In The News: December 3, 2009

2010 AQUA Choice Winners

A Qchoice Logo120309Congratulations to the 2010 AQUA Choice winners! A panel of judges met last month during the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo and selected 11 winners from four categories — concrete, manufactured, water feature and hot tub.

AQUA would also like to thank the judges for all their hard work in making extremely difficult selections. This year's panel included Charles Wise of Wise Pool Company, Conroe, Texas; Randy Tumber of Tumber & Associates, Ontario, Canada; and Bill Drakeley of Drakeley Industries, Bethlehem, Conn.

Be sure to check out each 2010 issue of AQUA to read more about the winning Choice projects.

Concrete Pool or Pool/Spa Combo Category

Maui WaterscapesKahului, Hawaii

Paragon PoolsLas Vegas, Nev.

Island Pools & SpasEdgartown, Mass.

Pacific Pools of St. GeorgeMeridian, Idaho

Red Rock Pools & SpasGilbert, Ariz.

Indigo Pool and SpaGreensboro, Ga.

Da Vida Pools, LLCAustin, Texas

Botanical DecoratorsOlney, Md.

Spa/Hot Tub Category

Ocean Spray Hot Tubs & SaunasWesthampton Beach, N.Y.

Manufactured Pool Category

Able Installations & ConstructionWilmington, N.C.

Water Feature Category

AquaVisions Pool and SpaMiramar Beach, Fla.

Industry Happenings

Centrella Headshot 120309Connie Sue Centrella has been honored as Keiser University's "Instructor of Distinction." Centrella, program director of the Keiser University eCampus aquatic engineering degree program, received the Evelyn C. Keiser Teaching Award for the fourth consecutive year.

Gava Logo 120309The inaugural Global AquaTekture Visionary Awards were presented in Las Vegas during the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo last month. Congratulations to the following GAVA Gold winners: ATM; Attanasio; Cameo Pools; Dal-tile Corp.; Euro Pools; Indigo Pools and Spa; International Landscaping; Islander Pools; Leslie Rankin; Mosaicos Venecianos de Mexico/Kolorines; Natural Water Environments; Nuvis Landscape Architect & Planning; Paragon Pools; Sun West Custom Homes; Stuart Bevan Pools; Tannie's Design Works; Venezolana de Piscinas; Jade Mountain; and Pueblo Bonito Oceanfront Resorts and Spas. For more information, visit

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