Bob Lauter heads the group that acquires the spa division of Fort Wayne Pools. Terry Valmassoi joins Master Spas as General Manager. The Master Spas premium luxury line, Legend Series, is introduced nationwide. It’s vast array of state-of-the-art features quickly make it one of the fastest growing spa lines ever.
The History of Master Spas
US Open Winner, Steve Jones, joins the growing list of sports stars relaxing in a Master Spa. The slogan "The Ultimate Relaxation Machine" is trademarked.
Master Spas becomes the first manufacturer to use waterline fiber-optic lighting in a spa, as well as the first to introduce one-piece polymer skirt panels.
Master Spas shakes up the spa world by introducing a whole new and original category – the Spa Theater System. With a touch of a button, up pops a cableready TV and stereo speakers. It’s equipped with a VCR player, Sony Stereo and even comes with a floating remote. The STS is the only UL listed TV Spa.
The White House chooses the Legend Series LSX1050 to be installed at Camp David.
Master Spas introduces the groundbreaking H2X Swim Spa with the Exerswim Propulsion System patented in 2006.
Master Spas is featured on national TV, everyday, for a week on the Tony Danza Show.
Master Spas earns the prestigious Dr. Gadget seal of approval from one of the country’s leading consumer product experts.
Master Spas earns the coveted "Spasearch Certified" honor and has the highest quality score of any spa manufacturer surveyed in independent consumer research.
The H2X is featured in a live demonstration with Dr. Gadget on the hit show "The View" on ABC.
Producers of Discovery Channel selected Master Spas to be featured on the network’s "How it's Made" program.
Allyson Felix, Olympic medalist and World champion sprinter, becomes a proud Master Spa owner.
Master Spas partners with Olympic champion Michael Phelps, and in November the Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spa is introduced at the National Show in Las Vegas.
Master Spas starts the "NAZ Project" to fund a school building in Jamaica for the NAZ Children's Centre.
Master Spas puts on the "Take the Michael Phelps Swim Spa Challenge" at the Olympic trials in Omaha and is the hit of the week long event as more than 1,100 swimmers take the challenge. Michael Phelps wins 4 gold and 2 silver medals in London and credits training in a Master Spa for helping him win.
The new cover and warehouse building is completed on the Master Spas manufacturing campus.
SNAPP (the SwimNumber App for the iPad) is introduced for the Michael Phelps Swim Spa line.
Master Spas introduces the patented EcoPur® Charge Hot Tub Filtration System, requiring less chemicals than other spa filtration systems.
The Axis Cover System is announced. The rolling technology makes it simple for almost anyone to handle their swim spa cover.
Master Spas announces partnership with IRONMAN and is named the Official Swim Spa of the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona.
Master Spas introduces a new, linear cabinet design and launches How-To video series for hot tub owners.
Master Spas and its dealers continue their support of the NAZ Children’s Center by funding much of new, mixed-ability high school, as well as creating a scholarship fund for high school students.
Bob Lauter, CEO, was inducted into the Greater Fort Wayne Business Hall of Fame at the Junior Achievement BEL (Business Education Leadership) Awards.
Master Spas announced plans to expand their operations, creating more than 100 new jobs. The expansion includes the purchase of a larger facility which will become the largest swim spa manufacturing facility in the world. The new building is expected to be in full operation by January 2019.