Whatever the reason for the transition, you’ll need to know how to transfer your spa as quickly, easily, and affordably as possible. Moving a hot tub by you can be difficult and dangerous. You don’t want to hurt yourself or do harm to your hot tub in the process. It is safest to leave the moving a hot tub to the experts. And the positive thing is that relocating a hot tub is relatively inexpensive. You can also swap in your old spa for credit against a new resort if it happens to be too much of a hassle.
EXPECTATIONS: THE AVERAGE COST OF TRANSPORTING A HOT TUB
A central hot tub distributor, a dealer-related service supplier, or an individual moving service is all options for moving the hot tub. Because of the difficulty of the transfer, the amount they charge can differ. The expense of moving a spa upstairs or to a higher height rises. If specialized machinery is used, such as a crane or forklift, the cost may be more significant, and you will be paid on an hourly basis. On the other side, a step over a smooth, even floor, such as from the yard to the patio, is usually a single flat rate.
ON-SITE MOVING OF YOUR HOT TUB
For an on-site switch, the approximate expense of transporting a hot tub is $200 to 400 dollars, depending on the factors and the difficulties involved. Additional fees can occur if the hot tub must travel across several awkward spaces, for example. The price you may demand varies greatly depending on where you live.
REMOVING YOUR HOT TUB FROM YOUR PROPERTY
Because of the differences in lengths, there is no fixed price for off-site transfers. Often dealers do not have off-site moving. However, they will be willing to direct you to a reputable provider.
When you contact the moving company, they’ll almost always send you a quote that includes miles, whether you’re moving a short distance or to another place. A moving business specializing in out-of-state transfers is your best bet if you’re moving to another state. They can have the cost of carrying your spa with the rest of your belongings in this situation. Moving a hot tub off-site involves more time, variables, and challenges than moving a hot tub on-site in either event.
Can THE COST VARY FROM STATE TO STATE?
While the cost of moving a hot tub varies by place, it is not predictable by state or area. We found the highest quoted price for an on-site transfer only in the New York City region, with a reported estimate of $750 to $1,000. The cheapest cost was $200 in California, which involved a stair charge, safety capping of electrical equipment at the old site, and re-connection at the new location—assuming the wiring has already been run.
Labor costs and the complexities of living in high-rise buildings and brownstones in New York City vs. the proliferation of ranch homes and, in general, more land in California may play a part. The going rate in Indianapolis, a vast suburb area, is also $250. While it is very hard to come to any polite conclusions about the cost to move a hot tub all over the country, it is really fair to say that if you live in a densely populated area with more obstacles to contend with, you should expect to pay more for moving your hot tub whether it is on-site or off-site.
What Do I DO TO GET READY FOR THE MOVE?
Before leaving, you can prepare to detach the electricity and empty your hot tub. Although there are variations, most hot tub relocation facilities do not provide draining and disconnection. If you’re moving your hot tub out of town, draining it yourself would enable you to extract all the water to allow it to dry out so that no trapped water spills into your other belongings in transit.
For an on-site transfer, it’s less necessary to drain your spa entirely ahead of time. If you’re nearest moving business provides dampening and disconnection services in addition to moving services, you can take advantage of it.