How heavy should a hot tub cover be?

How long do hot tub covers usually last?

–7 years
On average, a hot tub or swim spa cover will need to be replaced every 5–7 years. While some covers are built to last much longer than others, any object that is subjected to the elements will eventually show signs of wear. Knowing when to replace your cover may not be as easy as you think.

How heavy should a hot tub cover be?

50 – 75 pounds
A good hot tub cover will normally weigh around 50 – 75 pounds depending on their size. At this weight you should be able to lift it relatively easily. If you notice you are having difficulty lifting it or you need more than one person to help you, it is time to address the problem.

How much should a spa cover cost?

A hot tub replacement cover may range from $350- $500*, depending on what type of hot tub model you have. A sturdy Caldera Spas cover is designed specifically with your spa in mind and is designed for maximum energy-efficiency. Its tight seal insulates well and locks in heat, which saves you money on operating costs.

How do I choose a spa cover?

Inspect your cover and look for any rips or tears to the vinyl. Check the underside and look for deterioration from mold and unbalanced chemicals. A hot tub cover that is heavy and waterlogged is a clear sign that the foam cores are saturated and a replacement cover is needed.

What can I use to cover my spa?

A top quality spa, including every Hot Spring® spa, will come with a cover that should be used whenever the hot tub isn’t occupied. Your cover is on the front line in the battle against sun rays, snow, and rain, so you’ll want one constructed of durable, weather-resistant materials, such as heavy-duty vinyl.

Why do spa covers get waterlogged?

One big reason that causes a cover to become water logged is cracks in your cover. Sitting or placing heavy objects on the cover is a big no-no because it can cause the cover to break. You may not notice it but once the cover cracks water will slowly start to penetrate into the foam core.

How do you keep a hot tub cover from getting waterlogged?

To help avoid the cover from getting waterlogged, you can make sure that the new cover you order has an upgraded vapor barrier. Upgrade to the best one you can find. The vapor barrier is the plastic that is wrapped around the foam inside the cover and protects the foam from absorbing water.

Why did my hot tub cover get so heavy?

The main reason why the cover gets heavier with time is that the foam core becomes waterlogged. The water that’s being soaked into the core makes the cover heavy. And once that occurs the cover becomes not effective at protecting your hot tub from the elements.

What can you use to cover a hot tub?

Hot tub covers are often made of polyester—sometimes oxford canvas or tear-resistant ripstop fabric—though vinyl is another option, which is typically less expensive. Both offer varying degrees of water-resistance or waterproofing, and generally those at the higher end offer better protection.

Are all hot tub covers the same?

Well, not really. Most hot tub covers are created with the same basic structural concept, but there can be a world of difference from one to the next.

Are beyond nice covers any good?

RR scores BeyondNice as 9.08 out of 10 on their lifetime rating including 91 verified consumer reviews. 88% were 4 or 5 star reviews. Show published their article titled, Beyond Nice Hot Tub Covers. BeyondNice covers were the only spa covers they reviewed! From this article:

Are beyondnice SPA covers any good?

BeyondNice covers were the top 2, and the other 3 were only spa cover caps! Not a fair comparison. Show BeyondNice has reviews on TrustPilot going back to January of 2012. TrustPilot scores BeyondNice as “Average”. It is critical to note that every negative review since 2014 has a detailed response from BeyondNice.

What are the best hot tub covers?

BeyondNice covers were their top choice for an insulating, foam cover with an eye popping score of 97 out of 100. Show Hot Tub Digest published their article titled, Top 10 Best Hot Tub Cover Reviews.

How long does a beyond nice hot tub cover last?

I have made two purchases from Beyond Nice in the past 10 years. The hot-tub cover I purchased in 2009, which was designed and expected to last 4-5 years, lasted 9.5. I am extremely pleased with the product construction and quality, and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great value.