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Hot Tub Cover Measuring Guide
HOW TO CORRECTLY MEASURE YOUR HOT TUB FOR A REPLACEMENT COVER
If you are shopping on-line for a new hot tub cover one of the most important things you will need to know is how to correctly measure your hot tub in order to have the custom built hot tub cover fit properly.
The following 4 tips on how to correctly measure your hot tub will ensure that you receive a hot tub cover that fits:
Continue reading for instructions on how to correctly measure for your new hot tub cover.
(A) Conventional Hot Tub Cabinets
Most conventional hot tub cabinets are made as shown in figure (A) on the left with the acrylic shell lip slightly overhanging the hot tub cabinet. These types of hot tubs are very easy to measure. Simply take the overall dimensions of the shell.
(B) Hot Tub Cabinets with Wooden Ledge Rim
If your hot tub has a wooden ledge rim and resembles figure (B) on the left, you have two options as to how your hot tub cover can be made:
(X) Hot tub cover skirt that sits on top of the wooden cabinet ledge rim:
In order for the hot tub cover to sit properly you will want to make the length of the skirt about a half inch shorter than distance from the top of acrylic shell to top of wooden ledge rim.
(Y) Hot tub cover skirt that covers the wooden cabinet ledge rim:
In order for the hot tub cover skirt to cover the wooden ledge rim measure from the top of the acrylic shell to bottom of wooden edge rim, as shown in figure (B) from above and the diagram (Y) on the right.
Hot Tub Cover Skirt
The standard hot tub cover skirt length is 4 inches, however American Hot Tub Covers can custom make your hot tub cover with no skirt, or with a skirt up to any length starting from 1.5 inches and up.
If your hot tub has rounded corners then American Hot Tub Covers will need to know the radius of the corner.
The easiest way to figure this out is by using a carpenter’s square as picture in the diagram on the left.
The distance between the inside corner of the carpenter’s square (A) to the point where it first touches the hot tub (B) equals the radius of the hot tub’s rounded corner, as represented by blue shading.
In the example on the left the radius is 7 inches.
This guide was written by Jon Pennington @ Hot Tub Help Ltd for the Website www.hottubdiy.co.uk.
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