Purchasing a hot tub these days requires two financial considerations before making a decision: 1) Initial cost of the hot tub 2) monthly running costs. You can reduce the amount of money you pay on a regular basis by purchasing an energy-efficient hot tub.
Beachcomber has provided superior quality in spa construction since the early ’80s, making them the ideal choice for energy-efficient hot tubs. Beachcomber spas are 33% more energy efficient than the competition at the same water volume values.
Energy Saver Management System (ESMS)
Beachcomber’s Energy Saver Management System boasts the latest in energy saving technology. The system allows you to control the filtration cycles and heating modes to maximize the efficiency of your hot tub. With user friendly controls located on the top panel, this feature in Beachcomber hot tubs allows the most personalized hot tubbing experience.
100% insulation in the shell
One of the first major design characteristics that separated Beachcomber from the rest of the manufacturers is the amount of insulation that is used to fill the shell of the hot tub.
Maintaining water temperature at 100 degrees Fahrenheit will cost money-especially when it’s a 24-hour a day, 7 days a week job. Beachcomber uses 100% insulation in the shells of its hot tubs in every size, make and model. This aspect alone is a major reason a Beachcomber hot tub is able to maintain water temperature efficiently.
Many spa manufacturers will skimp out on the insulation of their hot tub shells. This low-quality method of producing spas will lower the price of your initial purchase, however over time this will cost you more in running costs.
Beachcomber’s hybrid3 editions are filled with a blow in spray foam that insulates the walls of your spa from corner to corner.
The rating for measuring resistance to the conductive heat flow is measured as the R-value. Beachcomber hot tubs demonstrate high R-values due to the quality of insulation that is filled in all four walls of the shell.
Less strain on the pumps
The insulation of the shell keeps the water in the tub at a high temperature with less effort. This puts less strain on the pumps to keep the tub filled with hot water, which lowers your energy consumption.
Energy-efficient heating system
All Beachcomber’s are built with a fully immersed water heating system that allows maximum efficiency. The heating element is 5.5 kilowatts and uses a 220-volt service which heats your hot tub faster than any other system at a fraction of the cost.
Heatshield spa cover’s
The biggest source of heat loss comes from the surface of the water in your hot tub. Beachcombers Heatshield hot tub covers trap in the heat with a vacuum seal. This contributes to a high level of insulation and more savings on energy and hot tub running costs. (Learn how to clean your spa cover)
The California Spa Efficiency Standard
Due to the problems of rolling blackouts in California, an initiative was made for all spa manufacturers to pass an efficiency test that would limit energy consumption. Beachcomber willingly sent in each of their models to California Polytechnic University to undergo energy testing.
The tests were based on maintaining water temperature at 100 degrees Fahrenheit with 30 minutes of use every second day and 15 minutes of running the jets.
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Every Beachcomber model passed the efficiency standard with flying colours. In fact, it was determined that Beachcomber hot tubs outperformed the standard by 33%.
The Hybrid3, Beachcomber’s most energy-efficient models were found to be the most energy-efficient models in the entire spa industry.
These results were a testament to Keith Scott’s commitment to quality and proved his status as a pioneer in hot tub innovation. Since 2010, many manufacturers have followed in his footsteps by adopting many of the principles that contribute to running an energy-efficient hot tub.
Canadian Home Leisure is proud to one of the few Beachcomber hot tub distributors for Whitby and the Durham region.