What’s the Difference Between a Jacuzzi and a Hot Tub?

You’re currently researching spas. Like, really researching spas. Gleaning all of the information that you can, you’ve thoroughly researched your options for hot tubs, spas and Jacuzzis.

And now…

Well, now, you’re just really confused.

What is the difference in all of these options? Should you get a Jacuzzi? Or a hot tub? Maybe a spa?

There are differences, but they might not be what you think. What you need to know upfront is that there’s a term in the industry called generic trademarks. We all know what it means when someone say, “Please pass me a Kleenex,” or, “I could really use an Aspirin.” And every mom in America has Band-aids in her purse.

Brand name saturation is a real thing. Sometimes a brand becomes so well known that we think it becomes the generic name we all call it–even if it comes from a different company.

Jacuzzi vs. Hot Tub?

The hot tub industry is no exception to this odd happenstance. When you hear the word “Jacuzzi,” what do you think of? A specialty product totally separate from the hot tub or spa industry?

Not at all. Jacuzzi is simply a brand name of hot tub. All brands will have different features and components to make them different from other hot tub brands. However, rather than focusing on a name, your hot tub purchase should be based on the quality and features that fit your budget and desires.

Backyard Oasis offers two incredible hot tub brand options: Hot Spring and Freeflow Spas. We’ve researched all the available brands to carry and trust us, these two are a-ma-zing. They are excellent in quality, loaded with a chance for upgrades and accessories, and offer a variety of options for varying health and budget needs.

So, let’s take a look at what’s so great about these two hot tub brands.

Hot Spring Spas

There’s hot tubs… and then there’s Hot Spring. At the front of the pack in the hot tub industry, Hot Spring offers a wide range of different models and options and can accommodate anywhere from three to seven people. Whatever size you need, they’ve got you covered.

You can also find models that feature stunning LED light displays, gorgeous water features, touchscreen control panel, MOTO Massage Jets (the only full-back rotating jets in the entire hot tub market), Bluetooth compatible speaker systems, visual entertainment systems and so much more. Additionally, Hot Spring is produced by Watkins Wellness: the leader in health and wellness options in hydrotherapy. Hot Spring also has innovative water care systems like the ACE Salt Water system. Plus, it’s incredibly energy-efficient.

Freeflow Spas

Also produced by Watkins Wellness, the second hot tub brand we offer is Freeflow Spas. Although smaller, this mighty little giant packs a huge punch! Freeflow Spas utilize a unibody hot tub shell, which eliminates the need for a frame and lowers manufacturing costs, making the hot tub itself durable, but also so much more affordable than other brands on the market. There’s lots of portability with their unique plug-and-play feature. This makes Freeflow Spas ideal for rental properties or vacation homes, so you can move them easily as needed. Psst… Have a little balcony? There’s a Freeflow to fit!

From mini, two-person spas to large seven-seaters, Freeflow offers all sorts of fantastic shapes and sizes. They also offer an array of amazing hydrotherapy jets to rejuvenate you in the morning or relax and restore you after a long day. There’s a Freeflow spa to fit just the spot that you need. Ultra energy-efficient, Freeflow also offers model options that have water features, built in ice buckets for beverages, lounge seats and so many other things you’ll love. And there’s no hardwiring or electrical needed. You just plug it in and you are ready to go!

So, just because you’ve heard the name of a hot tub in conversation, that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily the best option for your needs and budget. Take time to research what all is available to you. Download your FREE brochure! Visit our showroom in person to see what we have to offer. And definitely schedule a private test soak! We offer remarkable options to help you make an educated decision. Whether a Hot Spring or Freeflow spa, your investment and enjoyment will last for years to come.

We would love to help you get the best hot tub for you and your family. Come see us today!