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    need new cover- Jacuzzi J-470

    Ok, I have had this hot tub since 2009. I have went thru two covers. Jacuzzi replaced the first one as water was getting in the side part of the cover. Now the 4 year old one is holding water on each half of the cover.
    We have a cover lift, dont abuse the cover etc and they dont last long. I am hesitant to buy another from the dealer. Need some suggestions or reference of folks who purchased a new cover of the internet. Anyone using alternative covers.

    Help... would like this one to last longer
    Oh and I leave the cover off for a while when I add chemicals. Does get direct sun, maybe i also need s extra cover that protects the cover.

    In West Virginia, so we do get harsh winters.
    22,000 IG vinyl liner
    sand filter
    LQ 8 gallon

    Jacuzzi Hot Tub
    420 gallons

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    Re: need new cover- Jacuzzi J-470

    LOL! Cover for the cover! Might actually be cheaper though. I haven't had to replace mine yet. There are some recommendations on this recent thread, Spa Cover Recommendations
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    Re: need new cover- Jacuzzi J-470

    I keep a tarp over my cover lol. I cut it to match the size so it's not too ugly. It's just too hard to keep the leather in good condition.
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    Re: need new cover- Jacuzzi J-470

    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 made 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...

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    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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