The sky over Tucson wasn't the only venue where stars were shining on March 25th. Alka Pool’s owners Raffaele and Carla Sovernigo were beaming as they accepted the Grand International Excellence Award at the annual Master Pools Guild Award ceremony for outstanding swimming pool construction. Ocean Home Magazine editor, Melissa Gillespie presented the award to the recipients.
Melissa Gillespie, Ocean Home Magazine Editor, Raff Sovernigo & Carla Sovernigo, Owners Alka Pool Construction
“This spectacular infinity edge pool was a special project for all of us from the beginning. Jutting out from the rock cliff, this swimming pool has breath taking views at every angle of the valley and surrounding mountains. A portion of the pool is suspended 40’0” in mid-air, a technical feat that has a stunning effect gaining us the Gold, APSP and technical achievement award from Pool and Hot Tub Council as well.” – Raff Sovernigo, Chief Operating Officer of Alka Pool.
Master Pools Guild is the only truly international swimming pool association and awards the Grand International Award to one pool each year with the highest points overall, Best In Show. Gaining membership in the Master Pools Guild is difficult and by election only. A builder also has to remain active and participate yearly to stay a member. Alka Pool has been a member of the Master Pools Guild since 1978 and also won Outstanding Geometric Pool, and five other awards Wednesday night.
“We are so incredibly privileged to have worked on this project. Competition for this award is fierce among (Master Pools) Guild members, the best builders in the world, so winning the Grand International is a great honor for our team.” Says Carla Sovernigo, President/CFO of Alka Pool.
Creating functional art in water is a growing trend in home design of outdoor living spaces. Pool construction has come a long way in recent years more and more becoming the center focus of outdoor living. Pools now function not just for kid play time or fitness but as a gathering place, entertainment area and functional art.
Alka Pool Construction Ltd. Is a family owned and operated company in Burnaby, British Columbia, BC Canada building since 1961. Alka Pool is known in BC as one of the top builders for over 50 years and they specialize in custom built poolscapes that complement the customers’ personal style. For more information visit www.alkapool.com
The Master Pools Guild is an international organization of elite, custom swimming pool builders whose primary goal is to build the most beautiful pools in the world. For more information visit www.masterpoolsguild.com