Jacuzzi® Bath Introduces High-Performing Toilets

Luxury Control Panel to set new standards of luxury and convenience

CHICAGO – (April 11, 2008) – Jacuzzi Brands Corp. launches its groundbreaking Whisper Technology and Luxury Control Panel, along with chic, updated minimalist designs and the innovations in jet technology that Jacuzzi enthusiasts have come to expect, at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show and Conference (K/BIS).

Luxury Control Panel

The modern, icon-driven Luxury Control Panel is reminiscent of the most sophisticated electronics and represents the trend in home design toward graphical interface functions and increased functionality. “Jacuzzi went outside the bath industry to seek current trends in electronics, automotive and other consumer products to create a consumer-friendly panel that has unlimited expandability for future uses,” Stokely says. Among its hallmarks:

  • A large 3.5″ LCD screen for easy viewing.
  • Graphical user interface, similar to those seen on sophisticated electronics.
  • Quick-start menu for easy operation.
  • Pre-set and stored user preference options for quick access to settings for water, air and light sequences.

Available in English, Spanish and French.

Minimalist Design

Several top-selling models have been reinvented as freestanding tubs, providing Jacuzzi industry-leading performance in a fresh minimalist styling. Drawing on successful European designs, the streamlined look expands remodeling possibilities, while still providing the bath technology for which Jacuzzi is renowned. “Freestanding tubs allow people to make a design statement with their tub while enjoying the relaxation of luxury bathing,” Stokely says.

Among the bath innovations showcased at K/BIS:

Air Tubs

Air tubs feature Pure Air® technology, which pushes heated air evenly into the bath, creating warm effervescent bubbles, and uniform and thorough heat.

  • Gallery™ 6 updates a top-selling tub with the signature freestanding look to expand design options and features a graduated rim style, with optional wood accents available.
  • Sia™ 6636 Pure Air II and Sia™ 7236 Pure Air II also demonstrate the minimalist design trend with a strong styling statement that features crisp, clean lines.
  • Riva®6 is another popular tub updated with a freestanding look, featuring a seamless wrap-around skirt design and a flat rim for a clean, streamlined appearance. Also available with optional wood accents.

Soaking Tubs

  • Morphosis® Freestanding Soaker is the first with a seamless acrylic design, which provides a crisp look and extra cleanliness. European design and construction makes this high-end tub a designer favorite.
  • Nesso™ Freestanding Soaker accommodates two people in 98 gallons of luxurious water and features a center drain and Wengé trim. Designed in Italy, it is perfect for relaxing and reflecting.

Whirlpool Jet Tubs

The Jacuzzi name is synonymous with cutting-edge jet technology. Improved jets provide the experience that Jacuzzi enthusiasts expect, while updating the design to a more modern look. A revolutionary new plumbing system virtually eliminates the prospect of jet leaks.

  • Fuzion™ 7242 Salon features the new Luxury Control Panel; a neck-massaging waterfall which creates a sheet of water from under the head rest and a cascading waterfall sensation when seated below; and an infinity-edge drain system — state-of-the-art overflow technology providing a visually pleasing look. A popular existing model, Jacuzzi has responded to consumer demand with this smaller size, suitable for most luxury bathrooms.
  • Finestra™ 6036 LH Salon Walk-in Therapy Bath introduces a magnetic door closing system that uses precision technology. An ADA-compatible seat, color-matching grab bar and slip-resistant flooring makes this model compatible with the current trend toward universal design and aging-in-place. Adjustable jets and 256-color chromatherapy lighting harmonize for complete relaxation.
  • Elara® II 7242 offers modern, contemporary lines and an integral seat that offers multiple bathing options – use as a shallow seat or a relaxing footrest.
  • Riva® 5.5 Whirlpool Plus, designed with comfort in mind to include a sculpted arm rest and contoured back rest, now has a wider rim design. The Plus upgrade includes additional jets, RapidHeat® Inline Heater, upgraded electronic controls with temperature readout, PrO3® Cleansing system and 256-color chromatherapy lighting system.

About Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath
As the nation’s leading whirlpool bath manufacturer, Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath is an industry innovator credited with inventing the world’s first whirlpool bath. Jacuzzi has become the world’s most recognized and largest selling brand of whirlpool baths. The company’s product line includes whirlpool baths, soaking baths, shower systems and toilet suites.

For more information about Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath, visit www.jacuzzi.com
or phone 1-800-288-4002.