If the time has come for replacing your hot tub cover, keep in mind your primary feature considerations for your needs. If your primary goal is to conserve energy and keep your heating bill low, a really important element is the steam stopper pillow.
The steam stopper pillow keeps steam from seeping out of the hot tub, and can be seen just between the gap that separates both sides of the cover. The gap is created by the cover’s “hinge” which is typically around one and a half inches wide. The hinge must be thick enough to last a long time, which also means the gap is substantial. If the hinge were 1/8″, for example, the spa cover would rip over time because of the wear and pull from opening and closing the cover.