With over 440 industry stakeholders in attendance, the SPASA Awards of Excellence Gala night is the largest industry event of its kind in Australia and the most anticipated industry event on the Victorian calendar.
A total of 43 Awards of Excellence categories made up the SPASA Victoria Awards of Excellence program, including major awards - Product of the Year and Remco Pool of the Year.
The 2018 Remco Pool of the Year was awarded to Aloha Pools and the 2018 Product of the Year went to Supreme Heating for their Heatseeker DualSun product.
Hosted by former Winter Olympic gold medallist Steven Bradbury, guests were treated to pure hilarity and genuine on-stage entertainment from the Olympic champion-turned comedian.
A total of 70 Gold and Highly Commended awards were presented to well deserving SPASA Victoria members.
CEO of SPASA, Brendan Watkins said, "This year's record number of award entrants again demonstrates excellence across the board and proves that SPASA Victoria members are true leaders within the national industry. With Award entry numbers up 25% on last year, it shows healthy competition amongst our most passionate and talented members.”
“The Victorian pool and spa association represents a very mature industry which has evolved over the past 60 years to become truly world class. The innovation and sheer ‘wow factor’ present in Victorian backyards exceeds much of what is celebrated in Europe and America. There’s never been a better time to invest in a pool or spa.”
SPASA Life Member and ex-President John D’Arcy also announced Watkins as the inaugural SPASA Hall of Fame inductee.
With sumptuous food prepared by renowned caterer Epicure, along with images of all award entries prominently displayed up in lights on the MCG scoreboards - as well as video footage on the 'Around-the-Ground' LED Ribbons - a fabulous night was enjoyed by all!