How to Move a Hot Tub: a Step by Step Guide

Dec 04, 2020

How to Move a Hot TubIt’s no secret that a hot tub is an incredibly heavy object. So, as you prepare to move to another home or simply rearrange your outdoor living space, you face the question of how to move your hot tub. While the best route is to hire a team of professional movers, it’s understandable that this may not work well with your budget or timeline. So, if you’re going the DIY route, you should be fully prepared to avoid damaging the spa or injuring yourself.

1. Disconnect & Drain the Hot Tub

The first thing you need to do it disconnect the spa from any electrical outlets and move the cords to avoid any contact with water. Next, you need to properly drain the spa, but this isn’t as easy as simply letting it pour out onto your yard. Follow the manufacturer’s directions to ensure you don’t flood or damage your property.

2. Gather All Supplies

You don’t want to be halfway through loading up your spa and realize you’re missing some supplies. Not only does this include objects like moving straps and dollies, but also manpower—recruit friends or family members to have plenty of people to lift the hot tub.

3. Assess Your Surroundings & Route

Be sure that everything is out of the way so you can seamlessly transport your hot tub to the moving truck (or new location). Additionally, get everyone on the same page of the route you’ll be taking to get from Point A to Point B.

4. Load Up the Truck

Using your dollies, moving straps, and manpower, get the hot tub to the truck and carefully lift it in. Keep your dollies in place so that you can easily unload and roll the hot tub to its new position once you’ve reached your destination. Also, secure the hot tub to the sides of the truck so that it doesn’t roll around in transit.

TEMO Backyard Living would be happy to discuss the best practices for moving our hot tubs from acclaimed manufacturer Aspen Spas. Contact us today to speak with a representative.