Impossible Hot Tub Delivery? Not with a Careful Crew and a Crane!!

Here’s the story of an “impossible hot tub delivery” from a happy Olympic Hot Tub Company customer:
Our new hot tub was delivered this morning and our old one was taken away.  Because of the difficult logistics of getting tubs in and out of their little nook in our backyard, I thought I should photograph the process for posterity.  We thought you might like to see how your crew handled it.So here is a brief summary of the process (completely un-retouched photos):

First the crane lifts the new tub under the wires and over the railing to the deck. Notice the wires being pushed out of the way.  The Olympic guys and I were given a brief lecture by the crane operator about which wires are hot and which are not.  The ones you see being pushed out of the way by the crane are phone lines – no danger.  The low-level ones over the deck are the electrical lines to the house and EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.  But, no problem.  The crane operator managed it all with as much as an inch to spare – no joke.

Then the process of getting the old Hot Spring Classic model out. The dolly was placed against the side of the tub and the tub was lifted up onto it.  BTW, this was the 34” dolly because the regular, 36” dolly wouldn’t fit between the planters embedded in the deck in the side-yard. They’re only 34-1/2” apart.  It also probably helped inmaneuvering the tub out through the tight entrance.




Tip it up on the dolly.

Scraping the stairs on one side and pushing the arbor on the other.  Not much room to maneuver.  Better back it up and turn it.


Good thing we thought to dismantle the arbor.  The angled sides on the old tub would definitely not have fit under it.

Then the old tub was carefully lifted down. Again, he had a whole inch of clearance under the electrical line, but he was very good.





Great job, guys!

If you have what you think is an impossible spot, but long for a hot tub to go there, give us a call.

Impossible? Probably not! Go for it, if that’s where you want a hot tub! Crane deliveries are our speciality.

SANUM PER AQUA. Latin for Health through Water.

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Author: Don Riling

Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 27 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through water.

3 responses to “Impossible Hot Tub Delivery? Not with a Careful Crew and a Crane!!

  1. We have a narrow lane…and then a whole story down is the deck from the road… is there any way to delover a hot tub like that?

  2. We’ve done a number of challenging deliveries like this. Normally, it does require a company that can use either a boom truck or crane. Your local hot tub company should be able to refer you to a company that can perform this type of service. The company we work with will visit the customer’s home, look at the site access, let them know which options are available and the related costs. The customer pays this directly to the crane company when we orchestrate the delivery. Normally there’s a way…!

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