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APSP has announced the winners of its 2016 APSP Awards Program. The program recognizes prominent achievements and outstanding performers in the pool, spa and hot tub industry. Being recognized this year are 74 pool, hot tub and water feature projects in the design competition, and 18 individuals recognized for their contributions to the aquatic industry. One APSP Chapter earned top honors.
All APSP recipients will be officially recognized in the October issue of AQUA Magazine and honored during the APSP Awards Reception, November 1, 2016 in New Orleans. Individual photos of the award winners can be viewed at APSP.org/AwardsGallery.
In its 46th year, the 2016 APSP International Awards of Excellence recognizes 74 outstanding pools, spas, hot tubs and water feature installations. Hundreds of entries are submitted each year, representing member firms across the United States and around the world. The award-winning companies and their installations can be viewed at APSP.org/FanFavorite. Viewers can vote and share their favorite installation via social media. Voting begins today and runs through 5 p.m. EDT on Oct. 28, 2016. The winner of the fan voting will be announced Nov. 1.
Individual honorees this year include Jason Schallock, CBP, Certified Building Professional of the Year, and Bob Baron, CSP, Certified Service Professional of the Year.
This year also saw the induction of a new class of APSP Fellows. The rank of APSP Fellow is an honor bestowed on prominent individuals who have made distinguished contributions that raise the professionalism in the aquatic community through teaching, research and/or exemplary service to others. The 2016 Fellow Award recipients are: Frank J. Borrelle III; Dennis Chapman; Ed Cohen, CBP, CSP; Noel Conley, CSP; Dr. William A. Kent; Guy Larsen, CBP, CSP; Dr. Stanley Pickens; Shawn Still; Gene Wells; and Donald H. Witte.
The 2016 recipients of The Young Professionals of the Year Award represent forward-thinking leaders under the age of 40 who are positioned to be the voice and next generation of pool and hot tub professionals. They are: Michelle Ament; Ben Bock; Jacob Durand; Jon Krawczyk; Brandon Miller; Stephanie O'Neil; Brian Porter; Joseph Barrone, CBP, CST; and Jason Vaughan, CBP.
The APSP Chapter of the Year Award went to the Georgia Chapter in recognition for its proactive stance in the state legislature and regulatory arena. This past year the Chapter fought to obtain mandatory statewide adoption of the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code; began licensing discussions; and worked to amend a bill that would have been detrimental to pool safety.
"The pool and hot tub industry has a long tradition of recognizing excellence in design," said APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald. "Now we have expanded our recognition program to reflect the many contributions of the individual volunteers who have created and strengthened so many aspects of our association and its educational and technical legacy."
For more information and to view award recipients, visit APSP.org/AwardsGallery.
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals APSP University announces its certification courses and training scheduled for pool and spa builders, designers, service providers and retailers at the 2017 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo Oct. 29 to Nov. 3 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
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The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals is pleased to announce a collaborative affiliation with The Swimming Pool & Spa Association.
Partnering with SPASA will provide substantial benefits to both organizations and in turn their members, in the sharing of ideas and knowledge relating to: • Education • Industry best practice • Advocacy • Research"We're thrilled with the opportunity to pool resources with such an...
Update 10/25/16: Time is running out to vote! Make sure you vote for your favorite project by next Tuesday.
While judging for this year’s Awards of Excellence has wrapped, and this year’s winners notified, there’s one award that’s still up for grabs: the Fan Favorite award.
As its name implies, the honor goes to the project voted by industry peers and to be the best of the best. The award was introduced last year, and went to Presidential Pools of Gilbert, Ariz.,...
Today is the exam registration deadline for APSP University courses at the 2016 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo. This is the last time that attendees will be able to take these courses in person this year. Click here to sign up for courses on topics ranging from construction to service to retail.
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