5 Hot Tub Moving Tips
Looking for five hot tub moving tips? If you are moving and need to bring your hot tub with you, precautions need to be taken in order to ensure the safe arrival of your hot tub to your new location.
- Equipment Pack - Before you begin to take your hot tub apart, you should have your hot tub equipment pack serviced. The equipment pack consists of the heater, filter, pump, blower, and electrical and plumbing units. By having your equipment pack serviced, not only will you ensure that all of your hot tub equipment is functioning properly, the technician will be able to tell you if it is safe to take the parts apart, and may even do it for you.
- Draining - All of the water will need to be drained from your hot tub before it can be moved. Most hot tubs have a hose bibb drain that attaches directly to a garden hose for easy draining. If you are unsure of how to drain your hot tub, refer to your owner's manual or call the manufacturer of the hot tub.
Post-Draining - Draining your hot tub via the hose bibb drain will not remove all of the water. There will most likely still be five or six gallons of water left. To remove the rest of this water, you can suck it up with a wet-dry vac or use a electric water pump to pump the water out.
Temperatures - If you are moving to a cool climate from a warm climate, you should have the entire plumbing system of your hot tub drained by a high pressure system. This is not something that you should do yourself. You will need to contact a hot tub technician to have this done. Having this done will prevent the hoses from being cracked when they are exposed to freezing temperatures, should water remain in them.
- Money - If you are hiring a moving company, it will cost extra to have the company move your hot tub for you. Hot tubs are considered bulky items. Being that hot tubs are not cheap items, you may want to consider purchasing a protection plan prior to your move, as well.
Posted on: May. 03, 2010