Hot tub covers are an important component of your spa. They not only keep out debris but help keep the water insulated and keep heat in. This helps to save on your power bill.
Thus, it is important that your cover works efficiently. This can be a challenge since your cover takes the brunt of the beating from the elements.
If left uncared for, the vinyl and stitching on your cover can become brittle and begin to crack and break down.
Here are a few easy steps from our Service Center to help prolong the life of your hot tub cover and keep it working efficiently.
- Spray your cover with a hose to loosen debris and dirt.
- Use a sponge or soft bristle brush with diluted or mild soap to clean the top and sides of your cover. Do not use soap on the underside of your cover. A solution called CitriBright works well on the underside of your cover. Rinse clean, leaving no soap residue on the cover.
- FINAL STEP. The number one recommendation for vinyl conditioner is 303 Aerospace Protectant. Fabric Covers (like Sunstrong and Prolast) use 303 Fabric Guard. Condition your cover using these non-petroleum-based conditioners to keep the vinyl supple and threads/stitching from drying out and becoming brittle. Do not use solvents, abrasive cleaners, or strong detergents. Do not use products that contain silicone or alcohol.
Following these steps will leave your cover in a like-new condition and will add years to the life of the cover skin. Without this maintenance, your cover will crack, rip, and will make you less inclined to use your spa!
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