Awards of Excellence 2015: Tracing The Arc

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This month we announce the 2015 winners of the International Awards of Excellence. For many years, going back to the old NSPI days, APSP has taken the time and effort to recognize great pool and spa construction with the AOEs, and we at AQUA are excited to present this fine work on their behalf.

We will release a series of slideshows throughout October, depicting all the winners, starting with the Bronze recipients and finishing with the Golds. I hope you take a little time to click through these presentations and take in what they've done — the clever solutions, the original approaches and, of course, the exquisite lines on these outstanding pools and spas.

This is merely a sample of the artistry our industry is turning out in this era — this collection of AOE winners represents a snapshot of the highest levels of achievement for this time. We will enjoy this album for a moment; then place it on the shelf, and next year, the expectations of a truly elite pool will rise a little higher.

One of the many things I've enjoyed about this industry is watching that level of top-flight performance — as seen in programs such as AOE — ascend over the years.

It's something to savor and be proud of.

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