The hot tub could not be fixed. It was set in place 20 years ago. I think they got their money's worth out of it. We are sure of the date because the concrete pad was marked "8/98 BJM-TDM". The tub was purchased used and was manufactured in 1983.
Today we worked on removing the old tub to make room for a new one. The porch was built around the tub so to remove it required a portable lift, cutting torch, grinder, skill saw, sawzall, drill, heavy duty towing straps, and a long chain attached to the truck.
Once out we started removing as much weight from the tub itself.
There were a lot of small spiders but one was really large.
The spot is now clean and ready for the new tub to be delivered next week.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...