NOTICE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on manufacturing in many industries, spa covers are taking much longer than average to be made and shipped to us (averaging ~12 weeks). We appreciate your patience!
Please view the hot tub and spa cover color choices below. Once you’ve decided on a color, continue on and fill out the spa order form.
If you need guidance in how to properly measure your hit tub or spa to accommodate your new cover, please view our guide on measuring for your new cover below.
How to Measure for Your Spa Cover
There are literally thousands of different spas out there creating thousands of different spa cover measurements. That’s why it’s important to measure correctly. However, measuring for a new spa cover doesn’t have to be a major production. Just follow these simple steps below!
Step 1: Measure the Top of Your Spa or Your Current Spa Cover
If you like the way your current spa cover fits on your spa and it’s not broken, waterlogged or otherwise distorted, you can use it for your measurements. If your current cover does not fit correctly for any reason, you should measure the top of your spa. Be sure that your measurement is to the widest end of the acrylic top so that the skirt (the fabric hanging freely below the cover) will hang down straight. Round your measurements up to the nearest inch. If your spa cabinet has a rail, you can either include the width of the rail in your measurement so that the skirt hangs down over the rail or don’t include the rail width and measure just the acrylic so the skirt hangs down to the top of the rail. Be sure to provide all measurements required in the diagram (there are no “optional” measurements). Where the length and width measurements differ, it’s generally best to use “A” for the longest dimension (see also #3 below “The Fold”).
Step 2: Radius Corners Are No Big Deal
Many spa covers have rounded corners which means you must measure the corner radius. The measurement comes from the intersection of two lines drawn from where the curve starts on both sides of a spa corner. This may sound a little difficult but it’s not. The easiest way to measure a corner radius is to us a carpenter’s square like the one below. Even if you don’t have a carpenter’s square, you can use another straight edge or even “eyeball” the intersecting line for a measurement that’s close enough for this purpose.
Step 3: Get the Fold Right
The fold is the hinge in the middle where the cover folds in half. Make sure the fold is intersecting the “A” dimension on your order form. When the length and width are different measurements, A is usually the longest of the two dimensions. However, if you want the fold intersect the shorter dimension, enter the shorter dimension as dimension “A.” Important note: Spa covers cannot be returned because the position of the fold is entered incorrectly.
Step 4: Skirt and Straps
All that’s left is the skirt and the safety straps. Please measure these as shown here. The skirt is the fabric that hangs down from the bottom of the cover. Both the skirt and the strap should be measured from the bottom of the cover down. Do not include the clip in the safety strap measurement.
Caring for Your Spa Cover
Proper care and maintenance of your hot tub cover will help your cover protect and insulate your spa for many years. Here are some tips and product suggestions to help you maintain your spa cover.
- Frequently check your spa cover over for any wear or damage from use or elements. Cuts or holes in the vinyl can damage the wrapped foam inside the the cover. If your spa cover has a puncture you can open the cover and simply tape the puncture to keep mold and moisture from damaging or weighing down the foam. Outside damage to cover can be patched with any vinyl repair kit.
- Clean your spa cover at least once a month. Do not use any detergent based soaps bleach or dishwashing detergents as they may fade or break down the vinyl. LEISURE TIME Cover care and Conditioner is a great product we offer that cleans, shines and adds UV protection to your cover. North Eastern also carries Spa cover wipes from LIFE PRODUCTS made to clean and offer UV protection. Applying a UV protectant to your cover should be done 3 to 4 times a year.
- Whenever shocking your spa make sure you run the jets 15 to 30 minutes with the cover open.
- During periods of non use the spa cover should be opened ever few days for about 5 minuites to let the spa vent.
- Shutting spa down for an extended time? Cover your spa and spa cover to protect it from the elements . North Eastern has PROTECTA-SPA COVERS by HINSPERGER INDUSTRIES. The cover that protects and helps insulate a spa and cover from the elements. Protecta-spa Covers come in a variety of sizes.
- If you are shutting a spa down for the winter it is a very good Idea to put a piece of plywood or other solid material over your cover to protect it from snow load.
- To keep your cover safe from children and unwanted bathers use the cover locks that come with your new spa cover. North Eastern carries a variety of Replacement cover locks and Keys.