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Owning a spa can be a very rewarding prospect, but it can also be expensive. Part of keeping costs down is having a good spa cover for efficient spa insulation and protection of your hot tub from the weather and any outside harm. Here is some advice for selecting the proper spa cover for your spa. With this advice, it will be easy for you to find the right cover, allowing you to enjoy your spa all year round and save you money as well.
The first tip is to measure your hot tub and determine its dimensions, including the corner dimensions. Finding out the dimensions of your hot tub is crucial for determining that the cover you order will fit nice and snug. A snug fit is recommended, so heat loss is prevented and outside debris will not have the opportunity to sneak into the spa. It may also help improve any evaporation issues you may have had in the past.
Second, you should determine what kind of insulation is necessary in your hot tub cover based on where you live. Each cover has an insulation rating that depends on the quality and thickness of the covers foam core, and its taper. If you live in a more mild climate, you may be fine with a cover that has lower insulation ratings. If you live in a climate where heavy snow fall is guaranteed in the winter, then the heaviest duty cover will be necessary for it to withstand such conditions. If you aren’t sure, it is always better to choose a cover with higher insulation ratings so you can be sure your hot tub remains clean, insulated, and safe. Not to mention, a higher quality cover will also have a longer lifespan if you take good care of it. Find out how much insulation is necessary for you, so you can rest easier knowing your hot tub and the cover itself will keep in tip top shape.
Finally, determine if you’d like to add any additional features to your hot tub cover that may make your life a little easier. Do you need stronger handles if you’re getting a heavy duty cover? Do you want safety straps and clips that will keep animals, children, and strangers out of your hot tub? Maybe you really want to keep heating costs down and will consider adding a heat seal to the cover. Covers come customized, so be as picky as you’d like to ensure you have the best cover possible for your needs.
Having your own spa can be exciting, but it can also be a challenge because of all the expenses involved. This is when you should contact us for more great advice on how you can care for your spa properly, so you can enjoy it all year round.