Beachcomber 580 = Ten Toes Up. Purchased June 2004.
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
We are very pleased with this unit. Due to limited dealers in our region we were limited to wet testing only Arctic Spa and Beachcomber. My wife and I were totally pleased with the water depth, contoured seats, water and air flow and appearance of the Beachcomber. The Wet Test sold the Beachcomber. Unfortunately the dealer is 200 miles away, but given the comfort level we are going to risk it.
Our 580 came with the standard options of the Limited Edition model, including protec step, enviroskirt shell and extended warranty.
We are new to the spa scene, but our first month has been totally satisfying. Our friends love it :-). We have had 9 adults in the spa and it didn't feel too overcrowded.
We haven't seen our first "SPA WINTER" but I'm really looking forward to beating the Winter Blues.
We are currently using BROMINE water chemistry but will be switching to DiChlor and Nature2 when we do our first water change.
Our average evening temperature in July and August is about 12-15C (55-60F) and now this really doesn't bother us :-)