ELIGIBILITY: The contest is open to pool and spa technicians and anyone in the pool and spa service industry. You can enter the contest yourself or nominate a candidate. The contest is open to United States and Canada residents only. No purchase is necessary to enter.

ENTRY SUBMISSION: Entries are submitted online at pleatco.com/contest-entry . All personal information will be handled in accordance with our Privacy Notice: pleatco.com/privacypolicy

NOMINATIONS: Pool and spa industry members, customers, friends and family members can make a nomination. You can nominate yourself if you work in the pool and spa service industry. Nominations open October 2, 2023 on pleatco.com and must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on October 27, 2023.

VOTING: Voting will open at 12:00 p.m. on November 1, 2023, and close at 11:59 p.m. on November 8, 2023. All nominations will be published on pleatco.com. Anyone is eligible to vote online. One vote per valid email is allowed. The top 20 nominees are determined by public voting.

FINALISTS: A panel of judges chosen by the sponsors will select six finalists from the top 20 nominees. The judges will then determine category winners and the 2023 Perfect Pool Techs. Category Awards include the Young Leader Award, Customer Service Award, Advancing Technology Award and Lifetime Achievement Award. All decisions are final.

AWARDS & PRIZES: Each finalist will receive an award and prizes.

  • Grand Finalist (2): 2023 Perfect Pool Techs
    • Trip to Atlantic City for the 2024 Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show - January 23-25, 2024 (Value: ~$5,000)
      • Roundtrip Coach Class Airfare for two people
      • Accommodations in Atlantic City for four nights
      • $700 Visa Card from Pentair
      • $1000 Pleatco Product (MSRP - List Price)
      • Registration to the 2024 Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show
    • GENESIS C201: GENESIS Construction School: Concrete Pools (Value: $2,590 each)

  • Finalists (4): 2023 Awards: Young Leader Award, Customer Service, Advancing Technology Award, Lifetime Achievement, or other Awards, as determined by sponsors
    • Pleatco trip to Atlantic City for the 2023 Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show - January 23-25, 2024
      • Roundtrip Coach Class Airfare for two people
      • Accommodations in Atlantic City for four nights
    • Choice of One PHTA On-Demand Courses: Certified Maintenance Specialist Complete (CMS) Complete Course (Value: $597) or Certified Service Technician (CST) Complete Course (Value: $747), Maximum value $750

Pleatco retains the right 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. Pleatco will give the winners credit against the Pleatco product prizes.

AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT & CEREMONY: Winners will be announced by AQUA magazine & Pleatco in December 2024. The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Atlantic City Pool & Spa Show.

MARKETING: The winners, since inception of the contest, have participated in Pleatco/AQUA's nationwide follow-up ad campaign. Submission of entry supports participation in finalist campaign.

MANDATORY SUBMISSION - TESTIMONIAL & PHOTO: Submit your 50 Word Testimonial and a photo of the nominee. Entries and nominations MUST include a photograph along with a MINIMUM 50-word testimonial.

OPTIONAL SUBMISION - VIDEO: Nominators may submit a video for a greater chance to win. We urge nominators to create and submit a two-minute video showing why you or your nominee should be the Pleatco Perfect Pool Tech. Creativity is encouraged!

MANDATORY SUBMISSON – PLEATCO QUESTIONNAIRE: The questionnaire can be found on the website and must be completed as part of the nomination.

DEADLINES: All entries MUST be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on October 27, 2023. No entries will be accepted after the deadline. Voting will open on November 1, 2023, and close at 11:59 p.m. on November 8, 2023.

CANVASSING VOTES: Nominees are encouraged to canvass for votes. One vote may be submitted for each email address. False or duplicate email addresses submitted will be removed from the tally. If any robotic voting is found, the nominee will be immediately disqualified.

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At Pleatco, we are committed to quality. As your trusted industry leader for filter and cleaning products, we make cleaner water filtration possible so every pool and spa owner can enjoy reliability and peace of mind. The combined strength of our exclusive Pleatco Advanced Point Bonded Filtration Fabrics, Free Flow Cores and Pure Pleat Technology delivers the high-performance filtration that service professionals and end-users have come to rely on. Ready to rule the pool with an industry leader in replacement filter elements? Choose wisely. Choose Pleatco. For more information, visit www.pleatco.com.

Since 1976, AQUA Magazine has been the leading trade publication for pool and spa retailers, builders and service professionals. Each month, thousands of pool and hot tub pros turn to the online and print pages of AQUA for its valuable mix of news, trend and product coverage. For more information, visit aquamagazine.com.

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), a non-profit organization with more than 3,700 members from around the world, was established in 1956 to support, promote, and protect the common interests of the $36.5B pool, hot tub, and spa industry. PHTA provides education, advocacy, standards development, research, and market growth initiatives to increase our members’ professionalism, knowledge, and profitability. Additionally, PHTA promotes the use of pools by expanding swimming, water safety, and related research and outreach activities aimed at introducing more people to swimming, making swimming environments safer, and keeping pools open to serve communities. For more information, visit www.phta.org.

GENESIS educates, certifies and connects pool and hot tub designers, builders and pool professionals throughout the world. Since 1998, GENESIS has taught thousands of students in best practices governing proper water vessel design, engineering, and construction. The vast GENESIS curriculum, coupled with adherence to standards, leads to excellence in education. GENESIS is a company of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance. For more information, visit genesis.phta.org.
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