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Candido Enzo 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 15-month-old son, Kenny Jacuzzi, 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 invented the first self-contained Jacuzzi tub and filed the first patent for it.
The patent for the first portable Jacuzzi was filed in 1963, Patent US 3159849 and also for the first self-contained Jacuzzi Whirlpool filed in 1964 and marketed in 1968 as the first Hydrotherapy Tub states Candido Jacuzzi as the inventor. However, after Jacuzzi was bought out in the late 1970s by Kiddie, they hired Roy Jacuzzi, who quickly began to falsify reports that he invented the 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 US 3297025 was certified to Jacuzzi Corporation in Chico, CA.
- "What did Italian engineer Enzo Jacuzzi invent in 1968?". Girls' E-Mentoring Program. January 13, 2003. Archived from the original on July 16, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2012.