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Dr. Spa

Member Since 21 Sep 2005
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In Topic: Advice On Buying A New Cover For My Tub?

Yesterday, 02:20 PM

Most spa manufacturers, though not all, use the cheapest, least expensive spa cover they can get someone to build for them.

In Topic: What To Use To Protect Vinyl Cover?

Yesterday, 02:18 PM

There are a number of very different qualities of vinyl used in spa covers. Just looking at them, you'd never be able to tell the difference. There's two ratings you want to look at and compare. The UV rating, and the pigment ratings. The highest UV rating is 1500 hours (the lowest I've seen is 500 hours). Pigment rating runs up to 500. There's also the thickness, or weight of the vinyl. Weight is measured by the lineal yard (36" x 54"). It can run anywhere from 23oz up to about 32oz. The vast majority used by most cover manufacturers is 28oz - 29oz (anyone that does say they're using something higher, ASK for documentation to back it up) If you can apply 303 every other month, you'll be doing better than most. Once a month would be preferred.

In Topic: Hot Tub Base

Yesterday, 08:04 AM

But when properly installed it will still be flat.


When concrete settles it cracks.


In Topic: Hot Tub Base

24 July 2014 - 07:49 PM

It's not about strength as much as it is about remaining FLAT. A concrete pad may settle, but it will still be a flat (though, unlevel) surface. If a couple of pavers settle, the surface will not longer be flat and it could cause a spa to crack.

In Topic: Shopping For A First Time Hot Tub Purchase

24 July 2014 - 01:36 PM

Made in China If you owned a company, and your company had a website, would you allow any negative reviews on YOUR web site? Come on,. really? IMHO; Anyone that offers you a brand new product, that says it's worth $7595, yet they're normally selling it for $3250...if offering you a product that's probably worth LESS than $3250.

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