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What is the difference between a hot tub and a Jacuzzi?

Posted by Watson's on Oct 16, 2020 9:14:10 AM

The terms hot tub and jacuzzi are often used interchangeably however, there are a few key differences between them. 

Hot Tub

A hot tub is defined as a large tub of hot water that usually has a whirlpool device where people relax and socialize. This term emerged when hot tubs gained popularity in the 1970s. These self-contained vessels are often portable and above ground. You can fill your hot tub with water from a garden hose and drain it at any time. 


Just like when you use the term “Xerox” and you’re talking about a photocopier, or “Kleenex” when you are referring to a tissue, the term “Jacuzzi” is a brand name that is often incorrectly used as a general term. Jacuzzi is a popular trademarked brand that makes hot tubs, bath products, and pool equipment. In 1968, the Jacuzzi brothers created an aerated pump that turned a regular bathtub into a jetted tub. They patented this whirlpool jetted tub and created the first branded hot tub. 

Watsons Hot Tubs

At Watson’s, we carry a variety of hot tub styles with unique features to meet your specific needs and take relaxation to a new level. 

Topics: Spas and Hot Tubs - Supplies and Equipment

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