One Cover or Two Covers For a Pool with a Hot Tub or Spa?
Relaxing in a spa is a perfect ending to a long and tiring day. It is, therefore, no surprise that many swimming pools now have a hot tub incorporated into their design. But when it comes to securing a pool that has a separate spa or hot tub with a mesh cover or pool net, what is the best way to do this?
Here are some general rules and points to consider for installing a cover when you have a separate hot tub or spa on your pool.
Do you use your spa and hot tub more than your pool? If so, it may be best to have a separate safety cover so your pool maintains it’s security while you are using your spa.
How wide is your spillway?
To fit a separate spa cover, you will need two rows of mounting anchors – is there room for two sets of pool anchors on your hot tub’s spillway?
Is your Hot Tub’s Spillway Level?
Does your spillway drop significantly down in elevation to the pool? Would it pull the spa cover down to water level?
What is your spillway made from?
Internal spillways are often tiled or constructed of more delicate materials than the coping and pool deck – can this be material be drilled into?
Cost & Ease Effectiveness
Where is your spa located on your pool? Separating the cover into two pieces may be best if it is off to the corner of a larger pool. There is little point in increasing the width and length of your entire cover considerably for an 8ft x 8ft spa. Additionally, a smaller hot tub on the corner of a large pool may be challenging to release, and you may have reduced functionality.
Covers For Seasonal Use & Winter
Having just one winter cover is usually more manageable when you close your pool for the off-season. Furthermore, elevation changes could cause potential gaps resulting in more areas for seasonal debris to access the water.
If you have any questions about your pool, a Katchakid representative is happy to talk to you – just reach out.