Insulate and Protect Your Hot Tub With a Custom Polystyrene Cover
While enjoying outdoor swimming pools and beaches can only happen during the summer months, there is one way people relax and unwind in the water year-round, and that is in their hot tubs and spas. With uses ranging from physical therapy and medical purposes, to entertaining and relaxation, people enjoy their hot tubs under summer stars and winter snow. Potentially the most important factor to enjoying a hot tub year-round is its cover. Even while being the only component not in use while people are in the water, covers insulate temperature to save energy and protect the water during the other 99 percent of the time it isn’t being used. That, in addition to the beating they take from the elements, means covers must stay in top shape to ensure the rest of the hot tub does as well.
At The Foam Factory, we possess the materials and manufacturing capacity to create hot tub cover inserts, so you can get the most enjoyment out of your investment!
Expanded polystyrene (EPS), commonly known as polystyrene, is the standard filler material for hot tub covers because of its insulation capacity, rigidity, and resistance to moisture. With a closed-cell structure that will not permit the growth of mold, mildew, or bacteria, polystyrene covers will not rot or prematurely fail in the line of work. Any hot tub covering material without these characteristics is not suited for the application because of the constant exposure to moisture, condensation, treatment chemicals, and humidity.
Another quality of polystyrene that boosts its functionality as hot tub and spa covers is its material density. All polystyrene foam is not the same, with different densities of the material that allow users to tailor the foam to their particular use and budget. The Foam Factory’s 2LB density is specifically used for hot tub and spa cover usage. Many cheap covers exist that are made of 1LB density, but with the foam being lower-performance material, it doesn’t always provide the insulation and vapor barrier hot tubs require to run efficiently. 2LB polystyrene insulation packs more material in the same dimensions, insulating better and keeping treated water from evaporating.
The Foam Factory’s 96″ x 48″ hot tub covers feature a taper of 3.5″ to 2″, allowing water and debris to run off the top of the tub. At this size, you can trim the insert down to the dimensions of your cover at home, slide them into its cover, and have a great replacement piece!
Damaged, old, or cheap hot tub spa covers can drive up the energy cost of heating water, as well as allow insects, dirt, and other debris to enter into the tub. If you’re looking to replace an existing hot tub topper or purchasing your first, The Foam Factory has you covered.
Note: Hot tub covers are currently pick-up only at our Macomb, Michigan location.
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