If you are currently moving to a new house, you might get stuck when you realize you have to move your hot tub. Here are some helpful tips for moving the hot tub safely and effectively.
Disconnect the Hook-Ups
Before you start moving the hot tub, you first need to disconnect everything. Start by turning off the water supply and disconnecting the main hose. After disconnecting the hose, point it a spot in your yard that can handle a high amount of drainage so you can drain out the water. Once the water is drained completely, start disconnecting other hoses and connections. This will include water lines, gas lines, and electrical cords. Wrap them all up and tape them to an area of the hot tub where they won't get damaged. Be sure the electric supply is also turned off as you do this.
Turn it On its Side
As you might imagine, moving a hot tub is much easier to do when it is turned upside down. Turn it to a side that gives everyone ample room to move it from its current location to the front of your house and onto the moving truck. To turn it over effectively, start by turning over one corner of the hot tub together, then lifting it slightly to get the other corner to turn it over to its side. Have someone bring two dollies over to the hot tub area and place them in front of the hot tub. You will now place the hot tub upside-down on the two dollies, balancing it between each one. Attach any straps that came with the dollies.
Move the Hot Tub
Instead of trying to lift and move the hot tub on your own, you will be guiding it along the path with the dollie. You still need to have other people helping to balance the hot tub on the dollies, while others move the actual furniture dollies. Move it slow and steady down the path. Don't try to rush; this may cause it to slide off the dollies and require everyone to lift it once more. If one person says they need a rest, everyone should stop and give them a minute before you continue. This is a team effort and everyone needs to be coordinating the move.
When you get to the moving truck, guide the dollies up the ramp of the truck. If you are using someone's personal pick-up truck, you should lay down lumber that creates a makeshift ramp for the hot tub. If you don't have the right equipment or enough people to help, consider hiring professional movers, such as Frank and Sons Moving and Storage Inc. Agent for Wheaton World Wide Moving. They will be happy to load it onto the truck and unload it at your new home.