McKinney Pool Builder Wins Industry Design Awards

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McKinney Texas pool builder Southernwind Pools was awarded 3 international swimming pool industry design awards by the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals as part of their International Awards of Excellence program in Las Vegas last week.

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) awarded McKinney Texas pool builder Southernwind Pools with 3 international swimming pool industry design awards in Las Vegas last week. The awards were bestowed at the annual APSP Awards Reception, in conjunction with the 2018 International Pool and Spa Expo.

In its 48th year, the APSP International Awards of Excellence recognizes 75 outstanding pools, spas, hot tubs and water feature installations. Hundreds of entries are submitted each year, representing member firms across the United States and around the world.

Ezlner Project Award - Silver Geometric 600 sq ft or less

From the moment you walk into this back yard in Frisco, TX you are instantly drawn to its unique modern style. The goal of the project was to be a perspective piece, playing off the unique windows and style of the home. This was achieved with elements like the custom lueders frame and glass tile wall with 3 asymmetric water sheers. The end result was striking and the home owners will enjoy their back yard living space for years to come.

Marick Project Award - Silver Free Form 601 sq ft or more

This natural, free-form beauty is located in Crossroads, TX. Sitting on the lower level of the yard next to a walk out basement, this wonder project includes a a full outdoor kitchen and creates a perfect space for entertaining.Table Rock Waterfalls paired with a slide allow for kids and adults to enjoy the pool in unique way and work together to create a secluded fire pit area underneath incredible landscaping.

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About Southernwind Pools
Southernwind Pools is an independent pool contractor that specializes in designing, building and servicing custom pools in the greater Dallas – McKinney – North Texas area. Southernwind Pools has been building award-winning custom pools in the North Texas area since 1983. They’ve received numerous design awards including the prestigious International Gold Design Award from the APSP. In 2009, Aqua Magazine bestowed Southernwind Pools with their “Aqua Choice” award – an award limited to only eleven of the top builders in the country. Southernwind Pools consistently shows up as one of the top 20 pool builders on the DFW “Book of Lists.”

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About The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (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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