Who we are
As the original invention behind the world’s first whirlpool bath pump turns 60 years old, the pioneer behind this, Jacuzzi®, is revisiting the very personal history behind the household name.
The Jacuzzi® family travelled to the US in 1956 from Italy, to settle in the United States. The Jacuzzi® brothers were keen inventors and worked in the aviation industry before their youngest family member, Kenneth Jacuzzi®, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, which all but debilitated him. Seeing his suffering, Kenneth’s father modified an agricultural immersion pump and transformed it into the first hydrotherapy device that could be applied to the bathtub at home…
...and thus J-300™ pump was born
Hydrotherapy uses a combination of changing water temperatures and pressures to aid the muscular healing process.
In Ken’s own words, “Air and water are combined…it has always been one of the keys to our design and an important part of it. The air adds to the water and vice versa, it has a synergistic effect.”
Roy Jacuzzi® marketed the first self-contained, fully integrated whirlpool bath in 1969, which was sold to schools, hospitals and private houses. As larger units were designed to accommodate more people, Jacuzzi®incorporated heating and filtration systems to keep the water warm and clean, thus creating the first hot tub in 1970.
Now an established household name, Jacuzzi® has paved the way for innovation in both the bath and spa industries.
The Jacuzzi® product portfolio now features whirlpool baths, hot tubs, showers and saunas and its systems are a firm favourite amongst domestic consumers, hospitality channels such as hotels and holiday parks and professional sports personalities who use the patented Jacuzzi® hydrotherapy treatment for soothing and massaging tired and injured muscles that need swift recovery.
Over the last 60 years, Jacuzzi® has developed a number of technology patents, sold over a million Jacuzzi® whirlpool systems and its products are currently available in 77 countries worldwide. Jacuzzi® retailers across the UK will be celebrating the 60 year milestone throughout the year, so come and see for yourself what real heritage and innovation can offer.