The spa cover was blown off its base, and both of its foam panels were cracked. Fortunately, in such situations, you can use a Hurricane Straps.
Standard Spa Cover Straps
These straps are sewn onto the edge of many of our spa covers. They're very sturdy and can prevent children from getting into the pool without supervision. However, they're not super-strong and can also break in high winds.
Spa Cover Wind Straps
These are called Hurricane Straps, but they are also referred to as Spa Cover Wind Straps. They are made from 1" wide nylon and have thick foam pads to prevent rubbing.
These straps are more difficult to remove than the regular ones, and they're also designed to prevent bears and other large animals from taking off the cover of a hot tub.
These straps are made with heavy-duty, quick-fix Sure-Loc Fasteners. They're designed to work seamlessly with any spa cover. To secure these straps, push down slightly on the spa cover to loosen the slack.
Inground Spa Cover Straps
What if a spa cover is placed over the edge of the inground spa? No skirt is needed to secure it onto the spa?
These are made for pool safety covers. You can install them by drilling 4 or 6 anchor points into the ground around the inground spa.
You'll need about 5 feet of nylon webbing for the straps to cross over the top of your cover. If your inground spa is raised up, you'll need additional length to reach the pool deck.
You can find the hardware needed to make a pool cover strap at a pool supply site. These include brass anchors, steel springs, and SS buckles.
This project involves drilling the anchors into the ground using a hammer drill. You'll also need to purchase a spring removal tool to remove the anchor.
Also, keep your spa cover secure by using straps and keeping it tightly when not in use.
If you have any other questions about pool and spa products please do let us know - we are here to help!