Best hot tub covers for the sun

covana horizon hot tub cover

There are a wide variety of hot tub covers for sunny locations that will do the job of keeping contaminates out of the water and protecting your home spa from UV rays at the same time. We all know that the sun is the ultimate source for natural heat and does a good job of warming up the spa water naturally on a hot day. A hot tub cover from Master Spa Parts is an excellent way to keep that heat inside your spa once you’re done soaking for the day. Spas that are located in sunny spots such as a yard, on a deck or patio, can still lose heat even if they’re located in a bright spot. Not only will a spa cover help to keep your energy costs down, it will also help prevent sun damage to your hot tub.

Placing your hot tub in a premier location at home often times involves picking a spot that includes sunshine. It is a rewarding feeling to step in to a warm hot tub of water and relax among the water jets while sun shines down upon your face. Whether your home spa is in a super sunny location or just a partially sunny one, you’ll want to make sure to have a cover to protect your home oasis from the elements.

Master Spa Parts carries an excellent array of hot tub covers specifically designed to fit your model and its needs- much like the Covana Horizon (sold by Master Spas of WI) shown above. Our hot tub covers are made of high-quality materials so they are not only resistant to UV rays and mildew, they also look good placed on top of your home spa. Other options for hot tub covers include:

Smartop Covers: These covers are made of a polymer deck surface that are  UV resistant, odor free, and have a built-in hydraulic system built in. That means it’s one of the best hot tub covers you can purchase for sunny locations as it will keep it always looking brand new (plus it has a cover lifter built in!)

Clarity, Down East, Getaway, Healthy Living, Michael Phelps, Legacy, and Twilight Covers:  These Master Spas hot tub and swim spa covers are made of a high-quality marine-grade vinyl covering that is mildew treated and unfazed by UV rays. Meaning, harsh weather elements and sunny days won’t severely affect any of these brands of hot tub covers!

Don’t forget Cover Lifters, either!

Hot tub covers take much of the brunt from Mother Nature, so its understandable that over time some sun damage to hot tub covers may occur. There are many UV resistant hot tub covers, but that doesn’t mean they are damage proof. Daily removal and placement of the hot tub cover can also cause damage to the product if not moved on and off properly.  

Master Spa Parts sells a variety of Cover Lifters for hot tubs and swim spas to eliminate the grunt-work of a spa cover. The ease of pushing a button or simply moving a bar in order to uncover your spa will help eclipse the work and fast-track you to relaxation under the sun. Our hydraulic cover lifters are a perfect advancement to your home spa that will help keep your hot tub cover off the ground and within arm’s reach.

Additionally - each time you place your cover on your spa, it would be a good idea to take the time to look over your hot tub cover. Sun damage to hot tub covers can happen when they are in a sunny location so be sure to look over the cover material for signs of cracking or splitting. One way to help extend the life of your hot tub cover in a sunny location is regularly wiping the material down with a protective oil product to keep it moisturized and at top performance

Whether you own a soft spa cover or a hard spa cover, sun damage to hot tub covers can happen, so be sure to keep an eye out for signs of wear and tear on the product.