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River Pools and Spas is a PHTA International Award of Excellence Winner for 2021

River Pools and Spas is a PHTA International Award of Excellence Winner for 2021

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River Pools started in Central Virginia nearly 20 years ago, with a simple mission:  to provide homeowners with the highest-quality pool-buying and pool-owning experience.


Over the years, we’ve been honored to receive industry-wide recognition for our commitment to customer satisfaction, and 2021 has been a banner year on this front. River Pools of Central Virginia, our original installation business, has just been awarded a Bronze medal in the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance’s (PHTA) International Awards of Excellence.


This Bronze medal is the second prestigious pool-industry award River Pools of Central Virginia has earned this year, joining our PSN Top 50 award for 2021.


The PHTA’s award recognizes “the most beautiful, creative and innovative work in the industry.” Each year, hundreds of pool and spa builders compete for one of PHTA’s medals, and in 2021, River Pools was one of the few builders recognized among nearly 200 entrants in 17 distinct design and innovation categories.


PHTA’s International Awards of Excellence are open to pool, spa or hot tub builders as well as installers, designers, retailers, or service companies involved in any submitted project. The judges are among the pool and spa industry’s top professionals in these various niches, and PHTA’s panel also includes talented architects and landscape designers.



River Pools founder and CEO Jason Hughes says the Bronze medal “is great recognition for River Pools… not only have we given thousands of families more enjoyable and memorable times together, we’re also proud to now say we’re helping create these memories with some of the best and most beautiful fiberglass pools in the industry!”


Want to see some of the world-class fiberglass pool designs that earned us PHTA’s Bronze award for 2021? Check out our pool designs page by clicking this link!


The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is a nonprofit organization with nearly 3,500 members from around the world. It was created in 1956 to support, promote, and protect the common interests of the $36.5 billion pool, hot tub and spa industry.


The PHTA publishes AQUA Magazine -- which will include a feature on the International Awards of Excellence in its October print edition -- and also hosts the annual Pool Spa and Patio (PSP) Expo each year. This year, the PSP Expo, including all related conferences and presentations, runs from November 13 to November 18 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Click here for more information, or to get your tickets now!


Building the future of the pool and spa industry

We’re always honored to be ranked as one of the world’s best pool and spa builders, but we’re not the type to rest on our laurels. We started in Warsaw, Virginia, but we now have 14 authorized River Pools dealers and installers across the country, including some great teams as far west as Utah and Idaho.


Check out our locations page to see if there’s a River Pools dealer in your area… and if you’re interested in becoming part of our award-winning team as a franchisee in a new location, click the button below to talk to us about becoming the authorized River Pools builder for your area!


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At River Pools, we manufacture world-class fiberglass pools for customers across North America. If you're shopping around for a fiberglass pool, feel free to take a look at our catalog of models, visit our extensive video library, try out our pool cost calculator, or request custom pricing using the button below.