Quite simply, there is no difference. Jacuzzi is a trademarked brand of whirlpool bath and to give them their full description, they are Jacuzzi Whirlpool baths. Because of the strength and popularity of the the brand-name, Jacuzzi has become to whirlpool baths what Hoover became to the vacuum cleaner… you probably still “hoover” the floor but are more likely to be using a Dyson or a Vax. Such was their popularity that both Jacuzzi and Hoover brands have become household names, and as such generic terms.
Another popular misconception is that Whirlpool make whirlpool baths – Whirlpool is a white goods manufacturer specialising in household goods and do not actually make whirlpool baths.
Most bath manufacturers now offer a standard range of whirlpool systems on some of their baths, however when searching for a whirlpool bath from a particular manufacturer, do not be misled by devious web traders which claim to be selling Manufacturer’s baths with manufacturer’s whirlpool system on it when in fact they are passing off a manufacturer’s bath with a cheap self fit whirlpool system on it. A simple search for “Jacuzzi bath” will bring up a multitude of whirlpool baths, most of which are not made by Jacuzzi! If you have any doubt, refer to the particular bath manufacturer’s website and compare what they have listed.
Pegasus Whirlpool baths are proudly showing their innovative 4th Generation total draining pipework on the front page of their website. It works on gravity – quite simply, what goes up must come down! Pumping the water up to the venturi from the base of the bath ensures that when the bath empties, all the water will drain back down to the base and out through the special draining pop up waste supplied with every Pegasus Whirlpool Bath.
To see an example of a bath fitted with this new 4th Generation pipework, Click here: www.pegasuswhirlpoolbaths.co.uk & click on your mouse and drag it from left to right to make the image rotate through 360 degrees vertically and horizontally.
If you were thinking of buying a cheap whirlpool bath, be sure to ask the vendor if they are willing to show you all their pipework and guarantee that it will all drain to the very last drop… If your whirlpool bath doesn’t drain all the water after use, you will experience hygiene problems and, over the years, it will undoubtedly cost you more than you initially saved in terms of time and money spent on specialist whirlbath cleansers…