Cover Care & Information
Here are a few tips that are good to know about hot tub spa covers.
- Keep the cover clean.
The exterior vinyl needs to stay clean and conditioned. Use a mild detergent and water
solution to clean the vinyl portion of the cover at least twice per month.
- Use a moisturizing product
Such as Kover Care &
Conditioner, at least once every two months. Don't use any products
with silicone in them. These types of products can destroy the vinyl's topcoat, allowing
the plasticizer gases to escape. Once this happens, the vinyl will be susceptible to
- Wipe chemical residue from the underside of the cover every chance you get.
These residues, if left on the cover, start to break down the material causing it to
become porous. Water vapor begins to penetrate the EPS core when its protective
layers become too porous.
- Maintain proper spa water chemistry. We cannot stress this enough. As
your spa water chemistry is more balanced, the vapors coming off the tub are less
corrosive. Making the vapors less corrosive leads to the protective layers of the
cover to degrade more slowly, thus prolonging the life of your cover.
- Unzip the cover and clean just inside the zipper at least twice per year. Mildew
has a tendency to build up here and if you have not kept your sanitizer levels up you may
develop this as a problem.
- Remove the EPS cores and flip them over at least once per year. Here is
reasoning behind this. The cover is a protective layering system designed to slow
the EPS core absorption of water vapor. The corrosive vapors formed in your spa
break down these layers over time. By flipping the cores over, you start to work on
the other side of the protective wrap on the core, thereby extending the the total life
- Remove the cover for 20-30 minutes after shocking your spa water. As the
shock is burning out the Chloromines and Bromimines in your spa, highly corrosive vapors
are released. Following this tip will protect your covers materials from premature
- Never use the handles on your spa cover. The only thing that handles are
good for is a sales gimmick. Sometime in the life of your spa cover, it is going to weigh
a lot more than the twenty or thirty pounds that it was when it was new. A handle,
which has a limited stitching area, cannot be expected to move around some of the
conceivable weights of old spa covers and not rip out. We recommend that you use the
skirt. Our insulating spa covers are equipped with a non-segmented skirt (flap) on
each half of the cover. This long stitch run provides a more suitable design to
dissipate the force of opening and/or moving the cover.
- Never stand, sit, and/or walk on your cover. Most covers are designed to
insulate from heat loss and to keep debris and dirt out of the tub. You cannot walk
on a standard spa cover. (NOTE: We do offer spa covers that can withstand 500
or 1000 pounds of weight. Follow this
link for information on our entire line of hot tub and spa covers).
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