How do I choose a spa cover?
Why are spa covers so expensive?
The higher the foam density and the thicker the cover, the more heat it will help you to retain in the spa. The foam used on your spa top has a particular R-value, the standard used for comparing insulation. The downside to a thicker, denser cover is that they will be a bit heavier and a bit more expensive. via
How much does a modern spa cover cost?
Standard Hot Tub Covers
A Standard basic spa cover will have a foam thickness of about 4” that tapers off to 2″ on the edges. A Standard hot tub cover cost is about $300. The tapering of the cover allows rain, snow and debris to run off easily. via
What should I look for in a hot tub cover?
Inspect your cover and look for any rips or tears to the vinyl. Check the underside and look for deterioration from mold and unbalanced chemicals. A hot tub cover that is heavy and waterlogged is a clear sign that the foam cores are saturated and a replacement cover is needed. via
How long will a hot tub cover last?
Hot tub covers typically last an average of 5 years. Some factors, such as UV radiation from the sun, falling debris, or other types of damage can drastically reduce your hot tub cover's lifespan. Letting your hot tub cover become dry and brittle can also shorten the life of your hot tub cover. via
How heavy should a hot tub cover be?
Although hot tub covers typically weigh about 50 to 70 pounds, their size and shape can make it cumbersome for one person to lift alone. via
How much should a spa cover cost?
Hot Tub Cover Prices
Hot tub covers typically cost $50 to $400 depending on the size and other factors. Most pool contractors charge approximately $65 per hour, so the total cost of a hot tub installation and its materials will vary, but most homeowners spend $85 to $800, with an average of $317. via
Why do spa covers get waterlogged?
The main reason why the cover gets heavier with time is that the foam core becomes waterlogged. The water that's being soaked into the core makes the cover heavy. One big reason that causes a cover to become water logged is cracks in your cover. via
Do swim spas have covers?
Types of Swim Spa Covers
They are built to the strict ASTM-F1346 standard for lockable safety covers. There are two types of covers for swim spas by Master Spas — a rolling cover and a traditional bi-fold cover. via
What do you do with a waterlogged hot tub cover?
To resolve the waterlogged cover problem, start by removing the hot tub cover from the tub. Next, remove the damp foam from the vinyl lining and lay it out in a sunny area where it can dry out. via
How much does an aluminum spa cover cost?
US Covers | Aluminum Spa covers at affordable prices starting at $1,300. We manufacture covers for all Hot Tubs since 1991. With our quality lids, we make sure that your home is safe from active children and pets! Our Aluminum Spa Covers can hold up to 800 lbs. via
How much does a hot tub top cost?
What Is the Average Cost of a Hot Tub?
Is it safe to sit on a hot tub cover?
Hot tub covers come in various colours and sizes. But the truth is, you should never walk or sit on your hot tub cover — no matter how much weight the manufacturer claims it will support. The sole purpose of a cover is to protect your unit, while perhaps adding some aesthetic value. via
What type of foam is used in hot tub covers?
Expanded polystyrene (EPS), commonly known as polystyrene, is the standard filler material for hot tub covers because of its insulation capacity, rigidity, and resistance to moisture. via
How do you keep a hot tub cover from getting heavy?
Stand or lay the foam in a sunny part of your yard to allow air to pass under them. Turn the vinyl cover inside out and towel the inside of the cover dry. Lay it in a sunny spot as well. Spray the inside of your vinyl cover and each surface of the foam pieces with a mildew inhibitor and let them dry. via
How often do hot tub covers need to be replaced?
On average, a hot tub or swim spa cover will need to be replaced every 5–7 years. While some covers are built to last much longer than others, any object that is subjected to the elements will eventually show signs of wear. via
Can a hot tub cover be dried out?
How to Dry out a waterlogged spa cover. Once your vapor barrier has been compromised, there is not much chance of drying out the foam panel completely, but you can take it off the spa and lean it up against a wall, so that excess water drains out. via
Can you replace the foam in a hot tub cover?
Q: Can the foam panels inside of a Hot Tub Works cover be replaced without buying the entire cover? A: Yes! via
Why do hot tub lids get heavy?
Simply put this is because the cover is taking on water. Most often this is cause, not from external elements, but from the steam created within the Hot Tub which eventually condenses into the foam core of the cover causing it to become heavy. via
What is a spa cover cap?
The Hot Tub Cover Cap protects your spa or hot tub cover from harsh weather conditions. Whether it's ice, snow, wind or debris from the elements these can damage your hot tub cover and hot tub. The spa cover cap has been made to reduce that damage and give you a line of defense against the harsh weather. via
How do you dry waterlogged Styrofoam?
Do hot tubs need covers?
A top quality spa, including every Hot Spring® spa, will come with a cover that should be used whenever the hot tub isn't occupied. When your spa is left uncovered, heat escapes and its shell is exposed to the fading properties of the sun. So, it's wise to invest in a hot tub cover lifter. via
Do hot tub covers lock?
A well-made hot tub cover should hold in the heat of the hot tub even in the toughest weather. Quality hot tub covers, ones that will protect your children, will come with locking straps that hold the cover to the top of the hot tub. Locking straps are essential to keeping a hot tub cover atop the spa and in place. via
How do you make a spa cover?
Can I use Armor All on my hot tub cover?
Do not use protectants that have petroleum or alcohol in them, like Armor-All, which will damage the vinyl on hot tub covers. Hot tub covers tend to sag after a few years of use and after water seeps into the inner core, which will happen over time. via
How much does a swim spa cost?
For the most part, swim spas costing between $10,000 and $20,000 are built with cost rather than quality in mind. Most are built overseas using the cheapest materials available to keep costs low. via
How do you remove a swim spa cover? (video)
How do you fix a rip in a hot tub cover? (video)
How do I turn my pool into a hot tub?
Yes, you can convert your hot tub or spa into a cold plunge pool by plumbing in the chilled water supply and return water lines from the chiller into your spa. You will use your same spa pump to circulate the water through the chiller (the chiller will not run without flow). via
What is the best month to buy a hot tub?
For the experienced hot tub-er there is no doubt, that winter is really the best time to enjoy a hot tub. The best time of year for savings is often during the winter months, as well. via
Are hot tubs high maintenance?
Is a hot tub HIGH maintenance? Not really. It just requires a basic understanding of water chemistry and a simple schedule (which we'll dive into), but it's not expensive. All you really need is some chemicals and testing supplies which is about a $20/month investment. via
Is getting a hot tub worth it?
When you use your hot tub regularly and thoroughly enjoy its intended benefits, it's worth the investment. When you choose the right hot tub, you won't regret the investment. In fact, you'll most likely discover the benefits you never even expected. via