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How to Move a Hot Tub
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26 Sep 2023  /  by clark   /   0 Comments

Are you facing the daunting task of relocating your hot tub? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered! In this guide, we’ll take you through the step-by-step process of how to move a hot tub safely and efficiently. 

Whether you’re relocating to a new home or simply rearranging your backyard, these practical tips and insights will ensure a smooth experience. Let’s dive in!

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Before we get into the details of how to move a hot tub, you’ll need to gather the necessary supplies:

  • Moving Straps and Dollies: Heavy-duty moving straps and dollies will be your best friends during this process. They’ll help distribute the weight and make the tub easier to maneuver.
  • Plywood Sheets: Plywood sheets placed under the hot tub can protect your flooring and make it easier to slide the tub when needed.
  • Screwdrivers and Wrenches: You’ll need these tools to disconnect and secure various components of the hot tub.
  • Towels and Bubble Wrap: Protecting the hot tub’s surface and fragile parts is crucial. Wrap sensitive components like jets and controls in bubble wrap.

Step 2: Plan Your Route

Once you have your supplies ready, it’s time to plan the route for moving your hot tub. To ensure it can fit comfortably without causing damage or requiring disassembly, measure all the doorways, gates, and passages the hot tub will pass through. By checking the measurements in advance, you’ll have a much smoother moving process.

And while you’re at it, you’ll also want to remove any obstacles, like furniture or potted plants, along the path you’ll take when moving the hot tub. Clearing even small items out of the way will prevent accidents and make the move smoother. 

Step 3: Drain the Hot Tub

Now, let’s prepare the hot tub for the move. Before moving your hot tub, it’s crucial to drain it completely. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn Off the Power: Shut off the power to the hot tub to prevent any electrical accidents during the moving process.
  2. Drain the Water: Use a submersible pump or a hose to drain the water from the hot tub. Ensure it’s completely empty.
  3. Disconnect and Secure Components: Remove and secure any detachable components, like the cover, steps, and accessories, to prevent damage during the move.

Step 4: Get Help

Moving a hot tub is not a one-person job; you’ll need assistance. Hot tubs are heavy, and trying to move one on your own can lead to injuries or damage. So, enlist the help of at least three friends or family members to ensure a safe and smooth move.

Step 5: Lift and Load

With your team assembled and the hot tub ready, it’s time to lift and load. Be sure to reemind your team to use proper lifting techniques when moving the hot tub: bend at the knees, not the waist, and keep your back straight to avoid injuries. 

Once a few of you have raised it enough, get your remaining helpers to place the dollies underneath the hot tub at its base, ensuring they’re evenly distributed to support the weight. Then, carefully push or roll the hot tub to its new location, whether it’s a moving truck or a different place in your yard, following the planned route and avoiding any sudden movements.

Step 6: Reconnect and Test

Once the hot tub is in its new spot, it’s time to reconnect and test it. First, reconnect the electrical components, including the power supply and any accessories like lights or sound systems. Then, fill the hot tub with water, and test it to ensure it’s functioning correctly. Finally, check for leaks, and address any issues promptly.

Relax and Enjoy!

Finally, it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy your relocated hot tub. It can be challenging to move a hot tub, but with the right plan, supplies, and teamwork, you can accomplish it successfully. 

Just remember to prioritize safety, protect your hot tub during the move, and enlist the help of friends or professionals if needed. After all the hard work, you’ll be rewarded with soothing soaks and relaxation in your hot tub’s new home. Good luck!

Need a hand with hot tub maintenance? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Click here to get in touch with Clark Pools and Spas, and inquire about our hot tub services today.

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