While the demand for the J-300™ pump was strong, Jacuzzi soon became a household name thanks in part to repeated appearances on the national daytime television show, Queen for a Day. With famous names such as Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and George Burns all owning Jacuzzi® Products, the Jacuzzi® Brand became an overnight sensation. Over time, the Jacuzzi® Brand advanced and adapted products to make in-home hydrotherapy available to anyone.
Today, Jacuzzi® Brand hydrotherapy is available in many forms, including the revolutionary J-500™ Collection of portable hot tubs. And while the technology of hydrotherapy has evolved, the name that launched an industry continues to redefine it.
Inventive, hard-working and family-oriented, the Jacuzzi family came to the United States in the early 1900s from Italy. The Jacuzzi brothers started a tradition of innovation in the field of aviation and agriculture, giving rise to a new industry with their home hydrotherapy products.
When a young Jacuzzi family member was stricken with rheumatoid arthritis, the brothers designed a pump that could be submerged in a bathtub to provide pain-relieving hydrotherapy treatments. The J-300™, a portable pump, became a celebrated invention of the era, popularized by the big prize give-away show Queen for a Day.
In 1968, Jacuzzi created the world’s first integrated jet whirlpool bath, the Roman. The incorporation of therapy jets into the sides of the bathtub was an incredible success. The patented jets produced a unique 50/50 air-to-water ratio and created an unrivaled experience.
In 1970, Jacuzzi invented larger indoor tubs to accommodate groups of people or whole families. Incorporating heating and filtration systems to keep the water warm and clean, these self-contained family-size spas were unique.
During the 80s, Jacuzzi focused on enhancing the home spa experience, introducing models that worked as hot tubs, whirlpool baths, or both. The models incorporated soothing waterfalls and could be installed indoors or outdoors, turning the backyard into a favorite place to relax and entertain family and friends.
In the early 90s Roy Jacuzzi was inducted into the National Kitchen & Bath Hall of Fame, recognized for his many contributions in the innovation of hydrotherapy for home use. Jacuzzi was the first company to promote the concept that a backyard hot tub could be as entertaining as a barbeque grill or pool.
Jacuzzi® Brand hot tubs and baths are sold in over 60 countries around the world. Continually recognized as leaders of hydromassage, Jacuzzi continued to make advancements in pump systems, jet technology, air controls and product design.