The Truth About End2End SwimSpa Covers

End2End SwimSpa Covers -The Truth

We purchased our outdoor swimspa around June of 2019 and it came with the standard styrofoam inner, vinyl outside cover(s) for the tub.  The spa is a 14 x 8 tub so it came with two (each covering one half) of the standard foam/vinyl covers in order to cover the entire top.

These covers or tops are, at very best, heavy and cumbersome, and based on what I’ve read and who I’ve talked to, I don’t believe that these covers are very efficient in maintaining the spa’s temperature or chemical integrity.  Additionally, I have to mention how incredibly difficult these tops are to get off of the tub (not to mention how difficult they are to put back on as well).

Additionally, because of their sheer size, once removed there really isn’t anywhere to store them without being kind of an eyesore laying near the spa somewhere or actually laying against the side of the spa until your done using it.  To “upgrade”, we purchased mechanical metal “cover lifters” for our covers but this product wasn’t very effective in lifting the covers and was also undesirable due to how the covers are positioned at each end of the spa (it blocked our views to both the grilling and garden areas).  (quick side note:  the metal started to rust and looked extremely unsightly just weeks after installed as well).

In any case, looking for a solution to our problems we purchased a relatively new to the market swimspa “roll” cover.  This type of cover not only looked great, but appeared very easy to remove and replace back on the spa.  The one we chose (END2END) was disturbingly expensive but after our experience(s) with the clumsy foam-filled vinyl tops, we took the chance that this new roll top would solve all of our problems.

Of course, it did not.

The first thing we noticed (living in the sunny state of Florida) with this new roll top was that the beautiful grey color of the top quickly began to fade.  Again, although we live in Florida and get lots of sunshine, we weren’t expecting the color of the top to fade anywhere near this fast.  We hadn’t had the top much longer when we began to notice that when it rained, this cover retained water.

The water would just pool on top of the cover (it appeared to collect between the outer fading fabric and the heavy synthetic underside) and would sit there for days or until we lifted the cover at an angle to let it run off.  As time went on the water somehow actually made its way into that synthetic underside (still can’t figure this out as I can’t find any openings in the synthetic underbelly) making it so heavy it was for the most part unmovable.

Another issue with this cover was its susceptibility to mold and in just six months or so we observed several noticeable spots, and not long after that also noticed a small tear at one end.  It’s just my wife and I (no kids) so it’s not like we manhandled or abused the cover in any way.

For us, this END2END SwimSpa cover has simply been a disaster.  Immorally expensive, worse than unsightly, extremely difficult to use and care for, but worst of all, just simply ineffective.  Who knows, maybe we just got a defective product, maybe not.  But based on our experience with this one, we certainly could not justify recommending this item to anyone.

At SpaCap.com they have been in the spa cover business for nearly forty years. They have seen every spa cover design and heard how great this new fad was and the spa dealers always claim that this latest gadget, development or design change would make this “The Last Cover You’ll Need To Buy” but it’s just not true.

Unfortunately, as we talk to customers the experience shared above is just all to common. These roll up swimspa covers tend to only last a couple years at best. These swimspa covers started out being insanely expensive and the cost has almost doubled over the last year most likely due to being built in China.

Meanwhile, at SpaCap.com, every swimspa cover is custom built here in the USA. Every SpaCap is covered in “top of the line” Marine Grade Sunbrella (rated by YEARS outdoors), not canvas or vinyl which is rated by HOURS outdoors. Do our swimspa covers last forever? No. But they do tend to last ten to twelve years if properly used.

Don’t let the swimspa cover be the reason you’re not using your swimspa. If you’re tired of the run around and want to get back to using your swimspa without hurting yourself or dreading the effort of removing and replacing the cover, visit SpaCap.com and check it out for yourself.

SwimSpa Cover Replacement: Making The Best Choice

The Best Choice in SwimSpa Covers

A swimspa cover is vital for controling energy costs, and to protect the spa from external debris. Traditional spa covers are made with a foam core, and that foam is absorbent. As the foam takes on moisture from seepage and condensation from the heated water rising under a cold closed cover, the cover becomes heavy and difficult to handle. Eventually it will keep you from using your swimspa.

The vinyl material that is typically used to cover a foam core is rated by HOURS which means that when it’s exposed to the sun’s UV rays on a daily basis, it’s going to break down and vulnerable to tearing or being punctured.

The End2End SwimSpa Cover is a relative newcomer to the swimspa cover market. It claims to Lock In Heat and Keep Out Moisture. Admittedly it does have some advantages over the traditional multi piece folding foam swimspa covers. Its one-piece design using closed-cell foam instead of the traditional rigid foam panels prevents it from absorbing water, so it stays light and easy to manage. That much is true. The reason closed cell foam has not been used in the traditional rigid swimspa covers is that it isn’t rigid. It would sag without support.

The roll up cover overcomes that by having a support system built into the cover. The down side is that the rigid support holds the thin layer of closed cell foam far above the water it is supposed to be keeping warm. The result is that it creates a constant storm of evaporation/condensation under the cover which causes the swimspa to work harder to keep the water warm.

End2End claims to have a UV-resistant coating that keeps it strong against the elements and new-looking for years. Unfortunately, this is not true. Although they charge enough to use a more expensive fabric, like Sunbrella, they use cheap canvas. The canvas material won’t last no matter what they claim. In areas that get a lot of sun it will start to fall apart in about one year.

The roll-on, roll-off design makes it easy for a single person to handle. In fact, this exclusive feature makes it possible to roll the cover off a swimspa in less than 60 seconds. It can be rolled in either direction, making it ideal for dual-temperature swimspas. You can roll back the pool side for your daily swim, and then roll back the spa side for relaxing at night. Aside from being extremely easy to take on an off, it requires minimal overhead clearance and gives full visibility on all sides of the swimspa as compared to traditional covers which can be problematic for applications with height restrictions or if you are trying to enjoy views. Admittedly, this is a great improvement over the traditional swimspa covers. The biggest downside is that despite costing three to four times more than a foam filled cover it doesn’t last. Most consumers report that it falls apart in less than two years.

End2End claims that their covers are “Custom made with the highest quality commercial-grade materials, this durable, energy-efficient and lockable safety cover is built to withstand all weather conditions. Its full-frame design makes it able to handle even large loads of snow, and thanks to its UV protected surface, it will not deteriorate from time spent in direct sunlight.” Unfortunately the only part of that statement that is true is that it’s lockable. It will blow off in a mild wind, it will crush or tear apart in a minimal snow load and the UV protection is a total lie.

Made in the U.S.A., the End2End SwimSpa Covers are available in a range of colors. But not nearly as many as the SpaCap.com SwimSpa Covers which can be done in any of the over sixty colors of Marine Grade Sunbrella.

So what’s the down side? Although the closed cell foam is an improvement it has to be supported to keep the rain and debris out of the spa. That support will eventually breakdown and usually in less than two years. It will never be able to handle as much of a snow load as the SpaCap SwimSpa Cover which rests right on the water surface.

The UV resistant coating is a code for, “it will handle a sun a little longer than a traditional cover” but not nearly as long as Marine Grade Sunbrella which is used on the SpaCap SwimSpa Cover.

In the end, The SpaCap.com SwimSpa Covers are still the overall best choice. No other swimspa cover starts insulating at the water surface. A huge advantage since the point is to seal in the heat and keep the water warm.

The SpaCap.com covers are all made in the USA and the Sunbrella fabric will last YEARS longer than any other material, no matter what UV resistant coating they use.

When you really want to get the best swimspa cover on the market you’re still better off with the swimspa cover custom made for your spa by SpaCap.com.

Replacement Swim Spa Covers: Choosing The Best

The Best Choice in Swim Spa Covers

A swim spa cover is vital for controling energy costs, and to protect the spa from external debris. Traditional spa covers are made with a foam core, and that foam is absorbent. As the foam takes on moisture from seepage and condensation from the heated water rising under a cold closed cover, the cover becomes heavy and difficult to handle. Eventually it will keep you from using your swim spa.

The vinyl material that is typically used to cover a foam core is rated by HOURS which means that when it’s exposed to the sun’s UV rays on a daily basis, it’s going to break down and vulnerable to tearing or being punctured.

The End 2 End Swim Spa Cover is a relative newcomer to the swim spa cover market. It claims to Lock In Heat and Keep Out Moisture. Admittedly it does have some advantages over the traditional multi piece folding foam swim spa covers. Its one-piece design using closed-cell foam instead of the traditional rigid foam panels prevents it from absorbing water, so it stays light and easy to manage. That much is true. The reason closed cell foam has not been used in the traditional rigid swim spa covers is that it isn’t rigid. It would sag without support.

The roll up cover overcomes that by having a support system built into the cover. The down side is that the rigid support holds the thin layer of closed cell foam far above the water it is supposed to be keeping warm. The result is that it creates a constant storm of evaporation/condensation under the cover which causes the swim spa to work harder to keep the water warm.

End 2 End claims to have a UV-resistant coating that keeps it strong against the elements and new-looking for years. Unfortunately, this is not true. Although they charge enough to use a more expensive fabric, like Sunbrella, they use cheap canvas. The canvas material won’t last no matter what they claim. In areas that get a lot of sun it will start to fall apart in about one year.

The roll-on, roll-off design makes it easy for a single person to handle. In fact, this exclusive feature makes it possible to roll the cover off a swim spa in less than 60 seconds. It can be rolled in either direction, making it ideal for dual-temperature swim spas. You can roll back the pool side for your daily swim, and then roll back the spa side for relaxing at night. Aside from being extremely easy to take on an off, it requires minimal overhead clearance and gives full visibility on all sides of the swim spa as compared to traditional covers which can be problematic for applications with height restrictions or if you are trying to enjoy views. Admittedly, this is a great improvement over the traditional swim spa covers. The biggest downside is that despite costing three to four times more than a foam filled cover it doesn’t last. Most consumers report that it falls apart in less than two years.

End 2 End claims that their covers are “Custom made with the highest quality commercial-grade materials, this durable, energy-efficient and lockable safety cover is built to withstand all weather conditions. Its full-frame design makes it able to handle even large loads of snow, and thanks to its UV protected surface, it will not deteriorate from time spent in direct sunlight.” Unfortunately the only part of that statement that is true is that it’s lockable. It will blow off in a mild wind, it will crush or tear apart in a minimal snow load and the UV protection is a total lie.

Made in the U.S.A., the End 2 End Swim Spa Covers are available in a range of colors. But not nearly as many as the SpaCap.com Swim Spa Covers which can be done in any of the over sixty colors of Marine Grade Sunbrella.

So what’s the down side? Although the closed cell foam is an improvement it has to be supported to keep the rain and debris out of the spa. That support will eventually breakdown and usually in less than two years. It will never be able to handle as much of a snow load as the SpaCap Swim Spa Cover which rests right on the water surface.

The UV resistant coating is a code for, “it will handle a sun a little longer than a traditional cover” but not nearly as long as Marine Grade Sunbrella which is used on the SpaCap Swim Spa Cover.

In the end, The SpaCap.com Swim Spa Covers are still the overall best choice. No other swim spa cover starts insulating at the water surface. A huge advantage since the point is to seal in the heat and keep the water warm.

The SpaCap.com covers are all made in the USA and the Sunbrella fabric will last YEARS longer than any other material, no matter what UV resistant coating they use.

When you really want to get the best swim spa cover on the market you’re still better off with the swim spa cover custom made for your spa by SpaCap.com.

Roll Away Swim Spa Covers: Are They Really The Best Choice?

Is a Roll Away Swim Spa Cover The Best Option?

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 even as well as the rigid foam swim spa cover did. It’s just the latest sales pitch.

The only way the End2End cover is going to be the last cover you need to buy is if you’re planning on getting rid of your swim spa in the next two years.

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 SpaCap.com. They have been building lightweight, easy to use swim spa covers for as long as there have been swim spas.

End2End Swim Spa Cover Customer Experience

We purchased our outdoor swim spa around June of 2019 and it came with the standard styrofoam inner, vinyl outside cover(s) for the tub.  The spa is a 14 x 8 tub so it came with two (each covering one half) of the standard foam/vinyl covers in order to cover the entire top.

These covers or tops are, at very best, heavy and cumbersome, and based on what I’ve read and who I’ve talked to, I don’t believe that these covers are very efficient in maintaining the spa’s temperature or chemical integrity.  Additionally, I have to mention how incredibly difficult these tops are to get off of the tub (not to mention how difficult they are to put back on as well).

Additionally, because of their sheer size, once removed there really isn’t anywhere to store them without being kind of an eyesore laying near the spa somewhere or actually laying against the side of the spa until your done using it.  To “upgrade”, we purchased mechanical metal “cover lifters” for our covers but this product wasn’t very effective in lifting the covers and was also undesirable due to how the covers are positioned at each end of the spa (it blocked our views to both the grilling and garden areas).  (quick side note:  the metal started to rust and looked extremely unsightly just weeks after installed as well).

In any case, looking for a solution to our problems we purchased a relatively new to the market swim spa “roll” cover.  This type of cover not only looked great, but appeared very easy to remove and replace back on the spa.  The one we chose (END2END) was disturbingly expensive but after our experience(s) with the clumsy foam-filled vinyl tops, we took the chance that this new roll top would solve all of our problems.

Of course, it did not.

The first thing we noticed (living in the sunny state of Florida) with this new roll top was that the beautiful grey color of the top quickly began to fade.  Again, although we live in Florida and get lots of sunshine, we weren’t expecting the color of the top to fade anywhere near this fast.  We hadn’t had the top much longer when we began to notice that when it rained, this cover retained water.

The water would just pool on top of the cover (it appeared to collect between the outer fading fabric and the heavy synthetic underside) and would sit there for days or until we lifted the cover at an angle to let it run off.  As time went on the water somehow actually made its way into that synthetic underside (still can’t figure this out as I can’t find any openings in the synthetic underbelly) making it so heavy it was for the most part unmovable.

Another issue with this cover was its susceptibility to mold and in just six months or so we observed several noticeable spots, and not long after that also noticed a small tear at one end.  It’s just my wife and I (no kids) so it’s not like we manhandled or abused the cover in any way.

For us, this END2END cover has simply been a disaster.  Immorally expensive, worse than unsightly, extremely difficult to use and care for, but worst of all, just simply ineffective.  Who knows, maybe we just got a defective product, maybe not.  But based on our experience with this one, we certainly could not justify recommending this item to anyone.

At SpaCap.com they have been in the spa cover business for nearly forty years. They have seen every spa cover design and heard how great this new fad was and the spa dealers always claim that this latest gadget, development or design change would make this “The Last Cover You’ll Need To Buy” but it’s just not true.

Unfortunately, as we talk to customers the experience shared above is just all to common. These roll up swim spa covers tend to only last a couple years at best. These swim spa covers started out being insanely expensive and the cost has almost doubled over the last year most likely due to being built in China.

Meanwhile, at SpaCap.com, every swim spa cover is custom built here in the USA. Every SpaCap is covered in “top of the line” Marine Grade Sunbrella (rated by YEARS outdoors), not canvas or vinyl which is rated by HOURS outdoors. Do our swim spa covers last forever? No. But they do tend to last ten to twelve years if properly used.

Don’t let the swim spa cover be the reason you’re not using your swim spa. If you’re tired of the run around and want to get back to using your swim spa without hurting yourself or dreading the effort of removing and replacing the cover, visit SpaCap.com and check it out for yourself.