Consider a cover that doesn’t use rigid foam panels that can become saturated and heavy. The SpaCap cover is lightweight and built to stay that way. Many swim spa owners report that they can remove their SpaCap Lightweight swim spa covers with one hand. No lifter required.
A cover lifter is not the answer. These are designed to move the traditional foam filled swim spa covers off the spa. They only work when the foam is not saturated. What happens then is the lifter mechanism will either tear the cover in half because the fabric hinge is not meant to handle the weight of saturated foam or worse, the lifter will be torn off the side of the swim spa damaging the cabinet.
Or you could just eliminate the need for a lifter by getting the only kind of cover that uses air instead of foam to insulate. Lightweight swim spa covers that are as easy to use as taking a fluffy comforter off a bed. Something designed by a single woman so she could use her spa by herself. The only Lightweight swim spa covers that comes in Sunbrella Marine Fabric instead of vinyl. Imagine having a cover thats not only lightweight but that can match your decor. But lets keep going with the whole cover lifter idea.
If you use your tub alone or are not physically strong enough to battle it off your spa, you need to think about a hot tub cover Lift. Or better yet, think about getting a cover that won’t get heavy or break. Something like say the SpaCap