• 3 Ways To Naturally Improve Sleep

    3 Ways To Naturally Improve Sleep

    We always want to seize the day, but are you doing enough to really seize the night? If you aren’t, you shouldn’t feel alone. According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 132 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders like insomnia more than one night a week. So what are a few of the steps you can take to ensure a good night’s rest? With over 90 known sleep disorders today, we need all the help we can get!

    Natural Solutions For A Better Sleep

    Daily Exercise

    Physical activity has been shown to be very beneficial to your sleep. Exercise increases the quality and duration of sleep by boosting the production of serotonin in the brain and decreasing levels of cortisol, better known as the stress hormone. However, it is important to maintain a moderate-intensity exercise and not overdo it.

    Get On A Schedule

    Most people find that one of the best ways to build out a smooth sleep cycle is by following a schedule. The more consistent you are with your bed and wake-up times, the easier it will be for your body to follow. Your body has it’s own regulatory cycle, so use the most of it.

    Using A Beachcomber Hot Tub

    At night, our body temperatures naturally drop, which signals the production of melatonin, better known as the sleeping hormone. Soaking in a hot tub raises your body temperature, and exiting will more rapidly cool it down, triggering a faster production of melatonin, better preparing your body for sleep. This sensation improves your circulation and helps your body release endorphins that allow you to relax and fall asleep not only faster but also sleep through the night soundly.

     

     

    So, next time you want to watch late-night television, think about the benefits of clearing your body and mind in a Beachcomber Hot Tub before bed instead. Don’t just look at a Beachcomber Hot Tub as an investment into a good time, look at it as an investment into good health, and use it every single day as part of your routine to achieve the best results.

  • ENJOYING A HOT TUB WITH FRIENDS

    ENJOYING A HOT TUB WITH FRIENDS

    A backyard hot tub is a great place to relax and soothe your mind and muscles. It’s also the perfect place to invite over a friend or two to enjoy a soak together. Here’s a few of the reasons why you’ll soon be the best out of your best group of friends with a hot tub of your own.

     

    What A Beachcomber Hot Tub Offers: 

    It’s The Perfect Motivation & Reward

    Sometimes, the hardest thing is just getting started. While there’s plenty of ways to get outside and active at any time of the year, there’s some weekend mornings where even getting out of bed is hard enough. By sweetening the deal with a hot tub soak as the perfect reward, your backyard will be the perfect motivation for the whole group.

    Screen-Free Time

    You see it everywhere you go. A group of friends sitting together and staring down at their phones. We now spend more time with media technology than ever before, and that’s hurting the relationships we have right in front of us. Invite the group over for a hot tub, and give them the perfect spot to put their screens down, and really engage in a conversation while surrounded by warmth and relaxation.

    The Stress Relief Everyone Needs 

    The physical benefits of a hot tub are well known, with massaging hydrotherapy offering a great stimulus for relaxing muscles and alleviating tension, but did you realize a hot tub also offers your mind a whole host of positive relievers. Just 15 minutes in a hot tub helps calm your mind, promotes a restful night, and speeds the release of endorphins to naturally boost your mood. Spread the good energy amongst your friends, and give everyone a great jumpstart from their day or night!

    Enjoy Year-Round

    Even when the temperatures start heating up, you can turn the heat inside your Beachcomber Hot Tub down to enjoy even in the middle of summer. Learn more on how to use your hot tub in the summer.

  • Choosing The Right Add-Ons For Your Hot Tub

    Choosing The Right Add-Ons For Your Hot Tub

    Bringing home a new hot tub is a long-term investment. Choosing the right one can make all the difference between a model that’s okay and fits your basic needs, and finding the absolutely perfect hot tub you and your family will love for years and years to come.

    Once you’ve carefully decided on the right fit model, it’s important to weigh all the available enhancements, and pick carefully from must-haves, nice-to-haves, and don’t needs. Luckily for you, we have some advice to get you started.

    Consider these factors in selecting the add-ons for your hot tub:

     

    Guarantee & Protection

    It’s important to keep yourself protected in your purchase, and look online for owner reviews on the manufacturers you are considering to get a better sense of product quality. It’s equally important to then ensure you have a full understanding of the protection guarantee that comes with your hot tub. At Beachcomber, we offer lifetime coverage on the structural integrity of the fireglass composite, as well as 2 years on major components of your hot tub standard with purchase. We also offer the opportunity to extend that coverage for another 3 years with our Premium Guarantee. By making this upgrade, you’ll receive 5 years of protection coverage on major components of your hot tub, including the Smart Sense Heater, Enviroskirt Cabinetry, and more.

    Electrical Compatibility & Support

    Almost all hot tub models require a 240V hook-up that is not standard in North America home construction. Therefore, before your hot tub is even delivered, you need to ensure you have a Ground Fault Circuit Breaker installed. Designed for easy installation by a qualified electrician, ensure you consult with a sales specialist to ensure you have the correct Beachcomber GFCI purchased to ensure a smooth installation. The correct size of wire and breaker varies with the distance from the panel to the spa as well as the specs of the pump and heater.

    Water Care

    Once you have the protection coverage and electrical wiring needed for initial installation and peace of mind, your hot tub is almost ready to be enjoyed. The next step is choosing the right water care program. An anxiety of many prospective and new hot tub buyers is the use of harsh chemicals in the water and the safety of the people who are enjoying it. Listening to the community, Beachcomber created our exclusive Care Free water program. Replacing traditional water conditioners, Care Free delivers the healthiest, cleanest water imaginable, with much less product and time. Almost odourless, Care Free Water Care helps maintain a more stable water balance, leaves the water cleaner, and maximize your filter’s performance. Care Free is designed to use in conjunction with Care Free Boost, our sanitizer. Together, they work to condition and sanitize your hot tub water.

    Ease of Use

    In order to get the most use out of your hot tub, you want to ensure it’s as accessible as possible, even during the cold, Canadian winters. We recommend you place your hot tub close to a door, to ensure it’s easy to slip in and out. A cover removal system, like Beachcomber’s Lift ‘N Store can also do wonders for making a quick soak in the morning or night that much easier to enjoy. The cantilever design is affixed to the bottom of the hot tub, and slips in at the hinge as the hot tub cover is flipped open. This process makes easy work of lifting the cover out of the way and allows you to get in and out of your hot tub with minimal effort.

  • Featuring: Beachcomber’s Floating Puck Dispenser

    Featuring: Beachcomber’s Floating Puck Dispenser

    Remembering to add chemicals to your hot tub water on a daily basis can be difficult. Although seemingly trivial, a daily dose of chlorine, bromine or whatever system you use is incredibly important for keeping your water clean and clear.

    A Hot Tub Water Care Solution

    Beachcomber’s extremely simple solution to this problem has revolutionized the mechanics of water care. With our Floating Puck Dispenser, all you need to do is add chemicals to the container and let the dispenser do the rest.

    Here’s a quick step-by-step guide for using it:

    1. Simply unscrew (counter clockwise) the bottom barrel and load chemical pucks.
    2. Once you have screwed the bottom barrel back on, you then just have to tighten the locking nut.
    3. Adjust the barrel so it’s barely open (2-3 open slots) then adjust accordingly. (The larger the opening the more chlorine/bromine will be dispensed.)

    This Floating Puck Dispenser is only for water care products that come in the form of pucks (only Bromine and Chlorine).

    December 8, 2016 By Beachcomber Life Hottubology Water Care , , , , ,
  • Value of Beachcomber Quality

    Value of Beachcomber Quality

    Providing our customers with high quality products and service is incredibly important to us. We want your experience dealing with us to be seamless and relaxing. At the end of the day, our hot tubs are built to bring together comfort and quality, everything we do is tailored to providing that for our customers.

    The high quality construction and design of Beachcomber hot tubs will, while costing you more initially, save you thousands over the lifespan of your hot tub. Just in energy usage alone, compared with most other hot tub brands, Beachcomber saves you almost $20 a month.

    Here are some more ways that Beachcomber distinguishes itself from the competition.

    Why Choose A Beachcomber Hot Tub

    Durability

    Canadian built to stand the test of time with many hot tubs lasting over 20 years compared with the industry average of only 5 years. Our hot tubs are handcrafted to perform like-new, even after years of wear and tear.

     

    Comfortable Seating

    Hand-sculpted, ergonomically designed seating which supports the contours of your body for luxurious comfort. Beachcomber hot tubs provide you with unmatched comfort across all of our models and designs.

     

    30-Day No Risk Trial

    We offer our customers the peace of mind of a 30-day return policy if they are not 100% satisfied. We make our guarantee simple because we want you to be fully satisfied with every one of our products.

     

    Lifetime Guarantee

    Our promise is to support you for life with our 100% worry-free guarantee on the structure of all our hot tubs.

    December 7, 2016 By Beachcomber Life Features The Difference , , , ,
  • Why does my spa cover smell?

    Why does my spa cover smell?

    Find that there’s a bad smell around your hot tub? Have you cleaned everything around your tub and are still effected by the smell? This smell could be emanating from your hot tub heatshield.

    There are a few common reasons for these smells.

    Uncovering The Hot Tub Cover Smell

     

    Damaged Heatshield

    Rips and holes in the cover allow moisture to sit and mold to fester. It’s important that you often dry and clean the vinyl of your cover to prevent water from sitting.

     

    Dirty Cover

    If your hot tub is outside, your cover is being exposed to the elements on a constant basis. This means that rain, wind, dirt and dust are constantly landing on it. Over time, the hot tub cover will become dirty. This dirty and grime combined cold temperatures create the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow.

     

    Check your Water

    Unbalanced water in your hot tub can allow bacteria and other types of schmegma. Once this water is turned into steam and covers the inside of your spa cover, the bacteria can continue to flourish on the cover itself causing the bad smells that make you turn and run.

     

    Although there are easy ways to get rid of this smell, it’s important that you take specific precautions to assure that your efforts are effective. First, always keep your heatshield clean and free of debris. While simple, this will prevent rips and tears from occurring, as well as keep mold and mildew from growing on your cover.

    If you follow these above precautions, you’ll have a fresh and clean hot tub cover for an extended amount of time.

      November 9, 2016 By Beachcomber Life Hot Tub Care Hottubology , , ,
    • Foaming Hot Tub

      Foaming Hot Tub

      While foam is quite common in hot tubs that are used a great deal, having an excess amount of it is something that should be dealt with. Foam is created by dissolved solids in your hot tub water. These solids will include laundry detergent, deodorant, lotions, makeup, etc. Utilizing too much water care products will also cause your water to foam up.

      While there are several ways to prevent solids from arriving in your hot tub, the easiest way is to simply shower before entering the water. Showering will flush all of the chemicals and waste off your skin and block it from getting into your hot tub water.

      Removing Hot Tub Foam

      Once your hot tub starts foaming, here are some steps to take to clear up the water:

      1. Test your water. This is an important guiding step to take. Make sure all of your sanitizers, alkalinity and pH are balanced. Also, double-check your TDS levels. If one of these levels are unbalanced or your TDS levels are extremely high, it could be time for you to drain and re-fill your tub.
      1. Scoop out the foam. Most occurrences of excess foaming can be resolved by simply removing the foam and assuring that your chemical levels are correct.
      1. Replace or thoroughly clean your filter. This will prevent the water from creating more foam.
      1. Shock your tub with your sanitizer system. We suggest doing it with Chlorine, however people have seen success from doing it with non-chlorine sanitizers. While shocking, run your jets on high and have your cover half open to vent out the gases.
      2. Using “Foam Free” will help suppress some of the foam.

       

      We typically recommend Hot Tubs are drained and filled approximately every 3-4 months and this may be a sign you are nearing this interval.  You can also help prevent hot tub foam by routinely using an oxidizer after each use and utilizing a floating oil absorber, such as a “Hydro Mop” and adding an enzyme product such as “Purezyme” which naturally breaks down the biofilms which contribute to foam.

      If you have fresh water and are experience foaming, it could be a result of low calcium hardness.  Low calcium levels (which can also damage equipment) will decrease surface tension in the water and allow for excessive suds.  To prevent this issue, take a water sample to your local Beachcomber Hot Tubs dealer to analyze and balance water including calcium hardness level.  If low, use “Protect” calcium increaser.

      Beachcomber Hot Tip: Asking people to restrain from dunking their heads under water is a great way to slow down the increase of dissolved solids. Also, having a Beachcomber Heatshield will help keep natural dissolved solids out of the water, as well as keep your heating costs down.

        October 12, 2016 By Beachcomber Life Hottubology Water Care , , , , , , ,
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