Launch Slideshow

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And the Winner is…

And the Winner is…

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    Photos Courtesy NESPA

    Top notch: The Judge’s Choice for Best of Competition went to Elite Landscaping of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. This award is presented to a company based on its entire building process, as well as the completed work.

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    Fine lines: This sleek project by Drakeley Swimming Pool Co. in Bethlehem, Conn., took home gold for Outstanding Achievement in Design and Building, Concrete. The third-generation of pool builders also received a bronze in the Perimeter Overflow (Wet-Edge) Pools category.

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    Seamless style: The gold for Specialty Pools with a Negative Edge was given to Gibbons Swimming Pools of Islandia, N.Y., for this work that appears to flow seamlessly with the sea.

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    Serene scene: Tranquility Pools of Haskell, N.J., earned a total of four awards, including a gold in the category of Stand- Alone Spas, Concrete for this spillover sensation.

The Northeast Spa & Pool Association recently announced the winners of its 2012 Awards of Excellence — Honoring Our Peers Awards Program.

NESPA recognized 32 builders and six service firms in the Northeast region. The winners received awards during a special ceremony at the Palladium Ballroom at Caesar’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J.

The following is a sampling of projects that earned top honors.