Spa Cover CareSpa Cover CareProtect Your Investment Your new spa cover is made from the finest materials and hand sewn by experts. Your cover will sat-isfy you for many years if you regularly follow this advice.WASH the vinyl top regularly with water and (if dirty) a mild soap (Ivory, etc.) This will wash the dust off. Only wash your cover in compete shade. Be sure to towel off excess water. Never leave water sitting on your cover in direct sunlight, water can act like a magnifying glass and all EPS foam melts at 160 F.USE 303 Protectant regularly (once a month) to protect your cover from UV rays. Only apply 303 in complete shade. Spray a lite coat on and wipe dry. Your cover is made from heavy-duty marine grade vinyl, but in our climate you need to add UV protection regularly. 303 works great on any vinyl that is exposed to the sun!NEVER drop, drag or bounce your cover on the deck. Abrasion to the vinyl will only expose the material to the sun and the vinyl will begin to deteriorate.MAKE SURE that the spa water chemistry is right! Too much bromine, chlorine or other additives WILL corrode the thread!NEVER lift the cover by the lock straps or interior heat pads — these are NOT handles! Use the handles provided.LOCK your cover when not in use. This assures that the cover will stay safely in place during storms plus it also prevents unwanted entry.If possible, use a cover lifter. This handy device makes using your spa easier and keeps the cover from being bounced or dropped on the deck.NEVER place translucent plastic or glass objects on the cover. These work like a magnifying glass that accelerates the heat of the interior and all EPS foam melts at 160 F.FLIP FOAM during the first year and after heavy rains. EPS foam hardens over time, especially in extreme heat. Flipping the foam will allow for even wear and will extend life.And, NEVER, NEVER let anyone (big or small) sit, stand or lay on your spa cover! I could write a long story about what folks have done to and on spa covers, but that's for another day! The bottom line is that the foam will break which greatly shortens the life of a once great spa cover!If you follow these suggestions, your spa cover will last much longer and provide great insulation foryour spa, saving you both time and money! Most of these seem self-evident but alas we haveseen otherwise!