It is important to have a durable, high quality hot tub cover. Many experts argue this is the most important investment you can make for your hot tub. Here are five reasons we recommend you have one:
- Chemical Costs
- Energy Savings
- Element Damage
A hot tub cover will provide an overall cleanliness factor to your hot tub experience. Without a tight fitting secure cover, all manner of dirt, bugs, and other debris can find their way in to your hot tub. Keeping a clean environment by preventing these items from entering your hot tub in the first place will also help save money on hot tub filters as they will not have all the added work to do.
Along the same lines with cleanliness, investing in a hot tub cover will help reduce your chemical costs significantly over the life of your hot tub. You will find water that is always exposed to the elements is often difficult to balance as many outside factors can affect the delicate balance of pH and alkalinity. Keeping your water less exposed should help keep it balanced, requiring less chemical use.
You might remember that your parents used to get agitated when you would leave the door wide open to your house allowing the heat to escape, the same thing is true with your hot tub that if the heat escapes it is wasted. Insulated hot tub covers will trap the heat into the hot tub, saving significantly on energy costs as not so much energy is expended to constantly reheat the water.
Wind, rain, and sun are all elements that can affect your hot tub. Having a hot tub cover will help protect from all of them. Wind and rain can add debris to your hot tub and throw off water chemistry balance. Sun damage can be less obvious but overtime will induce fading of your acrylic shell that will become noticeable. A hot tub cover is necessary to protect your hot tub from the elements.
Having a well fitted, secured hot tub cover will add safety. Should children ever be near your hot tub the protection provided by a hot tub cover is a must!
A hot tub cover is an important investment to make as a hot tub owner it will save you bundles on the lifetime costs of owning a hot tub by reducing energy, filter, and chemical costs. It will protect your hot tub from the elements and offer added piece of mind by providing safety to the little ones who are around it.