Hello readers and bloggers! I thought I would write about something that I learned since meeting my current husband seven years ago.
When we met, he had been selling hot tub covers for at least 18 years. He was always talking to someone on his phone explaining the different specifications on the covers. I didn’t know a thing about them, I thought they just kept the heat in and debris out.
But, that is the farthest from the truth, there is so much more a person buying a replacement cover needs to know. You see a lot of people think ordering over the internet can save them a lot of money. That may be true in some instances, however there are some things that you must be aware before you place that order.
You see there are a lot of variables in the “Cover”. When you order online, there are some important factors you should know before you spend your hard earned money. Here I’m going to share a few things you should look for before ordering.
- Is the vinyl really marine grade, if not it will fade and possibly dry out.
- There are different pound weights of foam. You don’t want 1lb it absorbs water way to fast, then gets very heavy. So is there an upcharge to increase that to 2lb weight?
- Even though they tell you shipping included, but yet they want to sell you a cover for approximately $295 for instance. Be smarter than that, I know for a fact that shipping one cover cost $80-$100 each to ship. So they will find something else to find a charge for, bank on it.
- Last but not least, what if the cover gets there and it’s damaged. If you’re not home to receive it and check it out before the delivery person leaves you have the problem of shipping it back. It’s our responsibility, believe me, you have to pay to have it shipped back yourself and hopefully get your money back. That is just a few of the problems you can run up against while ordering from an online dealer. I’m not telling you this because this is what we do but because we have had so many customers decide to order online and in the end to call us later to order another cover causing them to spend a lot more money because the one they got didn’t last nearly a year.
So be aware when ordering, know what you are getting!
If I can help you with your cover purchase, please leave me a comment with your questions I will try to answer them as soon as I can. I will be happy to help you even get my husband to answer if you would like, he is the Pro!
Keep a look out for some more tips on buying a “Hot Tub Cover” in my next blog.