Did Jacuzzi ever make a swimming pool? I can't find anything online, but I'm being told that my pool was made by Jacuzzi. Did someone buy them out?
Thanks for your question Penny
To the best of my knowledge the real business of Jacuzzi hot tubs, as we know them today, started around 1948. There were seven brothers (last name Jacuzzi) who immigrated from Italy to Amercia back around 1900.
About 1948 a brother had a son who was injured and in pain. The only time he could find relief for his son was in the hospital's whirlpool. The brother, Candido, didn't want to wait in between visits for his son, so he used his knowledge of motors and the "whirlpool" effect and made his own kind of whirlpool, and he named it a "Jacuzzi".
They started to mass-market these after their popularity grew. Jack Benny and Suzanne Somers were spokespeople for Jacuzzi, back in the day.
They have not, to the best of my knowledge, constructed any pools, per se, but there might be some off-shoots of the name.
Jacuzzi has expanded their business to include all kinds of hot tub, spa, and swimming pool parts and accessories.
In October 2006, Apollo Management bought out Jacuzzi Brands for about $990 million.
What To Do With A Brand New Above Ground Swimming Pool
Hello - I have a brand new, unopened, still in boxes above ground swimming pool. It is a NAMCO pool that was purchased several years ago and never installed. It's been sitting in my garage for years and I was wondering if you had any thoughts as to how I could go about selling it or any other ideas you have. I called around to get quotes to install it, but it is not worth it and I am just going to buy a new pool and have it installed by the company I buy it from. I appreciate your feedback.
Hi Erik. I would first list it on Craigslist. Pretty much anything you want or want to sell can be found there. Next, you can ask your local pool store about possible customers. You can tell them that you want to sell a new in-the-box pool. See if they'll let you place a for-sale sign in their store. Another good avenue is eBay if you have an account with them.
You can also add in a stock photo of your particular pool so show what it can look like when it's assembled.
You can call Namco and see what their return policy is. And of course the old fashioned way is to run a small ad in your local paper.