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A New Hot tub cover will lower your Hot Tub Costs

A New hot tub cover will help you run your hot tub at a more efficient level. Lower your energy costs as the new hot tub cover will insulate better. The question is when do you need a new hot tub cover.

The best ways to know if you need a new spa cover or hot tub cover are the following:

  1. The hot tub cover weighs over 100 pounds.
  2. You need more then one person to remove the hot tub cover.
  3. The hot tub cover is ripped and torn past repair.
  4. Faded cracked and just aesthetically ugly.
  5. The seam in the middle is ripped past repair.
Can you fix your hot tub cover? Some things you can fix like rips and tears. You can take the cover to a local seamstress to repair. You can not fix a saturated hot tub cover, it needs to be replaced at that point. New Hot Tub Cover for the Fall and Winter

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