Do you need a new hot tub cover? There’s no denying it, a hot tub cover is an essential accessory that every hot tub owner should have. They’re designed to help keep your hot tub clean and safe from weathering and pollution. These contaminants are mainly from external debris and other elements. But covers are useful for so much more than that. They’re designed and constructed with premium insulation materials that can help lower the costs associated with your energy usage.
If you think your hot tub cover has seen better days and that it has lost some of its functionality, read on to find out if you need a new hot tub cover.
1. OLD, DINGY AND DETERIORATED QUALITY
If your hot tub cover simply looks really old and dingy, chances are, it might have acquired some damage. Rips and holes should be easy to identify, and while you can patch them up, the sheer functionality of the cover will be forever compromised. Particularly where insulation is concerned.
Over prolonged use, some cover material can stretch and lose its density, allowing pollutants and even fine dust and debris to pass through. Older hot tub covers tend to become heavier as well. As mentioned earlier, the material cans stretch out and lose its density over time, letting things through.
What doesn’t end up in your tub will remain stuck in the cover, which is why it’s so much heavier. This is most often due to a build-up of moisture and debris.
2. PUNGENT ODOR
If your hot tub cover remains smelly even after being rinsed or cleaned, it might be a sign that it has developed a mold infestation. Especially if moisture has had a chance to build-up inside the materials of the cover. This creates the perfect environment for bacteria and mold to grow and thrive.
If you suspect that your hot tub might be moldy, we highly recommend disposing of it as soon as possible and replace it with a new one. Mold and algae can spread to your hot tub, causing a wide variety of issues. In addition to that, some types of mold can be extremely dangerous for people, causing illness, allergies or infections.
3. MAINTAINING YOUR HOT TUB COVER
When you’re about to purchase a new cover, it’s essential that you ensure it’s the right fit for your specific hot tub model. You wouldn’t want to end up with something that is too small for obvious reasons. Simply speak with one of the experts at AJ Spa & Hot Tubs about finding the right cover for your hot tub.
To keep your hot tub cover in good shape for many years to come, make sure you rinse and clean it quite regularly. There is a wide selection of cleaning products that can be used to clean your hot tub cover and preserve the quality for as long as possible, while preventing the build-up of mold and bacteria.