For all the relaxation that a hot tub inspires, moving the bulky luxury items can cause just as much stress. The average 6-person hot tub without water weighs between 500 and 1,000 pounds. Moving an object of that size can be dangerous and requires careful planning, the right set of tools, and plenty of human power. Before you attempt to move a hot tub, consider taking these steps.

Prepare Hot Tub for Moving

Before any heavy lifting occurs, you’ll need to prepare the hot tub to be moved. This process needs to be thoroughly executed in order to move the hot tub without damage.
Disconnect from power source: Your hot tub must be disconnected from its power source before moving. Some hot tubs require only that you unplug it from its electrical outlet while others must be turned off through a circuit box.

Drain the hot tub: This step is not as simple as it might seem. Consult the manufacturer’s guide for specific instructions. The most common method of draining a hot tub requires connecting a garden hose to the drain valve and directing the water into a safe drainage area. Be sure to double check that your designated drainage area is clear and legal to empty into.

Clear and clean: Once the water is drained, clear any remaining water and debris using a vacuum. Now you can sanitize and deep scrub the hot tub as well as take care of any aesthetic repairs.

Plan an Exit Strategy

Before you get too far, you’ll want to map an exit route. The size and awkward dimensions of hot tubs can make them a hassle to get in and out of a property. Take measurements where needed, and never risk damaging your home or other property. Resist the temptation to cut corners, and don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Professional Services

The most reliable solution for moving a hot tub is hiring professional help. Packing experts like Navis Pack & Ship offer a variety of services that take the stress and cost out of the moving process. Whether you’re moving a hot tub across the country or down the street, Navis Pack & Ship has the resources to get the job done efficiently.

We work with you to provide only the services you require. If you prefer to take care of the packing yourself, or perhaps your budget is tight -- we’ll figure out the best way to get your hot tub safely from Point A to Point B at the lowest cost to you.

Or if you prefer we use our tools and 30 years of experience, you can take advantage of our White Glove Services to pack, ship, deliver, and place your hot tub exactly where you need it.
For more information on how to move a hot tub and a quote for our packing and shipping services, contact or find a Navis Pack & Ship in your area.