Hot Tub Removal

When we first moved to this house, there was a working hot tub. We enjoyed it quite a bit that first year, but after a while, we found we were using it less and less.

Finally, we decided to stop using it altogether. It was too hard to keep the chemicals balanced, and the power needed to keep it heated seemed to be more than we wanted to pay (utilities in the ‘city’ were a lot more than we were used to paying in the country).

For years, it sat idle, unplugged and empty. Raccoons made use of the base as a den, and chewed the insulation into nuggets for bedding. I’m sure it was a very cozy place to live, but their odor was a bit repellent.

The styrofoam cover was full of water, must've weighed 400+ pounds.

The styrofoam cover was full of water, must’ve weighed 400+ pounds.

Now we’re removing it. I bought a reciprocating saw, and I hope to chop it into chunks that can be transported to the dump or otherwise disposed-of. The spa-removal company wanted $250 to take it away, plus dump fees. I just wasn’t willing to pay that … so instead, I spent $80 on a reciprocating saw, and I’ll chop it into pieces. By the time the dust settles, I’ll probably ‘earn’ about $2.00/hour for the time that I’ll need to get rid of this monstrosity.

But at least I will now own a reciprocating saw, which has been a long-time desire.

Project 365, Day 156

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2 thoughts on “Hot Tub Removal”

  1. Yay for new tools. We’re preparing to get rid of most our earthly goods, store a few priceless family heirlooms and move into an RV/Trailer full time. In other words we’re DOWNSIZING….to Michael this means we needed to buy a heat gun yesterday to take care of a trailer repair…and then? Which pile will it go into? Donate, heirloom or essential for TT? ::snort::

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