How to Move a Hot Tub
A hot tub is a great, relaxing feature to any house. Due to their size though, they can be difficult to move. A hot tub that is purchased brand new from a dealer will usually be delivered as part of the contract. When a dealer moves a hot tub, their company will cover the cost of moving and any problems that arise. If you have your own hot tub though and would like to move it to your new house, a bit more work is involved.
Small hot tubs can be moved short distances on the back of a trailer or in the bed of a large truck. Several strong adults should be able to lift a drained tub and carry it short distances. Some hot tubs cannot be laid on their side, particularly if it is of a foam composition.
If you are wanting to move a large hot tub, a moving service will be required. Hot tub movers will want to know if the tub is an indoor or outdoor model. Outdoor models usually contain foam insulation. These types should not be laid on their side when moving. Indoor models are made of a cheaper polyurethane insulation.
Before you move your hot tub, make sure to have all records associated with the tub handy. Have paperwork showing what it cost and any accessories that go with it. Make note of any warranties on the tub’s shell, pumps and heaters.