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  1. Storm Safety: Tips for Protecting Your Hot Tub From Strong Winds

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    Powerful winds can be a scary sight, knocking over tall trees and throwing outdoor furniture across your backyard. Thankfully, hot tubs are a lot heavier than furniture. During normal or even high winds, your hot tub should be fine, as long as it has a durable cover secured to it. ThermoSpas® hot tubs are durable, allowing them to withstand most types of weather without any problem.

    If you’re expecting extremely high winds or a hurricane, however, you’ll want to prepare your hot tub just in case. Thankfully, protecting your hot tub on very windy days doesn’t take much time at all. Just follow the steps below to help keep your hot tub safer during extremely strong winds.

    Invest in a Durable Hot Tub Cover

    A cover is the most important factor to keeping your hot tub safe from the outside environment, including strong winds. When debris, branches or even outdoor furniture flies through the air on an extremely windy day, a high-quality hot tub cover will protect the inside of your spa from any damage. A durable cover is also a lot less likely to be punctured or damaged itself from these flying objects.

    With a ThermoSpas® hot tub, you don’t have to worry about buying a high-quality hot tub cover because your spa will come with one. ThermoSpas® hot tub covers feature strong cam-lock straps and spa lock systems, helping to keep your cover secure on the windiest days. ThermoSpas covers also feature a thick and dense foam core and strong center support, increasing their strength and weight load. You can feel comfort knowing your hot tub is safe with a ThermoSpas® hot tub cover protecting it.

    To learn more about our durable hot tub cover’s features, click here.

    Lock Your Cover and Make Sure Your Straps are Firmly Secured

    Though you should be locking your straps every time you’re done using the hot tub, it’s especially important to do so during extremely high winds. After you’ve locked your straps in, gently tug on the strap to make sure it’s fully locked.

    Then, try moving your hot tub cover. If it moves at all, tighten the straps until your cover doesn’t budge. This will make it a lot more difficult for the wind to move.

    Secure Extra Straps to Your Cover

    If you’re expecting abnormally strong winds or a hurricane, you may want to purchase extra straps for your cover. Doubling up on straps will help ensure that even the strongest winds won’t move it. You’ll also have spare straps available in case the ones on your hot tub break.

    Remove Debris and Furniture That Could Damage Your Hot Tub

    Try to remove anything that could possibly puncture your hot tub cover or damage the hot tub from the area around it before the winds begin. These objects could include tree branches, plant pots, outdoor furniture, deck furniture and other debris that may have already found their way into your backyard from the wind.

    If you have any more questions about keeping your hot tub safe during strong winds or other types of weather, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-876-0158. Our ThermoSpas® representatives would love to help answer your questions.

  2. Save Money with a ThermoSpas Hot Tub Cover

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    Most people know that hot tub covers protect spa water by keeping undesired objects out. But what many don’t think about is how a cover saves you money every day. Because heat rises, much of the heat in a hot tub can be lost through the cover. The same fact holds true for houses, which is why insulated attics and roofs are so important.

    Because of this, hot tub covers are one of the primary factors that determine how much your spa costs to operate. If you buy a high-quality cover, you will end up saving both energy and money.

    ThermoSpas ThermoCover Money-Saving Features

    Every inch of a ThermoSpas hot tub cover is designed to make your spa as energy efficient as possible. Each cover is specifically designed for your hot tub to ensure a perfect fit, and thick insulation helps to cut down your energy costs. The high quality and durability of our covers allow for them to last for years. Let’s take a look at some of the money-saving features of a ThermoSpas hot tub cover.

    1.     Antaeus Foam Core Protection

    Antaeus is a special material that resists water vapor transmission, protecting the foam core from water. This will keep your cover free from water damage for a longer period of time, saving you the cost of having to replace it. In addition, Antaeus is heat sealed to the foam, preventing heat from escaping the hot tub. The more heat that remains inside the hot tub after use, the less you have to spend heating up your water.

    2.     Thick & Dense Foam Core

    Our thick and dense foam core is key to the energy efficiency, lifespan and safety of our hot tub covers. The denser the foam, the more insulated your cover is. A thick foam core also makes your hot tub cover stronger, increasing its weight load, safety, and, therefore, its longevity.

    3.     Strong Locking Straps

    Strong locking straps protect your cover from one of its biggest threats: the wind. During extremely strong winds, a hot tub cover can be dislodged and cracked. Our Cam-lock strap and spa lock system will keep your cover tightly secured. A secured hot tub also means less bacteria and contaminants will enter the tub, allowing your filters to work less and last longer.

    4. Vinyl Exterior for Protection

    There’s a reason vinyl is the most commonly used material for a spa cover’s exterior. Vinyl effectively protects your hot tub cover from its biggest threat: the sun’s UV rays. Over time, UV rays can cause your cover to degrade in appearance and functionality. ThermoSpas uses SpaTechTM vinyl, a beautiful and lavishly textured vinyl that comes with a variety of designer colors and effectively fights off UV rays. It also protects the cover from mildew and moisture, boosting its lifespan and saving you money. Your vinyl should be occasionally treated with cover conditioner to maintain its effectiveness.

    5. Perimeter Apron

    We here at ThermoSpas use a longer Perimeter Apron, or spa skirt, to keep contaminants out of your hot tub and heat in more effectively. This means that your sanitizers, filters, ozonators and wallet have to do less work.

    6. Heat Seal Gasket

    Being the most important feature in keeping heat in the hot tub, it’s a wonder why more spa cover manufacturers don’t install padded gaskets in their covers. Our heat-sealed gaskets prevent heat loss in the fold between the two cover halves. Without them, a lot of energy and money would be wasted.

    7. Strong Center Support

    It’s extremely important to purchase a cover that includes a minimum 20-gauge galvanized steel sheet center support. A strong center support will strengthen the foam’s core and prevent sagging. This will keep another one of your hot tub cover’s biggest threats at bay: puddles. A strong center support keeps your hot tub cover level so that water can’t puddle together and begin degrading it, and makes it more resistant to cracking.

    8. Dual Stitching

    Finally, dual stitching helps to keep your cover tear free. This not only helps keep it looking good, but also makes it function better. Once your hot tub cover begins tearing, it becomes much less energy efficient and allows more contaminants to enter the hot tub. Our covers include both bottom and top stitching to protect and add beauty to the vinyl cover, with triple stitching on heavily abused areas such as handles and straps.

    As you can see, a ThermoSpas hot tub cover is well worth the investment. Our hot tub covers will save you lots of money in the future by making your hot tub more energy efficient and lasting for years. To learn more about our hot tub covers and choose the one that’s right for you, visit our Replacement Covers page. We have hot tub cover options to fulfill everyone’s needs.


  3. How Often to Clean Your Hot Tub

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    Keeping your hot tub clean does not have to be a daunting task. If you are staying on top of your chemicals and have an efficient high-quality cover, cleaning your spa can be easier than cleaning your car!

    Below is a guideline on what needs to be cleaned and when, along with additional resources and how to’s on spa maintenance.


    Depending on how much you use your spa, filters should be cleaned in a filter cleaning solution every 1-3 weeks. You should never go more than one month without cleaning your filters.

    If you notice build-up and grime on your filters, and if the pleats look worn; it’s time to replace the them.

    A well maintained filter can last up to 18 months before needing to be replaced.

    Read: How to Clean Your Hot Tub Filters


    Give your shell a deep cleaning every time you drain your spa, which is about 3-4 times a year.

    In between cleanings, use an all purpose cleaner to wipe the shell surface just above the waterline. This will keep water lines away and make cleaning your shell easier. Be sure to use a hot tub cleaner that won’t interfere with your chemistry.

    Investing in a good cover and keeping your water clean are ways you can preserve your hot tub shell and make cleaning time a breeze.

    Read: How to Preserve the Beauty of Your Hot Tub Shell


    Your cover is one of the most important elements of your hot tub. Keeping it clean will prolong it’s life and prevent wear and tear that can cause heat loss.

    A good rule of thumb is to clean your cover each time you clean your filters, which works out to be about once a month.

    Using an enzyme, hot tub safe cleaner, remove debris and dirt from the underside of the cover as well as the vinyl exterior.

    Then apply a vinyl protectant to condition the cover and protect against UV rays and other outdoor elements.

    Read: Choosing and Caring For Your Hot Tub Cover


    ThermoSpas uses special ThermoBoard panelling that has the rich look of wood without all the work and maintenance.

    With ThermoBoard, there is no warping, fading, or sanding; and the panels are UV resistant.

    The only care that’s needed for your ThermoBoard panels is a quick hose off from time to time. They are virtually maintenance free!

    Read: Hot Tub Spa Cabinets – The Rich Look of Wood

    Have questions? Contact our customer care department at (800) 876-0158 Monday through Friday from 9am – 6pm and Saturday from 9am – 1pm for assistance with all your hot tub needs.

    If you’re local, swing by our store located at 155 East St. Wallingford CT 06492 for support or to buy chemicals and accessories.

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