Candido Jacuzzi

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Candido Jacuzzi (24 February 1903 – 7 October 1986) was an Italian immigrant to the United States of America. Candido Jacuzzi invented the Jacuzzi whirlpool bath for his son, Kenny Jacuzzi, 15-month-old son who was born with rheumatoid arthritis. He developed a pump that enabled a whirlpool to be created in a bath as a hydrotherapeutic device for pain relief. Candido claims to have invented the first self contained Jacuzzi tub and to have filed the first patent for it.

The Jacuzzi corporate web site credits Roy Jacuzzi with the invention instead. The patent for the first portable Jacuzzi was filed in 1963, Patent # 3,159,849 and also for the first self-contained Jacuzzi Whirlpool filed in 1964 and marketed in 1968 as the first Hydrotherapy Tub. However, after Jacuzzi was bought out in the late 1970s by Kiddie, they hired Roy Jacuzzi. During this time, the Jacuzzi company website's history was modified, changed and Roy Jacuzzi started to be viewed as the inventor. After 30 years, and with a new President in charge, the original patent #3,297,025 was certified to Jacuzzi Corporation in Chino, CA. Jacuzzi Corporation does not discuss this issue.

Of noted living descents of Candido Jacuzzi are Elizabeth Hanley, Tobias, and Adam Westman great grandchildren.

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