A swim spa cover is bulky and heavy. Just ask anybody who has tried to remove one on their own. Even if you are physically strong a stiff breeze can catch the big flat surface area and the hot tub cover can easily get away from you. Eliminating a regular hot tub cover is best handled by two people. You need to consider a Hot Tub Cover Lift if you use your tub alone or are not physically strong enough to battle it off your swim spa.
Or better yet consider a cover that doesn’t employ rigid foam panels that can become saturated and heavy. The SpaCap cover is lightweight and built to stay that way. Many swim spa owners report that they can remove their SpaCap swim spa covers with one hand. No lifter required.
A cover lift is a mechanical gadget that attaches to the swim spa cabinet body or deck and is developed to assist you remove your swim spa cover. There can be different methods of operation however they all permit a single person to quickly and safely remove the cover from their swim spa. Providing the foam is not saturated. What happens then is the lifter mechanism will either tear the cover in half because the fabric hinge is not meant to handle the weight of saturated foam or worse, the lifter will be torn off the side of the hot tub.
Cover lifts can likewise serve one other function, and that’s of storage while you are using your hot tub. Even if you do have a deck, you might not want a big hot tub cover blocking the way.
Quick and easy, with nothing to wear out – other than for maybe that pricey new hot tub cover you’ve just bought. The friction of sliding the spa cover back and forth might ultimately damage the vinyl covering so this is something you have to enjoy thoroughly.
Or again you could just eliminate the need for a lifter by getting the only kind of cover that uses air instead of foam to insulate. A swim spa covers that is as easy to use as taking a fluffy comforter off a bed. Something designed by a single woman so she could use her hot tub by herself. The only swim spa covers that comes in Sunbrella Marine Fabric instead of vinyl. Imagine having a cover thats not only lightweight but that can match your decor. But lets keep going with the whole cover lifter idea.
Another range stores the folded hot tub cover in a vertical position so that it obstructs the view on one side. Make sure that the cover can be locked in the up position so there is no risk it can fall back down, injuring someone.
Wait did that just say the cover could fall on you while your in the spa? That’s like the opposite of helpful.
A third type of lift assists you to remove the hot tub cover and holds the folded cover behind the spa. It often takes a bit more effort to operate this kind, and you do have to have about a foot of clearance behind the spa for the cover. The lower profile eliminates the issue of an obstructed view.
This is also the most common type of cover lifter sold. What anyone can tell you is that it doesn’t help you fold the cover over the first time. So if the cover is too heavy to lift, it isn’t going to help you at all. And when they say, “It takes a little more effort to operate” it may qualify as the biggest understatement of the year.
One product to research study thoroughly is whether the lift you are considering places stress on center hinge of your hot tub cover. This hinge is typically not designed to bring the full weight of the cover in a hanging position, and some type of lifts can put a genuine stress on it. So there are not a surprises it would be smart to ask this question prior to making your purchase. There are some after market sets that can avoid this issue, but that is at an extra expense. Some lifts are created to transfer to weight to the external edge of the tub and remove the stress to the hinge.
Lifts are crafted to fit several spa sizes and a lot of hot tub cover raises can be installed by the house owner utilizing tools you would usually have around the house.
Cover lifts can also serve one other function, and that’s of storage while you are using your hot tub. Even if you do have a deck, you may not want a big hot tub cover blocking the way.
After investing countless dollars on a swim spa, cover, chemicals, and operation costs, spending a few hundred dollars more for a cover lift will make your hot tub experience and the strain on your back much less difficult.
If you use your tub alone or are not physically strong enough to battle it off your spa, you need to consider a hot tub cover Lift. Or better yet, think about getting a cover that won’t get heavy or break. Something like say the SpaCap
The friction of sliding the spa cover back and forth may eventually harm the vinyl covering so this is something you have to view thoroughly.
A third type of lift helps you to remove the hot tub cover and holds the folded cover behind the spa. One product to research study carefully is whether the lift you are considering locations tension on center hinge of your hot tub cover. Cover lifts can also serve one other function, and that’s of storage while you are utilizing your hot tub.