You’ve finally been able to save up enough and carefully decide which hot tub is most appropriate for you. After buying the tub, the required chemicals and all, you probably are not ready to spend any more on anything concerning the tub, but there’s an essential thing you must buy for you to enjoy your bathtub.
Yes, you guessed right. The Bath Tub Cover! Without much ado, let me tell you briefly why you need one. Think about your bathtub right now, how beautiful it is and what it took you to get one, it would only remain that way and even cost you less money if you get a cover for it. The cover helps minimize heat escape from the tub and protects its shell from being exposed to the fading effects of sunlight. How then do you a good hot tub cover? Read on as I review with you the top 10 best hot tub covers you can get.
- 1 Top 10 Hot Tub Covers Review
- 1.1 ULTCOVER Waterproof Polyester Outdoor Hot Tub Cover
- 1.2 Pool Spa Part Heavy Duty Outdoor Pool Hot Tub Cover
- 1.3 Porch Shield Hot Tub Cover
- 1.4 Classic Accessories Veranda Hot Tub Cover
- 1.5 Amazonbasics Outdoor Hot Tub Cover
- 1.6 Covermates Round Hot Tub
- 1.7 In the Swim Solar Blanket Hot Tub Cover
- 1.8 Budge English Garden Hot Tub Cover
- 1.9 AWNIC Round Table Hot Tub Cover
- 1.10 Classic Accessories Veranda Round Hot Tub Cover
- 2 Guide to Buying a Durable and Affordable Hot Tub Cover
- 3 Conclusion
Top 10 Hot Tub Covers Review
ULTCOVER Waterproof Polyester Outdoor Hot Tub Cover
This square-shaped waterproof hot tub cover is designed to fit a tub of size 90(L) by 90(W). it is made with the best quality 600D Polyester material that’ll withstand rain, snow and all sorts of weathers. If you have your tub fixed outside, you do not have to worry about the wind lofting your hot tub cover away because on two ends of the tub cover, there are air vents that you should always leave open to prevent the wind from lofting it. Likewise, it comes with strap buckles to secure it fit on wild days.
In case this one is a little big for your bath tub or if the weather seems too harsh and you’re afraid the cover won’t fit and probably blow off; this particular hard tub cover comes with heavy-duty elastic cords that give room for adjustment to achieve a tight and more comfortable fit. So, you have little or nothing to worry about. This product comes with a three-year warranty and has been proven to last beyond that duration.
- Suitable for both indoor and outdoor tubs
- Stays with tub in use and folds back in it
- 3 years warranty
- Cannot be used without an insulated hard cover under it
Pool Spa Part Heavy Duty Outdoor Pool Hot Tub Cover
I’d recommend this basically for you if you have your pool outside or if your tub is exposed to sunlight due to its highly integrated water protection features. This cover is specially lined with TPU backing layer, having a water protection level of 4. Being specially designed for outdoor, it is ultraviolent light resistant and has anti color transfer properties. It also has the ability to resist as low temperatures as 15 degrees to very high temperatures.
This heavy-duty tub cover is made majorly with polyester material and able to fit conveniently a 76(L) by 76(W), whereas its actual size is 77(L) by 77(W). Asides the fact that it adds beauty to the hot tub, it also performs its function of protecting it well as it comes with adjustable wind belts and cords to attach firmly and prevent blowoffs. You can be sure to use this tub cover for no less than 3 years.
- It is attractive and gives pool a beautiful look
- Ultraviolent resistant
- Resistant to extreme weathers
- Algae formation on cover
- Need to clean regularly
- Need for insulated hard cover before use
Porch Shield Hot Tub Cover
This porch square-shaped hot tub cover is one of the best I’ve ever encountered. It is large enough to contain an 80(L) by 80(W) by 20(H). It is also laminated with water-resistant undercoating that keeps the spa heat completely dry. Just as you would want to double-check with your clothes to make sure they don’t tear; it has double stitches to prevent it from ripping at the seams and also to prevent leakages.
Its 600D polyethene material is breathable but not permeable. To prevent condensation in the hot water tub, and lofting by the wind, this porch shield cover has integrated air vent line made with mesh barriers. From the name “porch shield”, you may guess that its properties should be more focused on its shielding capacity; indeed, it has several locking systems which include, quick release buttons at the bottom for secure fastening and most effective for very harsh weathers, sliding clips for smart fittings with the tub. If you want something good and within your budget, this would be nice for you.
- Suitable for outdoor use
- Ribbon woven handles for comfortability
- Very affordable
- Can’t withstand too hot weathers
Classic Accessories Veranda Hot Tub Cover
Style meets with competence in this Classic Accessories Veranda tub cover. It is made of Gardella woven polyester, internally bound seams and highly dense stitches which makes it more durable compared to other products. It is a very reasonable choice if you have your tub or pool indoor. You can be rest assured that this product is safe for use because it meets the California Prob 65 compliance for health and safety.
Its actual size can conveniently fit an 86(L) by 86(W) tub though it has elastic hem cords with toggles which aid adjustment for it to be tight and fit. Though Veranda products often come with a 3-year warranty they are known to last longer than that and serve their purpose effectively till they completely wear out.
- Fashionable design
- Gorgeous fabric
- More affordable
- Not UV resistant
- Best for indoor use only
Amazonbasics Outdoor Hot Tub Cover
This outdoor tub cover weighs about 7.6 pounds, similar to other products, it is made of 100% polythene material with laminated under coating to minimize rain from seeping through it. Similarly, it protects your tub from snow, bird droppings, air, dust and other unwanted substances. It is designed to last the test of time through the provision of tough interlocking seams. You might wonder if this bathtub cover gives room for breathing. Yes, it does!
Imagine a situation where there is air build up beneath the hot tub cover, it would be swollen and when there is little wind, it will easily loft the cover off. To prevent such ugly scenario, this amazon basics tub cover has made provision for breathable though not permeable inbuilt air vents which make it possible for air to flow freely through it. Thus, preventing condensation, and billowing in the breeze. Its size is perfect for a squared 86(L) by 86(W) inches hot tub.
- Easy to clean
- Long lasting
- Breathable yet, not permeable
- Tightly woven fabric material
- Need to clean regularly to prevent algae buildup
Covermates Round Hot Tub
Usually, hot tub covers are made with either polythene or vinyl materials. This round covermates hot tub cover is more sophisticated as the outer part is made with very thick 12-guage commercial vinyl while the inner part consists of polyester lining which means it combines the two major products that are usually used for making hot tub covers. Isn’t that superb?!
Another interesting thing with this product is that you do not have to worry about bacteria buildup on the cover or having to clean it often because it has a moisture repellant characteristic. In addition, it comes with elastic hem to secure it in place in case of unpredictable weathers. This product is actually designed to fit the modern-day fashion as it is light to carry and very versatile. It has a 2-year warranty and can fit up to 80 diameters by 14(H). it is designed to sustain low to moderate humidity, moderate to high temperatures and snowfall. If you really want something that’ll keep your hot tub in shape and color just as you bought it, I think this is the best option to opt for.
- Easy to move about
- Thick and durable fabric
- Cost efficient
- May not stand very harsh weathers
In the Swim Solar Blanket Hot Tub Cover
Just as the name indicates, this hot tub cover is specially designed with features to suit outdoor pools or tubs. Most hot tub covers come in either square or round shapes and may discourage owners of other shapes of pools or hot tubs. In the swim solar hot tub cover however, has you in mind if you fall to that category. It is made in such a way that it allows you to adjust it to your needs i.e. it is individualized. If you have an irregularly shaped hot tub or cover, the In the Swim blanket gives room enough for you to place it over your tub for at least 24 hours and then cut it with scissors to fit in it perfectly
Getting this solar blanket helps you conserve electrical energy due to its 80% thermal efficiency and saves cost because it keeps the water in the tub warm, maintains its chemical level, reduces evaporation and prevents dirt from entering the water. Inclusively it heats the water temperature by about 8-10 degrees in about 5-7 days. In order for you to enjoy this blanket and make it more convenient to use, you may need to buy a solar blanket cover reel but it definitely is worth it!
- Retains quantity and quality of water
- Perfect for irregular shaped tubs
- Easy to install
- Saves money
- Extra cost for reel
- Inconsistent seams
- Best use at night
Budge English Garden Hot Tub Cover
If you’re a fashionable person who seeks beauty and quality in products, this is the perfect hot tub cover for you, with this English garden tub cover, you do not have to compromise style for durability or protection. Meanwhile, you may feel that its designs may not match the tub you have at home but I can assure you that the budge garden design compliments almost all preexisting patios. This product is made with 600D polyester material, ultrasonically welded seams which promotes both the longevity and protective characteristics of the cover.
Its material is of spun polyester, rustic woven tan pattern. Then lined by a dark grey piping at the outer seams to make it match any patio décor. This makes it more beautiful but somehow attenuates it. It is designed to fit a tub of 14(H) by 86(W) by 86(L) inches; nevertheless, it is made with a contoured shape and gorgeous custom-like fit
- Comfortable and stylish
- Protects tub from fading
- Quite expensive
- Not really durable
- Loosening seams
AWNIC Round Table Hot Tub Cover
This AWNIC round hot tub cover is made with machine-woven 420D polyester material and welded ultrasonically to make it waterproof and ultraviolent light resistant. These qualities have helped this product to be tested and certified by the TUV Rhineland for its ultraviolent resistance up to 5, waterproofing capacity and tear strength. It can withstand real extreme weathers all year round without fading thanks to the fact that it is made with 100% polyester material.
Furthermore, it comes with air vents on both sides which reduces the risk of mold formation by allowing air to pass through it freely. To guarantee its firm attachment to the tub and its resisting strength during harsh weathers like wind, heavy rainfall and so on, it has specially designed hooks and loops at both sides and feet which aid its tightening and help to keep it in place. An extra bonus that comes with this product is a storage bag to keep the tub cover in when it is not in use, meanwhile, very importantly, you should clean the tub cover before dropping it for a long period of time.
- Water and dust proof
- UV resistant
- Maximum protecting capacity
- UV welded seams
- Padded handles for comfortability
- More appropriate for pools and outdoor tubs
- Difficult to remove
Classic Accessories Veranda Round Hot Tub Cover
This Classic Accessories Round hot tub cover is similar to the one I reviewed with you earlier, just that it comes in a different shape and size. This one is perfect for a round 86 inch in diameter hot tub. This product can be trusted for its durability and strength because the seams are interiorly bounded and its stitches are greatly dense. It is equally safe and healthy to use as it has met the health and safety compliance of the California Prop.
To aid your comfort when handling it, this Veranda tub cover is designed with double padded handles and matching webbings to make it look attractive. With this, you need to worry less about whether it’ll fit-in perfectly because it comes with elastic hem cords that has toggles for adjusting it to be tight and customized fit. Like all Veranda products, it has a 3-year warranty but definitely lasts beyond that. It is the perfect choice to protect your expensive hot tub from harsh weathers and other elements.
- Elegant fabric
- Relatively big
- High density stitches
- Not suitable for outdoor use
Guide to Buying a Durable and Affordable Hot Tub Cover
Having known the several important functions of the hot tub cover, I’m sure you’re already thinking of how to get the best one that will not only add beauty to your already gorgeous hot tub but also protect it from harsh elements and keep it looking as shiny as ever new.
For a quality hot tub cover, you should look for one that has high density because it will provide insulation for the tub and keep the water in the tub warm even when not in use.
Apart from the fact that the locking straps keep the cover perfectly fit and against wind lofting, it also prevents little children from being able to remove it. To get one that’ll fit your tub accurately, you need to know where the strap receivers are placed on your tub and buy one that has its straps fixed on the same sides to match yours.
The quality of the material that is used is making a hot tub cover goes a long way in determining how long it’ll last and how effective it’ll be in protecting your hot tub.
The best tub covers are made from vinyl materials because they can withstand any amount of UV light they are exposed to. If you have your tub outdoor, you should consider getting a cover that has as high as 30 oz vinyl but if yours is indoor, you could settle for a much lower grade and save some extra dollars.
Hard- or Soft-shell Covers
Soft shell covers are made for only indoor purposes, they protect the tub against dusts and dirt they have low resistance to harsh conditions, but if you have your tub outside, a hard shell should be your choice.
Seasonal or Winter Hot Tub Covers
You might be purchasing a hot tub cover in preparation for winter, if this is the case, you need one, you can use it in combination with a hard-shell cover. It is specially produced with tarpaulin that’ll cover both the hot tub cabinet and the thermal cover hence giving it topmost weather protection.
No doubt, hot tub covers might be an expensive investment to venture into, it is however a necessity for maintaining the more costly hot tub and you should endeavor to pick one that’ll give you peace of mind even when you are miles away.