The Pool & Spa News Top 50 Builders represent the best-of-the-best in the pool and spa industry, and every year we review companies large and small from across the nation.

Many of this year's honorees are located in the Northeast and Texas. Click on each company for more information.

Pool excavations data from our Top 50 Builders database shows that as the economy continues to gain strength, pool excavations are up. We've taken the top four states for pool excavations in 2014 (all "traditional" pool locales), and showcased how business in 2014 compares to 2013 and 2013 in the graphic below.

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Want to know more about the 2014 Top 50 Builders? Click here.