Fossil Creek Pools Joins Master Pools Guild

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Tue, Dec 22, 2015

Richmond, VA. December 22, 2015.  The Guild family is excited to welcome Fossil Creek Pools as the newest Master Pools Guild member. 


When asked about his company’s invitation to join the Guild, owner Mark Brandner shared, “Kathy and I are incredibly honored and humbled to be invited into such an amazing organization as the Master Pools Guild.  We have already had such an outpouring of welcome and kind words sent our way by the “Family” of Guild members.  We want to thank each member for making us feel so welcome and “apart’ of your close knit family.  We are excited to jump in and get to know each member personally. Thank you again for the opportunity.”

 Fossil Creek Pools

Dick Covert, Executive Director of the Guild shared, “Family owned and operated for over 35 years, Fossil Creek Pools brings their experience and a strong dedication to unique design to the group.  We are excited to welcome them and look forward to working closely with their team.”

For more information about Fossil Creek Pools website at:

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Regal Pools Joins Master Pools Guild

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Mon, Nov 30, 2015


Richmond, VA. November 30, 2015.  The Guild family is excited to welcome Regal Pools as the newest Master Pools Guild member.  Partners Joshua Buzzell and Edwin Escabar have been operating in the Woodlands area of Texas for over six years.  Dick Covert, Executive Director of the Master Pools Guild stated, “Regal Pools has a fantastic reputation within the industry combined with their excitement and professionalism they are a perfect match for the Guild.” 

Regal Pools

When asked about his company’s invitation to join the Guild Joshua Buzzell, shared, “We are excited to be a part of such a distinguished group of professionals, who I have looked up to from afar for my entire pool professional career.  We will try to give back as much as we receive and contribute to the Guild any way possible.  Excited and proud to be a part of this.” 

For more information about Regal Pools visit Regal’s website at: 

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Rowan Landscape and Pools Joins Master Pools Guild

Posted by Teri Wiltshire on Thu, Jul 30, 2015


Tim Rowan

“It is with great excitement that we welcome Rowan Landscape and Pools into the Master Pools Guild.” Dick Covert, Executive Director of the organization shared with its members.   “Rowan Landscape and Pools is a family-owned and operated business with a proven track record of excellence.  They have operated in the Maryland and Northern Virginia area since 1982 and have strong relationships with vendors and a long list of satisfied clients.” 

Rowan is dedicated to providing their clients with superior customer service, unique landscape and custom pool design.   From conception to completion, their staff is committed to providing a total environment unique to each clients’ own personal style but designed with lasting beauty, function and value as the foundation. 

When asked about his company’s invitation to join the Guild Timothy Rowan, Owner of Rowan Landscape and Pools shared, “I am honored to have been invited into the Master Pools Guild.  The warm welcome that members have already shown to us is unbelievable.  The possibilities are endless!” 

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For more information about Rowan Landscape and Pools visit their website at:

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The Master Pools Guild Honors Al Rizzo of Rizzo Pools

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Thu, Oct 23, 2014


Al Rizzo, Rizzo Pools

The Master Pools Guild organization proudly honored Al Rizzo with their Industry Icon Award. Mr. Rizzo is only the second individual to receive the honor. The ceremony, held at the Naples Beach Hotel, was attended by 250 members of the Master Pools Guild as well as Rizzo family and friends. Speakers included Dick Covert, Executive Director of the Master Pools Guild, who spoke of Al Rizzo’s passion for the industry. Dave Thill, long time member of the Master Pools Guild, shared insight into the process led by Al Rizzo when the Guild was newly forming and coming into it’s own. Vance Gillette, the first Industry Icon Award recipient and friend of Al Rizzo, spoke of the numerous contributions Al has made to the pool and spa industry and the final speaker of the evening, Barry Greenwald, shared more personal stories of Al Rizzo that spanned decades of both a working relationship and friendship.

The characteristics of leadership, brotherhood and compassion were woven through each speaker’s dialogue. Al Rizzo took to the podium to share his own reflections (ascending with the theme of the Godfather playing in the background) and his love for the group and the industry was clearly present. He shared Guild and industry history the two of which parallel in many ways. At the conclusion of his speech, Mr. Rizzo returned to his table, surrounded by family and friends all happy to celebrate with him an incredibly distinguished career. This award celebrated his many achievements, in particular his impact on the industry and the members of the Master Pools Guild.

For more information on the Master Pools Guild and its members, please visit -Who We Are or contact the Guild office via phone 1(800)392-3044 or email

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Mahalo from Master Pools Member Huber Pools, Maui!

Posted by Teri Wiltshire on Mon, Sep 22, 2014

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Huber Pools, Inc. based in Kihei Maui, wishes to extend a sincerest “Mahalo” to the community in celebration of their 10th year. Hans Huber, the owner and principal of Huber Pools has grown the business rapidly over the decade winning the “Hawaii’s Fastest 50” in 2007. The “Fastest 50” is held by Pacific Business News annually, honors businesses on the growth of their company. In 2007 Huber Pools growth was 1667%. With continued growth and satisfied customers, Huber Pools has gone on to place in the competition an additional five times in 8 years of eligibility.

Hans Huber has continued to develop his skills and qualifications while working “hands on” in the field daily. Huber originally starting earned Hawaii Specialty Contractor’s license C23 for gunite application and C49 for Swimming pool construction, and subsequently earned the General Engineering license “A” and General Building license “B”. Huber Pools is uniquely qualified to handle all aspects of pool construction and is one of the few licensed gunite applicators in Hawaii.

Hans Huber credits the opening of his Kihei showroom, located in the Kai Ani Village at 1367 S. Kihei Rd, as an important milestone. “The showroom offers a One-Stop shopping experience - clients and contractors can view images of our previous and current projects on our huge flat screen, get more information on construction details, equipment, finishes and more.” Internet presence has added to the success: “Our quality website and presence on social media such as Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz and Twitter have been great for sharing current projects, trends and opening lines of communication with clients” says Office and Showroom Manager Lisa Guthrie.

High profile commercial projects completed by Huber Pools Inc. include the Oceanside pool at the Sheraton Poipu, the Pool and Spa at the Airport Courtyard Marriott in Kahului, the pool, spa and BBQ area at Kai Ani Village in Kihei, as well as many pool renovations at the Hyatt Regency, Kaanapali Ocean Resort, Fairmont Kealani, Maalaea Banyans and more. Additionally, over the ten years Huber Pools has completed more than 300 residential projects for satisfied homeowners and premier Maui contractors such as David Ferrebee Construction, JBR Construction, Betsill Brothers Construction, Ledcor Construction, KLC Design and Build Contractors, CC&D Builders and more.

Huber Pools is proud to be one of the elite members of the international Master Pools Guild, and the exclusive member from Hawaii. Membership is by invitation and members not only receive ongoing training at bi-annual meetings, but benefit from peer support from this outstanding group of pool builders. More about the Master Pools Guild can be found by clicking here.

Recognized nationally with several quality and design awards including Luxury Pools Pinnacle Award in 2012, gold and silver winners annually at the Master Pools Guild ceremony, as well as project recognition in Oceans Magazine, No Ka Oi Magazine, Luxury Pools Magazine, Pacific Business News and others; in its first 10 years Huber Pools, Inc. has established itself as Maui’s Premier Pool Builder – the Finest in the Islands.

For more information on Huber Pools please call 808.879.0822, or email

We encourage you to visit the Huber Pools website & follow them on social media for insight into what makes this company so unique!

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Master Pools Guild Members Named In Top 50 Builder Issue

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Fri, Jun 06, 2014

Each year, Pool & Spa News unveils their list of Top 50 Builders.  This year, judging was based on five criteria that included:  Industry Involvement, Web Presence, Community Involvement, Staff & Revenue.  Below is a list of the Guild members who received this recognition.  

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We encourage you to find out more about these & other Guild members by visiting our -Who We Are and -Member Locator resources.  Again, we salute the members listed above & send our best wishes to out to the team members of all the recipients.  

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Memphis Pool To Slip and Slide Their Way Into The Record Books

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Wed, Jun 04, 2014

Master Pools Guild members are a unique sort.  When you get to know a group of them you can see it, you might not be able to define it exactly and that is part of what makes the group so unique.  It is very much like a family - no surprise since the overwhelming majority of the 110 member companies are family owned businesses.   And as family businesses, they are deeply rooted in their respective communities.  Reaching out to partner with and help local organizations is part of their nature and something we see often. This summer however, we are seeing a first and we wanted to share it with you because 1) we think it is super creative & 2) it sounds like an enormous amount of fun!

 Slip And Slide

Memphis Pool is teaming up with Shelby Farms Park Conservancy for their inaugural Splash + Splatter water festival!  With the help and participation of Memphis Pool, the Park will be offering water play to include slippery slides, volleyball and more for kids and for kids at heart.  Every Saturday and Sunday in June and July visitors can slip and slide their way through a number of cool activities.    AND on July 5th the Park and Memphis Pool will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for most people down a slippery slide utilizing six 50 ft. long slippery slides.  If you are in the Memphis area, why not slide on down & be a part of history. Hey, at that point, you can consider yourself part of the family!

For more information visit:

And follow Memphis Pool & Shelby Farms Park on Facebook to watch the fun!


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Memphis Pool’s Aqua Angels Are Jumping into the Pool in December!

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Swimming pools and swim teams are not always the normal holiday discussion unless, you happen to live in the Memphis area or know someone involved with Memphis Pool.  Memphis Splash was started in 2010 by community coalition Splash Mid-South as a way to introduce minority children to the benefits of swimming as a team in a competitive environment. The swim team’s purpose is to connect brand new Splash Mid-South swimmers who have completed beginner swimming lessons to the next level of swimming on a developmental team. This exposure to the sport of swimming promotes and develops character, responsibility, sportsmanship, self-confidence, and physical fitness in each athlete. Memphis Splash has 52 members on their swim team. Many of these members come from under- privileged environments and need assistance in getting equipment and lessons necessary to compete. Learn more about the team at

Memphis Pool Aqua Angels                Memphis Pool Aqua Angels waiting for sponsorhip to send them into the pool

Memphis Pool has been a supporter of Memphis Splash since 2010 and will be continuing the project this holiday season. Memphis Pool offers 10% off a customer’s entire purchase when they bring a donation for Memphis Splash to any Memphis Pool retail store now through Dec.31.   Make A Splash Memphis Pool

Members of the swimming pool and spa industry know of the numerous ways that Memphis Pool works to stay involved in community and to be a larger part of solving community challenges.  From recycling swimming pool covers, to participating in the World’s Greatest Swimming Lesson, to work with their local Children’s Museum, Memphis Pool’s leadership continues to push forward their ideas of community and family.  One of their managers, Josh Henderson, recently stated “Mr. Reed often shares his philosophy that it is never wrong to do the right thing.” 

Memphis Swimmer

Promoting the love of the sport of swimming truly is one of those right things to do & bravo to Memphis Pool for finding a way to do this 12 months a year. 

Once sponsored, the swimmer's photo moves from the blue bucket into the pool.  Memphis hopes to have all 52 swimmers in the pool by Christmas Eve!

 If you would like additional information on the Memphis Pool Aqua Angel program, contact             Josh Henderson at Memphis Pool:

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Why Buy A Pool From A Master Pools Guild Builder?

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Mon, Nov 04, 2013

There is no better place to look for a pool for your family than a Master Pool Guild Builder.  While the swimming pool and spa industry offers numerous organizations for builders to join membership in the Master Pools Guild is handled differently.  Guild members have to be invited to join and the membership process includes review and verification of financial strength as well as a check with the Contractor’s license board in the state where they build.  The Guild will also verify with pool supply vendors if the perspective member pays their bills on time.  Once all of this is checked out, then the new member is approved to join the Master Pools Guild. 

Mission Pools   Pool design and construction by Mission Pools San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties

The Master Pools Guild is made up of approximately 100 members.  It is the only international group of its kind. The Guild has been in existence for 51 years and prides itself on building quality pools with the best equipment available.  Adding to what makes the Guild unique is that the members meet twice a year to discuss and share with each other new ideas and better ways to build pools.  Since our members do not compete with one another there is no limit to what its members will share. 

Mission Pools   Pool design and construction by Mission Pools San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties

The Master Pools Guilds past director Cruse Lewis said; “There is no question that the opportunity to exchange confidential information with each other has resulted in our pool builders increased profitable sales and companies to grow stronger.  I firmly believe that this exchange of information has led to the guild evolving into a superior organization for the betterment of the Master Pools Guild family and the community”.

Mission Pools   Pool design and construction by Mission Pools San Diego, Orange and Riverside Counties

 The Guild established A Code of Ethics years ago that each member must still follow today.

 To hold inviolate the concepts of free enterprise and unselfish service to the public.

  1. To continually strive to gain respect for the industry, both locally and at the national level.
  2. To make the largest contribution possible to the health, safety and welfare of the public in the installation of swimming pools.
  3. To support all efforts to improve swimming pool products and service.
  4. To advertise and sell the merits of their own products and refrain from attacking competitors.
  5. To reveal all material facts, to avoid concealment of information in advertising and selling that might cause customers to be misled.
  6. To advertise only bonafide prices and products and to refrain from the use of “bait” advertising methods.
  7. To design or build in a manner compatible in every respect with public health and safety and to comply with all applicable laws, ordinances or regulations.
  8. To fulfill contractual obligations, to offer a reasonable warrant of products and services, and to perform on such warranty, either written or implied.
  9. To refrain from owning, investing in, joining, operating, being employed by, or otherwise participating in, directly or indirectly, any organization similar to the Master Pools Guild.

For 51 years the Master Pools Guild members have been building pools worldwide.  The members continue to work together to build better pools for the community.  The members build fun and everlasting memories for families. 

Mission Pools has been a member of the Guild since 1983.  The sharing and camaraderie amongst the members with each other is second to none.  Members go to great lengths to support in any way their fellow members much like a family.  When you buy a pool from Mission Pools, or another Guild member, you are buying a Master Pools Guild pool and we welcome you into our family.

Brad P. Cotton

CFO, Mission Pools

Chairman of The Board of Directors,

Master Pools Guild 


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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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