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Help! I Need To Get Rid Of My Old Hot Tub

Help! I Need To Get Rid Of My Old Hot Tub


It's almost summer and you're thinking about a new hot tub. That can be exciting, but not the part that includes the old hot tub removal.  

Upgrading old appliances and home equipment with the latest versions can add value to your home.  And this includes old hot tubs.



Hot Tub or Jacuzzi? 

Like many other common terms in the English lexicon, a hot tub is simply that - a tub for hot water. And a Jacuzzi, on the other hand, is a brand name for a company that makes “whirlpool baths” and spas.

But the name "Jacuzzi" has become synonymous with hot tubs and has been relegated to that marketing purgatory of being a brand name that is used as a generic term. Much like Kleenex, Saran Wrap, and Xerox. 

Oh, and a spa is a word  that is used to describe most jetted, heated, water-filled tubs.

For most folks, these distinctions don't much matter as long as the water is hot enough and you can get some soothing water jet action when needed.

The hot tub industry is multi-million dollar enterprise that, while it may have seen it's Golden Era already, is still a strong force in the outdoor space activity market. According to an article from one industry source,

"There are about 5.8 million hot tubs owned in the United States, representing about 5% of total households and 2% of individuals in the country. As with pools, the interest in hot tubs and spas declined after 2006, dipping below 50% levels from 2010 to 2017."

According to one market research firm, North America dominated the global hot tub market in terms of revenue share in 2019. And the region was expected to continue its dominance over the next 10 years. This can be attributed to increasing consumer spending on leisure and relaxation, coupled with a rise in residential construction activities across United States, Canada, and Mexico.

In addition, a report by Grand View Research, found that the US hot tub market was valued at $1.5 billion in 2020 and was expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7 percent from 2021 to 2028. However, this was just before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report also noted that the increasing popularity of hot tubs as a means of relaxation and socialization, as well as therapeutic benefits, was driving the growth of the market.

Another report by Zion Market Research suggests that the US hot tub market is expected to reach $2.6 billion by 2026. The report noted that the rising demand for wellness and leisure activities, coupled with increasing disposable income, was driving the growth of the market.

For example, in 2018 an estimated 911, 320 households in the US had a pool, spa, or hot tub installed. By 2020 this number had gone up to 922, 640 homes. In other words, as the economy continued to improve, the number of additional hot tubs increase.

But so do the old ones being replaced!

And replacing your old one - no matter what term you choose to call it - can mean taking on the difficult challenge of disposing of your old hot tub.


Thinking About Hot Tub Removal and Disposal

And, when the time comes to replace it, you probably already know that it's going to be difficult to break down and remove that old hot tub or spa by yourself.

Because of it's size and construction, a typical hot tub makes removal and disposal a very labor intensive process. It will require dismantling, and possibly cutting, large portions of the tub just to remove it from your yard or your deck.

Once you do have removed, you have to have an efficient method for disposing of all those parts.

And, unless you have a truck, or access to one, this can be a real problem.

All of which is why Junk King offers a comprehensive and professional hot tub removal service. So, if you're still uncertain about that new hot tub, or are wondering what is the best route for your old hot tub disposal, we put together this handy guide to walk you through some of the essentials.


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Proper Disposal Also Means Recycling

Looking at your old hot tub you quickly realize that you can't just throw it all into your residential trash can. (Or a even your dumpster at work!)

This is because so many parts need to be properly disposed of since some of the components can contain hazardous material.

Since you don't want to be responsible for disposing of those materials, what you may have thought was a simple matter of tossing all the parts into a truck and hauling it off to a landfill, turns out not to be so simple. 

So, now the question now becomes "How do I get rid of my old hot tub?"

Well, before you can see your unwanted hot tub hauled away and recycled, it has to be removed from your residence. Whether that's on a deck, in the backyard, or sitting on a pad along the side of the house, removal is a chore.

And, while it's almost always better to have professionals take care of that task for you, it often is something that a homeowner can do themselves - with some help.


A Quick Guide to Old Hot Tub Removal

There are several important points to be aware of when removing an old hot tub from a residential location for disposal, with safety be the foremost consideration.

Here are the key steps to keep in mind:

Drain the hot tub: Before you can remove the hot tub, you need to drain all the water from it. This can be done by attaching a garden hose to the drain valve and letting the water flow out.

Disconnect the electricity: Hot tubs are usually connected to an electrical circuit, so make sure to turn off the power and disconnect the wires before you start removing it. It's important to follow the manufacturer's instructions or consult an electrician if you're unsure about how to do this.

Disassemble the hot tub: Depending on the size and structure of the hot tub, you may need to disassemble it to remove it from its location. This can involve removing the panels, cutting the tub into pieces, or removing the motor and pump.

Repair any damage: Depending on how the hot tub was installed, there may be damage to the surrounding area that needs to be repaired. This can include removing any decking or flooring that was built around the hot tub, filling in any holes or gaps, and repairing any damage to the electrical or plumbing systems.

Consider hiring a professional: Removing a hot tub can be a difficult and labor-intensive process, so it's often best to hire a professional company that specializes in hot tub removal. They will have the necessary equipment and expertise to safely and efficiently remove the hot tub from your property.

Once your hot tub is removed, it's important to dispose of it properly. You can check with your local waste management facility to find out if they accept hot tubs for disposal or recycling. However, that can be difficult and time-consuming. 

Better yet, you can contact a professional junk removal company like Junk King that specializes in hot tub removal and disposal.

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Getting Rid of That Old Hot Tub

When it comes to hot tubs, getting rid of the old one can be a formidable challenge for most homeowners. And your old hot tub might be an especially large and bulky appliance, which just makes it that much more work.

These large units are almost impossible and hazardous to pick up and move.  And, if you did manage to load it on a truck , you still have to know where to take it. Especially since you can't just leave them on the curb for the garbage company to pick up.

And, even if you can get it to your local landfill or municipal dumping facility, they may not take it. 

The good news is that Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly hot tub removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of that old tub.

We do it all - simply show us where your old hot tub is and our removal pros will break it down and carry it to our specialized truck. In addition, we make sure that it ends up in the right place, such as a recycling facility, to ensure your tub is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.

Our expert team will disassemble your unit and take it to an industrial recycling processor for safe, clean, energy-efficient recycling. Junk King's recycling process is designed to keep your old hot tub out of landfills or junk yards.

Once dismantled, any reusable parts can be recovered and recycling the rest helps keep large amounts of metal, plastic, and fiberglass out of landfills while reducing the need for extraction and production of raw materials.


Professional Hot Tub Removal for You

When you've decided to get rid of yours you might be thinking about selling it. But, because trying to sell your old hot tub takes time and quite a bit of effort, the most cost-effective and safest approach is to simply call a professional junk hauling firm.

Did you know that Junk King offers efficient, safe and eco-friendly hot tub removal service? That means don't have to worry about how to dispose of your old hot tub. In fact, we do it all. Simply show us where the old hot tub is and our removal pros will break it down and carry it to our specialized truck.

Not only that, but we make sure that your old appliance ends up in the right place. When possible, that means a recycling facility to ensure your tub is disposed of in an eco-friendly way.

Our professional and insured hot tub disposal team will show up at your home and we call 15 minutes before we arrive. Once there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your hot tub (and other junk!) takes up in our truck. We'll haul those items into our junk removal trucks with no hidden fees.

Whatever you call it: a hot tub, spa or Jacuzzi, - we’re the pros who will make sure you can relax while we do the hard work.

So are you ready to get rid of your old hot tub? It can be as simple as 1, 2, 3.

You make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865). 



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