Different culture - different name!
What is the difference between a Jacuzzi, Hot Tub, Whirlpool Spa and a Spa?
Jacuzzi is a brand name. It is commonly referred to as a whirlpool bathtub. It can be used with or without jets as a regular bathtub for hygienic purposes or as a whirlpool for therapeutic benefits. It generally seats 1 - 2 people, has no heater and is run with a minimum horsepower motor.
A Hot Tub in the past it was usually round or octagon in shape, made of wood and could seat 4 - 6 people. To prevent leakage, a liner was draped on the inside of the tub. The wooden hot tubs lacked comfort due to the straight wooden bench seating. It was typically placed outside and was operated with a pump and heater. Today, the term hot tub is understood to be the same as whirlpool spa.
A Spa is generally defined as a trendy resort or hotel with mineral springs.
A Whirlpool Spa is usually manufactured with acrylic in combination with bench, contoured bucket seats and lounge chairs. It is operated with a pump and heater and can be placed both indoors and outdoors. Acrylic provides a durable finish, while fibreglass ensures the structural integrity of the spa. What they call hot tubs in England, it is the same as whirlpools in Germany, jacuzzi in Italy, beachcomber in Slovakia, spas in Switzerland or portable spas in Poland.
We are uniting all these terms for hydrotherapy units, hot tubs and spas
into one simple hot tub spa experience: Lotus Spas