by up to 70%, helping you save on monthly maintenance costs.

    Quite simply, this is the natural way of cleaning hot tub water, and the perfect addition to your Beachcomber.

    For the month of August 2018, ClearTech UVC is available for over 50% off as part of our Pure Bliss Bundle Upgrade. Click here for full details.

  • Health Benefits of Working Out in Water

    Health Benefits of Working Out in Water

    When it comes to workouts and soaking in a hot tub, you most often hear about the benefits of using it before or after an exercise session as a way to loosen and soothe tired muscles. But did you know a hot tub or pool itself offers a great space for getting in your daily workout, loaded with benefits not possible outside of it?

    Why Work Out In Water

    Buoyancy

    By submerging yourself in water, your body isn’t forced to exert as much energy when exercising. Unlike other environment, a hot tub provides a “soft” environment for workouts. Not only do you not have to worry about falling, as the water supports the body in every position, but the water also helps alleviate the feelings of fatigue because it’s supporting so much of the body’s weight. In addition, flexibility results due to the wider range of motion the body can achieve due to the absence of gravity acting on the joints.

    Stress Relief

    Like any regular exercise, hot tub workouts are great stress relievers. The exercise stimulates the brain to release chemicals that make the body feel good. When performing hot tub exercises in warmer water temperatures, the movement of water against and over the body results in both massage and relaxation. This calming effect can decrease, or eliminate the pain resulting from a workout.

    No Other Equipment Necessary

    Due to the resistance of water, hot tub workouts in just waist or chest high water is quite effective for weight loss, cardio and strength training.

    Burns Even More Calories

    Sounds too good to be true, right? Studies have shown even just laying in your Beachcomber Hot Tub, burns as many calories as going out for a short walk. Add in a few low-impact exercises, and you’ll have taken a big step in living healthier and happier every single day. Here’s 5 Hot Tub Exercises To Try Now!

    Enjoy the perfect place to stay fit all year long!

     

  • 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.

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