Spa, Hot Tub or Jacuzzi – What’s the Difference?

Jacuzzi, Mr. Fireplace and Patio, Melbourne, FL With the growing popularity of hot water therapy, many people end up scratching their head when trying to decide which hydrotherapy method is best for them. Most people can remember hot tubs at their childhood neighborhood pools, but the definitions of Jacuzzis and spas can be more illusive.  Keep reading to find out the differences between the three and determine which is best for you.

What is a Spa?

When we say “spa,” we usually mean “spa resort.” Spas in nature are mineral springs which many believe have positive health benefits. Spa resorts are most popular in Europe and Japan, but the belief in the curative powers of mineral water goes back to the earliest human civilizations. In the U.S., most spas are commercial establishments that offer both health and beauty treatments, utilizing everything from machines, to exercise equipment, to special cosmetic treatments. Day spas typically offer treatments that take between twenty minutes and several hours, while destination or resort spas may offer days of relaxation packages involving several different treatments.

What is a Hot Tub?

Inspired by the belief that warm, moving water can offer tremendous health benefits, hot tubs originated in the 1960’s as wooden, barrel shaped tubs intended to hold hot water. Over the decades, hot tubs have evolved tremendously. Today, most hot tubs include jets, a pump, heaters, and a filter that guarantees safe, filtered water for each luxurious soak. Hot tubs are a great investment for anyone who loves hydrotherapy. Unlike a day spa, the initial investment in a hot tub will guarantee you years of relaxation and health benefits. Rather than make an appointment and share space with other patrons each time you need to relax, you can sit outside in your very own private spa and unwind.

What is a Jacuzzi?

Like many people use the brand-name Kleenex to refer to tissues in general, a Jacuzzi is actually just a brand of hot tub. While Jacuzzi is not the most popular brand of hot tubs, the name has become almost synonymous with hot tubs, so you may hear people refer to the same machine as a hot tub or a Jacuzzi interchangeably.

If all the talk of hot tubs has you dreaming of sitting back in your very own backyard spa in Melbourne, Fl,, call Mr. Fireplace Patio & Spa today for a free consultation. We will help you find the best hot tub for your needs.

Family owned and operated for over 30 years, Mr. Fireplace based in Melbourne, FL, has built a stellar reputation as the most comprehensive home comfort specialist from Vero Beach to Daytona.