How to Install a Hard Hot Tub Cover

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What You'll Need
Hard hot tub cover
Clips or fasteners
Working gloves
Protective clothing such as overalls
Measuring equipment
Harmer and nails
Screw driver

A hard hot tub cover can be installed to prevent insects, dirt, dust and other such elements from the environment or surroundings from entering the water. It will also protect against the weather and help retain heat in the tub.

Step 1 - Get Measurements

Use the measuring device to get the correct size of the hot tub. If it is rectangular in shape then get measurements along the width and length. For circular hot tubs, take measurements by getting the diameter of the hot tub. Take care to get the correct dimensions, add two to three inches to cover any errors. This is useful when shopping for material to use for your hard cover.

Step 2 - Collect Necessary Materials

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Start by shopping for a hard hot tub cover from a hardware store or hot tub dealer, taking into account the measurements you require. These materials are made from different substances such as plastic which makes it possible for them to perform different functions. Select one that efficiently conserves the heat of the hot tub as this helps to save energy. Also ask about weather-resistance capabilities. Your cover should extend slightly beyond the surface of the tub for the best protection.

Buy appropriate clips or fasteners from the hardware store as well. The size of the hot tub cover can be a good guide in determining the correct size of clips to get. For large-sized cover material, get strong and sizeable fasteners. These firmly secure the cover while in use.

Step 3 - Install Clips or Fasteners

Place clips on the exterior surface of the hot tub and fix them using a hammer and nails or other suggested hardware. For fasteners that need screws, use a screwdriver to secure them in place. Make sure that enough clips are laid out along the perimeter of the hot tube. This makes it easy for the cover to stay in place, even during high winds. It is important to align the clips so that they can easily fit with those attached to the cover.

Step 4 - Attach the Cover

Once the fasteners are fixed in place it is easy to place the hot tub cover. Simply attach clips found on the material to corresponding pieces that are already secured at the edges of the spa. This is how to install a hot tube cover.