Jay Labelle is the founder and co-owner of The Cover Guy. Jay starting working at his brothers’ swimming pool business at the age of 12. Forty years later, his experience is unmatched in the pool and hot tub industry.
After a successful career helping clients find the perfect pool or hot tub to match their lifestyle, Jay, alongside the company's other co-owner Darrin Piercey, decided to open their own business after identifying a gap in the market. Hot tub covers weren’t big business back in the mid-eighties, but in just his first year, sold 80 covers. Today, The Cover Guy sells over 40,000 covers annually.
In his spare time, Jay successfully launched the Halton Roller Hockey league in his hometown and still enjoys coaching hockey today.
Jay helps make hot tubbing more of a lifestyle and less of a chore by sharing his lifetime of expertise on his blog. He also helps people with just about anything on the fix-it website, Fixya.
Posts by Jay Labelle :
The Top-20 Best Hot Tub Brands 2021 – Chosen by The Cover Guy
The Cover Guy top 20 best hot tub brands. Our research comes from years of service in the hot tub and spa industry and our customer base.
How to remove a stuck Hot Tub Filter?
Is your hot tub filter stuck? Do you know how to remove it if it is? In this article, we will go over the best ways to remove a hot tub filter when it is stuck and how to avoid getting it stuck in the first place. Why is my Filter stuck? Here are a […]
Weekly Hot Tub Maintenance Checklist
Being a hot tub owner also means being responsible for regular maintenance and upkeep to ensure your hot tub is clean and keeps working efficiently. Taking the time to inspect your hot tub regularly will also help prevent any potential long term damage. Does a hot tub require a lot of maintenance? Not necessarily. By […]
Hot Tub Filters: How to clean?
While tending to the regular maintenance of your hot tub, it is also important to remember to clean your hot tub filter. The filter must be kept free of debris, dirt, and sediment that can otherwise keep it from functioning correctly. If the filter is blocked by dirt, water may be unable to pass through […]
Hot Tub Filters: How often to clean and when to change?
The regular maintenance of your hot tub is key in ensuring your hot tub keeps running smoothly. To avoid any issues or damage to your hot tub, your filter should be a part of that regular maintenance plan and must be kept free of dirt and debris. Why clean your hot tub filter? Climate and […]
Bromine vs Chlorine
The question is often asked, “Which is better, bromine or chlorine?” As a pool or hot tub owner, you know chemicals are a must to keep your water clean and sanitized. Managing the use of these chemicals is not all that difficult and you can read more about how to do so effectively here. In […]
Weathershield Fabric: What, Why & Care
The Cover Guy is proud to introduce Weathershield fabric into our menu of customizable options for all hot tub covers. What is Weathershield Fabric? Weathershield is a solution dyed polyester fabric which creates a beautiful alternative to standard vinyl material from which hot tub covers have been made from for years. The Cover Guy now […]
How to Test your Hot Tub Water
How to Test your Hot Tub Water Testing your hot tub water seems like a pretty easy thing to do especially with the awesome hot tub water test strips that are available today. You don’t have to be a chemist anymore with drops of this and drops of that. You simply place the strip in […]
Why you should buy a Hot Tub Ozonator
If you are a hot tub owner, or if you’re looking to buy one, chances are you have already heard about hot tub ozonators. A hot tub ozonator allows you to control your water quality. And it doesn’t hurt that it will save you money too. Keep reading to know more about what a […]
How to Care for your Hot Tub Cover
A hot tub cover is a very important piece of equipment. The cover protects your hot tub from unwanted debris, harsh weather conditions and backyard animals. Covers also help you save on energy costs by keeping the heat inside your hot tub when you aren’t soaking in it. Hot tub covers are a necessity for […]
5 Ways to Reduce your Hot Tub Energy Bill
One of the biggest bugbears of hot tub ownership has always been that pesky power bill. Takes a lot of energy to keep your hot tub hot, especially during the colder months. It is possible, however, to tame the beast. It is possible to reduce that ravenous grizzly down to teddy bear size. And it’s surprisingly easy to do.
Hot Tub Cover Lifter Buying Guide
In this Post we have put together a hot tub cover lifter buying guide for choosing the perfect hot tub cover lifter for your hot tub space. There are three things to consider when your making your purchase of a hot tub cover lifter.
How to Use (or Not) your Hot Tub in The Winter
there are precautions you need to take for hot tubbing in the Winter, and doing a little winter preparations to your hot tub will have you set for a season of relaxation and bliss. So we have put together a little hot tub care 101 for using your hot tub in the winter.
How to Measure for your Hot Tub Cover
You need a new hot tub cover, maybe you have needed it for months or even a year. What is holding you back? If you are like most hot tub owners measuring and purchasing a new hot tub cover seems a little overwhelming
Sunbrella Fabric: All you Need to Know
If you’re looking into outdoor furniture this spring, chances are you’re going to read about Sunbrella fabric. While Sunbrella fabric may seem new, it has been in fact proving its performance for over 30 years. At first created with the idea of finding a better solution to cotton for awnings, uses of Sunbrella fabric has […]
Hot Tub Gazebos and Umbrellas Extend Your Hot Tub Season
Hot tub owners often find that, after adding hot tub gazebo’s, their hot tub becomes much more a part of their home, and of their lifestyle.
Hot Spring Spas Error Codes & Trouble Shooting Guide
Hot Spring Spas designs their hot tubs to provide an incredible massage experience. They utilize their exclusive Moto-Massage DX to offer advanced hydrotherapy.