Hot water therapy is extremely popular with most people using spas and hot tubs on a regular basis. This has been associated with healing ability and several other health benefits that we have already discussed before.
While a lot of people like using hot tubs, we also hear a lot about Jacuzzis and spas. This can cause a lot of confusion and a lot of people often wonder what the main difference between a Jacuzzi and a hot tub is. This is the question that we will try and answer today!
Is there any Difference between Jacuzzi and Hot Tubs?
In order to be able to answer this question, we need to start our discussion by talking a little bit about spas and hot tubs. It is important to note that spas have always been extremely popular since the ancient times. This is due to several reasons but health benefits are the most notable.
The difference between all of these products can cause a lot of confusion. I say this because they are supposed to be the same thing but a lot of people interchange the words without really knowing what they are talking about.
A hot tub for example is supposed to be the same as a spa in the sense that it has jet pumps that introduce forced air into the water in order to create bubbles and mimic water currents. This may be done for pleasure or a health benefit.
The only issue is that some people refer to hot tubs as being simply a wooden tub that has hot water in it and a few jets.
By actual definition, a hot tub is usually a wooden tub that has a seat and a lack of a crazy amount of equipment that produces jets and bubbles etc. It might have a few jets surrounding the tub but essentially, all it is, is a tank that holds hot water.
In comparison, a spa has a far more complicated and modern design that has millions of jets and equipment integrated into it. This provides the massage effect that spas are often known for.
Taking this into account, a hot tub is a simple tank of hot water while a spa is a very modern looking hot tub that has a unique modern design and molded seats. More importantly, it is advanced in terms of the technology and has millions of pumps on the inside.
After comparing these two terms, we can now talk a little bit about a Jacuzzi. A hot tub and a spa can easily be known as a Jacuzzi but this is an inaccurate way to describe it.
The truth is that Jacuzzi is actually a brand of hot tubs and the name of a hot tub manufacturer. Even some fancy hotels advertise their rooms as having a Jacuzzi when in reality it might be a hot tub made by a completely different brand.
This is something the brand isn’t too fond of as it makes the company and the term Jacuzzi seem to be very generic.
All in all, this is a very confusing topic but the clear answer is that a hot tub is any tub that contains hot water while a spa is a hot tub with lots of jets integrated into the system.
Jacuzzi is a brand of hot tubs but if used, it should be a replacement for a spa rather than a word used to describe a simple hot tub.
I understand that this is a very confusing area but hopefully this article cleared up some of this and now you’re fully aware of the difference between a Jacuzzi, hot tub and a spa.