Watkins Manufacturing – Careers

Watkins Wellness™ is the world’s leading manufacturer of hot tubs/spas and maker of aquatic fitness products.

At Watkins, our customers matter.

From our ideal location in Vista, California, just miles from the ocean in North San Diego County, we serve customers through our dealer network of more than 1,000 retail locations in 50 states and 70+ countries.

Our products help people relax, connect with loved ones, and live healthier, happier lives. We offer exceptional home-relaxation and aquatic fitness products that improve people’s lives.

Our leadership team has received consistently high marks for being approachable, transparent, and ethical. Learn who they are and read what they have to say.

  • Innovation – Leading the industry with unique and compelling customer solutions
  • Quality – Consistently delivering product and service excellence
  • Stability – Watkins Wellness™ is part of MASCO, a Fortune 500 company whose family of quality home products include Delta® faucets, Behr® paint, and KraftMaid® cabinets.
  • Passion – We are committed to providing “The Absolute Best Hot Tub Ownership Experience®”

At Watkins, our communities matter.

We don’t just work in our community, we help nurture and strengthen it. Watkins Wellness™ is proud to support numerous local charities like Solutions for Change, Boys & Girls Club of Vista, the Vista Firefighters Association, and many more. Visit our culture gallery.

Watkins Wellness™ History

At Watkins Wellness™, we’re forward-thinkers with a long history of developing innovative features and technologies that are now the standard for the industry. Here’s how we began and how we got to where we are today:
  • 1977Jeff and Jon Watkins build the first Hot Spring® Spas portable spa
  • 1978Watkins begins its history of industry firsts, such as full insulation, underwater lighting, and top-loading filters
  • 1984Watkins introduces Moto-Massage®, the industry’s first moving jet; introduces the first hot tubs in Europe
  • 1986Watkins joins the MASCO family of home products
  • 1996Watkins opens first of two manufacturing plants in Tijuana, Mexico
  • 1997Jeff Watkins retires, Steve Hammock becomes President of Watkins Manufacturing
  • 1998Watkins earns ISO 9001 certification and passes $100 million in annual sales
  • 1999Watkins acquires Caldera® Spas
  • 2003Hot Spring Vanguard® spa named Consumers Digest Best Buy
  • 2004Watkins receives MASCO’s Platinum Safety Award, Innovation Award for the SpaAudio music system.
  • 2011Watkins acquires American Hydrotherapy Systems (AHS); produces its one millionth spa
  • 2013Watkins recognized as UT San Diego Top Workplace
  • 2014Watkins unveils Highlife® NXT spa designed with BMW Group DesignworksUSA; named UT San Diego Top Workplace for second year in a row
  • 2015Watkins acquires Endless Pools®, a pioneer in aquatic fitness products; receives Peter Barron Stark Companies’ Award for Workplace Excellence
  • 2016‘Watkins Wellness™’ becomes new name for leading manufacturer of personal improvement products

One million spas and counting

Watkins Wellness™ is the global hot tub leader and has built more than one million hot tubs. The unmatched experience of Watkins Wellness means unsurpassed quality and long-term reliability for you and your family.