Serving All of North Texas
Southernwind Pools was founded in Dallas Texas by John Versfelt in 1983. Over the last 30 years, Southernwind Pools has gained a reputation with homeowners and home builders alike as a premier provider of high-quality, high-value swimming pools. Their emphasis has always been on:
Homeowners consistently rave about their experience working with John, and how pleased they are with the finished product. It's no surprise that more than half of the 1000+ pools they've built were based on referrals.
Southernwind Pools is the recipient of multiple design awards, including the prestigious International Gold Design Award from the APSP. In 2009, Aqua Magazine bestowed Southernwind Pools with their "Aqua Choice" award - An award limited to only eleven of the top builders in the country.
Southernwind Pools has frequently graced the pages of local and national periodicals such as Aqua Magazine, Pool and Spa News, and Luxe Magazine. Southernwind Pools has repeatedly been named to the Dallas Business Journal's "Best Of Dallas" list of preferred pool builders.
Southernwind Pools is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), with an A+ rating. Southernwind Pools is also a member of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) and the Home Builders Association of Greater Dallas. (HBA). John served on the APSP board for four years, including two years as the North Texas Chapter Vice President.
In 2009, Southernwind Pools moved its headquarters to McKinney, to better serve the growing population of north Texas. More than half of their new 3000 square foot facility is dedicated to "the pool buying experience." They have tiles, interior materials, decking materials, pumps, automation systems and other features and equipment all on display, along with an entire "Outdoor Living" section. A pictorial overview helps to explain the construction process, making the entire pool-buying process easier for the homeowner.
John Douglas Versfelt, Owner
Owner, Southernwind Pools, Inc.
2230 Bush Drive
McKinney TX 75070
The APSP is the world's largest international trade association representing the swimming pool, spa, hot tub and recreational water industries. APSP is the leading industry advocate promoting professional best practices through education, industry standards, and safety.
APSP members adhere to a code of ethics in business and technical practices and share a strong commitment to the safe, healthful, and enjoyable use of industry products.
The APSP effectively replaced another well-known industry organization known as “National Pool and Spa Institute” or NSPI in 2006.
More information at: The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
All members of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals agree to observe and be dedicated to the following principles and policies:
The BBB is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and foster the highest ethical standards between companies and their customers in the areas of:
Examples of services provided by the BBB are Business Reliability Reports, Dispute Resolution, Truth-in-Advertising, Consumer and Business Education and Charity Review.
To be a member of the BBB, an applicant must:
Businesses earning the right to be included in this organization have a strong reputation of taking care of their customers. More information at: Better Business Bureau
The Certified Pool/Spa Operator® certification program has delivered more training than any other program in the pool and spa industry since 1972, resulting in more than 200,000 successful CPO® certifications in 44 countries.
CPO® certification courses are designed to provide individuals with the basic knowledge, techniques, and skills of pool and spa operations. It covers 14-16 hours of information from the NSPF® Pool & Spa Operator™ Handbook (provided) and local codes taught by an NSPF® Instructor.
Instructors receive comprehensive training and certification to teach the CPO® certification program. These instructors represent every segment in the aquatic industry including operators, health officials, service professionals, builders, manufacturers, property managers, retailers, and academicians. The training these instructors provide has helped protect millions of swimmers by reducing hazards at aquatic facilities.
The CPO® program is widely accepted by health departments. More information at www.nspf.org/Two_Day_Class.html.
The GAVA Award is the newest and perhaps most prestigious award in the history of the pool industry. GAVA refers to "Global AquaTekture Visionary Awards™," and is designed to recognize the most innovative concepts, designs, materials and applications of water-inspired environments from across the globe.
Produced by Three V Enterprises (3VE), a Las Vegas based corporation, GAVA transcends beyond the traditional water-themed design awards by hosting an integrated world-wide competition open to design professionals of all genres dedicated to influencing and creating thought-provoking solutions.
The GAVA Award program salutes the innovative spirit of artisans from every segment of the globe, celebrating diverse concepts from varying cultures, environments and philosophical aspects. Entries from across the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Central America and Portugal receive the illustrious GAVA Bronze, Silver or Gold awards and are included in a full-color, hardbound book published by Schiffer Publishing, International Pools, Spas and Water Environments Edition II.
The Home Builders Association is an organization representing all segments of the residential building industry. Its mission is to enhance its members’ ability to provide safe, affordable, quality housing to the citizens of the local communities. The Association does this by promoting positive public policy, providing industry information and education to the members and the public. They also provide support and training, encouraging ethical behavior and professional standards, and making membership in the Association an essential element of a successful residential building industry company.
Membership in the Dallas HBA are also members of the NAHB and TAB, encompassing the nation’s three largest organizations. Homebuyers can count on the strength and dedication of these organizations to protect and watch over their interest. More information at: Home Builders Association
The APSP International Awards of Excellence honors APSP members whose pools, spas and water features represent some of the best designs in the industry.
The competition is open only to APSP member builders, designers, and service and retail firms. Many hundreds of entries are submitted each year, representing member firms from all over the world. More information at: International Awards of Excellence
Each year the Pool & Spa News magazine researches all the major pool and spa builders in North America based on criteria such as longevity, customer satisfaction, quality ratings, awards, etc. and compiles a list of the Top 50 Builders in the pool and spa industry. We are privileged and proud to be on this list of the Top 50 Builders.