PHTA Announces 2023 International Awards of Excellence Winners

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), a trade association representing the swimming pool, hot tub, and spa industry, announced this year’s winners of the PHTA International Awards of Excellence, sponsored by AQUA Magazine. PHTA’s International Awards of Excellence program is one of the largest, most well-renowned design competitions in the pool and hot tub industry. These distinguished awards recognize exceptional installations of pools, spas, hot tubs, and water features that showcase the most beautiful, creative, and innovative work in the industry. Each year, hundreds of entries are submitted by builders across the U.S. and the world.

The PHTA Awards of Excellence competition is open to PHTA members who are pool, spa, or hot tub builders as well as installers, designers, retailers, or service companies that receive payment for the submitted project. The judging panel is comprised of industry professionals across building, design, service, and retail.

“This was an incredible year for the Awards of Excellence,” says Sabeena Hickman, CAE, President and CEO of PHTA. “We received many more entries than the previous year, all of outstanding caliber. The PHTA members who entered the competition this year are working every day to elevate the pool, spa, and hot tub industry. Congratulations to all our 2023 winners on this achievement!”

“I’m always amazed at the advancements in pool construction and design, which you can see in each annual edition of the Awards of Excellence," says Scott Webb, Executive Editor of AQUA Magazine. "Hundreds of cutting-edge residential and commercial pools all gathered together, they really show where we’re at as an industry. That’s what the annual Awards of Excellence are all about to me, celebrating a new chapter in this unfolding artistic development.”

The winning entries are featured in the October 2023 issue of AQUA Magazine, and the winning companies will be honored during the PHTA Awards of Excellence Reception on November 12 at PSP/Deck Expo in Las Vegas, NV.

A video featuring photos of all the Awards of Excellence winning entries can be found on the PHTA Awards of Excellence webpage.