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When Should I Replace My Hot Tub Cover

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

A hot spa cover is more than an attractive accessory that protects your spa from debris. Hot tub covers are vital for holding in heat, reducing energy consumption and keeping energy costs low - to name but a few.

Maintaining your cover is one of the easiest things you can to keep your spa operating at its very best. Aqua Spa Supplies, reveals when you should look to change your hot tub cover and how to properly maintain your cover to extend its lifespan.

Signs Your Hot Tub Cover Is Ready For Replacement

Spa covers are designed to last between 5 and 7 years - depending on the type cover and the materials used. Overtime, your cover will become saturated with water, making it heavier and more prone to tearing. We recommend regularly inspecting your spa cover for warning signs, such as

  • Breaks

  • Cracks

  • Tears

  • Fading

  • Sagging

Covers should be replaced as soon as you notice either happen. These issues can cause the cover to let heat and water vapour out, and dust and debris in. When the vapour barrier fails, the cover’s inner foam will absorb water, causing a buildup of harmful bacteria and mildew. Not only is this a health hazard for you and your family, it can also cause accelerated deterioration of your hot tub.

Maintenance Tips To Extend The Life Of Your Hot Tub Cover

Maintaining your hot tub cover isn’t a difficult job. Regular cover cleaning can help keep your spa looking great and ensuring its longevity.

A good way to help prolong the life of your Hot Tub Cover is to regularly clean it. To clean the cover, simply remove it from the spa and spray the outside surface with a garden hose. Remember to keep the water pressure low to avoid damaging it. We then recommend using a mild soap solution, such as washing up liquid, and a large sponge to gently clean the outside of dirt. On the inside surface, use water only and wipe it clean with a dry towel.

Treating your cover with care is essential to maintaining your spa’s wellbeing. Don’t put objects or people on the cover. Weighted objects can cause the cover to stretch and sag, speeding premature deterioration. This also includes snow and ice in the winter, which we recommend removing with warm water to prevent tearing the vinyl.

World leading covers from Aqua Spa Supplies

Be kind to your cover! Your hot tub cover is an investment and your first line of defence in protecting your spa from the elements. However, if you’re looking for a replacement cover in time for winter, why not contact our team?

Aqua Spa Supplies leads the industry in distributing highly efficient hot tub covers. We offer a range of covers to suit your budget and garden decor. If you would like more information regarding our covers, speak to one of our sales advisors today.




Jess Court

I'm Aqua Warehouse Groups Marketing Officer - overseeing all things news worthy in the hot tub industry, with tips and tricks that are bound to make a splash.

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