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How do you remove a hot tub?

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Read through the instruction manual, unplug and remove all wiring, take apart the tub skirt, drain the water, and remove the tub. If discarding the spa, cut the tub apart. Otherwise, seek help with rolling the tub away.

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  1. Consult the instruction manual

    Read through the hot tub's instruction manual to learn the particulars of the tub's workings. Look for information about the electrical elements, heater hook-up and gas lines.

  2. Unplug all electrical wiring

    Locate all sources of electricity, and unplug them. Because most hot tubs have high-voltage connections, find a main electrical disconnect nearby. Shut down the main panel first, then isolate the power to smaller panels.

  3. Remove all wiring

    Disconnect the gas line. Remove all pipes and wiring associated with the hot tub.

  4. Disassemble the skirt

    Use a screwdriver to remove the skirt around the hot tub. Use a hammer to pry the nails lose if parts are nailed in. Saw apart large pieces if you are discarding the tub. Otherwise, store them in plastic for future use.

  5. Drain the tub

    Remove all filters from the tub. Pull the drain out, or locate the drain hose. Unscrew the cap, and attach a garden hose to the drain. Attach the other end of the hose to the water drainage location, and turn the valve to open the drain. Let the tub drain completely. Pour antifreeze into the piping and drain system if storing the hot tub.

  6. Remove the tub

    If you are disposing of the hot tub, use a jigsaw to cut the tub into manageable pieces. If you are storing the hot tub, ask three to four strong people to help you roll the tub away.

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