While some hot tub owners may be tempted to view their spa cover as simply an aesthetic item, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Hot tub covers have several distinct practical purposes, from retaining heat in the hot tub to limiting your energy usage, stopping evaporation and limiting the potential for dirt, debris or contaminants to make their way into your water.
At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we’re happy to serve as a licensed Bullfrog Spas dealer in Salt Lake City, offering products from an industry leader in spa technology. Our team will assist you with any questions regarding maintenance for your spa, including its cover – a few pieces of simple upkeep will lead to a cover that lasts for years and even decades, saving you money and time. Here are some of these maintenance areas to consider, plus some tips on when the time has come to replace the spa cover with the health of the entire hot tub in mind.
Some basic tips to ensure your hot tub cover remains in great condition throughout the year:
Now, despite your best maintenance efforts, there may eventually come a time when your hot tub cover wears down to the point you should replace it. If you see significant breaking, cracking, tearing or sagging effects, know that these will impact your entire hot tub – they will allow heat and water out, plus potentially let contaminants in through these openings. In addition, if the cover has become waterlogged due to snow, ice or some other buildup, it offers a convenient place for bacteria, mildew and other contaminants to fester and grow. In both these cases, speak to our team about replacing your hot tub cover.
For more on maintaining and eventually replacing hot tub covers, or to learn about any of our spa or custom swimming pool construction services, speak to the staff at Dolphin Pools & Spas today.