Typical cover lifter in open and closed positions

Why should I get a hot tub cover lifter?

Hello Pros, I have had many hot tubs, and many more hot tub covers through the years. I have never had a cover lifter or removal system before. What are the main advantages and how ...
UL Manual Safety Cover label example

Hot tub covers and safety – the tie down straps

Tammy from Boston writes, I see the standard configuration for all the hot tub covers I am shopping has tie down straps placed one on each side. To me, this does not seem like the optimal ...

TCO – Total Cost of Ownership for hot tub owners

David from Pittsburgh writes, Hi Pros, Just a quick question. I have found a hot tub on Craigslist very near my home. I would like to be sure I have my mind around the costs of operating ...
Hot tub care tips

6 Simple Hot Tub Care Tips

Hello Fellow Tubbers! Today we want to share some simple tips and ideas for caring for your hot tub and spa. You may already be doing some of these, but we wanted to put a list all ...
Swim spa with a cover

Can I use a spa cover for my swim spa?

Rhonda from Knoxville Tennessee asks: I have a swim spa that is fourteen feet long and about eight feet wide. I really want to use it year round, but am afraid of my heating bill in ...
Spa cover foam core insertion/removal

Removing the foam inserts from a hot tub cover

Sallie from Denver Colorado writes: Hi Pros! My grand kids climbed on and cracked the foam in my spa cover. Can the foam be replaced without having to buy another complete cover? If ...
Melted spa cover

I read that hot tub covers can melt. Can this be?

I read online a story about a hot tub cover being melted. I can not for the life of me understand how this could be. Can you explain? Justin – Bloomington – Normal Illinois Hi ...
A 4-2 tapering cover on top of a 6-4 tapering cover for comparison

Tapered hot tub covers versus flat hot tub covers

I am shopping for a replacement hot tub cover. I see now covers are made in both tapered and in flat versions. Other than the lost ability for rain water to run off the tapered cover, ...
A Walk On spa cover will support around 400 pounds

What makes the Walk On hot tub cover able to support 400 pounds?

Brittany from Nashville Tennessee asks,  I have read a lot about Walk On spa covers. I know most covers are not designed to hold much, if any, weight. What is the difference that allows ...
The end of the fold area showing how the heat is stopped by the pillow

Steam stopper pillows vs. long steam stopper?

Dean from Knoxville Tennessee writes, Can you explain what a steam stopper pillow is? It seems I can either order that or a continuous hinge seal which also sometimes is called a long ...
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