I'm sure that you are already familiar with what a hot tub is. Nevertheless, Hot Tub, which also refers to SPAS or JACUZZI, is a large or small pool of hot water used for relaxation. There are many different kinds of hot tubs, but we will be focusing on moveable hot tubs such as above-ground outdoor hot tubs.
The first thing I consider before moving a Hot tub is whether I am physically capable of doing so, or I should hire a professional mover. Since I am physically fit, it is less expensive to move the hot tub myself than to hire a professional mover. Although aside my physical ability with the cheap cost of moving the hot tub, it could lead to greater casualties (causing personal injuries and damage to the hot tub) if it is not properly moved. Whereas, experienced professional movers are in a better position to easily move the hot tub because they have very professional equipment to get the job done smoothly.
However, if I decide to move the hot tub myself, it is not going to be an easy task, but with adequate preparation and planning, it can be done.
Therefore, before moving a hot tub, there is a need to consider the measurements, most notably the weight. For instance, an empty 56 Square foot (sq. ft.) hot tub weighs up to 900 pounds while if it is filled with water, it weighs up to 6000 pounds. While the average weight of a hot tub is from 1000 pounds. In such a case, I obviously can't be the only one to move the hot tub. The movement can only be possible with the help of some strong male friends. That is, no matter the measurements of the hot tub, moving it is not a one-person job. So if I want to consider a hot tub mover, how much will it cost me?
On average, it will cost $100 per hour to move a hot tub. On a higher-end, it can cost up to $180 per hour and on a lower end, $60 per hour.
Some adequate tools are required for moving a hot tub such as:
Moreover, certain things must not be forgotten before moving the hot tub:
There are reliable steps by which a hot tub can be moved. These steps are:
Although, a hand truck will be needed if the movement of the hot tub is from upstairs to (the installation point) downstairs. The hand truck will be used for sliding down the stairs.
Step #8: The destination; when you have arrived at the designated place, the blanket can be removed and the straps loosened. With the help of 4 strong men (two at each side of the hot tub), the dollies are reused to roll the hot tub down the truck's ramp to the place it should be installed.
There are two caveats for removing a hot tub yourself without the help of a professional remover.
1. While making the hot tub the full weight should not be on its control panel.
2. The moment the hot tub is moved without the help of a professional remover; the hot tub warranty could be considered void.