8-Step Recommendation on How to Secure Your Hot Tub Move
There is nothing better than to dip into the relaxing feel of a hot tub. Why not? If you own one, I am pretty sure that it is among your top places in your house. After a tiring day from work, it is just the best spot to relax and rejuvenate for another daily haul.
If you still don't have one, certainly that whenever you have the chance, you will have no qualms about buying the hot tub of a lifetime! Apart from giving you the option of relaxation at comforts of your home, it's a great addition to your property.
Having a hot tub can never present any problem unless, of course, if you are moving. So you begin to wonder the best and easiest way on how to move a hot tub. I tell you, it is among the items in your house that you will have a hard time dealing with. For one, it involves complex connections that you have to detach and be very careful about. Another is its size and weight.
What is the real score of moving a hot tub? Is it easy?
Moving with a hot tub will be tough. You cannot do it on your own. You will need help and that is why you will have to discover the best possible way to do it. As a matter of fact, you will have to weigh your options whether to take your hot tub with you to your new place or leave it as is. Because of the tedious process involved in taking out the hot tub from where it is not to mention the risk associated with the transport from point A to point B, the latter option may prove to be very practical.
Why would I say that leaving the hot tub behind is a practical solution? It is a practical solution because of the following reasons:
The dismantling and assembly of the hot tub will eat up a lot of your time.The cost of labor and transportation will burden your moving budget.The risk of the tub getting damaged is always there.Unless you don’t mind the time, cost and could take the risk then you can consider moving your hot tub with you. This option of taking the hot tub with you can also be justifiable if the total cost of handling the move of the tub is much lesser than buying a new one and having it installed.
What is the most efficient way of moving a hot tub?
Remember that a hot tub may weigh 800 pounds. What you are trying to accomplish is not an easy feat. There are service providers that can give you their hassle-free professional service. But of course, this comes with a price. You could always ask for an on-site quotation so that you can evaluate if you can allocate the budget requirement.
Here is a video from a professional service provider who can help you with moving your hot tub. Take time to check it so you will have a clear idea of what is going to happen in the event that you opt for a professional service
How to move a hot tub on your own with guaranteed success
1. Gather all necessary tools and equipment
You will need the following:
- 2 4-wheeled furniture dollies
- 2 pieces of 4×4 wood
- 3 strong helpers
- Appliance dolly
- Tow straps
2. Clear the pathway
Ensure that the path going to the moving truck is clear of any obstructions. Make sure that exits from where the hot tub is are spacious and tall enough for easy movement. Check pathway for any slippery areas and deal with them to avoid accidents.
3. Detach all plugs
Take off the electric supply to your hot tub. Get to the spa panel board so that you can turn off the gas as well as water supply lines. Be sure to wrap the cords well making sure that it is fastened to avoid dangling during the transit. Ensure that the motor is securely in place. Apart from that, pack the following individually:
- Electrical units
- Pumps and pumbing units
4. Drain hot tub completely
Be sure to have the manufacturer’s guide with you and review how to correctly drain your hot tub. If there is so much water in the tub, be reminded that there are local regulations you need to abide.
The safest way to drain is to do it little by little and if possible, channel the water to your garden should your hot tub is situated outside your house. In case the tub is inside the house, a long hose will be useful. Ensure that the tub is fully dry and the drain cap tightened.
5. Unscrew cover and cover lift
Usually, there is a cover and a cover lift that are attached to your tub. It is safer to take these off and reinstall when you have reached your destination. Unscrew them and be sure to secure these parts separately. Do not forget to keep the screw.
6. Turn the hot tub sideways
It is in this step that you will call on the people who will assist you. Prepare the 2 pieces 4X4 wood nearby. The four people should take a position in a manner that they could have a strong grip on each side when one side is lifted. Lift one side and position a piece of wood under the tub. Do this on the other side. Ensure that the tub is centered well on both pieces of wood.
7. Slide the furniture dollies under the tub
Lift the wood on each end and slide the dollies under the hot tub in such a manner that the two furniture dollies are on both sides of the tub.
8. Secure the tub
Using the tow strap, make sure that the hot tub is securely strapped to the furniture dollies. Once done, you can gradually move the tub towards the moving truck.Putting the tub into the moving truck.
The discussion above has explored all the possibilities that can happen and what you can do with regards to moving a hot tub. The steps you have been presented also should allow you to come up with a clear assessment if you can move the hot tub without hiring professional movers.
Surely, moving your hot tub on your own has some risks. If you are the kind of person who has the stomach to tackle the job at hand, then no one can really stop you. When you have all the things necessary for the move and with all the hands you can get everything will run smoothly. Come to think of it. The entire process only involves eight major steps. If done with careful planning and preparation, moving a hot tub can be easy after all. At the end of the day, you can truly claim, “Operation how to move a hot tub accomplished!”
Should you need clarifications, feel free to comment and I will revert right away.