Coming Soon: 2020 Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy/Gal Search


The annual Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy/Gal Search 2020 is about to begin. The prizes, the honor, and distinction are bigger than ever this year, and there’s a twist at the end — the winners will be announced at a LIVE ONLINE EVENT in November hosted by AQUA Magazine and carried digitally to every corner of the industry.

Over the past decade, over 1,000 people have entered the contest and nearly 45,000 people have voted for the winners. Each year, the Pleatco Perfect PoolGuy/Gal Search™ has grown and continues to illuminate the strengths and passions of the pool service industry. Pleatco is proud to honor the men and women who work hard tirelessly each day to not only service pools and spas, but also help educate their customers. Pleatco, GENESIS / PHTA and AQUA are honored to be the co-sponsors of this important industry event.

On August 17th, the contest opens and the search for service-pros who exemplify the best in pool and spa service in 2020 officially begins. Entries are accepted online at PLEATCO.COM.

• Your local service PoolGal or PoolGuy
• Yourself
• A family member or friend who is a service pro in the industry
• A wonderful Pool Store Clerk
• A passionate pool association member
• An enthusiastic Young Achiever in the industry
• A seasoned Pool Service Veteran
• A fantastic Pool Store Owner
• Even if you have entered before in past years, you can enter again!

In mid-September the nominations close, and the VOTING begins in earnest, as people both inside and outside the industry read the profiles and stories of great service providers, and vote for the candidate who comes closest to perfection.

In October, the 15 FINALISTS will be announced, and AQUA will be highlighting the stories of these backyard heroes and their work so readers can follow along and support their choice of candidate.

Early November, a LIVE WEBCAST will announce the final results and the winners of this year’s Search. Participating viewers will get to vote LIVE via SMS on a WILD CARD that may determine the final outcome. It will be fully interactive. The prize package for this year’s winners includes THE ULTIMATE $5,000 PERFECT POOL / SPA SERVICE PACKAGE that contains a truck decal makeover, new service equipment kit, great new tools, $500 phone card and $1500 Pleatco products. Both winners can select either the GENESIS C201: Concrete Pools or C260: Vinyl Liner / Fiberglass CONSTRUCTION Course ($5,000 value). All finalists will receive a special Certificate of Merit Award and ALL nominations receive a free "Legend" T-shirt.

In addition, courtesy of Pleatco and AQUA magazine, the grand prize winners receive an amazing nationwide advertising campaign in 2021 to help promote and grow their business. All winners gain entry into the legendary Pleatco PoolGuy /Gal Hall of Fame.

The main prize total package value of $10,000 for BOTH the major winners. That figure does not include the biggest prize of all — the glory of being the Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy or Pool Gal, which has a value beyond estimation.

Nominations open August 17th at PLEATCO.COM.

About the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), a non-profit organization with nearly 3,500 members from around the world, was established in 1956 to support, promote, and protect the common interests of the $36.5B pool, hot tub and spa industry. PHTA provides education, advocacy, standards development, research, and market growth to increase our members’ professionalism, knowledge and profitability. Additionally, PHTA facilitates the expansion of swimming, water safety and related research and outreach activities aimed at introducing more people to swimming, making swimming environments safer and keeping pools open to serve communities. For more information, visit

GENESIS educates, certifies and connects pool and hot tub designers, builders and pool professionals throughout the world.  Since 1998, GENESIS has taught thousands of students in best practices governing proper water vessel design, engineering, and construction. The vast GENESIS curriculum, coupled with adherence to standards, leads to excellence in education. GENESIS is a company of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance.

Pleatco, has served the pool & spa community for the past 50 years and leads the industry in filtration products through science, innovation and a mantra of constant improvement. Our focus is on our customers, aiming to provide superior product quality, great service and industry leading engineering.

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