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Jetted Soaking Tubs Are a Tough Act to Beat

The jetted soaking tubs available today take the traditional soaking bath and super-charge it.
Traditional soaking baths have been used since earliest times.
Primitive man discovered that hot natural springs had a beneficial affect after a hard day of hunting and gathering.
The love of the soaking hot bath continued with the early Egyptians and was brought to a true art form with the Romans.
The Roman's elaborate bath houses and the traditions developed around using them were spread throughout the Roman Empire.
The art of bathing was highly developed throughout Asia, as well.
The Japanese may have developed the soaking bath to its highest level.
One thing that all of these baths had in common was that the water was static, that is, not mechanically circulated.
Mechanically circulating the bath water was first developed in the mid-1950s by the Jacuzzi Brothers.
The Jacuzzi brothers were an actual group of siblings who had a knack for invention.
They invented the first enclosed airplane cabin and went on to work in the agricultural pump industry.
In 1956 they modified one of their pumps to circulate water in the bath.
This was done to help give relief to an arthritic relative.
The Jacuzzi brothers began making this pump, the J-300, available to the public as a therapeutic aid.
The modern whirlpool bath was invented by Roy Jacuzzi in 1968, and the rest, as they say, is history.
The use of tubs using water that's pulsated by jets has become a part of everyday life for many of us.
Modern jetted tubs will use either a water jet or an air jet.
While both types create movement in the water, there are some real differences in them.
Water jets work by having water taken from the tub and pumping it back into the tub through the jets.
With air jets, the water comes back through many small openings at a lower pressure than the water jets use.
The air jets can be set to offer a wide range of pulsations and the motor for it isn't as loud as the one used with water jets.
Also, you can use bubble bath and bath oils with an air jet tub; this isn't recommended for a water jet tub.
Water jets tend to have fewer, more powerful jets than the air jet models.
You can't use bath oils and bubble bath in them because this can clog the system, as can hair or small objects that get sucked up into the system.
Whether you choose air or water jets, jetted soaking tubs can add a little luxury to your life.

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