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Hot Tub 101
The Cover Story

Can you walk on a hot tub cover?

A high-quality cover is an absolute necessity in maintaining your hot tub. These covers protect your unit from outdoor debris and animals. They are also a great way to ensure that kids stay out of the hot tub when not under your supervision.

Hot tub covers come in various colours and sizes. Our covers are made of sturdy materials that can withstand all kinds of weather. But despite its good build, hot tub covers need maintenance to ensure long-term quality.

There are some covers out there that claim “walk-on” durability. But the truth is, you should never walk or sit on your hot tub cover — no matter how much weight the manufacturer claims it will support. The sole purpose of a cover is to protect your unit, while perhaps adding some aesthetic value. It is not meant to be stood on or used as a connecting walkway to another section of your deck.

The only weight that a hot tub cover is meant to support is that of snow. Some pet owners feel the weight of their dogs or cats can also be supported. But pets can be destructive to your cover and they can scratch its surface with their paws. That’s why it’s best to prevent animals and even children from standing on the cover at all times.

These simple tips will ensure a well-maintained hot tub cover for years to come!