Do you know what to look for when it comes time to replace your hot tub cover? Not many people do. Unless the damage is obvious, like a tear in the vinyl, worn-down covers can be hard to detect if you don’t know what to look for. Here are some signs that your hot tub cover needs replacing:
If your cover is becoming difficult to lift, even with a cover lifter, it may be time to replace it. The small air pockets inside the foam cover can fill with moisture from the steam of your hot tub and become water logged. This can lead to other problems and ultimately prevent your cover from doing its job.
This moisture inside your hot tub cover can eventually result in mold. If you see mold anywhere on your cover, it’s time for a new one.
Exposure to the sun and other elements can cause damage to the vinyl of your cover. Over time, the vinyl can become dry or cracked. This is often easily fixed by replacing the vinyl or inner plastic cover. But if it’s left unattended to, it can cause moisture to build up in the cover and mold to form. If you see vinyl damage, inspect your cover to make sure it hasn’t reached this level.
While it may not be the first thing on your mind when it comes to your hot tub, make sure to periodically inspect your cover for these signs and other damage. Of course, when the time comes to purchase a new cover, you know where to find us!