One of the many benefits of hot tubs is that they are often not permanent fixtures — they can be moved if needed. Whether you’re relocating to a new home, redesigning your backyard, or simply seeking a change of scenery, the ability to move your spa provides flexibility and the opportunity to create a refreshing oasis wherever you desire. However, moving a hot tub requires careful consideration and planning to ensure a smooth and successful transition.
Moving Your Hot Tub the Safe Way
Moving a spa can vary in complexity based on whether you are moving a short distance (within the same property) or a far distance (to a new property). Regardless, being careful and safe is of the utmost importance.
Step 1: Identify New Location and Logistics
Before moving a hot tub, it is important to assess the current and future location. Determine the accessibility of both spaces, measuring doorways, pathways, and any potential obstacles. Consider the size and weight of your spa, as well as the distance it needs to be transported. This assessment will help you create a plan and anticipate any challenges that may arise during the move.
Step 2: Find Help or Hire a Professional
Moving a hot tub is not a one-person job. Enlist the help of friends, family members, or professional movers who have experience with spa relocation. Assign specific tasks to each person to ensure a coordinated effort. Clear communication and teamwork are crucial during the entire process to prevent accidents and ensure everyone’s safety.
Step 3: Drain the Hot Tub
Before attempting to move your hot tub, ensure that it is completely drained. This will reduce its weight and prevent water from sloshing around during the move, which could damage the tub or its components. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to properly drain the hot tub, disconnect any electrical connections, and remove the cover.
Step 4: Protect the Hot Tub
To avoid any damage during the move, wrap your hot tub in protective blankets or bubble wrap. Securely fasten the covering with tape or straps to ensure it stays in place during transportation. This will provide an extra layer of protection against bumps or scratches.
Step 5: Move Safely
When moving a spa, agility is key. Use the moving straps to lift and stabilize the tub, ensuring an even distribution of weight. Carefully maneuver the dolly or cart, keeping a steady pace and maintaining control at all times. Have someone guide you from behind to assist with any blind spots.
Step 6: Load and Secure
Loading your hot tub into a truck or trailer will be easier with a ramp. Once you’ve loaded your spa, be sure to secure it well. To protect your spa during a long-distance move, comprehensive packing is crucial. Wrap the tub with protective blankets or bubble wrap and secure it with straps or bands to minimize any potential damage during transit.
Step 7: Set in Place and Install
Once you have successfully transported your spa to its new location, carefully place it in the desired spot. Take care to reconnect any electrical components and ensure that the tub is properly aligned and leveled. You can then refill and balance your spa so that it will be ready for future use.
Purchase Your Hot Tub with Wellis New England
If you’re looking to purchase a new hot tub, Wellis New England has what you’re looking for! With a wide variety of luxurious spas of all different sizes, we can help you select the one that is just right for you. For your initial purchase, we will professionally place your hot tub, so no need to worry about moving it yourself just yet.
We would love to show you some of our hot tubs in person. Come in and see our beautiful showroom! If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to seeing you soon.