How to Get Water Out of My Hot Tub Cover

Hot tubs have covers to keep out foreign objects. Over time, these covers can become water logged and retain the water for long periods of time. Eventually, the foam inside the hot tub cover will begin to degrade and come apart, making the cover limp instead of firm. Hot tub covers that are water logged are also difficult to lift, and likewise sag. To get water out of a hot tub cover, you'll need to replace the foam.

  1. Unzip the hot tub cover and pull out the foam. Put the foam aside temporarily and let air dry. Turn the hot tub cover inside out and hang over a clothesline or fence.

  2. Put on rubber gloves and pour bleach into a bucket. Submerge a scrub brush in the bleach and scrub the inside of the hot tub cover as it hangs. This will kill any bacteria, algae and rid the hot tub cover of any dirt and grime. Let the cover air dry in the sun.

  3. Purchase foam panels from a local hardware, home improvement or pool and spa supply store. These panels are generally four-by-eight-foot panels.

  4. Measure the old foam panels once dry with a tape measure, then cut the new foam panels to the same size.

  5. Wrap the new foam panels in polyurethane wrap and tape the panels with silicone tape. Both the polyurethane wrap and silicone tape are waterproof and will keep the foam dry.

  6. Turn the hot tub cover back in once dry and stuff the newly wrapped, taped foam panels into the cover. Zip the cover up and use as normal.

About the Author

Owen Richason grew up working in his family's small contracting business. He later became an outplacement consultant, then a retail business consultant. Richason is a former personal finance and business writer for "Tampa Bay Business and Financier." He now writes for various publications, websites and blogs.