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How to remove a hot tub from backyard?

Removing a hot tub from your backyard can be a daunting task. If you have never done it before, you may not know where to start. In this blog post, we will outline the steps necessary to remove your hot tub from the backyard. We will also provide information on the equipment and manpower needed for the job. Let’s get started!

The first step in removing a hot tub is to disconnect the electricity and wiring.

Make sure to turn off the power to the hot tub at the breaker box. Next, disconnect the wiring from the hot tub. This can be done by unscrewing the wire nuts or by pulling out the connectors.

The next step is to drain the water from the hot tub.

There are several ways to do this. You can use a garden hose to siphon the water out of the tub, you can use a pump to suck up the water, or you can simply open up all of the valves and let gravity do its job. Once all of the water has been drained, it’s time for the next step!

It’s time to flip the hot tub on its side.

In most cases onto a special hot tub dolly with wheels. If you do not have a dolly, you can use a few strong friends to help move it to the front of your home. Now would also be a good time to remove the cover and any other accessories from the hot tub.

Wheel the hot tub out of your backyard to the street.

Hopefully, you have paved, easy access to the street. If you don’t, you will need sheer manpower, usually 4-5 strong men, that can move it to your driveway, then prepare to load it on a vehicle.

PLEASE NOTE: you need to measure your hot tub height and ensure it can fit through your backyard gate. If your gate width cannot accommodate the size of your hot tub, the gate will need to be removed or you may even need to hire a professional crane company to LIFT your hot tub over your home and into the front street for you.

At this point, all that’s left is loading it onto the proper moving truck.

We highly recommend flatbed tow trucks, as they the hot tub can easily be winched up and moved with very minimal chance of any damage. Once secured onto the truck, your tub is off to its new destination.

Once the tub arrives at your new location!

The above steps are then done in reverse. Just make sure you have everything planned out accordingly for labor, equipment, electricity, and a sub-base for your hot tub location.


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