by Tina Wilson on 26/04/12 at 5:01 pm
When it comes to buying your hot tub or spa, the accessories you will choose can be a daunting task as there are so many on the market. Hot tub accessories range the style and type of jets, the style of seating, the color and material of the hot tub. Other accessories can be luxurious, including towel warmers and built in refrigerators. But one accessory that can’t be overlooked is a spa cover.
Dirt, debris and the air itself can wreak havoc on your hot tub or spa. From dirtying the water to making the spa chemicals be out of balance, to evaporation and causing the heater to work harder, a spa cover can address all of those issues and then some. In addition to all of this, a hot tub cover works as an additional layer of protection to keep curious children and pets from falling into the water. Remember the more protection a hot tub cover offers, the more it will weigh. In some cases you will want to consider the installation of a manual or electric spa cover remover to help with removal and replacement. Diligent use of a hot tub cover is crucial to reaping the benefits it offers.
As part of your hot tub buying budget there should be ample funds included for the purchase of a high quality cover. The money you spend on your hot tub cover will be reaped in the money you save in chemical usage, having to refill the hot tub because of evaporation and the heat lost through not using a cover. Using a hot tub cover can help significantly lower your utility bills. Also, using your cover diligently will help protect your hot tub from damage due to sun exposure and damage from falling objects, such as tree branches or other air born objects.
In addition to using a hot tub cover to help it retain heat, you may want to consider where you’re placing the hot tub. Will it be in an enclosed alcove on your deck or in the backyard? Will you have a gazebo to help cut down on the winds that will be blowing across the water? A sheltered grotto will help the hot tub retain its heat and that will cut down on both utility bills as well as the amount of chemicals you have to use to keep the water in balance.
Protecting your hot tub from the ravages of Mother Nature, especially if you live in an area of the country that’s prone to high winds, rain or snow and ice, with the diligent use of a hot tub cover cannot be stressed enough. When working with a hot tub dealer for the purchase make certain you ask which cover they recommend based on the area where you’re placing the hot tub and with the weather where you live. You will never regret the purchase of a hot tub cover to protect your investment.