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Jorge Martinez, Watermaina, S.A. Pool & Spa News 2013 Award

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Fri, Aug 30, 2013

Watermania, S.A., Master Pools Guild member headquartered in Guatemala, has been recognized by Pool & Spa News with a 2013 Masters of Design Award for this striking and unique swimming pool design. 

Watermania, S.A.

The article in Pool & Spa News is captioned “Lush Life” and explains that the architect, Juan Lacape, & Watermania, S.A. president, Jorge Martinez, worked together to design the pool to frame the homeowners view of Guatemala’s San Pedro Sula City.  A limited amount of available space kept the vanishing edge pool design to approximately 30 feet of swimming area.  A shallow-water sun shelf is an additional design feature that compliments the clean lines of the pool while increasing usability.   

The design team incorporated dark colors for the pool using black tile for the sunbathing areas and blue for the pool.  The effect gives an added sense of depth when looking out from the windows.  The unique use and placement of wood in the design gives the steps the illusion of floating and blends seamlessly with the home’s modern architectural style.  “The wooden areas are not aligned, so they look as if they are floating…inside the pool.” stated Martinez.

Watermania, S.A.

In 2011, this pool was awarded the 2011 Master Pools Grand International Award of Excellence.  That award is bestowed on one pool design each year by the members of the Master Pools Guild.  Watermania, S.A. is the only member of the Master Pools Guild to win that award in two consecutive years, 2010 & 2011.  

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Eric Drolet, Master Pools Dominion Gunite, "We build continuous relationships with our clients."

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Mon, Aug 19, 2013

“We build continuous relationships with our clients. We do everything in-house, from sales through to design, construction and after-care…By keeping all of the work in-house, MPDG offers unparalleled quality control, as well as a single communication point. Everyone on the team is on the same page, making it easier to exchange feedback and information with customers.” – Eric Drolet, Owner & President

Working in both the commercial and the residential sectors, Master Pools Dominion GuniteDominion Gunite Calgary Calgary, designs and builds some of the most beautiful custom designed swimming pools and aquatic centers in western Canada.  The company began as Dominion Gunite, in 1955 and did not build swimming pools for the first ten years but, by the early sixties their focus changed and in 1965 they joined the Master Pools Guild and began concentrating on swimming pool design and construction. 

Master Pools Dominion Gunite constantly pushes swimming pool design further incorporating new techniques and materials.  Their passion for the industry is clearly reflected in each project.  There success is evident by the awards and recognition that continues to flow in their direction.  The Master Pools Guild is proud to count them among its members.

We invite you to read the entire feature article recently published in Canadian Business Executive by clicking here.  

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