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PHTA Reveals the 2020 International Awards of Excellence Winners

  • Sep 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2020

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Janay Rickwalder, CAE
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
703-357-3918 | jrickwalder@phta.org

PHTA Reveals the 2020 International Awards of Excellence Winners

(Alexandria, Va.) - The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is proud to announce this year’s winners of the PHTA Awards of Excellence. The PHTA’s International Awards of Excellence program is one of the largest, most well-renowned design competitions in the pool and hot tub industry. These distinguished awards recognize exceptional installations of pools, spas, hot tubs, and water features that showcase the most beautiful, creative and innovative work in the industry. Each year, hundreds of entries are submitted by builders across the U.S. and the world.

The PHTA Awards of Excellence competition is open to pool, spa or hot tub builders as well as installers, designers, retailers or service companies that receive payment for the submitted project. The judging panel is comprised of industry professionals along with representatives from related fields, including architecture and landscape design.

See below for the list of 2020 PHTA International Award of Excellence Winners:

Gold Award Winners:

Builder Category
Alka Pool Construction Ltd. Technical/Engineering Achievement
Almar Jackson Pools Pools with a Vanishing Edge - 601 sq. ft. or more
Claffey Pools Multi-Use Pools
Cody Pools, Inc. Natural Setting
Covertech LLC Residential Pools with Automatic Covers
DaVinci Spas Metal and/or Concrete Spas
DIFFAZUR PISCINES Spas Built in Conjunction with Swimming Pools
Elite Landscaping LLC Natural Material
High-Tech Pools Therapy Pools
J&M Pool Company Freeform
JBrownlee Design Traditional - 601 sq. ft. or more
Pool Environments, Inc Geometric - 600 sq. ft. or less
Pool Environments, Inc Traditional - 600 sq. ft. or less
River Pools and Spas Residential Fiberglass Pools
Ryan Hughes Design Geometric - 601 sq. ft. or more
Ryan Hughes Design Pools with a Vanishing Edge - 600 sq. ft. or less
Shasta Pools - Commercial and Olympic Commercial Water Features
Silver Fox Contracting Pool Renovations
Superior Pools of Southwest Florida, Inc Screened Enclosed Residential Pools
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Elevated Pool and/or Spa Structure  
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Recreation/Leisure Pools
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Residential Water Features

Silver Award Winners:

Builder Category
J.Brownlee Design Traditional - 601 sq. ft. or more
Cascade Custom Pools: CCG MUSKET RIM Pools with a Vanishing Edge - 600 sq. ft. or less
Cascade Custom Pools: FERSTLER Technical/Engineering Achievement
Chaffee's Swimming Pools Freeform
Claffey Pools Pools with a Vanishing Edge - 601 sq. ft. or more
Claffey Pools Residential Water Features
Cody Pools, Inc. Traditional - 600 sq. ft. or less
Covertech LLC Residential Pools with Automatic Covers
Elite Landscaping LLC Pool Renovations
Goodall Pools & Spas Residential Fiberglass Pools
GW Oliver Construction Recreation/Leisure Pools
Paragon Pools Spas Built in Conjunction with Swimming Pools
Ryan Hughes Design Geometric - 600 sq. ft. or less
Ryan Hughes Design Build Natural Setting
Stainless Aquatics, A Division of Island Construction Corp. Elevated Pool and/or Spa Structure
Superior Pools of Southwest Florida, Inc Screened Enclosed Residential Pools
Tipton Spires Design Build Geometric - 601 sq. ft. or more
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Commercial Water Features
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Metal and/or Concrete Spas

Bronze Award Winners:

Builder Category
Aquatic Consultants Inc. Pools with a Vanishing Edge - 601 sq. ft. or more
Clearwater Construction Group Natural Setting
DIFFAZUR PISCINES Traditional - 601 sq. ft. or more
Goodall Pools & Spas Freeform
High-Tech Pools Elevated Pool and/or Spa Structure
High-Tech Pools Traditional - 600 sq. ft. or less
High-Tech Pools Inc Geometric - 600 sq. ft. or less
J.Brownlee Design Residential Pools with Automatic Covers
Ryan Hughes Design Pools with a Vanishing Edge - 600 sq. ft. or less
Superior Pools of Southwest Florida, Inc Residential Water Features
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Geometric - 601 sq. ft. or more
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Pool Renovations
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Recreation/Leisure Pools
Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas Screened Enclosed Residential Pools
Vantage LeisureScapes Residential Fiberglass Pools
Vue Custom Pools Metal and/or Concrete Spas
Vue Custom Pools Technical/Engineering Achievement

“We are proud to honor each these top-notch builders with a PHTA Award of Excellence,” says PHTA President and CEO Sabeena Hickman, CAE. “This year, we received an incredible 206 entries across 35 different categories, and we were truly impressed with the caliber of work among all of the submitted projects. The judging panel had to make some tough decisions, but we believe this year’s winning projects reflect some of the most stunning and revolutionary work in the pool and hot tub industry. Congratulations to all of our 2020 winners!”

For more information, please contact Janay Rickwalder, PHTA’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, at jrickwalder@phta.org or 703.357.3918.

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About the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), a non-profit organization with nearly 3,500 members from around the world, was established in 1956 to support, promote, and protect the common interests of the $36.5B pool, hot tub and spa industry. PHTA provides education, advocacy, standards development, research, and market growth to increase our members’ professionalism, knowledge and profitability. Additionally, PHTA facilitates the expansion of swimming, water safety and related research and outreach activities aimed at introducing more people to swimming, making swimming environments safer and keeping pools open to serve communities. For more information, visit www.phta.org.

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