Hot tubs and spas are a one-time or rare investment, a special place where our tired feet, aching neck and back muscles get rejuvenated. But debris can fall into your tub, clogging the filter and other mechanisms, and heating the water continuously can also necessitate repairs. The way to protect your investment and prolong the life of your hot tub is to buy hot tubs with a well-fitting, quality hot tub cover.
How do spa covers protect your hot tub? First of all, covers seal out dirt, leaves, and dust, from entering your clean hot tub. Hot tub covers need to be sturdy, as well. While you are looking to buy spas, also look for covers that are of commercial quality, manufactured with a fiberglass panel for strength. Did you know that one cubic foot of freshly fallen dry snow weights about 30 pounds? Wet snow or ice would be even heavier, taxing the integrity of your spa cover. Without a sturdy, tapered foam core, spa covers can be damaged by excessive weight, such as heavy precipitation or people sitting or standing on them.
Spa covers also seal in the heat. This reduces necessary power consumption to keep the water warm. Shop for hot tub covers with a breathable underside and vapor heat-sealed foam insulation. The best hot tub covers have at least 1.5 lb. density insulating foam that offers an R-17 level of insulation. To ensure that the spa cover is sealing in the heat, tie downs with keyed lock fasteners will prevent movement of the cover, even in powerful windstorms.
To protect your hot tub cover from weathering and discoloration, use our Kover Kare and Konditioner. Or if your spa cover is exposed to harsh outdoor environments, you may want to consider protecting it with our Tonneau Soft Cover—It will protect your spa cover from harmful UV rays of direct sunlight.
When you buy spas, the most essential factor that determines their lifespan is consistent performance. And the path to consistent performance is determined by the quality of your spa cover. When you buy hot tubs with covers, you are making an affordable and an environmentally conscious, energy-saving choice for your spa investment.