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Covers sustain the most damage while they are being removed from your spa, being stowed or pulled along the ground. This causes tension or friction where it shouldn't be and speeds up the deterioration of the cover.
Using a spa cover lifter helps avoid all of the above issues.
Spa cover lifters can also be essential for a healthy and long-lasting you! Cover lifters make life easier for anyone unable to comfortably lift the spa cover, which can be bulky and cumbersome. They are also great for anyone with back or knee problems.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of spa cover lifters.
"I use my spa more now that I have a cover lifter." - Customer Testimonial
There are two main reasons to get a spa cover lifter today!
First, cover lifters extend the lifespan of your spa cover. Rather than dragging your spa cover awkwardly off the top of your spa and dumping it on the ground, a cover lifter enables you to pivot the cover effortlessly off the top of your spa and tidily stows your to the side. This saves you dragging and bumping the cover, reducing it's lifespan.
Second, if you are a frequent spa user the cover lifter is like a best friend, only a spa cover lifter literally "has your back". It assists you in lifting the spa cover which takes unnecessary pressure off of your knees and back. If you're a little older, you might find it harder to lift a spa cover as they can weigh up to 10kg per panel and are large and unwieldly.
You'll find you'll use your spa more and get more enjoyment from it if it's easier to use!
Choosing the best lifter for you is dependent on your preferences and needs.
If marks in panels are just not something you're wanting, but a windbreak, as well as added privacy, are what you are needing, then the Cabinet free cover lifter is the lifter for you!
As these are not mounted on the cabinet, the spa will need to be empty during installation. Rather than screwing into the cabinet like the mounted cover lifter, the mounting arms slide under the spa body, using the weight of the spa to keep the cover lifter upright. (You can sometimes tap the mounting feet under the spa while it has water in it, depending on the design).
If you have a spa but very little space around the spa, you may consider using the Cabinet mounted cover lifter as this requires very little space. With this option, the cover stands upright beside the spa when removed, providing a windbreak and privacy.
The cabinet mounted cover lifter does need to be mounted on the side of your spa which is not suitable for all spas and will leave screw marks in the panels if removed. This requires the spa to have framing or packing in the corners behind where the cover lifter is installed.
If installation without leaving marks on the panels sounds good but rather than a bit of privacy, you want to retain a view, then the cover basket is the best option for you!
Like the cabinet free lifter, the cover basket requires your spa to be empty so the base of the lifter can be slid under the spa. This cover lifter keeps your cover out of sight more when open and has a hydraulic assist to help lift the cover.
Cover lifters start at AU $299 for the cabinet free option, $399 for the cabinet mount version. You can pay more for other models including the Jacuzzi®ProLift™ and CoverMate cover lifters.
All cover lifters have an added bonus of free shipping!
Generally, the most common cover lifters have a bar that straddles the middle of your cover. They use the power of leverage and gravity to make it much easier to lift your cover off your spa.
To lift your cover off follow these steps;
Other cover lifters may operate slightly differently, but the general principle is the same.
To install your spa cover lifter, follow the steps below
Watch our video for more detailed instructions.
We estimate that using a spa cover lifter can increase the functional life of your spa cover by up to 25%!
Talk to us on live chat, or email us your spa wifi questions and we'll be happy to help!
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