How to Move a Hot Tub?

Moving the hot tub is not easy as it appears, but following the simple steps will help you move your hot tub safely/without any damage.

Here are the simple steps to follow while moving the hot tub:

Step 1

First thing first, disconnect all the connections of the hot tub before moving. Unplug all the electric wires. Put all the wires in a plastic bag to protect them from getting wet.

Step 2

Drain all the water from the hot tub through the valve located at the base of the tub. Also, you can use a ‘Suction Pump’ to quickly move water out of the hot tub. Don’t forget to drain the water away from the public lawn and ground.

Step 3

A truck dolly will help you move the hot tub to the desired location. The size of the truck dolly depends on the hot tub size. Try to arrange the truck dolly that is 12 feet long and 4 feet wide. Also, the truck dolly should be strong enough to bear 800-1000 pounds (minimum weight of any hot tub)

Step 4

Load the hot tub in the truck dolly with the assistance of 4-5 people, as it may be heavy. You should know the entire route of moving your hot tub to the new location. Try to follow the easy path that will save the equipment from significant jerks.

Step 5

Unload the hot tub to a new location after carefully seeing any possible damages/scratches. Restore the electricity connection carefully and connect the freshwater inlet. After filling the hot tub with water, you are ready to use it.

Note: If you have limited experience with electrical or plumbing systems, it may be best to consult a professional to help disconnect and reconnect these systems.

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Are there any possible problems one may face while moving the hot tub?

Yes, one may face many problems while moving your best hot tub to a new location. But we list only a few here. (We don’t want you to get scared of the problems without even knowing them)

  • Hot tub cracks
  • Water inlet leakage
  • Electricity connection failure
  • Minor scratches

Tightly pack the hot tub with bubble wrap/strong plastic to avoid such problems as scratches and cracks. Regarding the other two issues, you need to hire a professional if you are not skilled in handling leakage and electricity failure connections.

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Two methods of moving the hot tub

DIY Method: It requires draining all the water from the hot tub, disassembling it as much as possible, and using a hand truck or dolly to move it to the new location. You will need a few people to help in assisting and carrying the hot tub. (We have explained the DIY method in the article above)

Professional Method: In this method, you will need a team of professionals; it will be more convenient and less physically demanding. Professionals have all the necessary tools and equipment to move the hot tub safely and efficiently. You just need to fill your pockets to get along with this method.

Regardless of which method you choose, it is important to take all necessary safety precautions, such as disconnecting electrical, plumbing, and gas connections, and to follow all instructions provided by your hot tub manufacturer.

What are the benefits of moving the hot tub?

Here are some of the benefits of moving the hot tub to the new location:

  1. Moving the hot tub to a new place can free up space in the old place, allowing you to utilize the old space for other purposes and enhance the outdoor area.
  2. If you are tired of your current hot tub location, moving it to an entirely new site will help provide a greater ambiance for relaxation and recreation.
  3. Moving the hot tub to the new location can increase the value of your home, especially if the new location is more desirable and appealing.

It is important to consider the weight and dimensions of the hot tub and the availability of electrical, plumbing, and gas connections at the new location before moving a hot tub.

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Due to the heavyweight and sensitive manufacturing, most people won’t consider moving the hot tub to a new location, but even if they have decided to move to the new site, they should never leave the hot tub behind. After following the simple steps mentioned above, you can easily move your hot tub.

It is recommended to hire professionals if you don’t want to take the headache of moving such heavy equipment with extra care to the new location. Just pay the price of moving your hot tub to the professionals, and they will take all the headache (moving the hot tub) on your behalf.

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