Monday, March 23, 2009

Now You See It, Now You Don't

Just a couple of quick pics to show how we got rid of our hot tub! When we moved in, we (well, I) had initially wanted to keep the hot tub. I had visions of soaking off the long day, relaxing in the hot, bubbling water after work. But the more we learned about the maintenance and upkeep of the darn thing, and the inherent costs, the less attractive it was looking. It needed a part (@$100) and a new cover (@$400), in addition to who-knows-what. I knew that the novelty would likely wear off in a week or two, and when it came down to having it serviced or drained every few months, we'd probably just let it go, an eyesore that took up more of our yard space than we wanted. There's also the issue of liability. As Samantha (and the neighborhood children) grows up, the attraction to a hot tub would be pretty strong, and I'd worry too much about an accident. Steve contacted a few junk haulers who said they'd charge us between $200-$500 to go at it with a chainsaw (ugh, expensive and messy!), but then had the brilliant idea to search "hot tubs wanted" on Craigslist. There he found dealers who would take unwanted hot tubs away (apparently the novelty wears off on a lot of people who can't afford their own pool guy), and two people he contacted today responded within minutes. And voila, our tub is gone. The two guys that came were great-if anyone wants to either buy a hot tub or have one hauled, drop them a line! Their website is They also deal in pool tables and outdoor fireplaces and kitchens.


Michelle said...

It looks super heavy. I always thought I would want one too but not interested in the maintenance either:)

Renee said...

Good for you for just getting rid of it instead of letting it be an eyesore.

TitansFan said...

Aww man! I know maintenance is a pain but I don't think I couldlive without my Hot Tub. I spend at least three days a week in it. Well you can always buy a new one if you change your mind.