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Spa removals can be easy with a skip bin and an angle grinder or electric saw

Spa Removals and Disposal - One last Splash

The disposal of an old spa can be an opportunity on a number of levels. Here we have a large, unwieldly item that is difficult to manouver that you no longer want or need. Maybe you have upgraded to a swim spa, or maybe you are over the hot tub spa completely now the family has grown up. The family have left home and the only outstandiung question is will a spa removall service be needed?

What is the Best Spa Removal Process?

But what is the best way to dispose of the old unwanted spa or hot tub? Very good question and the answer is very much dependant on what your definition of best is. Best can meaning many things to different people. Infact it is rumoured that if you asked 100 people what best meant to them you would get at least 110 different answers. Maybe more depending on best what was about. For some it might mean cheapest. for others it could mean easiest, fastest, included a free estimate, efficient, was a professional job. The list goes on and on. For us best means getting rid of the spa for a reasonable price balanced with the desired amount of effort required.

What is a Spa Removal Speacialist

For one thing, we think it is going to be harder to get rid of the spa than it was to get it. Just do a search for a hot tub or spa removalists and you don't get a long list professional removalist who are licenced for spa removal. No you get a list of lifters and taskers, grifters and grafters, but not much of a professional team. Professional spa removal or hot tub removal is a rare profession. It is more of a man and truck or two men and a truck (no other equipment needed), all care no responsibility. So professional removalists might be possible.

Scarcity often means expense, If you you just want to click your fingers and the spa is gone then expect for it to be more expensive because you will be paying for some one else to do the work.

Practical Spa Removal in a Skip Bin

One practical way for hot tub removal process to succeed is to split the spa into broken pieces. Then you put the broken pieces into a standard skip bin for easy disposal. All the equipment you need is a saw or similar to cut the spa up into segments (yes just like orange segments).

Our suggestions is to put a reasonable amount effort into the project to reduce the expense required to dispose of the spa.  The first step to making it easier to dispose of the hot tubs is to convert it from a large unweildly item into smaller managable peices. This can be easily be acheived by segmenting your spa into smaller more managable bits just like an orange. This can be done with minimal effort with the help of an electic saw or angle grinder. All you need to do is remove the covers and then cut the spa bath shell into peices (quarters, sixths or eigths). Remove the cladding (wood or other material that is around the sides of the spa. Cut the pipes or plumbing underneath the spa so you can stack the peices, and so that you are not paying for the removal of air. Cut the base and in internal structure into small peices so thay can be stacked too. All the necessary equipment needed is a saw, be it electric or manual. Just take great care if you are using cutting equipment or electrical equipment.

Free Safety Tips

Before you start the spa demolition job, turn off the water supply for the spa. If the spa is covered lift up the cover and remove it to reveal the water. Drain the spa of water either onto the ground next to the hot tub in the backyard or into a drain nearby. Wear gloves to protect you hands from broken glass fibre when packing the skip bin

The last step of the last splash

At this point you are ready to dispose of the disected spa. All you will need is a 2 or 3 cubic meter skip bin to place the peices of spa into. The materials you have got are all considered light general waste which means you can get a low cost bin from a reliable supplier toget the spa removed and disposed of. Skip bins are a fantastic service because you can get them delivered to your property, house or backyard to deal with the mess. With one or two guys you can do an amazing job. The guys will make quick work of breaking up the spa and allow easy relocation pickup of the rubbish to be skip bin.

Complete Satisfaction with an amazing task done

With the spa in the bin you have done an excellent job that any professional spa removalists would be proud of. Stand back and take pleasure in a job well done. If you can't wait to start your spa removal, the next move is to call our friendly team to order a bin to be delivered at you convenience by truck. Spa Removal isn't hard when you take a peice by peice approach.

Frequently Asked Questions about Spa Removal Services

What size skip bin is needed for hot tub and spa removal?

Hot tubs and spas are usually about 2.5 to 3.0 metres square. So the best approach is to cut the hot tub into eight segments. Each hot tub segment ends up being about 1.5 metres by just under a metre which means it can be placed in a small skip bin like a three cubic meter bin (that are usually about 2.2 metres by 1.5 metres. So the plan would be to stack the hot tub segments into the bin. Then all the other unwanted materials should be stacked around the tub segments.

What does it cost for Hot Tub removal?

Hot tubs and spa removals services are an unknown quantity as it would be very dependent on location, size, access etc. Whereas if you are considering putting you hot tub in a skip bin then the cost will closely aligned the the cost of a 3 or 4 cubic metre skip bin. As of June 2023 the price of a 3 or 4m bin suitable for the hot tub removal process whould be between $300 and $600 depending whereabouts in the country you are.

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  • Authored By:Stephen Shergold
  • Updated:13/07/2023