One of the best ways to relax and unwind after a long day of work is to slip into the warm, rejuvenating waters of a hot tub. Here in the Fort Worth area, hot tubs can easily be enjoyed year round, including during those pleasantly cool autumn and winter days. Hot tubs are generally a pretty sizable investment, and most homeowners hope to get a lifetime of use from the hot tub they purchase and install. Unfortunately, many of the more economical hot tubs hitting the market today are considerably less durable.
According to one industry professional, “A hot tub can last anywhere from 5-20 years or more. Cheaper hot tubs made with lower quality materials won’t last long. If those hot tubs are not well maintained, they may not last more than 5 years.”
Of course, proper maintenance and care can drastically increase the lifespan and durability of your hot tub. But even the best models will eventually break down and need to be replaced. With the average hot tub weighing several hundred pounds, what exactly are you supposed to do with a hot tub when it finally breaks down?
Below, we offer three ideas for how you can keep your hot tub out of the local landfill through up-cycling, recycling, or hiring Junk King of Fort Worth to help you dispose of your old hot tub in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Use Your Creative Side to Up-Cycle your old Spa or Hot Tub
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals estimates that, “of the 125 million US households, there are roughly 5.8 million hot tubs owned. Based on these figures, about 4.6 percent of US households and 1.8 percent of people have a hot tub at home.” If we take an average life span of 10 years, that means that every decade or so there are close to 6 million hot tubs that need to be disposed of. Instead of simply storing those old hot tubs in the garage or leaving them to rot away on the back deck, it is possible to “up-cycle” your old Jacuzzi.
Up-cycling is the practice of reusing discarded objects or materials in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original. Whereas recycling generally focuses on breaking down an object into its raw materials to be sent back into the industrial manufacturing supply chain, up-cycling focuses on using the entire object in its present state, but for a different use.
Up-cycling generally requires a bit of creativity and thinking “outside the box.” For example, a few unique ideas for up-cycling an old hot tub could include:
- Turn it into a pond: The shell of your old hot tub can be carefully placed into the ground, covered with a vinyl or rubber pond membrane, and turned into a beautiful water feature for the landscape surrounding your home. With a small pump and some decorative rocks, you could even include a fountain, a small waterfall, and even put in some Koi fish.
- Turn it into a Planter: Similarly, once the spa is stripped down of the plumbing fittings and the insulation, you could turn the shell into a unique raised bed to plant vegetables, flowers, and more.
- Turn it into a dog house: Lastly, an old hot tub could also be up-cycled into a unique dog house. Simply flipping over the shell, cutting out a doggie door, and adding some painting will give you a cheap and functional dog house for your pet!
Recycle your old Hot Tub
If you don’t have the time or energy to up-cycle your old hot tub, you can also simply recycle it. Unfortunately, recycling a hot tub will generally require a bit of work on your end. Instead of simply hauling it out to the curb, you will most likely have to remove the spa side controls, all of the equipment, and plumbing fixtures. Once the electronics are removed, you can strip away the cabinet from the shell, separate the PVC and other plastics, and other items. Most of the main components of a hot tub such as vinyl, foam, steel, and nylon can be recycled, but you´ll most likely need to do the demolition work first.
Hire Junk King of Fort Worth to Get Rid of your old Hot Tub
For homeowners who don’t want to do the dirty work of breaking down their old hot tub into its “raw” parts, hiring Junk King of Fort Worth is by far the easiest way to get rid of an old hot tub. When you call on Junk King of Fort Worth for hot tub removal, not only will we do all the heavy lifting and hauling, but we can even help you take apart the pieces to ensure that they do not damage your home, patio, or yard when we haul away the heavy items.
Our crew of junk removal professionals will have all the right tools to get the job done correctly and efficiently. Once we´re finished with the hot tub, we can also help you by removing any other big items from your yard or home that you no longer need. If you’re bringing in a new tub, then you might want to get rid of old patio furniture, grills, lawnmowers or any other junk you’ve got cluttering up the yard.
When you hire Junk King of Fort Worth for your hot tub removal, you can also rest assured that we will offer transparent and upfront pricing. Even though it might take longer to break down the tub, you’re not going to be charged any additional labor costs. Your flat fee is based on the estimate of how much area your junk will cover in the back of the Junk King truck. That estimate is locked down and it’s not going to change.
We are also proud to say that providing our customers with “fair and transparent” pricing is one of the hallmarks of our company and we even offer you four different ways to get a free estimate, including free, on-site pricing estimates. You can also call us toll-free at 1 888-888-JUNK or at (706) 705-5320, text us a photo of the junk items you need hauled away at 737-888-5865, or use our easy-to-use online pricing estimator.
No matter what option you choose, as soon as a price is agreed upon, you choose a date and two-hour service window that works for your schedule. Our junk removal professionals will call you 15-30 minutes before we show up to promptly take your junk!
Junk King of Fort Worth offers its services to both residential and commercial customers throughout the city. We are proud to provide the region’s top-rated, most efficient, and most environmentally friendly junk removal services to the Fort Worth area, including the communities of Arlington, Fort Worth, Forest Hills, Haltom City, Kennedale, Hurst, Mansfield, and Richland Hills.