personality, Olympian and SPASA ambassador, Nicole Livingstone MCed the 2011
SPASA Awards of Excellence presentation evening at ZINC on 27th August 2011.
This glamorous event, held by the Yarra River was sponsored by leading industry
suppliers and supporters.
Goldfish Pools &
Landscapes headlined as winners of the 2011 Pool of the Year
Award sponsored by Remco Pool Cover and Enclosures. Digby Roberts is
the founder, and managing director of Goldfish Pools & Landscapes.
Established in 1990 with an emphasis and commitment to quality and service -
Goldfish has grown to incorporate in-house designers, builders and landscapers.
Goldfish Pools & Landscapes have been members of SPASA for five years - this
is the first time they have won the coveted Remco Pool of The Year Award.
Precision in construction, and attention to detail is the philosophy at this
Brighton-based pool company.
Goldfish also won Best Residential
Concrete Pool over $100,000, sponsored by Raypak.
David Luck, chair of the jury cites “...it is
the ultimate lifestyle ensemble of swimming pool, spa, courtyard, art, and
landscape, integrating fully with the architecture, a complete luxury
Sustainability, innovation and solar energy
is highlighted by the winners of the 2011
POOLSIDE Product Innovation Award - Sunbather for their product SR-1 Solar
Powered Roller. Based in Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula
Sunbather are leaders in pool efficiency and water safety.
Equal winners were Clevaquip for their
Puresilk Water Quality Management system – truly a
great leap forward in pool water management. Sunbather
scored again with the, 2011
savewater! Sustainability Award
Rainwise Coburg has again won the SPASA Water
Neutral Pool Award sponsored by Yarra Valley Water.
Rainwise has everything a pool or spa owner may need in relation to water
harvesting, usage and conservation - the company makes the most of free water
from the sky and clever water usage systems.
The prime in-ground Spa of the year award - Best Residential Spa,
sponsored by AstralPool Australia was won by Aloha Pools for a
rounded wet deck spa with negative edge pool. Jury chair David Luck “this spa
was very modern-art in profile and space-age.”
Multi-award winning Out from the Blue scored
again with Best Residential Concrete Pool Under $100,000 sponsored by OneSteel
Country based pool winners Naughtons Pools &
Spas won a swag of awards including the Best Residential Fibreglass
Pool under $35,000 for a swimming pool in Echuca, sponsored by AstralPool
Australia - this award is highly prized.
Naughtons Pools & Spas newly opened
display centre in Shepparton scored the Best Pool Display sponsored by Aquatics
& Recreation Victoria.
retailer with Naughtons Pools & Spas, Mark Hay walked away with the Sales
Person of the Year – Retail – this award was also sponsored by Remco. Great effort
A vibrant Point Cook pool by Gordon Avenue Pools and
Spas has won gold as the Best Residential Fibreglass Pool Over $35,000 with the
Award sponsored by Clevaquip.
Gordon Ave has been putting the people
of Geelong and districts, the Great Ocean Road and the Surf Coast in the swim of
things for more than 25 years. And as they say at Gordon Ave “we’re very happy
to show off!”.
Geelong based pool company Narellan Pools Geelong
were the winners of the Best Fibreglass, Acrylic or Vinyl-lined Pool by a
Country Member – this award was sponsored by
Mediterranean Swimming Pools of Goulburn
Valley Highway Kialla won the Best Concrete Pool by a Country
Member, the award was sponsored by OneSteel
Mediterranean Swimming Pools has a strong and long history, from
childhood swims in the Goulburn River to concrete pools, this family company
continues to win praise and awards.
CEO of SPASA, Brendan Watkins enthuses "The
level of excellence demonstrated by the entries in the 2011 SPASA Awards of
Excellence is quite simply stunning. SPASA members are the leading exponents
within the Victorian pool and spa industry. Consumers should never contemplate
using a non aligned practitioner."
listing of winners can be found at: http://www.spasavic.com.au/awards-of-excellence-2011
Media enquiries are encouraged to contact
SPASA on 03 9501 2040.
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