Watkins Wellness is the world's leading manufacturer of hot tubs and aquatic fitness products. 

Headquartered in Vista, California, just miles away from the ocean in North San Diego County, we are proud of the people we are and the products we make - products that make a difference to the health and well-being of others.


10 Global Locations
1000+ Dealers Worldwide
94% Employee Retention
12 Years Average Tenure

We not only work in our community, we help nurture and strengthen it.

We encourage our employees to make a difference in our local community by serving a charity of their choice and/or participating in company-sponsored volunteer experiences through our Watkins Cares program.

​​​​​​​We are proud to support numerous local charities like North County African American Womens’ Association, Solutions for Change, North County LGBTQ Resource Center, Boys & Girls Club of Vista, New Haven Youth and Family Services, and many more.

Our History

1977 — Jeff and Jon Watkins build the first Hot Spring® Spas portable spa.

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 its first manufacturing plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

1999 — Watkins acquires Caldera® Spas.

2003 — Hot Spring Vanguard® spa named Consumers Digest Best Buy.

2011 — Watkins acquires American Hydrotherapy Systems (AHS) including Fantasy Spas and Freeflow Spas; produces its one millionth spa.

2013 — Watkins earns Union Tribune San Diego Top Workplace award.

2014 — Watkins unveils Highlife® NXT spa designed with BMW Group Designworks USA; earns Union Tribune San Diego Top Workplace award again.

2015 — Watkins acquires Endless Pools®, a pioneer in aquatic fitness products; receives Peter Barron Stark Companies’ Award for Workplace Excellence.

2016 — Watkins Manufacturing rebrands to become Watkins Wellness.

2019 — Watkins introduces the FreshWater® Salt System; receives San Diego’s Best and Brightest in Wellness award; produces its 1.5 millionth spa – an industry first.

2021 — Watkins Wellness named #1 Top Workplace by San Diego Union Tribune.

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