• Top Instructors Recognized by NSPF

    by AQUA Editors December 2018

    The National Swimming Pool Foundation has announced the winners of its annual Instructor Awards, presented to active NSPF instructors whose diligence over the previous year marked a significant contribution to advancing NSPF’s mission. Just prior to the 2018 World Aquatic Health Conference in Charleston, S.C., NSPF formally recognized the top instructors and...

  • SilkBalance wins Best Green Product at the 2018 PSP Expo

    by AQUA Editors December 2018

    SilkBalance, a patented hot tub water conditioner, was named Best Green Product at the 2018 PSP Expo.

    “It’s nice to be recognized after working so hard to bring simple water care to hot tub owners,” says SilkBalance Director of Operations Joe Dolnik.

    To celebrate 10 years in business, SilkBalance launched a dissoluble gem format of its same formula for hot tub owners. The company invested years of research and...

  • APSP Honors 2018 Fellows

    by AQUA Editors November 2018

    The rank of APSP Fellow is an honor bestowed on prominent individuals who have made distinguished contributions that raise professionalism in the aquatic community through teaching, research and/or exemplary service to others. Nominees for the rank of APSP Fellow are also evaluated on their professional accomplishments and their commitment to the values honored by the APSP Fellows Program.


  • Meet 2018's Young Professionals of the Year

    by AQUA Editors November 2018

    Veteran pool and spa pros have survived the Great Recession, successfully battled online competition and kept pace with the rapidly evolving technological landscape. The next hurdle, however, is especially steep: finding young leaders to replace them.

    Fortunately, APSP has identified a budding class of young professionals who have proven the future of the industry is in capable hands. Take a look at the winners of the 2018 Young Professionals award below — these are the names you’re...

  • 2018 APSP Award Winners

    by AQUA Editors November 2018

    The Awards of Excellence is just one component of APSP's awards program. Additionally, the organization offers special honors for individuals who have made their mark on the industry. These honors include CBP of the year, CSP of the Year, Retailer of the Year, Chapter of the Year, Young Professionals of the Year and APSP Fellows. The winners below were nominated by their peers and represent the best of the best our industry has to offer. Bravo!


  • NC Brands Announces Amazing Pool Cleanup Contest Winners

    by AQUA Editors October 2018

    NC Brands announced the winners of its Amazing Pool Cleanup Contest, a contest that encourages pool professionals to submit their most compelling and creative pool-cleaning experiences, either in photos or a video submission, when using the company's Green to Clean or Yellow Out cleaner along with its Chitosan Clarifier for cleanup.

    Tony Lawrence, owner of TLC Pools in La Mesa, Calif., was awarded first place — a cash prize of $5,000 — for his treatment of a 21,000 gallon swimming...

  • 2018 Awards of Excellence Winners: Gold

    by AQUA Editors October 2018

    Each year, hundreds of accomplished pool designers and builders enter their best projects into APSP's Awards of Excellence competition. In the past two weeks, we've shown you dozens of amazing examples of this work with the Bronze- and Silver-winning entries. Now, we're revealing the Gold winners.

    Among the 15 winners below you'll find several vanishing edges on precipitous perches, a pool with a concrete grotto crowned with fire effects, a glass-tiled...

  • 2018 Awards of Excellence Winners: Silver

    by AQUA Editors October 2018

    Last week we kicked off our monthlong celebration of the Awards of Excellence with a look at the impressive lineup of projects in the Bronze-winning category. Now, we're moving on to the Silver award winners.

    This week you'll find projects than range from simply sensational to the sensationally simple, some with geometric borders and others with craftily coped edges. Fire effects, luxe lighting and fantastic homes frame the work, all of which earned the second-highest accolade the...

  • 2018 Awards of Excellence Winners: Bronze

    by AQUA Editors October 2018

    Every year, the Awards of Excellence program recognizes the most beautiful, creative and ingeniously engineered projects in the pool and spa industry. We'll be revealing them all month long leading up to the PSP Expo, starting with the bronze winners.

    And as always, there's still one big prize to be decided: The Fan Favorite award. Head over to and cast your vote between now and Oct. 26. The winner will be...

  • Mr. Pool Inc. Receives 2018 Best of Pinellas Park Award

    by AQUA Editors August 2018

    Mr. Pool Inc., located in Pinellas Park, Fla. and established in 1964, has been selected for the 2018 Best of Pinellas Park Award in the Local Business category by the Pinellas Park Award Program. The company has received the honor for three consecutive years.

    The Pinellas Park Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Pinellas Park area. Recognition...