You just got a brand-new hot tub and now you’re wondering, “Do I have to use my hot tub cover all the time?” The answer is that when your hot tub is not in use, yes, it should be covered pretty much all the time. Here are a few reasons why and how you can make excellent use of your hot tub cover.
Keep Out the Cold
In Wisconsin, there is a distinct warm and cold season. During this cold season, keeping your hot tub cover on is crucial. The electricity that runs your spa heater keeps your hot tub water warm. If the cover is left off during the cold, the heat escapes, it takes more energy to heat your hot tub, and your spectacular spa can freeze up — damaging major components and costing both time and money in repairs. You don’t want money in heat loss or repairs wasted on the cold. When it’s cold outside and you’re not using your hot tub, leave the cover on.
Children and pets are naturally drawn to water. You should keep the cover on for safety. The last thing you want is someone (or something) accessing your spa without your knowledge. For this reason, we highly recommend getting a durable, lockable hot tub cover and making sure it stays on whenever your hot tub is not in use.
Keep it Clean
Keeping your water clean is an integral part of helping your hot tub last a long time. A quality hot tub cover can help with this. If you leave your hot tub cover off for long periods of time, you expose the water to things like sticks, leaves, and other debris. These things can make the water dirty and unbalanced. That forces you to use more cleaning chemicals in your hot tub water. To avoid this, keep your cover on if you are not using it or if you know that a storm bringing rain and wind is coming.
When to Leave Your Cover Off
There are certain times when leaving the cover off will happen, such as drain and fills during your quarterly cleaning or routine chemical balancing. However, you should be attentive to your hot tub during these times so that you know exactly what is happening in and around your spa.
Your Hot Tub Source
If you’ve got a hot tub, you need a durable, high-quality cover. This will protect the spa and water as well as trap the heat and save you money.
That’s why spa owners turn to us when looking for a hot tub that will stand the test of time. As Wisconsin’s premier pool and spa dealer, we are proud to bring you the best brands on the market today. And with incredible hot tubs in Schofield, Rhinelander, and Stevens Point, there’s a location near you! We’ve got a variety of covers options to choose from, as well as other accessories to help you enjoy your hot tub more than ever before. Contact us today or come and visit us at our stores.