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    Question Spa cover leaking?

    Hi,
    I have a 4-year old Hot Spring spa with a tapered cover. It lives outdoors. This winter I noticed that half the cover is getting waterlogged, and the spa tends to fill up after it rains. So it seems quite obvious that the cover is leaking, although to the eye it is completely intact.
    Meanwhile, the water quality and chemistry are fine even though I'm probably getting an admixture of rain water.

    So: is it imperative to replace the entire cover ASAP?
    Is 4 years a short cover life?

    As always, thanks for the great help I always get from TFP.
    Location: Media, PA (Philadelphia suburb).
    In-ground, 13,000 gallon pool, plaster, built 2008-9.
    Pump Whisper-flow 60 gpm DE filter
    Spa: 2013 Hot Springs/salt generator

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    Re: Spa cover leaking?

    With it living outside I would say 4 yrs is a good run for the cover. Do you HAVE to replace it? Nope........keep a close eye on your chemistry and go from there. To buy you some time you might be able to put a tarp over it to help keep the rain out. Not pretty but....

    Kim
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    Re: Spa cover leaking?

    Since we are going into spring I wouldn't worry about it too much but would replace this fall. If water is getting in then heat can get out. I have a hot spring spa too with a hot spring cover, bummer it only lasted 4 years.
    Mark, Pool: 30,000 gallon, IG Vinyl, Pentair Superflo Variable Speed 1.5 HP pump, Hayward S220T Sand Filter, Taylor k-2006 Test kit with speedstir. Dolphin Nautilus Plus.
    Hot Tub: Hot Spring Grandee 450 Gallons, Ace System (Salt water Chlorine Generator) Dichlor / Bleach method. Taylor K1766 Salt Test.

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    Re: Spa cover leaking?

    Thanks for the replies. In the end, I decided to order a new cover on-line and it seems very well-made. It came just a little too large but that's OK.
    Location: Media, PA (Philadelphia suburb).
    In-ground, 13,000 gallon pool, plaster, built 2008-9.
    Pump Whisper-flow 60 gpm DE filter
    Spa: 2013 Hot Springs/salt generator

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    Re: Spa cover leaking?

    Better too big than too small!

    Kim
    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

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