by Tina Wilson on 23/04/12 at 6:03 pm
Finding a hot tub cover that is perfect for your needs can quickly become overwhelming. The many choices make this purchase confusing and with so many offers and options, who to buy from and where only add to the uncertainty. As a significant purchase, you will naturally want to buy from a company you know that you can trust. For this reason, you should research a retailer, whether they are online or in your neighborhood. Be aware of their policies, such as warranties and special offers. Additionally, you will want to find out the type of reputation the company holds in the hot tub cover industry.
Once you have decided on a company you feel you can trust and do business with, find the right product. Know the specifications of your hot tub and have that information on hand while you compare hot tub covers. Some covers are more appropriate for certain climates than others. You will want a cover that fits your hot tub perfectly. Also, look into care and maintenance of the cover. Find out about the warranty that the cover will come with. Ask about applying and removing the cover, and the best way to go about doing so.
Many covers that are ideal for a hot tub lose their luster the first time the new owner has to try to maneuver it. This can be difficult for many reasons. Covers can be quite heavy, depending on the type. On the contrary, even a cover of the lighter sort is difficult to handle due to the size of it. Many times pushing, scooting or pulling can tear the fabric or handles of the cover, effectively voiding the warranty due to mishandling. Of course, this can all be handled very simply.
Hot tub owners figure out quickly that the hot tub loses part of its enjoyment if the cover is too difficult to remove. Thus, cover lifts were invented. A cover lift is essentially a bar which connects to the spa cover, making it easier to move on and off of the spa. Typically, the cover lift is easily operated by one person, taking the challenge out of wrestling your spa cover off so that you can enjoy your hot tub. In addition to this, a cover lift makes replacing the cover a breeze. If a cover is difficult to remove, imagine the added challenge of putting it back when you are wet and slippery against the vinyl fabric.
With the ease of a cover lift, one can enjoy their hot tub at any time. The water will remain clear of debris and heat up faster with the cover in place, making your hot tub a place to enjoy at a moment’s notice.