Category archive for ‘FAQs’
No Insulation

Q: Can you explain your thoughts on hot tubs with little or no insulation?

In the late 70’s, we used to make hot tubs with little or no insulation. But since 1983, Beachcomber has said that filling in all 4 walls of the cavity below the hot tub/spa....

More Jets

Q: What about more jets? Do more jet holes drilled in a hot tub make it better quality, or worth more money? Do they make for a better massage?

Definitely not! Many manufacturers drill as many jets as they think they need to sell the hot tub to the uneducated buyer. The more jet holes they drill into their hot tubs....

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Q: What does the disposability or the design life of a hot tub or spa mean?

While conducting the testing of hot tub/spa monthly total electrical operational costs the independent industry studies also noted the ‘Design Life’ spans or the number....

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Q: Is installing permanent pillows or molding them directly into a spa a good method of manufacturing?

No. I don’t recommend buying a spa or hot tub with pillows molded right into the lip of the hot tub shell. Customers have told me that one of the biggest problems with....

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Q: Do more motors and higher horsepower in a hot tub mean it is better and worth more money?

No, in fact it is the opposite. I regularly work with our engineers to look for ways to reduce the number of motors and horsepower. The more motors and pumps you have in a....

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Q: What should I expect to pay to heat a hot tub in a month?

The short answer is pennies a day. Let me explain. We have 15 different sizes of hot tubs and electrical equipment. Since electricity costs vary from place to place let’s....

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Q: What about Beachcomber’s Hybrid3 Cab Forward ESMS equipment freezing?

People suggesting this is nonsense! I have been making hot tubs since 1978 and started this 100% Cavity Filled insulation construction method in 1983. Beachcomber has been....

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Q: Can you explain your thoughts on the Salt Water systems used for hot tubs?

Would you want your hot tub equipment to look like this? Spa manufacturers today recommend salt systems for hot tubs. Unfortunately, once the customer gets the product home....

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Q: Is an Ozonator system the best method to disinfect and clean hot tub water?

No, an ozonator does not disinfect, treat or clean hot tub water at all; I will not personally recommend ozone. It is an oxidizer only and generates a strong gas that is released....

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Q: Is the spa industry standard of having a small diaphragm circulating pump running 24 hours a day the best and most efficient way to clean your hot tub water?

No, small circulating pumps are fine for fish tanks, but I would not recommend you rely on this type of circulation method for the best maintenance and cleaning of your hot....