3 Tell-Tale Signs You Need a New Hot Tub Cover


Are you feeling a little bit suspicious about the current state of your hot tub cover? Sadly, this might mean that your trusty old cover has run its course and you might need to sort out a replacement as soon as possible. Living with a hot tub cover that has not been working properly might damage your hot tub and might also bring about some health risks for you and your family. Find out more about the signs that might be telling you that you need a new hot tub cover!


If your hot tub cover is heavier than normal, it means that it might time to replace it.

Hot tubs emit steam, which over time, can get trapped within the materials of your cover. This is especially true if your cover is older and worn, with lots of cracks and tears in the material. Once the steam gets trapped within the hot tub cover, the heat will help it grow bacteria and mold, which can be harmful to your health.

If it’s starting to feel heavy, chances are it might also start to sag in the middle. You’ll notice this after it rains because chances are there will be a big puddle of water right in the middle of your old spa cover.


If your hot tub cover smells bad, you should be worried. This is the next thing to happen after water gets trapped inside the cover. Once mold and bacteria begin to grow, that’s when you’ll start to notice the pungent smell.

If your hot tub cover is fairly new (within the last two years) you can try to clean the exterior with hot tub cover cleaning products, and even ask one of the experts at Sundance® Spas of Edmonton for some tips to help improve the quality of your spa cover. But most likely, it will need to be replaced.


Some hot tub covers are going to get deteriorated over the years, due to regular and extensive use. In some cases, they might be so damaged that they no longer offer an ideal performance.

If you notice that your hot tub cover is starting to tear, deteriorate, or sag throughout the middle (as mentioned earlier) it might be time for a new one.


If you have experienced one or more of the hot tub cover issues that have been described above, it might be time to buy a new hot tub cover. Whenever you secure a new hot tub cover, it is important to take care of it as best as you possibly can, in order to enhance its life span and performance! Clean it regularly and store it in a clean, dry place to prevent rips, damage, and more importantly, the formation of mold.


In order to clean your hot tub cover, you can wash it down with some cleaning products, a hose, and a cloth or towel, or even let it soak in a cleaning compound. There are many products available specifically for hot tub covers that are available to you.

Always avoid using other household chemicals or automotive products, because they could actually damage your hot tub cover or pose some other health risks. Harmful chemicals that are not suitable to hot tub maintenance purposes might find their way into your water, thus harming its balance and potentially, you and your family!

If you are looking for additional advice, suggestions, and information regarding your hot tub cover maintenance or other topics, feel free to get in touch with our team at Sundance Spas of Edmonton. We would be happy to get back to you as soon as we can! We also offer an extensive selection of high-quality hot tub covers that will suit your specific needs and requirements.

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