While some people think there is no real difference between Jacuzzis and hot tubs, there are differences between the two. Jacuzzi’s brand name tub was invented by Roy Jacuzzi who came from a long line of inventors. The hydraulic jets that offer a relaxing massage were developed in the late 1960’s. By the early 1970’s, the innovative Jacuzzis were sold to the public and immediately became very popular. Hot tubs, on the other hand, have no jets, although they still offer therapeutic benefits to those who use them. Without the benefits of the forced air jets, they continue to massage sore, aching muscles.
Jacuzzis are also known as a spa tub or whirlpool tub and are found in private homes, at public swimming pools, in gyms, at medical facilities and often at luxury resorts and hotels world-wide. They have forced air jets that push out air to create currents, and bubbles that offer a restful massage for tense aching muscles. Used for hydrotherapy, relaxation, and even some religious purposes, there are several styles available. They offer seating that is placed around the inside of the tub in a circular fashion, either in a bench-like fashion or individually manufactured seats, and are made from fiberglass, plastic or wood. Jacuzzis may be installed in decking on outdoor patios or they may be installed inside the home. The water is heated by either natural gas or by wood.
Hot tubs are also popular and are more cost efficient than Jacuzzis. They are also easier to install. Without the use of forced air jets, hot tubs are also found in homes, at the gym, the pool, medical facilities and in hotels and resorts around the world. Professional physical therapists use both Jacuzzis and hot tubs to enable arthritic patients and others to find relief from pain. Men and women enjoy soaking in their hot tub after a long day at work or while on vacation. Garden tubs are made from fiberglass or from plastic and are heated by electricity or natural gas. This type of tub may not have air forced jets, but they do offer peaceful rest and relaxation for those who use them.
A hot tub is also known as a garden tub while a Jacuzzi is known as a whirlpool tub or a spa. Jacuzzis may have lighting installed for a more relaxing effect, while hot tubs are more like an oversized bath tub. Both are widely enjoyed and used for hydrotherapy to relax the body. Owners may add a variety of bath salts, oils or a bubble bath that offers greater therapeutic effects. With a wide range of styles available, including different shapes, sizes, depths, and seating, they help to rejuvenate tired aching joints and muscles caused by a variety of illnesses or injuries.
Both Jacuzzis and hot tubs require a certain amount of maintenance in terms of keeping the water clean and bacteria-free. They both would require covers to ensure the safety of small children and animals, and the cover will also protect the unit itself.