Why do I need a hot tub or swim spa cover?
Your swim spa or hot tub cover prime use is to insulate against heat loss from the heat rising from the water and also to prevent evaporation when the hot tub is not in use. The cover is also an effective barrier from outdoor debris such as leaves being blown into the hot tub. In addition, the hot tub cover also provides an important safety precaution from young children from falling into the hot tub.
A hot tub cover is an essential part of your hot tub and an inefficient cover means that is it will increase your hot tub running costs. Waterlogged covers are also extremely heavy and can damage your cover lifter and are difficult to open. We can supply a replacement high-quality hot tub cover custom made to your requirements.
How do I know if my hot tub cover needs replacing?
Usually, the most obvious sign that a cover needs replacing is when it becomes heavy to lift and indicates the insulation has become waterlogged and is no longer effective. Other signs that your spa cover needs replacing are:-
- Heavy to lift – this has been caused by water ingression into the insulation and soaking it up like a sponge.
- Damaged insulation – perhaps caused by someone standing on it or water collecting on the top.
- Underside of the cover has become roughened or blistered from chemical damage – this will soon allow water to enter the insulation of the cover.
Can I have my hot tub cover repaired?
No, usually it is not possible to repair a cover. If the vinyl is perished by UV damage then it will need to be replaced and if torn or damaged then you would require an industrial sewing machine to make the repair. In many cases, it is the insulation that needs replacing because the cores become waterlogged.
Why choose our replacement hot tub covers?
We can supply all shapes and sizes of cover including square, rectangular, round and even hexagon shaped! They can be customised to your exact specification and in many cases are better that the covers originally supplied with the hot tub. These spa covers are designed and manufactured using CAD/CAM technology – where computer designed covers are manufactured using computer controlled machines – ensuring absolute accuracy. Some hot tub covers are marked out by hand using steel rulers and marker pens from hand-made drawings, then cut by hand making an ‘estimated’ allowance for stitching – a bit ‘hit-and-miss’ by any standards!
- 2 year No Hassle warranty
- Fast delivery
- Highest quality covers, built using the very best materials
- Highest energy rating
- Tough and strong – Built to last
- Exact fit guarantee
- 14 different colour options at no extra cost
- Highly accurate computer aided design and manufacture
A ‘C’ channel provides strong support across the centre of the hot tub cover. This non-corrosive steel channel strengthens the centre of the Igloo covers giving extra support in areas that experience extreme weather.
Marine Grade Vinyl
Our vinyl is treated with mildew and UV inhibitors for overall longevity and year round beauty. We have not gone to the less expensive materials without plasticisers.
Our material still has the flexibility to stretch with the core rather than failing at points of stress where the less expensive vinyl cannot compete. Our vinyl has a negative 20 degrees cold crack rating and is tested to 1500UV hours.
Our insulating gasket seals heat loss where the two halves fold together. When the cover is shut, the two halves seal automatically which is critical to long-term energy savings. Payback on energy savings is typically less than 12 months, according to independent testing.
Our five layers of internal reinforcement add strength where it’s needed most. Our hot tub cover handles are made to be extremely strong. They are fully integrated into the spa cover with additional stitching and internal reinforcement making them one of the strongest available on the market.
Locking Safety Strap
Sturdier than the standard hardware, side release fasteners hold up better in extremely cold climates but, the best thing about this feature is its ease of use. It also locks for safety and includes two keys and screws to mount the hardware.
Our spa cover skirts are double stitched into the cover for strength and gusseted to provide the best protection, keeping heat in and dirt out. While the sun beats down on your hot tub cover, extreme heat builds up between the skirt and the outer lip of the spa, and this heat can damage the outer lip of the spa. Our skirt enables this heat to escape, preventing heat damage from occurring while preventing any dirt from entering the hot tub.
The zipper pull is neatly tucked away in its own pocket. This not only protects the zipper, but it is also much more attractive than an exposed zipper and contributes to the finished appearance. We use a true YKK7 heavy duty nylon zipper that is corrosion resistant.
Our Sturdy hinge offers four layers of vinyl, adding extra durability and strength to this high-stress area. Our hinge was put to test when an Igloo Cover was hooked up to an automatic arm, which lifted the cover on and off more than 6000 times with no discernible wear to the hinge.
How much is a new hot tub cover?
|Cover||Insulation||RRP inc VAT|
|Storm||10 cm to 5 cm||£395.00|
|Blizzard||12.5 cm to 7.5 cm||£455.00|
|Avalanche||15 cm to 10 cm||£550.00|
All cover include free nationwide shipping worth £35.00
Hot tub cover options
|Extras & Options||RRP inc VAT|
|Continuous Heat Seal||£26.00|
How do I order a replacement cover for my hot tub or swim spa?
Colour samples can be seen here
How do I care for my new hot tub cover?
- Fit a cover lift – the use of a cover lifter will mean that your cover is far less likely to pick up damage from being removed and replaced on your hot tub, it also make it so much easier to remove the cover.
- Regularly apply a vinyl protector. By using a vinyl protectant it will protect the cover from water damage, ozone, harmful UV rays which can break down the cover
- Watch your hot tub chemicals, certain chemical can cause harmful gasses to collect between the water and the cover damaging the underside of the cover, also when using oxidizers make sure you remove the cover for at least 15 minutes to allow any gasses to vent off.