Scorching Tub Covers & 12 months-Spherical Out of doors Spas – Cowl Good!


As we transfer into the autumn season, it’s a good time to try your scorching tub cowl – particularly in case your scorching tub sits exterior. In case your spa cowl appears just a little tough, worn or you’ll be able to even see steam escaping from cracks and tears when the air temperatures dip, you’re basically watching greenback payments with wings, vanishing into skinny air. It’s time for a brand new spa cowl.

Whereas a spa cowl looks like a slightly straight ahead buy (so long as it matches!), there’s much more you need to consider when looking out to purchase a brand new cowl – particularly for out of doors, year-round use.

The #1 factor your spa cowl does, is insulate your scorching tub, trapping the warmth and moisture underneath the quilt. In the event you stay in a chilly climate winter area, you will have a spa cowl with a better foam weight and foam density to enhance the quilt’s R-value.

R-Worth and Scorching Tub Covers

A bigger R-value quantity means the froth, and the quilt, has higher insulating properties that can higher retain the warmth in your scorching tub, thus saving you a ton of cash in vitality prices. A low R-value spa cowl in a chilly area will enable a number of warmth to flee, and your spa heater will work extra time to maintain up with the warmth loss.

R-value will increase in a number of methods for spa covers. First, the froth core panels may be bought in numerous weights and thickness. 2 lb foam is twice as dense and heavy as 1 lb, and a 6″ to 4″ foam panel thickness has greater than twice the R-value than 4″ to 2″ taper covers. Different R-value components embrace the burden of marine vinyl used, vapor boundaries across the foam core, the kind of zippers and stitching used, skirt size and hinge seals that assist forestall warmth loss.

In easy phrases, when you go for a lower-cost spa cowl that has a decrease R-value, that low cost spa cowl may find yourself costing you much more cash than the costliest spa cowl available on the market. Operating your pump and heater extra time won’t solely hit you within the pockets every month, however could cause untimely gear issues or failure.

In much more easier phrases, a spa cowl that works high-quality all winter in southern California will not be going to work in Colorado. And, I mustn’t fail to say {that a} cowl that doesn’t match correctly, too small or too massive, or one with incorrect nook or radius dimensions, shall be much less environment friendly and efficient at maintaining the warmth within the water.

In brief – Purchase the Greatest Spa Cowl to your Local weather! 

FOR VERY MILD WINTER CLIMATES with uncommon freezing – southern sunbelt areas that keep heat all winter (often), you need to use a 4″ to 2″ taper, however do your pockets a favor and get the denser foam core, 1.5 lb or 2 lb. foam.

FOR MILD WINTER REGIONS with occasional snow or freezing temps, a canopy with a 5″ to three″ taper ought to work simply high-quality, with the 1.5 lb. or 2 lb. foam. The froth thickness is sturdy sufficient to face up to some snow resting on the quilt.

IN COLD WEATHER AREAS within the ‘snowbelt’, with heavier snowfall and lengthy durations of chilly temperatures, you’ll need the 6″ to 4″ taper, which additionally has a heavier responsibility channel alongside the fold for higher assist. Get the two lb. foam for the perfect effectivity.

All of our spa covers embrace a 2″ skirt, 2 bonded handles, and 4 locking cowl straps – all normal! We use polypropylene stitching and webbing, and our foam cores are vacuum wrapped with warmth sealed seams.

spa-cover-color-swatches-smSpa covers can be found in 14 normal colours, one which’s positive to match (or distinction) your spa patio decor.

To finest differentiate amongst our 4 grades of scorching tub covers, take a look at the guarantee and the froth core density and thickness.

Spa Cowl Guarantee:

They vary from a 1-year guarantee, all the best way as much as our 5-year guarantee, which covers not simply supplies and workmanship, however water absorption, too! It’s one of many strongest spa cowl warranties out there!

Foam Core Density:

Foam density is measured by kilos per sq. inch. The decrease the froth density, the extra air contained within the foam. Very similar to the froth thickness, larger foam density makes a stronger spa cowl that may deal with heavy snow or sleeping canines. Denser foam additionally has a better R-value, to offer higher warmth trapping insulation to cut back warmth loss.

Foam Core Thickness:

Out of doors spa covers are tapered to permit rain to run-off. The hinge is the thicker finish of the quilt taper, working throughout the center of the new tub for assist and energy. Now we have three tapered thicknesses out there; 4″ to 2″, 5″ to three″ and 6″ to 4″.

Different Methods to Enhance Warmth Retention

Including a floating spa blanket may also assist a canopy that’s struggling in chilly winter temperatures. The Floating Spa Cowl Protector is a thick thermal spa blanket to entice warmth, chemical compounds and ozone from escape. Is available in a 4 sizes, and may be trimmed to suit any spa.

Utilizing a floating spa blanket beneath your spa high can assist scale back the moisture beneath your spa high, and can assist retain extra warmth in your spa on the coldest of winter days.

Utilizing a Spa Cowl Cap may also assist defend your spa cowl from harm when the snow melts up towards your spa cowl and refreezes, I take advantage of a spa cowl cap on my spa, it blocks the wind and rain and retains my spa cowl wanting clear and new. The reflective floor additionally helps to soften snow quicker.

The Protecta Scorching Tub cowl does the identical factor to your spa cowl, but additionally protects the aspect of your spa cupboard, masking your whole spa, which additionally discourages unsupervised scorching tub customers. Is available in 3 sq. sizes to suit almost all spa styles and sizes. I take advantage of this alone spa!

Past warmth and moisture insulation, a scorching tub cowl additionally gives essential security measures, serving to hold unsupervised youngsters and even pets out or your spa. Be sure you alter snugly, and all the time securely fasten your spa cowl clips. This may make it more durable for youngsters to tamper with in addition to hold your spa cowl in place in gusty winds.

Spa High Care & Upkeep

When you obtain your spa cowl, take care of it correctly to make sure the longest life potential.   Depart the quilt off for at the least quarter-hour after including chemical compounds in order that the chemical vapor can evaporate into the air as a substitute of in to the underside of the spa cowl.

Bear in mind to take away your spa cowl utterly once you use the spa, and place it in a clear and dry location. Spa tops that grasp partially into the spa water, or are left to sit down in a mud puddle for too many nights will tackle water, or might threat breaking of the froth plates inside.

You may also defend the vinyl masking from grime and UV rays and hold it wanting good and glossy by utilizing a spa cowl conditioner. By no means use harsh chemical compounds in your spa high to wash, however use a gentle cleanser month-to-month earlier than utilizing a vinyl protectant. Automotive merchandise for cleansing and defending inside finishes may be used in your spa high to maintain it wanting new.

There are a number of merchandise out there for sustaining the quilt, together with our Spa Cowl Cleaner. Keep away from cleansing merchandise that include alcohol, oils, detergents or bleach. Something with the phrase ‘flammable’ on the label means that it’s going to harm the marine grade vinyl of your scorching tub cowl.

Bear in mind to maintain the water balanced – poor water chemistry results in harm to the stitching and seals on the underside of a spa cowl.

spa-cover-removal-before-shockingWhen eradicating a canopy, Spa Cowl Lifts may be useful as a result of it prevents stress on the quilt, and on you too!

When utilizing a Spa Cowl Elevate, it is very important use the handles. To stop harm to the spa cowl, don’t let it slam open or closed, and by no means raise the quilt by the skirt – use the handles.

Shopping for a Customized Spa Cowl

Examine Spa High Thickness:
Spa tops are available in varied thicknesses and foam densities. The upper the froth density and the thicker the quilt, the extra warmth it should make it easier to to retain within the spa. The froth used in your spa high has a selected R-value, the usual used for evaluating insulation.

The draw back to a thicker, denser cowl is that they are going to be a bit heavier and a bit costlier. The upside is elevated warmth retention and energy. Out of doors spa covers could have a taper to permit for rainwater run-off. For instance, a 4” to 2” taper cowl is 4 inches thick within the heart of the quilt, tapering all the way down to 2 inches thick alongside the perimeters. Indoor spa covers can be tapered, or for max effectivity, may be 4″ thick all the best way throughout.

Examine Spa High Choices:
When you’ve chosen the thickness of spa cowl you’d like, you’ll be able to transfer on to the choices out there to you. In case you have a freestanding spa or scorching tub, you need to have a skirt in your spa cowl. A skirt is just further vinyl materials that hangs down off the quilt to cut back warmth loss the place the quilt meets the skin fringe of the spa.

In the event you nonetheless have your outdated cowl, measure the skirt to find out what it must be on the alternative cowl. In the event you do not need the outdated cowl, a 2 inch skirt is pretty normal, however there’s often no further cost for skirt lengths as much as 4 inches. You might take into account having the corners of the skirt cut up as a substitute of working in a single steady piece across the spa cowl edge. This helps to make sure the skirt hangs properly and doesn’t bunch up across the corners of the spa cowl. It must be famous although that whereas a cut up skirt appears nicer in some instances, it might enable some warmth to flee.

In The Swim carries 4 totally different sorts of spa covers. The specs of every are listed beneath.


Spa covers may be ordered by spa producer, or if that’s not identified, by form and dimension of tub. Print our spa cowl measuring kind to electronic mail or fax, or simply fill out the entire questions on our on-line spa cowl ordering software.

The placement of the hinge, working throughout the center – can be specified when you like. If not specified, our fabricator will place it in the midst of the longest aspect. Massive spa covers, over 96″ are usually a 3 piece spa high; one single piece and a double folding piece.

You may also select the variety of handles you want to. 2 handles usually come normal with a canopy, however it’s your decision extra, or maybe you don’t want any in any respect relying on the form and site of your cowl.

lock downs for spa topsMost spa homeowners need the flexibility to lock the spa high all the way down to the spa cupboard. Normally 4 locks shall be included with the quilt together with 4 fasteners hooked up to the quilt. You’ll set up the locks onto the spa cupboard so you’ll be able to clip the fasteners on the quilt into the locks so it’s secured in place. In floor spa tops don’t usually have such clips to safe them in place.

Taking Spa Cowl Measurements:
The measurements you have to present will differ based mostly on the form of your spa, however when measuring, take the size of the spa from exterior edge to exterior edge.

In case you have an in-ground spa (such because the one pictured beneath), and the spa cowl shall be mendacity on the bottom, make sure to word that for the producer.  The spa cowl must be massive sufficient to lie on the coping across the spa with out falling in. Typically this implies the quilt will have to be a few foot bigger than the spa itself. The perfect factor to do can be to offer the within dimensions of the spa and permit the producer to find out the mandatory overlap.

To find out the particular measurements required to your spa, please see our spa cowl measuring kind. At all times make sure to word you probably have any obstructions or a management panel that you just wish to entry whereas the quilt is on the spa.  A reduce out within the foam could also be required for the right match.

Spa Cowl Measuring Ideas

  • Use an actual tape measure, and never a ruler. Take your time.
  • Measure from exterior to exterior; to the periphery that the spa high will cowl.
  • Spherical up all measurements persistently to the closest inch.
  • Don’t measure your outdated spa high however measure the spa or scorching tub shell itself.
  • Examine your measurements towards our Spa Cowl Designer software.

Spherical Spas: These are the simplest to measure you simply have to take a diameter or total width. Examine it twice measuring perpendicular to your first measurement. This double checks your accuracy and ensures that the spa is a real spherical and never barely oval.

Sq. Corners: Sq. spa shells are uncommon however they do exist. I’m not speaking concerning the form of the spa skirt across the spa however solely the spa shell. These shapes are additionally pretty straight ahead to measure. Measure from exterior nook to exterior nook, and file your measurements.

I’ve mentioned a few of your fundamental choices and measuring ideas, however make sure to specify your wants if I haven’t touched on them right here; odds are your request may be accommodated.  Any dimension, any coloration, any form – we gotcha coated!


Sheryl Somers
In The Swim Employees Blogger



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