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Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, located in Vista, California, is a manufacturer of portable hot tubs. The company was founded in 1977 by Jeff and Jon Watkins. In 1986, Watkins Manufacturing Corporation became a subsidiary of the Masco Corporation, whose company portfolio includes Delta faucets, Kraftmaid Cabinets, and Behr paints.
Vista is a city in Southern California and is located in northwestern San Diego County. Vista is a medium-sized city within the San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metropolitan Area and has a population of 101,659. Vista's sphere of influence also includes portions of unincorporated San Diego County to north and east, with a county island in the central west. Located just seven miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, it has a Mediterranean climate.
Behr Paint Company is a supplier of architectural paint and exterior wood care products to the United States and Canadian do-it-yourself markets. BEHR manufactures interior house paints, exterior house paints, decorative finishes, primers, stains and surface preparation products sold exclusively at The Home Depot.
The company re-branded to Watkins Wellness in March 2016. The company manufactures the Endless Pools® line of aquatic fitness products, and is also the world's largest manufacturer of hot tubs, including Hot Spring® Spas, Hot Spot® Spas, Caldera® Spas, and the American Hydrotherapy Systems spa brands, Fantasy Spas® and Freeflow Spas®. The Watkins Wellness dealer network extends into all 50 states and more than 70 countries.
As a premier employer in North San Diego, the company has won multiple workplace awards and offers a total rewards package including competitive compensation with annual bonus, health and wellness benefits, 401k match, Profit Sharing, and more.
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A spa is a therapeutic water treatment. Related uses include:
Cott Corporation is an American beverage and foodservice company based in the USA. Cott's platform across North America and Europe is supported by sales and distribution facilities and fleets, as well as wholesalers and distributors, servicing residences, businesses, restaurant chains, hotels and motels, small and large retailers, and healthcare facilities. In bottled water, Cott offers brands including Sparkletts, Hinckley Springs, Kentwood Springs, Canadian Springs, Labrador, and Eden Springs. In office coffee services, Cott offers products under brands including Keurig, Mars Alterra, Starbucks Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Javarama, and Lavazza. In coffee roasting and tea blending, Cott sells the majority of its manufactured coffee and tea products under retailer or foodservice brands to customers who own the trademarks associated with those products.
The Maytag Corporation is an American home and commercial appliance brand owned by Whirlpool Corporation after the April 2006 acquisition of Maytag.
A bathtub, bath, or tub (informal) is a large or small container for holding water in which a person or animal may bathe. Most modern bathtubs are made of thermoformed acrylic, porcelain enameled steel, fiberglass-reinforced polyester, or porcelain enameled cast iron. A bathtub is usually placed in a bathroom either as a stand-alone fixture or in conjunction with a shower.
Jacuzzi is a corporation that today produces whirlpool bathtubs and hot tub spas. Its first product was a portable hydrotherapy unit that sat in the bath. Later, the jet that was used in the portable unit was incorporated into the wall of a swimming pool and later adapted to the wall of a fiberglass bath tub. JACUZZI is a federally registered trademark of Jacuzzi Inc. as of September 5, 1978.
A spa is a location where mineral-rich spring water is used to give medicinal baths. Spa towns or spa resorts typically offer various health treatments, which are also known as balneotherapy. The belief in the curative powers of mineral waters goes back to prehistoric times. Such practices have been popular worldwide, but are especially widespread in Europe and Japan. Day spas are also quite popular, and offer various personal care treatments.
A hot tub is a large tub or small pool full of water used for hydrotherapy, relaxation or pleasure. Some have powerful jets for massage purposes. Hot tubs are sometimes also known as spas or by the trade name Jacuzzi.
A swimming machine is a resistance swimming apparatus, often self-contained, enabling the swimmer to swim in place. This may be accomplished either by accelerating the water past the swimmer or by supporting the swimmer, either in water or on dry land. The first type, known as a countercurrent swimming machine, usually consists of a water tank at least twice as long and about one and a half times as wide as an average person with the limbs extended. The swimmer swims unrestrained against an adjustable stream of water set in motion by means of mechanical devices, such as jets, propellers or paddle wheels.
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is a Disney Vacation Club resort at the Walt Disney World Resort. The resort is the seventh Disney Vacation Club resort and is situated on the former site of the Disney Institute. It first opened May 17, 2004 and was built in three phases. It is now the largest Disney Vacation Club resort. The resort was inspired by the city of Saratoga Springs, New York.
Masco Corporation is a manufacturer of products for the home improvement and new home construction markets. Comprising more than 20 companies, the Masco conglomerate operates nearly 60 manufacturing facilities in the United States and over 20 in other parts of the world. Since 1969 it trades on the NYSE. Under the leadership of Richard Manoogian, the company grew exponentially and subsequently joined the Fortune 500 list of largest U.S. corporations.
GWA Group Limited is an Australian company that distributes household consumer products and was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in May 1993. GWA closed its last remaining factory in 2017. This signaled the company's move from being a manufacturer to a purely import-based model.
Bullfrog International, LC, founded in 1997, is a Utah-based company that designs and manufactures a high-end line of hot tubs with a branded feature called the JetPak Therapy System. Bullfrog International currently distributes products in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South American, Asia and Europe.
Yarnell Ice Cream Company was the privately owned and operated manufacturer of Yarnell's brand ice cream, frozen yogurt and sherbet products. Founded in 1932, the company's corporate headquarters were located along the east side of Spring Park in downtown Searcy, Arkansas, with 11 branch operations throughout three states. The company was also the only independent ice cream company in Arkansas, where it commanded a large portion of the market share, competing against national and regional brands such as Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries.
Arctic Spas is Blue Falls Manufacturing's flagship brand of portable electric hot tubs, developed as a niche product for cold climates. The line is made and sold in Canada, and exported to the United States, Australia, and Europe.
Vico pump's are a brand name of water pump, primarily used in the whirlpool bath, hot tub, and pedicure spa industries to circulate water for heating, filtration, and hydrotherapy massage action. Vico was one of the pioneers in the whirlpool industry, and was founded by Cleo Mathis in the early 1980s, in El Monte, California, producing hydrotherapy systems for bathtubs.
Designated as an American National Standard, the Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC) is a model code developed by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanicalist Officials (IAPMO) to govern the installation and inspection of plumbing systems associated with swimming pools, spas and hot tubs as a means of promoting the public's health, safety and welfare.
A swimming pool, swimming bath, wading pool, or paddling pool is a structure designed to hold water to enable swimming or other leisure activities. Pools can be built into the ground or built above ground, and are also a common feature aboard ocean-liners and cruise ships. In-ground pools are most commonly constructed from materials such as concrete, natural stone, metal, plastic or fiberglass, and can be of a custom size and shape or built to a standardized size, the largest of which is the Olympic-size swimming pool.
Title 14 of the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) is the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. This act was named for Virginia Graeme Baker, who drowned in a hot tub in 2002. In 2006, at the fifth annual drowning symposium, United States Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz introduced legislation that eventually became the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act to combat the large number of persons, especially children, who are hurt or killed in pools and spas every year. Drains and their blockability became the main focus of this act. This act became enforceable law on December 19, 2008.
The Lukács Thermal Bath is a historic indoor/outdoor thermal bath spa in Budapest, Hungary, heated naturally by hotsprings. It can be used by men and women everyday, however the swimming pools have historical names such as men swimming pool and women swimming pool. There are ticket with lockers or cabins. All pools and 4 saunas can be used by all ticket basically. The only optional area is the sauna world, which contains 5 more extra saunas, ice cooling pool, igloo and heated roman bench. There are sauna nights in this bath on fridays of every even week from 20:00 to 02:00.
ThermoSpas, Inc. is an American brand of hot tubs, headquartered in Wallingford, Connecticut. Founded in 1983, it was purchased by a subsidiary of Jacuzzi Group Worldwide in 2012 and now operates under the name ThermoSpas Hot Tub Products, Inc.