What is a Thermoclad™ Spa Cabinet? (Features, benefits & more)

If you’re leaning towards Vortex Spa™, it’s worth learning more about its features. Thermoclad™ is a durable and energy-efficient spa cabinet used in Vortex Spas™. Learn more in this article.

Vortex Spas™ is recognised for its impressive features, and one of them is the Thermoclad™ Spa Cabinet.

In this article, you’ll learn:

What is a spa cabinet?

A spa cabinet is a structure that houses the various components of a spa, such as the pump, heater, and control system. It serves as a protective enclosure and helps maintain the spa's overall aesthetics while providing easy access for maintenance and repairs.

What is Thermoclad™ Spa Cabinet made of?

Thermoclad™ is the ideal material for spa cabinet construction due to its superior strength, durability and insulation.

Thermoclad™ is a WPC composite made of a dense Polystyrene polymer and wood byproduct. WPC is a popular material used in the construction of spa pools due to its excellent longevity, and insulating properties.

Thermoclad™ can withstand weather, and lightly corrosive substances, is heat-resistant, and is also lightweight.

What are the key features of the Thermoclad™ Spa Cabinet?

This spa cabinet comes with great features, let’s take a look at each below.

Low maintenance

Unlike natural timbers that require regular maintenance, Thermoclad™ requires no maintenance except for occasional hose down and an optional UV protectant, like 303 UV Protectant Spray.

No mould or mildew

The outside weather can create the potential for mould and rot as well as insect damage Since Thermoclad™ is made with high-quality composite material, you will not have to worry about this problem.

Helps with insulation

Thermoclad™’s insulation properties help trap heat and resist moisture. This leads to improved heat retention in the spa pool, along with effective spa foam insulation.

This means that the water in the spa pool stays warmer for longer periods, reducing the need for constant reheating and helping reduce running costs.

Comes in a variety of colours

Thermoclad™ Spa Cabinet is available in different colours including Coastal Grey, Natural Cedar, and Chocolate. This provides you with a variety of options when buying your spa. These cabinets can be effortlessly removed, allowing you to match them with your changing exterior decor.

What material is best used for spa cabinets?

You'll come across various materials for spa cabinets when searching for spa pools, hot tubs, and swim spas. Here are the spa cabinet materials that most spa brands use today.


Known for its natural beauty and durability, wood was the historically popular choice for spa cabinets. Cedar, redwood, and teak are particularly resistant to decay and moisture but can discolour, chip and crack over time.


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Composite or synthetic materials such as PVC and fibreglass offer excellent durability and low maintenance. They are moisture-resistant and can withstand harsh weather conditions.


Stainless steel and aluminium are sturdy options for spa cabinets. They provide a sleek and modern look while resistant to rust and corrosion.

Where can I buy a Thermoclad™ spa cabinet replacement in New Zealand?

Thermoclad™ is used in all Vortex Spas™. Should you need a replacement for your Thermoclad™ spa cabinet, you can place an online order through Spa Store™.

In Summary

When deciding which spa to purchase you also need to consider the quality and material used for its cabinet.

The cabinet is one of the most important components of the spa. Thermoclad™ is one of the best spa cabinet materials you’ll find in the market today because of its durability and energy efficiency.

Got questions? We are here to help! If you are interested in a spa pool with a Thermoclad™ cabinet you can chat with one of our consultants to learn more.

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