The birth of the hydromassage hot tub and mini Jacuzzi® pools – Ken Jacuzzi®
the JACUZZI® brand
You no doubt know how our brand originated, but do you know Ken Jacuzzi®’s story? Ken was in fact the true inspiration behind the first Jacuzzi® hot tub pump after he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the tender age of two.
After having tried hydrotherapy, prescribed by doctors, using a special steel tub, Ken and his family noticed that this treatment was highly beneficial. He did in fact improve, gained better flexibility and was no longer in pain.
In light of this positive experience and seeking to make his son’s life better, Ken’s father, Candido Jacuzzi®, wanted to recreate something similar but which could be used at home, in the bath tub. Thus, the first Jacuzzi® pump came into being.
Seeing the benefits that the new pump brought, Ken’s doctors asked Candido to market the pump to allow others to gain the same benefits from hydrotherapy. The rest is history!
Now, at the age of 74, Ken is living proof of the real health benefits of hydrotherapy.