In 2020, a lot of us got used to doing things on our own out of necessity. To be fair, there are many online resources that can be informative and help someone figure out a DIY project — but what about when it comes to moving something like a hot tub? That process is a bit more complex than getting some buddies to move a couch or entertainment center. Hot tubs are a unique combination of heavy, cumbersome, and fragile, making the process of moving them complicated, especially for an amateur.
This is where Mountain Mist Pool & Spa can step in. You need expert hot tub movers who are trained and have the necessary equipment to get the job done correctly. So if you are unsure of who to turn to, or if you’re still considering trying to move a hot tub yourself, we invite you to continue reading on, and we’ll show you why hiring us is a great idea.
Hot Tubs 101
First of all, let’s break down what makes a hot tub a hot tub, because believe it or not, there’s more than one type, and depending on the make and model, the methods for moving them could differ. Hot tubs that you can find in back yards across Colorado include:
- Vinyl-lined portable hot tubs
- Wooden hot tubs (ask your parents about these, they were big in the 70s)
- Cement hot tubs
- Acrylic hot tubs
- Inflatable PVC hot tubs
It’s safe to say that there are just about as many different ways to move a hot tub as there are types of hot tubs. In order to move your type of hot tub, professional movers can determine the required steps and equipment that are necessary. Unless you’re dealing with a cement hot tub, because we’re sorry to say, those aren’t going anywhere.
What Does It Take to Move a Hot Tub?
Moving a hot tub takes a strategy that is a bit more complex than “gather ‘round and lift on the count of three.” Hot tubs are heavy pieces of equipment, usually weighing in around the half-ton ballpark, which by itself should rule out trying to move one yourself. Moving hot tubs requires several able-bodied people who are equipped with the right specialized safety equipment. As you can imagine, a hot tub is cumbersome, and a failure to provide all of the safety equipment required can result in moving accidents and threats to life and limb. Additionally, you’ll need to partially disassemble your hot tub. Some people may feel more comfortable than others when it comes to poking around in the inner-workings of a hot tub and disassembling things, but it’s not in everyone’s wheelhouse. It’s entirely too easy to make a mistake or accidentally damage a component if you’re trying to disassemble a hot tub without training.
Once a hot tub is sufficiently disassembled and ready to be moved, it has to be lifted onto a truck and safely transported. Now there are some big trucks in Colorado, but not all of them are equipped to move a hot tub across town safely. Once a trained, experienced driver moves your hot tub to its new home, this whole process gets to be done again in reverse. If this sounds like a lot of hassle for someone to handle on their own, then you’re correct. Hiring friendly trained professionals seems like a great alternative to going it alone, doesn’t it?
Why Enlisting Professional Movers is a Great Idea
Let’s say, for argument’s sake, that you’re still not convinced that going with a professional team is a better option than moving a hot tub on your own. We’ve got a few more arguments for our case!
Your Time is Valuable
We understand that money doesn’t grow on trees, and we’re all for finding creative ways to save some money. But consider what the cost of those savings might be — namely, your energy and your time. While you may be able to forego paying professionals, moving a hot tub is not a quick and easy task for non-professionals. You’ll need to invest a lot of personal energy into this move, and you’ll be spending a lot of time trying to organize your own resources, tools, and extra hands to help move. So yes, you could save some money, but think about what it’s actually costing you not to go with a professional team.
Mistakes are Costly
Moving hot tubs is part of what we do for a living. We’ve performed moves like these hundreds of times along the Front Range, and we’re very familiar with the common pitfalls of moving hot tubs. Without proper training and equipment, it’s entirely too easy to make a mistake that could cost you some big bucks or even ruin your hot tub. We know all of the necessary precautions to take and can make your hot tub move smooth and painless.
Schedule Hot Tub Moving Services from Mountain Mist
Mountain Mist Pool and Spa in Longmont and Bear Naked Hot Tub Co. in Loveland have more than 50 years of combined experience in moving hot tubs. Our teams work quickly and safely, even with very large spas and hot tubs. We’ll only ever use industry-approved disposal methods for old, unusable hot tubs. We believe that our unwavering commitment to the use of best practices can make all the difference since it places your safety as our top priority. If you’ve been considering moving a hot tub on your own, we urge you to reconsider and give us a call or fill out our contact form! We’d love to answer any other questions you may have regarding our moving process and schedule a time for service in Longmont, Loveland, or the surrounding areas.