Purchasing a hot tub cover is an effective way to ensure the quality of your hot tub for as long as possible. Hot tub covers are designed to protect your hot tub or spa from both indoor and outdoor pollutants, depending on where your hot tub is located. Hot tub covers are available in many forms with many features in order to ensure the most effective protection possible.
There are a number of features to look for when purchasing a cover for your hot tub. Below you will find a list of these features as well as a brief explanation regarding the importance of each component and how each contributes to the overall performance of your hot tub as a whole:
Vinyl is the strongest and most durable type of hot tub cover on today's market. A high quality vinyl spa cover will usually be treated with UV, mildew and cold crack inhibitors, which are used to attract sunlight and deter mold from building up on your cover. Vinyl covers can be purchased in a number of colors which can improve the appearance of your hot tub as well.
Every year thousands of children are killed or injured from accidental drowning in hot tubs. Locking your hot tub with a key will ensure the protection of your children.
The best method of "easy-access" would be any type of zipper feature accompanied by handles for convenience purposes when entering and exiting the hot tub. The easier it is to open and close the cover on your hot tub the more likely you are to make sure it is done whenever the hot tub is not in use. If you choose a model which is difficult to maintain you may neglect covering the hot tub when you are finished soaking, which can not only damage your hot tub but can be potentially dangerous for children or pets.
These are just a few of the important features to consider when looking for a hot tub. There are a number of other features that are also available and effective in ensuring the quality of your hot tub. If you have not purchased a hot tub cover for your system, it is highly suggested you do so as soon as possible. Chances are you spent a significant amount of money on your hot tub, so spending a few extra dollars to ensure its quality seems like a minor expense, all things considered.