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How to Get Rid of a Hot Tub

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Hot tubs are incredible sources of relaxation and fun. Unfortunately, they are also large and tricky to get off your property. If you have to move or replace an old hot tub, it can be challenging. And if you don’t do it correctly, you risk injury to yourself.

Fortunately, no one needs to try and remove the entire hot tub by themselves. There are ways of removing your hot tub more effectively, and with the right know-how, it doesn’t have to be an ordeal. You could even make some money.

Read on for our strategies for quick and effective hot tub removal.

3 Ways To Get Rid of an Old Hot Tub

There are a few ways to clear up space in your backyard and remove a hot tub.

1. Junk It

The first option for removing these expensive items is to junk them. But with oversized items, it’s not as simple as setting them on the curb.

You’ll probably need to look into hiring a junk removal service. There is manual labor involved in disposing of jacuzzis and spas, so you’ll need a team of professionals to remove the hot tub from your premises for you.

If possible, look into a junk disposal service that also offers eco-friendly solutions, like Nixxit. Several parts of the hot tub can be recycled, and the junk removal experts will be able to break down the equipment and sort the parts for recycling for you.

2. Trade It

The next option for disposing of your purchase is to trade it away. These items are investments. While throwing them away is an option for convenience or disposal of a broken item, trades can be a rewarding alternate option.

This option is rather time intensive as far as research goes but can be a good way to get a decent return on your item. The only stipulation here is that the hot tub should be in working order. However, you may find someone willing to fix it for a slightly cheaper trade.

You can search your area to see if any vendors are willing to make a trade but the more likely scenario is that you will find someone online through Facebook or Craigslist. The biggest thing you need to be aware of is avoiding scams. Ensure you know the value of your old hot tub and that you get a good legitimate trade for it.

3. Sell It

Many hot tub owners choose to sell their items. This solution is often the most tempting since hot tubs are luxury items and usually cost a pretty penny.

In the minds of many would-be sellers, they paid for their investments. Others probably would be willing to as well. With the advent of Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace, it is easier than ever to find buyers for your hot tub.

Selling a hot tub can be exciting, but it also can present a challenge. It will require time to advertise the product and research into what would be a reasonable price for your type of hot tub.

If you need help marketing your pre-owned hot tub, consider highlighting the health benefits! It can allow uncertain buyers to justify a luxury purchase.

If you are a determined and charismatic salesperson, you could easily fetch a good price for your product!

How to Prepare a Hot Tub for Removal

Preparing a hot tub for removal is not an easy process, but it might be simpler than you would have anticipated. The first steps are to disconnect the thing entirely, unplug it from gas, power, and let the object dry completely.

After this, you will need to consider whether or not you will be able to remove your hot tub wholly or in pieces. Removing it in pieces will surely make the next step a bit easier.

Once you’ve broken down the appliance, the next step is to clear a path to move it off your property. How exactly this will work depends mainly on your particular property, so it is difficult to give precise guidelines on this step.

That said, some common things to look out for include dogs, especially if you are hiring workers to aid in this process, snow, fences, the width of the gate, and even some types of plants. Consider planning this step out before you disconnect your tub. That way, you can prepare to move things that would be difficult to get out of the way.

How Much Does It Cost To Get Rid of a Hot Tub?

There are, as always, several factors to consider when it comes to the costs of hot tub removal, but often it can range anywhere from $450 and upward depending on a variety of factors like whether or not it will need to be cut and accessibility. This fee is if someone hires a team of professionals to do it.

If you can safely remove a hot tub by yourself, you may be able to do so for free, aside from the cost of time spent during the labor. You may also have hot tub removal performed for you by the right interested party if you plan to sell it or trade it. However, that is far from a guarantee. It is best to note whether you plan to remove it or expect the buyer/trader to manage that part themselves in your advertisement.


Owning a hot tub is an investment, but when it comes time to get rid of it, you shouldn’t have to go through an ordeal. If you need to have yours removed, you can junk it, sell it, or trade it. Just know the last two solutions require more research and time on your part.

Thinking about getting rid of a hot tub the fast and labor-free way? Call Nixxit Junk Removal! Our team of experts will remove the appliance from your property, and if it’s suitable for donation or recycling, we’ll let you know. We aim to help you and the environment at the same time.

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