Chances are, you or someone you know has mistaken a hot tub for a Jacuzzi without even realizing it. When asked the difference, many people would probably say that Jacuzzis are just fancier hot tubs. But what makes them so special? A lot of the time, it’s because Jacuzzis come with massage jets, colorful lights, waterfalls, and speakers, whereas hot tubs don’t always come equipped with so many fun features; however, it is still possible for a plain ole hot tub to have jets, lights, waterfalls, and speakers without being Jacuzzis. How does that make any sense? Let’s explain.
The real difference between hot tubs and Jacuzzis is (drum roll, please) absolutely nothing! While not quite synonymous, hot tubs and Jacuzzis don’t have any major differences, only that Jacuzzis are a brand of hot tubs (consider the relation of tissue to Kleenex).
Hot tubs have been around for centuries, slowly evolving into the intense relaxation machines we know them as today. After the discovery of natural hot springs, early civilizations figured out how to use hot stones to heat water in order to create the earliest-known versions of a hot tub. It wasn’t until 1956 that the Jacuzzi brothers, who had ventured from Italy to California, would invent a hydrotherapy jet pump that would end up revolutionizing the hot tub industry.
Jacuzzi has since been known as the hot tub, combining comfort and relaxation with massage jets and sleek designs. And while other hot tub brands are able to equip similar features as Jacuzzi, Jacuzzi has remained the best.
So, though Jacuzzi and hot tub are not interchangeable terms, they were both major influences in each other’s industry. Hot tubs have been around for centuries, but the invention of massage jets by the Jacuzzi brothers has since transformed the industry and modernized every day hot-tubbing.
The more you know!
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