Hello, I am getting ready to buy a secondhand hot tub and wondered if anyone had any tips on the moving process. I have received the advice that it's fairly simple, transport it standing on the heavy side/end (where the pump, etc., are located).
I'm planning to hire someone to do this for me, but I am wondering if it would be worthwhile to spend additional money to hire professional movers, or if a few strong young men could handle the job (for a lot less money, of course).
The other issue is, I know I need an electrician to install it at my end (it's 220), but do I also need the electrician to disconnect the wiring at its current location?
The current owner of the hot tub says it seats 8; I think it's about 7'x7'. I've done some research on hot tubs and estimate its (empty) weight between 400 and 500 lbs.
Would appreciate comments and suggestions!