In 1981 Rick Bartlett and Bob Dapper started Royal Spa by making hot tubs on the south side of Indianapolis, Indiana. They were 18 years old and engineering students at the time.
The primary product expanded from hot tubs to include saunas, swim spas, gazebos and whirlpool baths as the company continued to custom make luxury products. Royal Spa began manufacturing spas and support accessories in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1981 and incorporated as Royal Spa Corporation in 1983. We are a full service manufacturer with an over 89,000 square foot plant located in the southwest part of Indianapolis. Our plant includes a full service vacuum forming and fiberglass shop where we vacuum form our spa, swim spa, and jetted bathtub shells, a full service wood shop where we manufacture our spa cabinets, gazebos, saunas, and steps, as well as a mold shop where we design and produce our own molds, a complete assembly plant, a full line service department and a factory showroom. If it is related to spas, you can rest assured that we make it from the ground up.
We are committed to providing quality spas, swim spas, jetted bathtubs, gazebos, saunas and accessories that meet the needs of our customers and dealers. We take pride in being able to offer you smartly engineered equipment with many unique features found only in Royal Spa products. We set ourselves apart from the competition. At Royal Spa, we are committed to building products that will outlast their owners, are inexpensive to maintain and operate, and that will be inexpensive to repair after warranties have expired. After seeing our spas and accessory products, we’re certain you’ll agree that we have achieved our goals.
In 1996 the focus of Royal Spa shifted from trying to make similar products for less money than our competitors to making the “Best of the Best” from both an engineering design prospective and an ease of operations for our customers. The others were making products that were cheap and easy to make while we wanted to make them cheap and easy to own for our customers. Our different spa lines and other accessory products were designed to give you the option to choose what best suits your needs. Each line uses the same shell models, but you have a choice in materials, quantity of jets, circulation systems and more. In addition, we realize that you sometimes need a product that isn’t standard, so we have maintained the flexibility to allow you to make minor modifications, when required. You simply need to choose what best suits your needs.