The Story of Jacuzzi
Our world renowned brand encompasses years of cutting edge design and technology and since 1956, the name has established itself as both innovator and inventor. The Jacuzzi® story is a warming tale of sheer determination and hard work.
Such focus, dedication and drive were fundamentally cultivated with family at the heart. With 7 brothers, 6 sisters, 2 world wars and emigration, the founding Jacuzzi family spent their lifetime exploring new ideas and experimenting with product designs to build a business.
The seven Jacuzzi brothers emigrated to California from Italy. The brothers made great strides in aviation by inventing and flying the first enclosed cabin monoplane. In the 1920’s their engineering skill and interest in hydraulics and the thermodynamics of fLuids led them from the field of aviation to agriculture. Incorporating their hydraulic insight, the Jacuzzi family later made notable advancements in the agricultural pump industry.
In 1943 Kenneth Jacuzzi developed rheumatic fever, which left him with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Recognising that monthly hydrotherapy sessions at hospital eased his son’s symptoms, lead Candido Jacuzzi, the youngest of the 7 brothers, to develop a new hydrotherapy pump in 1956, that would give Kenneth more regular treatment at home. From that application, a small niche business developed. The family sold their portable pump, named J-300®, to hospitals and schools. The pump was later designed alongside the bath and new exclusive jet technology took the pump idea to a new level. A mix of 50% air and 50% water, turning through these special jets provided an experience like never before.
This innovative spirit was captured by Roy Jacuzzi, a third generation family member, and by the 1970's Roy Jacuzzi developed larger bathing units with built-in heating and filtration systems to accommodate groups of bathers, thus creating the first hot tub.
Today the engineering and technological advancements in hydrotherapy and jetted baths continue to flourish as new additions and ideas appear on Jacuzzi® whirlpool baths and hot tubs. We continue to anticipate your needs effectively by carrying on the Jacuzzi® tradition of style and ingenuity.
In addition to being recognised as the world’s largest selling brand of jetted whirlpool baths and hot tubs, Jacuzzi has over 250 worldwide patents for advancements in pump systems, jet technology, air control and product design.
Jacuzzi® brand. More than just a name.
Over 50 years of invention and innovation have taught usto always keep moving. We continuously work towards uncovering the next technological discovery that will enhance the sensory experience of a Jacuzzi® hot tub. You know you’re always getting the best hydromassage possible.