When Is It Time To Replace Your Hot Tub Cover?
The top 5 things to look out for…
Typically, jacuzzi hot tub covers will have a life-span of 4-6 years. Not only are hot tub covers exposed to the elements (i.e. direct sunlight, rains, snow, etc.), they are also bombarded by the fumes from sanitizing chemicals (i.e. chlorine, bromine, ozone, etc.).
- It has ripped, torn, or cracked.
Over time the vinyl may crack, rip, tear or become discolored. This eyesore is not something a hot tub owner will want.
Holes in the vinyl may result in heat escaping, ultimately causing high electricity bills. Additionally, tears at the hinge/fold will not allow the cover to sit properly on the hot tub.
- The jacuzzi hot tub cover is too heavy to lift and can’t be removed.
After rains, an old worn-out cover may absorb a lot of water causing it to weigh much more than a new cover. Water-logged covers will wick away heat from the heated hot tub causing the electrical bill to skyrocket!
- It sags in the middle and puddles form during the rains.
Cracked foam cores and waterlogged foam can cause a hot springs spa cover to sag in the center. As the center section sags the edges begin to rise, breaking the seal between the cover and the hot tub. The hot tub will not be able to maintain a constant temperature and heating costs will rise. To avoid this, get a new hot tub cover in California ASAP!
- Your hot tub cover stinks!
All Ideal Spa Covers have mold and mildew inhibitors built into the vinyl to prevent foul odors from invading the hot tub. On the other hand, a stinky cover will deposit stinky, dirty water into the hot tub when the cover is removed as contaminated water from the cover drains into the hot tub. Who wants to bathe in this?
- The lockable tie-downs are broken:
If the spa cover has broken locks, it is no longer considered to be an ASTM child-safe hot tub cover. Your homeowner’s insurance may require that you have a lockable cover for proper insurance coverage. Getting a replacement hot tub cover may be necessary.