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Old 04-18-2007, 11:44 AM
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This is just a quick snap shot of how the Jacuzzi family got into the business of making well, Jacuzzis! What a fascinating family. They got started making airplane propellors, then later agriculture pumps.

Now they are involved with wine making. You never know where you might end up next in the business world when you keep your eyes open. New opportunities are always out there and they are awaiting you to see them.

What's your view on this family?

Ingenuity bubbles over in Jacuzzi family - Kenneth Jacuzzi was born in 1941. At barely 18 months old, he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, a terribly painful disease that attacks the joints. He had just learned how to walk but he would never take another step.

His parents didn't like Kenny's daily hydrotherapy treatments. His mother, Inez, was appalled at the shared hospital baths and asked her husband, Candido, to do something.

Candido, the youngest of the 13 siblings, had emerged as a natural-born businessman and now led the family company.

"Dad went out to see me in the whirlpool tank," Ken Jacuzzi said. "He said, 'Why, that's just a pump!'"

The Jacuzzis came up with a submersible pump that churned water in a conventional tub. Kenny's physician was invited to take a look. Amazed, the doctor asked Candido to make more for other patients, and suggested that Candido patent and market it.

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that is a pretty cool story about the history of it
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