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    Spa Cover Recommendations

    My hot tub cover is getting heavy and I'm noticing mold or mildew between the cover and the foam. I think it might actually be rain getting in from above rather than vapors leaking up from below, but regardless, the cover is at least 5 years old, the stitching is about to go and I think it's time for a new one.

    Any recommendations on a new one? I'm looking at Solis. Every spa cover company I looked at have some complaints over at the Better Business Bureau but if they're making a few hundred covers a week then a few complaints per year is not unexpected.

    I'm also looking at the electricity savings vs increased R values and if my math is right it looks like I'll save about $20 in electricity over a 5-year period for every increase in R value. So if I'm comparing an R-20 to an R-25 then I would save about $100 of electricity with the R-25 over a 5 year period. That makes it economical to get the highest R value possible. Agree or disagree?

    Many thanks,

    Marc
    Pool: 16,000 gallons, 16x31, 500SqFt gunite pool, White Pebbletec interior, built by Cody Pools. Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 pump, Pentair Clean & Clear 420 Cartridge Filter, In-line chlor with Ultra UV, PV3 Infloor cleaning, Pentair Easytouch-P4 control. TF-100
    Spa: 525 Gallons, Coast fiberglass spa of unknown vintage and suspect previous care with a 2-speed main pump and a blower motor, both 4HP. 3-step bromine sanitized.

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    Re: Spa Cover Recommendations

    Darn I need another one too. Any research you can share?
    22,000 IG vinyl liner
    sand filter
    LQ 8 gallon

    Jacuzzi Hot Tub
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    Re: Spa Cover Recommendations

    I would stay far away from solis. Ordered my last one from them. It took over 2 months to get the cover and about 6 months after getting it the whole center channel collapsed and the vinyl leaks developed leaks. Horrible experience with them all around. I wrote off all the BBB complaints and wish I hadn't.

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    Re: Spa Cover Recommendations

    I need one as well. My last cover lasted for over 10 years, could have kept it longer but a friends kid decided to walk on it.

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    Re: Spa Cover Recommendations

    Hey there, I went with Hot Tub Covers Replacement Spa Covers from BeyondNice I had them sow 2 handles in the middle of the cover, so I could close the cover while in the tub.. The mistake I mad was not using both handles at the same time and they started to tear... Once I started using both handles no further damage has been done and it works great...

    Thickest Hot Tub Covers: 6"-4" Tapered with 1.0# (R23.85-R37) Cover thickness selectionULTRA cover is 6 inches thick tapering to 4 inches for the most insulation available - R24.9
    Tie down strapsStandard: 4 tie down straps, 1 strap on each of the four sides Tie down strap
    Additional insulationUpgrade: Long Steam Stopper - additional insulation seals under the fold View - $19.00
    Upgrade: Double Thick & Double Wrap - twice as thick as Standard and wrapped twice - $36.00
    1.5 pound - Shear strength 26-32 psi (Estimated 4-2 taper static load limit - 270 pounds) - $45.00
    Upgrade: Strengthen the fold/hinge View - $18.00

    Cost me 445 dollars with free shipping, received it in about 2 weeks from ordering.. Great customer service!!

    I have had this cover for 3 years now, it is still not water logged, does not let air escape, and still looks great (except the handles on the inside) It is thick, 6 inches in center and 4 on the ends.. way thicker than my original and that helps the heat stay in, the heater turns on much less now...
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    Re: Spa Cover Recommendations

    I ordered a cover from hottubworks.com last summer. I went with the second cheapest cover, and it came to about $315. I received it in about 10 days from the order date.
    8,000 gallon, in ground, fiberglass pool with a cartridge filter.

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    Re: Spa Cover Recommendations

    Great info. Thank You for posting, I need one also for Hot Springs Spa, will look these up for sure.
    pool 11-14,IG 16,500G 4ft to 6ft Quartz Tahoe Blue Pentair equip VS pump cartridge filter IC40 SWG Heat Pump Hayward Shark XL Robotic Eagle Point, Or

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    Re: Spa Cover Recommendations

    Thanks all! Anyone have experience with Spa Depot? I found generally good reviews here and a few other places. All of them have some info at BBB.org but it looks like Spa Depot tries to resolve... somewhat...

    Marc
    Pool: 16,000 gallons, 16x31, 500SqFt gunite pool, White Pebbletec interior, built by Cody Pools. Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 pump, Pentair Clean & Clear 420 Cartridge Filter, In-line chlor with Ultra UV, PV3 Infloor cleaning, Pentair Easytouch-P4 control. TF-100
    Spa: 525 Gallons, Coast fiberglass spa of unknown vintage and suspect previous care with a 2-speed main pump and a blower motor, both 4HP. 3-step bromine sanitized.

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    Re: Spa Cover Recommendations

    I just bought an acculok cover for my pdc spa. It is worth a look at their web site because the cover has sides with no split in the middle. So far it seems like a great cover.

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    Re: Spa Cover Recommendations

    I have a custom 3 piece SpaMate cover which they built for $550 delivered. This is a great price for a custom cover. I'm going on three years with no issues.
    Inground 22k gallon gunite 15x31 main pool, 15x7 wading pool/sunning deck, hot tub/with overflow (9' octagon with limestone top) & slide NSWG, Aqua Blue Pebble Sheen
    Filter dual cartridge Sta-rite 450sq/ft, TF-100 Test Kit
    Heater Raypak 2100 400k btu cupro-nickel exchanger
    Auto pool cover, Polaris 280 auto pool cleaner, Jandy AqualinkRS8 Remote Control System

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