There are different sizes and shapes of hot tubs available to users. We have the small inflatable hot tubs that can only fit 2 persons to 4 persons and the large ones that accommodate 6 persons, 8 persons or even more. When looking to buy a hot tub, the common question people ask always has to do with the weight of the hot tub.
To get an answer to this question depends on certain factors like: the hot tub size, depth, production material and other factors that contribute to its production. You must know the weight of your tub because of specific reasons, and they are:
Reasons for Knowing the Weight of Your Hot Tub
- For its movement
It’s essential to know the weight of your hot tub, especially when you want to move it around because moving a hot tub can be a lot stressful. So, knowing its weight when its dry can help take away some of the stress. You can estimate the resources needed to move the hot tub from one position to the other.
- To complete its installation process
It’s essential to know your hot tub weight, especially for installation purposes, because you need to know what your tub weighs when it’s filled with water when it’s dry and when it contains 2 persons, 4 persons, 6 persons or even 8 persons and above. This would give you a proper idea of how to build its deck so it can take on the weight of the tub easily without breaking or developing cracks after the installation process.
How Much Does a Hot Tub Weigh?
There are two significant weights of a hot tub. They are the least weight and the maximum weight. It’s vital that you know this information and know what both weights contain. Let’s look at more details of the types of weight
- Least weight: The least weight of a hot tub refers to when the hot tub is empty. This weight usually depends on the size of the hot tub. The size of a 6-person hot tub with length 8” and width 8” will probably weigh around 400-600 pounds. There are smaller sized hot tubs which measure around 5 by 7, and these weigh about 300 pounds. There are extra-large hot tubs that contain around eight or more people that can weigh around 2400 pounds and above.
- Maximum weight: this refers to the weight of the hot tub when it’s filled with water and has people in it. The weight here depends on the number of people the tub can contain and the number sitting in the tub when it has water. A 6-person tub with people in it will accommodate about 420 gallons of water, and with people inside, it will weigh 3600 pounds. Keeping this weight in mind is essential to building a deck for the tub so you can know what size can support the load of people and water.
How to Find the Weight of a 6-Person Hot Tub?
You already understand why knowing your tub size is essential. What you don’t know is how to find the weight of the hot tub. Here’s how to go about sourcing for that information;
- From manufacturer’s website
You can check for the weight of the hot tub on the manufacturer’s website. Just log on to their site, search for the model number, and download the corresponding manual for the tub size you plan to buy. You can also access other information as the weight and water capacity.
- The tub manual
A lot of hot tubs come pre-packaged with manuals that have all the necessary information to figure out the tub weight. So, you can check for the weight of the tub in the pump compartment for specifications.
If you already have information on the dry weight of the hot tub and its water capacity, you can easily find the overall weight of the tub by doing an easy calculation. This calculation involves adding the dry weight of the tub to the total weight of weight to the total weight of people, and that will give you the maximum weight for the tub.