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What to Consider When Buying A Hot Tub Cover

Katherine Jackman

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If you have a hot tub then you’ll probably need a cover to go with it. A cover is one of the best ways to keep your hot tub running at a better capacity for longer, whereas leaving it open to the elements can create a whole new set of problems that you most likely could do without.

Hot tub covers are made with PVC and can be purchased in a variety of colours from companies like SpaMaster. When these covers are manufactured they are sealed with a special topcoat containing compounds and softening agents to keep the lid supple and more attractive for longer.

This material can be damaged by UV rays, especially if you live in a hot climate where you get a lot of sunshine, so it’s worth investing in protectant to treat your cover and keep it in top condition for as long as possible.

When looking for the best hot tub cover you’ll want one with strengthened foam inserts at the hinge, and while many manufacturers like to use aluminium, other companies like SpaMaster uses steel which is three times as strong as aluminium at the same thickness. Though aluminium hinges are cheaper, they will also be less strong and more resistant to what’s known as ‘bowing. ’ In other words, a cheaper cover for your hot tub increases the likelihood of the foam splitting and starting to break off. Ideally, your hot tub cover should be resilient and long-lasting; while nothing lasts forever, you certainly don’t want to have to keep buying them because lower quality covers break faster on the whole.

You also need to consider the energy efficiency of the hot tub cover and what exactly it is you want. There are many covers for tubs out there with energy saving capabilities that each offer their own benefits, so it’s recommended that you do your research before making a purchase. After all, you don’t want to be stuck with a lid that doesn’t do what you thought it would.

For example, SpaMaster offers upgrades to its hot tub covers so that the thickness is the same but the density is increased for better thermal value. There are various levels of upgrade available that have been designed to meet different needs and requirements. For instance, you might benefit from Level 2 Insulation if you live the UK or a similar climate and run your hot tub out doors and all year round. This package increases the thickness and density for insulation that saves you money in the long-term.

This is just some of the offers that SpaMaster has available. While you may be reticent about making an online purchase of such a product, you don’t have to worry with SpaMaster, as they’ve effectively streamlined the process so that you don’t have to worry about ending up with the wrong thing. Not only is your order put on the fast track, but the site also provides you with handy tips to get accurate measurements as well as helping you to determine which hot tub cover is the right one for you.


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