4 Step Hot Tub RemovalMuch like doing bathroom remodeling prep, removing a hot tub isn’t really difficult. But, it does require substantial time and effort. First and foremost, you’ll need the right tools to do the job. These include a reciprocating saw, jigsaw, drill-driver, pry bar and safety gear (goggles, gloves, mask and boots). You’ll use all of these tools so you need to be able to handle them confidently. If you aren’t sure about your skill level, hire a professional junk removal service.
Over time, a hot tub thermostat may stop functioning correctly for a number of reasons. You can employ a few troubleshooting methods to replace worn or defective parts. Most of the issues will have a few possible causes and therefore a few possible solutions. There are a few tests and observations you can check to identify the problems you may be having with your hot tub thermostat. Keep in mind that electrical repair is potentially dangerous around water. It is best that repairs be done by a spa technician or qualified electrician. —Do It YourselfIn addition to the tools, you’ll need at least one other person to help out. A hot tub is a big, unwieldy item, even when it’s dismantled. Speaking of another person, if the hot tub is still in useable condition, consider selling it or giving it away (with the stipulation the receiving person relocate it). Of course, the problem with this is finding a willing taker. Like trying to dispose of old fitness equipment, there likely won’t be much interest.
- Read the instruction manual. Whether you installed the hot tub or someone else did, chances are excellent you don’t remember or know how it’s all hooked together. Find the instruction manual or installation manual and go over it carefully. This way, you’ll avoid injury and be more efficient in taking it apart.
- Disconnect the electrical wiring. Once you’re acquainted with how it’s assembled, you can disconnect the electrical wiring. Turn off the breaker providing power, then disconnect the lines. Additionally, disconnect the water supply and/or the drain.
- Take the entire spa skirt apart. The spa skirt encircles or surrounds the tub itself. You’ll need to take the spa skirt off the tub with a drill-driver and/or pry bar. Most aren’t difficult to remove after the first panel is disconnected.
- Disassemble the tub itself. Now, you can opt to disassemble the tub or leave it whole. If you do choose to cut it up, you’ll have to dispose of the materials. Keep in mind, this will be messy work, so it’s usually best not to cut the tub apart.