Hot tub Covers Cheap
Outdoor entertainment is more exciting with hot tubs to use all year round and with hot tubs made from a variety of materials, you can make a cheap hot tub cover that does not have to look cheap.
Step 1: Choose the Material
Look at the type of hot tub that has been installed at your home and distinguish between a hard or soft hot tub cover. It is not practical or aesthetic to put a wooden cover on a soft, fiberglass hot tub that will buckle under the weight.
A soft cover can be made for a wooden hot tub, but it may not look good. A soft cover can be rolled up and stored and can be made from foam or vinyl, but the outdoor elements are not kind to these covers as they wear quickly. The foam may develop holes which will let water into the tub and cause more leaks. Softer materials can fade from the sun and have high disinfectant levels, but they are inexpensive and easy to make.
A tonneau cover is a hard shell cover which makes it heavier, clumsier and more expensive to make. The material will cost more and the design will have to provide for a hinge in the middle for using part of the tub. If you want to be environmentally friendly, a solar hot tub cover keeps the water clean and warm. Investigate materials that will insulate the hot tub without affecting the electricity account.
Step 2: Measure the Area
Measure the area of your hot tub as hot tubs are available in quiet a number of shapes now. Measure the area according to the shape and design of the tub. Make sure to check the size of the opening as this will help you to cut the vinyl and wood accordingly.
Also design, whether you wish to enclose the whole tub or not. If you live in a windy area, it is best to cover more than the top of the tub. If the hot tub is seldom used it is best to have a light, small cover. The shell of the spa can either form a lip over the top edge of the cabinet or end on a rail of wood that sticks out from the lip of the shell. The bigger the cover, the heavier it will be to move and remove.See also: