What to Look for in a Hot Tub Cover

A cover is just as important to your hot tub as the chemicals you use to keep the water crystal clear. Not only does it help keep your water clean from dirt and debris, it helps your spa run efficiently. But to get the most from your cover – and to avoid annoyed, splashing hot tubs – you need to choose the right one.

  • Material – You want a cover that’s made from high-quality vinyl. It will be resistant to UV damage and specially coated to keep mold, mildew, and fungus from easily taking hold.
  • Thickness – If you have a thin cover, you might as well not have a cover at all. A good quality cover will be at least 3 inches thick. You can buy thicker, but those are typically for insulating a hot tub in cold climates and to support a heavy load of snow in the winter – definitely not things we have to worry about here in Florida!
  • Locks – A locking cover can also be a great safety feature, for example, if you need to keep small grandchildren from crawling in when they visit. If you want a locking cover, look for one that locks at each of the four corners. Locks can also help keep your cover in place on windy days.
  • Reinforcements – Reinforcement rods keep your cover sturdy and aligned. You can choose between galvanized steel and aluminum reinforcements. A cover with no reinforcements will just slide right off your spa.
  • Cover Cap – A quality cover is an investment. A cover cap protects it from the elements so it will last for years.

Don’t make your hot tub ask twice. Start looking for the perfect hot tub cover today.