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POOL GUYS & GALS
Tell us why YOU should be the next Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy or Gal!
CUSTOMERS & FRIENDS
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Tell us why YOUR pool guy or gal deserves the prize and title!
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Nominate a WORKMATE or someone in the industry that deserves to win.
In 2008, the contest started as the Perfect Pool Guy contest; after twenty percent of all the entries were woman, Pleatco realized that there needed to be a Perfect Pool Gal Award as well. Pleatco’s management (The panel of judges) was very impressed with the excellence and experience of so many contestants; they decided to award five other individuals with significant awards and also flew everybody (each of these winners) out to Las Vegas for the show. Other awards included The Big Heart Award for community service, Industry Achievement, Future Leadership, and Most Creative Entry.In 2012, two grand finalists were selected and 5 category finalist received awards and prizes and were all flown to New Orleans where they enjoyed free accommodation and flights and attended the Expo and the Pleatco Perfect PoolGuy/Gal Gala dinner. The contest has become a key award of excellence recognized and embraced by the entire pool & spa industry. Nominate yourself or your candidate today!
Over the past 5 years, over 1,000 people have entered the contest and nearly 35,000 people have voted for the winners. Each year, this contest has grown and continued to illuminate the strengths and passions of the pool service industry. Pleatco is proud to honor the men and woman who work hard each day to not only service pools and spas, but also, help educate their customers. The owners and management team at Pleatco are honored to be the sponsors of such an important event and have enjoyed getting to know so many special people..
NOMINATIONS - Absolutely no-purchase is necessary to participate in this contest!
The contest is open to everyone. You can enter the contest via one of THREE NOMINATION CATEGORIES.
SELF NOMINATION - If you are a pool/spa technician or work in the industry you can nominate yourself by selecting this category link at the top of the page. CUSTOMER / FREIND / FAMILY members can make a nomination on behalf of their favorite pool/spa technician or someone who works in by selecting this category link at the top of the page.
INDUSTRY NOMINATION - If you work with or do business with a pool/spa technician or someone who works in the industry you can make a nomination on their behalf by selecting this category link at the top of the page. If your candidate wins the contest you win $1,000 of Pleatco Product.
If you want to send us a DVD of your video or submit your entry by mail.you can simply send it to:
Pleatco Perfect PoolGuy Search 2011
Pleatco, 28 Garvies Point Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542
The contest is open to US Residents as well as all international entries. If an international entry wins then it is understood that the airfare from the origin country to the US will be paid by the nominee.
Once all nominations are in by late September - Voting commences September 15 and finishes September 30th. All the nominations are placed up on the Pleatco Website and the public may vote on the candidates entry. One vote per valid email is allowed. Those with the greatest number of votes then fall into the top 20 Finalists category. VOTING constitutes 50% of the final mark.
There are 20 FINALISTS chosen from the NOMINATIONS. These are selected on number of VOTES and quality of ENTRY by a panel of judges from the sponsors. Out of these FINALIST the eventual category winners and POOL GUY and POOLGAL will be picked.
Awards Dinner & Ceremony?
The winners will and attend an Award presentation GALA DINNER and guest of honor in Pleatco Booth at International Pool, Spa and Patio Expo plus be the Honored Guest at the prestigious Awards Ceremony Dinner Function.
The winners will star in Pleatco's nationwide follow-on ad campaign. Commences November 2012.
Submit your 50 Word Testimonial and a Photo
Entries and nominations MUST include a photograph along with a 50-word testimonial.
Submit a video for greater chance to WIN
We urge Nominees to create a short VIDEO. We are looking for a two-minute “imaginative” video showing why you or your nominee should be the Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy™.
The Pleatco Questionnaire MUST be filled in to complete the nomination.
All entries MUST be in no later than September 5th 2013. Voting commences September 7th 2013 and finishes October 7th 2013.
We urge nominees to canvass as many votes as possible. However any false or duplicate email addresses submitted will be removed from the tally. Likewise if any robotic voting is found to take place the NOMINEE is instantly disqualified.
Pleatco hold the rights to change prizes and dates without prior notice.
Contest commences MAY 17th 2013. Nominations close September 5th 2013. Voting opens September 7th 2013 and closes October 7th 2013. Finalist are contacted and interviewed by Pleatco Between October 8th - 15th. The Winners are announced October on the Pleatco Website and awarded the prizes at the International Pool, Spa & Patio Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, November 12th 2013.
Pleatco retains the rights to change prizes and dates without prior notice.Prizes from third party sponsors are the sole responsibility of the third party provider. No CASH prizes are awarded in this contest. Pleatco will give the winners a credit against the Filtration Cartridge prizes.
Absolutely no-purchase is necessary to participate in this contest.
The Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy & Gal Contest originated (was founded) in 2008 when the new owners of Pleatco thought it would be a fun contest. In fact, the contest was originally expected to be a bit “goofy.” WELL, that belief was FAR from reality. What started out as a “light-hearted” contest quickly turned into a serious nation-wide event which is now a North American event. While some entries were incredibly funny, most of the entries were submitted by loyal customers who truly appreciated the commitment to service at the highest level by their “Guy.” A sampling of entries makes the point obvious….
“Jim is honest and hard working. He never misses a day and is always on time. He is a single father and still makes time to help others. Jim gives back to the community every day! …. Brian is the poster child for pool guys. He eats, sleeps, and breathes pools…During the October fires in San Diego, Tom worked 16 hours a day for 30 days straight, removing ash from pools and reassuring everybody that their homes and pools will be fine…”