To keep your spa water clean and clear, you also need a spa cover. Most likely your spa came with a cover but if not, you need one! Spa covers keep out dust and falling leaves, as well as sunshine, which will cause algae to grow in your spa. If you don’t have a lid and your spa water gets direct sunshine on it, you may need to use a small amount of chlorine to keep algal growth at bay until you manage to source a lid.
Spa covers also prevent spa water evaporating, reducing the need for top-ups. Not only that, spa covers insulate your spa so that the heat stays trapped in your water and you aren’t wasting money unnecessarily heating it. Probably the most important benefit of a spa cover is that it keeps pets and small children from gaining access. Yes you do need one!
You also need to keep your spa cover clean; regular household detergent will do the job. If your spa cover is ripped or damaged we recommend you get it repaired. The inside of spa covers have been known to harbour mould or bacteria, and if the cover is torn, these can escalate to the point that these contaminants drip down into your spa with the condensation that has collected on the inside cover of the lid.
If you think that a spa cover may be difficult to remove and replace each time you use your spa, you may want to invest in a spa lid lifter, which makes this job a lot easier. In Australia you can source a spa lid lifter here at Australian Spa Covers.
For spa covers we have personally purchased a good quality cover from Prestige Spa Covers in Perth, WA.
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