Watkins Wellness 
Intermediate level

Making the best better


Tour attendees will see the tools used for strategic planning that have contributed to the company's 8 percent plus growth year over year for over 30 years. Hear about the continuous improvement structure and strategy for tool deployment and resource development. See the quality campaigns that have dramatically improved quality, including "War on Leaks," error proofing challenge and strategy. Watkins Wellness will share its greatly simplified approach to 5S and daily management which ensures spending time on things that matter.


Watkins Wellness is the world’s leading manufacturer of residential hot tubs and aquatic fitness systems. Long recognized as the industry leader in innovation and quality, the company proudly manufactures the world’s best-selling hot tub, the Hot Spring® Spa, as well as Caldera® Spas, Freeflow Spas®, Fantasy® Spas, and Endless Pools®. It is an award-winning employer of choice in San Diego County, with a 96 percent employee retention rate and average employee tenure of 10+ years. Its home relaxation products have helped customers “Feel Good. Live Well.™” for more than 40 years. Watkins Wellness is a recipient of the Peter Barron Stark Companies Award for Workplace Excellence, 2015, the San Diego Business Journal, America’s Healthiest Companies, 2012, 2015 and U-T San Diego, Top Workplace, 2013, 2014. www.watkinsmfg.com

Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • Hearing protection
  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants (no shorts, skirts, dresses)
  • Safety glasses
  • Signed non-disclosure agreement