5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Hot Tub Cover

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Hot Tub Cover

One of the most valuable accessories for hot tub owners is a quality hot tub cover. A hot tub cover has many effective and worthwhile advantages. It protects your hot tub from being exposed to and damaged by outdoor elements, it keeps little ones safe with child lock features and it saves your money by insulating and locking in heat. Keeping your hot tub in tip-top shape is crucial to effective use and should be replaced if needed. Typically, a hot tub cover has a lifespan of around five to seven years. Here are five signs it’s time to replace your hot tub cover.

Cracks or Tears in Your Hot Tub Cover

Whether through extensive use, an accidental fall, or a puncture of some sort, materials on your hot tub cover can crack or tear. While small instances can be touched up by a patch or duct tape, too many tears or too much damage may require a new cover altogether. Using a hot tub cover lifter to remove your hot tub can help prevent a crack from occurring during removal. 

Your Hot Tub Cover is Especially Heavy Due to Water Buildup

If your hot tub cover is especially heavy, it has become waterlogged. The foam interior has absorbed water and become quite heavy. This can occur due to a crack in the cover, an issue with water chemistry, or other reasons. When your cover becomes waterlogged, it is impossible to reverse the damage and your cover is ineffective at insulating your hot tub. 

There’s a Bad Smell Coming from Your Hot Tub Cover

A smelly hot tub cover is no fun to sit near when trying to enjoy your hot tub. This odor can occur for multiple reasons, and one is that water has puddled on the interior of the cover. This can occur when there is a crack in the cover, when the cover is made of pool-quality materials, and when the cover is not regularly cleaned. Additionally, chemical imbalances in the water can lead to a foul smell. At Texas Hot Tub Company, we offer high-quality water treatment and material cleaning products that can remove and prevent odors. Should chemical balancing and cleaning fail to improve the smell, it may be time to start looking for a replacement.

Broken Hinges or Locks on your Hot Tub Cover

As you repeatedly open and close your hot tub cover over the years, the hinges and locks can loosen, fall off, or eventually break.  While you may be able to make a simple part replacement or fix, it could very well be the case that there is a larger problem caused by age and heavy usage. Be sure to contact our experts to determine if a full replacement may be needed. Keeping your hot tub properly locked is important for safety and peace of mind.

Your Hot Cover is Sagging in the Middle

When a hot tub cover is sagging in the middle, it is an indication that there is irreversible structural damage. Often this damage occurs from excess weight on top of your hot tub. To try and prevent this, never step or stand on your cover, never set something heavy down on it, and try to remove heavy snow or rain quickly. 

With proper care and attention, you can extend the life of your hot tub cover. Allow us at the Texas Hot Tub Company to assist you with the products and know-how you need to extend your cover’s use. When your cover is ready to be replaced, we’d love to help you find the best replacement cover for your particular hot tub. Contact Texas Hot Tub Company to learn more about hot tub cover care and order a replacement cover. 


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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