A hot tub cover is an investment, but a more than worthwhile one.

Here at Trasolini Pools, we pride ourselves on quality, style, and safety. A hot tub cover can help you capture all of these three key aspects for your spa.

How do you know which hot tub cover is right for you? Follow this simple guide to decide…

What a good hot tub cover should do

Before going through how to choose the right hot tub cover, it is important to lay out what it should do. A hot tub cover should protect you and your loved ones. By keeping your water secure, it will protect against injury, especially if you have children in your home.

The perfect hot tub cover will also make your spa more energy efficient, holding in heat and preventing evaporation. In addition, the cover will stop debris from getting in your hot tub. This will keep the water clean and save you from additional maintenance work.  

How to choose the right hot tub cover

There are a few things to look for in your hot tub cover…

1. Good quality material

Quality material is the best way to make sure your hot tub cover lasts. If your old cover is damaged, you will need to replace it. Therefore, it is better to put a bit more money in upfront to have a durable, reliable product that will serve you for years to come.

2. Check the thickness

The right thickness depends on your climate. The colder your weather, the thicker you will need your cover to be to keep the heat in. A thicker material is also able to bear heavier loads, making it more durable.

3. Look for safety locks

If you have children in your home or visiting often, you should get a hot tub cover with a safety lock. This way, you know there is no way to pop the cover off. That will allow you to rest assured that no one can access the water without you there.

4. Consider how easy it is to put on and take off

With this aspect, it is important to think about your physical abilities and lifestyle. Do you live alone? Not feeling confident about your ability to move a large item? If so, you may want to go for a lighter, more easily movable cover. If you have more people or are confident in your physical abilities, go for something thicker. Not sure how much you can lift? Test lifting various hot tub covers before buying one.

5. Make sure it fully covers your spa

For your cover to work, it has to actually cover your spa’s water. That means, if you have a unique shaped hot tub, you may need to order a custom cover. Remember to get a new cover whenever you renovate your hot tub.

Even with a hot tub cover, it is still vital to care for your spa. Follow these simple tips to keep your water pristine all winter long.