Signs You Need To Replace Your Hot Tub Cover

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Is it time to replace your hot tub cover?

Even the best, sturdiest hot tub covers will unfortunately wear out over time. How long they last and the quality that they offer depend on a wide variety of factors. If you notice that the quality or effectiveness of your hot tub cover isn’t what it once was, it might be time for a new one. There are a few things you should look for if you’re thinking about finding a replacement. Read on to find out more about the signs you need to be on the lookout for, the hot tub supplies needed to clean it, and see whether you should replace your hot tub cover!


If it’s time to toss your hot tub cover, it might feel heavier than usual. This is because overtime, hot tub covers can soak up a lot of dirt, debris, and moisture that can contribute to an increase in weight.

The increased temperature of your spa water will create steam. Since your hot tub cover is placed over top of the water, that means that over time the steam can be absorbed into the cover. Especially if it’s older and has any cracks, tears or areas of deterioration.

Once locked into the materials of your spa cover, this build-up of moisture can lead to a growth of mold and bacteria. Once mold and bacteria begin to grow, it’s nearly impossible to bring your cover back to an ideal state, which means it’s most likely time to throw it away and purchase a new one.


If your hot tub cover smells bad, it means that a build-up of moisture has led to the growth of mold and bacteria that we were talking about earlier. In some cases, the material might also be rotting, due to damage and intense exposure to weathering, among other issues.

Odour is not to be taken lightly. Mold, bacteria, and other contaminants that might be at the root of the odour could pose serious health risks for hot tub users. If your hot tub cover emits an odour that is foul smelling, you should throw it away and invest in a new one as soon as possible.


Over time and extensive use, the materials of your hot tub cover might begin to deteriorate. If you notice holes, scratches, rips or sagging areas, this could be a sign your hot tub cover is now beat up beyond repair. Not to mention that these holes and tears create the perfect place for moisture to enter the cover and begin to grow bacteria and mold.

Enough said!


If you have experienced any of the issues listed above throughout this article, it might be about time to purchase a brand-new hot tub cover. If you have been satisfied with the performance and durability of your old hot tub cover, you could certainly find the same model or purchase something by the same manufacturer. However, you could also take the opportunity to upgrade and see how you can improve your hot tub cover experience exponentially.

Are you looking for a brand new hot tub cover to replace your beat-up old one? Visit SunSpa for a wide variety of high-quality hot tub covers for sale in Calgary, Alberta. We also have a wide selection of hot tub chemicals, hot tub cover cleaners and other hot tub supplies for sale. Our dealership can also assist you with extensive advice on regular cleaning methods to enhance the life of your hot tub cover, as well as cater to your needs with an extensive range of cleaning products, specifically tailored to hot tub covers.

For more information, tips and advice concerning hot tub maintenance, feel free to get in touch with us at SunSpa, located in Calgary, Alberta. We have a wide selection of high-quality hot tubs, hot tub supplies and hot tub covers for sale.

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