Hard vs. Soft Hot Tub Covers and Tops

Soft Hot Tub Covers

Benefits include:

  • Cheaper costs
  • Lightweight

A good soft hot tub cover offers the same protection as a hard fiberglass one, at a fraction of the cost. Quality covers ought to be double stitched with industrial quality seams, and include options like fiberglass panels and heat-sealed insulation foam for the inside. It’s important that hot tub tops can breathe to allow for steam to escape without soaking the foam. The least expensive and worst covers offer no insulated foam core. These are called tonneau covers and they do little more than cover the tub; there’s very little insulation offered. Our hot tub covers come in various thicknesses, and have many options including a reinforced panel that can support your weight.

Hot tub covers

Hard and Soft Covers

Custom-made soft hot tub covers can be customized to the precise specs of your hot tub, including the overall size and shape of the corners. Also, they typically offer the usual add-ons that other covers feature. These might incorporate extra thick foam cores, additional stitching, color options, and heat shields.

Hard Hot Tub Covers

Benefits include:
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  • Very sturdy
  • Long-lasting

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For safety, dependability, and basic effectiveness, hard tops make for a good choice. However, they are usually much more expensive because they’re made of more expensive materials. Made of either aluminum or molded plastic or fiberglass, hard covers are insulated and prevent anything from falling in. In heavy snow areas, exposed hot tubs benefit from hard tops if snow tends to build up on them. Soft covers risk becoming heavy with water over time, a hard cover will take much longer to succumb. Thus, they will last much longer than soft covers, even though they can be more expensive.

Removing a hard cover can be a bit more challenging than a soft one. Sometimes they have hinges and folds, and sometimes they do not. Regardless, they always have to be lifted off the hot tub, often requiring two people.

When looking for a custom spa cover, consider the price, safety, and efficiency. A cover should always be used at the minimum to keep leaves and other debris out. Thicker, insulated covers keep heat in, which can save you some money on electricity. If safety is your primary concern, a hard cover is the best choice, while a soft cover is preferable when it comes to convenience.

At Hot Tub Cover Depot, our covers are free from defects and offer the utmost in manufacturing perfection. They are built to last and can be customized to fit any shape, size, or special needs your hot tub might require.

Basic 4″ – 2″

$293.99

Features:

  • 4″-2″ tapered
  • 5 year warranty
  • Free shipping
  • Customizable options

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Better 5″ – 3″

$319.88

Features:

  • 5″-3″ slope
  • 5 year warranty
  • Free shipping
  • Customizable options

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Ultra 6″ – 4″

$326.88

Features:

  • 6″-4″ slope
  • 5 year warranty
  • Free shipping
  • Customizable options

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