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Hot tub removal cost

hot tub removal cost

Thinking of buying or selling a hot tub, or replacing your existing hot tub with a brand new one? You’re likely to need a hot tub removal service.

A professional jacuzzi removal service will also come in handy if you’re moving to a new house, hot tub in tow. This is because ordinary moving companies can’t usually deal with such bulky, heavy items.

In this guide, we’ll give you the lowdown on the average hot tub removal cost, so you can budget for your move.

How much does hot tub removal cost?

 Low costHigh costAverage cost
Hot tub removal cost£199£295£247
Large/heavy spa removal costs using a crane£300£600£450

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Hot tub removal prices depend on a number of factors, including the size and weight of the jacuzzi itself.

Access is also very important. If the removal team has to navigate large steps or inclines, or fight their way through tree branches or other garden obstacles, the job is likely to be more expensive. This is because extra equipment and labour will be needed.

On average, home spa removal costs range from £199 to £295. However, you could end up paying more for removing larger jacuzzis or on sites where access is difficult.

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Hot tub removal prices for larger spas

If you need a large swim spa removing, a standard hot tub removal service may not be suitable. For these heavier units, a crane may be needed to lift the hot tub.

A large crane will also be essential for sites where there’s no other option but to lift the hot tub over the house. This can cost around £300 to £600 per lift. You may also need to pay extra for road closures and other permissions from the local council.

What’s involved in hot tub removal?

what's involved in hot tub removal?To remove a hot tub safely requires planning, skill and some professional equipment. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s involved:

  • The removal team will check the dimensions of the hot tub
  • They’ll also check there is clear, level access to the site
  • The hot tub will be disconnected, drained and turned onto its side
  • The team will carefully place the hot tub onto a special trolley, known as a Spa Dolly or Spa Kart
  • The trolley and hot tub will be wheeled away and loaded onto a specially equipped trailer, capable of taking the weight
  • Depending on the distance to be travelled, the hot tub may also be protected with pallet wrap or another protective layer.
  • The jacuzzi will either be disposed of or carefully unloaded in its new location, depending on your preference.

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Can I remove a hot tub myself?

It’s not recommended to try and move a hot tub yourself. As hot tubs are so heavy and bulky, it can potentially be very dangerous to attempt a DIY removal. What’s more, you may find it almost impossible without an army of helpers and the right equipment for lifting and moving the hot tub. Always call in the professionals.

What should I look for in a hot tub removal service?

A comprehensive insurance policy is enormously important when choosing a hot tub removal service. You should also look for experience and reviews from previous customers. Lastly, make sure you choose a company that uses all the correct safety equipment.

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