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  • The top 5 ways your hot tub can get damaged

    Hot tubs are great for recreation; it is no wonder many people consider them the ultimate personal relaxation device. While they may be perfect for soothing aching muscles (or just having fun); these machines can be damaged like any other. If you own a hot tub, you owe to it yourself to keep it running […]

  • Should you buy a backup hot tub cover?

    Something the majority of hot tub owners never think about is whether they should purchase a back up cover. Depending on which type of cover you end up buying, the costs can be expensive. After all, if you’re paying good money for a cover, why would you need to buy another one? It would seem […]

  • How long does a typical hot tub last?

    Hot tubs have long been a source of recreation and relaxation for many people. Buying one can be a real pleasure, but you may wonder how long this investment will last you. Will it be something that you need to replace a few years down the road? Can you afford to spend X amount of […]

  • Spa Cover Lifters Installation

    Spa Cover Lifters Installing a spa cover lifter is a quick and easy process. It should take under an hour. Tools for the Job An increasing number of hot tub cover lifters can be attached without any power tools whatsoever. These typically come with attachable clamps or under mount brackets. If possible, buy a cover lifter […]

  • How Often Should I Replace My Hot Tub Filter?

    The short answer is that you should replace them once a year. Here’s why: 1. Your filter protects other internal components. When your filter is brand spanking new, it is a very fine mesh. Almost nothing that isn’t water gets through it. But, as your filter gets older, larger and larger holes get opened in […]

  • Hot Tub Safety: What You Need to Know

    Hot tubs are great, but can be dangerous. Here are some basic things you need to know. Hot Tubs and Children: Caution and Supervision Children have a very high surface area to volume ratio and so they overheat much faster. They are also less likely to realize that they are suffering from heat stroke and […]

  • The Cover Guy 5 Easy Hot Tub Spa Maintenance Tips

    Owning a hot tub is supposed to be fun and enjoyable. Then why do so many home owners complain about their hot tubs? Too many hot tub owners under utilize their hot tubs or refrain from getting one in the first place because they worry about hot tub maintenance. Taking care of your hot tub is not such a big deal, though, when you follow The Cover Guy five simple maintenance tips.

  • Hot Tub Tips – How Heavy should my Hot Tub Cover Be?

    One question we get a lot or at least a comment from our customers, is about the weight of their hot tub covers. How heavy should a hot tub cover be?

  • Wow! That’s an Ugly Hot Tub Cover!

    Hot tub covers so fade and deteriorate with time. Sitting atop your hot tub, they bear the brunt of the seasonal elements year in and year out. Rain, snow, heat, hail — these all combine to erode the aesthetic qualities of hot tub covers. After all, the covers do more than keep debris out of the hot tub and conserve energy. They add to the overall look and design of your backyard realm.

  • How to pH test your hot tub

    PH testing is a necessary part of hot tub ownership.  Regular pH testing prevents corrosion of a hot tub’s piping and internal mechanisms.  It also helps maintain clear, aesthetically pleasing water.  In chlorine-sanitized hot tubs, pH testing is necessary to keep the water free from bacteria.  Without proper pH testing, you risk infection to yourself […]

  • Considerations for Hot tubs in Cold Climates

    Hot tubs are not just good to use when the weather is warm; they can also be used in cold climates. There is nothing better than stepping into a hot tub when the temperature is freezing outside. The hot water against your body will help you feel very relaxed and comfortable. All your friends and […]

  • Taking Care of Your Hot Tub – A Beginner’s Guide

    Your hot tub takes care of you, helping you to relax at the end of a long day.  It’s only reasonable that you return the favour!  Proper hot tub care not only keeps your hot tub looking great, but also protects your hot tub’s components from corrosion.  Taking care of your hot tub today will […]

  • Hot Tub Questions – Calcium Level for my Hot Tub?

    If your Calcium is too low or below 80 PPM then your hot tub and equipment can be at risk for corrosion.

  • Hot Tub Covers Damaged from Hot Tub Chemicals

    One of the main breakdowns in hot tub covers is damage caused by chemicals in your hot tub. In this post we will talk about what chemicals can do to hot tub covers, and what preventative measures can be done to avoid these damages. By preventing or limiting the damage hot tub chemicals can have […]

  • Hot Tub Questions – How do I clean my hot tub filter?

    Hot Tub Questions – How do I clean my hot tub filter? For the seasoned hot tub owner cleaning your hot tub filter is something you do on a consistent basis and is scheduled into your weekly maintenance of your hot tub. We get asked a lot by new hot tub owners what is the […]

  • Hot Tub Questions – Weekly Hot Tub Maintenance

    Hot Tub Questions – What is the weekly hot tub maintenance? We are always being asked what is involved in maintaining a hot tub by new or prospective hot tub owners. Doing weekly maintenance on your hot tub will reduce the risk for repairs later, and ensure you have the cleanest, and most comfortable hot […]

  • Hot Tub Questions – When Should you be Changing Water in Your Hot Tub?

    Hot Tub Questions – How often do I need to change the water? Generally, you want to completely drain and refill your hot tub every 60 to 90 days, depending on how often you use your hot tub. However, the look and smell of your hot tub water may indicate changing it sooner. So the real […]

  • Hot Tub Cover Questions – What does ‘taper’ mean?

    You ask. The Cover Guy Answers: Hot Tub Cover Questions – What does taper mean? The Cover Guy receives this question a lot so we thought we would explain what we mean by taper. A hot tub cover is built like the roof on your house, it has a pitch, taper, or as some refer to it a […]