APSP International Awards of Excellence 2016


(LAS VEGAS) – AquaTerra Outdoors was presented the prestigious Gold in the Residential Concrete Pools category during The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals’ International Awards of Excellence ceremony held on Monday, November 9, during the Chairman’s Reception, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.


The Frisco-based company received the Gold Award for its installation in University Park, Texas. In this pirates-themed backyard, there is so much to do for kids of all ages! Details include a rope swing from an artificial tree, a large slide that takes you underground before you enter the pool, an enormous grotto to stay cool under, a rope bridge over the pool, a spa, and a tanning ledge.  For those less adventurous, there are two covered deck areas as well as a large covered outdoor living area. This is the second International Gold award that AquaTerra can add to its list of award-winning pools.

The APSP International Awards of Excellence program recognizes and rewards installations of pools, spas, hot tubs, and water features that showcase the most beautiful and creative work in the industry. Hundreds of entries are submitted each year, representing member firms across the United States and around the world.

This year’s winners were featured in the October issue of AQUA Magazine and the home improvement idea site Houzz.

“The APSP International Awards of Excellence competition is a tradition honoring the world’s premier pools, spas, hot tubs, and water features,” said APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald. “The winning installations demonstrate the beauty, creativity, and quality workmanship that go into each pool, spa, or hot tub that our members build and install.”

About APSP

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pools, hot tubs, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, not consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit APSP.org.