Removing a hot tub from your backyard can seem like a daunting task. It’s filled with gallons of water, has electrical hook-ups and is even embedded in the deck itself! You can take a couple of steps to ensure that the hot tub removal process is safe and effective. Here are four things you will need to do before removing your hot tub at home. 

Call A Professional Removal Team 

Taking on the task yourself without specialist help can have some disastrous consequences, especially if you plan to bring the hot tub to a new home. It can be time-consuming to remove all the water and disassemble it properly. The last thing you want is to accidentally ruin the skirt, shell or a mechanical part of the tub. The professional team will guide you through all removal requirements and procedures to ensure the process is completed to the highest safety standards. 

Drain The Tub 

You might already know how to do this if you’re a long-time hot tub owner, but just in case, we’ll detail how you can drain the tub safely. 

  • Turn off the electrical switch to the tub or flip the circuit breaker. You want to ensure the electricity is entirely off. 
  • Attach a garden hose to the drainage spout on the bottom of the tub, so your yard doesn’t get flooded. Direct the flow of water to an area where it can drain properly. 
  • Once all the water is removed from the system, use a wet/dry vacuum to remove the puddles that may remain at the bottom. You’ll want the tub as dry as possible before moving on to the next steps. 
  • Make a note of any structural issues or water damaged areas around the tub, and make sure to tell your removal team.

Clear A Path

Make sure you leave a clear and unobstructed path for the removal team to use at your home. Remove all furniture and items that may prevent them from taking all hot tub pieces away safely. When the team arrives, you should highlight the path and show them how to navigate your home or backyard.

Make Sure You’re Home

When booking an appointment for removal service, make sure that it’s at a time when at least one adult can be present at home. They will need to be present to help the removal team navigate the house and ensure that all hot tub elements are removed as needed.

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