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Enter the 2017 APSP Midwest Chapter's Gold Standard fo Excellence awards contest today!  Entry deadline is September 15, 2017.

The APSP Midwest Chapter recognizes and rewards Midwest pool and spa industry installations of pools and hot tubs that showcase the most beautiful and creative work, while adhering to accepted standards and construction methods. Hundreds of entries have been  submitted through the years, representing member firms from across the Midwest. This event is open exclusively to APSP members only.

 Not a current member? The Gold Standard of Excellence Award program is open only to APSP Members from most Middle USA  Chapters. If you would like to sign up to be a member of APSP, contact us!

A Valuable Marketing Tool

‚ÄčBy entering these awards, you are giving yourself an opportunity to stand out above the rest. Winners of the Gold Standard of Excellence Award are recognized by their peers for their expertise in design, construction, or installation.

Winning a Gold Standard of Excellence Award can translate directly into increased sales and an expanded customer base. Recipients incorporate their achievement into their advertising, promotional materials and sales presentations.

Gain Peer Recognition
Winners of our Gold Standard of Excellence Award will be recognized at chapter events, through our website and social media outlets.

About the Competition

Who can enter the competition?
All entrants in the Gold Standard of Excellence Award competition must be current APSP members. The competition is open to pool, spa, or hot tub builders and installers, designers, retailers, or service companies that receive payment for the installation being submitted. A manufacturer or distributor may submit entries on behalf of APSP member builders and installers, designers etc., but the recognition will go to the firm that received payment for the installation.

Your APSP Midwest Chapter will acknowledge that your entry has been received by an automatic email response. This information will not be given out over the phone, so please make sure that your entry uses your correct email address.

Entry Fee 
A nonrefundable entry fee in the amount of $85 US dollars per entry must accompany each entry form. Payment can be made by credit card (we accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express).


By virtue of making an application, all entrants agree to observe completely and recognize that the Gold Standard of Excellence Award Competition is essentially an aesthetic and technical competition, and agree that the APSP Midwest Chapter will make no assertion or indicate that design soundness or safety considerations in the competition are evaluated in any manner.

Your APSP Midwest Chapter makes no affirmations or certifications nor does it render any option with respect to the design soundness or safety of any entries or award winners, nor as to whether any entry or award-winning installation conforms in any respect with any APSP or ANSI standard or any other applicable government code or regulation.  All entrants recognize that the only affirmations of compliance with any standard, code or regulations are those made by entrants themselves, and entrants or winners will make no representations to the contrary.

By virtue of making application, all entrants agree to waive any right of action against APSP, and your APSP Midwest Chapter, for any loss that might be related directly to participation in the Gold Standard of Excellence Award, or denial thereof.  Further, entrants agree to hold APSP and your APSP Midwest Chapter harmless as to any loss that might be related directly to participation in the competition, or denial thereof.

Additional Help or Questions: 
Email your APSP Midwest Chapter