Want to Know How to Remove a Hot Tub?

Sometimes, hot tubs wear out their welcome. Whether yours broke down over the years or you simply just want it out of your sight, it’s time for that hot tub to hit the road. However, this all leads up to an important question—how? What are you supposed to do if you don’t know how to take apart a hot tub to begin with?

Never fear. Junk Masters is here. Based in Eden Prairie, we’re the local junk removal professionals, and we know a thing or two about how to remove a hot tub. So, why not learn from the experts? We’d be happy to teach you all about the hot tub removal process, step by step.

1. Draining and Disconnecting the Hot Tub

  • Of course, an important first step to removing a hot tub is to drain it and disconnect it entirely from utilities. Generally, you can expect for your hot tub to be connected to things such as electrical, plumbing, heating, et cetera. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the model of hot tub you have to ensure that you finish this step to completion.
  • It’s also important to note that if your hot tub is in-ground, you will likely have to remove concrete from the hot tub’s perimeter to reach the connections. This can be accomplished with a sledgehammer or jackhammer. Of course, be sure to wear appropriate gear for the job. Things such as safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs, and even steel-toed boots can help prevent injury.

2. Cutting Up a Hot Tub for Removal

Unless you’re looking to sell or otherwise reuse your hot tub, it can be more easily handled and hauled away by cutting it into pieces. 

  • It is recommended that you use a reciprocating saw, such as a Sawzall.
  • As stated before, be sure to wear protective gear, such as safety glasses and gloves.
  • Take caution as you slice the hot tub into more easily carried pieces.
  • Once done, take a quick break. You’re close, but not done yet.

3. Hauling Away and Cleaning Up

As with any junk removal job, an important thing to consider when learning how to remove a hot tub is…well, the part where you remove it from your property! Now that you’ve got smaller, more manageable pieces, you can haul them away. Depending on where you live, you may be able to put everything on the curb for pickup, or you might need to take it to a dump on your own. You may even want to see if a local recycler can accept the leftover materials.

If your hot tub was in-ground, now is the time to finish chipping away at that concrete foundation, too. Once you’re done with that, you’re left with a hole in the ground. Fill it with soil, and you’ve got extra yard space. It could be a nice spot for a new flower bed, a composter, or maybe just some more grass.

Want to Skip the Hassle?

Does this all sound like a lot of work to do? Want to get rid of that hot tub, but don’t have the time to do it yourself? Then get in touch with Junk Masters for our full-service hot tub removal instead!

  • Appointments are easily scheduled simply by calling our home office.
  • You can also book online using our website.
  • We’ll give you a cost estimate for your hot tub removal job for your convenience.
  • Our full-service team are pros with plenty of hot tub removal experience.
  • Quotes are upfront—you’ll be delighted with our reasonable prices.
  • Save time, stress, and exhaustion with Junk Masters!