Moving a hot tub from your old home to your new home is not an easy task. A hot tub is a large and awkwardly shaped item that is not easy to move. If you have a hot tub you need to move, be sure to utilize the tips below to safely move your hot tub.
Prepare the Hot Tub for the Move
You need to start by preparing the hot tub for the move. You will need to connect a hose to the drain valve so you can control where the water goes when you drain it. You may want to use a water pump to quickly drain the tub.
Once you drain the tub, there is still probably going to be a little water left in the bottom of the tub. The best way to get rid of that water is by using a wet-dry vac to get rid of the remaining water. You are going to want to suck all the water out of the jets as well.
Then, you will need to deep clean the spa.
Establish a Route for Moving Your Hot Tub
Before you ever pick up or move your hot tub, you need to know exactly where you plan on taking it. If your hot tub is sitting on an elevated patio, will you carry the hot tub down the stairs, or will you lift it up and over the railing? Will you carry it through the gate or over the fence? Are there any obstacles you need to move to safely carry the hot tub out to the moving truck?
You need to figure out the path you plan on carrying the hot tub and make sure that path is as clear of obstacles as possible.
You also need to make sure you clear the route at your new home so that it is easy to unload the hot tub and put it where you want to use it.
Use Tools to Move the Hot Tub
A hot tub is very heavy and isn't something you should try or even attempt to move yourself. You need a team of people to move the hot tub. Additionally, you are going to need to use a thick blanket or cardboard to help slide and move the hot tub. You are also going to need to use a regular dolly or a furniture dolly to assist with the move, as well as moving straps to secure the package.
You don't have to move your hot tub all on your own. You can hire a hot tub moving service to help you move your hot tub. They have the skills, tools, and expertise to safely move your hot tub from one location to the next.