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Looking Back at The First Hot Tub at Ultra Modern

You’re looking at the first Hot Spring® Spas hot tub ever delivered to Ultra Modern Pool and Patio!

Join us in looking back at the first hot tub at Ultra Modern and the history of this incredible brand.

The First Hot Spring Spa

Watkins Manufacturing built the first Hot Spring Spas portable spa in 1977.

Owners, OT Neal and Jeff Watkins, determined to sell their hot tubs, loaded their very first spa called The Original onto a trailer.

They pulled their trailer all over the country visiting prospective dealers. They touted all the benefits of their spa, as they told dealers why their hot tub was better than anything else on the market.

The father of our owner, Rita Rowlen, and founder of Ultra Modern, Cecil Schniepp was a very tough sell. But, he liked their sales pitch and decided the hot tub was worth trying.

The Originals are Still Around

We think Cecil made the right decision! Because, guess what – the Original hot tubs are still around in some homes today.

The Hot Spring Spas owners were right – they did make the best hot tubs!

The Legacy Continues

At Ultra Modern, we’ve sold thousands of Hot Spring Spas over the last 38 years!

Today the Watkins Manufacturing company is owned by MASCO Corporation. It’s a large conglomerate, and they own Delta Faucets, Behr, Kilz and many more recognizable brands.

This powerful company now backs all the warranties for our Watkins line of hot tubs.

One Million Spas and Counting

You can count on Hot Spring Spas.

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.

Interested in bringing your very own hot tub home? Check out our hot tubs today!