Deluxe Replacement Hot Tub Cover
Our covers are made in America and can take up to 8 weeks from ordering to delivery to you
Our vinyls are quality marine grade materials suitable for using in the manufacture of hot tub covers. We now use vinyls which have a ‘French Backing’ this is a very strong base for the vinyl which is much more resilient than vinyls used by our competitors. Inhibitors are added in the vinyl manufacturing process for protection against UV light & Mildew. NO nasty shiny finishes used either!
We believe that you won’t find a better quality vinyl for your new cover.
Colour choices are shown below – PLEASE NOTE THAT COLOURS ARE APPROXIMATE & MAY NOT APPEAR ACCURATELY ON YOUR MONITOR OR PRINTER.
If you would like any samples of vinyl sending prior to producing your cover, please don’t hesitate to ask.
NOTE: We don’t offer vinyl colours with a high ‘RED’ content – this is because they are much more vulnerable to the effects of UV light.
OUR OTHER MATERIALS
THREAD – A very important component for your cover as it holds the whole thing together! We use the only product that should be used – a 92lb BONDED POLYESTER THREAD with UV & mildew treatment.
HINGE STRENGTHENING – We strengthen both insulation inserts at their thickest point each side of the hinge. We use galvanised steel ‘C’ channel which is the whole thickness of the insulation edge. See below: (the ‘C’ channel is shown in black at the thickest edge) We use galvanised steel because it has three times the strength of aluminium at the same thickness.
A vast majority of covers are not re-reinforced to this standard (See above) – the cheaper practice is to use aluminium channel which is only half the height of the foam and bang it into the foam edge with a mallet. Using aluminium can actually create problems as it can be easily de-formed with surprisingly little force/weight which then creates a ‘bow’ in the cover, allowing water to start collecting in the dip.
The worst case scenario (which we see a lot) is where low density EPS foam is used by manufacturers (read below) in conjunction with the aluminium half-height channel. This is because the low density foam just doesn’t have the strength to withstand being weakened by the aluminium channel cutting into its edge – the net result is that the material above and below the channel just breaks away.
OUR STANDARD EPS INSULATION MATERIAL
Make no mistake – it is the density of insulation used that makes all the difference to your new hot tub cover. Don’t confuse just ‘thickness’ alone with good insulation – many covers use little better than ‘packaging density’ EPS insulation and however thick they are their insulation properties will be always be poor. At Covers For Tubs we use a density of 1.5lb EPS on our STANDARD cover (calc. EPS-150 = 25kg / m3 OR 55.12 lbs / 35.315 cubic ft = 1.560 (1.56 lb) per cubic ft). Most suppliers use just 1lb – and some Chinese covers may use even less than 1lb! If you see covers available claiming lots of ‘extras’ as standard – like 5″ taper – it’s not a good sign; the probability is that they have to go ‘thicker’ because of the low density & strength of the EPS they are using.
Premium Level 1 Insulation – £399
Reduce your electricity bills!
UPGRADE the DENSITY for colder climates. High Density, 4 inch TAPER.
You can get a significant increase in thermal value but still in a 4 inch taper because the DENSITY of the foam is increased to 2lb. This used to be our most popular insulation upgrade option for the UK but in the last 2 years the trend has moved most significantly towards Premium Level 2 as concerns over ELECTRICITY BILLS seems to be of key importance.
NOTE: Don’t confuse just ‘thickness’ alone with good insulation – a majority of Chinese covers use ‘packaging density’ EPS insulation and however thick they are their insulation properties will be relatively poor.
Premium Level 2 Insulation – £450
UK or similar climate? Reduce your bills more!
UPGRADE BOTH the DENSITY & the THICKNESS for harsher climates – like the UK for winter use. High Density, 5 inch TAPER.
PREMIUM LEVEL 2 INSULATION provides a combination of BOTH INCREASED DENSITY & THICKNESS, it is therefore ideal for climates like UK winter use and will give even better results in terms of ENERGY SAVINGS. A vast majority of UK customers now select Level 2 Premium Insulation because they are increasingly aware of the ever increasing costs of running their hot tub.
Always remember that any investment in Premium Insulation will pay for itself many times over.
An additional benefit is that the strength of the cover is further increased due to the combined effect of increased DENSITY & THICKNESS.
Premium Level 3 Insulation – £499
For the coldest locations (or the most energy conscious customers anywhere!)
FURTHER UPGRADE BOTH the DENSITY & the THICKNESS for the harshest of climates – ski resorts,high altitude locations etc.. High Density 6″ TAPER
Our Premium Level 3 Insulation, provides the highest levels of insulation available. An additional benefit is that the strength of the cover is even further increased over that of a Premium Level 2 cover. Normal snow-loads are unlikely to be an issue for this cover, but for ultimate protection against substantial un-cleared snow-loads walk-on option should be added – see below.
It is highly recommended that a suitable cover lifter is used with the LEVEL 3 option as it is bulky for manual handling.
Double Encapsulated Core +£39.95
Extend the life of your new cover!
About 95% of cover failure is down to WATER INGRESSION & CONSEQUENTIAL SATURATION, causing the Core Insulation to become extremely heavy. As standard we use a 1.45Kµ chemically resistant encapsulation barrier which is double-sealed. BUT – the combined effects of chemicals, high temperature, steam & UV radiation will eventually break ANY barrier down. This option provides an ADDITIONAL VAPOUR BARRIER LAYER.This can add 2 years or more to the life of a cover.
Continuous Hinge Seal +£39.95
A vast majority of hot tub covers come with ‘STEAM PADS’ one at each end of the hinge.Their function is to minimise the escape of any steam at the central hinge point. They are very effective at doing this.
A ‘CONTINUOUS HINGE SEAL’ is a SEAL which runs the entire length of the fold replacing the ‘STEAM PADS’ normally fitted at each end. This option helps eliminates heat loss through the VINYL hinge area – when temperatures are REALLY LOW. Your old cover may or may not have this feature – generally speaking covers from Canadian or Northern USA manufacturers (which experience very cold temperatures at times of the year) might sometimes have this feature – those from Florida probably won’t!
Old Cover Disposal Service +£49.95
Let us dispose of your old cover