Owning a hot tub, you know the importance of properly maintaing your spa and keeping it chemically balanced and clean. But did you know that your hot tub cover or lack of one is just as important? In fact your hot tub cover is a vital part of maintaing your tub and keeping it clean. Damage from lack of care can be quite costly. Having a proper fitting, durable hot tub cover will help to protect your investemnt as well as keep it clean and safe from harmful bacteria.
Did You Know Your Hot Tub Cover Can Help Conserve Energy???
Yep, that’s right! A properly fitting hot tub cover helps to keep the heat in your spa. With no cover, one that is ill fitting or has holes, heat escapes and in turn causes your hot tubs electrical system to work harder and use more energy. Not only will it increase your utility bill it also will take longer for your hot tub to heat to the right temperature.
Save on Chemicals & Water Too!
You may not think having a hot tub cover has anything to do with the water or chemicals in your hot tub, but in fact it does! Water naturally evaportes and takes with it any substance that is in the water. Having a hot tub cover will reduce evaportaion of your hot tub water and chemicals. This also helps to maintain the perfect balance of your chemicals. When your water line starts to get low and more water and chemicals are needed to maintain your waters Ph levels the sicence to it can be a bit tricky. Not to mention chemicals are costly and the amount of water needed to replensih your hot tub will also increase your water bill.
Hot tub covers protect against all elements of the weather. Rain, snow, sleat and wind are all weather factors that can affect your hot tub. Each of these elements can add unwanted inpurities to your spa water requiring more cleaning and maintenance. However, it can all be prevented with the use of a durable, well-maintained hot tub cover.
The Condition of Your Hot Tub Cover Matters!
While having a hot tub cover in place is important so is the condition of your cover. You should inspect your cover regularily both inside and out looking for signs of wear and tear such as:
- Old, worn material
- Sun Damage
- Ill Fit
- Musty Smell
You can also take a look at the water in your hot tub after the cover has been on. If the water doesn’t look as clean as it should or if there is a musty smell to the water it may be time to replace your cover. Nobody wants to take a relaxing dip in a hot tub full of bacteria!
Have questions about the right hot tub cover for your tub, suggested brands, or are simply looking to purchase a new cover, Hot Tub Patrol is glad to help with all of your hot tub needs.