• How to Cool Your Hot Tub Down for Summer

    How to Cool Your Hot Tub Down for Summer

    During the sweltering dog days of summer, your hot tub may not be your first choice when you brainstorm ways to keep cool. But think again!

    Don’t let your hot tub languish until the fall when you can follow these easy tips to make it a cooling oasis over the summer as well.

    If you want a relaxing experience in your Beachcomber during the day, try turning the temperature down to 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35°C) or lower. Anything lower than your average body temperature (98°F, 37°C), will feel relaxing, even during the hottest of days. You should play around with your water temperature to find the perfect daytime heat according to your personal preference and the temperature outside. Give even 85 degrees Fahrenheit (29°C) or below a try!

    Remember that unlike a pool, hot tubs are insulated, so once you’ve initially cooled off your tub, the insulation will take care of the rest. Of course, in the summer, the combination of structural insulation and your hot tub cover can keep heat sealed in. So try leaving the cover off for a few hours before you turn in at night, or early in the morning. Another tip to making your hot tu95b cooling process more affordable is to keep it on with the cover open and air jets on. You can also vent your tub overnight by placing tennis balls or foam noodles under the cover on all 4 corners. And a quick fix could involve throwing in some ice or using milk jugs of frozen water (to act as giant ice cubes) that will instantly cool your soak.

    Shade will also be a critical factor in making your summer soaking enjoyable, so think about adding a patio umbrella to your backyard setup if you don’t already have one. A strategically placed umbrella will improve ambience and allow for a break from the sun. Check out our article on ideas for How to Shade Your Hot Tub.

    And remember to keep your skin protected!

    Regardless of the water temperature you choose, bear in mind that water attracts the sun! Even if you’re under refuge of shade and you don’t feel the direct heat of the rays, it’s very important to keep your skin protected; so wear the same amounts of sunscreen you would use in a pool as you prep for a session of hot tubbing.

     

  • Cheers to the Weekend

    Cheers to the Weekend

    There’s nothing better than long summer days and lazing pool side (or hot tub – side), with a frosty drink in hand. Check out the recipes below for some of our favourites, and avoid dehydration between hot tub soaks this weekend!

    Summer Drink Ideas from Beachcomber

     

    Tequila Sunrise

     

    Ingredients:

    2 tsp grenadine

    ice

    50 ml tequila

    1 tbsp triple sec

    1 large orange, or 2 small ones, juiced

    ½ lemon, juiced

    1 cocktail cherry

     

    1. Pour the grenadine into the base of a tall glass and set aside. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the tequila, triple sec and fruit juices. Shake until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
    2. Add a few ice cubes to the serving glass then carefully double strain the cocktail into it, trying not to disturb the grenadine layer too much. Add more ice if needed to fill the glass then garnish with a cherry on a stick or cocktail umbrella.

     

     

    Berry Splash

     

    Ingredients:

    50 ml vodka

    25 ml peach schnapps

    100 ml cranberry juice

    Dash of lime juice

    Ice

    Wedge of lime

     

    Fill a cocktail shaker with ice then add the vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice and a few drops of lime juice. Shake well then strain into a tumbler with extra ice. Garnish with a wedge of lime.

     

     

    Raspberry Fizz

     

    Ingredients:

    4 raspberries

    25 ml raspberry liqueur (such as Chambord)

    Champagne

     

    1. Put four raspberries in a mortar and crush with a pestle.
    2. Scoop the crushed raspberries into a champagne flute, add the raspberry liqueur, then top with chilled champagne.

     

     

    Melon Punch

     

    Ingredients:

    1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped into small chunks

    Small mint bunch, leaves picked

    500 ml vodka

    6 limes juiced, plus wedges to serve

    200 g sugar

    1-2 small melons (ie. ½ honeydew, ½ cantaloupe, and ½ watermelon)

    1 L sparkling water, chilled

     

    1. Put the cucumber and half the mint in a large bowl or jug, and pour over the vodka. Cover and leave to steep for at least 24 hrs or for up to 1 week in the fridge, stirring every few days. Strain through a fine sieve.
    2. Pour the vodka, lime juice and sugar into a larger jug. Stir well.
    3. Using a melon baller, scoop out as many melon balls as you can. Add them to the jug and leave to steep for 30 mins-1 hr in the fridge. Top up with sparkling water and add the remaining mint leaves just before serving with extra lime wedges.

     

     

    Pina Colada

     

    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 cup ice

    1/2 cup diced pineapple, frozen

    2 oz pineapple juice

    2 oz Coco Lopez coconut cream

    1 1/2 oz white rum

    1 oz dark rum

    Pineapple slices

     

    Blend the ice, frozen pineapple, juice, coconut cream, and the white and dark together, until smooth and frosty. Pour into glasses and garnish the rim with pineapple slices.

     

     

    Keep safety in mind, and consider the use of plastic cups for your beverages. The Skimmer Tray Holder keeps your drinks floating safely while in your Beachcomber.

     

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