If you live in California, you’re familiar with the hot tub or jacuzzi. Whether you’ve been to the cold weather spas up in Tahoe or you own a hot tub in your Sacramento home, you have surely had days of relaxation in those warm waters. Have you ever thought about the history of the hot tub or jacuzzi though? And even more importantly, how can make your old hot tub history so you can get a brand new one?
Although hot tubs have been around the world in some form since 400 B.C. they really didn’t make it to America until the 1940s. Back then, you could find early versions of the hot tub in California that were inspired by the Japanese ofuro oak tubs. The early American versions simple adapted old wine tanks or olive vats by pouring hot water into them and voila! Hot tub. Unfortunately, these “primitive” models often sprung leaks and weren’t the most hygienic of situations.
In 1956, there was a family of inventors who came up with the idea of a portable hydrotherapy pump. You could put this device into any tub and instantly created a perfect situation of soothing massaging bubbles. Folks suffering from arthritis flocked to this idea. However, the pump was primarily just sold to hospitals for use as patient therapy. Some colleges got a hold the pumps to help relieve the soreness of that there athletes felt after a tough game or practice. The pump was called the J-300. The “J” in this case stood for Jacuzzi. Yes, that was the actual name of the makers of the pump.
The third-generation member of the Jacuzzi clan was Roy Jacuzzi. He grew up around the portable pump business, but took it up to the next level. Roy keyed into the idea that folks were becoming increasingly interested in health, fitness and leisure. What he did was take his family’s pump idea and integrated it into a self-contained whirlpool bath that incorporated jets on all sides of the tub. He called it the Jacuzzi and a new industry was born.
Jacuzzis and hot tubs are considered by many folks to be the same thing. Actually, a Jacuzzi can be a hot tub, but a hot tub can’t be a Jacuzzi. The difference comes down to a question of bubbles. With bubbles: Jacuzzi. No bubbles: hot tub. By the 70s, the stand alone hot tubs evolved into fiberglass shells surrounded by a decorative wood frame. Jacuzzi got into the act by adding heating and filtration systems to their tubs. The rest, as they say, is history.
Today, you’ll find many versions of hot tubs and Jacuzzis scattered in Sacramento back yards, health clubs and spas all around the world. That doesn’t mean that every one of these supersized bathtubs are up to code. You might have moved into a new home that had a hot tub in the back yard that sat unused for years. Because of that, the hot tub is just a big piece of useless junk. Time for it to go, right?
A local Sacramento hot tub disposal company like Junk King is your best bet when it comes to getting rid of that behemoth. The tub shell alone is enough to warrant the hiring of a crew. That is not something you can chop up into little pieces and stuff into the garbage can. You’re going to need several movers and a big truck. As the old tub is taken away, start looking for a new one. You don’t want to miss out on the best hot tub experience possible.
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