This hot tub when delivered I thought I was going to need a crain to set it in place but I helped the driver of the truck lay it down since it was delivered on its side. I thought because of the weight this would be difficult but it was not. I actually used 4X4s as rails like tracks and sat it on that and pushed it all the way around the house by my self with no trouble. Then asked a friend to help me slide it up on the deck. Which I used the 4x4s again to slide it up. It was quite easy. I Hooked it up filled it and it it a terrific spa.