An Ode to the Lowly Hot Tub Cover

Oh, the lowly hot tub cover. It’s probably the least-appreciated part of your spa. But we’d argue it’s one of the most important. A quality hot tub cover in good repair keeps the heat in, and the dirt and debris out, helping guarantee you the hot tub experience you want every time you remove it.

Over time, your hot tub cover takes a beating. It’s exposed to the elements, maybe you have a pet who likes to climb on it (and claw it!), you take it on and off several times a week. So how do you know when that old hot tub cover is at the end of its life and it’s time to purchase a new one?

Start by checking out your cover every time you remove it. Is it heavy, and getting heavier? This means your cover is waterlogged and holding steam from the water, rather than properly insulating your spa. A waterlogged cover needs to be replaced.

If it’s not heavy but smells musty there’s probably some water in it, or possibly mildew inside the zipper area. A good cleaning may eliminate the smell, but keep an eye – and a nose – on it.

Check the cover, especially the seams, for cracks, rips and tears. These can allow heat to escape and make your hot tub inefficient.

Finish by gaining the benefits of a new cover. A new cover that’s properly fitted to your spa will seal correctly and keep in all of that delicious warmth. It will also keep out dirt and debris.

For safety’s sake, make sure your cover locks to protect children and pets, and to reduce your liability.

Questions? At Fronheiser, we’re here for you. Give us a call or come see us today. Our team can help you determine if your cover should be replaced, and help you with your purchase of a new, quality replacement hot tub cover.

Fronheiser Pools

Fronheiser Pools

Providing quality products for your outdoor living lifestyle since 1965.


Now offering Curbside Water Testing by Appointment Only!

Visit us online to schedule your 15-minute water testing consultation.

Simply select your store location and choose from the appointment slots available. Due to limited availability, we will only be able to accommodate up to (1) water test per household per week until further notice and increased staffing. 

Bring your water test bottle with a sample of your pool or spa water to your scheduled appointment. Please label the test bottle with your name, and leave it in the marked bin by the front door. Then, just wait in your car while we perform the water test. We will call you with your results and our recommendations for the products you will need to balance your pool or spa water. If you’d like to go ahead and get those products while you are here, we can deliver those curbside, as well. Please know that our staff have been instructed to leave all chemical purchases outside of the front door. Unfortunately, we will be unable to load in your car at this time. Just let us know that you would like to purchase chemicals when we call with your test results, and we can process your order over the phone. Once we have completed your water test, we will leave a copy of the printed out test results, along with your empty test bottle, in the marked bin outside the front door.

Due to the limitations of staff and anticipated demand for this service, we ask that you please arrive on-time for your scheduled appointment to ensure that we can have enough time for a complete and accurate consultation. In order to keep you, our valued customer, and our staff safe, we ask that you please adhere to social distancing guidelines and give our staff at least 6’ of distance during this interaction. Thank you for being a loyal Fronheiser Pools customer!

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