Spa Covers Etc. specializes in custom made spa covers / hot tub covers. We are proud to offer the Ideal Spa Cover - America's Largest Manufacturer of spa covers since 1989. Made in the USA!
Spa Covers Etc. offers in-home measuring and template services (Orange County and LA County only). We can cover any spa - Any Size Any Shape!
Why Should Your Spa Cover's Foam Be Tapered? | Spa Covers Etc.
Spa Covers - Tapered Foam Vs. Flat Foam
by Spa Covers Etc.
In the early years of the hot tub industry there wasn't much thought put into the engineering of the HOT TUBCOVER.
In the beginning, spa / hot tub covers were made of generic, off the shelf vinyl and a FLAT foam core. It didn't take long, usually after the first decent rain, the owner's of the covers reported that they have become very heavy (sometimes too heavy to lift). The flat foam core design allowed water to puddle on top of the cover and because ALL spa covers are sewn together, there are SEVERAL punctures (holes) in the vinyl dew to the stitches which allow water into the cover itself. This can water-log the foam core.
Flat foam core covers do NOT encourage the water to run-off so the cover becomes heavy. Over time, the weight of the water puddling on the cover will cause the foam core to sag (bow) into the spa, exacerbating the problem ever more because the water begins to wick into the spa cover adding more weight.
Now we have MANY foam core options! But what do they mean?
Ideal Spa Covers Uses 4" x 2" Foam Core
Spa Covers Etc. has been an Independent Authorized Dealer of Ideal Spa Covers for over 20 years. Ideal Spa Covers practically invented the modern TAPERED foam spa cover. They use a 4" thick foam core that tapers to 2" thick. This means that the spa cover is 4" thick in the center and 2" at the edge. Like an "A" frame roof that is peaked in the middle, not only does it encourage water (and snow) to run-off, it also adds strength to the design.
And Because The Cover Is Sewn Together...
Even with a full 2" taper, some water will get inside the spa cover. And when the spa is heated, steam will penetrate the cover through the underside's stitches. When you remove the spa cover, the steam will cool back into liquid water. Because of this Ideal Spa Covers adds a Vapor Proof Barrier VPB3000. Exclusive to the Ideal Spa Cover, the VPB3000 is a heavy duty plastic that is vacuumed-sealed around the foam core ensuring that moisture does NOT come in contact with the foam. This eliminates the problem FLAT foams have with retaining water weight.
When water from rain / snow lands on the Ideal Spa Cover, due to the 2" taper, water runs-off quickly. Any water that does penetrate the vinyl simply bypasses the sealed foam core and goes through the drain holes located on the bottom of the spa cover.
NEW - The Ultimate Waterfall Spa Cover 5" x 2"
The ONLYspa cover with Three Inches of taper! Exclusively @ Spa Covers Etc.
The "Other Guys" Common Foam Cores:
3.5" x 2.5" - only 1" of taper.
4" x 2.5" - only 1.5" of taper.
Watch Out For The Bigger Is Better Advertisements!
5" x 3" - Yes it has a 2" taper, BUT it weighs 25% MORE!
6" x 4" - This is CRAZY! Same taper BUT50% more weight!
Spa Covers Etc. (Formerly Discount Pool Supply) Established 1997 In 1997, Chris Graham established Discount Pool Supply, a mobile Pool and Spa Supply "On Wheels". From 1987 to 1997 Chris worked as the store manager for Allred's Pool Supplies in Laguna Hills, Mission Pool and Spa Supplies in Mission Viejo and Sierra Pool and Spa in Lake Forest, Ca.. Chris realized that certain needs were not being met by the traditional swimming pool store. The main thing that was not offered as a service is HOME DELIVERY. As a "mobile" swimming pool store, Discount Pool Supply, is able to sell products such as Custom Vinyl Spa Covers , a product that is very big and bulky and may be difficult for a customer to transport to their home. And since you can't bring your pool or spa to us, we make house calls. This ensures that you get the correct replacement parts for your pool or spa and potential future problems are able to be fixed before they become a ma
The Ideal Spa Cover is #1 All spa covers are NOT created equal! Ideal Spa Covers have over 20 points of reinforcement. Chris Graham, owner of Spa Covers Etc., in Orange County, Ca. would like to share some of those points with you. Ideal Spa Covers are CUSTOM MADE to Order. Every spa cover order is made to the customer's specifications, choice of color, and choice of foam core density. Our spa covers are NOT generic sizes "that will work". At Ideal Spa Covers all spa covers are made by hand using industrial grade machines enabling us to make the strongest, longest lasting spa cover, in a wide variety of custom sizes and shapes. Ideal Spa Covers uses a proprietary blend Vinyl. Exclusive to Ideal! Ideal Spa Covers has been in business over 25 years. This has made for a great relationship between Ideal Spa Covers and the manufacturer of the Vinyl. Over the years the formula of the Vinyl has been "tweaked" to meet the needs for our spa covers. This a