Some general hot tub removal tips are quite helpful to make it easier to do, especially if you’re on a spree and completely gutting a house. It might be time to replace the amenity or to reclaim the space for something else. Regardless of the reason why, it’s time to dismantle it and that requires some helpful hot tub removal tips to get it done. Fortunately, most of these creature comforts aren’t difficult to take apart but are bulky and awkward to haul away.
Hot Tub Removal Tips
The first thing to do is to know what you’ll do with the hot tub. Consider publishing a local online ad and selling it, with the stipulation the buyer will dismantle it and take it away. You can even list it as free, of course, the disassemble and haul away stipulation still remain. If it’s an in-ground unit, you might consider repurposing it as a pond. Simply skirt it with decorative rocks and colorful flowering plants.
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. —wise Geek.com
If neither of the above suggestions are feasible, then you must decide what you’ll do with the unit after taking it apart. While it’s tempting to drop it off on a vacant lot, there are stiff fines for illegal dumping and it’s not worth the trouble or the cost. It’s best to call a junk hauling service to pickup and dispose of the hot tub unit once it’s taken apart. You just need a few common household tools to do the job. Here are some easy to follow hot tub removal tips to use:
- Gather your tools. You’ll need safety goggles, a dust mask, heavy leather gloves, reciprocating saw, jigsaw, pliers, screwdriver or drill-driver, diagonal cutters, and garden hose. You’ll also need at least one person to assist you with the dismantling and pulling out the unit.
- Disconnect the electrical wiring. Before you do anything, be sure to turn off the circuit breaker supplying power to the unit and then disconnect the wiring. Use the pliers, screwdriver or drill-driver, and diagonal cutters to disconnect the electrical wiring.
- Disconnect the water supply. Shut off the water supply line and connect a garden hose to the drain line (if the unit is still full of water). Once the water is drained, proceed to disconnect the water supply line using pliers.
- Remove the skirt. Most hot tubs and spas are surrounded by a decorative skirt. You might need to remove part or all of the skirt before you can disconnect the water line. Depending on the construction, you’ll either unfasten the skirt retaining screws or will pull apart the tongue and groove slats.
- Disassemble the hot tub unit. With the decorative skirt removed, it’s time to take apart the actual unit. This can be done by simply going in reverse of the original assembly instructions or by cutting it apart with a reciprocating saw and/or jigsaw.
Once the hot tub removal process is finished or if you want it all done for you, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit AAA Rousse Services. Our crew is experienced and equipped in hot tub removal, as well as many other types of jobs.