Whether you already have a hot tub you need to move or you just bought a used tub and now you need a hot tub moving company to give you a hand, moving a hot tub can be a daunting task! All Task Services is here to help with our guide to moving your hot tub, and what you can expect.
Gather information. Be ready to describe the make, model, size, situation, and condition of the hot tub. DO NOT leave anything out in an effort to get a cheaper price or make the move sound easier than it is. When it comes to moving a piece of equipment that can weigh over 1,000 pounds, you want the company you are working with to have everything they need to make the move smooth. For example, don't say there is a slight slope when it's a 45 degree incline that will take additional man power.
Ask questions. Any reputable hot tub or spa moving company will have the equipment specifically designed to move hot tubs. Ask them how they intend on moving the hot tub and what equipment they will be using. Note: A hot tub should never be transported on it's side while driving down the road! Don't be afraid to ask for a copy of their Certificate of Liability or Workman's Compensation coverage. This coverage is crucial in protecting you and your property should an incident occur that would be considered fault of the moving company.
Accept flaws. When a 1200lb hot tub has to go on it's side and the cabinet is 10 years old and starting to wood rot, cracks can happen. Shifting of old pipes can cause small leaks and squeezing it through a narrow gateway may scuff the shell. Your hot tub moving company should do everything carefully and thoughtfully, but there are inherent risks in moving a hot tub (especially an older hot tub) for which the moving company would not be held liable.
Be on site. It is important that you observe the movers during the move, especially if something goes wrong or something gets damaged. You don't have to hover over the guys doing the work, but be available to answer questions or receive input should the movers have concerns about the hot tub or the scenario.
Now that the basics are covered, let's take a look at more specific scenarios and how they may affect your bottom line.
- In most areas, the base cost for moving a hot tub will range between $250 and $400. This usually includes all of the equipment necessary to move the tub, two or three crew members to perform the job, and driving distances of 30 miles or less between locations.
Things that can add cost
Things that can reduce cost
All in all, there are a lot of variable that go in to moving a hot tub or spa. It's rarely advisable to go with a hot tub moving company just because they are a few dollars cheaper than another. You want a company who thorough when asking question and who has a good reputation in their area. If they have worked with other dealers in the area like we have, chances are they are not a fly-by-night company trying to snatch a few dollars here and there.
We hope our guide has been useful for you, and you are most welcome to give us a call and see what we can do for you. With years of hot tub moving experience and a focus on excellent customer support, we would love to help you with your move. Need help deciding on a new or used hot tub? Check out our guide!