The Northeast Spa & Pool Association has named the winners for the 2013 Outstanding Achievement Awards – Builders and Service Competition. Dozens of companies submitted nearly 200 entries for the two contests, proving competition was as fierce as ever. And according to Kyle Chaikin, president of NESPA, entries were better than ever as well.

"From year to year, our members continue to outdo themselves with the incredible work that they do as builders and service professionals," Chaikin says. "Once again, the quality of the competition was taken to a new level."

This year's competition marked a departure for NESPA thanks to a new name (the competition was formerly referred to as the Awards of Excellence – Honoring Our Peers Awards Program), updated categories and revised judging criteria. However, the intent remained the same — the Builders Competition recognizes NESPA members whose installation of pools, spas, hot tubs and water features represent the best examples of the industry's products, while the Outstanding Achievement - Service Competition recognizes NESPA members who boast high quality service and repairs as well as superior customer service.

Of the entries, special recognition was given to the Judge's Choice Best of Competition Award Winner: Cipriano Landscape Design of Ridgewood, N.J., which submitted an all-tile violin-shaped pool with special lighting effects. The Best of Competition honor is awarded based on the entire build process and as well as the completed work.

Back by popular demand this year, the People's Choice Award was voted on by Northeast Spa & Pool Association members in attendance at the Award Celebration on October 18th in Atlantic City, N.J. Cipriano Landscape Design also received this distinguished honor.

Below, you'll find the full list of winners. Above, check out a slideshow of all the Gold award-winning entries from the Builders Competition.

Builders Competition

Aquatecture, LLC, Nutley, N.J.Bronze - Residential Concrete Pools - Freeform 601 sq. ft. or moreBronze - Renovation - ConcreteSilver - Exceptional Recognition in Design & Building - Concrete

Aquatic Artists, Williamstown, N.J.Bronze - Water Features - Natural

Aquavisions, Inc., Mechanicsburg, Pa.Silver - Residential Concrete Pools - Geometric 601 sq. ft. or moreSilver - Residential Concrete Pools - Geometric 601 sq. ft. or more

Beechwood Landscape Architecture & Construction, LLC, Southampton, N.J.Merit - Residential Concrete Pools - Geometric 601 sq. ft. or moreSilver - Renovation - Concrete

Blu-Sol Pools, Bloomingdale, N.J.Silver - Pool/Spa Combination - Concrete

Cipriano Landscape Design, Ridgewood, N.J.Best of CompetitionPeople's Choice AwardMerit - Pool/Spa Combination - ConcreteGold - Specialty Pools - All Tiled PoolGold - Exceptional Recognition in Design & Building - Concrete

Concord Pools, Ltd., Latham, N.Y.Bronze - Fiberglass Pools

Covertech, LLC, Southampton, N.Y.Merit - Residential Concrete Pools - Geometric 601 sq. ft. or more

Crystal Pool & Spa Inc., East Hanover, N.J.Bronze - Pool/Spa Combination - Concrete

Custom Pool Pros, LLC. Linden, N.J.Silver - Pool/Spa Combination – ConcreteMerit - Specialty Pools - CocktailSilver - Exceptional Recognition in Design & Building - Concrete

Deck and Patio Company, Huntington Station, N.Y.Merit - Stand Alone Spas - FiberglassGold - Stand Alone Spas - FiberglassSilver - Water Features - ArchiecturalGold - Water Features - NaturalGold - Water Features - Natural

Elite Landscaping, Inc., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.Gold - Residential Concrete Pools - Freeform 601 sq. ft. or moreGold - Stand Alone Spas - ConcreteBronze - Water Features – NaturalSilver - Exceptional Recognition in Design & Building - Concrete

J. Tortorella Swimming Pools Inc., Southampton, NYSilver - Residential Concrete Pools - Freeform 601 sq. ft. or moreMerit - Residential Concrete Pools - Geometric 601 sq. ft. or moreBronze - Specialty Pools - Negative EdgeSilver - Specialty Pools - Perimeter Overflor (Wet EdgeMerit - Specialty Pools - All Tiled Pool

John Joseph Custom Pools, Smithtown, N.Y.Silver - Pool/Spa Combination - Vinyl

Juliano's Pools, Vernon, Conn. Gold - Specialty Pools - Negative Edge

Landscape Perceptions, Oakland, N.J.Silver - Residential Vinyl-Lined Pools - Freeform 601 sq. ft. or more

Pool Docs of NJ, Lakewood, N.J.Bronze - Residential Concrete Pools - Geometric 601 sq. ft. or moreBronze - Exceptional Recognition in Design & Building - Concrete

Pool Doctor, East Northport, N.Y.Bronze - Residential Vinyl-Lined Pools - Freeform 601 sq. ft. or moreBronze - Residential Vinyl-Lined Pools - Geometric 601 sq. ft. or more

Ramapo Valley Pool Service, Inc., Oakland, N.J.Silver - Residential Vinyl-Lined Pools - Geometric 601 sq. ft. or moreGold - Pool/Spa Combination - ConcreteGold - Specialty Pools - Negative Edge

Swimming Pools by Jack Anthony, Inc., Center Moriches, N.Y.Merit - Pool/Spa Combination - VinylBronze - Electric Cover - Safety Cover with TracksBronze - Electric Cover - Safety Cover with TracksBronze - Specialty Pools - Negative EdgeBronze - Specialty Pools - Negative EdgeSilver - Specialty Pools – NaturalSilver - Specialty Pools - CocktailBronze - Specialty Pools - Cocktail

Ted's Quality Pools, Newtown Square, Pa.Silver - Pool/Spa Combination - ConcreteGold - Water Features - Natural

Tranquility Pools LLC, Haskell, N.J.Bronze - Residential Concrete Pools - Freeform 601 sq. ft. or moreMerit - Residential Concrete Pools - Freeform 601 sq. ft. or moreSilver - Pool/Spa Combination - Concrete

True Blue Swimming Pools, Dix Hills, N.Y.Bronze - Residential Vinyl-Lined Pools - Geometric 601 sq. ft. or moreSilver - Pool/Spa Combination - Vinyl

Vincent Pools, Pipersville, Pa.Bronze - Commercial – Pool

Service Competition

Aqua-Pro Inc., Ossining, N.Y. Bronze

Chaikin Ultimate Pools, Bay Shore, N.Y.Bronze

Eastern End Pools, LLC/East End Pool King, Peconic, N.Y. Bronze

Integrity Pool & Spa, LLC, Lanoka Harbor, N.J. Gold

P.M. Pools & Spas, Avalon, N.J. Gold

Pro Tech Pools, Inc., Miller Place, N.Y.Silver

Swimming Pools by Jack Anthony, Inc., Center Moriches, N.Y. Silver

Cailley Hammel is Managing Editor of AQUA Magazine.