The cream of the cream of the Pool and Spa Industry from NSW and the ACT came together to celebrate the industry’s night of nights at Curzon Hall on Saturday 18 June. Exceptional achievements in creativity, innovation and design excellence were recognised and rewarded. Jason Hodges, the resident gardener of Better Homes and Gardens was the Master Of Ceremonies for the Evening.
According to SPASA NSW CEO Spiros Dassakis, the annual celebration of excellence was the culmination of months of tireless work by SPASA members who constantly strive to set new pool and spa industry benchmarks. “At the annual Pool & Spa Awards, the ingenuity, creativity and true innovation from our aspiring members takes centre stage,” Spiros explained.
Celebrating their 24th year, the SPASA NSW Awards are judged by an independent panel. The awards are designed to promote achievement in design, construction, innovation, and sustainability across all sectors of the industry; and encourage a high degree of competency and professionalism by members. Judging criteria for pools and spas includes design innovation, degree of difficulty, artistic design, and quality of workmanship.
Spiros congratulated all the finalists on their achievements, “The accomplishments of our finalists encapsulate Australian, and indeed, international pool building of the highest calibre.”
Industry Award Winners:
Pool Builder of the Year
Capital Country Pools Winner
Local Pools and Spas Highly Commended
Pool & Spa Technician of the Year
Scott Pollard – Freedom Pools and Spas Riverina
Pool Shop of the Year
Freedom Pools and Spas Riverina
Sales Representative of the Year (Retail)
Kristian Every – Poolside Albion Park
Sales Representative of the Year (Wholesale)
Chris Smith – International Quadratics Pty Ltd
Most Innovative New Product
Glass Effects Pty Ltd – Magna-Hinge
Sustainability Award Energy
ASTRALPOOL Pty limited – Viron P300 Pool Pump
Sustainability Award Water
Poolrite Equipment – Magnapool Backwash System
Photocaptions: SPASA sponsors; Peter Moore of Sunrise Pools and SPASA Board Director with Rosemary Wood of Universal Magazines.