What's the Best Hot Tub

Table of Contents
Why should I buy a Hot Tub?
The Real cost of owning a Hot Tub
Types of Hot Tubs
Hot Tub Electric concerns - 220 vs. 110
Your options: Seats
Your options: Jets
Your options: Filtration and Purification
Your options: Surround
Your options: Cover
Shopping options: Local Dealer
Shopping options: Big Box Retailers
Shopping options: Online
Where to locate your new hot tub
Going to put it on a deck?
Hot tub foundations
What type of buyer are You?
"x" Person Hot Tub
How to shop for a spa
How to insulate a hot tub
How to drain a hot tub
How to clean a hot tub
How to buy a hot tub
How to build a concrete slab
How to treat hot tub rash
How to drain a hot tub with a hose
How to drain a hot tub for winter
How to level a hot tub
How to winterize a hot tub
How much chemical
How to make it work
Pea gravel base
Foam problems?
How to raise PH in your hot tub
How to lower PH in your hot tub
Save on hot tub electric bill
How to fix heavy hot tub cover
How to clean scale off of a hot tub
How high to fill a hot tub
How to fix hot tub HFL errors
How to remove mildew from hot tubs
Best hot tub chemicals?
How to kill staph in a hot tub
Remove jets
How to use the drain plug
Clean hot tub jets
Can I fill my hot tub with soft water?
Clean your filter with Muriatic acid
How to move a hot tub
Clean your filter in the dishwasher?
How to lower alkalinity levels
Reduce hardness of your water
You can repair freeze damage
How to stop hot tub overheating
Balance your chemicals
Support your hot tub on a deck
Can bleach be used in hot tubs?
How to eliminate bacteria
Repair your cracked hot tub
How to prime a hot tub pump
Organic alternatives
Hot tub age restrictions
Mice in your hot tub?
How to make your hot tub smell good
How does a hot tub pump work?
Hot tub health risks?
How to buy a cheap hot tub
Make your own spa defoamer
How to clean spa filter with vinegar
How to sanitize with lithium
Use vitamin C to neutralize chlorine
How to care for an inflatable hot tub
History of hot tub innovations
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How to fix heavy hot tub cover

You try to remove your hot tub cover and it seems a little heavy. No big deal, it rained recently. It will be fine, you tell yourself. The next time, it seems the same, maybe a tad bit heavier. You ignore it too long and bam, you have a water-logged, heavy cover. What to do?

Well, it may be too late. Typically if a hot tub has been compromised and has started to take on water, it may be time to go shopping. If you catch it early, you may be able to save it. First, dry it out. Remove it from the tub and place it in a sunny spot allowing the warming powers of the sun to evaporate that water away. Then find the damage and repair it with a patch, if needed. Remember a hot tub cover has a life expectancy - which means it will decay and need to be replaced. It is exposed to the elements - sun, wind, heat, cold, rain, snow, etc. - as well as the humidity from the tub's water.

A water drenched cover will not keep the heat in the tub. It may still protect the tub from falling debris and critters, but it's not helping to insulate the tub if it is saturated. So it may be time for a new cover. A good cover is worth it. It will protect your tub from damage from outside sources such as lawn debris, sticks, wind, etc, but the cover will also help retain the heat inside trapping it beneath its lid. This, of course, will save you some money on your electric bill.

Be sure to maintain your cover with the same care you give your hot tub. Consider investing in a cover lift. A cover lift removes the cover with less effort than manually and likely with less wear and tear. You may also want to consider a floating cover - a blanket of sorts that sits on the top of the water. It will reduce the heat and condensation that rises to the cover itself. This will keep the heat in the water and the water off the underside of the cover, saving you money on electricity and by extending the life of the cover. Also check to see that your cover is UV protected. If it is not, you may want to get a vinyl cover for your cover - that's a lot of layers, but may just be worth it - to protect it from the strong rays of the sun.

Keep your cover clean and in good shape. Check for damage regularly and repair immediately.

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