The hail storm in North Texas today presents a lot of problems for homeowners and car owners. Hail in this part of Texas is a way of life with even a major storm headlining the local news for only a day or so. Today’s storm passed through here a few hours ago and we are getting lots of phone calls to order replacement hot tub covers. If the hailstones are larger than quarter sized your hot tub cover, like your house roof or car, will sustain visible damage. Sometimes the damage is not immediately noticeable and only appears months later once the sun has heated up the material. Rule of thumb, if the insurance company comes out to inspect your roof, the chances of your hot tub cover surviving that same storm are slim. After a hailstorm, run your hand over the hot tub cover and if you feel dents in the foam core, even if the vinyl does not appear damaged, then your cover has sustained irreversible damage. Even smaller hailstones will damage your cover if you aren’t performing routine maintenance on it. Using a non-alcohol based cleaner/conditioner will keep the vinyl soft and less susceptible to damage. Dry, brittle vinyl cracks easily on impact from foreign objects. Once the vinyl is cracked, moisture penetrates the foam core and gets heavy causing strain on the seams and hinge.
Here’s the point, quality hot tub covers are made to last and rarely does a storm damage your hot tub cover and nothing else on your home, patio or driveway. Take a few minutes every 4-5 months and show your hot tub cover some love! Clean and condition it yourself or call our customer care team to take care of it for you. We also offer Durable Hard Covers like Smartop and Covana that are more resistant to even large hail.