If you own a hot tub or spa, then naturally your fuel bills are going to increase somewhat, but there are items that you can buy that will contain these costs to a manageable amount. Of course some people just use their hot tubs or swim spas in the warmer months, but why should you miss out just because the weather has turned cooler? Invest in a good quality cover and thermal blanket and it should make a difference. We caught up with Aqua Spa Supplies to take a look at some of the top products of this type.
The Spa Thermal Blanket floats on top of the water and not only helps to keep in the heat and reduce chemical evaporation, but it also helps to extend the life of your cover as well. Manufactured from closed cell polyethylene foam, it is treated with an anti-microbial agent to prevent mould, fungus, mildew and bacteria contamination and although supplied in a standard size, it can be cut to the shape of your spa or hot tub with a pair of scissors quite easily. The three layer sandwich construction ensures it is strong and highly effective at insulation. It also incorporates a pyramid design on the underneath ensuring that the minimum of amount of water is picked up from the pool when rolled up meaning less chance of bacteria forming.
You’ll also need to ensure you have an effective cover as well so inspect your existing one for tears and rips that may reduce its heat retaining properties. One of the main problems with covers is that they can become waterlogged and develop a nasty odour after a while. Overcome these problems by using a Smartop Cover instead. The interlocking polymer panels shield the insulating foam from water vapour and so prevent mould and odour from forming. It is designed to be UV resistant and can withstand the harshest of weather conditions making it a good choice for your spa.