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Posted by Yvonne Schnurr on Mon, Jan 06, 2014 @ 08:39 AM

Now is the perfect time to own a Beachcomber Hot Tub and vacation in any season for the rest of your life. Beachcomber lets you relax, connect and improve your health by relieving stress by soaking in warm water. Rintoul's Pools and Hot Tubs will help you find the magic in one of fifteen hot tub models that best suits your budget and lifestyle.

THE PACE OF LIFE TODAY IS FASTER THAN EVER BEFORE. The common things in our lives that were made to save us time like smartphones, TVs, tablets, and computers, are now taking over our lives and leaving us little margin to relax and unwind to relieve that mental stress. It's tough to find the right place in our busy schedules to slow down long enough to spend some time with the people we love or care about the most.

That's why a Beachcomber Hot Tub is perfect place to create the mood you want. With special, inviting lighting ( digital Eclipse Lighting), you have ready made "candles" to set the mood just right. Good feelings are evoked when you are enveloped by warm, massaging waters of a Beachcomber - conversation flows and you share your dreams and aspirations with your loved ones. And with mood lighting like this, it becomes a relaxing, romantic vacation getaway that you can enjoy and escape to, just a few feet from your back door, anytime you need it. There is no lugging to worry about, no tickets, and no crowds when escaping to a Beachcomber - just you, your loved ones, and good feelings in warm, massaging water.

Since 1978, Beachcomber designers have been blending light, along with hydro therapy using air, water and heat. Subtle design for human comfort makes it easy to enjoy - that design works together with the best human ergonomics in form, the best in building the right fit, and the best in usability with function. That's why it feels so good to enjoy the comfort of Beachcomber design with the perfect blend of romantic lighting, hydrotherapy and human ergonomics.

Escape and get away from it all, improve your health and well being, and enhance your relationships with the people that are closest to you.



Posted by Yvonne Schnurr on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 @ 09:57 AM


A BEACHCOMBER HOT TUB beautifully blends into any environment; as seen here placed along the strong design of architecture that Henry Yorke Mann created in the Totems mountain cabin,or a imagine setting located in your own home anywhere in the world. Beachcomber's founders Keith and Judy Scott placed a Beachcomber 321 model next to their mountain cabin located in Canada's Pacfic Northwest Rainforest. It blends in perfectly with the principles of form, fit and function, yet does not take away from the natural beauty of the landscape. This magnificent cabin is situated near Whistler Mountain Ski Resort in Canada where the 2010 Olympics took place.

A Beachcomber Hot Tub is a beautiful sculpture in your backyard with magical lighting and relaxing, ergonomic, deep comfort to relieve stress daily. Our Beachcomber Hot Tubs come in fifteen great designs in the most popular color choices; however, we know the importance of perfect color matching and provide even more choices with our Tailor Made Customization Program. To make sure you find the right hot tub that will complement your lifestyle, select from over 200 different combinations of colors, finishes, sizes and designs to create your deck/backyard into a paradise to visit.

From our lowest priced round 321, to our largest executive 750 SLB model, you can rest assured that your Beachcomber Hot Tub will enhance your lifestyle in your backyard in ways you would not have imagined.

Beachcomber. Durable. Reliable. Economical. Beauty!

"We love to love Hot tubs"

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Posted by Yvonne Schnurr on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 11:33 AM

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You never took chances with your children's safety when they are growing up, teaching them all the ways in which to stay safe and street smart. Now that they are a little older, why would you take chances when they are home alone?

Knowing with certainty that your children are safe when your not home is what Smart parenting and safety secure covers for your pool is all about. With reliability you'll never have to worry about! See for your self!

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Learn top tips and tricks for extending the life of your hot tub!

Posted by Yvonne Schnurr on Mon, Sep 16, 2013 @ 08:54 AM

Care & Service

Rintoul's Pools & Hot Tubs wants our customers to use the products we sell to create the perfect outdoor living experience. And we want you to enjoy your purchase for years to
come. In this section you’ll find some useful tips and advice.

Beachcomber Hot Tubs are covered by
the most comprehensive guarantee in the industry. Rintoul's Pools
& Hot Tubs offer a wide selection of Water Care Products.
They ensure clean, healthy water, while enhancing the lifetime of your hot
tub. All of our products are protected by their manufacturer’s warranties.

Rintoul's Water
Care Products

Rintoul's Pools & Hot Tubs has
a full-line of water treatment products. All our Water Care
Products are specially designed to work together as a simple and easy to use
system – ensuring a friendly, safe and inviting hot tub environment for family
and friends.

We are proud to offer a fully computerized
water testing service
to all of our customers, FREE of charge. We recommend
you bring in a water sample every time you drain and refill, as well as every
30 days the hot tub is in use. We stock a full range of test kits which can be
purchased for day to day testing needs.


Why is my water cloudy?

In 90% of cases this is caused by a lack of sanitizer or disinfectant. Once you
can get your sanitizer level at the 3-5ppm range, and maintain this level for a
couple of days, it will clear up.

Why does my water foam when I turn on the jets?

Foaming is caused by a lack of sanitizer or disinfectant. Test your chlorine or
bromine levels and be sure it is in the proper 3-5ppm.

Why does my water have a funny, musty smell?

This odor is normally caused because
the water needs to be disinfected, or the pH level is off. First, try
‘shocking’ the water with 2-3 tablespoons of disinfectant. If that does not
work, test your pH level to be sure it is in the proper range of 7.2-7.8. If
your pH level is not within this range, adjust your levels as recommended
by the Rintoul's professional.

Why are there white flakes/particles floating in my water?

These flakes are ‘biofilm’ that has grown in your water due to lack of
sanitizer or disinfectant. Start by adding 3-4 tablespoons of sanitizer and
remove your existing filter. If the problem persists please bring a water
sample into the store.

Why does my pH seem to always drop? Is there an easier way to keep it in the
recommended range?

The reason your pH is constantly dropping is that the products you are
putting in your hot tub are low in ph. The best way to keep it in line is to be
sure your total alkalinity level stays between 100 and 120 ppm to hold
the pH in its proper range. See your Rintoul's professional for exact
amounts of chemical to add.

My sanitizer level is too high, how can I bring it down to the proper level?

There is more than one way to bring your sanitizer level down. First, try adding
fresh water to dilute the sanitizer. If this does not work, bring in a
water sample to Rintoul's Pools & Hot tubs for analysis and advice.

How often should I be changing my water and replacing my filter?

We recommend changing your water every 6 months with regular hot tub usage (3-4
times per week). If you have two filters and you are cleaning them monthly they
should be replaced every 18-24 months. If the band in the middle of the filter
comes detached, it needs to be replaced.

What is the difference between the water care products at Rintoul's Pools
& Hot Tubs and the Big Box Stores?

Most big box chemicals contain high percentages of fillers and binders to keep
the price down. You have to use much more of their products to get the desired
results – plus you end up adding unwanted by-products into your hot tub which
can lead to other issues in your water and mechanical equipment.

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A Consumer's Guide to Buying a Hot Tub

Posted by Yvonne Schnurr on Wed, Jun 12, 2013 @ 08:49 AM

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For centuries, people have flocked to natural springs to take advantage of the 'curative' properties of bathing in its hot water. Today people around the world continue to agree that nothing seems to sooth the aches and pains of a hard day's work like a hot soak.

While natural hot springs are tough to find, modern homeowners can easily bring this experience to their backyards with a hot tub. Buying one, however, can be overwhelming. But if you do your homework, you can ensure you'll buy the hot tub that best suits your needs.

There are five basic things to consider when buying a hot tub:

  1. Comfort and Design
  2. Reputation
  3. Insulation
  4. Massage Capabilities
  5. Ease of Maintenance

Comfort and Design

Above all else, you want your hot tub to be comfortable. Check to see if the hot tub seats are ergonomically designed to fit your body's natural curves. You need to make sure you fit comfortably into the seats in order to get the best possible soaking and massage experience. Don't be afraid to get in and test out the seats. If a seat is not comfortable when it is dry, odds are it won't be any more comfortable when it is wet. You should also take a close look at other design features of the hot tub. For example, is there multi-level seating, does the hot tub have a large enough foot well to accommodate multiple bathers and are there safety steps to enter the hot tub? Even minor features should be studied. For instance, if the hot tub comes with pillows, ensure they are comfortable and easy to remove and clean. Check to see if there is a place to put an ice bucket or place drinks. No detail is too insignificant.


Look for hot tub manufacturers that have been in business for awhile and have a proven record of reliability. Visiting your local LeisureScapes dealer for advice is a good place to start. You can also ask friends or family members with hot tubs about their experiences with particular brands.

Also, investigate whether the product they offer are covered by a reasonable warranty. A good warranty would consist of a 10 year structural warranty, 5 year acrylic surface and 3 year parts and labour warranty.


This factor is significant because of its link to energy efficiency, an important consideration for any home-owner. First and foremost, look for a hot tub that is approved by the Commission for Environmental Co-operation (CEC). Investigate how long it takes for the hot tub to pump out and filter 100 percent of its water. The less time this takes the more energy-efficient the hot tub will be. Look at models that use low-amperage filtration pumps. A good hardcover can also provide added insulation and energy efficiency.

Massage Capabilities

Likely the most appealing element of a hot tub is its massage capabilities. When added to soothing feel of hot water, it can truly make or break your hot tub experience. Through it may be tempting to go for the model with the most jets, more is not always better. Instead, look for jets that are strategically placed in the most optimal spots. For example, foot jets are often overlooked, even though they can provide one of the best possible massages.

Customization is also a much sought-after feature when it comes to jets. A model with optimized hydraulics will ensure an even flow of water is sent to each jet for a smooth, comfortable massage.

Ease of Maintenance

No matter what hot tub you choose, you need to make sure it is easy to service. When it comes to hot tub maintenance, there are two primary factors you need to address - filtration and disinfection.

Filtration. In a hot tub, dirt can only do two things. It is either light enough to float on the surface or heavy enough to drop to the bottom. When assessing a hot tub's filtration capabilities, be sure to ask how long it takes to filter 100percent of the water. Also check to ensure the skimmer is sufficient. Does it provide enough filtration to remove debris and does it have a floating door to skim the surface of the water? also ask the salesperson whether the hot tub has a suction side filter or pressure side filter. The suction side filter offers less expensive filtration, but is not as effective ; It will only filter 50 percent of the hot tub water. Conversely, pressure side filters are more expensive, but since 100 percent of the water passes through the filter, all of it can be cleaned.

Disinfection. To keep your hot tub safe and pleasant to use, you will also need to disinfect the water regularly. Ideally, look for a hot tub that has an in-line chemical feeder as opposed to a floating dispenser. If you choose to use an ozone system, which is designed to reduce your overall chemical requirements, look for a model that uses an injection system. If you opt for a saltwater bromine system ask your local dealer to help you set it up properly to best suit your needs. Once you understand the system, it will be easy to use and makes for a very pleasant soaking experience.

Go Forth And Shop

Although looking for a hot tub can be confusing at times, you can make the process less complicated by narrowing down your search criteria to the five areas above. With a little preparation ahead of time, your hot tub buying experience will be a stress- free, enjoyable experience.... the way it should be.

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How long does it take to build an inground pool?

Posted by Phil Rintoul on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 @ 04:00 PM

Design and custom installation of an in ground pool.

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I am asked this question time and time again and there is no real answer.

The size of the project, the expertise needed for each step within the project, and of course

the weather all play a role in the  timeframe to complete your new pool.

Most professional pool builders will have a starting package which includes the basics needed

with a list of options that can fulfill your needs.

On small to midsize residential backyards most timelines would be aprox. 2 weeks for

installation then allow time for sodding or landscaping to green things up.

Larger projects can include designs from landscape architects with great detail on elevations

drainage, deck space, gazebos, pool cabanas, fencing and retaining walls.  This really helps 

the homeowner see how the finished product will look in there back yard.  These projects are 

usually 4 - 8 weeks depending on product availability and good old mother nature.

Take the time to find a reputable builder that has experience and lots of pictures and referrals

to help guide and educate you on this process.  The lowest price might make you feel good off

the start but the price is soon forgotten when things dont go as you planned.  Remember life 

is not perfect and when things go wrong you want a contractor that will recognize the issues 

 and make it right.

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