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The Pool People specialize in family fun for everyone! We’ve been providing Central and Northern Wisconsin with a high-quality selection of swimming pools, spas, and pool tables for over 37 years.

We Are The Premiere Pool and Spa Dealer for Wisconsin & beyond!

Can I Move a Hot Tub or Swim Spa Cover by Myself?

If you need to move a hot tub or swim spa cover on your own, it can be stressful when your cover seems too heavy. Any hot tub or swim spa owner knows that the cover used with these wonderful additions to your home can be bulky. They have to be large enough to cover the entirety of your spa. A typical cover can weigh anywhere from 50 to 75 pounds. If you can normally lift that amount, you should be able to move a hot tub or swim spa cover by yourself. If you find that you cannot, it may be time to look into something to help maximize your backyard enjoyment. 

Hot Tub or Swim Spa Cover is Too Heavy

If you are finding your cover takes at least two strong people to maneuver, it is more than likely time to replace your cover. Over time, covers can crack and deteriorate. This will allow the foam inside of the traditional cover to begin absorbing excess moisture from both your spa and outside humidity, weighing it down with the extra water weight. When this happens, your cover is no longer protecting your spa. Your heating bills can become astronomical, or your spa could even be damaged. Take time to examine your cover and evaluate these causes. The extra weight can sneak up on owners as it happens slowly over time. You should be able to move a hot tub or swim spa cover on your own.

I Can’t or Don’t Want to Lift that Amount of Weight

Another issue you may run into is just not being physically able or willing to lift 50 to 75 pounds on your own. For some people, this is just too much. There is no shame in that. Swim spas and hot tubs are often used for therapy purposes, and the cover should never stand in the way of reaping those benefits. It is an issue that is easily overcome with the purchase of a cover lifter lift system for your spa or hot tub. And even if you can lift the cover, a cover lifter will help your cover glide on and off your spa, keeping your cover protected and off the ground. 

Other Options Than to Move a Hot Tub or Swim Spa Cover on Your Own

If you find that using brute strength to move a hot tub or swim spa cover around isn’t for you, there are so many ways to keep you from that. We offer options to help you move a hot tub or swim spa cover. Using these specialty items will make moving your cover a breeze. If you want something more accessible financially, but helpful for when your teens want to get in, the bar lift system might be best for you. If you want to go all out on the most convenient option, you can purchase a luxurious Covana automatic system. With the turn of a key, you not only have the cover removed, but a wonderful, private gazebo to keep the weather off of you for year-round use.

With all of the amazing options available to consumers, you should never have to worry about moving a hot tub or swim spa cover on your own. Be sure to check regularly that your current cover is in good condition. If it is time for a new one, Juniper is happy to help you in making the best decision for your family and the longevity of your hot tub or swim spa. We offer all of the options above. Come discover the best option for your hot tub or swim spa at Juniper in Appleton. We are here to serve you!


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