Why is a Hot Tub Cover Important?

More than just a stylish top for your spa, a hot tub cover is arguably one of the most important parts of your unit. Not only does it protect your water from debris and contamination, it helps prevent damage to your shell and saves you energy! Just like you wouldn’t carry your homemade chili to the party in a pot without a lid, you shouldn’t skip out on a high-quality hot tub cover either. 

The Benefits of a High-Quality Hot Tub Cover

Not only will a spa cover that’s in excellent condition protect your water’s crystal-clear quality, it will also save on the cost of running your unit. When a cover fits a spa improperly, it allows cool air in and hot air out. This means your hot tub is working double time to keep up with energy loss, and in turn can increase your power bill. And, when your heater and pump is constantly trying to compensate for copious amounts of heat loss, it puts a strain on your spa’s parts, leading to a greater chance of wear and tear. 

How to Inspect Your Cover

The next time you perform your regularly scheduled spa maintenance, simply give your cover a scrubbing. Any signs of damage should be visible, but it doesn’t hurt to feel around the edges. Make sure that it fits securely onto your unit and it’s not too loose. Keep leaves and branches from sitting on top to keep your cover in tip-top condition.

When to Replace 

If you notice any holes, tears, or cracking in the material, it’s time for an upgrade. Sometimes a patch kit can extend the life if there’s a small hole, but brittle vinyl or cracking means it’s beyond repair. We can get you the right replacement cover to meet your needs.

Are you looking to bring home your dream spa? Contact Texas Hot Tub Company today! We’ve got a spectacular selection of hot tubs, swim spas, and saunas to make each and every day at your home a little better than the day before.  


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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