It can be easy to overlook the cover lifter and steps when you’re first shopping for your new hot tub, but these are two essential accessories for every hot tub owner.

So, in answer to the question, “Do I really need a cover lifter and steps,” the answer is absolutely, yes, and here’s why.

It Makes Using Your Hot Tub Easier

You’ll find that adding steps and a cover lifter make every day hot tub usage more convenient. First, it will be very hard to get in your hot tub with steps, so they are an absolute must.

Second, cover lifters make it easier to cover your spa, keeping it cleaner and warmer on a regular basis.  If you have a cover without a lifter, it’s a real chore to get the cover off. But, with a cover lifter, there is no heavy lifting, and you don’t have to cart your cover off for usage.

Cover lifters make it easier to remove your hot tub cover, so you’ll find you soak more often. You want to look for a quality cover lifter that’s designed specifically for your hot tub. At Townley Pool and Spa, we can help you do just that.

By choosing a Hot Spring cover lifter, you’ll find it’s easier to use and more aesthetically pleasing with your hot tub.

Your Hot Tub Cover Lasts Longer

When you have a cover lifter, your cover lasts longer. Made of durable materials, our cover lifters won’t wear out.  In addition, they’re rustproof and weather resistant.

With a Hot Spring® cover lifter, the cross bar is integrated (hidden) inside the seam of the cover, so you never have to worry about an unsightly metal bar extending across your spa. Not all cover lifters are designed that way, however.

Do I Really Need a Cover Lifter and Steps

What are Your Options?

The UpRite® cover lifter is ideal for limited clearance applications, such as if your hot tub is on a small patio or deck, or under a gazebo. This system allows the cover to fold up behind the spa bar top, requiring just 7” of back clearance and 3” of side clearance.* Not only does the UpRite fit into tighter spaces, it also creates a convenient sight barrier when open, so you can enjoy privacy as you soak in your home spa.


The Cover Cradle® cover lifter makes opening your spa easy. Featuring dual pneumatic gas shocks and ultra-smooth gliding action, the CoverCradle fits snugly on your spa. The largest of the cover lifter options here, the CoverCradle requires 24” back clearance and 3” side clearance

When it comes to spa side steps, you have many options to choose from. Stop by and look at them today!

Final Thoughts

Thinking about a new hot tub? Come check out our huge selection of Hot Spring Spas, cover lifters, and steps or contact us today with questions!