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Pentair Powers Award-Winning Pools

Did you know nearly 9 out of 10 of the 2017 Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) Gold Award-Winning Pools use Pentair equipment? That’s an impressive number from one of the pool and spa industry’s most prestigious competitions. As featured in the October 2017 issue of Aqua Magazine, Pentair equipment is at work 16 of the 18 pools that garnered the highest honors from pool builders, architects and landscapers. That’s truly an affirmation of the confidence that top professionals have in Pentair. They know it delivers top performance, ease of use and forward-thinking design in the world’s most innovative pools.

Pentair Powers Award-Winning Pools 

How Top Pools Achieve Gold Award Honors

Each year, APSP hosts an international design competition that evaluates residential pools, commercial pools, specialty pools and spas in a wide variety of design categories. The judging panel includes pool industry professionals as well as architects, landscape design professionals and individuals in related fields. While the primary judging criteria are aesthetic, judges also evaluate soundness of design, blueprints, workmanship, adherence to standards and more—everything that ultimately impacts the overall experience a pool design will provide.

The Role Pentair Equipment Plays

As you might imagine, these internationally recognized pools tend to be larger, more elaborate installations that emphasize design aesthetics, like moving water and illumination effects. So many rely on intelligent Pentair pumps, like our IntelliFlo® Variable Speed and Flow Pump, for precise control of water flow for water features and critical filtering circulation. Pentair automation products, like our IntelliTouch® Control Systems, manage circulation, water quality, water features and illumination. They also use our lighting products, such as IntelliBrite® 5G Underwater Color-Changing LED Pool and Spa Lights, to provide the spectacular illumination that creates nighttime ambiance and intrigue.

See the 2017 Winners

Use this link to view all the Gold Award winners in the online edition of the October 2017 issue of Aqua Magazine.

About the APSP

According to the organization’s website, “the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, spa, and hot tub manufacturers, manufacturers’ agents, builders, designers, distributors, suppliers, installers, retailers, and service technicians.” APSP is devoted to professional development, education and training, development of industry standards and much more.

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