An in-ground hot tub might sound like an enjoyable part of a home, but for many people, having one is simply not worth the expense and maintenance involved. Some homeowners reconsider having an inground hot tub altogether when their tub reaches the end of its useful lifespan and it is time to think about having it replaced. Whether you have bought a house with an unwanted inground hot tub, your hot tub is in a state of disrepair, or you wish to reclaim yard space, you may be considering having your hot tub removed. Here is a look at some of the benefits of removing an inground hot tub.
You Can Save Money
Although an inground hot tub may not be as big as a standard swimming pool, its maintenance can sometimes be even more expensive given the need to stay on top of the heating elements and jets and ensure that bacteria does not grow inside of the tub. The amount of money that you spend each month on maintenance will depend on factors such as the type of hot tub you have, how often you use it, whether it is in a covered space and other factors, but there is no doubt that you can save money each month by eliminating hot tub maintenance expenses. Removing an inground hot tub may also allow you to reduce your homeowners insurance because it eliminates a major danger from your yard.
You Can Have Greater Peace Of Mind
Much like a swimming pool, an inground hot tub poses a risk of drowning, particularly for young children. Many homeowners are concerned about the potential for someone to fall into a hot tub and drown or be injured, whether it is young children, the elderly or even family pets. It only takes a small amount of water to drown, and the presence of an inground hot tub can be a constant source of worry that prevents families from fully enjoying their yard.
It Can Raise the Value Of Your Home
Although many homebuyers appreciate extra features in a home, an inground hot tub, much like an inground swimming pool, may be enough to turn some buyers off. Many families with young children will not consider buying a home with an inground hot tub due to the potential risk and the hassle of having it removed. Therefore, being proactive in removing your inground hot tub may make your home more attractive to prospective buyers when you put it on the market.
You Can Free Up Space In Your Yard
When you remove an inground hot tub, it will create a significant amount of space in the yard that you can devote to other activities. If your yard is relatively small, even reclaiming a smaller amount of yard space can make a big difference to your enjoyment of your home’s exterior. While hot tubs are only used for a limited time during the year, you can enjoy your yard in other ways year-round by making space for a patio, sports area or garden.
It Allows You To Upgrade To A More Versatile Above-Ground Hot Tub
If you enjoy the relaxation provided by a hot tub but are unhappy with your inground tub for any reason, removing it gives you an opportunity to upgrade to a newer and more versatile above-ground hot tub that can be easily placed under a covered area or moved around the home to accommodate renovations or changing tastes.
Above-ground hot tubs are easier to install and less expensive, which means you may be able to purchase a hot tub with additional features or a larger one that can accommodate a growing family. Moreover, its portable nature means that you can bring it with you if you move. They are also easier to cover and service than inground hot tubs thanks to easier access to their inside mechanics. Most above-ground hot tubs also contain significantly more jets than inground hot tubs for a more relaxing experience.
What Is Involved In Inground Hot Tub Removal?
Because the structure of an inground hot tub is built into the ground and perhaps even integrated into an inground concrete pool, the process for removing it is similar to that seen in removing an inground swimming pool, although it is carried out on a smaller scale and tends to be less expensive.
A pool removal contractor can take care of all of the details. The tub will first be drained, and its plumbing line and electrical fixtures will be disconnected. Then, the shell will be broken down. The contractors will have the materials hauled away before filling the area with fill dirt and covering it with compacted topsoil.
The overall cost of an inground hot tub removal project will depend on several factors. The material of the hot tub will have a big influence on the price as heavier materials that need to be broken down before being moved off site are more expensive to remove. The amount of fill dirt that is needed to fill in the space where the hot tub was previously installed is another consideration, as are the fees involved in any permits or inspections that are needed for the inground hot tub removal process.
Additionally, the area surrounding the inground hot tub needs to be taken into account as hot tubs that are integrated into a pool need to be removed very carefully to avoid causing damage to the pool, which can involve more hours of labor. On a similar note, if the inground hot tub is surrounded by a patio or deck, there will be expenses involved in breaking up the surrounding material, repairing or replacing it and covering the area that was previously occupied by the hot tub to match it.
Get In Touch With The Northern Virginia Hot Tub Removal Professionals
To find out more about having your inground hot tub removed professionally, get in touch with the experienced swimming pool removal team at Dirt Connections. We offer full-service pool removal and backfilling to leave your yard in perfect condition for its next use.
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