Disposal OptionsFortunately, this is an easy job, you’ll only need a few hand tools and a helping hand to remove your hot tub. All you’ll have to do, with most hot tubs, is to disconnect the water supply, the electrical supply, and remove the skirt.
When a hot tub is no longer wanted, there are a few different ways to get rid of it. A used hot tub that is in good condition can be sold to someone else. One that doesn’t work well can be removed by hot tub disposal professionals. These companies typically either practice hot tub recycling or re-manufacture the tub into a new unit. The last option is home hot tub disposal, which usually requires time, tools, and the ability to take the parts to a trash disposal area. —WiseGeekWhat isn’t so easy is disposing of the materials. You can’t just drag the disassembled unit out onto the curb. Or, put it in the trash bin piece by piece. Make it easy by scheduling junk removal to pick it up, along with anything else you don’t need.
Hot Tub Junking in EnglewoodNow, that means you have a lot of work ahead of you. (This is why it’s best to hire a junk removal service which specializes in hot tub removal and more.) Taking this route will take the burden off your hands and you won’t have to do all the work. Plus, you won’t have to worry about disposal:
- Drain the hot tub. If the hot tub is full of water, drain it to make it easier to move later on after you’ve disconnected it. You might have to use a wet-dry vac to get out all the water.
- Turn off the electricity. You should do this first at the breaker box, then, unplug it from the electrical outlet. You might have to pull off or open-up a panel in order to get to the electrical connection on the tub itself. If you can, pull the cord out and wind it up to avoid tripping over it.
- Disconnect the water supply. Using channel locks or a wrench, disconnect the water supply from the hot tub and from the supply. These can be very difficult to loosen and might cause the lines to break.
- Disassemble the tub itself. Now, you can opt to disassemble the tub or leave it whole. If you do choose to cut it up, you’ll have to dispose of the materials. Keep in mind, this will be messy work, so it’s usually best not to cut the tub apart.