Continued training and education is imporant if you are going to excell at anything in life and this holds true to being a high quality swimming pool company. Each off season the team at Signature Pools attends many different national, regional, and local conferences in order to remain the leading fiberglass pool builder in Illinois. One of the conferences we most look forward to is the annual dealer conference hosted by Leisure Pools. In early spring of this year Todd Emmerson (sales/design manager) and Tom McNelis (president) attended the Leisure Pools 2010 Dealer Conference at Leisure Pools national headquarters in New Braunfels, TX (San Antonio area). This three day event is designed to educate pool companies on proper installation techniques, new and upcoming products, and overall industry analysis. It was also a great opportunity to network with other quality pool builders from all over the country.
The dealer conference also consists of an awards presentation for the best pools built the previous pool season. This year Signature Pools was honored to be awarded in two of the five categories. We were awarded with the Best Roman Model pool for a beautiful pool that we designed and built in Vernon Hills, IL last season. This job consisted of a Roman 19 model pool in the outback blue color finish, an automatic pool cover, 2 deck jets, a 2′ SunDek border around the pool, with the remainder of the patio being Yorkstone Pavers from Unilock. This was a challenging job due to the size of the yard, existing landscaping and playground, and the homeowners desire for a large area of grass to remain for two young children, but the team at Signature Pools pulled it off again.
We were also the winner of the Overall Category (Leisure Pools – Pool of the Year) for a stunning backyard transformation we designed and built using a Grand Elegance model pool in St. Charles, IL. The pool was finished in the Australian Blue Aquaguard gelcoat. It also has a large limestone patio, pegola, outdoor fireplace, automatic pool cover, and plenty of entertaining areas for large social gatherings. This same pool is also currently a finalist for the 2010 Master of Design Awards. The Master of Design award is one of the most prestigious awards given yearly in the swimming pool industry. Last year we were awarded a Master of Design award for a beatiful fiberglass pool/ spa combination in Yorkville, IL. You can see the article and a picture of that job here: 2009 Master of Design Award. We will keep you posted on the status of our 2010 entry.
The team at Signature Pools would also like to congratulate the winners of the other categories. Best Riviera Model Pool: Parker Pools in Kileen,Texas. Best Moroccan Model Pool: Enchanted Pools in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Best Elegance Model Pool: Earl’s Pools in Calera, Alabama.
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