Hot tubs are a fantastic investment, but you should know that they have a finite lifespan. After four to five years, you might want to consider replacing your hot tub altogether.
It is important for you to make sure that you take a look at the tub after every couple of years and determine whether it needs to be replaced or not.
Ideally, if you notice your hot tub getting heavier and heavier, it might be a wise idea to think about replacing it altogether. If you have decided that you are going to replace your old hot tub and put in a new one, you should know that there are plenty of options available to you.
Here are some simple tips on how you can make use of the older hot tub.
1 – Repurpose the Old Hot Tub
There are a number of different ways in which you can repurpose your old hot tub. Before you decide to repurpose the old hot tub, it is important for you to get rid of the vinyl foam, since that can be used in a variety of other ways.
Once you have done that, there are several options available to you.
But, before you start with the repurposing, you need to let the pieces of foam dry out completely. You can use the foam for various purposes at home, or if you are a gardener and like to look for different ways in which you can customize your garden, you should know that these foam pieces can actually be quite beneficial.
You can use a conventional wood chipper to grind up the pieces and then mix the foam into the soil in your garden. It is a fantastic way to reuse the garden soil and will be quite beneficial to the whole space.
There are also examples where people tend to cut the vinyl foam into square boxes, and then paint archery targets on them.
If you are a fan of archery, using this foam as a target is a great idea. If you are into archery, you will probably have to spend money on buying the targets anyway. Using the foam is just a simple way to save money in the long run.
Moreover, while it may sound a bit absurd, you should know that you can donate the vinyl foam to homeless people.
There are actually quite a few shelters that take the vinyl foam and will use it for building shelters. The vinyl foam has fantastic insulative properties and can be used as a filler under the ice rinks during the winter months.
Some people also use the vinyl foam for decorative purposes in their garden or for building a pond in their backyard.
2 – Sell Your Old Hot Tub
If you want to get rid of a hot tub, why not just sell it? This is perhaps the easiest way to get rid of it.
You should know that there are plenty of ad platforms and websites where you can put up an ad for your hot tub and set an appropriate price for it. In fact, you can easily get at least 40% to 50% of the value of the hot tub.
It might be a wise idea to check in with friends or family first. Obviously, you should disinfect the tub properly (or ask the seller to get it done) before you decide to sell it off.
You might want to begin by asking people around you, and then decide if you want to put up the ads.
Remember, never offer your old hot tub for free; it is always a wise idea to charge a nominal fee for it, which could be as low as $100.
Ideally, depending on the condition and usage, the hot tub may retail anywhere between $500 and $1,500 or even higher. You can decide whether you want to deliver it on your own or would like people to pick it up.
3 – Turn it Into a Water Feature
If you have a spacious backyard and have been looking at different ways to decorate the space, turning your hot tub into a water feature is a fantastic idea.
Once you have properly stripped down the backyard and gotten rid of all the components that could be reused, you can easily turn it into a water feature.
The shell of the spa could be fixed into the ground, and you can then cover it up with a vinyl or a pond membrane. You can then surround the whole thing with a bunch of plants and rocks to create a more “natural” feel.
Adding a small pump at the bottom will allow you to create a beautiful fountain, and you can also add a bunch of different statues into the mix.
You have to make sure that you maintain a level of cleanliness. Using copper sulfate and natural sanitizer is a great way to make sure that the pond remains neat and clean.
If you are going to put in fish, you should add Koi fish. Circulation is necessary, so it’s important that you add a pump and a filter.
4 – Turn the Tub Into a Garden
Another excellent way to reuse the hot tub is to turn it into a garden. Once you have properly stripped down the spa, you will then want to remove all of the plumbing fittings and then set it in the ground.
Once you are done, just add dirt and potting soil into the mix, and you can then add plants!
It might be a wise idea to select a sunny spot in your garden because that’s going to aid the plant growth. You can easily grow a range of different plants in your old tub, allowing you to turn it into a fantastic summer or spring garden.
5 – Build a Dog Houses
Did you know that you can use your old hot tub and turn it into a doghouse? If you have a spacious yard or a garden, you can easily turn your hot tub into a doghouse.
You will have to flip the hot tub upside down and then create some windows and a door. You can use a reciprocating saw to make the holes and windows in the doghouse.
6 – Get Rid of it
If you want to simply get rid of the hot tub, you might want to call a professional junk hauling service.
Your old hot tub and jacuzzi can be easily disposed of in the right way. You can’t just get rid of old appliances like you would with conventional things.
There are a number of different junk hauling companies that you can contact to get rid of the hot tub. They are going to come over to your place to strip the hot tub of all reusable parts and then recycle them.
If you simply want to get rid of the hot tub, it is recommended that you call a reliable junk hauling service.
These are just a few different things that you can do to get rid of the hot tub or reuse it. You can always come up with an innovative solution as well!
Ben has a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering. When not constructing or remodeling X-Ray Rooms, Cardiovascular Labs, and Pharmacies, you can find him at home with wife and two daughters. Outside of family, He loves grilling and barbequing on his Big Green Egg and Blackstone Griddle, as well as working on projects around the house.
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