How to Choose the Right Hot Tub Cover

Some products provide critical functions that are just not glamorous. Spa covers are an example of that. They conserve heat, thus saving energy and operating costs. Cleanliness and safety are also important reasons for keeping a hot tub covered when not in use.

At first glance, many people think all spa covers are alike. It’s easy to fall into that assumption because most covers are made from a type of vinyl, are often the same rust color, have straps and handles and are filled with foam encased in plastic. Yet there can be critical differences between the performance of spa covers. Spa covers are handcrafted, and each vinyl covering is individually sewn. The craftsmanship is critical to the life of your cover and what lends added beauty to your spa when it’s not in use.

Nature can be brutal to a spa cover – since most spas are subjected to the outside elements, it’s important that your spa cover is built to withstand everything that nature offers. A well built cover, such as one designed specifically for your spa by Hot Spring, will last longer and cost less over time than a generic cover you may be tempted to purchase over the internet.

So, what constitutes a well built spa cover? Let’s look at the main components,
and then what holds it all together, as well as warranty and dealer support.

FOAM CORES are the heart of the cover.


Nature delivers some tough challenges to the vinyl – from exposure to sun, rain, snow, ice, dirt, chemicals and more.

Hinge Heat Seal for energy efficiency.

When it comes to preserving energy efficiency of your spa, the hinge heat seal is one of the most critical points of a spa cover.

Fit and Finish

You want a cover that is built to last and will provide extra strength and long-term durability. Reinforcing the cover from inside out is critical to that assurance.

Safety and Layers of Protection

While no single device can keep children safe, there are several layers of protection you can employ when you own a spa.

Cover Lifter Support

After Sale Protection and Support

A better cover will give you 3-5 years of life, and sometimes more, depending on the environment in which it is placed and how it is cared for.

The three keys to your making a successful cover purchase are:

That’s where Great Atlantic comes in. We are knowledgeable about your spa and the cover, and will send a technician to your home to

With Great Atlantic, you’ll know exactly what spa cover you are getting and you can be assured that we will take care of you after the sale.

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