Pleatco Pool Tech Search Returns in 2023

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Pleatco, owned by Pentair, and longtime co-sponsors GENESIS / Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), along with AQUA Magazine, are proud to launch the 2023 search for the best-of-the best pool and spa service technicians. Since 2008, Pleatco and its co-sponsors have been shining a spotlight on this segment of industry professionals. The contest is an innovative way to honor the hardworking professionals of the pool and spa service industry.

Pleatco invites anyone working in the pool industry to nominate themselves or a colleague for the reward and recognition. Nominations begin October 2, 2023 and must be submitted by October 27, 2023. Voting will open on November 1, 2023 and close on November 8, 2023. Winners will be featured in AQUA Magazine’s nationally publicized ad campaign.

“We are incredibly excited to host the 15th year of Pleatco’s Pool Tech Search. Pool professionals are an extremely important part of the industry, and we can’t think of a better way to highlight their hard work,” says Ryan Weaver, Pentair general manager of cleaners and consumables.

The Awards Ceremony will be held at the 2024 Pool and Spa Show in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Grand Finalist prizes include roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations for the Atlantic City Pool and Spa Show, Pleatco product and complimentary GENESIS course registration provided by PHTA.

“Service technicians are the professionals who keep pools and spas safe and healthy so everyone can enjoy aquatic experiences,” says PHTA president & CEO Sabeena Hickman, CAE. “GENESIS and the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance are proud to partner with Pleatco to present this award. The Pool Techs are dedicated individuals committed to elevating the industry, and we are happy to play a role in that by providing the winners with continuing education and certification opportunities.”

"Pleatco’s Pool Tech Search has been a fun and exciting event for many years, and I think this year's contest will be among the best we've seen, with more great stories and interesting characters than ever before," says Shawn Gahagan, president of AQUA Magazine. "The contest is a great vehicle to recognize some of the unsung heroes in the industry — the service technicians. AQUA is again proud to be a sponsor.”

To view full contest details, visit

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