Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
For the 42nd year in a row, The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) honored the world’s premier pools, spas, hot tubs and water features at the International Awards of Excellence (AOE) program and reception, November 5, at Generations Hall in New Orleans.
Corporate sponsors of the event were Latham Pool Products Inc.; S.R. Smith; CNA Insurance; Hayward; Sundance® Spas/Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs; and Lonza.
Hundreds of installations were entered in the 2012 APSP International Awards of Excellence competition. During the ceremony, fifty-two builder-companies were announced as award recipients. There were thirty four categories represented in total including six categories outside of the US and Canada.
“The winning installations demonstrate the beauty, desirability and fun of water in people’s lives, and we’re proud our members are reflecting success through this recognition,” said APSP President and CEO Bill Weber. “Consumers looking for inspiration as they consider their own backyard escape will be able to view this year’s winners and even past recipients’ installations on the new APSP.org site coming in January,” added Weber.
The AOE recipients are featured in the most recent issue of AQ Magazine, the official magazine of APSP. To view the recipients and their award-winning designs, visit APSP.org.
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APSP is the world’s largest international trade association representing the swimming pool, spa, and hot tub industry. Its mission is to promote consumer safety, and enhance the business success of its members. Members adhere to a code of business ethics and share a commitment to public health and safety in the use of pools, spas and hot tubs. Since 1985, APSP has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute as the recognized Standards Developing Organization to produce the nation’s swimming pool, spa and hot tub standards. APSP member companies include manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers and service professionals. For more information about the APSP please visit APSP.org.