Spas and hot tubs not only provide relaxation, hydrotherapy and massage but they can help gently relieve the stresses of the day whether you were at work all day or were a stay-at-home mom or dad taking care of the children as well as running a household. The swirling motion of the water jets provides comfort for aching muscles.

A floating spa cover is designed to float on the surface of the water. It is both lightweight and durable. It not only protects and extends your spa cover's life but it greatly reduces heat loss and chemical evaporation. These floating spa covers usually need to be cut to size. While the traditional bubble spa cover tends to bunch up in the middle, this type of spa cover that is made out of 1/4 " thick polyethylene foam that is closed cell won't.

The advantages of using a simple floating spa cover are rather astounding. It almost completely eliminates evaporation. Therefore, the operating costs of up keeping your spa can be reduced in a variety of ways. Heat travels much quicker through moist air rather than dry air. If you reduce the moisture between the surface of the water and your insulating cover, this will greatly reduce your heating cost. Ozone, chlorine and bromine evaporate from the water and either dissipates into the air or bleach out or even eat away at the underside of some spa covers. Less evaporation will mean lower chemical costs. Most insulating spa covers will eventually absorb water and will get very heavy. If there is less evaporation, that will mean your spa cover will last a lot longer. So, by eliminating evaporation by using a floating spa cover, you will discover that the chemical balance of the water in your spa will remain more stable. There fore, you will be able to go longer between changing the water in your spa.

The hot tub cover that floats on the surface of the water is much easier to lift up and is economical as well. However, just like any product there are some things that you should be aware of as well. The floating spa cover will not be able to protect something or someone from falling into your spa. The floating spa cover will most likely need to be cut to the right size because it is unlikely that you will find the exact fit.

Choosing a floating spa cover is really a matter of personal choice. You must weigh the pros and cons of different floating spa covers and then, based on the information you find, make an informed decision.

You will be able to shop very well online by using the Information Highway. There are many stores online that will be able to save you money due to their low overhead. That is why they are able to pass the savings on to you. They may also have the more traditional pool stores in your city or town that may offer floating spa covers.

There have been some prices on the Internet as low as $19.99 for a floating spa cover and range all the way up to $150. It is all a matter of what you are looking for and who has the best deal.