Although the task of moving a hot tub is best left to expert movers, the job can be done with the help of several strong individuals to do the heavy lifting and a few tools to make moving the tub relatively easier. A hot tub can weigh anywhere between 1,200 to 1,500 lbs., so care must be taken to en
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.
Clean a hot tub by removing the filter and adding a biofilm line-flush product. After the product circulates, drain the tub with a submersible pump, wipe it with vinegar, and refill the tub with fresh water. Install a new filter and chemicals, adjusting as necessary.
In a 2013 Readers' Choice List compiled by Lisa Hallett Taylor for About, Coast Spas was named as the best brand of hot tubs to buy. Runners-up included Bullfrog Spas and Hot Springs Spas. The brands were rated on factors such as design, style, company reputation, available features, range of produc
To wire a hot tub, contact a local inspector, inspect the service panel, run the wiring, connect the hot and neutral wires, wire the disconnect box and connect the hot tub wiring. Have your work inspected by a licensed electrician before turning on the hot tub.
Healthy adults can safely soak in hot tubs for 15 to 20 minutes in appropriate water temperatures. The maximum safe water temperature for adults is 104 degrees Fahrenheit. If more time is desired in the hot tub, an individual may cool off during a break and re-enter the hot tub.
To drain a hot tub, users should first turn off the power going to the tub. The best way is to turn the breaker to the off position.
The weight of a hot tub depends on the manufacturer and size, but a typical 7.5-foot square unit weighs 855 pounds when it is empty. However, the filled tub contains 450 gallons of water and has room for up to seven people, increasing the weight to 5,665 pounds.
Many companies across the country offer hot tub rentals. Some companies have on-site rentals available, often in conjunction with spa services, while others deliver hot tubs to the renter's home.
A hot tub has a control panel with which the temperature is set to the desirable level. A good system has a panel that shows both the actual temperature and a setting temperature, which should be easy to read and set even in poor lighting.