Can hot tub covers melt?
Our Spa Cover foam cores are made from expanded polystyrene, or EPS. EPS is a tough and rigid closed-cell foam. This is important as the closed-cell foam retards water absorption and helps the spa cover live its longest possible life.
Foam density not only plays a large roll in the overall insulating ability, but also in the longevity of the spa cover foam core. Increasing the foam density is the primary component that determines the cover strength and how much water / melting snow it can hold before it cracks or breaks.
When something is placed on top of a spa cover and the sun then heats the item, the spa cover will inevitably collect the heat intensity and prevent the heat from dissipating, thus causing melting.
Industry professionals warn against the following items that have a history of melting spa covers:
- Pool toys such as inflatable rafts or tubes
- Wet towels laid on top of the hot tub lid to dry
- Nearby windows that reflect and focus the sun’s rays directly onto the spa cover like a magnifying glass
- Clothing laid on the cover while tubing
We highly recommend taking great care and precaution in avoiding any times left on top of the spa cover. Because items left on the spa cover are out of our control, our manufacture warranty does not cover melted foam cores.
It is easy for a website to claim they have the best quality but at MySpaCover we guarantee it. We utilize only the highest quality materials and the most sophisticated processes to offer the best covers available online. Here is how our covers compare to the competition:
Our heavy-duty handles come standard and are double stitched using marine grade vinyl to ensure the highest durability and most attractive aesthetics.
Our standard straps are double stitched and are also produced with marine-grade vinyl.
We double stitch every seam and hinge to ensure your spa cover can be used for years to come.
Their cheap handles are more prone to wear and tear and are known to rip off within the first two years plus the appearance speaks for itself.
Our competition uses low-quality straps that are prone to breakage and often times do not match the color of the spa cover.
Their use of single stitching and exposed shells can ultimately cause cracking and heat loss, costing you more on your electric bill.
The underside of a spa cover is often overlooked. However, this is the material that is in constant contact with high temperatures and the chemicals in your spa. The life of your spa cover depends on a high-quality spa underside. We don’t cut corners like the other guys so you can trust that our 6 mil plastic wrap is vapor sealed to the core and will keep the heat out.
MySpaCover utilizes an 11oz PVC coated poly that, after years of rigorous testing, has proven to be the best possible material to withstand constant high temperates and chemical exposure.
Beware of mesh bottoms used by competitors as this type of material is meant to cut costs and is prone to failure.