The first sign is that rain water will accumulate on
the top of the cover. This happens as the foam inserts start to sag. Also, you
may notice that the cover is getting heavier. This is because the foam core has
As the center of the cover starts to sag in, you will
notice that the corners will lift up. This causes a lot of heat loss. You will
be wasting energy dollars if you do not replace the cover soon.
Next you may see that the cover appears
"bowed" when folded over on itself. This is because the foam inserts are
so warped. Each time you open the cover, you will stress the stitching at the center
fold. This will eventually cause the vinyl to rip. Notice that Moose, the hot tub
dog, also thinks that it is time to get a new cover. Unfortunately he likes to sit
Finally, the cover will get so heavy (from water
absorption), that it will become unmanageable. The zippers will split and a lot of
the stitching will start to come apart. Oh well, it did it's job for a number of
years and it is time to get a new one.