If you have a Jacuzzi (ג’קוזי), then you have a Jacuzzi cover. Covers are essential to the success of your spa and cover-maintenance ensures that your tub will last for many years. Repair/replacement is a very luxurious expenditure, and it’s easily avoidable, which is why Jacuzzi cover care should be a priority.
Like the name states, jacuzzi (ג’קוזי) covers protect the water when it is not in use. They keep dirt, grime and critters out of the water – besides being disgusting, outside impurities can cause health problems and illnesses. Heating a spa can be expensive and, with the rising cost of energy, you don’t want to see any more increase in your heating bill. The sun’s rays are also harmful to the shell, so it’s important to protect that as well.
Sitting in a spa during a winter night can be very romantic, but tub-owners that live in snowy climates need to take extra precautions in protecting their investment. Snow must be cleared immediately; extra weight will damage the cover and make it bend inward. Also, do not use a snow shovel when clearing snow off – the sharp edges of a shovel can puncture the foam core, making it useless against weather elements.
Occasional extra care is required to stop a cover from molding. Over time, Jacuzzi (ג’קוזי)can become waterlogged and heavy which, on one hand, is good for insulation. If a cover becomes too waterlogged, however, it will become moldy. Mold can compromise the integrity of the polystyrene, making it less insulated. To combat this mold, unzip the cover to let the foam evaporate; this should be done every three months that the spa is not being used.