Hot Tub Life Articles
Hot Tub Cover
Hot tub covers are one of the
most neglected components of a spa, however they are one of the most
important. Most heat loss from a hot tub occurs upwards, out of the
surface of the water. A bad cover will be reflected in high heating energy
Hot tub covers take a lot of abuse. They
are lifted, tugged, pulled, dropped and dragged. On outdoor spas, they are
exposed to the sun and weather year round. After 4 or 5 years of use, most
covers are either badly worn or ripped, or their foam cores are heavy,
moldy, damp or cracked. The fact that covers even last as long as they do
is a miracle !
If you have never replaced your cover, you
probably have no idea what covers cost. Did you know that the average spa
cover costs between $300-$350 ? In order to get the most out of your
existing cover, and prolong its life, follow these tips for proper cover
Every other month, the cover should be
cleaned and protected. We recommend SPRAY AWAY cleaner and either SPA
BRITE wax or KOVER KARE protectant. Do not use ARMOR ALL on spa covers. It
prematurely drys out the cover material and causes it to get brittle.
Every 2 or 3 months the cover should be
unzipped and the foam inserts should be aired out over night. This will
keep the foams from absorbing water and becoming heavy. While airing out
the foams, turn covering inside out and spray with a disinfectant such as
LYSOL. This will stop that musty smell.
Realize that the less the spa is used, and
the less the cover is removed, the more likely the foams are to become
waterlogged and moldy. The use of a THERMAL BLANKET under your cover will
dramatically help reduce foam waterlogging as well. Take good care of you
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