Spa Cover Care
Your spa cover is either a Patio Performance fabric cover or a standard vinyl cover and is warranted by its manufacturer. Although basic instructions are provided below, it is important that you refer to manufacturer-provided information that came with the cover. Additionally, your Authorized Dealer may provide more detailed information on caring for your spa cover and what to do to protect its warranty.
WARNING: A non-secured or improperly secured cover may pose a safety threat to children and may also cause damage or injury if blown off by wind. Always remove entire cover before using the spa.
IMPORTANT: Do not stand, sit, or place any item on the cover that could damage it. Gently remove any snow accumulations over 2” (5.08cm). Do not use any cleaners other than those recommended. Always secure the cover with all of the cover locks when not in use, whether the spa is empty or full of water. When Super Sanitizing your spa, always follow the cover care instructions provided in the Super Sanitation section.
Cleaning a Patio Performance™ Fabric Spa Cover
The best way to keep your Patio Performance fabric hot tub cover looking its best and avoiding more intensive cleaning is to simply brush off dust and debris regularly before it becomes embedded and spot clean any stains that may occur as soon as possible.
To spot clean more difficult stains on your cover, use a soapy solution of lukewarm water and mild soap and dab with a cloth or sponge. Rinse thoroughly with clean water and air dry. For stubborn stains you may also use a fabric spot remover according to instructions. Always test spot removers for colorfastness first.
If regular maintenance and cleaning is not observed, especially in humid climates, it is possible for mildew to attach itself to foreign substances that are not cleaned from the fabric. To remove mildew, prepare a mild solution of 1/2 cup of bleach and a tablespoon of mild soap in a gallon of water. Spray the area thoroughly and allow to soak in. Wipe away with a clean cloth. Rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry.
Cleaning a Vinyl Spa Cover
At least monthly, clean the spa cover following the directions below.
Step 1: Remove the cover and lay it down on a flat, clean surface near a garden hose.
Step 2: Rinse the cover to remove any loose debris.
Step 3: Clean the top (vinyl) of the cover with a mild solution of dishwashing soap and a soft bristle brush. Using a gentle circular motion, scrub the cover, careful to not let any of the cover dry before rinsing with water.
Step 4: Rinse the cover thoroughly and dry with a clean cloth.
Step 5: Use saddle soap (never a petroleum-based product) to condition the cover per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Step 6: Wipe and rinse any dirt from the bottom of the cover.
Step 7: Replace the cover and secure the locks.
NOTE: To remove tree sap, use lighter fluid (the type used in cigarette lighters). Use sparingly. Immediately, apply saddle soap to the area.