Several months back, we tried out the Canadian Spa Company's Swift Current model. Our intention had been to try it, drain it and when the weather permitted, move it to our mobile home makeover property.
We liked it so much, it ended up staying in its 'trial spot' for 2 months.
So when we finally got around to draining it for the move, we thought we would add some more details and talk about why we opted for a deck this time too.
We drained it easily. We used an old garden hose and siphoned it down the driveway. Science! It does have a built-in drain as well, but we had it facing in a less desirable direction, so siphoning it was.
We were thrilled that things once again worked out as described by Canadian Spa Co; the hot tub disassembled, moved and reassembled easily. All of the parts are easy to manage and again - the whole move was accomplished in the back of our RAV-4. This is a huge selling point based on how difficult/expensive it is to move a conventional hot tub. We didn't need a team of Clydesdales or lumberjacks to move this spa.
|The Disassembled Swift Current - post-move. If you could fit all the stuff on this picnic table into your car, you too can singlehandedly move a hot tub|
Our intention all along with buying this hot tub was to bring it up to our weekend retreat. We've been making over our mobile home on the river - (you can read more here.) The kids love playing in the river - catching fish and kayaking - but the place really needed a water feature you could immerse yourself in. And really, who doesn't love a hot tub?
So on to how we built the deck...