How much does a hot tub weigh? It might seem like an odd question, but it’s something that many people are curious about. After all, a hot tub is a big purchase, and you want to make sure you know what you’re getting into! In this blog post, we will discuss the average weight of a hot tub by size. We will also give you some tips on how to move a hot tub if necessary. Keep reading for more information!
Important note: All given weights are for empty hot tubs. When filled, hot tubs can weigh thousands of pounds. Never attempt to move a filled tub.
Average hot tub weights
Let’s jump right into it! You want to know what hot tubs weigh, and that is why we are writing this blog, but hot tub weights aren’t universal. The weight of a hot tub will vary depending on various factors such as the material used, size, number of jets, add-ons, spa equipment, etc.
These are weights you can expect to see in different sizes of hot tubs when empty. We will touch on each hot tub size.
Small hot tub weight
A small hot tub that seats 1-4 people can weigh anywhere from 350 – 600 pounds. Yes, this is quite a variance. This is due to the varying ways hot tubs are built. A bare-bones style tub with few jets and amenities will weigh less than a loaded-down luxury model with all the bells and whistles. Why? Upscale models require more parts to be mounted on and put in, increasing weight. More material = more weight.
A great small hot tub
The Hudson Bay HB14C. This lightweight spa is perfect for saving room while also providing a tremendous spa experience. With features like a multi-colored underwater mood light, 14 stainless jets, and Balboa controls, the HB14C is sure to please. Plus, its white acrylic design looks great anywhere.
Check it out here to learn more about the HB14C
Medium hot tub weight
A medium-sized hot tub that seats 5-7 people can weigh anywhere from 650 – 900 pounds. Once again, this will heavily depend on the model and style of the hot tub you are purchasing. If weight is an issue for you for some reason, you may want to consider lowering the number of add-ons or style of tub you’re purchasing.
Large hot tub weight
The mighty 8 person or more hot tub. These things get heavy. We are talking 1,000 pounds are more. Of course, with variances in hot tub weights being large, you could find big hot tubs that weigh less than 1,000 pounds. However, on average they will weigh be tipping the scales around 1,000 pounds. Many large hot tubs can be outfitted with a lot of jets and luxurious amenities, causing their weight to go up. This, combined with their sheer size, means these tub titans will be hefty!
Need a huge hot tub?
The Dr. Wellness G-1700 Tranquility Spa. This refined, elegant gargantuan can hold up to 8 people. There is room for everyone and plenty of relaxation (or fun) to be had in the G-1700. This spa has all the features and amenities you could ever want, including a crystal waterfall, multi-color underwater light, Bluetooth waterproof audio with built-in speakers and subwoofer, and an insulating cover. Plus, with its factory-installed Ozonator, your water will be cleaner and healthier with less work! Best of all, the G-1700 is made with multi-layered fiberglass reinforcement for added strength and durability. If you’re looking for a BIG spa, you’ve found it!
Rotomolded hot tub weights
First, let’s address what a roto molded hot tub is. Roto molding is a manufacturing technique. You take a heated-hollow mold and fill it with plastic resin, it will then be rotated. While the mold rotates the resin heats and sticks to the sides of the mold. Once it is cooled, you’re left with your mold. When a hot tub is made this way, it produces a durable, lightweight tub. These tubs can weigh a few hundred pounds less than their acrylic cousins. For example, a 6-seater acrylic spa may weigh 650 pounds, while a 6-seater rotomolded tub can weigh 475 pounds. So, a rotomolded hot tub will be lighter than an acrylic spa most of the time. These tubs are great if you’re worried about weight for any reason. They are strong and light!
Why worry about hot tub weight?
It is good to know what your hot tub or potential hot tub will weigh. This helps you when you need to move your hot tub, as well as in installation. You’ll need to know the weight to determine how many people you’ll need to move it or what kind of equipment may be needed to assist you. It is also good to know if you’re placing your hot tub on a deck or indoors. The last thing you want is your hot tub damaging your deck or home because it is too heavy! It can also be a safety hazard!
A level concrete pad is best for your hot tub. Consult an engineering company if you need to know what any potential hot tub spot can hold.
What if I have to move my tub?
Now that you know how much hot tubs weigh, you may be wondering how you would even move one! If you need to relocate your hot tub, we recommend hiring a professional company that specializes in moving large objects. They will have the necessary equipment and experience to get the job done safely and efficiently. However, if you need to move your hot tub yourself, check out our blog on how to move a hot tub here.
Potential Hot Tubs
Here at Aqua Living Factory Outlets, we sell many different models of hot tubs. From small to big, luxury to basic, rotomolded to acrylic. We are sure to have something that is just right for you and your family at a price you’ll like. If you’re in the market for a hot tub, you can see all we have to offer here: aqualivingstores.com/spas.
We hope this blog post has helped to answer your questions about hot tub weights. If you have any additional questions, or if you’re ready to start shopping for a hot tub, please don’t hesitate to call! We will be happy to help!