What Is a Hot Tub Cover Lifter?

If you have been shopping for a hot tub, you may have heard about hot tub cover lifters and a number of other accessories. Wondering what is a hot tub cover lifter? Simply put, a hot tub cover lifter lets you quickly and easily take off and replace your hot tub cover. You may be wondering why this is such a frequently mentioned accessory and while yes, you can totally live without it, having a hot tub cover lifter just makes it so simple to be enjoying your hot tub in just a matter of seconds. There is no question that you will use it more.

To find out more about what hot tub cover lifters are and how they work, keep reading below.

Where Does a Hot Tub Cover Lifter Go?

Hot tub cover lifters are usually fitted on one side of your spa. Although the designs can vary, most will feature a bar through the fold area of the cover. This is so that you just need to fold the cover in half over the bar, fold it again and then the cover will automatically lift off of the hot tub and stay in place on the side. While many covers will rest alongside the hot tub, there are other options available such as one that will rest in the air above the hot tub, which can be nice as they create a barrier like privacy wall.

Who Should Get a Hot Tub Cover Lifter?

While you may think that it really is no big deal for an average, healthy adult to remove and replace their hot tub cover themselves, covers can be surprisingly heavy and bulky. Add on snow or being wet from the rain and the cover can become quite difficult to lift.

The other challenge is that placing a hot tub cover on your lawn can look like a bit of an eye-sore or messy without having a tidy place to stay put. Placing your hot tub on your yard can also attract dirt which can get into your hot tub water once the cover gets replaced.

Another risk of just placing your hot tub on the ground is that it becomes exposed to being accidentally stepped on and getting cracked or damaged. Investing in a hot tub cover lifter can protect your hot tub cover and keep it in great shape.

Types of Hot Tub Cover Lifters

There are two types of hot tub cover lifters, manual and automatic. A manual hot tub cover lifter is the kind where you need to fold the cover over the bar and then in half again until it can be pulled off the hot tub. An automatic cover lifter does all of the work for you, except press the start button!

Hydropool sells a number of different hot tub cover lifters in a wide range of styles, types and suitable for all budgets. Many people are surprised that many hot tub cover lifters cost less than $200. No matter what type of lifter you pick, there is no doubt that you will end up using your hot tub more often because of the convenience.