Swim Spa Covers: Last One Standing

Years ago, there was a movie called Forest Gump. One of the elements of the story was that through a natural disaster, Forest Gump ended up being the last supplier still in business.

Well SpaCap.com is likely to end up being the Forest Gump of the Swim Spa Cover industry.

Many of our recent customers have reported that the normal places that they would have purchased a new swim spa cover from are just either no longer in business or they are just not able to predict when they may have more product to sell.

One of the main reasons is those suppliers were relying on goods produced overseas. The bottom line was these goods were mass produced, cheaply overseas for a one size fits all market.

SpaCap.com meanwhile was building swim spa covers, made to order, from top of the line goods made in the USA. Their prices were higher but the swim spa covers they produced were made to last YEARS longer and stay lightweight.

Then along came the Corona Virus.

The suppliers that relied on goods produced overseas were caught in the storm. The stock they had on hand was quickly wiped out and the supply chain was cut off.

SpaCap.com just kept on building swim spa covers.

The foam filled covers from overseas became more expensive because of higher import fees. The worst hurricane season in years added to shipping challenges and delays. Major US ports became grid locked and the cheap import swim spa cover industry became overwhelmed.

SpaCap.com just kept on building swim spa covers.

If you were wondering why the foam swim spa covers were taking so long to get and costing so much more than they used to, the reason is simple. Materials from overseas.

Meanwhile, at SpaCap.com they are plugging away, lining up to be the “last man standing” in swim spa cover manufacturing. Yes, their lead time has been extended by a couple weeks since Amazon has taken over shipping priority across the country but since all their materials are Made In the USA they are still going strong.

If you would like to get a new swim spa cover for your spa before the next decade, and your ready for a lightweight, easy to use swim spa cover, in Sunbrella that lasts for YEARS instead of vinyl that is rated by HOURS, visit SpaCap.com.

Swim Spa Covers And What You Should Know

What You Should Know Before Buying a New Swim Spa Cover

There are few important things you need to think about if you need to replace your swim spa cover this year. A Swim Spa Cover is your spa’s very first line of defense versus particles and harsh weather and is the key to saving money on energy expenses as a well-insulated Swim Spa Cover will prevent heat from escaping from the swim spa when it’s not in usage.

Here’s exactly what you should know before buying a new Swim Spa Cover

When to Replace a Swim Spa Cover

A normal foam filled Swim Spa Cover typically needs to be replaced every three years if you reside in a northern area and more often if you live in a warmer locale.

Try to find any rips or tears in the vinyl, examine the underside of the Swim Spa Cover and look for deterioration from mold accumulation and chemicals. Due to the fact that all vinyls are ranked by HOURS outdoors, this takes place. And the musty and musty smell originates from that the foam develops almost perfect laboratory conditions for growing mold and mildew.

The option then to both of these issues would be to change your Swim Spa Cover with one of the Custom Lightweight Swim Spa Covers made by SpaCap.com At SpaCap.com they utilize Sunbrella Marine fabric which is rated by YEARS outdoors instead of vinyl, and air chambers instead of foam.

If your old one is waterlogged and heavy and a struggle to eliminate, a replacement Swim Spa Cover is needed. This is a clear indication that the foam cores are saturated with water.

Again, another factor not to buy another foam filled Swim Spa Cover No matter what the spa dealer tells you, the fact is that every foam Swim Spa Cover ever made is going to wind up similar to the one you have to change now.

The SpaCap.com Lightweight Swim Spa Covers with air chambers instead of foam do not have the mold growing problems and they don’t fill with water. They stay lightweight and easy to use for many years to come.

The idea that a thicker foam cover is going to insulate better is flawed thinking.

A quality foam filled Swim Spa Cover will be from four to six inches thick. A spa dealer will inform you that if a Swim Spa Cover is too thin, it will not be able to stand up versus harsh weather condition conditions and you’ll have to replace it more frequently.

What conserves you more money is a Swim Spa Cover that insulates better than foam. The Custom Lightweight Swim Spa Covers from SpaCap.com insulate better than foam without the issues of foam.

If you live in a location that receives a lot of snow throughout the winter season, a rigid foam cover, no matter how thick will be crushed by a snow load. Which is why numerous ski resorts around the world have actually changed to Lightweight Swim Spa Covers made by SpaCap.com

Selecting a Color

Picking the right color for your Swim Spa Cover is an enjoyable but crucial decision, as they can enhance and compliment your surroundings. Here is where all the color options offered from Swim Spa Cover, actually shine. Rather of opting for the five or 6 colors the local spa dealership has to offer, you can select from more than SIXTY colors readily available from SpaCap.com

Don’t just buy another Swim Spa Cover that is going to end up heavy or broken like the one you have now. Check out SpaCap.com and get a Swim Spa Cover that is going to be easy to utilize for several years to come.

Swim Spa Covers and Sunbrella

Sunbrella and Swim Spa Covers

The reason is all vinyls are rated by hours outdoors. If you only count daylight hours, normally 1500 hrs outdoors is pretty standard which amounts to about 100 days. Makes it seem kind of silly to put vinyl on anything that’s going to be outdoors.

Vinyl will always crack and fall apart eventually if it is exposed to temperature extremes and or UV. That’s why Sunbrella ™ was invented. It has been the gold standard in outdoor fabric for more than forty five years.

Sunbrella ™ is manufactured by Glen Raven Mills here in the USA. Made from acrylic fiber woven into a canvas like fabric it offers the breathability of canvas without the shrinkage, rotting or fading. One of the great advantages of breathable fabric is that it does not trap moisture in like vinyl where it can grow mildew. The vinyl on the outside is one of the reasons why if rigid foam Swim Spa Covers smell like mildew. Since acrylic is the same stuff most swim spas are made of Sunbrella ™ is incredibly durable.

Sunbrella ™ doesn’t crack in cold like vinyl, or fade like canvas. , if you live near a marina every boat top you see out there in a bright color is Sunbrella ™.. Anything else would fade out quickly, even the paint on the boat will fade before the Sunbrella ™ will.

Years ago a neighbor wanted the folks at SpaCap.com to repair his sail cover. His sail cover had been on his sail boat for twelve years, through all the weather the northwest pacific coast could through at it. For those of you who don’t know sailing, the typical sail material needs to be protected from exposure when not in use so it is bundled and covered with a sail cover. The sail cover is the shield that covers the expensive sail from damage.

The sail cover was made from Sea Grass Green Sunbrella ™ which is a bold, fairly bright green. So the folks at SpaCap.com explained to him that if they patched the cover with new material it would look terrible because new bright material would stick out like a sore thumb on the faded older material. They laid a piece of new material on his old cover to prove thier point.

To their astonishment the only difference between the two was his was a little dirty. There was no difference between the new fabric and the old even after constant exposure for twelve years once it was cleaned and patched. If your spa is outdoors and your tired of replacing Lightweight Swim spa covers due to sun damage you really need to get one of the only Lightweight Swim spa covers that is offered in Sunbrella ™ fabric the SpaCap.com

If rigid foam Swim Spa Covers smell like mildew, the vinyl on the outside is one of the reasons why. For those of you who don’t know sailing, the typical sail material needs to be protected from exposure when not in use so it is bundled and covered with a sail cover. The sail cover is the shield that covers the expensive sail from damage.

If your swim spa is outdoors and your tired of replacing Swim Spa Covers due to sun damage you really need to get the only spa cover that is offered in Sunbrella ™ fabric the Lightweight Swim spa covers from SpaCap.com

Roll Away Swim Spa Covers: Are They Really The Best Choice?

Is a Roll Away Swim Spa Cover The Best Option?

The foam filled covers are easy enough when they are brand new, but then they start getting heavy. So you go in to your local spa dealer and they sell you on the “bar lifter” idea. Which is sort of better but you still have to lift one side to fold it over the bar.

Then eventually the cover gets too heavy even for the lifter and it either rips the cover in half at the seams or it rips the bar lifter off the side of your swim spa.

So you’re not falling for that again.

Now the spa dealer is selling the roll away cover. Look how easy it is. One person can just roll it up. And he tells you this cover is built to last as long as your spa. Unfortunately, that’s just BS and he knows it.

These roll up swim spa covers are going to last a couple years at best. You’ll pay hundreds of dollars more for them, and they won’t insulate even as well as the rigid foam swim spa cover did. It’s just the latest sales pitch.

The only way the End2End cover is going to be the last cover you need to buy is if you’re planning on getting rid of your swim spa in the next two years.

The best swim spa covers are not the rigid foam filled covers that always get heavy or the roll up covers that always end up breaking down.

No, the best swim spa covers on the planet start insulating at the water surface. (Weird right? Since that’s what we want to keep warm). They can handle any snow load, so much in fact that they have been used for years in mountain resorts all over the world from the Rockies to the Alps.

They can handle any wind storm, including hurricanes and tornadoes. When the wind blows your F150 into your neighbors house you’ll still be able to invite him over to relax in your swim spa while the insurance agent writes you both a check.

The best swim spa covers don’t use vinyl on the top because vinyls, ALL Vinyls are rated by HOURS outdoors. No, the best swim spa covers use Marine Grade Sunbrella on the top because it’s rated by YEARS outdoors and when your neighbor is replacing his handy dandy roll up swim spa cover because it fell apart, your swim spa cover with Sunbrella will still be like brand new.

If you’re tired of replacing your swim spa covers with something that is just going to break your back, your spa or your bank account, go to SpaCap.com. They have been building lightweight, easy to use swim spa covers for as long as there have been swim spas.

Premium Leisure Swim Spa Covers

Swim Spa Covers for Premium Leisure Swim Spas

They are made of high quality cast acrylic, reinforced with fiberglass and supported by a 16 gauge welded steel frame. They come with a maintenance friendly cabinet, in your choice of colors, to match the décor of your home or landscape. Even the little things like a thick plastic base to protect your decking and isolate the elements of nature are things that are standard with a Premium Leisure Swim Spa.

At SpaCap.com They are ready to help you design a customized swim spa cover to fit your Premium Leisure Swim Spa.

SpaCap.com has been building custom spa covers for forty years. That’s longer than swim spas have been around! During that time the folks at SpaCap.com have developed a swim spa cover design as unique as your custom swim spa.

Does your swim spa have a waterfall? No problem! Is that old foam cover keeping you from enjoying your swim spa? SpaCap.com has the answer. Plus you can get it to match your backyard decor!

All the SpaCap.com Swim Spa Covers are covered with Marine Grade Sunbrella in all the colors Glen Raven Mills offers.

So if you want a custom swim spa cover to cover your Premium Leisure Swim Spa that’s as easy to remove as a comforter from your bed visit SpaCap.com and order yours today!

Replacement Swim Spa Covers: checklist

Replacement Swim Spa Covers – Considerations

If you need to replace your swim spa cover this year, there are few important things you should consider. A swim spa cover is your spa’s first line of defense against debris and harsh weather conditions and is the key to saving on energy costs as a well-insulated cover will prevent heat from escaping from the swim spa when it’s not in use.

Here’s what you should know before buying a new swim spa cover.

When to Replace a Swim Spa Cover

A typical foam filled swim spa cover usually needs to be replaced every two to three years.

Look for any rips or tears in the vinyl, check the underside of the cover and look for deterioration from mold build-up and chemicals. A replacement swim spa cover is needed if your old one is heavy and waterlogged and a struggle to remove. This is a clear sign that the foam cores are saturated with water.

Choose Sunbrella instead of Vinyl

All vinyls are rated by HOURS outdoors. Sunbrella is rated by YEARS outdoors. Your new swim spa cover should be covered in Sunbrella that will be more resistant to UV damage, fading and discoloration from the sun than vinyl ever could be. By the way mildew inhibitors in the vinyl will never prevent the build-up of mold that causes those unpleasant odors. The spaces in the foam, and in between the layers of plastic are a near perfect breeding ground for mildew. No amount of cleaning will get rid of it.

Is Cover Thickness is Important?

A typical foam filled swim spa cover will be from four to six inches thick. Foam cover dealers like to push thicker covers saying they will stand up better to the elements. But the truth is the thickness has nothing to do with why the cover gets heavy or fails. It’s the steam from the spa. If the cover getting heavy was caused by the weather then a roof over the spa would stop it from getting heavy. Thicker foam would do a better job insulating if it were used in dry conditions. However as soon as it is put in use over a source of steam the insulation value will always go down quickly.

So what’s a better solution? Well it would be better to have the cover lay right on the water since that’s what we are trying to keep warm. Since air is the best insulator, it should use layers of air to insulate. It should have a natural dome shape so wind and weather will flow easily away. The layers of air are the key to keeping heat from escaping from your spa, therefore saving you money on energy costs.

If you live in an area that receives a lot of snow during the winter, a rigid foam cover will always fail under a heavy wet snow load. Whereas an air filled swim spa cover that rests right on the water will be able to withstand a much greater snow load, as well as providing greater insulation.

Locking Straps for Safety

Locking straps on a spa cover will not only keep it from blowing off during heavy winds, but they are a good safety feature to have to keep small children and pets from getting into the hot tub when you’re not around.

Choosing a Color

Choosing the right color for your spa cover is a fun but important decision, as they can enhance and complement your surroundings. Fortunately, Sunbrella is available in about 80 different colors. Instead of choosing between some shade of gray or brown you actually get exactly the color you want. And Sunbrella won’t fade for years. It will still be just as bright ten years after you first put it on your spa.

So before you go out a purchase another foam filled swim spa cover that will just end up like the one you need to replace now, check out the Swim Spa Covers from SpaCap.com.

Jacuzzi Swim Spa Covers

Swim Spa Covers for Jacuzzi Swim Spas

Whether you swim competitively or are interested in building endurance, the PowerPro™ Swim Spa Collection combines the best aquatic technology with the therapeutic performance of Jacuzzi® PowerPro™ jets. With the challenge of a 6.2 mile per hour current and the convenience of training year-round, the high-performance caliber of the these models are the ideal way to train and recover in your own backyard.

Shop Jacuzzi® PowerPro™ Collection

The PowerActive™ Swim Spa Collection offers the benefits of in-place swimming, a relaxing hydromassage, and enjoying time with family in the convenience of your own backyard any time of year. Whether you’re looking for the challenge of swimming drills or the benefits of an all seasons pool, these models are offer the ideal way to exercise, relax, and play anytime of the year.

At SpaCap.com They are ready to help you design a customized swim spa cover to fit your Jacuzzi Swim Spa.

More than any other swim spa manufacturer, Jacuzzi designs their spas and swim spas with no cover in mind. But at SpaCap.com they custom build the only swim spa cover that will fit your Jacuzzi swim spa perfectly.

SpaCap.com has been building custom spa covers for forty years. That’s longer than swim spas have been around! During that time the folks at SpaCap.com have developed a swim spa cover design as unique as your custom swim spa.

Does your swim spa have a waterfall? No problem! Is that old foam cover keeping you from enjoying your swim spa? SpaCap.com has the answer. Plus you can get it to match your backyard decor!

All the SpaCap.com Swim Spa Covers are covered with Marine Grade Sunbrella in all the colors Glen Raven Mills offers.

So if you want a custom swim spa cover to cover your Jacuzzi Swim Spa that’s as easy to remove as a comforter from your bed visit SpaCap.com and order yours today!

Killing Your Back Removing Your Swim Spa Cover?

A swim spa cover is heavy and large. Simply ask anybody who has attempted to remove one by themselves. Even if you are physically strong a stiff breeze can capture the big flat surface and the swim spa cover can quickly get away from you. Removing a typical foam filled swim spa cover is best managed by 2 people. If you utilize your swim spa alone or are not physically strong enough to battle it off your spa, you need to consider a different kind of swim spa cover.

Consider a cover that doesn’t employ rigid foam panels that can become saturated and heavy. At SpaCap.com they build a lightweight swim spa cover that is built to stay that way. Many swim spa owners report that they can remove their SpaCap.com swim spa covers with one hand. No lifter required.

A cover lift is a mechanical gadget that connects to the swim spa cabinet body or deck and is created to help you remove your swim spa cover. There can be different approaches of operation but they all permit someone to quickly and safely remove the cover from their swim spa. Providing the foam is not saturated. What happens then is the lifter mechanism will either tear the swim spa cover in half because the fabric hinge is not meant to handle the weight of saturated foam or worse, the lifter will be torn off the side of the swim spa.

You could just eliminate the need for a lifter by getting the only kind of swim spa cover that uses air instead of foam to insulate. A swim spa cover that is as easy to use as taking a fluffy comforter off a bed. Something designed by a single woman so she could use her swim spa by herself. The only swim spa cover that comes in Sunbrella Marine Fabric instead of vinyl. Imagine having a cover thats not only lightweight but that can match your decor.

After spending thousands of dollars on a swim spa, a swim spa cover, chemicals, and operation expenses, investing a few hundred dollars more for a cover lift might seem to make your hot swim spa experience and the strain on your back much less stressful. Until the swim spa cover gets heavy to lift, or fold over the bar.

If you utilize your swim spa alone or are not physically strong enough to wrestle it off your spa, think about getting a swim spa cover that won’t get heavy or break. Visit SpaCap.com and order one of their custom made swim spa covers that will stay lightweight and easy to use for years to come.

Looking For A New Swim Spa Cover?

Before You Buy Another Swim Spa Cover

If you need to replace your swim spa cover this year, there are few important things you should consider. A swim spa cover is your spa’s first line of defense against debris and harsh weather conditions and is the key to saving on energy costs as a well-insulated cover will prevent heat from escaping from the swim spa when it’s not in use.

Here’s what you should know before buying a new swim spa cover.

When to Replace a Swim Spa Cover

A typical foam filled swim spa cover usually needs to be replaced every two to three years.

Look for any rips or tears in the vinyl, check the underside of the cover and look for deterioration from mold build-up and chemicals. A replacement swim spa cover is needed if your old one is heavy and waterlogged and a struggle to remove. This is a clear sign that the foam cores are saturated with water.

CHOOSE SUNBRELLA INSTEAD OF VINYL

All vinyls are rated by HOURS outdoors. Sunbrella is rated by YEARS outdoors. Your new swim spa cover should be covered in Sunbrella that will be more resistant to UV damage, fading and discoloration from the sun than vinyl ever could be. By the way mildew inhibitors in the vinyl will never prevent the build-up of mold that causes those unpleasant odors. The spaces in the foam, and in between the layers of plastic are a near perfect breeding ground for mildew. No amount of cleaning will get rid of it.

IS COVER THICKNESS IS IMPORTANT?

A typical foam filled swim spa cover will be from four to six inches thick. Foam cover dealers like to push thicker covers saying they will stand up better to the elements. But the truth is the thickness has nothing to do with why the cover gets heavy or fails. It’s the steam from the spa. If the cover getting heavy was caused by the weather then a roof over the spa would stop it from getting heavy. Thicker foam would do a better job insulating if it were used in dry conditions. However as soon as it is put in use over a source of steam the insulation value will always go down quickly.

So what’s a better solution? Well it would be better to have the cover lay right on the water since that’s what we are trying to keep warm. Since air is the best insulator, it should use layers of air to insulate. It should have a natural dome shape so wind and weather will flow easily away. The layers of air are the key to keeping heat from escaping from your spa, therefore saving you money on energy costs.

If you live in an area that receives a lot of snow during the winter, a rigid foam cover will always fail under a heavy wet snow load. Whereas an air filled swim spa cover that rests right on the water will be able to withstand a much greater snow load, as well as providing greater insulation.

LOCKING STRAPS FOR SAFETY

Locking straps on a spa cover will not only keep it from blowing off during heavy winds, but they are a good safety feature to have to keep small children and pets from getting into the hot tub when you’re not around.

CHOOSING A COLOR

Choosing the right color for your spa cover is a fun but important decision, as they can enhance and complement your surroundings. Fortunately, Sunbrella is available in about 80 different colors. Instead of choosing between some shade of gray or brown you actually get exactly the color you want. And Sunbrella won’t fade for years. It will still be just as bright ten years after you first put it on your spa.

So before you go out a purchase another foam filled swim spa cover that will just end up like the one you need to replace now, check out the Swim Spa Covers from SpaCap.com.

Sunbrella and Swim Spa Covers

Spa Covers and Sunbrella

The reason is all vinyls are rated by hours outdoors. If you only count daylight hours, normally 1500 hrs outdoors is pretty standard which amounts to about 100 days. Makes it seem kind of silly to put vinyl on anything that’s going to be outdoors.

If it is exposed to temperature extremes and or UV, vinyl will always crack and fall apart eventually. That’s why Sunbrella ™ was invented. It has been the gold standard in outdoor fabric for more than forty five years.

One of the great advantages of breathable fabric is that it does not trap moisture in like vinyl where it can grow mildew. If rigid foam spa covers smell like mildew, the vinyl on the outside is one of the reasons why.

Sunbrella ™ doesn’t crack in cold like vinyl, or fade like canvas. If you live near a marina every boat top you see out there in a bright color is Sunbrella ™. Anything else would fade out quickly, even the paint on the boat will fade before the Sunbrella ™ will.

Years ago a neighbor came to me and wanted me to repair his sail cover. His sail cover had been on his sail boat for twelve years, through all the weather the northwest pacific coast could through at it. For those of you who don’t know sailing, the typical sail material needs to be protected from exposure when not in use so it is bundled and covered with a sail cover. The sail cover is the shield that covers the expensive sail from damage.

My neighbors sail cover was made from Sea Grass Green Sunbrella ™ which is a bold, fairly bright green. I explained to him that if I patched the cover with new material it would look terrible because new bright material would stick out like a sore thumb on the faded older material. I laid a piece of new material on his old cover to prove my point.

To my astonishment the only difference between the two was his was a little dirty. Once it was cleaned and patched, there was no difference between the new fabric and the old even after constant exposure for twelve years. If your swim spa is outdoors and your tired of replacing swim spa covers due to sun damage you really need to get the only spa cover that is offered in Sunbrella ™ fabric the SpaCap.

If your rigid foam swim spa covers smell like mildew, the vinyl on the outside is one of the reasons why.

For those of you who don’t know sailing, the typical sail material needs to be protected from exposure when not in use so it is bundled and covered with a sail cover. The sail cover is the shield that covers the expensive sail from damage.

Visit SpaCap.com today.