Time To Replace Your Hot Tub Cover
If your Hot Tub Cover looks like this, maybe It's time to consider something different.

Common Questions about SpaCap Hot Tub Covers

What are these Spa Covers made out of?

SpaCap Hot Tub Covers are made from top quality marine materials. Our Deluxe SpaCap in Sunbrella fabric is the same material used on the most expensive yachts in the world. Sunbrella is quite literally the world standard in outdoor fabric. All vinyl including the best quality Marine grade is rated by HOURS outdoors and Sunbrella is rated by years. The air chambers and underside of the SpaCap Hot Tub Cover is a vinyl-coated fabric similar to that used for Achilles and Zodiac inflatable boats. It has a base polyester fabric that is then coated with vinyl on both sides. It is the same fabric used in commercial fertilizer bin tarps and commercial truck tarps. That means the material can handle some of the harshest chemical environments. The stitching is the same weight thread used to make truck tarps. In twenty years, we have yet to see a SpaCap Spa Cover come apart at the stitching. All in all, we build every SpaCap Cover as if it were going on our own hot tub. They are truly built to last and to look good for years to come!

Spa Cover held down with bags of rocks
Is This Your Idea Of a "Wind Proof" Hot Tub Cover?

Can these Spa Covers handle a snow load?

SpaCap Hot Tub Covers handle snow better than any rigid foam filled spa cover. When covered in snow, the typical rigid foam Spa Cover acts like a frozen bridge. When the snow gets too heavy, the rigid foam will sag or break. The SpaCap rests right on the surface of the water, so no matter how much snow accumulates, the SpaCap cover transfers all the weight evenly to the water. We have been selling the SpaCap Spa Covers in snow country for years. These Hot Tub Covers have gone through world record snowfalls and to date with thousands sold around the world there has not been even one crushed by a snow load.

Checking the Spa Cover for the proper inflation

Checking the Spa Cover for the proper inflation

My last Spa Cover is "Gone With The Wind." Can SpaCap Hot Tub Covers handle the wind?

"Gone With the Wind" you say? SpaCap Hot Tub Covers do quite well at staying in the on the spa, basically because it makes a lousy wing. Also, because the SpaCap rests directly on the water's surface, there is no negative pressure, caused by airflow, to allow the Hot Tub Cover to lift off of the spa. Even a heavy foam hot tub cover can fly. As the wind moves over the flat foam spa cover it creates lift, once it does more air rushes into the space between the water surface and the bottom of the cover. This increases the lift and makes the spa cover fly. A customer in Kansas told us they saw a SpaCap on their local news. In a shot showing the devastation caused by a tornado the camera panned past a SpaCap Hot Tub Cover still sitting on top of its owners spa despite the fact that most of the neighborhood was destroyed.

The video below was shot driving down the freeway at seventy miles per hour. Please don't try this with a rigid Hot Tub Cover. If your spa cover can stay on your spa at 70mph it should stay on your spa in the back yard. We get a lot of people that ask if our Hot Tub Covers will stay on in the wind, so we put it to the test.


This a Spa Cover being wind tested
We would do the same with a traditional foam filled hot tub cover being tested however State Patrol frowns on debris flying off a moving vehicle.

 

Can I fold it in half like I did my old Spa Cover?

To expose only a portion of the hot tub we recommend that you only remove the SpaCap Spa Cover as much as you want. Leave the hot tub cover partially on the spa. You can fold it back, but it's different then the hard foam hot tub cover. That's why SpaCap Hot Tub Covers work.

Spa Cover as a Leaf Catcher
Sure you can fold your foam spa cover in half, but is that a good idea?

Will my cat puncture this Spa Cover?

I used to say animals cannot damage this Hot Tub Cover. Then one very persistent Bellevue raccoon and a bear in Whistler, managed to prove me wrong. Now I say, as a rule animals will not damage the spa cover. I guess the real question should be "How big is your cat?". Most animals leave the SpaCap alone because being an air chamber it is not that comfortable to walk on. There are animals that master it, my own cats included, do not damage the SpaCap Hot Tub Cover at all as a rule. Let's just say that if they didn't hurt your hard foam spa cover they for sure won't hurt a SpaCap. If you're replacing your hot tub cover because of pet damage... you should probably restrict your pets spa privileges.

What if something falls on the Spa Cover?


The SpaCap Hot Tub Covers are made from the same types of materials used on Zodiac and Achilles inflatable boats and commercial truck tarps. This is not some pool toy type material. The SpaCap Spa Covers can typically handle far more abuse than any rigid foam Hot Tub Covers ever could. One customer in White Bear, Minnesota sent us an email that said a tree fell on his spa and caused $600.00 damage to the spa but his SpaCap Hot Tub Cover was not damaged. Just about every year I get a report like this from one of our customers. Everything from trees to patio roofs collapse on SpaCap Covers and they always hold up better then any regular foam Spa Covers.

treefall

A SpaCap Hot Tub Cover after a direct hit from a tree fall.
The Spa Cover was undamaged.

We have children. Will they be safe with this Spa Cover?

We firmly believe the Spa Cap hot tub covers are the safest on the market, however, just because they are the safest, it is no substitute for diligent supervision. We recommend that you use the same precautionary action that you would take in any other situation.
We recommend that turnpost fasteners be used for customers with small children and if requested we can install the same locks on our Hot Tub Covers that are used at large in the spa cover industry. However because of the design of this Hot Tub Cover, the locks will not be in the same places as a rigid foam spa cover would be.

A Deck mounted Spa Cover in Cadet Gray and Burgundy

A Deck mounted Spa Cover in Cadet Gray and Burgundy

I like how the hard spa cover looks. Could you make me one of those?

Yes we could, but no we won't. Please take time to look over our history. This would be like asking the Ford Motor Company to build you an Edsel. If there was a way to build a foam cover that would work as well and last as long as the SpaCap, we would make it. No matter how much you pay for it, a hard foam hot tub cover won't do the job that the SpaCap will do.

A Deck mounted Spa Cover in Hemlock Tweed

A Deck mount Spa Cover in Hemlock Tweed

What about the Spa Cover warranty?

We cover workmanship and material defects for three years from the date of purchase. We do not cover damage due to abuse. We also reserve the right to repair or replace the cover at our option. We have customers that are still using the Hot Tub Covers we made almost twenty years ago! The spa covers still insulate the same, they don't weigh any more then they did when purchased. They look older but then again so do we. We have yet to see any standard foam hot tub cover come anywhere near it. Have you?

A foam Hot Tub Cover has to use Boots to cover speakers
Rigid Foam Hot Tub Covers can't seal the heat in on spas with speakers

My Hot Tub Has speakers, can the SpaCap work for me?

Yes, the SpaCap Hot Tub Cover would just go over the speakers and all. When you order yours, just make sure to include the height of the speakers in your measurements and we will build your new Hot Tub Cover to accommodate that extra height. In this way, the SpaCap does a much better job than a rigid foam filled hot tub cover since it can't insulate over speakers. Pictured above is an example of a traditional foam spa covers with flaps to go over the speakers. Sadly, the flaps offer no insulation and the rigid foam doesn't extend all the way to the front of the speaker. Since the rigid foam is not resting on as much of the edge of the hot tub as usual, this type of cover will tend to buckle and bow even faster than normal.

Why can't I see one at my local spa dealer?

First, Every SpaCap Spa Cover is custom made, out of the best quality materials available, here in the USA. In order to do that and be price competitive with foam Hot Tub Covers we sell direct to you the spa owner. Spa dealers make a lot of money selling foam Hot Tub Covers. If they were to sell the SpaCap Spa Covers they would have to mark it up as much as they do the foam hot tub covers and it would cost you a lot more to get one. It also would make it very difficult to make a custom hot tub cover with someone else between you the customer and us the manufacturer. Finally, if we sold spa covers through dealers and you ever needed to have warranty work done on the hot tub cover you would not be able to deal with us directly.

Deck Spa Cover in Spa & Oyster

A deck mounted Spa Cover in a Spa and Oyster color combination