Soaking in a hot tub is a great way to relax at the end of a long day, and the hot water can help ease sore muscles and relieve tension, too. If you are thinking about adding a hot tub to your yard, you can turn to our team at S & H Pools for help. We have extensive experience in the pool industry, and you can count on us to provide the expert installation services you need. Our team can also offer advice on how to best maintain your new hot tub, and our first tip is to use a hot tub cover. In this article, we’ll go over the reasons why you should use hot tub covers and how they protect your investment.
- Keep Debris Out of the Water – The first reason to use hot tub covers is because they keep debris out of the water, which in turn keeps the water cleaner. You want to be able to relax in your hot tub whenever you want, and it’s hard to relax in water full of leaves, twigs, insects, and other litter. By placing the cover on your hot tub after every use, you can make sure the tub will be ready for you next time.
- Protect the Tub from UV Damage – These days, most people are aware of the damage UV rays can do to your skin. However, not everyone understands that UV radiation can damage other materials as well, including plastic. If you leave your hot tub uncovered, then the sun can shine on it and cause the lining to wear out faster. Using hot tub covers, on the other hand, will prevent this damage and keep your spa in great condition in the long term.
- Retain Heat – Lastly, using hot tub covers helps save energy by trapping the heat inside. A hot tub cover acts like the lid on a pot, preventing the heat in the water from escaping into the air. While the water will still cool off somewhat between uses, with a cover, it will remain warmer and therefore require less energy to come back up to your desired temperature.