Hot Tub Products has signed a License Agreement with Watkins Manufacturing allowing them to manufacture VacuSeal covers for their new fitness systems (swim spas). In January 2016 Watkins demonstrated the VacuSeal System at both their national Hot Spring® and Caldera® dealer meetings. “The reception to the VacuSeal was very positive from our dealers”, states Mike Dunn, Executive Vice President of Watkins. “We asked everyone to give it a try, so it got a pretty aggressive workout”. Within six weeks following the dealer meetings the License Agreement was finalized. “We’re extremely excited about the current launch of our new fitness systems and believe there is a need for multiple lifting systems that are consumer friendly. Though we will be offering a variety of lifter options we feel the VacuSeal System offers an outstanding and economical solution for a customer to remove and replace the cover on their own, along with minimizing the need to reposition the cover after closure”.