Local pool builder Almar/Jackson Pools, Inc. received the Best in Show award, as well as three gold awards, in the Florida Swimming Pool Association’s (FSPA) annual Design Awards contest.

The winning pool was designed by Clint Larkan of Clint Larkan Architect in Stuart, and was built in conjunction with Atlee Miller of AAM Development, Inc. The same project also won Gold in the Residential Water Feature category, Gold in the Residential Swimming Pool 701 sq. ft. and over category.

Almar/Jackson Pools also received the Gold Award in the Swimming Pool 501-700 sq. ft. category and the Gold Award in the Semi-Public Pool category.

The annual FSPA Design Awards program gives members an opportunity to enter their pools, spas and water features for judging on workmanship, soundness of design, beauty, practicality and safety. Categories customized for Florida pool construction divide the entries by size, type of construction and features.

“The FSPA Design Awards recognizes some of the best pools being built in Florida by FSPA members,” said FSPA President Jim Bingold. “The excellence and quality seen in these pools, spas and water features are a true testament to the builders.”

This year, 18 awards ranging from Best of Show to Award of Merit were given out. The winners are selected by a Design Awards Committee, which consists of knowledgeable professionals, and are recognized at the annual Everything Under the Sun Expo in February.

The Florida Swimming Pool Association is a trade association for the pool and spa industry in Florida. There are approximately seven-hundred member businesses in 16 chapters across the state. Members are required to abide by a code of ethics and to be properly licensed and insured. FSPA provides the industry with access to continuing education courses, information on current trends and issues, an arbitration program and government relations representation. FSPA is governed by a Board of Directors.

Almar/Jackson Pools was established in Jupiter/Tequesta in 1972, and has been owned and operated by Gerry Waser for the past twenty-nine years. For more information, visit www.almarjacksonpools.com or call 561-746-4910.