Master Pools Guild Honors Blue Stone Pools of Australia

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Wed, Mar 27, 2013


The Master Pools Guild, during the annual Excellence Awards Ceremony (March 2013), announced a new series of awards.  These awards were bestowed upon the designs that scored the highest points in their category during the judging process.  Blue Stone Pools of Western Australia was awarded the first Outstanding Geometric Pool Award.  The Tiffany trophy was presented by annual sponsor Arch/Lonza’s Buck Hall & was accepted on behalf of Blue Stone Pools by Keith Lombardo, member of the Guild board of directors.


Blue Stone Outstanding Geometric

This incredible design is a geometric pool measuring 25 feet in length and is 5 feet deep.  The pool is located on the first floor and the driveway wraps around the rear of the pool which leads to the garage.  The pool has three port- hole windows which are viewed from the front entrance.  The vanishing edge has a glass observation window on one side and the ocean on another.  The freefalling spillover empties into a catchment pond that is creatively woven into the landscaping.    The pool is constructed with a soffit edge, that acts as the pool entry steps inside.  

Blue Stone Above    View From Above

Blue Stone Pools is the Guild's newest member.  Guild Executive Director, Dick Covertt, shared "Blue Stone Pools is a wonderful example of the caliber of swimming pool company we invite to join the Guild.  Grant & his team are professionals dedicated to their craft and committed to an unparalleled level of excellence.  Unique designs are a standard for their company.  We are excited to share this success with them and expect to see them represented often in our Excellence Awards."

Blue Stone Pools Front

Click on the photo above to visit the Blue Stone Pools website.  

Again, our congratulations go out to the team at Blue Stone Pools!  


We encourage visitors to click on "About The Guild" & review the area of our website that explains what it means to work with a Master Pools Guild member.  

We also have a number of free, downloadable resources available to help you select a builder, and to help you begin to design your poolscape.  


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Johnson Pool and Spa Celebrates Their 25th Anniversary

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Tue, Mar 05, 2013

Johnson Pool and Spa was founded twenty-five years ago when a family started their quest to create a better life for future generations.  In the past twenty five years, this California business has grown and expanded to include an operation with 28 employees, 19 trucks and a 3,500 square foot showroom. 

Johnson Pool & Spa Gold Award Winner

The business began as a pool construction and renovation company operating out of the owner’s residence. The company was co-founded by Lupe and Barbara Perezchica, joined by their daughter Tina Johnson with her husband Stan.  The first company employee was their son, Matt Perezchica.  Lupe had 16 years of construction experience in the swimming pool industry.  His understanding and appreciation of construction best practises contributed to the company’s reputation for building a quality, long lasting swimming pool.  Stan was in charge of sales.  Matt helped Lupe with construction and Barbara and Tina handled all the bookkeeping. 

In their on-going quest to provide the best service to their clients, Johnson Pool and Spa added a Service and Repair Department in 1993 which has grown to servicing over 600 clients throughout Sonoma County.  When asked about their client base, Matt put it best, “Our job is to make their lives more enjoyable and for 25 years that is what we are most proud of.”

About the same time that their Service and Repair Department was being established, Johnson Pool and Spa opened their first retail store, an 800 square foot space in Raley’s Shopping center.  They remained in that location until moving in 2005 to their current space at 9650 Old Redwood Hwy. Windsor, CA.  This move accommodated their continued growth and allowed them to add products such as Caldera Spas, Traeger Pellet Grills, Lynx gas grills and an assortment of pool chemicals, toys and accessories to continue to enhance the enjoyment of their client’s backyard spaces.  In 2010, Johnson Pool and Spa accepted an invitation to join the Master Pools Guild.  They are active participants and award winning Guild members and are helping to shape the pool and spa industry on a global level. 


Johnson Pool & Spa Employees       (click on image above to visit the Johnson Pool and Spa website)

Through the years both the family and the business has remained strong and dedicated to their industry and their clients.  Today they employ Lupe and Barbara’s grandson, Aaron Johnson, and other extended family members. Most importantly they feel as though all of the employees are part of the Johnson Pool and Spa family. In return, they have an amazing and dedicated crew, all of who have the same goal of making Sonoma County the best place to live outdoors!  “We extend our congratulations to everyone at Johnson Pool and Spa on achieving this important milestone and we are proud to count them among the Master Pools Guild family,” Dick Covert, Executive Director of the Master Pools Guild.  

Visit Johnson Pool and Spa online for more information.

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