Cover It Up With A Hot Tub Cover: How Covers Reduce Maintenance And Prevent Damage

The time has finally come to restore your hot tub to its sparkling glory. Hot tub covers are important for hot tub maintenance. Whether you're looking to cover a small spa or a large, oversized hot tub, there is a cover for every need. Spa covers are available in a wide variety of custom designs in all shapes, sizes, and colors.

The Maintenance Benefits of Installing a Hot Tub Cover

Tub covers are not expensive, nor do they require a lot of work to install. So why do you need one?

Water quality—Water is a natural habitat for bacteria, algae, and other organisms. If left untreated, these organisms can accumulate rapidly and cause different kinds of problems. An uncovered spa will collect rainwater and debris, which can be infected with unpleasant microorganisms that can easily ruin your experience.

Chemical use—A hot tub cover will reduce evaporation and protect your water temperature from sudden changes. This means that you won't have to refill or replace the water as often, thus saving you money on chemicals.

Leaves and bugs—Leaves fall from trees in the fall, which results in them falling into your hot tub. These leaves rot faster when exposed to sunlight, which means that you'll have to clean them out more regularly if you don't use a hot tub cover. Bugs such as mosquitoes also love hanging out in water. If they get in there, you'll have to treat the water — again costing money.

The installation of a hot tub cover is a great way to reduce maintenance and save money with your hot tub.

Custom Made Covers That Can Fit Your Spa Perfectly

There are also various options for custom hot tub covers that you might want to consider. Hot tub covers come in various materials, including fiberglass, acrylic, and wood. Fiberglass is a good because it is strong and light enough to be easily handled by one person. It also looks great, comes in a variety of colors and finishes, and can be customized to fit your personal preferences.

Hot Tub Cover Storage and Features 

When the cover is removed, it needs to be properly stored. Hot tub covers should be kept out of direct sunlight. This will help prevent them from degrading and warping. An ideal spot would be under a covered deck or in a basement where they will not be exposed to UV damage from the sun and can remain dry out of the weather.

When storing your hot tub cover, make sure it is completely dried first so that it does not get mildewed or collect dirt and debris, which can cause stains during storage. Another important factor is how much space you have available for storing the cover. Many people choose to store their covers indoors during the off-season.

Hot tub covers are a great way to protect your investment with minimal maintenance. Contact a hot tub service to discuss some of the best options for your spa.