The National Spa and Pool Institute of South Africa asked the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals to assist them with their annual judging for the National Pool Awards for 2017. After back and forth communication between the two organization APSP highly recommended three judges and in the end selected two of the nominees to participate in the judging. AAA Pools Richard Shaver was selected as a judge. NSPI was very appreciative of the time given by the judges as the task was time-consuming. They were quoted as saying that “Richard’s frank straight forward “earn your award builder” judging showed in his scoring – which we appreciated and shows that our members need to step up their game to qualify and earn an award. He did not just generously dish out scores, and it showed us that he took the carried out the task seriously and showed interest and took note. “
The NSPI national competition/awards programs recognize the achievements and outstanding workmanship of their members. The awards evening was held on July 29th this year and the judging represented true performance and leadership in the industry. Judging was based on three categories:
- Tiling, coping, mosaics and paving.
- Artistic innovation and features.
- Overall quality of visible workmanship.
Listed below is a list of judges who participated in the event.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2017 POOL AWARDS JUDGES:
DAVE CAMPBELL (SA):
Consulting Civil Engineer – Hodden Grey Engineering
KGAOGELO MASHEGO (SA):
Architectural Technologist (Architect) – Clearviz Designs
RICHARD SHAVER (USA VIRGINIA):
Certified building professional – AAA Pools
RICK BEAUBOUEF (USA – TEXAS):
Certified building professional
BEN STUDDY (UK):
MD – Fairlocks Pool Products
DAVID BLAND (UK):
Voted SPATA (Swimming Pool & Allied Trade Association) National Pool Contractor of the year 2017
PETER LANG (UK):
SPATA Technical Adviser
MICHAEL SCHUMANN (GERMANY):
CEO – Elbtal Plastics