How To Properly Clean Hot Tub Covers

by Pool Builders on 12-06-2011 in Articles

Spa professionals know that a hot tub cover is more than an accessory -- it is a necessary component. They offer whole hot tub protection -- to both the water and the structure. In addition to keeping debris from the spa, a cover insulates and shields it against the elements. Weather itself can wreak havoc on the water and structure. The money you spend on a cover will be an investment in the long-term viability of it.

Swimming pool builders know that to protect your investment -- in both the tub and the cover -- it must be cleaned regularly, It's recommended that it gets a twice a month thorough cleaning.

The job of cleaning a cover can be as simple - or as complicated as you want to make it. The cover should be washed, top and bottom with soap specifically made for the job. Service providers advise that the chemicals you use to clean the cover have the potential to drip into the water so you need to be careful that you don't upset the balance of water. The underside of your cover is where the chemicals will build up because of the constant bubbling of the jets. The chemicals you use to keep the water clean and balanced are the same chemicals that can damage the cover itself.

Pool contractors explain that if the water chemicals are kept properly balanced, the spa owner is able to prevent damage from occurring to the cover. It is the unbalanced chemicals that can harm the cover more quickly than the exposure to the elements. Pay special attention to the hot tub cover zipper as chemical build up can rust it and make it almost impossible to open. Work with your builder to find a cleaner for the cover that contains no harsh chemicals and one that is specifically made for hot tub cover cleaning. Avoid cleaners that contain silicone or silicone based products because this can harm the protective coating on the hot tub cover. There are many types of covers to choose from -- soft, hard, leather and they also come in many colors and designs so it is not only a necessary component, but a fashion statement.

Hot tub and swimming pool covers, builders know, are items that prolong the life of your hot tub or swimming pool and are an investment you will want to make. Keeping both the water and the structure protected from the elements is a great way to keep the hot tub viable for decades.

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