How dangerous is an overweight foam SwimSpa Cover? Recently a man was examining the chemicals in his spa and instead of trying to remove the entire SwimSpa Cover, he made a decision to simply lift one side enough to get an water sample. He bent over while supporting the heavy SwimSpa Cover with his left arm tried to fill a testing bottle with water from the spa.
As he leaned over further, the weight of the water logged SwimSpa Cover dislocated his left shoulder and allowed the cover to strike him on the back knocking him face first into the spa. Face down in the spa with his legs pinned by the weight of the swimspa cover. With his shoulder dislocated, he was trapped unable to raise the cover enough to escape.
He began to drown as he swallowed spa water and tried to raise his head out of the water. With what could have been his dying breath, he yelled for help. Fortunately he had actually left the door to the house open. His daughter and husband heard the turmoil and looked out to see his legs protruding from under the SwimSpa Cover
They managed to lift the SwimSpa Cover off of his legs and pull him from the water. They took him to the emergency clinic where they put his shoulder back in position and treated him for shock.
This man had actually owned a swimspa for several years and had replaced 3 conventional typical rigid foam core swim spa covers. While the life on the foam SwimSpa Cover had averaged from 2 to 4 years, no matter what the spa dealers claim, every one of these traditional foam filled covers became waterlogged. He has since switched to a Lightweight SwimSpa Cover that uses air chambers to insulate instead of foam. The air filled SwimSpa Cover will certainly never trap him like the heavy foam filled SwimSpa Cover did.
Another woman reported that while she and her husband were in the swim spa with their rigid foam swimspa cover propped up against the wall, a gust of wind hit the SwimSpa Cover and it unexpectedly fell striking her husband on the head. The blow was hard sufficient to press them both under the water. Fortunately they were not entraped and they both recovered rapidly. Or so they believed.
A couple of days later the left side of her husbands face all of a sudden went DEAD. He had no sensation, feeling or movement. Naturally they both were rather scared and believed he had suffered a stroke. They did exactly what any of us would certainly do and rushed right away to the hospital. The doctor diagnosed him with Bells Palsy which can be caused by anxiety or trauma like a heavy spa cover hitting him on the head. He later on made a complete recovery. He was incredibly fortunate.
The following is something you will never hear from a typical foam SwimSpa Cover dealership. Every year people are injured by foam spa covers. Most of the injuries have actually come from a gust of wind blowing the heavy foam SwimSpa Cover into people as they use their spa. Sometimes people attempting to very carefully navigate a saturated foam SwimSpa Cover off their spa, have lost their hold and also had the hard foam SwimSpa Cover slam down breaking the arch of their foot.
In accordance with the United States Customer Item Safety, people have also been forced under water and become entraped under heavy foam covers. Perhaps now is a good time to search for a much better Lightweight SwimSpa Covers With the World Wide Web, you could literally have the world to go shopping from. Do you really need to risk injury or death attempting to use your spa?
A better idea as far as Lightweight SwimSpa Covers go would be one that eliminates the foam, still insulates but stays light weight and easy to use.
Thirty years ago, (yes really, thirty years ago) that is how the SpaCap.com was developed. A single woman with back trouble, needed to be able to use her spa every day for therapy. She had to be able to get her cover off and on by herself without further injuring her back.
The Lightweight SwimSpa Covers she eventually came up with is easy to use and insulates as well as a foam filled SwimSpa Cover Although it has gone through many improvements over the years, the concept and principle is still the same. SpaCap.com builds custom Lightweight SwimSpa Covers for all kinds of spas including swimspa covers .
Don’t go out and purchase another foam filled SwimSpa Cover just because that’s what the neighbors do. Visit SpaCap.com and get one of their Lightweight SwimSpa Covers that won’t get heavy or break and will make it easy for you to use your spa for years to come!