A spa cover is one of the most essential spa supplies you have. They protect your hot tub against rain, debris, and even snow. But because they protect your spa against all the weather and seasons, they also can get worn down and need a replacement over time.
The most important jobs of a hot tub cover are to provide safety, lock in heat, prevent water evaporation, and help your spa run efficiently. You should watch out for that, as your cover might need a replacement if it is not doing its’ job properly.
This is why it’s important to invest in a good spa cover, such as a Core Cover® from Fronheiser Pools, when it’s time for a quality replacement hot tub cover. Let’s dive a bit deeper into all the signs that call for a replacement.
5 Signs You Need to Replace Your Spa Cover
Want to know when your hot tub needs a new cover? Here are a few things to look for.
1) Your Spa Cover Looks Worn Down
Your hot tub cover has to weather all the seasons, so it makes sense that one of the first signs you’ll notice is that the cover — particularly the outer part — looks worn down. If you see any of the other following symptoms, you know it’s time to put your hot tub cover to rest.
2) Cracks and Tears
If you see any cracks and tears on the cover, that’s a sure sign that it’s time to get a replacement. Not only do they look unsightly, but they can also cause more severe wear and tear down the road.
The last thing you want is for your spa equipment to become less efficient or even damaged. You also won’t enjoy more heating and maintenance costs. Order your new replacement cover immediately if you see any major damage.
3) Extra Weight & Sagging in the Middle
If you go to take your cover off in order to enjoy a nice, hot soak and find that it suddenly weighs more than the last time, it might be time to get a replacement. This type of issue occurs when the interior insulation of your hot tub cover becomes waterlogged. A saggy hot tub cover is usually the result of water or snowfall pooling there and seeping through cracks or tears. When the interior insulation gets waterlogged, it can start to sag.
4) Your Hot Tub Cover, Well… Stinks
If you notice a rather foul smell emanating from your hot tub cover, it’s because your cover is most likely starting to mildew. If you clean your cover and still have a smell, it’s probably a good indication that it’s time to replace your cover.
5) Efficiency is Becoming an Issue
When your spa cover isn’t in optimal condition, it stops functioning properly, which can negatively affect your spa. If your spa cover isn’t sealing properly due to being worn down, for example, and is letting heat escape through it, you might find that your hot tub isn’t as efficient anymore. This is an important sign to look for when wondering if it is time to replace your spa cover.
Where Can I Buy a Good Spa Cover?
It’s time to get the hot tub cover that can make all the difference. At Fronheiser, we offer high-quality replacement spa covers from Core Cover. Lock in heat, prevent water evaporation, and promote spa efficiency by ordering your new replacement cover. Simply stop in our Bally or Sinking Spring location to place your order today!