How Heavy should my Hot Tub Cover be?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Backyard Maintenance, Hot Tub Maintenance, Showcase | 0 comments

How Heavy should my Hot Tub Cover be?

How heavy should my hot tub cover be? This is a question we are asked a lot, but probably not as often as we should. Many hot tub owners are fighting everyday with their heavy hot tub covers and if they are they are probably losing the battle and just not using their hot tubs anymore. The simple answer is a hot tub cover should weigh about 50 – 75 pounds and should be easily taken off and put back on your hot tub by one person. A hot tub cover weighing more then then 75 pounds is not doing the job anymore and should be replaced. I am sure we are hitting a nerve already as many hot...

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Time to Open the Swimming Pool

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Backyard Maintenance, Showcase | 0 comments

Time to Open the Swimming Pool

Time to open the swimming pool. Spring is here and the swimming pool season is about to kick off. Maybe you just bought a home with a swimming pool, or you just installed a pool last summer and this is your first swimming pool opening, and maybe your going to attempt your own opening this year after watching the pool guy do it for years, and just maybe your a veteran and just want to pickup some new tips. Whatever your station opening a pool for the Summer is easy, just follow this guide and you will be swimming in no time.  Tip #1 If you are wondering when the best time to open your pool,...

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Hot Tub Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Backyard Maintenance, Hot Tub Maintenance, Showcase | 0 comments

Hot Tub Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring season has arrived which means it’s time your hot tub gets some spring cleaning. Maintaining a hot tub may seem like a task that requires professional assistance, however with these hot tub spring cleaning tips it will be  fast and easy to get your hot tub up and running for the warmer weather ahead. Purge your hot tub Before draining water from your hot tub, add purge agent into your tub. The purge agent will clean out the bacteria from plumbing lines. Drain your hot tub  Hot tubs should be drained once in every three months. Here are steps on how to drain a hot tub. First,...

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Polar Vortex: Prepare Your Hot Tub for Winter Weather

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in Backyard Maintenance, FAQ, Hot Tub Maintenance | 0 comments

Polar Vortex: Prepare Your Hot Tub for Winter Weather

North America is now starting to thaw from the record breaking freezing temperatures that came with the recent polar vortex. Cold air from the Arctic hit most of North America, even reaching as far as the Gulf Coast. The frigid air blasted most of the continent, freezing Niagara Falls in the process. Many lives were disrupted by the extreme winter weather as flights were cancelled, schools closed and businesses temporarily shut down. It is estimated that there was around $5 billion in damages in the U.S. due to the wrath of the polar vortex. Home owners across the U.S. and Canada had their...

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Hot Tub Fall Cleaning- Great Day to Change the Water!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Backyard Maintenance, Hot Tub Maintenance, Showcase | Comments Off

Hot Tub Fall Cleaning- Great Day to Change the Water!

It’s a beautiful Sunday and I woke up early looked at my hot tub and said yep let’s get it done. There are certain times of the year and certain days that just shout out it’s change the hot tub water, and clean the hot tub filters day. I find the best days to do this is early Fall and spring for sure, summers after a lot of people have been in and out of the tub, and any warmer winter days. Here is just a quick checklist for your hot tub fall cleaning. When you venture out to change your hot tub water and clean your hot tub filters you are going to need a few...

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Hot Tub Covers ~ When is it Time for a New One?

Posted by on Sep 22, 2013 in Backyard Maintenance, FAQ, Hot Tub Maintenance, Showcase | Comments Off

Hot Tub Covers ~ When is it Time for a New One?

One of the questions we hear the most at The Cover Guy is when do we replace our hot tub cover? Sometimes, it’s very obvious when a hot tub spa cover needs to be replaced, its ripped or torn. However, there is more important elements to a cover than just the cosmetics, and unfortunately its sometimes harder to recognize these issues with hot tub covers. Its time for a new hot tub cover when the following applies: 1. The hot tub cover is ripped and torn and is not repealing precipitation anymore. 2. The hot tub cover weighs 100 lbs. or more. 3. The seam of the hot tub cover is coming...

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