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    Question Are there any truss-reinforced spa covers?

    It seems a common death of spa covers is that eventually the thing loses strength in its spine along the hinge, and starts drooping until it collapses into the tub. Time for a new cover.

    Though it doesn't sound like a hard problem to solve.. just build a triangle truss structure inside each half of the cover, with compression and tension beams..



    Does anyone make spa covers like this? It seems like an easy way to get ... a long-lived Trouble-Free Spa™...

    If the truss tensioning was done with a cable around the large triangle shape, it'd be possible to re-cinch it tighter over time with tensioning bolts, as things start to sag from age.

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    Re: Are there any truss-reinforced spa covers?

    Mine has a 1.5in strip of galvanized steel imbedded in the foam on both sides of the hinge. When i had it built I was told it would support a grown man, that never happened but i did have to run my son and 3 friends off of it once. BTW the were all Freshmen and had been told not to get on it many times... Hard Headed Boy's!!! It's now 10 years old and still going strong.
    16 x 36 inground vinyl w/ covered steps. 9 1/2 ft deep end w/ diving board. 27,000 gal.
    PacFab Challenger 1 1/2 hp 2 speed pump, Pureflo 300 lb sand filter, Pentair chlorine feeder
    1 skimmer, 1 main drain, 3 return lines and NO LEAKS "knock on wood" LOL.

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    Are there any truss-reinforced spa covers?

    Quote Originally Posted by mark-o View Post
    Mine has a 1.5in strip of galvanized steel imbedded in the foam on both sides of the hinge. When i had it built I was told it would support a grown man, that never happened but i did have to run my son and 3 friends off of it once. BTW the were all Freshmen and had been told not to get on it many times... Hard Headed Boy's!!! It's now 10 years old and still going strong.
    I would like to know where you bought this one. We have had a few different spas and the cover is always the first thing to fail, and in a LOT less than 1" years.
    Thanks
    B


    30x20 vinyl IG, Hayward SD60 with Pentair Dynamo 340219 2HP pump, Compupool CPSC24 SWG, Hayward H200FDN heater. APC automatic pool cover.
    Central Illinois

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    Re: Are there any truss-reinforced spa covers?

    Here's a link to the web site.http://wholesalespacover.com/
    16 x 36 inground vinyl w/ covered steps. 9 1/2 ft deep end w/ diving board. 27,000 gal.
    PacFab Challenger 1 1/2 hp 2 speed pump, Pureflo 300 lb sand filter, Pentair chlorine feeder
    1 skimmer, 1 main drain, 3 return lines and NO LEAKS "knock on wood" LOL.

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    Re: Are there any truss-reinforced spa covers?

    Quote Originally Posted by mark-o View Post
    Here's a link to the web site.http://wholesalespacover.com/
    Thanks. Our "free" hot tub is in need of a cover. And the people that we got if from bought the "walk on" from a different site and it is junk.


    30x20 vinyl IG, Hayward SD60 with Pentair Dynamo 340219 2HP pump, Compupool CPSC24 SWG, Hayward H200FDN heater. APC automatic pool cover.
    Central Illinois

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