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  • 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 […]

  • Hot Tub Cover Questions – What is the foam density?

    You asked, The Cover Guy answers: Hot Tub Cover Questions – What is foam density?  Foam density is the weight of foam per cubic foot. 1lb density foam weighs one pound per cubic foot for example. The density of foam directly corresponds to how open the cells are in your foam insert. The higher the density […]

  • What Temperature should my Hot Tub be set at?

    The therapy that a spa or hot tub provides is heat, and that is today’s topic in Backyard Blast by The Cover Guy how much heat is appropriate and healthy.

  • Time to Change your Hot Tub Filter

    One of the questions we get a lot at The Cover Guy is when do I change my hot tub filter and when do I clean my hot tub filter. The best thing to do when it comes to your hot tub filter maintenance is to get on a schedule. The schedule should be set to every […]

  • Hot Tubs: Getting Started

    Hot Tubs: Getting Started Whether you’ve just bought a new hot tub or you’re using your hot tub after a long period of inactivity, there are a few things you need to do before you can jump in: Add a stain. If your hot tub is new, consider adding a stain which will help protect […]

  • Hot Tubs, Time Machines, & TV’s

    Today more and more home owners are expanding their living spaces to the backyard. One popular item that is being included in the new backyard living spaces is the good old television. With the types of televisions available today it is no wonder that TV’s have found their way into our garden landscapes and outdoor living spaces.

  • Hot Tub and Spa Water Chemistry

    Here at The Cover Guy we’re frequently getting questions about water chemistry. Maintaining the water chemistry in your hot tub is easy once you understand a few water chemistry basics. Here is our no-nonsense overview: Overview: The two main components that affect water quality are sanitizers and pH levels. As long as your sanitizer and […]

  • Choosing the right filter for your hot tub

    You ask. The Cover Guy answers: What type of filter should I buy? Hot Tub Filters are made up of four elements, CORES, MEDIA (Filtration Fabric), BANDS, and END CAPS. You want to make sure your hot tub filter has a properly designed core that MAXIMIZES the filtration area, increases flow, and creates uniform flow distribution through the […]

  • When should I change my hot tub filter?

    You ask. The Cover Guy answers: When should I change my hot tub filter? The general rule of thumb is once per year, but there are some telltale signs of when a change is due:  If you can’t get the filter reasonably clean, it’s time to replace it. (Read our blog post on how to clean your […]

  • How To Make Your Hot Tub Eco-Friendly with Enzymes

    Whether you’re passionate about green living or you would just like to reduce the amount of chlorine and/or bromine in your hot tub, enzymes are the answer! Natural, non-toxic enzymes can function as your sanitizer’s sidekick, allowing you to reduce sanitizers naturally and also improve the clarity of your water. Sanitizers without enzyme sidekicks have […]

  • Guide to disposing hot tub covers – Breaking down to Reuse or Recycle

    Looking for a way to dispose of your old hot tub cover finds tips here.

  • Leaking Hot Tub and How to Fix it

    Hot tub leaks can be fixed easily. It is important to check your hot tub for leaks and make repairs to a leaking hot tub before the problem gets worse.

  • 4 Components to Water Quality

    There are 4 components of water chemistry that affect your water quality: sanitizer, total alkalinity, pH balance and calcium hardness. All of these components must be kept at a certain level if you want to achieve clear and comfortable water in your hot tub. Here are the appropriate levels for each: Chlorine (Chl) 3-5 ppm […]

  • Preventing Your Cover From Sun-Damage & UV Rays

    Worried about what the harsh sun does to hot tub covers in the summer? The Cover Guy has developed an easy (and effortless!) way to protect your cover from UV Rays. Hot Tub Cover Caps are specifically designed to protect your cover and hot tub from damaging UV rays. “I’m in California and The Cover […]

  • Make Your Hot Tub a Cool Tub This Summer!

    Too hot for hot water? No problem! The Cover Guy has an easily way you can turn your hot tub into a cool tub. Make your hot tub one of the best places to cool off and enjoy the relaxation benefits year-round. Turning your hot tub into a cool tub is easy and quick! All you […]

  • What taper is best suited for what climate?

    You ask. The Cover Guy answers: What taper is best suited for what climate: The Cover Guy supplies three different tapers or slopes for our Hot Tub Covers. The standard 4-2″ taper is best for indoor use or climates that do not experience snowfall. The deluxe 4-3″ taper is recommended for all climates great in […]

  • FAQ

    What is the warranty for The Cover Guy hot tub covers?

    You asked. The Cover Guy answers. What is your warranty for hot tub covers? The warranty is 7 years prorated after the first year, and covers you against manufacturer defects.       Do you have a hot tub covers question? Leave a comment and we’ll answer it! 

  • Can I use a pool filter with my hot tub?

    You ask. The Cover Guy answers: Can I use a pool filter with my hot tub? Unfortunately no. Pool filters are different from hot tub filters.   Have a question about your hot tub or your hot tub cover lifter? Leave a comment and we’ll answer!

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