California Pool Builders Win Prestigious Award in APSP International Awards of Excellence Competition

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Swan Pools, a leading California Pool Builder Receives Bronze Award in 2013 APSP International Awards of Excellence Competition

Custom swimming pool builder, Swan Pools, wins the bronze award for the swimming pool remodel category in the International Awards of Excellence.

Swan Pools wins the Bronze Design award for the Pool Renovations category in the International Awards of Excellence hosted by APSP.

The APSP International Awards of Excellence competition is a tradition honoring the world’s premier pools, spas, hot tubs and water features," APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald said.

Swan Pools, the creators of custom swimming pool construction projects since 1954, won the prestigious Bronze Award in the ‘Pool Renovations’ category during The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals’ 2013 International Awards of Excellence ceremony, held Nov. 12 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino's LIGHT Nightclub in Las Vegas.

The California based family of swimming pool companies received the Bronze Award for its installation in Lake Forest, CA. This was an entire backyard remodel including repairing a water feature pergola that was falling apart, landscaping and entertainment areas. The existing swimming pool and spa were detached and rectangular in shape while the yard was large and free flowing in nature. The backyard elements were disjointed and cluttered together giving you a claustrophobic feeling. The end result was a much warmer feeling environment that opened up to the visitor and homeowner blending BBQ, Fireplace, and Lounge Entertainment areas that flowed naturally with the pool, spa, and property boundaries.

This year, 88 awards were presented in 40 categories, five of which spotlighted international installations. In total, there were a total of 114 entries from six countries. Swan Pools was awarded Bronze for its swimming pool renovation project and design. The Association's International Awards of Excellence in Design recognize the most beautiful and technologically advanced installations of pools, hot tubs, ponds and water features throughout the world. Judges based their consideration on the application of trends in construction and cutting-edge technology, as well as quality of workmanship and creativity.

Swan Pools is unique in its belief in the value of skills specialization. All Swan Pools technicians are experts in their area of service. The company offers the highest in customer service. Swan Pools is one of the oldest custom swimming pool companies in California and has the longest and most dependable track record. Since 1954, these California pool builders have built more than 50,000 pools throughout the state. For additional information, visit

About APSP:
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit
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About Swan Pools:
For 60 years, Swan Pools has been creating outdoor family environments that are built to last a lifetime. Swan Pools was incorporated in 1954 and has built one of the longest and most dependable track records in the swimming pool and spa industry. Not many swimming pool contractors claim to have built 50,000 pools in California. The value to the consumer is the immeasurable confidence in not only the construction process but also the ongoing future relationship that exists as long as they own their pool. Through the generations, lifestyles have changed and so has today's swimming pools. To stay on the cutting edge of this changing technology, Swan Pools is constantly developing new design techniques and installation procedures that must pass specific quality control standards. This ensures that each new product or material that a consumer may want will stand the test of time. They build swimming pools, not just for today, but for tomorrow.

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