When you bought your hot tub, you probably never thought about what would happen if you had to move it. Unfortunately, things change and that change may mean it's time to move to a new house. If you're not selling the hot tub with the house, you'll need to move it to your new one. Here are some things you should know as you prepare to relocate that hot tub to your new home.
Start By Draining The Tub
The first thing you have to do before you can move the tub is to drain it completely. Make sure that the pump and all of the lines are drained before you break it down. Open the secondary drain once the tub is empty. That secondary drain, located at the base of the tub, will eliminate the water that may be sitting in the equipment that runs the tub. A wet/dry vacuum is usually the best way to draw all of the water out of the tubes and the lines.
Clean Things Up Before The Move
Once the tub is drained, wipe it out and dry everything up. Clean the cover and break the components down as best you can. As you break it down, clean each of the pieces. Use a damp cloth to wipe it down, then dry everything before you pack it up to move it.
Secure The Tub
When you put the hot tub on a truck to move it, make sure that it's secured with straps so that it doesn't shift. You can reduce the risk of damage to the corners of the tub by covering each of the corners with strips of cardboard. The cardboard will add some support and prevent anything that bumps the tub from scratching or denting it.
Work With A Mover
You can minimize the risk of any kind of damage to the tub by working with a mover like Integrity Moving to relocate it. Look for a large equipment mover to ensure that it's done properly. That way, you can be sure that they're equipped to lift, secure, and relocate it. If they choose to move the tub upright, make sure that the equipment or control panel on the tub is at the top when it's placed on the truck. Otherwise, you risk something striking the panel and damaging it.
As you can see, there are several things to consider before you move the hot tub. The better prepared you are, the safer the move will be.