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MightyCleanAuto   , 23

from Perth


Spa Cover and Hot Tub Cover Care Guide

Mighty Clean Auto Spa
Nothing is worse than spending big money on a luxury item like a spa or jacuzzi and then letting it deteriorate, specially when by following a few simple steps of maintenance, it might give pleasure for years.

The first step is to make sure your spa or hot spa cover fits properly. An ill-fitting cover makes it possible for dirt and debris to get into the spa which could cause problems with the water quality. This not merely starts to affect the integrity of the spa cover, but can also cause health problems. In addition, an ill-fitting spa cover, allowing heat to leave, is less efficient keeping in mind the water warm.

If looked after properly a spa or hot tub cover can last as much as 5 -10 years. Here are some tips on keeping your spa cover in tip-top condition.

Mighty Clean Auto Spa

Clean the top's Regularly. Using soap and water, clean the duvet gently and regularly to get rid of abrasive dirt and dust. Never work with a petroleum-based cleaner; it will void the warranty (e.g. Armor-All).

Protective Treatment. Even though cover has been addressed with ultra-violet inhibitors to prevent fading, conditions protective treatment will help prolong the life of an spa cover. We recommend 303 Aerospace Protectant.

Keep the Cover Clear. From a heavy rain or snow storm, sweep any standing water or snow from the hot tub cover. A buildup of snow or puddles water could bow the duvet.

Handles. When opening the coverage use only the handles. The handles can now be used only for rasing and lowering the cover. Do not carry the spa cover with them. Do not hang, lift, or yank the spa cover with the tie down straps or skirting.

Get yourself a cover lifter. If the cover is simply too awkward or heavy that you should lift/move and the cover drags on the ground you will damage the vinyl. The duvet lifter allows you to slide, lift or tilt the cover up and from the spa with ease. Some popular models are: The top's Caddy, The Cover Valet, Cover Genie, Conceal and Auto Spa Cover.

Drain Excess Moisture. Stand the hot tub cover on end occasionally to drain excess moisture from it. The foam core has been wrapped and heat-sealed in plastic film to retard absorption water but this will help to steer clear of the absorption of steam moisture.

No Heat Producing Objects. Objects including grills, lanterns, tiki torches, etc ought to be kept away from the spa cover. Excessive heat will damage the vinyl and foam inserts.

Eliminate the Whole Cover. While using the spa, do not leave 1 / 2 of the cover on the spa. The trapped steam works into the foam board. Using a cover lifter can help maintain the cover off the spa when in use.

Get a Floating Cover. Utilizing a floating solar or thermal cover using your spa cover may help prevent water absorption to the foam and also protect the cover from harmful chemical filled condensation that may eat away on the underside. It can also boost the overall insulation value of your cover.

Don't Over Chlorinate. An important part of the care of your spa cover is the chemistry with the water in your spa/hot tub. Because the water evaporates the harmful chemicals in the steam can impact the hot tub cover and accelerate the deterioration with the plastic, particularly on the underside. By ensuring that the balance of all necessary chemicals is true, you will extend lifespan of your cover exponentially. A good way to check on the chemical balance of your respective spa water is to take a sample to some hot tub or spa dealer and still have them analyze it in your case.

When monitoring the river yourself there are some things to know. If you use a floating canister with chlorine or bromine tabs inside it, place only a few tabs towards the end of it. If the canister is stuffed with tabs there is no way to help keep it from dispersing excessive sanitizer into your water. An excessive amount of sanitizer will cause an obvious change in color, texture and give an impression of the underside of your cover. This means the seams in the vinyl are being made weaker also. Another major problem it can cause is waterlogged foam board that may weigh over a hundred pounds!

In case your hot tub is equipped with an ozonator and it's also overproducing you will experience the same result.

Should your PH is neutral the water will not hurt anything. In the event the PH is too acidic or too alkaline it's very destructive and you will go through the same result.

Do not splash chemicals around the spa cover. Slowly move the cover completely from the water when adding chemicals to ensure that splashing cannot inadvertently achieve the cover.

Pool Toys. Usually do not leave pool toys lying in the hot tub cover on a sunny day. They act like a magnifier and may melt the foam board towards the shape of the toy thereby providing an area for water to puddle while also making the foam board weaker. Also, covering your hot spa cover with clear plastic or blue and brown tarps that happen to be readily available can melt the foam board.

Don't Climb onto the Cover. Do not walk, jump or play on the spa cover. Though there are walk-on covers that could withstand the load associated with an adult or child located on the cover, it is wise for his or her safety and the condition of the cover, not to do so.

Puddles. If you notice water standing on your cover, obtain the zipper and carefully unzip that side, take away the foam board, immediately flip it over and change it into the vinyl. Zip it down and the puddle should disappear. Tend not to remove the foam board and wait, the vinyl could dry and shrink so that it is impossible to replace the froth board.

Get a Spa Cover Cap. It is a tarp-like cover with an elastic hem which goes over your cover and offers protection from the elements.

Report any warranty issues immediately. Usually do not wait for the problem to escalate.

As you can tell these tips are common-sense and easy to follow. By following these pointers your spa or hot tub cover will provide numerous years of enjoyment for your family.