Supplying a spa cover with the correct skirt length or if locking straps are required, it is important to know whether your spa is Portable or In-ground.
Many people are confused by this concept and language can be quite ambiguous.
Here's a typical question I would ask a spa owner:
“Is your spa Portable or In-ground? Is it free standing or built into decking or paving?”
Here's a common answer:
“It’s built into decking.”
So we supply for an In-ground spa but it turns out that the spa is in fact a portable spa sitting on decking.
The best way to distinguish between them is by looking at a photo of each type.
Diagram A: PORTABLE Spa is essentially free standing ( in a box ).
Diagram B: IN-GROUND Spa is set down into decking or paving, with only the vertical height of the lip ( typically 100mm or 4″ ) showing above the decking or paving.
If you have any doubts as to whether your spa is Portable or In-ground, then you can always send us a photo of your spa and we can not only tell you which it is but also advise as to the best options for a cover.