Waking up to a heavy, moist hot tub cover is a nuisance. But why is it so prevalent?
This is a common problem because a lot of hot tub owners are negligent about with the maintenance of their hot tub covers. A good quality Beachcomber heatshield cover should weigh between 50-75 pounds, and be very easy to lift. This problem spawns from having a water logged cover, and there are a couple of reasons why this happens.
Most of the time this is a symptom of having bad water chemistry. Corrosive water will disintegrate the vapor barrier from around the foam core, this in-turn allows water to get into the core and weigh it down.
On fewer occasions, a heavy cover is caused by damage in your cover. Once the vapor barrier is cracked or ripped, condensation will build up in the cover and saturate the foam core.
As soon as you feel any changes in the weight of your Beachcomber hot tub cover, there are a few tips and tricks for fixing a heavy cover.
Replace the Foam Cover
This is the easiest way to deal with this issue. A replacement foam cover can be bought from most hot tub and spa suppliers. Be sure that when you buy a foam insert you’re very aware of the correct size of your cover.
You will need to take apart your cover and measure the foam to be sure you replace it with foam that is the same size and thickness.
If the fabric of your cover is ripped or cracked, buying a whole new cover is sometimes the best way to go. It can sometimes help to bring your ripped cover into a spa dealer to check what they can salvage.
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.