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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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Mark Dorsey, Medallion Pool Co. "If I Can Dream It, I Can Build It."

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Thu, Jul 25, 2013

 

Mark & Lynne Dorsey

            Mark & Lynne Dorsey, Owners of Medallion Pool

The members of the Master Pools Guild come from all corners of the world and from various and varied backgrounds.  They are artisans, designers, water shapers and professionals in every aspect of their businesses.  We proudly share their accomplishments with you. More often than not, those accomplishments come to us from other media resouces as with the article we have attached that profiles Mark Dorsey of Medallion Pool in North Carolina. We invite you to sit back, take a few minutes and enjoy this insight into a true industry visionary.  A man who loves his work, his craft and who is receiving a good bit of well deserved attention as a result.

Click Here For Full Article: Medallion Pool

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Mission Pools Honored By Master Pools Guild

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Fri, May 17, 2013

Swimming pools and spas come in all shapes and sizes but none have a champagne acrylic spa suspended over the pool and overlooking the Pacific Ocean – at least not until now.  Constructed using stainless steel structural members welded to a stainless steel post that extends down below the pool floor.  The all glass tile, quarter circle pool was built with a stainless steel coping and a rotating post which is designed to allow the interior quarter circle of the house floor to rotate from inside the house to outside the house and cover the pool when the owners would like to use it for outdoor dancing!  This pool is truly extraordinary in design and absolutely stunning to behold. 

Outstanding Tech Achieve

The Master Pools Guild, during the March 2013 Excellence Awards Ceremony, announced a new series of awards.  These awards were bestowed upon the designs that scored the highest points in their respective categories during the judging process.  This swimming pool design was awarded the first Master Pools Guild Excellence Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement.   The trophy was presented by Art Grimmitt of Pentair Aquatic Group, to Jeff Dunn of Mission Pools of California.  Somehow it seems very appropriate that we say “To the entire Mission Pools Team, Congratulations and Cheers!

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Master Pools Guild Honors Gib-San Pools, Ltd.

Posted by Master Pools Guild on Mon, Apr 29, 2013

Forever setting new trends in the pool and spa industry Gib-San Pools, Ltd, strives to provide their clients with unique, custom swimming pool environments and this pool and spa combination is an award winning example.    

Gib-San Pools Outstanding Spa DesignWhile a current trend in pool design is having an attached spa that flows into the swimming pool, this design does the exact opposite – the swimming pool appears to flow into the spa which sits a bit lower than the pool.  The pool uses an underground reservoir to store the excess water needed and the effect is quite unique and certainly visually appealing.  The spa measures 8 feet in length and is 3 ½ feet deep.  The seats in the spa are contoured which required special forms be pressed into the concrete during construction.  Contoured spa seating, traditionally found primarily in fiberglass spas, conforms to your body and offers increased comfort.  Custom spa design also allows for jet placements to be varied providing the customer options for enhanced hydrotherapy benefits. 

GibSanSPA2

As part of The Master Pools Guild annual Excellence Awards Ceremony (March 2013), this spa by Gib-San Pools, Ltd., was honored with the first Outstanding Spa Award.  This new series of awards for outstanding designs were presented to entries scoring the highest points in their category during the judging process. Gregg Price, of A & A Manufacturing, an annual sponsor of Master Pools Guild, presented the award to Gib-San Pools.

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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!  

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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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