5 Hot Tub Cover Problems Not Worth Repairing
September 26, 2020
Your spa cover protects your hot tub from the weather all year long. Like any marine-grade vinyl, it needs some TLC to keep it in excellent condition. There are some hot tub cover problems that can be repaired without a problem. However, some issues aren’t worth the time – or the money – to repair. Consider these 5 problems that let you know it’s time to invest in a new cover.
Locks & Straps
Safety is one of the most important reasons many families have a hot tub cover. If the locks and straps on your cover are compromised, it’s a big deal. If they don’t work to properly lock your hot tub cover, it’s time for a new one.
There’s no good cure for a hot tub cover that smells stinky, musty or moldy. The only way to completely get rid of the smell is to get rid of the cover.
The vinyl on your spa cover plays a crucial role in heat retention, cleanliness, safety and the beautify of your spa. If the vinyl is torn or cracked, it’s very difficult to repair. If the vinyl is brittle and breaks easily, it’s not possible to repair it at all.
Broken foam cores are easy to spot because of how your hot tub cover looks and feels. If water puddles on top of the cover, your cores are broken or bowed. There’s no way to fix this problem, and the puddling will get worse over time. If the cover is very heavy when you try to lift it, it means the foam cores have absorbed water. That’s a conclusive sign that you need a new cover.
Spa covers are designed to help keep hot air from escaping from the tub, but that precious heat can find its way out if the hinge is torn. If the hinge tear is less than six inches, we can likely repair it. If the tear is more than six inches, it’s time for a replacement.