Relaxing in a spa or hot tub after a long day is one of life’s ultimate luxuries. But, what do you do with your spa or hot tub when you’re not enjoying a toasty soak? Do you keep it covered? If not, here’s why you should.
- Spa covers and hot tub covers prevent evaporation, saving you money on water and chemicals.
- Spa covers also insulate the water and keep the heat in. Keeping the water warm when the hot tub is not in use makes it faster and less expensive to heat the water before you use it again next time.
- Spa covers keep debris and dirt out of your hot tub. Cleaning your spa takes less time and effort if there is less to clean up.
Walk-on spa covers are recommended for households where children and curious pets live. Standard spa covers, while they look perfectly sturdy, may not be able to support the weight of a child if he or she thinks the top of the hot tub would be a fun platform for playtime. Children and pets can become injured or may drown if the spa cover collapses into the water below. Walk-on spa covers can support not only the weight of a child, but the weight of an entire family. They come equipped with a locking mechanism, too, so the cover cannot be lifted or moved from the spa.
Even if you don’t have kids or pets, a walk-on spa cover is a good choice if you live in a snowy area. Accumulated snow is quite heavy, and if not cleared off of standard spa covers regularly, those covers can become damaged. Walk-on spa covers can easily handle the weight of many feet of accumulated snow.
Whether you choose a standard spa cover or a walk-on spa cover depends entirely on your situation, but covering your spa or hot tub is an essential step in properly maintaining it.