Local swimming pool companies take design awards, SCORE chapter No. 1

Representatives of Lucas Lagoons appear with Mickey Sigmon, board president of the Florida Swimming Pool Association, right, after Lucas won Best in Show.

• The Florida Swimming Pool Association recognized nine companies that received more than 30 awards of excellence in the organization’s annual Design Awards Competition during the 50th anniversary Everything Under the Sun Expo.

The annual FSPA Design Awards program gives members an opportunity to enter their pools, spas and water features for judging on workmanship, soundness of design, beauty, practicality and safety.

Winners were selected by the Design Awards Committee, a volunteer group of decorated professionals in the pool and spa industry.

Lucas Lagoons, of Sarasota, Manasota Chapter, won Best in Show for its “truly wild” multi-level pool paradise. Lucas also took 10 other awards, including three Gold and a Technical Achievement Award.

Other winners included Superior Pools of Southwest Florida, Port Charlotte, Charlotte Harbor Chapter, which took home three Gold Awards for two new designs and one Residential Restoration.