History of Jacuzzi
Innovation Has Always Been at Our Core
Jacuzzi believes baths and spas are about more than just getting clean, so we provide high-performance products that celebrate water's ability to refresh and rejuvenate in inspiring ways. Our product innovations are sparked by consumer insights and needs and we constantly strive to deliver experiences that enable you to transition to a better state of mind and body.
1900s Around the turn of the century, seven Jacuzzi brothers immigrated to California from Italy. Working together, they made strides in aviation by inventing the first enclosed cabin monoplane. An accomplishment that led to the airplane that carried mail for the U.S. Postal Service, and passengers from the San Francisco Bay Area to Yosemite National Park.
1950s In 1956, an idea was born. Why not treat a family member's arthritis symptoms with a hydrotherapy pump. The Jacuzzi brothers invented a pump and a small niche business was born. The J-300, a portable pump, was sold to hospitals and schools.
1960s This innovative spirit was captured by Roy Jacuzzi, a third-generation family member who had begun learning the business as a teenager. Sensing the American consumer's interest in health, fitness and leisure activities, Roy invented and marketed the first self-contained, fully integrated whirlpool bath in 1968. By incorporating jets into the sides of the tub, it became the bath that almost single-handedly created an industry.
1970s As larger units were designed to accommodate several people, Jacuzzi incorporated heating and filtration systems to keep the water warm and clean, thus creating the first spa in 1970. In 1979, the family sold to New York-based Kidde Inc. All the family members left the business or retired, except for Roy, who stayed on to run the Jacuzzi operations.
1980s The 80s were a decade of new designs for Jacuzzi. The Avanza was introduced - a whirlpool bath / hot tub product that could be installed inside or outside a house. Other new designs included the Illusion - a large whirlpool bath that look like a volcano coming up out of the ground - and the Fiore Corner bath, the first corner to have built-in faucets and a recirculation water rainbow delivering a sheet of water down the back of the unit.
1990s In the early 90s, Roy Jacuzzi was inducted into the National Kitchen & bath Hall of Fame, recognizing him for his many contributions in the innovation of hydrotherapy for home use.
Today Jacuzzi has become the world's most recognized and largest selling brand of jetted/whirlpool baths and spas. In addition to the first whirlpool bath patent, Jacuzzi has 250 worldwide patents for advancements in pump systems, jet technology, air controls and product design. This ongoing commitment to innovative product development ensures Jacuzzi's leadership position in the industry, and sets standards the world over.
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