Awards

 

The wonderful thing about winning awards is that a prospective pool buyer can get a good, honest and objective “third party” opinion about a builder’s quality of workmanship. Eight awards and counting, including the prestigious GAVA Award, which should be a pretty good hint that we build good-looking, well-designed, high quality pools. Who knows – Maybe your pool will be next!

 

GAVA (Global AquaTekture Visionary Awards™)

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.

 

For more information of the GAVA Awards program, contact: Mary Vail, maryvail@cox.net, 702-289-2225, or go to www.GAVAAwards.com.


International Award of Excellence 2012.

The APSP International Awards of Excellence program recognizes and rewards installations of pools, spas, hot tubs, and water features that showcase the most beautiful and creative work in the industry. Hundreds of entries are submitted each year, representing member firms across the United States and around the world APSP Award of Excellence 2012 Bronze: Pool with a Vanishing Edge - 601 sq. ft. or more.

 

Recipient: Southernwind Pools
2230 Bush Drive McKinney, TX 75070

 

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40thInternational Award of Excellence 2010.

APSP Award of Excellence 2010 Bronze: Pool Renovations.

 

Recipient: Southernwind Pools
2230 Bush Drive McKinney, TX 75070

 

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Aqua Choice Award 2009

Every year the AQUA Choice judges are presented with a formidable task: out of a plethora of exquisite beauties, pick just 11. A rating system helps (pools and spas are given points for aesthetics, technical difficulty and innovation) but in the end, it's a subjective decision. So while we present 11 winners that represent the best efforts of the panel, the contest celebrates the pool builder's art as a whole, and a great many AQUA Choice entries furthered that goal.

 

"They wanted to accomplish a lot in a fairly tight space."

 

That was the mission and the caveat for Southernwind Pools, AQUA Choice 2009 winner in the Concrete Pool or Pool/Spa Combination category. Meeting that goal within the strict confines of the property required ruthless spatial planning.

 

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APSP Design Awards.

We have also won numerous APSP design awards.

 

APSP Region 3 Design Award 2013.

APSP Region 3 Design Award 2013 Bronze: Residential Concrete Pools $50,000 and over.

 

Recipient: Southernwind Pools
2230 Bush Drive McKinney, TX 75070

 

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APSP Region 3 Design Award 2011.

APSP Region 3 Design Award 2011 Silver: Specialty Pool Categories – Pool Renovations – Residential.

 

Freeform 451 sq. ft. to 750 sq. ft
Recipient: Southernwind Pools
2230 Bush Drive McKinney, TX 75070

 

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APSP Region 3 Design Award 2011.

APSP Region 3 Design Award 2011 Bronze: Specialty Pool Categories – Pool Renovations – Residential.

 

Freeform 751 sq. ft. or more.
Recipient: Southernwind Pools
2230 Bush Drive McKinney, TX 75070

 

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APSP Region 3 Design Award 2010.

APSP Region 3 Design Award 2010 Silver: Hot Tub/Spa/Water Feature – Concrete Spass

 

Recipient: Southernwind Pools
2230 Bush Drive McKinney, TX 75070

 

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APSP Region 3 Design Award 2009.

APSP Region 3 Design Award 2009 AWARD OF MERIT: Residential Concrete Pools $50,000 and over.

 

Freeform 751 sq. ft. or more.
Recipient: Southernwind Pools
2230 Bush Drive McKinney, TX 75070

 

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