Buying a hot tub cover
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There are a few important things to make sure your new spa cover includes. You don't want to be stuck in a cold hot tub do ya?

There are a few important things to make sure your new spa cover includes. You don't want to be stuck in a cold hot tub do ya?

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  • 1. Things to consider when buying a hot tub cover
  • 2. You should keep two things in mind when looking for a new hot tub cover: the location and your environment. If you use your spa during all seasons, you ought to choose a cover that will substantially lessen your heating bills, especially if you reside in a place with harsh winter months. Consider the levels of sun, cold, rain, wet snow and snowfall your hot tub cover will receive. Each of these factors ought to have an effect on what sort of hot tub cover you get, and precisely what choices you should pick when buying one to make sure you receive the best cover possible.
  • 3. Probably the most significant misconception is that the foam core denseness is an essential piece of the cover for keeping your heating bills low. In fact, this isn't completely true. It is a far more important factor to add to the thickness of the foam core in the hot tub cover. This is due to the way the insulation value, also referred to as the "R-value" is calculated. This value can be found if you take the insulating value of the foam and multiplying it by the cover's thickness. The R-value per dollar is greater for a thicker cover than a cover with more dense foam.
  • 4. If you are indeed replacing your hot tub cover because your current cover is water logged and weighs a ton, be sure the cover you select has the best water logging protection available. In the industry, the water logging protection element of the cover is termed the vapor barrier. It's known as the vapor barrier because heavy steam from the hot water is what will ultimately pass through the cover, rendering it heavy. It is not, as often thought, to keep the rain and snow out of your cover.
  • 5. Think of the tub as a pot of boiling and the cover as the lid over it. Condensation that shows up on the lid is exactly what the vapor seal keeps out from the cover. It is also why all barriers may ultimately fail. Hot tubs and spas are filled with chemicals which will in due course degrade any cover's material. Many factors contribute to this rot including the use of an ozonater.
  • 6. Most hot tub cover manufacturers battle this by taking the simple step of making their vapor barriers larger. Their thought is that a thicker cover will tolerate more corrosion and be preserved longer. This is partly true. One producer however is making vapor barriers out of completely new substance. Unless you know which vapor barrier is used, you can't effectively compare the vapor barrier by thickness alone from manufacturer to manufacturer. Make sure you ask if the vapor barrier was designed to fight the common chemical decay.
     
    These are just a few of the most important considerations when looking for a new hot tub cover. We offer the best quality <a href=http://www.hottubcoverdepot.com>hot tub covers</a>, using the latest materials and options to make sure your new purchase lasts a long time.