Once the time comes for replacing your hot tub cover, among the many key factors to consider is your usage of your hot tub, your climate and also the site of your hot tub. If you are using your spa all year, you need to look for a cover that will considerably lessen your heating bills, particularly if reside in an area with harsh winter months. Think about the levels of sun, cold, rain, wet snow and snow your hot tub cover will receive. All these aspects ought to influence what sort of hot tub cover you get, and precisely what choices you should decide on when buying one to ensure you get the best cover possible.
It’s commonly misinterpreted that the thickness of the covers foam cores is the most crucial aspect for keeping your heating bill low. In fact, this is simply not entirely true. For effective insulation, you ought to try to find the thickest possible foam cover. This is because of the way the insulation value, also known as the “R-value” is calculated. This value can be found if you take the insulating value of the foam and multiplying it by the cover’s thickness. The R-value per dollar is greater for a thicker cover than a cover with more dense foam.
If you are indeed replacing your hot tub cover because your current cover is water logged and weighs a ton, be sure the cover you select has the best water logging protection available. The hot tub cover market refers to the protection element that keeps water from seeping into the cover the vapor barrier. It’s referred to as the vapor barrier since heavy steam from the warm water is what will ultimately pass through the cover, making it heavy. Even though some people think it’s designed to keep rain and snow out of the cover, this is not true.
Imagine the tub as a pot of boiling and the cover as the lid over it. The condensation about the lid is what the vapor seal shields against. Nonetheless, it’s also the reason most covers will fail. The harmful chemicals used in the tub to keep the water clear and clean will rot away ANY material gradually. Many factors give rise to this rot including the utilization of an ozonater.
Many manufacturers of hot tub covers make their vapor barrier thicker. The idea is the thicker the material, the more time it will require to decay through it. This is only one half of the tale. One manufacturer however is making vapor barriers out of totally new material. If you don’t know which vapor barrier is used, you can’t effectively assess the vapor barrier by thickness alone from manufacturer to manufacturer. One question to ask is to confirm the barrier was created and made specifically to slow down the decay from your chemicals in the hot tub.
These are just a few of the most important considerations when looking for a new hot tub cover. We offer the best quality covers, using the latest materials and options to make sure your new purchase lasts a long time.