Use the helpful tips and printable template to make ordering your Spa Cover that much easier!
"one to hold and one to read". Exact measurements are not crucial, however, you DON'T want to make the cover too small.
When in doubt make it a little larger (about an 1") than the final measurement. A cover, a little bigger will never be noticed,
whereas one too small will not hold the heat in. It will allow leaves and dirt in and will not look attractive. So, please confirm
your measurements before sending in your order.
Should I measure just the Spa (acrylic), or should I include the Wood Rim?
This is a personal preference, however most folks measure just the Spa acrylic, lip to lip. (See figure below). In some cases
you may want to measure to the Wood Rim, only because it may look better to you and it doesn't create a "Rim" for leaves
and other items to collect on. It does not help one way or another with energy efficiency.
Another thing to consider is the Spa Cover skirt/flap, you will want this to hang STRAIGHT DOWN. So, if the lip of the Spa is
at an angle, make sure you measure the cover long enough to achieve this. You don't want the skirt/flap sticking out by
measuring your Spa Cover too short. Also, measure the skirt/flap (3" is standard) long enough to cover the "Spa lip", or the
"Spa Cabinet Rim." (See figure below)
Measuring a Radius Corner (round corner)
This is determined by figuring out their "Radius Dimension." The "Diameter" of a circle is the measurement across the center.
The "Radius" of a circle is half of its "Diameter". Very simple.
Method # 1:
You can do this freehand, or we have a PRINTABLE RADIUS CORNER TEMPLATE that you can download here to help you out.
It doesn't have to look pretty! Just try to get it close. Then measure across the middle of the circle you drew, and divide by 2. That is the Radius Corner of your Spa Cover or Spa.
Method # 2:
Remember: If you are a little too big, the cover will still fit (and work) fine. However if you are even the slightest bit too small, the cover will not sit properly on the spa. If you have to guess one way or the other, go bigger.