It is best to research before you decide how to move your hot tub from one place to another. The smallest two-seat spas weigh in at 800 pounds.
Many hot tub owners try to move their huge objects by themselves, according to professional installers. One professional said that a hot tub owner called his company complaining about the cost of moving it. The same person called him back a week later asking for assistance in picking up his hot tub. He had tried to move it on Super Bowl Sunday after having a few beers.
Dave Wooldridge, Missouri’s hot dub dealer and pool owner, stated that without an insured and experienced staff, customers could suffer irreparable damage and property damage, which could lead to thousands of dollars in lost revenue.
According to The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, there are almost 6 million hot tubs in the US. California has the highest number. You can read our expert tips to move a hot tub or when to call for professional assistance if you are one of them.
The simplest way to move a hot tub, or not!
Sometimes it is better to hire someone than to try to move your Hot Tub Depot by yourself. If you are really determined to make the move as simple as possible, it will be much easier to hire someone to help.
Mike Lewis, Spa Uber’s owner, said that if it was a straight shot driveway leading to your backyard, it would be a good idea. He has been in the business since 2000.
It is possible to get together with at most four helpers, a truck rented, furniture or appliance dollies and moving straps and blankets.
Lewis recommends that you “get the right tools.” Some dollies that you can get at Home Depot aren’t strong enough. They may snap depending on how strong the spa is. Before you attempt to move a spa by yourself, there are many things you should consider.
At the lower end of this scale, the standard two-seater hottub, regardless of its shape, is easier to maneuver. The larger four- to six-seater hot tubs and the more modern swim spas that allow you to swim against a current can weigh anywhere from 1,200 to 2,000 pounds. Before you decide whether or not to move it yourself, consider the size of your item.
Wooldridge, owner of Two Men & A Spa Dolly, Arnold, MO adds that hot tubs are large and there is always the chance of fittings or scratching. He has more than 30,000 moves and his business has been in operation for 16 years.
He recommends that you inspect your spa before moving.
He said that it is common to believe that our personal property is more valuable and in better shape than it is. A professional inspection will help you evaluate the risks and realities involved in moving your hot tub.
How to plan your hot tub move
Wooldridge suggests identifying the destination for your hot tub, and then planning the delivery route. Be sure to consider any obstacles that may arise.
He asks, “Does it have to be taken out or put on a deck?” Will the electric supply at the new site be adequate? Is it necessary to winterize?
A crane may be needed to lift the hot tub from the property, which cost up to $250. Sometimes, removing the fence from a wooden property is a better choice.
Before you move, make sure that the hot tub has been completely drained. It is possible to hire an electrician or plumber to help you connect the hot tub.
Lewis is a standard hot tub mover. Lewis works with one other person to move larger hot tubs. He also hires at least three others for the job. Make sure you have friends to help you lift the weight, and perhaps order pizza to keep your team motivated.
“Keep your ducks in a row. Be aware of the dimensions of your hot tub. He said that you should know how to get it in.
How much does it cost to move a hot tub?
According to our experts, moving a hot tub costs between $275 and $1,000 depending on its location and complexity.
Lewis stated, “A lot people want [the job] done the same day.”
“If it is in my area, I will do it even if I don’t have a scheduled schedule. If they call before 12, there’s a 50% chance that I can do it the same day. If they call after 12, I may be elsewhere.