Something that we’re often asked about is the meaning of the Hybrid4 logo that adorns the side of our hot tubs.
It all started back in the 1980s, when Beachcomber had only been in the market for a few years and hot tubs were built with no insulation at all. The pumping equipment was built inside the cavity (something you still most often see) and tucked in behind the hot tub cabinetry. This created an issue for owners, as the heat from the tubs escaped so easily that they have to drain them in the winter to prevent the water from freezing. Wanting to drastically improve the standard of the industry, Beachcomber founders Keith & Judy Scott had a breakthrough that on re-inventing the mechanics of a hot tub in 1983.
Beachcomber Hot Tub Energy Savings
They decided to take the internal equipment and move it outside the hot tub cavity. This allowed them to insulate all four walls of the hot tub, which studies have shown is the number one most important factor affecting energy efficiency.
Did you know that Beachcomber Hot Tubs are up to 43% more energy efficient than other hot tubs?
With 4 walls insulated, Beachcomber engineers created an ingenious solution for placing the pumping and heating systems seamlessly under the front step. This not only provides savings in energy efficiency, but allows easy accessing for equipment maintenance and checks.
When it comes to insulation, the foam product Beachcomber uses across all of our models is made right in our factory in British Columbia, Canada. It expands to fill the entire space within the hot tub and is applied by hand by one of our specialized technicians.
Along with saving you money on energy costs, the insulation allows easy maintenance of your desired water temperature.
Keith and Judy’s new idea not only revolutionized the hot tub industry, but continues to this day to set Beachcomber apart from its competitors. Nearly 40 years later, Hybrid3 carries on the proud technological tradition.