Consider a cover that doesn’t employ rigid foam panels that can become saturated and heavy. At SpaCap.com they build a lightweight swim spa cover that is built to stay that way. Many swim spa owners report that they can remove their SpaCap.com swim spa covers with one hand. No lifter required.
A cover lift is a mechanical gadget that connects to the swim spa cabinet body or deck and is created to help you remove your swim spa cover. There can be different approaches of operation but they all permit someone to quickly and safely remove the cover from their swim spa. Providing the foam is not saturated. What happens then is the lifter mechanism will either tear the swim spa cover in half because the fabric hinge is not meant to handle the weight of saturated foam or worse, the lifter will be torn off the side of the swim spa.
You could just eliminate the need for a lifter by getting the only kind of swim spa cover that uses air instead of foam to insulate. A swim spa cover that is as easy to use as taking a fluffy comforter off a bed. Something designed by a single woman so she could use her swim spa by herself. The only swim spa cover that comes in Sunbrella Marine Fabric instead of vinyl. Imagine having a cover thats not only lightweight but that can match your decor.
After spending thousands of dollars on a swim spa, a swim spa cover, chemicals, and operation expenses, investing a few hundred dollars more for a cover lift might seem to make your hot swim spa experience and the strain on your back much less stressful. Until the swim spa cover gets heavy to lift, or fold over the bar.
If you utilize your swim spa alone or are not physically strong enough to wrestle it off your spa, think about getting a swim spa cover that won’t get heavy or break. Visit SpaCap.com and order one of their custom made swim spa covers that will stay lightweight and easy to use for years to come.