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    How to clean spa cover

    I bought my spa and cover used. I live in the desert and there is a lot of dust and the spa cover gets really gritty especially after it rains.

    How do I clean it? Because it's used I have no idea what it's made of. It looks feels like fake leather. I assume it's some sort of vinyl.

    Two questions:
    - How do I clean it? What should I use? Not use?
    - How do I protect it?

    Caldera Elation (2004) AG 500 gal spa, cartridge filter

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    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: How to clean spa cover

    My pool and spa store sell Spa Cover Cleaner and another product called Spa Protectant. On the outside you could probably use ArmorAll or something like that.
    On the inside cover we just use the spa cover cleaner about once a year.
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    The Netherlands, Europe

    Re: How to clean spa cover

    I clean my cover (both sides) with plain water or water from the tub (with clorine and Aquafinesse). Just a soft sponge and clean it.
    My cover is 18 months old, so no long term maintenance expierence yet.
    Sunspa Monaco in the garden since March 2011.

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    Re: How to clean spa cover

    I like to use a good cleaner like 409 or something with Ammonia in it first, then wipe down with a protectant. Armor All is OK but there are much better ones made specifically for vinyl. Do that every few weeks and it'll last quite a bit longer.

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    Re: How to clean spa cover

    This is what you want to use. It's regarded as the best for protection from UV damage. Used heavily in the marine and boating industry. Do Not substitute with Armor All or the like as the formula is not the same. Automotive vinyl/interior differs from that used on HT covers and such.

    303 Aerospace Protectant

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    18' X 38' IG Vinyl, 3' - 8' depth ~ 24K gallons
    2 skimmers, 2 wall suctions, 3 returns, 1.5" piping

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    Re: How to clean spa cover

    I bought a cover from these folks.

    I've got an octagonal hot tub, and a replacement cover was insanely expensive. This product is more a less a fitted bedsheet, although tighter fitting and more durable.
    Kansas City, MO
    13500 gallon Foxx vinyl sport pool--inground (1988)
    Cristal-Flo sand filter
    Ray-Pak 406A digital
    1.5 HP single speed
    400 gallon Heldor inground spa, octagon

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