Inventive, hard-working, and family-oriented, the Jacuzzi family came to the United States in the early 1900s from Europe. Making their mark in aviation with the construction of the first enclosed-cabin monoplane, they later turned their attention to water systems and pumps in California’s orange groves. In 1925, the brothers revolutionized the agricultural industry by creating the first submersible pump.
When a young Jacuzzi family member was stricken with rheumatoid arthritis, the brothers, already experts in hydraulics, designed an aerating pump that could be submerged in a bathtub to provide pain-relieving hydrotherapy treatments. The J-300, a portable pump, became a celebrated invention of the era. With the power to transform any normal bath into a relaxing and rejuvenating hydro-therapeutic spa, the J-300 hot tub started a niche market. In doing so, it started Jacuzzi on the road to becoming a household name.