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In a whirlpool tub, the pump sends the debris into the tub itself.
To minimize this problem, Jacuzzi, the brand that came out with the first whirlpool tub, in 1968, now has a feature called Auto-Dri, which blows remaining air out of the system after the tub drains.
A vortex occurs when air or water spins around a central point, like a whirlpool.
The wild frontier life had drawn him in and under, as in a whirlpool; but he was New Englander yet at heart.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
The money was sucked into the whirlpool; there was a speedy cry for more; and more was got and sacrificed.
Thereafter we were buffeted like chips in the swirling maw of a whirlpool; we fought our way rod by rod.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He had now come to the verge of the whirlpool of destruction, and, in a frenzied moment, he threw himself into the awful vortex!
CHARLES DURANTHE AUTHOR OF THE WALDOS
He begins to edge in, and starts grinding his camera frantically as he is lifted into the whirlpool of humanity.
MY WONDERFUL VISITCHARLIE CHAPLIN
Instead of landing on solid stone, he dropped into the raging torrent and went spinning down stream like a cork in a whirlpool.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
Personally a very elegant, blas gentleman, he plunged on his return from Italy into the whirlpool of Parisian life.

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