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:
1977 – Jeff and Jon Watkins build the first Hot Spring® Spas portable spa
1978 – Watkins begins its history of industry firsts, such as full insulation, underwater lighting, and top-loading filters
1984 – Watkins introduces Moto-Massage®, the industry’s first moving jet; introduces the first hot tubs in Europe
1986 – Watkins joins the MASCO family of home products
1996 – Watkins opens first of two manufacturing plants in Tijuana, Mexico
1997 – Jeff Watkins retires, Steve Hammock becomes President of Watkins Manufacturing
2013 – Watkins recognized as UT San Diego Top Workplace
2014 – Watkins unveils Highlife® NXT spa designed with BMW Group DesignworksUSA; named UT San Diego Top Workplace for second year in a row
2015 – Watkins 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
2019– Watkins introduces the FreshWater® Salt System. An exclusive innovation that takes the worry out of spa water care; receives San Diego’s Best and Brightest in Wellness award.
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.