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Preparing Your Hot Tub for a Smooth Move

Moving your hot tub can be a daunting task, but with the right preparation, it can be a breeze. At Utah Tub & Spa Movers, we’re here to guide you through the process to ensure your hot tub relocation is smooth and stress-free. From cleaning and draining to securing and transporting, here’s how to prepare your hot tub for a successful move.

Cleaning and Draining Your Hot Tub

Before you even think about moving your hot tub, it’s crucial to clean and drain it thoroughly. This not only ensures a cleaner start in your new location but also reduces the weight of your hot tub, making it easier to transport.

Pro Tip: Clean the hot tub filter, and consider giving the shell a good scrub.

Gathering Essential Supplies

To ensure a smooth move, gather all the necessary supplies ahead of time. This includes moving straps, furniture dollies, a truck or trailer, blankets, and a toolkit for any disassembly required.

Pro Tip: Make a checklist to ensure you don’t forget anything on moving day.

Measuring and Planning the New Location

Measure the space where your hot tub will be relocated. Ensure it will fit comfortably and that the ground is level. You may need to prepare a suitable foundation if your new location isn’t already hot tub-ready.

Pro Tip: Use a spirit level to ensure the new spot is perfectly flat.

Safety First

Enlisting Professional Help

While it’s possible to move a hot tub yourself, it’s highly recommended to enlist professional help. At Utah Tub & Spa Movers, we have the expertise to handle the heavy lifting and transportation safely.

Pro Tip: Trust the experts to avoid accidents and damage to your hot tub.

Securing the Hot Tub for Transport

Properly securing your hot tub is vital to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. Use moving straps and blankets to cushion and protect it.

Pro Tip: Secure the hot tub cover separately to prevent it from flying off during transportation.

Following Safety Guidelines

Always follow safety guidelines and local regulations when relocating your hot tub. This includes obtaining any necessary permits and adhering to weight restrictions on roads.

Pro Tip: Check with your local authorities for specific requirements.

The Moving Process

Loading and Transporting Your Hot Tub

Loading your hot tub onto the truck or trailer requires care and precision. Use furniture dollies and straps to carefully maneuver it into place.

Pro Tip: Use a spotter to guide you while loading to avoid accidents.

Unloading and Placement at the New Site

When you arrive at your new location, carefully unload the hot tub and place it in its designated spot. Ensure the area is level, and if needed, make adjustments to the foundation.

Pro Tip: Take your time during this step to avoid damaging your hot tub or the new location.

Reconnecting and Testing

Once your hot tub is in place, it’s time to reconnect all the components. Ensure the electrical and plumbing connections are secure. Finally, fill the tub and test it to make sure everything is functioning correctly.

Pro Tip: Keep the manufacturer’s manual handy for reference during reconnection.

Common Challenges

Navigating Tight Spaces

Moving a hot tub can be tricky in tight spaces. Be prepared to disassemble any necessary components and use furniture dollies to navigate narrow doorways and corridors.

Pro Tip: Measure all doorways and passages in advance to plan for potential obstacles.

Dealing with Inclines and Slopes

If your new location has inclines or slopes, it can complicate the relocation process. Use caution and the appropriate equipment to safely navigate these obstacles.

Pro Tip: Consider using a winch or a professional team experienced in handling challenging terrain.

Crossing Different Terrains

Moving your hot tub across different terrains, such as gravel or grass, can be challenging. Ensure your equipment is suitable for the terrain, and take your time to avoid damage.

Pro Tip: Lay down plywood or boards to create a stable path over soft or uneven ground.


At Utah Tub & Spa Movers, we understand the intricacies of hot tub relocation, and we’re here to make the process as smooth as possible for you. Whether you’re moving your hot tub across town or to a new city, our team of experts is ready to assist you.

Ready to get started? Call us today at 801-691-7702 or visit our website at to request a quote and schedule your hot tub relocation. Your relaxation is our business, and we’re here to ensure your hot tub makes the journey safely to its new home.