In Search of the Perfect Swim Spa Cover and Hot Tub Cover
Why would you buy a different kind of hot tub cover than the one your spa came with?
Because Every traditional foam-filled hot tub cover is going to end up the same as the one you need to replace right now!
No matter how big the taper, no matter what the foam is wrapped in, no matter how it is reinforced, Every Foam Hot Tub Cover WILL end up saturated, heavy or broken.
That is exactly the reason that we developed the SpaCap hot tub cover.
The SpaCap was developed by a single woman that needed to be able to get into her hot tub by herself for therapy after a severe back injury.
The More Perfect Hot Tub Cover
In 1976, we developed and patented the next generation of hot tub covers. The new spa cover design was easy enough for a woman to get off and on by herself. The bottom of the cover rests on the water, so the weight of rain, snow, or hail won’t crush it. Since the water was what we want to keep warm, having the cover right on it is a big improvement. At the time, we would have been happy with an insulation value comparable to a traditional foam hot tub cover, so we began testing the new spa cover with that in mind. What we found was better than we expected. It insulated better than any other hot tub covers, no matter how thick.
Because our hot tub covers are designed to lay right on the water, it also virtually eliminates cooling due to evaporation and condensation, which is always present with typical rigid foam hot tub covers. This also reduced the amount of chemicals needed to keep the spa water clear. Typically steam from the warm spa water hits the bottom of a rigid foam spa cover which is colder. The steam cools, condenses back into the water, and drops back into the spa. The cooler condensed water cools down the spa water, which makes the hot tub work harder, which translates to more energy used to keep warm. Another benefit is that the insulation value of the air chambers is similar to storm windows, and the overall effect resulted in greater energy efficiency than foam spa covers.
Without foam to get heavy or break, we found that our covers were typically lasting much longer than traditional hot tub covers. Most hot tub dealers expect that you will need to replace your cover every two years. Our hot tub covers were lasting an average of ten years, still insulating, still lightweight. If hot tub owners were really good at maintaining their chemicals, the cover would last fifteen to twenty years.
Armed with this information we tried to market the new spa cover through spa dealers, but they were reluctant to sell a product that doesn’t wear out when they could continue making money on other, cheaper, inferior hot tub covers that wear out and need replacing?
The Internet has made it possible to take our new Hot Tub Covers, direct to consumers all over the world. You can shop online, buy direct from the factory, and, best of all, get exactly what you have been looking for custom made for your spa.
If you bought your spa for therapeutic reasons, you owe it to yourself to get a hot tub cover that won’t injure you. Contact us today and stop the hassle!
Before you go out and buy another traditional foam filled cover that you know is just going to end up like the one you need to replace now, Give us a call and let us build you a SpaCap Hot Tub Cover that will last longer, stay lightweight and easy to use for years to come.