Hot Tub Barn

Hot Tub and Swim Spa Installation, Transport and Removal

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How We Install or Relocate Your Spa Safely

Hot Tub Barn and our staff have been carefully installing and transporting hot tubs and swim spas all over the UK since 1996.

A Hiab Hot Tub Delivery

We own our own 7.5T Hiab-equipped truck, which is capable of transporting two hot tubs, or a hot tub and building.

We also have our own three spa trailers and a 16ft flatbed delivery truck for jobs where a large vehicle won't be able to go, and a larger Hiab equipped truck for the installation of swim spas and exercise pools. Whichever means of transport we use you can be assured that we are fully insured and extremely careful with your spa during its journey to its new home. Deliveries which require the 7.5t Hiab have a £50 surcharge added to the job cost, to cover the extra costs related to the maintenance and insurance of the vehicle and Hiab lift arm.

Our Vehicle Specifications

Hot Tub Barn HIAB ready to install a new hot tub

 Hot Tub Hiab      Swim Spa Hiab
Lorry Length 8.43m - 27' 8" 10.05m - 33' 6"
Height 3.51m - 11' 6" 3.6m - 12' 9"
Width 2.75m - 9' 2.5" 2.4m - 8' 3"
Legs Extended 4.6m - 15' 1" 7.3m - 24' 3"
One Leg Extended 1.32m - 4' 5" 2.4m - 9' 2.5"
Hiab Arm No Extensions       6.4m - 21' 12.44m - 41' 2" (2T max)
Weight Empty   16.7T + weight of pool

 

Important: An extra 2" width and 5" of height has to be allowed on top of the spa measurements to compensate for the use of trolleys.

 

Craning in a Swim Spa over housesSwim Spa Deliveries

Weights of a typical swim spa vary from about 600kg up to 1400kg. These weights mean its impossible to push or lift your swim spa manually, so deliveries nearly always require either a hiab equipped truck or a crane to lift the pool to its destination.

On an average summer week we normally install a couple of pools using a crane - it's every day work for Hot Tub Barn techs and the crane companies. We appreciate that the thought of a 1400 kg pool going over the roof of your house is quite a scary proposition, but in 20 years of installing both pools and hot tubs with cranes, we have never had a single mishap.

- First, we only recommend quality crane companies and we do not recommend cash-only, one man crane operators.
- Secondly, we are on-site during the entire installation, and communicate directly to the crane driver via a radio or telephone through out the whole process. We take great care to get the pool or spa in on time and within budget, and with no damage to property or drive.

What are the potential issues with installation?

It is very rare that we cannot get a pool or hot tub into your property. Things that slow up the process are telephone or electricity cables, which may need to be temporarily removed to allow the crane to operate safely.

Closing the road temporarily to make way for our crane

In addition, if there is not space on your drive for the crane to work it will have to go in the road. If you live on a small side road this may not be a problem, and no permission may be needed, however, the more major the road, the greater the likelihood that the road will need to be closed temporarily during the lift. This would normally involve both the police and the local authority, and there may be a small fee to pay. We've always succeeded in getting permission, agreeing a suitable time, and arranging everything to happen smoothly.

Our most challenging crane jobs in recent years have been to close Piccadilly Circus and crane a Hot Tub and grand piano up to a roof terrace. We also arranged for a closure of London's South Circular road at 3am, with both police and local authority approval, to put in a Riptide Nautilus Pro. All went smoothly and the jobs were completed on time.

Installing a Spa Shelter or Cabin

Our spa cabins are flat packed and carefully wrapped in small manageable sections. Whenever you order a building please rest assured that providing there is foot access from our delivery truck to the build location, we will be able to carry the pieces section by section.

After the installation Hot Tub Barn technicians always remove the wrappings, cartons and wooden pallets leaving your garden as it was before we arrived.