How To Move A Hot Tub By Yourself [Complete Instructions]
There is nothing better than coming back home after a long,
tiring day and relaxing in your hot tub with a glass of wine, or
hosting your own private spa party for your friends in your
backyard that has a hot tub.
Having your own hot tub is a luxury that only a few can afford. However, when it comes to moving it, you will probably consider yourself lucky that you don’t have it because it’s not an easy task - but it’s not impossible either.
You can either hire professionals movers to do the job, or you can do it yourself. The former is easy but expensive, which is why some people go for the latter i.e. moving the hot tub by themselves. Considering how heavy and big a hot tub is, you shouldn’t move it yourself unless you’re completely sure about it. If you are, here are you will have to take to move a hot tub by yourself:
9 simple step to move a hot tub by yourself:
Step 1: Take the measurements
The first thing you need to do is to measure the size of the hot
tub to assess how large the truck must be that will transport it.
You can fit the tub either vertically (on its sides) or
horizontally (like it usually is).
Step 2: Book a Truck
Once you’ve taken the measurements, you need to find a suitable truck, that will fit the jacuzzi. Usually, a hot tub fits in a medium-sized truck but in case you need a bigger one, you should probably call a moving company
Step 3: Inspect the Exit
You will have to check that the exit path for the tub is big
enough to let it pass, and also check that it is clear of any
obstacles. This is particularly important as while carrying the
tub, you won’t be able to see what’s ahead and there is a high
risk of injury involved.
Step 4: Disconnect the Power Supply
Disconnect your jacuzzi from the power supply. Make sure you
properly pack the cord(s) in a bubble wrap and put them in the
storage enclosure in the side panel of the hot tub. Make sure you
do this as electrical cords dangling around can be extremely
Step 5: Drain the Water
Using the side panel, turn off the water supply and drain the
entire tub. It is advisable that you read the instructions manual
before you go ahead with it. If the tub is placed in your
backyard, then you can easily let the water drain in the garden.
Otherwise, you will need a hosepipe.
Step 6: Removing the Hot Tub Cover
If your hot tub has a cover, it is recommended that you remove it
before moving the tub to prevent it from damage during transit.
You can reattach it later (do not forget to keep the screws in a
Step 7: Placing the Tub in the Truck
This is the toughest part. To load the jacuzzi on the truck, you
will need 4 pieces of wood. You will have to lift the tub (with
others’ help, of course) and place one piece of wood under each
side. Make sure that the tub is at least 4 inches above the
Step 8: Transporting through Dollies
After placing the wood pieces, you will need to use dollies to move the tub. If you have two furniture dollies, then you won’t need to turn the tub. Place the front side of the tub on one dolly, and the back on another.
If you have one appliance dolly, then the process can be a bit difficult as you will have to turn the tub on its side. However, it’s not impossible. Just make sure that the side panel is not below to prevent any damage to it. In either case, fasten the tub to the dollies with the help of straps.
Step 9: Loading the Truck
This step must be exercised with caution. Go up the loading ramp
slowly and steadily to avoid any mishap. Once it’s inside the
truck, leave the dollies underneath the structure and tie the
jacuzzi to the sides of the truck to prevent it from moving.
Alas, you’re done!