Hot tubs give you the rest and relaxation you have been yearning for after a long day at the office. When it's time to move that therapeutic tub filled with relaxation, the biggest question is how? There are options, you can move it yourself, hire someone, or choose not to move it at all. Hot tubs aren't cheap and spending more money on finding someone to help you with your hot tub move might discourage you. If you do select moving your hot tub, you must know your hot tub well, on the inside and out.
There are moving companies that do move hot tubs but some, if not most, aren't specialized in the field. If you plan on moving your hot tub on your own, it will require substantial man-power and even some brain power as well. There are different types of hot tubs and they are constructed differently. To avoid damaging your hot tub, speak with the manufacturer to learn best practices for moving a hot tub.
Moving on Your Own
Moving a hot tub on your own is no easy task but at most, you can have the proper equipment to get the job done. You will start by making sure you have an appliance dolly, tow straps, 4x4 lumber, and of course some helpers. Next, you will need to disconnect heaters, filters, pumps and all electrical and plumbing units. If you do not remove equipment, it could severely get damaged during the hot tub move. Make sure all the items are drained and packaged separately so they can be safely reinstalled into your hot tub once the move is complete.
Once you've removed the equipment pack, you can now safely and securely relocate your hot tub. However before you start moving your hot tub, use a vacuum to suck out any water that might be left in those hard to reach places. Not all water escapes when you initially drain the hot tub. From this point you should have no problem moving the hot tub.
If you decided to use movers, they usually will drop the hot tub in the location you would like it to be in permanently. Also, before the movers leave your home and hot tub forever, check the hot tub for any damage that might have occurred during the relocation of the hot tub.
If you do not feel comfortable moving an expensive item such as a hot tub, do not risk it, use moving services. Some moving services are extremely affordable. If you did decide to move the hot tub by yourself, be ready for arduous work, though it'll make sitting in the hot tub worth it in the end.