How to choose a spa cover lifter

It is is hard to argue that having a spa cover lifter on your spa has advantages:

  • Saving your back.
  • Making your spa more usable.
  • Increasing the lifespan of your spa cover.


"I use my spa more now that I have a cover lifter."
 

"But how do I choose the right cover lifter", is the question we commonly hear. Here are three different designs with pros and cons:

 
Cabinet mount cover lifter:

This cover lifter is so named because it mounts onto the side of the spa cabinet using rugged screws that bed into the cabinet and corner frame that supports the spa.





Pros:
  • Requires less clearance between the spa and obstructions.
  • Provides a sight and windbreak
Cons:
  • Cabinet mounting can be an issue on some spas.






Cabinet free cover lifter:

 This cover lifter does not mount onto the side of the spa cabinet, instead the base slides under the spa.





Pros:
  • Does not mount on the cabinet
  • Provides a sight and windbreak
Cons:
  • The spa must be empty to install.
 





Cover Basket:

This cover lifter does not mount onto the side of the spa cabinet, instead the base slides under the spa. It has a hydraulic assist to help lift the cover.





Pros:
  • Does not mount on the cabinet
  • Cover is out of site more when open
Cons:
  • The spa must be empty to install
  • Cover must be pushed into basket


We estimate that using a spa cover lifter can increase the functional life of your spa cover by up to 25%. By using a cover lifter your spa cover will not be dropped and abraded on the ground. Do you have a spa cover lifter and what do you think of them?


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