Hot tub covers and lifters
You’ve got your sparkly new hot tub, so what next? You might want to look at a hot tub cover with a lifter. A hot tub cover is great for keeping debris, such as leaves, out of your hot tub while you’re not using it, while a cover lifter will make it easy to open up the hot tub when you want to use it. Read on to find out more about hot tub covers and lifters or shop our range of hot tub covers and lifters here.
What does a hot tub cover do?
Hot tub covers are really important for when you’re not using your hot tub. They keep debris, such as leaves from entering and muddying the water. And hot tub covers can also be used for safety purposes, such as preventing children or even small animals from falling in.
Hot tub covers can also help trap heat, which can save you money on heating hot tubs in the long run.
What are the different types of hot tub covers?
There are three main types of hot tub cover, each coming with different features and benefits.
A soft hot tub cover is made from vinyl fabric which is stretched over the hot tub, a bit like a fitted bedsheet. Soft covers are lightweight and more affordable, but aren’t as durable or trap heat as well as some other covers.
Hard hot tub covers have a vinyl and foam core and made specifically to the dimensions of the hot tub. The big benefits of this is durability and the cover’s ability to trap heat effectively. However, they can be a touch on the heavy side and usually require two people to lift it when they need removing for use.
Lightweight aluminium hot tub covers are made of styrofoam and aluminum. They’re long lasting and feature minimal water absorption, but they don’t trap heat as effectively as other covers.
What are the different types of hot tub cover lifters?
Hot tub cover lifters are designed to make light-work of lifting a hot tub cover, which can be heavy and cumbersome. Here are the different types of hot tub cover lifters:
Hydraulic cover lifter
The beauty of a hydraulic hot tub cover lifter? You barely have to do a thing. They come with a bigger price tag than a manual cover lifter, but for many it’s worth it. You simply have to provide light assistance to guide the cover on and off, which little effort or pressure required by the user.
Manual pivot cover lifter
You can mount a manual pivot cover lifter on the back, sides or bottom of your hot tub and make life a little easier when it comes to removing your hot tub cover. With a metal bar as assistance, you fold the cover in half in the middle, lift upwards then push it back. It requires more effort than a hydraulic cover lifter, but they also come at a more affordable price point.
Shelf cover lifter
If the weight of the cover isn’t an issue to you, then a shelf cover lifter can be a super-affordable option. Unlike a manual pivot or hydraulic lifter, it doesn’t take any of the weight of the cover. Instead, it’s there for you to place the cover while you’re in the hot tub.
Electric cover lifter
For ultimate ease, an electric cover lifter will take the strain out of removing your hot tub cover. Most come remote controlled, so at the click of a button, your hot tub cover will automatically lift and fold away. It’s as simple as that.
Hot tub covers and lifters FAQs
Do I need a hot tub cover lifter?
A hot tub cover is an optional purchase for any hot tub owner, but they do come with some really important benefits. Not only will they keep debris out of your hot tub water while you’re not using it, but they can also prevent small animals or children from falling into the hot tub.
What hot tub cover dimensions do you offer?
We offer the following hot tub cover dimensions:
- 205 x 205cm hot tub covers
- 221 x 221cm hot tub covers
- 210 x 200cm hot tub covers
- 213 x 213cm hot tub covers
- 234 x 234cm hot tub covers
Do you heat a hot tub with a cover on?
Yes you can. In fact, leaving the cover on will help trap heat as your hot tub warms up, so it’ll warm up quicker.
How long do hot tub covers last?
This can depend on the type of hot tub cover you purchase, but generally speaking a hot tub cover will last between 3-5 years according to most manufacturer warranties.
What’s the best solution for a heavy hot tub cover?
If your hot tub cover is too heavy for you, we strongly recommend getting a hot tub cover lifter that takes the majority of the strain and provides most assistance, so that will be either a hydraulic or electric lifter.