When was the last time you looked at or paid attention to your hot tub cover? If it has been a while, it is probably time to stop and consider if it is time to upgrade or replace your spa cover. Tredway Pools Plus wants you to continue to enjoy your hot tub problem free for many years, but to do that, we have to take care of it. Keeping your cover in excellent condition will ensure your spa is also in perfect condition. Here are a few things to keep an eye out for when checking your spa cover this fall.
5 Signs it’s Time to Replace Your Spa Cover
1. Your spa cover is cracking
If you look at the vinyl on your hot tub cover and it is cracking, it is time for a replacement. Even tiny cracks will allow moisture to enter the padding of your spa cover, and over time, this will cause mold and mildew to form. The smell is terrible, but the illnesses that can come from these things are even worse. Little bugs could also take up residence in the small cracks, and no one wants a bug crawling around while trying to relax after a long day.
2. Your spa cover is soggy
Standing water and moisture in or on your hot tub cover is also a sign it’s time to replace things. We covered why this can be bad in the previous point, but even if there aren’t cracks visible, you should beware of standing water or sogginess. A hot tub cover is meant to be smooth and not hold any moisture.
3. Your spa cover feels heavier
While some covers can be heavy to lift, if yours feels especially heavy or requires two people to move, it is likely a sign that it is holding water. The dangers of water have been outlined, but keep an eye out for weight gain in your cover, which will be an added layer of protection.
4. Your spa cover has broken or torn bits
More obvious signs are broken or torn parts on your spa cover. It could be something as simple as a handle or as complex as a hinge. No matter the case, broken pieces necessitate a replacement cover for your spa.
5. Your spa cover is more than 6 years old
The final thing to consider is how old your existing cover is. Typically, hot tub covers last from five to seven years. If your cover is nearing this age, you should replace your spa cover. Keeping your tub appropriately sealed will save you money in the long run, as escaping the heat or entering the cold can increase operating costs.
If you are in the market for a new cover, Tredway Pools Plus has excellent options available at all our locations. We also offer the ultimate upgrade in a Covana Oasis® cover. This cover opens with the turn of a key. While open, it creates a private gazebo for you to enjoy, complete with privacy screens to keep nosy neighbors away. This cover will also not need to be replaced like others, and it should outlive your hot tub! Let our experts help you make a selection that will keep you enjoying your spa for years!