Save Energy by Replacing Your Spa Cover

Floating Soft Top Foam CoverSpa covers are essentially used to protect the hot tub, as well as insulate it while it is not being used. You might think it’s just an insignificant component or accessory to your tub, but what you may not realize is that a spa cover is actually one of the most important parts to your hot tub.

The cover provides insulation to your tub, and lowers the amount of evaporation that occurs. This ultimately saves you money in energy bills and water costs over the long run. In addition, covers provide protection to your spa, keeping debris and critters out when it is not in use.  It also serves as a safety tool, particularly if you have young children around that could accidentally fall into the tub’s water.

As important as this component of your hot tub is, it’s important to take good care of it. For starters, you may want to consider investing in cover lifters, which make it very easy to remove the cover from the hot tub. These covers are quite heavy, so the odds of it being dragged on the ground when being taken off without lifters are quite high. By dragging it on the ground, you risk damaging the vinyl, which will therefore degrade the cover.  A cover lifter also keeps it safely off the ground when it is not in use.

Dream Star Hot Tub CoverAfter years of usage, your cover will need to be replaced. No matter how well you take care of it, after a certain amount of time, and wear and tear, it will need replacement. For instance, the chemicals that are regularly added to the water will eventually erode the foam core of the cover. When this happens, mould and bacteria are allowed to fester in the cover, which poses a health hazard.  The sun and elements also wreak havoc on the outside of the cover.

Other options aside from standard covers are available. For instance, thicker covers are available that offer a little more strength if you need it. These are ideal for those who live in climates that experience a great deal of snowfall, as they hold more weight and provide better insulation.

There are also floating covers that add an extra thermal barrier to keep the heat inside the water.

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Cover Lifters Make Hot Tub Lid Removal a Breeze

Hot Tub Cover LiftersInstalling a cover lifter on a hot tub can make removing the hot tub cover simple.  Many times a second person is not around when the hot tub is being used, so one person is left with the task of removing the heavy and awkward cover.

When only one person removes the cover, especially from larger hot tubs, it tends to come crashing down on the floor or grass, or rub up against the building or other obstructions.  These dings and dents can soon cause a tear in the thin inner lining and produce a waterlogged hot tub cover. Once the cover starts getting water in the center core, it gets even heavier and heavier, making it even more difficult for one person to remove and replace the cover.

Now the cover has become so heavy, that a back injury is possible when trying to hoist it back up onto the spa.

The solution to avoiding all this is a cover lifter.  Having a cover lifter means that one person with one hand can raise and lower the cover with no problem. The cover is then automatically stowed to one side of the spa.

There are different styles of cover lifters. Some of the most popular types have a crossbar going across the middle fold of the hot tub cover.  The cover lift bar on the side of the spa allows the person to first fold the cover in half and then continue pushing the bar until the cover is safely stowed to the side of the spa.  Some lifters have the cover all the way down to the side while others keep the cover up higher.

The two main ways to mount the spa cover lifter to the spa cabinet is either with an under cabinet mount or the more standard cabinet mount, where the brackets attached directly to the hot tub frame/skirt.

Hot Tub Spa Cover LiftersCover lifters save the cover from getting mishandled and becoming damaged, help one person enjoy the spa without risking injury and keep the cover nearby for easy opening and closing.

One more benefit is that the lifter keeps the cover elevated slightly so that grass and dirt does not get dragged back into the clean spa water by the cover.

Extend the replacement time on your hot tub cover by using a cover lifer and enjoy the utility!

No more thinking, should I go in the hot tub now and go through all that cover removal hassle?  Just lift with one hand and climb in!

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