How to Properly Clean and Protect Your Spa Cover
November 11th, 2013
Looking after your spa cover will help your cover last for many years. Here are some great tips on spa cover maintenance:
What products you’ll need:
1. A gentle non-abrasive cleaner - we suggest Vinyl Protector Spray
2. A damp cloth
3. A cover protectant
The most common cause of fading, cracking and cover deterioration is the use of damaging products. Vinyl is similar to leather, and should be treated delicately.
Products to avoid:
- Alcohol based cleaners
- Detergent / dishwashing liquid
Some cleaners can strip the clear coating of vinyl which leaves the cover exposed to fade and crack.
Steps to Cleaning your hardcover
- Wet your entire cover with a garden hose
- Apply a non-abrasive cleaner to your damp cloth and start wiping in small circle motions
- Rinse cloth regular to remove excess dirt
For especially tough areas like thick dirt or bird droppings try spraying the cleaner directly onto the surface and leave it soak for 1-3 minutes. Repeat if necessary.
Prolonging the life of your cover – it’s in the water!
By ensuring your water chemistry is balanced you will protect your cover from puffiness, stitching disintegration and discolouration. Imbalanced water is a major contributor to cover damage.
It also is a good idea to clean your cover every 1-3 months so ensure it is well moisturized, protected and looking clean.