Why is my Hot Tub Cover so Heavy?

Why is my Hot Tub Cover so heavy?

One of the most common mistakes made by Long Island hot tub owners is allowing their hot tub covers to get too heavy.

In many cases, hot tub owners simply aren’t aware that they have a problem and often don’t ever realize their hot tub cover is getting heavy until it’s too late.

So how do you know if your hot tub cover is too heavy?

Over time, the hot tub cover gradually gets heavier and the owner does not usually notice these small increases in weight until they go out to their hot tub one day and have difficulty opening it. A good hot tub cover will normally weigh around 50 – 75 pounds depending on their size. At this weight you should be able to lift it relatively easily.
If you notice you are having difficulty lifting it or you need more than one person to help you, it is time to address the problem.

A heavy hot tub cover is a problem that you simply shouldn’t ignore as it can lead to several types of problems that will affect your ability to use your hot tub and can it can even cost you money as well. Some of the most common problems that result from heavy covers are:

  • Skyrocketing Hydro Bills – A hot tub with a cover that is excessively heavy will cost more for you to run especially during the winter months.
  • Reduce Your Usage – Once your hot tub cover gets ridiculously heavy it could take more than one person just to open it. When that happens you will be far less likely to use it regularly keeping you from the enjoyment that a hot tub can bring.
  • Damage to the hot tub cover lifter – Some hot tubs come equipped with hot tub cover lifters to help you remove the cover when you are ready to use your hot tub. If the cover becomes too heavy, this lifter can break or be damaged under the stress of the extra weight.

So why do hot tub covers get so heavy over time?

The simple answer is that the hot tub cover foam core becomes waterlogged over time. This water soaks the core and is what is responsible for most of the weight.

When this happens, you hot tub cover will become very heavy and your cover will no longer be as effective at protecting your hot tub from the elements.
While you can just ignore the problem and keep using the cover, a heavy cover that has been saturated from water will not protect your hot tub properly and will drastically impact the cost of running your hot tub. If you find your cover is getting heavy, it is best to address the problem right away.

A heavy hot tub cover might seem like just a small annoyance, but it is actually much more than that.

A hot tub cover that is heavy has been damaged or simply has worn out over time. These damaged covers must be repaired or your hot tub won’t be properly protected and your operating costs could skyrocket.
By simply addressing the problem when it happens, you can save yourself a lot of money and be sure your hot tub is properly taken care of so you and your friends and family can enjoy it whenever you want.  – Swim University, 2015

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