Naughtons Pools and Spas in Echuca has been named Best Pool Shop in Victoria at a major awards ceremony in Melbourne at the weekend.
The locally-owned and operated business also won the category for Best Concrete Pool by a Country Member at the Swimming Pool and Spa Association of Victoria (SPASA) Awards of Excellence.
It is the third consecutive year Naughtons has received acclaim by the pool industry’s peak state body.
In 2010 and 2011, the pool, spa and landscape design business won Best Residential Fibreglass Pool under $35,000 and in 2011 was also awarded Best Pool Display for its newly opened display centre in Shepparton and Sales Person of the Year (Retail).
Naughtons director Justin Hatfield said the awards showcased excellence in the swimming pool and spa industry and were designed to promote achievement in design, construction, innovation and professionalism across the industry.
“We are extremely proud of our successes at the weekend as this is the first time we have won either of these prestigious awards,” Mr Hatfield said.
“SPASA is the pool industry’s highest ranked body and to receive such strong endorsement from them three years in a row is wonderful recognition of the diversity and professionalism of our business.
“It reaffirms our position as leaders in the industry and is acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of our fantastic team in both Echuca and Shepparton.
“We are excited to be able to provide the local area with excellence in concrete swimming pool design, innovation and construction and ongoing, professional support from a pool shop with the best in quality chemicals, equipment and spas.”
The Awards of Excellence presentation event was held at the National Gallery in Melbourne on Saturday night and was hosted by media personality and Olympian Nicole Livingstone.