Is a Roll Away Swim Spa Cover The Best Option?

The latest idea in swim spa covers is the roll up cover. It seems like such a good idea. It has to be better than the foam filled swim spa covers that always get to heavy for you to lift right?

The foam filled covers are easy enough when they are brand new, but then they start getting heavy. So you go in to your local spa dealer and they sell you on the “bar lifter” idea. Which is sort of better but you still have to lift one side to fold it over the bar.

Then eventually the cover gets too heavy even for the lifter and it either rips the cover in half at the seams or it rips the bar lifter off the side of your swim spa.

So you’re not falling for that again.

Now the spa dealer is selling the roll away cover. Look how easy it is. One person can just roll it up. And he tells you this cover is built to last as long as your spa. Unfortunately, that’s just BS and he knows it.

These roll up swim spa covers are going to last a couple years at best. You’ll pay hundreds of dollars more for them, and they won’t insulate any better than the rigid foam swim spa cover did. It’s just the latest sales pitch.

The best swim spa covers are not the rigid foam filled covers that always get heavy or the roll up covers that always end up breaking down.

No the best swim spa covers on the planet start insulating at the water surface. (Weird right? Since that’s what we want to keep warm). They can handle any snow load, so much in fact that they have been used for years in mountain resorts all over the world from the Rockies to the Alps.

They can handle any wind storm, including hurricanes and tornadoes. When the wind blows your F150 into your neighbors house you’ll still be able to invite him over to relax in your swim spa while the insurance agent writes you both a check.

The best swim spa covers don’t use vinyl on the top because vinyls, ALL Vinyls are rated by HOURS outdoors. No, the best swim spa covers use Marine Grade Sunbrella on the top because it’s rated by YEARS outdoors and when your neighbor is replacing his handy dandy roll up swim spa cover because it fell apart, your swim spa cover with Sunbrella will still be like brand new.

If you’re tired of replacing your swim spa covers with something that is just going to break your back, your spa or your bank account, go to They have been building lightweight, easy to use swim spa covers for as long as there have been swim spas.