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Pleatco, LLC, a leader in pool and spa filtration products, and longtime co-sponsor GENESIS/National Swimming Pool Foundation, today announced the winners of the 2017 Perfect Pool Guy and Gal Search! The annual Pleatco PoolGuy/Gal Search is an innovative way to honor the hard-working men and women of the pool and spa service industry. With over 100 contestants, this year’s entrants were as impressive as ever.
This year, Paul Oliver, of Austin, Texas, won the prestigious title of Pleatco Perfect PoolGuy 2017. “When we made the calls to Paul’s references in the final judging stage every single person commented on his great customer service, honesty, and integrity, and they universally testified that he is one of the most passionate and dedicated pool guys in the industry,” remarks Howard Smith, CEO of Pleatco. In response to winning the award, Paul replied, “The quest for perfection has no final destination, it s a continuous journey that I ll forever be on. The Pleatco Family and Patriot Pool and Spa have let me know that I m truly on the right path and where I need to be.”
This year’s Perfect PoolGal 2017 is Roberta Prygon, from North Cranbury, New Jersey. “Roberta brings her "A" game to work every day and she makes all her co-workers feel wanted, happy and part of the TEAM! She has chlorine for blood and her PH is always perfect.” says John Migliaccio who nominated her. About winning, Roberta remarked “I am stoked to have been chosen as this year’s winner. To be recognized and regarded so highly by my co-workers, clients, peers, family, and friends is overwhelming and humbling. I love my job and the amazing people I encounter on a daily basis!!!!! Thank you all again for this honor and everything associated with the contest. I look forward to the whirlwind of adventure.”
With so many worthy entrants, Pleatco once again expanded the contest and created additional awards. "During our final interviews, we were impressed by the caliber and diversity of so many individuals that we felt it was proper to recognize the outstanding achievements of several other entrants,” says Battista Remati, CMO. "In that spirit, we selected contestants for Special Awards based on their contribution to their community and the pool and spa industry."
Bryan Norris Pleatco Community Leadership Award
Justin Word Pleatco Big Heart Award
Josh Kopischke Pleatco Future Leader Award
Jessica Sanders Pleatco Customer Service Award
Bob Barzilay Pleatco Industry Leadership Award
Cathy & Mike Snyder Pleatco Perfect Partnership Award
“The service industry is extremely important when it comes to helping owners fully enjoy and appreciate their pools,” adds GENESIS Ambassador and co-founder Brian Van Bower. “Skip Phillips and I started our careers in pool service and it has always been near and dear to our hearts. We are proud to help honor our hard-working service professionals through the Pleatco contest!”
“We also are fortunate to be the co-sponsor of this wonderful contest. At NSPF we fully support initiatives that keep pools safer, keep pools open, and ensure more people can enjoy the water. We recognize the crucial role every pool service technician plays, we are honored to celebrate them, and we are pleased to offer our ASTCM Certification as a major prize for each and every finalist, to nurture their continued growth,” says NSPF CEO Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D.
This year’s Perfect Pool Guy and Perfect Pool Gal will each receive a trip for two to the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo held in Orlando, November 2017. Both winners may attend the GENESIS Basic Pool Construction course free of charge ($5,000 value) being held at the show. Winners (and finalists) will receive NSPF’s ASTCM Certification course ($1,100 value) free of charge, also offered at the show. To celebrate with Pleatco the 10th anniversary of the contest, NSPF will offer their ASTCM Certification course free of charge to ALL Perfect Pool Guy/Gal alumni.
"On behalf of Pleatco, GENESIS, and NSPF, we’d like to thank everyone who entered, nominated, and voted in our 10th anniversary ‘Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy Contest’” remarked Mary Villegas, VP Operations Pleatco. "We have been truly overwhelmed by the sheer quality of the nominations and the thousands of votes cast. The entries were compelling and heartfelt across the board. And we look forward to a great awards presentation."
To honestly be a part of a community you have to actively participate and occasionally strut your stuff. One thing we pride ourselves on at Pleatco is thinking outside of the box. We like to not only lead in technology but also participate in our industry and have some fun. One truly unique Pleatco moment was when, with the help of the Hanley Wood Event team, we staged a major flash mob happening at the 2010 National Pool & Spa Expo in Las Vegas. To all of those who participated and enjoyed this experience - we thank you.
We hope you have a great experience with Pleatco. We take your comments and recommendations very seriously and incorporated the input an integral part of our ongoing process to improve our products and services. We look forward to any feedback you may have.
As a part of our commitment to excellence we are delighted and proud to be key sponsorship of USA SYNCHRO - National Synchronized Swim Team We look forward to playing a supportive role in the teams development and quest to compete in the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020.