Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by IDidit Needed modification, but an excellent purchase
I bought this cover lift for my 13 year old hot tub. I tried to install it according to the directions- on the rounded corner 3"-5" above ground. In my case this location would block access to my service panels and the screws would not be anchored into a solid portion of the paneling. After careful consideration and test fitting I cut the ends off the "Pivot Arms" so that I could mount the lift pivot bracket on the (solid) base of the hot tub. It works perfectly every time. I found the materials to be top quality and well finished. I expect this lift will outlast the remaining years of my old tub.
March 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Good Product for the Price
I assembled this on my spa this past weekend. The assembly was a little more difficult than planned. Getting the bolt nuts tight on the pivot arm bolt was more challenging than it looked. Also, when assembling the bar, the self tapping screws were difficult to self tap. It took a few times with the drill to get them in. I actually slipped with the drill a few times and put holes in my hot tub cover, luckily I have a new one on order already. Lastly, the screw caps did not want to stay on many of the screws. Granted these are an appearance item, I wanted them to stay on to protect the metal of the screws from the elements of the weather, as well as not puncture the hot tub cover.
February 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by puppytoes It was ok
I ordered this thinking it would make it easier to remove the hot tub cover but for me it didn't.
It was very easy to install. My older son likes it a lot.
April 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by moonpie4u Good quality, hope it lasts!!
Instructions OK, not great....verify the size drill bit they suggest using.
Works well...my main concern is how long it will last...I sense that it may begin to rust soon...I'll update the review after 6 months or so.
I was also concerned about how the brackets fastened to the spa..they seem to be holding up ok, but I'm sure that all spas differ when it comes to the amount of support on the sides.
For the price, you can't beat it!
FINALLY have a way to remove the entire spa cover easily!!
This is on a 2001 Sundance Altamar.
September 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LindaC Great lift
Was pretty easy to install, looks good and works with ease.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AndrewE Excellent, simple to install
I looked at a number of spa cover lifts almost all of which were more than double the price of this unit. This lift is solidly built and took less than 45 minutes to install (including time to study the directions). The only thing I didn't notice until after I'd mixed them together is there are two different sizes of screw caps - they are packaged separately for a reason! Read and follow the instructions and you won't have any problem.
December 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Iexpectmore Issues
Purchased this lift to replace an older lift. Found instructions hard to follow. Kit came with little black plastic caps to cover the screws. They are VERY difficult to push onto screw heads. After a few times using the lift the caps have all come off. Also, I don't expect the lift stops to last long.
February 26, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed I'm returning it to the store
This easy do-it-yourself installation was not easy at all. In fact I couldn't get past the first step where you put on these locking nuts. I can't get them to screw on. I went to HD to buy a special wrench and everything. Can't get it. I am not going to pay someone to install this thing so I'm taking it back. Was supposed to be a birthday present for myself - NOT.
August 21, 2012