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  • ASP Accepting Applications for the 2017 Veteran Program

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    Veterans interested in launching a new career are encouraged to enter the 2017 ASP Veteran Program. Now in its third year, the program helps veterans start their own ASP franchise by waiving the franchise fee for the winner.

    ASP, headquartered in Macon, Ga., is proud to honor and reward deserving veterans who possess skill sets that make them perfect franchise owners.

    “At America’s Swimming Pool Company,...

  • 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners: Silver

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    Last week we kicked off our Awards of Excellence month by looking at the impressive batch of bronze-winning projects, and this week, we’re onto silver — and trust us, they do not disappoint.

    RELATED:2017 AOE Bronze Winners

    Dazzling freeforms, luxurious spas, creative lighting and impressive...

  • 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners: Bronze

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    Every year, the Awards of Excellence recognizes the finest in pool and spa building and design. All month long, we'll be sharing the winners, starting off with the bronze winners. 

    And remember: There's still one AOE honor to be won — the annual Fan Favorite project. Vote for the project you feel is most deserving at apsp.org/fanfavorite. The people’s choice will be revealed at the APSP Awards Reception in Orlando on October...

  • NSPF Announces Scholarship Winners

    by AQUA Editors September 2017

    Thirteen academics have been awarded scholarships and fellowships from NSPF, with a total of $18,000 allocated to provide for the future of the industry through education.

    NSPF’s scholarships and fellowships are awarded annually to active Certified Pool/Spa Operators or immediate family members of CPOs or NSPF instructors. Fellowship recipients must be pursuing an advanced academic degree full-time or be a post-doctoral researcher...

  • America’s Swimming Pool Company Named 6th Time Honoree On Inc. 5000

    by AQUA Editors September 2017

    America’s Swimming Pool Company announces its ranking of No. 2891 in Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000, the annual list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. Tens of thousands of companies apply to this list, but few make the list more than once. This year marks ASP’s 6th appearance on the list. 

    The list represents the most successful businesses in America. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Pandora, LinkedIn, Zillow and other well-known names gained early national exposure as...

  • APSP Midwest Chapter Accepting Entries for Design Contest

    by AQUA Editors September 2017

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 APSP Midwest Chapter’s Gold Standard for Excellence contest.

    This event, open exclusively to APSP Midwest chapter members, recognizes and rewards pool and spa installations that are both beautiful and designed to accepted standards and construction methods.

    There are four contest categories, including

  • Ledge Lounger Ranks on the 2017 Inc. 5000

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    Ledge Lounger has been ranked No. 420 on the 36th annual Inc. 5000, a prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful independent companies in America, and has in the past included internationally known companies like Microsoft, Under Armour, Zappos, LinkedIn and more.

    The average company on the list achieved a three-year average growth of 481 percent. Ledge Lounger’s three-year sales growth was an...

  • A Decade of Perfect Service

    by Barrett Kilmer August 2017

    The pool and spa industry has a long tradition of recognizing the best builders in the business, offering chances to win local, regional and international design contests. Manufacturers get in on the action, too, by highlighting the equipment and accessories that make these backyard beauties run. But what of the service professionals who work behind the scenes on the thankless job of keeping these pools and spas clean, efficient and safe?

    Since 2007, Pleatco, a leading manufacturer...

  • Acapulco Pools Receives Certificate of Recognition

    by AQUA Editors August 2017

    Canada's Infrastructure Health and Safety Association issued a Certificate of Recognition to Kitchener-based swimming pool contractor, Acapulco Pools. COR is a standard of safety excellence used throughout Canada, but began to gain momentum in Ontario three years ago.

    “I was absolutely thrilled to receive the news that we had achieved this standard of safety excellence in Canada," says Acapulco Pools’ Health & Safety Manager Nicole...

  • Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to Benefit the Quechan Tribe

    by AQUA Editors July 2017

    APSP awarded the 2017 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to Quechan Parks and Recreation. The award was presented at the National Environmental Health Association/Department of Housing and Urban Development...