Beachcomber 538 Operating instructions

Owner’s Guide
congratulations on the purchase of your beachcomber hot tub!
Your hot tub is an investment in your health and happiness. Your Beachcomber Hot Tub
will bring you relaxation, great family moments, romance, therapy and so much more.
This Owner’s Guide is intended to give you instructions on the basic operation of your
hot tub. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS for easy reference; you can also find this Owner’s
Guide online, at:
www.beachcomberhottubs.com
Table of Contents
Your Beachcomber Hot Tub......................................................................................................... 3
Important Safety Instructions ...................................................................................................... 4
• Beachcomber’s Safety Features.......................................................................................... 5
• Starting Up a Beachcomber Hot Tub................................................................................ 6
• Basic Hot Tub Configurations ........................................................................................... 7
Equipment Configuration Diagrams............................................................................................ 8
Digital Systems Programming and Operation........................................................................... 10
• ET-7 Control Panel............................................................................................................ 10
• ET-5 Control Panel............................................................................................................ 12
• ET-3 Control Panel............................................................................................................ 14
Edit Menu . .................................................................................................................................. 16
Water Care and Chemistry.......................................................................................................... 17
Hot Tub Care and Maintenance ................................................................................................ 18
Operation of Beachcomber Hot Tub Interior Features ........................................................... 19
Draining Your Beachcomber Hot Tub....................................................................................... 21
Vacation Instructions................................................................................................................... 21
Winter Operation Information................................................................................................... 22
Shut Down Procedures................................................................................................................ 22
Do’s and Don’ts........................................................................................................................... 23
Diagnostic Display Message & Trouble Shooting Guide .......................................................... 23
The Beachcomber Guarantee..................................................................................................... 26
The Beachcomber Premium Guarantee.................................................................................... 28
Important Audio Equipment Information................................................................................. 30
Take Part in an Online Survey.................................................................................................... 30
Hot Tub Care Details Chart......................................................................................................... 31
Beachcomber Hot Tub Care and Maintenance Record............................................................ 31
This Owner’s Guide is for hot tubs manufactured from January 1st, 2007.
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Important details of your new Beachcomber Hot Tub
Record information about your hot tub in the space below, so that you can have it on hand if you
need to contact your local dealership:
Model Number:____________________________Date of Purchase:___________________________
Hot Tub Serial Number:____________________Dealership Name:___________________________
Guarantee Number:________________________ Dealership Phone:___________________________
The Basic Components of Your Beachcomber Hot Tub
Please use the diagram below to familiarize yourself with the basic components of your
Beachcomber Hot Tub. Read this entire document, so that you
and your family know how to safely enjoy your Beachcomber Hot Tub.
Heatshield Cover
Massage Inserts,
or Jets
Cover Locks with Straps
Hot Tub Light
Microfilter
Footwell
Acrylic Surface
Aquacoustics
Surround Sound
System
Cabinetry
Hot Tub Equipment with
Management System
Suction Fitting
Gravity Floor Drain
Topside Controls
RFM Diverter Valve
Air Injection Controls
Protec Double Tiered
Safety Step
(Limited Edition
hot tubs only)
Dual Side Electrical
Conduit Access
PermaSeal
Foundation
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Important Safety Instructions
WARNING
Important! Read and Follow All
Instructions AND KEEP FOR EASY
REFERENCE.
A green colored terminal, or wire connector
marked Ground is provided within the control
box. To reduce the risk of electric shock, connect
this terminal or connector to the grounding
terminal of the electric service or supply panel
with a continuous copper wire equivalent in
size to the circuit conductors supplying this
equipment. In addition bonding lugs are
provided and marked Bonding Lugs. To reduce
the risk of electric shock, connect the bonding
lugs in accordance with the local electric code.
At least two lugs marked Bonding Lugs are
provided on the external surface of the supply
terminal box. To reduce the risk of electrical
shock connect the local common binding grid in
the area of the hot tub to these terminals with an
insulated or bare copper conductor not smaller
than No.6 AWG. Note: this is factory installed.
Interrupter (G.F.C.I.) by a licensed electrician.
Use the test button on your G.F.C.I. monthly to
ensure it is working properly.
Always make sure there is an adequate sanitizer
level in your hot tub before entering. Failure to
do so may cause skin irritations or illness. Use a
test kit or test strips to check prior to entry.
CAUTION: WATER TEMPERATURE IN EXCESS OF
100ºF/38ºC MAY BE INJURIOUS TO YOUR HEALTH.
AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO HOT WATER.
WATER TEMPERATURE MAY NEED TO BE DECREASED
FOR CHILDREN OR THE ELDERLY.
THE MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED TEMPERATURE OF
YOUR HOT TUB WATER IS 104ºF/40ºC.
To reduce the risk of drowning from hair and
body entrapment, install suction fitting(s) with
a marked flow rate that is not less than the flow
rate marked on the remote packaged unit. Note:
these are factory installed. Do not operate the hot
tub with any of the suction fitting covers off.
These covers prevent hair or objects from being
sucked into the plumbing. See figure 1.
All field-installed metal components such as
rails, ladders, drains or other similar hardware
within 10 ft(3m) of the hot tub shall be bonded
to the equipment grounding bus with copper
conductors not smaller than #6AWG.
CAUTION: WIRING CONNECTED IN THIS BOX
MUST BE RATED AT 600V.
There are no user serviceable parts within
the management system. The high voltage
can cause injury or death. The hot tub must
be hooked up to a Ground Fault Circuit
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figure 1
CAUTION: THE EQUIPMENT AND CONTROLS
SHALL BE LOCATED NOT LESS THAN 3.5 ft or 1m
HORIZONTALLY FROM THE HOT TUB.
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal
temperature of the body reaches a level of
several degrees above normal body temperature
of 98.6ºF (37ºC).The symptoms of hyperthermia
include drowsiness, lethargy and an increase of
internal temperature of the body.
The Effects:
• unawareness of impending hazard;
• failure to perceive heat;
• failure to recognize the need to exit the hot tub;
• physical inability to exit the hot tub;
• fetal damage in pregnant women; and
• Unconsciousness and danger of drowning.
WARNING
THE USE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS CAN
GREATLY INCREASE THE RISK OF FATAL
HYPERTHERMIA IN HOT TUBS.
Recommended time in water at 100ºF/38ºC
is 15 minutes. Lower temperatures will permit
longer bathing times. Always check the
temperature of the water before entry with a
thermometer.
personS with the following
conditions should consult their
Physician before using a hot tub: Diabetes, low
OR High blood pressure, PERSONS WITH INFECTIOUS
DISEASES, obesity, Heart disease, Circulatory
problems, Pregnant women or those taking
medication prescribed by their Physician. Do
not allow electrical devices such as portable
stereos, TV’s, hair dryers within 5 feet/1.5 meters
of the hot tub. Failure to do so could cause
electrocution resulting in injury or death
should the device fall in the water.
Beachcomber’s Safety Features
Molded Interior Steps
Beachcomber Hot Tubs are made with anti-slip
checker plate flooring, designed to make entry and
exit safer. Always use extreme caution during entry
and exit, as hot tub surfaces are slippery when wet.
Body Molded Handgrips Use handgrips to prevent
slipping, and to promote ease of movement
while entering, soaking and exiting the hot tub.
See figure 2.
figure 2
Heatshield Cover Locks
To prevent unwanted entry by children or
unauthorized users, use the cover lock assemblies
that come as a standard feature with each hot tub.
Screw the female half on to the hot tub cabinet
with the stainless screws provided. See figure 3.
WARNING
figure 3
DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO
USE A HOT TUB WITHOUT ADULT
SUPERVISION. PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED CHILD ACCESS
TO AVOID THE RISK OF DROWNING.
WARNING
the Heatshield is strong enough
to withstand up to 2 feet of
snow. it is not designed to support the weight
of children, pets or adults. This will break the
foam inners and lead to premature failure of
the Heatshield.
WARNING
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Starting up a Beachcomber Hot Tub
Once the Protec equipment is hooked up using
the separate instructions provided with the Protec
Equipment box, and the electrical connection is
made by a qualified electrician, do the following:
1. Check all union fittings on the Protec or
Portable equipment to ensure that they are
tight. Hand-tightened is sufficient. If leaking
is noted at these fittings you may need to
tighten further or the gasket may be missing
or not seated properly. Unscrew the union
and check.
2. Open all knife valves that are pointing up.
See figure 4. Leave all valves that are facing
down in the closed position. Fill the hot
tub with water from a garden hose. You can
hang the hose over the edge of the hot tub
or hook it up to the drain/fill valve located
down by the pumps and fill from the bottom.
It is recommended you run your water
through your garden hose to waste for a few
seconds before filling the hot tub.
3. Fill the hot tub to half way up the
skimmer opening. Note: If your hot tub
is HushPump™ equipped your level
can be lowered to one third up the
skimmer opening. This will allow for more
displacement if the hot tub is subjected to
use by more than the recommended amount
of people for that model. See Figure 5.
figure 5
WATER LINE
Over filling will not allow room
for displacement from people
entering the hot tub. Under filling could cause an
airlock in the system and could lead to pump and
heater damage not covered by your guarantee.
WARNING
ENSURE YOUR HOT TUB IS SITUATED ON
A LEVEL, HARD SURFACE CAPABLE OF
SUPPORTING BOTH THE WEIGHT OF THE HOT TUB, AND THE
WATER IN IT. SEE PAGE 31 FOR DETAILS..
WARNING
figure 4
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4. Open the air bleed thumb screws to release
any air trapped in the external plumbing.
(See Figure 4) There is one on the 300 and
500 series hot tubs, two on a 500 series with
HushPump™ and a standard 700 series and
three on a 700 series with HushPump™. See
the equipment configuration diagrams on
the next page to locate the air bleed thumb
screws. Once all air is bled from the system,
open any knife valves that are facing down.
5. With the air bled from the system, you can
now turn on the power at the GFCI. Once
the control panel is on, use the instructions
on the following pages to complete your start
up. Refer to the instructions for the control
panel that matches your system.
Microfilter Removal and Maintenance
The Microfilter in the hot tub should be
cleaned approximately every two weeks or
more if bather load is high. Failure to clean the
Microfilter can result in cloudy water, odor and
potential equipment damage due to decreased
flow. To remove the Microfilter, put the hot tub
on stand-by (see digital operation instructions for
your model). Stand-by prevents debris from the
Microfilter or objects in the water from being
sucked into the pump. Note: The hot tub will stay
in stand-by mode until the sensors detect 50ºF / 10ºC
or the temperature sensors sense a temperature more
than 20ºF / 6ºC below set point.
Basic Hot Tub Configurations
Beachcomber Manufactures hot tubs in two
configurations, one of which you now own.
The Limited Edition, or Protec Hot Tub,
features the equipment outside of the hot tub
cavity under a safety step. See Figure 6.
The Original Portable features the equipment
tucked inside the hot tub cabinetry. A
plank style step is available for this style of
construction. See your dealership for details.
See Figure 7.
Beachcomber Limited Edition
Includes the Double Tiered Safety Step.
figure 8
To remove, twist the trim ring to unlock it
and remove with the floating weir assembly,
then lift out the basket and then pull out the
Microfilter. See figure 8 Remove any hair or
debris from the basket. Soak the Microfilter
in a cleaner such as Filter Pure overnight and
then remove and rinse thoroughly with a hose
spray nozzle to remove cleaner residue. It is
recommended that you alternate Microfilter
cleaning each month with Filter Cure. It is also
advisable to have two Microfilters, to alternate
while the other is soaking in the cleaner.
figure 6
Beachcomber Original Portable
A plank style step is available as an optional accessory.
figure 7
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Equipment Configuration Diagrams
Please use these diagrams for component location on all Beachcomber models.
Original Portable Hot Tub, 2 Speed Pump Version
Original Portable Hot Tub, Hush Pump & Turbo Version
Please Note: Your hot tub may or may not be equipped with features shown in this Owner’s Guide. Beachcomber makes continual changes, upgrades and
improvements; if you need more specific information on your hot tub, please call your local Beachcomber Dealership, or use the contact information in this guide.
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Protec Hot Tub,
Hush Pump & Turbo Version
Protec Hot Tub,
2 Speed Pump Version
Please Note: Your hot tub may or may not be equipped with features shown in this Owner’s Guide. Beachcomber makes continual changes, upgrades and
improvements; if you need more specific information on your hot tub, please call your local Beachcomber Dealership, or use the contact information in this guide.
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Time
Warm
Mode/Prog
Cool
Light
Turbo
F1
F2
PL
TL
1 Massage 2
ET-7 CONTROL PANEL INSTRUCTIONS
START UP
When your hot tub is first activated, it will go into priming mode (after
displaying some configuration information). The priming mode will last
up to 4 minutes; then circulation will start, then heat icon will come on
for 6 seconds, and then flicker for 90 seconds. Then heater will come
on to heat water to set temperature. It is recommended that priming
mode be allowed to finish, preventing any pumps from operating dry. If
you are positive all pumps are primed you can exit priming mode early
by pressing
or
.
TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT
Temp range is: (80°F - 104°F/26.0°C – 40.0°C) The factory pre-set
temperature is set at 100°F/37.5°C. The last measured temperature
is constantly displayed on the LCD. See edit menu in Owner’s Guide
to select F° or C°. Note: On non HushPump™ hot tubs the
current water temperature will only be displayed if the 2
speed filter pump has been running for two minutes.
Warm / Cool
Press the
or
button twice to display the set temperature.
Each time either button is pressed again, the set temperature will increase
or decrease depending on which button is pressed. After three seconds,
the LCD will automatically display the last measured water temperature.
Heating Modes
This button is used to switch between Standard, Economy, and Sleep
modes. Press
to enter mode programming, press
to cycle
through to desired mode (LCD flashes until confirmed), then press
to confirm selection.
Standard Mode maintains the set temperature at all times. Note
that the last measured hot tub temperature displayed is current
only when the pump has been running for at least 2 minutes. The
STANDARD icon will display until the mode is changed.
Economy Mode heats the hot tub to the set temperature only during
filter cycles. The ECONOMY icon will display until mode is changed.
Pressing
1 while in Economy mode puts the hot tub in
Standard-In-Economy mode, which operates the same as Standard
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Mode, then reverts to Economy Mode automatically after 1 hour.
Use this mode to activate the heater if using the hot tub when not in
filter cycle. During this time, a press of the
button will revert to
Economy Mode immediately
Sleep Mode heats the hot tub within 20°F (11°C) of the set
temperature only during filter cycles. The SLEEP icon will display until
mode is changed. Use this mode when going on holidays.
Massage 1
Press
1 button once to turn pump 1 on to low speed, press
1 again for the pump’s high speed, and once more to turn off the pump.
Low speed turns off automatically after 2 hours and high speed turns
off automatically after 15 minutes. Massage pump 1 comes on for a 1
minute purge at the start of each filter cycle.
Massage 2
Press
2 button once to turn pump 2 on to low speed, press
2 again for the pump’s high speed, and once more to turn off the pump.
Low speed and high speed turn off automatically after 15 minutes.
Massage pump 2 comes on for a 1 minute purge at the start of each
filter cycle.
Turbo(optional)
Press the
button to turn Turbo on and off. Turbo will
automatically turn off after 15 minutes. Turbo comes on for a 10
second purge at the start of each filter cycle.
Light
Press the
button to turn the hot tub light on, press again to turn
off. Light will automatically turn off after 3 hours.
Standby Mode
Pressing
or
followed by
2 will turn off all hot tub
functions temporarily. Sby will appear on your display. This is helpful
when changing a Microfilter cartridge. Press any button to exit standby
mode. Note: If hot tub is in a heat cycle when standby is selected the 2
speed pump or HushPump™ will run for approximately 15 seconds.
Time of Day and Filter Cycles Setting
On all systems, the 2 speed filter pump or HushPump™
and ozone generator will run during filtration. There are two
filter cycles per day. The start/end times of each cycle are
programmable. Programming filter times on HushPump™
equipped hot tubs are used to tell the system how many hours a
day to turn the heater on when in Economy mode.
To Program:
1.
Press
then
.
2.
Use the
and
buttons to adjust the time of
day in hours, press the
again to adjust the time in
minutes. Use the
and
buttons to adjust the
minutes. Press
to enter new time.
Periodic Reminder Messages
(press the
button to reset a displayed reminder
message)
rPH: Test and adjust pH chemical levels as per Beachcomber
instructions. Reminder is every 7 days.
rCL: Remove, clean, and reinstall Microfilter as per Beachcomber
instructions. Reminder is every 30 days.
rt9: Test & reset GFCI as per Beachcomber instructions.
Reminder is every 30 days.
rdr: Drain and refill hot tub as per Beachcomber instructions.
Reminder is every 90 days.
rCO: Clean and condition Heatshield as per Beachcomber
instructions. Reminder is every 180 days.
3.You will see PROGRAM, FILTER 1 (F1), START
TIME appears on the display. Press
or
to choose the filter start time hour. Enter the hour by
pressing
.
rCH: Install new Microfilter. Reminder is every 365 days.
To suppress reminders, refer to the edit menu on page
16.
4.
Press
or
to choose the filter start time
minutes. Each press will change the start time by 5
minutes. Enter the minutes by pressing
.
5.
Press
to see the PROGRAM, FILTER 1(F1),
end TIME. Adjust the time as done above.
Press
to see the PROGRAM, FILTER 2(F2),
START TIME. Proceed as above.
Press
to see PROGRAM, FILTER 2(F2),
end TIME. Adjust the time as done above.
Diagnostic Display Messages
OHH or OHS: Overheat-DO NOT ENTER HOT TUB
ICE: Potential Freeze
SnA: Hot tub is shut down
Snb: Hot tub is shut down
SnS: Sensor out of balance
HFL: Could indicate flow problem
LF: Persistent low flow problems
dr: Inadequate water detected
dry: Inadequate water detected
Pr: Hot tub in priming mode
- - : Temperature unknown
---: Temperature not current or in Economy or Sleep mode.
6.
7.
8.
The time that now appears allows you to turn your hot tub
light on automatically. Adjust time as done above.
9.
Program the time you want your light to turn off.
10.
Press
will enter the new filter cycle times into the
system and display the current water temperature.
PANEL INVERSION
Press the
or
button, followed by the
or
button to change the numbers in the display to read upside
down. Press the same sequence to set back.
LOCKING THE PANEL
Press
,
1 then
within 3 seconds. When locked, the
PL indicator light will light up. All buttons are frozen except the
button. To unlock the panel, press
,
1 then
.
Locking the Set Temperature
Press
or
then
,
1 and
within 3
seconds to activate the lock. The TL indicator light will light up
when temperature is locked. To unlock the set temperature, press
or
then
,
1 and
.
PLEASE REFER TO TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
STARTING On page 23 FOR A COMPLETE
EXPLANATION OF DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGES.
SHOCK HAZARD!
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS.
dO NOT ATTEMPT SERVICE OF THIS CONTROL. cONTACT
YOUR DEALERship OR SERVICE Provider FOR
ASSISTANCE. fOLLOW ALL oWNER’S Guide POWER
CONNECTION INSTRUCTIONs. iNSTALLATION MUST
BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN AND
ALL GROUNDING CONNECTIONS MUST BE PROPERLY
INSTALLED.
WARNING
WARNING
TAMPERING WITH OR MODIFYING
THIS EQUIPMENT MAY VOID YOUR
GUARANTEE.
ALWAYS TEST WATER TEMPERATURE
PRIOR TO ENTRY USING THE TOPSIDE
CONTROL PAD. ENSURE COMFORT BY ALSO CHECKING
WATER WITH A THERMOMETER.
WARNING
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Heat
Massage
Temp
Turbo
Light
ET-5 CONTROL PANEL INSTRUCTIONS
Startup
When your hot tub is first activated, it will go into priming mode
(after displaying some configuration information). The priming
mode will last up to 4 minutes; then circulation will start, then heat
light will come on for 6 seconds, and then flicker for 90 seconds.
Then heater will come on to heat water to set temperature. It is
recommended that priming mode be allowed to finish, preventing
any pumps from operating dry. If you are positive all pumps are
primed you can exit priming mode early by pressing
.
Temperature Adjustment
Temp range is: (80°F - 104°F/26.0°C – 40.0°C) The factory pre-set
temperature is set at 100°F/37.5°C. The last measured temperature
is constantly displayed on the LCD. See edit menu in Owner’s Guide
to select F° or C°. Note: On non HushPump™ hot tubs the
current water temperature will only be displayed if the 2
speed filter pump has been running for two minutes.
Press the
button once to display the temperature
previously set. To change the set temperature, press the
button a second time before the LCD stops flashing. Each
press of the
will continue to cause the set temperature
to increase or decrease depending on what direction was last
chosen. Each press to follow will change the set temperature
in the same direction. If the opposite direction is desired,
release the pad and let the display revert to the actual water
temperature. Press the pad to display the set temperature, and
again to make the temperature change in the desired direction.
Actual water temperature will reappear on the display after
changing the temperature setting.
Standard Mode maintains the set temperature at all times.
Std will appear on the display momentarily when you switch
into Standard Mode.
Economy Mode heats the hot tub to the set temperature only
during filter cycles. Ecn will appear solid when the temperature
is not current and will alternate with the temperature when the
temperature is current. On a HushPump™ equipped hot tub the
heater will come on if required for up to 2 hours twice a day (total
of 4 hrs). Pressing
while in economy mode puts the hot tub
in Standard-In-Economy mode, SE, which operates the same
as standard mode, then reverts to Economy mode automatically
after 1hour. Use this mode to activate the heater if using tub
when not in filter cycle. During this time, pressing
followed
by
will revert the mode to Economy immediately.
Sleep Mode heats the hot tub within 20°F (11°C) of the set
temperature only during filter cycles. SLP will appear on the display
until mode is changed. Use this mode when going on holidays.
Massage
Press the
button once to activate the pump’s low speed, again
for the pump’s high speed, and once more to turn off the pump. The
pump’s low speed turns off automatically after 2 hours. The pump’s
high speed will turn off automatically after 15 minutes. Massage
pump comes on for a 1 minute purge at the start of each filter cycle.
Turbo (OPTIONAL)
Press the
button to turn Turbo on and off. Turbo will
automatically turn off after 15 minutes. Turbo comes on for a 10
second purge at the start of each filter cycle.
Heating Modes
Light
A button combination is used to switch between Standard,
Economy, and Sleep modes. Press
followed by
to
enter mode programming, press
to cycle through to the
desired mode (LCD flashes until confirmed), then press
to
confirm selection.
Press the
button to turn the hot tub light on, press again to
turn off. Light will automatically turn off after 3 hours.
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Standby Mode
Pressing
followed by
or
will turn off all hot tub
functions temporarily. Sby will appear on your display. This is
helpful when changing a Microfilter cartridge. Pressing any button
exits Standby mode. Note: If the hot tub is in a heat cycle
when standby is selected the 2 speed filter pump or
HushPump™ will run for approximately 15 seconds.
To suppress reminders, refer to the edit menu on page
16 of this Owner’s Guide.
DIAGNOSTIC DISPLAY MESSAGES
OHH or OHS: Overheat-DO NOT ENTER HOT TUB
ICE: Potential Freeze
SnA: Hot tub is shut down
Filter Cycles
The first filter cycle (day) begins 6 minutes after the hot tub is
powered up. The second filter cycle (night) begins 12 hours later.
If the hot tub is not HushPump™ equipped, filter duration is
programmable for 1-12 hours (F1-F12). The default filter time is
2 hour cycles twice a day.
Snb: Hot tub is shut down
To program:
dr: Inadequate water detected
SnS: Sensor out of balance
HFL: Could indicate flow problem
LF: Persistent low flow problems
1.
Press
button then
dry: Inadequate water detected
2.
Press
to select the filter duration.
Pr: Hot tub in priming mode
3.
Press
to select the number of filter cycles.
- - : Temperature unknown
4.
Display will show dn (both day and night cycles);
or d (day cycle only); or n (night cycles only). Press
to adjust
5.
Press
6.
HushPump™ equipped hot tubs will automatically
filter 2-12 hour cycles per day. No programming is
available on HushPump™ equipped hot tubs due to
the energy efficiency of the HushPump™.
to exit programming mode.
Changing filter cycles on HushPump™ equipped tubs will only
affect the times the heater comes on if using the Economy
Heating mode. It does not the change the amount the
HushPump™ runs.
Periodic Reminder Messages
(press the
button to reset a displayed reminder message)
rPH: Test and adjust pH chemical levels as per Beachcomber
Std: Hot tub is in Standard mode
Ecn: Hot tub is in Economy mode
SE: Hot tub is in Standard-Economy mode
PLEASE REFER TO TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
On page 23 FOR A COMPLETE EXPLANATION OF
DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGES.
SHOCK HAZARD!
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS.
dO NOT ATTEMPT SERVICE OF THIS CONTROL. cONTACT
YOUR DEALERship OR SERVICE Provider FOR
ASSISTANCE. fOLLOW ALL oWNER’S Guide POWER
CONNECTION INSTRUCTIONs. iNSTALLATION MUST
BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN AND
ALL GROUNDING CONNECTIONS MUST BE PROPERLY
INSTALLED.
WARNING
instructions. Reminder is every 7 days.
rCL: Remove, clean, and reinstall Microfilter Cartridge as per
Beachcomber instructions. Reminder is every 30 days.
WARNING
rt9: Test & reset GFCI as per Beachcomber instructions.
Reminder is every 30 days.
rdr: Drain and refill hot tub as per Beachcomber instructions.
Reminder is every 90 days.
rCO: Clean and condition Heatshield as per Beachcomber
instructions. Reminder is every 180 days.
TAMPERING WITH OR MODIFYING
THIS EQUIPMENT MAY VOID YOUR
GUARANTEE.
ALWAYS TEST WATER TEMPERATURE
PRIOR TO ENTRY USING THE TOPSIDE
CONTROL PAD. ENSURE COMFORT BY ALSO CHECKING
WATER WITH A THERMOMETER.
WARNING
rCH: Install new Microfilter cartridge. Reminder is every 365 days.
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Massage
Temp
Light
ET-3 CONTROL PANEL INSTRUCTIONS
Startup
When your hot tub is first activated, it will go into priming mode
(after displaying some configuration information). The priming
mode will last up to 4 minutes; then circulation will start,
then heat light will come on for 6 seconds, and then flicker
for 90 seconds. Then heater will come on to heat water to set
temperature. It is recommended that priming mode be allowed
to finish, preventing any pumps from operating dry. If you are
positive all pumps are primed you can exit the priming mode
early by pressing
.
Temperature Adjustment
Temp range is: (80°F - 104°F/26.0°C – 40.0°C) The factory pre-set
temperature is set at 100°F/37.5°C. The last measured temperature
is constantly displayed on the LCD. See edit menu in Owner’s Guide
to select F° or C°. Note: On non HushPump™ hot tubs the
current water temperature will only be displayed if the 2
speed filter pump has been running for two minutes.
Press the
button once to display the temperature previously
set. To change the set temperature, press the
button a
second time before the LCD stops flashing. Each press of the
will continue to cause the set temperature to increase or
decrease depending on what direction was last chosen. Each press
to follow will change the set temperature in the same direction. If
the opposite direction is desired, release the pad and let the display
revert to the actual water temperature. Press the pad to display the
set temperature, and again to make the temperature change in the
desired direction. Actual water temperature will reappear on the
display after changing the temperature setting.
Heating Modes
A button combination is used to switch between Standard, Economy,
and Sleep modes. Press
followed by
to enter mode
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programming, press
to cycle through to the desired mode
(LCD flashes until confirmed), then press
to confirm selection.
Standard Mode maintains the set temperature at all times. Std
will appear on the display momentarily when you switch into
Standard Mode.
Economy Mode heats the hot tub to the set temperature only
during filter cycles. Ecn will appear solid when the temperature
is not current and will alternate with the temperature when the
temperature is current. On a HushPump™ equipped hot tub the
heater will come on if required for up to 2 hours twice a day (total
of 4 hrs). Pressing
while in economy mode puts the hot tub
in Standard-In-Economy mode, SE, which operates the same as
standard mode, then reverts to Economy mode automatically after
1hour. Use this mode to activate the heater if using tub when not in
filter cycle. During this time, pressing
followed by
will
revert the mode to Economy immediately.
Sleep Mode heats the hot tub within 20°F (11°C) of the set
temperature only during filter cycles. SLP will appear on the display
until mode is changed. Use this mode when going on holidays.
Massage
Press the
button once to activate the pump’s low speed, again
for the pump’s high speed, and once more to turn off the pump. The
pump’s low speed turns off automatically after 2 hours. The pump’s
high speed will turn off automatically after 15 minutes. Massage
pump comes on for a 1 minute purge at the start of each filter cycle.
Light
Press the
button to turn the hot tub light on, press again to turn off.
Light will automatically turn off after 3 hours.
Standby Mode
Pressing
followed by
or
will turn off all hot tub
functions temporarily. Sby will appear on your display. This
is helpful when changing a filter element. Pressing any button
exits Standby mode. Note: If the hot tub is in a heat cycle when
standby is selected the 2 speed filter pump or HushPump™ will
run for approximately 15 seconds.
To suppress reminders, refer to the edit menu on page
16 of this Owner’s Guide.
Diagnostic Display Messages
OHH or OHS: Overheat-DO NOT ENTER HOT TUB
ICE: Potential Freeze
SnA: Hot tub is shut down
Filter Cycles
Snb: Hot tub is shut down
The first filter cycle (“day”) begins 6 minutes after the hot tub is
powered up. The second filter cycle (“night”) begins 12 hours
later. If the hot tub is not HushPump™ equipped filter duration is
programmable for 1-12 hours (F1-F12). The default filter time is
2 hour cycles twice a day.
SnS: Sensor out of balance
To Program:
dry: Inadequate water detected
HFL: Could indicate flow problem
LF: Persistent low flow problems
dr: Inadequate water detected
1.
Press
button then
Pr: Hot tub in priming mode
2.
Press
to select the filter duration.
- - : Temperature unknown
3.
Press
to select the number of filter cycles.
Std: Hot tub is in Standard mode
4.
Display will show dn (both day and night cycles);
or d (day cycle only); or n (night cycles only). Press
to adjust
Ecn: Hot tub is in Economy mode
5.
Press
6.
HushPump™ equipped hot tubs will automatically
filter 2-12 hour cycles per day. No programming
is available on Hush equipped hot tubs due to the
energy efficiency of the HushPump™.
PLEASE REFER TO TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
On page 23 FOR A COMPLETE EXPLANATION OF
DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGES.
to exit programming mode.
Changing filter cycles on HushPump™ equipped tubs will only
affect the times the heater comes on if using the Economy
Heating mode. It does not the change the amount the
HushPump™ runs.
Periodic Reminder Messages
(press the
button to reset a displayed reminder message)
rPH: Test and adjust pH chemical levels as per Beachcomber
instructions. Reminder is every 7 days.
rCL: Remove, clean, and reinstall Microfilter Cartridge as per
Beachcomber instructions. Reminder is every 30 days.
rt9: Test & reset GFCI as per Beachcomber instructions.
SE: Hot tub is in Standard-Economy mode
ALWAYS TEST WATER TEMPERATURE
PRIOR TO ENTRY USING THE TOPSIDE
CONTROL PAD. ENSURE COMFORT BY ALSO CHECKING
WATER WITH A THERMOMETER.
WARNING
SHOCK HAZARD!
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS.
dO NOT ATTEMPT SERVICE OF THIS CONTROL.
cONTACT YOUR DEALERship OR SERVICE Provider
FOR ASSISTANCE. fOLLOW ALL oWNER’S Guide POWER
CONNECTION INSTRUCTIONs. iNSTALLATION MUST
BE PERFORMED BY A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN AND
ALL GROUNDING CONNECTIONS MUST BE PROPERLY
INSTALLED. TAMPERING WITH OR MODIFYING THIS
EQUIPMENT MAY VOID YOUR GUARANTEE.
WARNING
Reminder is every 30 days.
rdr: Drain and refill hot tub as per Beachcomber instructions.
Reminder is every 90 days.
rCO: Clean and condition Heatshield as per Beachcomber
instructions. Reminder is every 180 days.
WARNING
TAMPERING WITH OR MODIFYING
THIS EQUIPMENT MAY VOID YOUR
GUARANTEE.
rCH: Install new Microfilter cartridge. Reminder is every
365 days.
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Edit Menu
There are three selections available in the Edit
Menu.
Suppress Reminders: Your system will periodically
remind you to perform certain maintenance
tasks on your hot tub. If you do not want these
reminders to display, you can suppress them.
See the Control Panel section for a complete
list of the reminders and what they mean.
Temperature display: You have the option of
changing the default temperature display from
Fahrenheit to Centigrade.
24 hour Time Display: If your hot tub is a 700
series you can select whether your clock is in 24
hours (Military) format or 12 hour (am/pm).
To enter the Edit Menu
160, 300 & 500 Series
Press
,
,
and then
700 Series
Press
or
,
1,
, and
1
Press
(
or
for the ET-7) to scroll
through the following available sub-menus.
• SRN or SRY (Suppress Reminders)
• TCY or TCN (Temperature Display)
• 24Y or 24N (24 Hour Time Display)
Once a selection is made you will see one of
the following on your display:
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SRN or SRY
Press
(
1 for the ET-7) and the N or Y
will flash. Press
(
or
for the ET-7)
to choose Y to suppress reminders or N to not
suppress reminders. Press
(
1 for the
ET-7) to accept your selection. Press
(
or
for the ET-7) to go to the next setting
selection.
TCY or TCN
Press
(
1 for the ET-7) and the N or Y
will flash. Press
(
or
for the ET-7)
to choose Y for Celsius or N for Fahrenheit.
Press
or (
1 for the ET-7) to accept your
selection. Press
(
or
for the ET-7)
to go to the next setting selection.
24Y or 24N
Press
1 and the N or Y will flash. Press
or
to select either Y for Military or N for
am/pm. Press
1 to accept your selection.
Press
or
to go to the next setting
selection.
To exit Edit Menu press
twice.
Beachcomber’s recommended parameters
for balanced hot tub water
pH Level:
7.2 - 7.8
Sanitizer level (chlorine
or bromine):
3 - 5 ppm
Calcium Hardness:
150 - 200 ppm
Total Alkalinity:
100 - 120 ppm
Total Dissolved Solids:
no more than 1500 ppm
Your dealer may recommend slightly different
levels depending on your local source water.
Please see your dealer for more information by
taking a water sample in to be analyzed.
Water Care and Chemistry
This is a very important component to protect your
hot tub and its equipment. Failure to maintain
proper water balance could damage your hot tub
and equipment and affect your guarantee. Your
dealer can provide you with free water analysis,
treatment and home testing products. Also see the
booklet, Beachcomber’s Guide to Hot Tub Water Care for
additional information.
Sanitizer level
Always maintain an adequate sanitizer level.
Failure to do so will result in cloudy water, odor
and skin or respiratory problems. The ideal
range is 3 - 5 ppm. Check daily with test strips
or a test kit available from your Beachcomber
Dealership.
Always leave the Heatshield open
for one hour when shock treating
the water. The high levels of sanitizer can damage the
underside of your Heatshield. This is not covered by
your guarantee.
WARNING
NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO
WARNING DO
USE A HOT TUB WITHOUT ADULT
SUPERVISION. PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED CHILD ACCESS
TO AVOID THE RISK OF DROWNING.
Always follow the label instructions on
water care chemicals:
• Keep out of reach of children;
• Do not mix products together;
• Add one product at a time;
• Add chemical to water, not water to chemicals;
• Store chemicals in a cool, dry place,
• Do not allow liquids to freeze.
pH Level: ideal 7.2 - 7.8
This determines the acidity or alkalinity of your
water, 7.0 being neutral. Water that is too acidic
or too alkaline can damage your hot tub; Test
your pH every week or more often if possible.
Use pH Plus or pH Minus to adjust.
Total Alkalinity: ideal 100 - 120 ppm
Balance total alkalinity to stabilize your pH level,
prevent scaling and ensure your sanitizer works
at peak efficiency. Use Resist to increase the level
or pH Minus to lower. Adjust at initial fill and
when refilling or topping up.
Calcium Hardness: IDEAL 150 - 200 ppm
Too high a level can cause cloudy water or scaling
on the hot tub surface and heating element.
Too low a level can lead to excess foaming in the
water. Use Protect to increase the level, use fresh
water dilution to lower. Adjust at initial fill and
when refilling.
Other Important Conditioners
1. Metal and mineral sequestering product
must be added to keep any metals or
minerals in the water in solution.
Use Eliminate #1 at initial fill.
2. Scale inhibitor prevents calcium buildup
forming on surfaces in the hot tub.
Use Eliminate Plus #2 at initial fill and weekly.
3. Clarifier agglomerates tiny particles in the water
making them easier to be picked up by the
Microfilter. It also provides lubrication to seals.
Use Pure Blue at initial fill and weekly.
4. Enzymes, a natural compound, eliminates
scum and organic contaminants.
Use Purezyme #3 at initial fill and weekly.
Beachcomber offers a full line of recommended
water care products to get the most from your
Beachcomber Hot Tub. Since 1978, we have
been providing Beachcomber owners with
custom formulated products to meet the needs
of your hot tub. Now, Beachcomber offers
“Judy Scentsations” to add the healing touch of
aromatherapy to your hot tub experience. See
your Beachcomber dealership for more details.
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POINTS 1
THROUGH
4 APPLY TO
EVERLITE 4.
THE EVERLITE 6
INCLUDES ALL
SIX POINTS.
*Note: If the light is left off for more than ten seconds, it will
revert back to ‘Beachcomber Mode A’ when switched back on.
Hot Tub Care and Maintenance
Cleaning of the Acrylic Surface
The acrylic surface is very easy to maintain and
care for. Use Tub Clean to remove water level scum
lines with warm water and a damp cloth; wipe
down, avoiding contact with the water as Tub
Clean can cause foaming.
3. Pulse Mode - This is a random cycling mode,
Heatshield and Step Tops
As with any vinyl product that is exposed to the
weather, the better the care, the longer it will
last. Use a mild dish soap solution to remove
dirt on the Heatshield and then treat the vinyl
by applying Cover All as per the label. Avoid
application in the hot sun.
When in the ‘Freeze Mode’, touch the button
twice (off, then on) within four seconds
to switch to ‘Pulse Mode’. To turn off, press
button once.
4. White Mode - This mode recreates natural white
light. When in the ‘Pulse Mode’, touch the
button twice (off, then on) within four
seconds to switch to ‘White Mode’. To turn off,
press button once.
MODE
6. Beachcomber Mode C - All lights below
waterline are turned on, while all lights above
water are off. When in the ‘Beachcomber Mode
B’, touch the button twice (off, then on)
within four seconds to switch to ‘Beachcomber
Mode C’. To turn off, press button once.
2. Freeze Mode - As it cycles through the
‘Beachcomber Mode A’, the light can be frozen on
any solid or blended color. Choose a color, and
then touch the button twice (off, then on)
within four seconds to switch to ‘Freeze Mode’.
To turn off, press button once.
which imitates the soothing rhythm of a heartbeat.
ZONED
MODE
1. Beachcomber Mode A - Light will sequence from
Red, to Green, to Blue continuously. Press the
light button once to start the ‘Beachcomber
Mode A’. Light will stay on each solid color
for three seconds. The color will blend with
the next color for four seconds before the
next color becomes a solid. To turn off, press
button once. *
NOTE:
ZONED
EverLite™ 6 Operating Instructions
5. Beachcomber Mode B - All lights above waterline
are turned on, while all underwater lights are off.
When in the ‘White Mode’, touch the button
twice (off, then on) within four seconds to
switch to ‘Beachcomber Mode B’. To turn off,
press button once.
Hot tub Cabinetry and Steps
The cabinet and step of your hot tub is made
from a synthetic plastic called Enviroskirt™.
If dirty, simply wipe down with a mild soap
solution and rinse well. If your hot tub cabinet
is natural cedar and you want to keep it looking
new, use Beachcomber’s “Nu Wood Stain”
Clear once a year. If the cedar is weathered
some, use Nu Wood Natural or Twilight to
bring back the color. Prior sanding with 100
grit sandpaper may be necessary if weathering
is advanced.
Never use a cleaner that contains
ammonia. This could damage your
acrylic surface. Avoid leaving the hot tub empty
and the Acrylic exposed to hot sun. Always put the
Heatshield back on the hot tub when it is not in
use.
WARNING
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Never use an abrasive cleaner
for cleaning the Enviroskirt™
cabinet as this will damage the finish.
WARNING
Plastic Components
The jets should be removed periodically and
rinsed out to remove debris from the spinning
assemblies. If calcium build-up is present, soak
the parts in Filter Cure to loosen the calcium
and then scrub with a brush and rinse off. If
a lot of hair and debris is present on suction
covers located in the foot well, this can reduce
water flow to the pumps. Manually remove
when the hot tub is empty or full.
Operation of Hot Tub Interior Features
Massage Inserts or Jets
The jets in a Beachcomber Hot Tub are known
as Energ-Jets™ in three sizes; small, medium
and large. They are interchangeable within
the same sizes. See Figure 9 Simply turn them
counterclockwise until they click and pop
out. To re-install, line up the small protrusion
on the back of the face plate with the slot on
the white WaterPort and then turn clockwise
and push in until they click in. The jets can
also be individually turned off/on. Simply
turn clockwise to turn off the water flow and
counterclockwise to turn on water flow.
Air Control Valves
There are two air control valves located on
either side of the touch pad. See Figure 10. In
the six o’clock position they are off, meaning
no air can be drawn to the jets. To allow air
to be drawn in, turn the lever to the 2 o’clock
position. On 300, and 500 series hot tubs the
left air control services the seat jets on the left
of the hot tub and jets in the foot well. The
right air control services seat jets on the right
side of the hot tub. These air controls improve
the massage experience in your hot tub by
adding more turbulence to the water flow.
On the 350 model and 500 series hot tubs with the
Reflex Foot Massage (RFM) option, the right air
control services the RFM jets when the water flow
is diverted to them and the left air control services
all the seat jets. On the 700 series, the left air
control allows air flow to jets running off Massage
Pump 1. The right air control allows air flow to jets
running off Massage Pump 2. The right air control
would also allow air flow to the RFM jets if the
diverter valve is diverting water flow from Massage
Pump 2 to the RFM jets. On all models more air is
drawn in when the jet pump is on high speed than
when the pump is on low speed.
figure 9
PROTRUSION
GROOVE
figure 10
To turn on the neck jet on the model 350 or 500
and 700 series hot tubs turn counterclockwise
to turn on and clockwise to turn off. If this jet
does not turn off then carefully pry the face
plate off with a flat head screw driver, and screw
the internal portion back in by hand. Then pop
the face plate back on and turn it clockwise to
tighten in the internal portion.
RFM Diverter Valve
The purpose of this valve is to divert water flow
between either the RFM foot jets or the seat jets.
See figure 11. On 700 series hot tubs it diverts water
flow from massage 2 pump between the RFM foot
jets or the seat jets on the left side of the hot tub.
Always turn the pump to low speed or off before
attempting to turn the RFM Diverter Valve. Failure
to do this could cause the handle to break due
to the high velocity of water moving through the
valve. Note: when the hot tub is not being used,
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the diverter valve handle must be left in the center
position. This ensures that water in both zones is
always in circulation during periods of non use.
figure 11
AquaCoustic Surround Sound System™ (ACSS)
If your hot tub is equipped with the ACSS feature
simply lift up the front cover, insert your CD or
select a radio station, then select a volume level
between 28-34. If you purchased the optional
remote see the remote control reference card for
operation instructions. The remote is waterproof
but not meant to be left in the water for storage.
If you have the optional True Bass™ ACSS System
the CD player fader control should be left in the
zero position. For more in depth instruction on
the CD player see your CD Player owners manual.
HOT TUB LIGHTING
All Beachcomber tubs come standard with either
a 12 volt incandescent light or an EverLite™ LED
light. To replace either unit drain your tub and
locate your lens removal tool to unscrew the light
lens. Carefully pull out the light and replace with
a new one. Screw the lens back in until tight, but
do not over tighten.
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WATERFALL
If your tub is equipped with a waterfall feature there
is a top side control valve to increase or decrease
the amount of water flow. The Waterfall feature
receives its flow from the HushPump™ or 2 speed
circulation pump.
Turbo
The purpose of the Turbo Option is to increase the
amount of air that comes out of the jets. The benefit
is a dramatic increase in the feel of the jet pressure
and more turbulence in the water. If the Turbo is
activated and the air controls are closed, the air
from the Turbo will come out of the 4 salt shaker
relief jets found in the foot well of the hot tub.
Ozone Generator
Your hot tub may be factory equipped with an
ozonator unit, or factory pre-plumbed to accept
the installation of an ozonator. Ozone gas is
produced to oxidize organic contaminants in
the water.
The ozonator is equipped with a small viewing
window. When ozone gas is produced, the
window shows a purple glow, best seen at night.
This diminishes over time. When no purple
glow is seen during filtration cycles (not heating
cycles), the chip will require replacement. The
chip is rated at 9000 hours.
NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS.
THE USE OF AN OZONATOR IS NOT
A REPLACEMENT FOR A WATER SANITIZING PROGRAM.
FAILURE TO PROPERLY SANITIZE HOT TUB WATER CAN
CAUSE IRRITATION AND/OR DISEASE.
WARNING
HushPump™
The HushPump™ is a very quiet, low
amperage, high flow circulation and filtration
pump that looks after the filter and heating
functions of your hot tub. It comes set from the
factory to operate 24 hours a day.
Draining Your Beachcomber Hot Tub
Change three to four times a year or more if
bather load is high. To calculate the change
frequency, use the following formula.
# Days = 1/3 (Volume in US Gallons)
Max # of daily bathers
Before draining, check the sanitizer level. It
should not be above 1.0 to ensure no harm
is done to the surrounding environment. If
sanitizer level is high, use Beachcomber’s NeutrAll as directed on the label.
1. Turn the power off at the G.F.C.I breaker or
Power disconnect switch
2. Locate the black drain/fill valve found in
behind the door on a Portable model or
under the step on the Protec model. See
Figure 12. Remove the safety cap from the
fitting threaded into the valve.
5. Once the hot tub is drained, disconnect the
garden hose and close the valve if you are
not going to fill the hot tub through the
valve. If you want to fill through this valve,
unscrew the threaded adapter and thread
in the male end of your garden hose, then
attach the female end to your tap and refill.
Vacation Instructions
If leaving your hot tub full and running while on
vacation for 3-5 days, do the following:
1. Check and adjust pH level if necessary.
2. Shock-treat water to raise sanitizer level. Leave
the hot tub Heatshield half open for 1 hour.
3. Lower water temperature to minimum
setting (optional).
4. Lock your Heatshield on the hot tub to
maintain a safe environment for pets or
children. If in a high wind area, install
Hurricane Straps available from your local
Beachcomber dealership.
Upon returning do the following:
1. Check pH and sanitizer level and adjust if
necessary.
If leaving for 5-14 days and no one can come by to
maintain the hot tub do the following:
1. Lower the set temperature to 80ºF/26.5ºC.
Sanitizers may last longer in cooler water.
2. Check and adjust pH and Alkalinity level if
necessary.
figure 12
3. Attach the female end of your garden hose and
place the other end at a level lower than the
drain/fill valve to ensure complete draining.
Turn the outer part of the drain/fill valve
counter clockwise to open and start the draining.
3. Use either a Beachcomber floating tablet
dispenser or a Holiday Tender tablet
dispenser to automatically dispense either
Bromine Disc or Mini Disc in your hot tub
water to maintain water disinfection. Use the
low setting on these devices as the demand
4. Draining time will vary from model to
model.
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for disinfectant will be low during this time.
4. Lock the Heatshield and attach a Hurricane
Strap in high wind areas.
Upon returning do the following:
1. Check pH and sanitizer level and adjust if
necessary.
2. Return temperature setting to your desired
level.
Winter Operation Information
All Beachcomber Hot Tubs have built in freeze
protection for their equipment. If your hot
tub is not HushPump™ equipped, the freeze
protection will activate the pump(s) high speed
for approximately 2 minutes if a temperature
of 50˚F/10˚C or below is detected at the heater
housing. If your hot tub is HushPump™
equipped, the only time freeze protection will
activate is if the hot tub is left in standby mode
long enough to allow water at the heater to
reach 50˚F/10˚C or if your hot tub is filled with
water that is 50˚F/10˚C or lower. There is also a
small water line that runs from pump to pump
that assists in the freeze protection by increasing
circulation.
Winter Precautions
If your equipment is not working during
freezing temperatures you should first try to
contact your local Beachcomber dealership.
Some stores have an emergency number for
winter. If you cannot contact your dealership,
call Beachcomber North American Customer
Care at 1-800-663-6557 from 8:00 - 4:30 PST.
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To prevent damage caused by the equipment
freezing, place a small space heater or trouble
light down by the equipment. Position the
heater or light so that it does not melt or come
in contact with plastic parts, to avoid equipment
damage. You can also block off the step or door
vent to keep in the heat but it must be removed
once the freezing weather is no longer present.
In the event of a prolonged power outage, first
shut off the power at the main panel. Close the
knife valves (see figure 4) to keep the hot water
in the hot tub, and remove the drain plugs or
pull out one of the small braided hoses on the
front of the pumps to drain all the water from
the external plumbing lines and the pumps.
Shutdown Procedures
Beachcomber encourages the use of your hot
tub year round, but if you prefer not to use
your hot tub for periods longer than 14 days,
you need to do a proper shut down.
Do the following:
1. Drain the hot tub as outlined in this Guide.
2. Unscrew all union nuts on the front of the
pump(s) to allow any water in the external
lines to drain out. Retain the gaskets found at
these locations, along with the equipment.
3. Locate and remove the small black slotted
drain plugs found on the front of the
pump(s) below the union nuts from step
2. or remove the small braided hose from
the barbed fitting on the front of the
HushPump™.
Removing these allows the last bit of water in the
bottom half of the pump to drain out.
7. Rinse your Microfilter at least once a week if
the hot tub is used daily.
4. Remove the Microfilter cartridge and store
in a dry place.
8. Always check the water temperature before
entry.
5. Lock Heatshield and attach Hurricane
strapping if in high wind areas.
6. Provide Extra Support for the Heatshield in
heavy snow by placing a 4x8 sheet of 3/4”
plywood on top of the Heatshield.
Don’ts
1. Don’t enter your hot tub if the sanitizer level
is not adequate. This can cause respiratory
and skin problems.
Do’s and Don’ts
2. Don’t walk on, sit on or put heavy weight
on the Heatshield cover. This can cause the
foam inserts to break.
Do’s
1. Read this Owner’s Guide thoroughly and follow
the safety guidelines provided.
3. Don’t leave the hot tub exposed to the sun
if empty. Always cover the hot tub with your
Heatshield.
2. If you have questions not covered in
this guide, call your local Beachcomber
dealership. Or, call 1.800.663.6557 from
8:00 - 4:30 PST.
3. Follow water care instructions and guidelines.
Failure to do so can result in damage or
problems to the hot tub or the equipment.
4. Always leave your Heatshield open half way
when shocking your water.
5. Always supervise children in and around a
hot tub. Do not allow children to use the hot
tub unsupervised.
6. Test your GFCI circuit protector at least once
a month to ensure it is working correctly.
4. Don’t allow use of the hot tub by children
without proper supervision.
5. Don’t attempt to repair or service
equipment. Consult your Beachcomber
dealership.
6. Don’t attempt to drain and refill your hot tub
during freezing temperatures.
7. Don’t use glassware in or around your hot tub.
8. Don’t enter a hot tub if the temperature is
higher than 1040 F/400 C.
9. Don’t operate the hot tub with an
inadequate water level.
Diagnostic Display Messages & Trouble Shooting Guide
Message Meaning
Action Required
No message on display. Power
has been shut off to hot tub. GFCI
breaker is on but the control panel
is blank. System fuse(s) are blown.
The control panel will be disabled until power returns. System resets time of day
on each power-up. Hot tub settings are preserved. Call your dealer for service.
OHH
“Overheat”- The hot tub has shut
down. One of the sensors has
detected 118°F or 47.8°C at the
heater.
DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. Remove the Heatshield cover and allow water to
cool. Once the heater has cooled, reset by pushing any button. Check to see
if the knife valve on return side of the heater is closed, if closed ensure that all
knife valves are in the up or open position. If hot tub does not reset, shut off
power to the hot tub and call your Beachcomber dealership.
OHS
“Overheat”- The hot tub has shut down.
One of the sensors has detected that
the hot tub water is 110°F or 43.3°C.
DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. Remove the hot tub Heatshield and allow water to cool.
At 107°F or 41.7°C. the hot tub should automatically reset. Follow action required for
“OHH”. If hot tub does not reset, shut off power to the hot tub and call your dealership.
ICE
“Ice”- Potential freeze condition
detected.
No action required. The Pumps and blower will automatically activate
regardless of hot tub status.
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Diagnostic Display Messages & Trouble Shooting Guide, cont’d.
SnA
Hot tub is shut down. The sensor
that is plugged into the sensor “A”
jack is not working.
If the problem persists, contact your dealership. (May appear temporarily in
an overheat situation and disappear when heater cools.)
Snb
Hot tub is shut down. The sensor
that is plugged into the sensor “B”
jack is not working.
If the problem persists, contact your dealer for service.
SnS
Sensors are out of balance. If this is
alternating with the temperature, it
may just be a temporary condition.
If the display shows only this
message (periodically blinking), The
hot tub is shut down.
If problem persists, contact your dealership for service. Follow action
required for “SnA”.
HFL
A substantial difference between the
temperature sensors was detected.
This could indicate a flow problem.
Check water level in hot tub. Refill if necessary. If the water level is okay, make
sure the pumps have been primed. If problem persists try these solutions:
Microfilter is dirty: Put tub on Standby, remove Microfilter and clean or replace.
Air lock in system: Locate air bleed thumb screws and open partially
to release air in piping. Debris in HushPump™: Call your dealer for
service or shut down system, close all knife valves and remove face plate
from HushPump™ to remove debris. Circulation pump failed or frozen: If
freezing suspected, place trouble light or space heater around equipment to
thaw out pump and external piping and call your dealer for service.
LF
Persistent low flow problems. (Display
on the fifth occurrence of the “HFL”
message within 24 hours.) Heater
is shut down, but the other hot tub
functions continue to operate normally.
Follow action required for the “HFL” message. Heating capacity of the hot
tub will not reset automatically; you may press any button to reset.
dr
Inadequate water detected in
heater.
Check water level in hot tub. Refill if necessary. If the water level is okay,
make sure the pumps have been primed. Press any button to reset.
Pr
When your hot tub is first actuated,
it will go into priming mode.
The Priming Mode will last up to 4 minutes and then the hot tub will begin
to heat and maintain water temperature in Standard Mode.
--F / --C
Temperature unknown.
After the pump has been running for 2 minutes, the temperature will be displayed.
Sby
Standby Mode has been activated by pressing
a button combination on the user panel.
Press any button to leave Standby Mode and return to normal operation.
The hot tub is operating in
Std/
Standard Standard Mode.
No action required. Refer to Heating modes page to change this mode.
The hot tub is operating in
Ecn/
Economy Economy mode.
No action required. Refer to Heating modes page to change this mode.
The hot tub is operating in
SE/
Standard- Standard-Economy mode.
Economy
No action required. Refer to Heating modes page to change this mode.
SLP/
SLEEP
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Sleep mode has been activated by pressing No action required. Refer to Heating modes page to change this mode.
a button combination on the user panel.
Hot Tub Operation Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEM SYMPTOM
MOST LIKELY CAUSE
SOLUTION
G.F.C.I. breaker will not stay on or
trips intermittently.
If hot tub is new; the load neutral wire has
been inserted on the neutral buss in the
panel. Load neutral wire should be inserted
into the G.F.C.I. load neutral connection.
Call your Electrician to change location of the
load neutral wire.
Heater element is defective and leaking
current to ground.
Call your dealer for service to replace the
heater element.
G.F.C.I. is worn out or defective. Class A,
G.F.C.I. breakers should not trip below 5
milliamps of current leakage.
Call your electrician to replace your G.F.C.I.
Water level is too low on hot tubs that use
a jet pump for filtering.
Raise water level in hot tub to at least ½ way
up the skimmer opening.
Plug in center of Microfilter basket is not
in place on non HushPump™ equipped
hot tub.
Install plug in basket, insert from top of
basket.
RFM jet nozzles are pointed toward small
suction fitting in foot well.
Redirect nozzles away from the small suction
fitting. Turn off all air control for RFM jets.
Neck jet does not shut off.
Internal portion of two piece neck jet has
been unscrewed by turning too far to the
left.
Carefully pry the faceplate off with a flat head
screw driver and then thread internal back
in. Then pop face plate back on and tighten
internal by turning face plate clockwise.
ACSS Remote control is not
operating the jets and light
functions from in the hot tub but
will operate from out of the hot tub.
CD player console door is open.
Close CD player console door.
Emitter on door window has come off.
Re-glue emitter to door glass with super glue.
Line up between receiver eye on CD player
face and hot tub function receiver eye below.
See CD player Guide for receiver eye location.
ACSS remote control is not
operating CD player functions from
in the hot tub but will operate from
out of the hot tub.
CD player console door is open.
Close CD player console door.
Emitter on door window has come off.
Re-glue emitter to door glass with super glue.
Line up between receiver eye on CD player
face and hot tub function receiver eye below.
See CD player Guide for receiver eye location.
Remote control does not work hot
tub or CD Player functions pointing
at CD player.
Batteries need replacing. Remote control
is defective.
Replace batteries or see your Beachcomber
dealership.
Jet pump is surging on high speed.
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THE BEACHCOMBER GUARANTEE
Since 1978, Beachcomber Hot Tubs has been
building the finest quality hot tubs worldwide.
We have taken a leadership position with our
Beachcomber Guarantee that every hot tub
we build is guaranteed to be free of defects.
Beachcomber Hot Tubs is a family owned and
operated business with hundreds of thousands
of happy customers. All of our customers
enjoy a worry-free, Beachcomber Certified
Guarantee of Ownership, with no fine print.
Your Beachcomber dealership will register your
Guarantee for you when you make your hot tub
purchase.
LIFETIME SHELL STRUCTURAL GUARANTEE
Beachcomber guarantees to the original
owner that the structural laminated fiberglass
composition of your hot tub will never leak. If a
failure occurs, we will supply the materials and
technical labor for the repair.
5 YEAR ACRYLIC SURFACE GUARANTEE
Beachcomber guarantees that the hot tub’s
acrylic finish will be free from defects in
materials and workmanship for five years. If a
failure occurs, we will supply the materials and
technical labor for the repair.
100% COMPONENT GUARANTEE
Beachcomber guarantees the following
factory installed components: management
system, massage pumps, HushPump™,
motors, heater element assembly, control
panels, EverLite, Enviroskirt Cabinetry,
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ozone generator, Aquacoustics Surround
Sound music system, internal and external
plumbing and light lenses, will be free from
defects in materials and workmanship for two
years. If a failure occurs we will supply the
materials and technical labor for the repair.
An ozone generator uses consumable corona
discharge chips that are not covered under the
Guarantee.
100% EXCHANGE GUARANTEE
Beachcomber guarantees that the factory
supplied hot tub Heatshield cover, jetting
massage inserts, steps, filter baskets, Microfilter
lid and remote controls will be free from
defects in materials and workmanship for two
years. If a failure occurs, you can exchange the
failed component at your local Beachcomber
store.
100% OWNER TRANSFER OPTION
The remaining portion of the Beachcomber
Guarantee is transferable to a new owner for
a small fee, once in the life of the Guarantee.
It is the new owner’s responsibility to contact
a Beachcomber representative to arrange for
a customer-paid installation inspection of the
hot tub to activate the Guarantee transfer.
The transfer fee, hot tub serial number and
inspection sheet must be received by the
Beachcomber Guarantee office within 60 days
of ownership transfer to be valid.
SIMPLICITY GIVES YOU PIECE OF MIND
We started Beachcomber in the late 70’s, in a
small farming community just a few miles from
the USA border. It was a late, rainy evening that
a small team worked hard to create the first
Beachcomber Hot Tub, from that day forward
we had a desire to create the finest quality
products, with good, simple design in form, fit
and function. That’s how Beachcomber began
and we still hold true to the same solid values
as a family owned company today, staying
focused on building a hand made quality
product with a strong Guarantee.
EASY GUIDELINES TO ENSURE
GUARANTEE PERFORMANCE
To receive service from a qualified
Beachcomber service representative, your
Beachcomber Hot Tub must be registered and
you may be asked to provide an original bill
of sale. Your Beachcomber Guarantee starts
from the original date of delivery. You may be
assessed a reasonable travel cost for service
at your home. It is the hot tub owner’s full
responsibility to provide unencumbered access
to the equipment for service, removal, and/
or re-installation of the hot tub for required
repairs.
If Beachcomber determines that repair of the
hot tub is not feasible, we reserve the right
to provide a replacement hot tub equal in
value to the original purchased price. In this
case the owner is responsible for expenses
including removal, shipping and re-installation
of the existing or replacement hot tub. Upon
replacement of a hot tub, the Guarantee will
cover the remaining portion of the existing
Guarantee from the original installation date.
The Beachcomber Guarantee can not
anticipate, nor does it cover damage or failure
that has occurred as a result of product abuse,
accidents, power disturbances, vandalism, acts
of God or nature and other causes which are
out of any manufacturer’s control.
All Beachcomber Hot Tubs must be used,
installed and maintained as directed by the
supplied Owner’s Guide to receive Guarantee
coverage. This Beachcomber Guarantee is valid
for hot tubs sold after January 2nd, 2006, only
in the country of purchase. Service after the
sale is the responsibility of the dealership from
whom you purchased the Beachcomber Hot
Tub. All Guarantees are registered online by
your Beachcomber Dealership. Ask them for
confirmation of your Guarantee Registration.
Celebrating the first Beachcomber Hot Tub in 1978.
The Guarantee does not cover fading from
natural aging and/or damage from excessive
chemical use on all hot tub finishes, fixtures
and the Heatshield Cover. Beachcomber Hot
Tubs installed for commercial applications are
excluded from all Guarantee coverage.
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THE BEACHCOMBER PREMIUM GUARANTEE
Available in North America only.
Available at time of sale; see your
Beachcomber dealership for details.
Since 1978, Beachcomber Hot Tubs has been
building the finest quality hot tubs worldwide.
We have taken a leadership position with our
Beachcomber Guarantee that every hot tub
we build is guaranteed to be free of defects.
Beachcomber Hot Tubs is a family owned and
operated business with hundreds of thousands
of happy customers. All of our customers
enjoy a worry-free, Beachcomber Certified
Guarantee of Ownership, with no fine print.
Your Beachcomber dealership will register your
Guarantee online for you when you make your
purchase.
LIFETIME SHELL STRUCTURAL GUARANTEE
Beachcomber guarantees to the original
owner that the structural laminated fiberglass
composition of your hot tub will never leak. If a
failure occurs, we will supply the materials and
technical labor for the repair.
5 YEAR ACRYLIC SURFACE GUARANTEE
Beachcomber guarantees that the hot tub’s
acrylic finish will be free from defects in
materials and workmanship for five years. If a
failure occurs, we will supply the materials and
technical labor for the repair.
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100% COMPONENT GUARANTEE
Beachcomber guarantees the following factory
installed components: management system,
massage pumps, HushPump™, motors and
control panels will be free from defects in
materials and workmanship for five years. If a
failure occurs, we will supply the materials and
technical labor for the repair.
5 Year Smart Sense Heater Guarantee
Beachcomber guarantees that the Smart Sense
heater element assembly will be free from
defects in materials and workmanship for five
years. If a failure occurs, we will supply the
materials and technical labor for the repair.
5 Year No Leak Plumbing Guarantee
Beachcomber guarantees against leaks caused
by defects in materials and workmanship for
five years. This Guarantee covers leaks from
internal and external plumbing and light
lenses. If a failure occurs, we will supply the
materials and technical labor for the repair.
5 Year Enviroskirt Guarantee
Beachcomber guarantees that the Enviroskirt
Cabinetry will be free from defects in materials
and workmanship for five years. If a failure
occurs, we will supply the materials and
technical labor for the repair.
SIMPLICITY GIVES YOU PIECE OF MIND
We started Beachcomber in the late 70’s, in a
small farming community just a few miles from
the USA border. It was a late, rainy evening that
a small team worked hard to create the first
Beachcomber Hot Tub, from that day forward
we had a desire to create the finest quality
products, with good, simple design in form, fit
and function. That’s how Beachcomber began
and we still hold true to the same solid values
as a family owned company today, staying
focused on building a hand made quality
product with a strong Guarantee.
EASY GUIDELINES TO ENSURE
GUARANTEE PERFORMANCE
To receive service from an qualified
Beachcomber service representative, your
hot tub must be registered and you may be
asked to provide an original bill of sale. Your
Beachcomber Premium Guarantee starts
from the original date of delivery. You may be
assessed a reasonable travel cost for service
at your home. It is the hot tub owner’s full
responsibility to provide unencumbered access
to the equipment for service, removal, and/
or re-installation of the hot tub for required
repairs.
If Beachcomber determines that repair of
the tub is not feasible it reserves the right to
provide a replacement tub equal in value to the
original purchased price. In this case the owner
is responsible for expenses including removal,
shipping and re-installation of the existing
or replacement hot tub. Upon replacement
of a hot tub, the Guarantee will cover the
remaining portion of the existing Guarantee
from the original installation date.
all Guarantee coverage. The Beachcomber
Premium Guarantee can not anticipate,
nor does it cover, damage or failure that
has occurred as a result of product abuse,
accidents, power disturbances, vandalism, acts
of God or nature and other causes which are
out of any manufacturer’s control.
All Beachcomber Hot Tubs must be used,
installed and maintained as directed by the
supplied Owner’s Guide to receive guarantee
coverage. This Beachcomber Premium
Guarantee is valid only in the country of
purchase. Premium Guarantee must be
purchased and registered within 30 days of
the original purchase. Service after the sale
is the responsibility of the dealership from
whom you purchased your Beachcomber Hot
Tub. All Guarantees are registered online
by your Beachcomber Dealership. Ask your
store for the confirmation of your Guarantee
Registration.
Keith and Judy Scott, founder of Beachcomber Hot Tubs
The Guarantee does not cover fading from
natural aging and/or damage from excessive
chemical use on all hot tub finishes and
fixtures. Beachcomber Hot Tubs installed for
commercial applications are excluded from
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR THE
AQUACOUSTIC SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
Do not service this product yourself as
opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other risk of injury. Refer
all servicing to qualified personnel.
Turn power
CAUTION – Risk of Electric Shock. Do not leave
compartment door open.
CAUTION – Risk of Electric Shock. Replace
components only with identical components
and do not operate the audio controls while
inside the hot tub.
Prevent Electrocution. Do
not connect any auxiliary
components SUCH AS cable, additional
speakers. headphones OR additional audio/video
components to the system.
WARNING
TAKE PART IN AN
ONLINE SURVEY
Your Beachcomber Hot Tub
purchase is very important to us.
We would like to know about your
buying experience and your level of
satisfaction with us, our dealership
and your new hot tub. Please take
a few minutes to log on to our
website to take a short questionnaire.
Your feedback helps us improve
our service to you and gives us
valuable insight into your purchase
experience. Log on to:
www.beachcomberhottubs.com
Click on”customer care” and follow
the prompts & fill out this important
information.
Thank you for your time!
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Turn off power to the hot tub and seek
assistance from qualified personnel if any of
these conditions exist:
• power supply connections or cord is
damaged;
• water entering the audio unit compartment;
• water entering any part of the hot tub
equipment or management system;
• protective shield showing any sign of
deterioration;
• or signs of damage or deterioration to your
hot tub.
This unit should be subjected to periodic
routine maintenance (for example, once
every 3 months) to make sure that the unit is
operating properly.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Hot Tub Care Details Chart
Model
Water Capacity
Dry Weight
Filled Weight
750
398 US gallons / 1507 litres
800 lbs / 363 kg
4123 lbs / 1870 kg
740
398 US gallons / 1507 litres
800 lbs / 363 kg
4123 lbs / 1870 kg
738
398 US gallons / 1507 litres
750 lbs / 341 kg
4073 lbs / 1848 kg
720X
350 US gallons / 1325 litres
675 lbs / 307 kg
3596 lbs / 1632 kg
720
350 US gallons / 1325 litres
675 lbs / 307 kg
3596 lbs / 1632 kg
580
400 US gallons / 1515 litres
725 lbs / 329 kg
4065 lbs / 1844 kg
578
360 US gallons / 1363 litres
650 lbs / 295 kg
3655 lbs / 1658 kg
550X
360 US gallons / 1363 litres
650 lbs / 295 kg
3655 lbs / 1658 kg
538
264 US gallons / 1000 litres
600 lbs / 273 kg
2805 lbs / 1273 kg
530
264 US gallons / 1000 litres
600 lbs / 273 kg
2805 lbs / 1273 kg
520
185 US gallons / 701 litres
425 lbs / 193 kg
1971 lbs / 894 kg
378
398 US gallons / 1507 litres
800 lbs / 363 kg
4123 lbs / 1870 kg
350
360 US gallons / 1363 litres
650 lbs / 295 kg
3655 lbs / 1658 kg
320X
240 US gallons / 908 litres
475 lbs / 215 kg
2422 lbs / 1098 kg
320
220 US gallons / 833 litres
425 lbs / 193 kg
2262 lbs / 1026 kg
160
360 US gallons / 1363 litres
650 lbs / 295 kg
3655 lbs / 1658 kg
Beachcomber Hot Tub Care and Maintenance Record
Date
CLEAN
Microfilter
Soak
Microfilter
Drain and
Clean
refill hot tub COver
Water sample
to dealership
123456789101112-
Please photocopy this page if needed.
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From my family to yours, thank you
for your trust and confidence in
Beachcomber Hot Tubs.
Keith Scott, Founder of Beachcomber Hot Tubs
My Commitment to Your Family
A Beachcomber Hot Tub is an investment in you and your
family. Since 1978, our extended family of dealerships
around the world have been helping people just like you
to make a solid, informed decision about buying a hot
tub. We have always believed in giving the information
and education needed to make that important decision.
We know that the sale really begins after you have your
Beachcomber in your home.
Our desire for you is to have the best experience possible
with your new Beachcomber Hot Tub, that’s why our
dealerships are equipped to help you with any additional
needs you may have. From our family to yours, thank
you for putting your trust in us and our products. We are
pleased that you have chosen Beachcomber, and hope
you recommend us to your friends and relatives.
Yours truly,
Keith Scott, Founder of Beachcomber Hot Tubs
www.beachcomberhottubs.com
2092005 04/15/07