Jacuzzi Types in South Africa

Types of Jacuzzi in South Africa

There are many Jacuzzi types in South Africa. If you can see your Make here then it will be easier for us to make your Jacuzzi Cover Perfect.


How To Make a Jacuzzi Cover

How To Make a Jacuzzi Cover

First of all, you need to measure the Jacuzzi for which you want to make the cover.

Jacuzzi Covers have a few measurements that need to be taken into consideration in order for the Jacuzzi Cover to fit correctly once it comes back from the manufacturer.  If your Jacuzzi Cover is square and has no rounded corners then you just measure the length and width of the Jacuzzi and make sure that you specify the position of the Switches on the drawing, the manufacturer will then leave an indentation for the switches.

The Jacuzzi Cover needs to be measured from the outer lip of your Jacuzzi to the outer lip on the opposite side. The measurements must be taken till the bottom part of the lip, the part that touches the actual wall or wooden surround.

lip of the Jacuzzi Shell

Cover must go till lip of the Jacuzzi Shell

Depending on the type of installation it is important to understand  that the Jacuzzi Cover has a Skirt that seals the heat in. If this skirt doesn’t fit right, then it drastically reduces the Jacuzzi Covers ability to insulate. Below is a picture of a nice fitting skirt.

Jacuzzi Cover Skirt

Jacuzzi Cover Skirt

In some cases, the installation is of such a kind that the skirt must either be very short or it must be cut away once the cover is in place. The shorter the skirt the less insulation you will have.

If your Jacuzzi Cover has rounded corners, then it is advisable to measure where the corner starts and ends. This will give the manufacturer clear instructions on how to manufacture your custom Jacuzzi Cover.

lip of the Jacuzzi Shell top view

Remember to measure where the corner starts.

If you measure your Jacuzzi Cover wrong, then the manufacturer will not take responsibility if the cover doesn’t fit.

Once you have the measurements, you can choose a color for your Jacuzzi cover. Just remember that if your Jacuzzi Cover is going to be exposed to rain or sun, then it is better to use PVC, which is water resistant and UV protected.

Vinyl Covers have a much wider range of colors to choose from, although manufacturers and suppliers have limited their range of colors due to lack of demand on certain product colors. PVC has about 6 primary colors to choose from, which incl. red, yellow, blue, green, white and black.

You can use the color chart below, to select a color for inside Jacuzzi Covers. Please Note: exact colors may differ due to color resolution on your computer and also because a certain color range no longer gets manufactured and the new color is maybe a few shades darker or lighter.

Due to the wide variety of Jacuzzi makes and models purchased from different suppliers and manufacturers country wide, we have acquired a whole collection of templates from which we can cut Jacuzzi Covers.  The next step in the process of manufacturing a Jacuzzi Cover, is to make a jig or pattern, from which you can then cut the different panels and strips which will later be sewed together.

An industrial type sewing machine should be used to stitch the material together.

Industrial Type Sewing Machine

Industrial Type Sewing Machine

If your stitching is very neatly done, the Jacuzzi Cover will look professional. Rushing the job usually leads to the Jacuzzi Cover looking shabby and cheap. Taking pride in what you do always creates a good impression and has earned companies like Nike, Apple and other manufacturers huge profits and worthy reputations as quality products.

Once you have stitched all the panels together, the next would be to buy the polystyrene that forms the Jacuzzi Covers form. The polystyrene should be tapered from 90 mm to 60 mm, this way the Jacuzzi Cover will form a type of roof on top of your Jacuzzi and, if outside, will allow for the water to run off. The 90 to 60 taper is the most practical, if you should decide to go for a 110 to 55 ratio, the polystyrene becomes too thin and can snap easily.

Polystyrene For Jacuzzi Covers

Polystyrene For Jacuzzi Covers

Jacuzzi Cover Polystyrene

Jacuzzi Cover Polystyrene Should be tapered.

When you are certain your polystyrene is cut correctly, it’s time to wrap the polystyrene in an insulating black plastic, that will not only insulate the Jacuzzi Cover, but will also prevent the polystyrene from absorbing moisture. You will know that your Jacuzzi Cover has absorbed water, when it becomes impossible to carry your Jacuzzi Cover alone.

Before the Polystyrene is wrapped, the manufacturer uses 3 mm lip channel mild steel to reinforce the polystyrene in the middle to prevent sagging in the middle.

When both sides are wrapped and reinforced you can insert it into the Jacuzzi Cover that was stitched earlier. Getting it in can be tricky and you only get the hang of it after about 100 Jacuzzi Covers got made. You will need some type of a lever to wedge it in there.

Jacuzzi Cover Lever

Once the inserts are in, your Jacuzzi Cover should look something like the one bellow.

Completed Jacuzzi Cover

Completed Jacuzzi Cover

Rim Flow Jacuzzi-R 110 000

Note: When installing a Rim Flow Jacuzzi you need to take the balancing tank into consideration. The tank is gravity fed and needs to be placed as close as possible underneath the Jacuzzi.

Rim Flow Jacuzzi Johannesburg

Note: When installing a Rim Flow Jacuzzi you need to take the balancing tank into consideration. The tank is gravity fed and needs to be placed as close as possible underneath the Jacuzzi.

Rim Flow Jacuzzi Cover

Rim Flow Jacuzzi Cover

Rim Flow Jacuzzi’s are made from high grade sanitary acrylic sheets, which are heated and vacuum formed into the desired shape. Once vacuum formed, the Rim Flow Jacuzzi shell is re-enforced with fiber glass to give it strength. We have been manufacturing Rim Flow Jacuzzi’s Since 2004 and have put smiles on many of our customers faces.

The Seating Area is designed for space and comfort and can easily accommodate 8 large adults. The nice thing about the Rim Flow Jacuzzi is that you sit much deeper in the water. If you have indoor outdoor space that you want to utilize, then installing one of these beauties is your only option. Voted as most popular executive style Jacuzzi sold it is sure to satisfy your wildest desires.

Designed with an overflow system that allows the water to be skimmed continuously this beauty delivers a much high level of water cleanliness. The correct way to use a Jacuzzi is to shower first, before getting in. Your skin sheds oil, hair and dead cells, which ends up in the water. Some manufacturers install a protein skimmer as a standard feature in their Jacuzzi’s, if they do not support the Rim Flow feature.

Rim Flow Jacuzzi Johannesburg ready to be plumbed

Rim Flow Jacuzzi Johannesburg ready to be Fiber Glassed

Rim Flow Jacuzzi Ready to be plumbed

Rim Flow Jacuzzi Ready to be plumbed

Rim Flow Jacuzzi with 110 mm drain pipe

Rim Flow Jacuzzi with 110 mm drain pipe read to be installed

Rim Flow only means the water flows over the rim, where other models can only be filled 4 fingers above the jets, or the water needs to cover the safety feature of the protein skimmer. With the water flowing over the rim, it brings a new set of challenges when trying to install these big complicated Jacuzzi Types. There are a few manufacturers in South Africa, who specializes in the manufacture and installation of these executive units.

Rim Flow Jacuzzi in Wooden Surround

Rim Flow Jacuzzi in Wooden Surround

Bellow you can see an example of a Rim Flow Jacuzzi we installed for a customer and they finished it off with a beautiful wooden deck. The balancing tank is placed underneath the Jacuzzi and must be installed in such a way that it is accessible after the finishing has been done. The balancing tanks capacity on a Rim Flow Jacuzzi Should be 500 liters.

rim flow in wooden deck with blue led light

Rim Flow Jacuzzi Installed  in wooden deck with blue led light

The purpose of the balancing tank is to control the Rim Flow feature, with the water overflowing constantly, there needs to be ample room for the water to be displaced once people start getting into the Jacuzzi. So at any given time there should be 200 liters of water in the Rim Flow Balancing Tank. As people start getting into the Jacuzzi, the water that is displaced fills up in the empty space of the balancing tank. When those people get out again the Rim Flow System pumps the water back into the Jacuzzi maintaining the Rim Flow Feature seamlessly.

 The 110 mm over flow pipe is attached to the one end of the rim and feeds the balancing tank by means of gravity, the water flows into the tank and then back into the Jacuzzi. This system makes it compulsory for this Jacuzzi to have a double pump system. The heating system is then plumbed into this cycle. So the water flows from the Jacuzzi into the balancing tank, then into the heater, the filter and back into the Jacuzzi, but doesn’t flow out of the main Hydro Therapy massage Jets. There should be a separate aim flow where that water returns to the Jacuzzi.

If this is not the case then you need to check how many water jets are installed. In most cases if the water jets are 50 mm/32 mm, then one pump can take up to 8 jets. Some manufacturers put a series of smaller jets in place of the larger jets, but the Rim Flow Jacuzzi should still only use 2 pumps. So most times the balancing tank is connected to the one pump and the water jets are connected to the other pump, the pump connected to the tank is usually the one that also heats the water and is controlled by the thermostat.

Tank For Rim Flow Jacuzzi

Tank For Rim Flow Jacuzzi

Custom Made Jacuzzi Covers From R 5 500

Custom Made Jacuzzi Covers

Blue Jacuzzi Cover short skirt

Blue Custom Made Jacuzzi Cover with short skirt

This Custom made Jacuzzi Spa Cover is actually sunken into the surrounding stone finish, With a part of it sticking out. Not the greatest installation idea as the rain water has the possibility of entering the sides. This Jacuzzi Spa cover does not seal the Jacuzzi underneath water tight. Thus, allowing for dirty rain water to enter the Jacuzzi.

Custom made Jacuzzi Covers are a little bit more difficult to make, as it is not cut from an original pattern. The more popular makes of Jacuzzi and Spa covers usually have patterns that get used everyday. Measuring your Jacuzzi, Hot Tub or Spa to get the right dimensions is very important. As a leading manufacturer of Jacuzzi Covers in Johannesburg, Gauteng we strive for perfection in an industry that demands perfection.