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!
How Much Are Spa Covers? | Spa Covers Etc.
How Much Should I Pay For A Spa Cover?
With so many spa cover companies to choose from, how do I decide?
When purchasing a new spa cover you should ALWAYS have the option to make it custom! You may be able to call your local pool supply and find one in stock but it is probably one that another customer ordered and did not pick up. For example you may be looking for a 96" square cover with rounded corners in Blue. The pool supply has a 96" square cover but it doesn't have the radius corners. Yes, technically, it will cover over the spa. BUT it wont "FIT" like the original. And it probably will not be the color that you wanted.
When you call Spa Covers Etc., YOU will have the option to make the cover custom!
Spa Covers Etc. sells spa / hot tub covers by Ideal Spa Covers. The covers are made to order and custom made.
Lets compare spa covers up to 96"
Most portable spas such as Jacuzzi Hot Tubs, Sundance Spas, Cal-Spas, Hot Springs Spas use the size of 96" as the standard. This means that, in general, the spas do not exceed sizes OVER 96". Yes there are spas that are larger but they are referred to as Swim Spas. For this comparison we will compare covers that are 96" and SMALLER.
A spa cover measuring up to 96" is made by pairing two (2) pieces of foam together. The size of the foam is 48" x 96" (4 feet by 8 feet) when two (2) pieces of foam are paired together the final size is 96" x 96". If the spa is smaller, the foam is cut to fit (or in some cases a smaller piece of foam is used in order to maintain the 4" x 2" taper.
So, a 96" spa cover should cost the same as a 60" spa cover as long as we are comparing apples to apples.
The Difference In Price Is In The Marketing Tactics
Let's compare The "Standard" Cover from Ideal Spa Covers sold by Spa Covers Etc. with "the other guys". The Standard cover is 4" x 2" with a 1.0lbs foam core.
Spa Covers Etc has made a chart showing a side by side comparison of the entry level covers
After looking at the chart you realize that the price is a Bait N' Switch. The cover doesn't have any color options. Only has a 1 year warranty. Only available in a 2.0 inch skirt (The only time I sell a cover with a 2.0" skirt is for spas that have been installed in the ground. AND to top it off it is NOT certified as an ASTM spa cover. This is NOT legal in California.
For a personal education, feel free to call Chris, owner of Spa Covers Etc. @ 949) 496-2883
Spa Covers - Tapered Foam Vs. Flat Foamby 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 …
The Ideal Spa Cover is #1All 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 allows us to offer t…