Pleatco launches the 2016 Perfect Pool Guy, Pool Gal Search with Genesis and NSPF®.

GLEN COVE, N.Y. – July 5, 2016

Pleatco, LLC, a leader in the pool and spa filtration products and longtime co-sponsor Genesis, today announced the launch of their 2016 search for the best of the best pool and spa service technicians across the country and extending as far as Canada and Europe. The highlight of this year’s contest is the inclusion of the National Swimming Pool Foundation as co-sponsor. NSPF will award their new Advanced Service Technician™ (AST) Certification Course to each and every finalist. This significant contribution raises the level of the contest to impressive new heights.

The Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy/Gal contest now in its ninth year, is an innovative way to honor the hard-working men and women of the pool service industry. With over 250 contestants, last year’s entrants were as impressive as ever and the contest was coined by an industry reporter as the ‘Oscars of the Pool and Spa Service Industry’.

“Over the nine years that Pleatco has run this contest, we’ve learned that being a professional pool or spa service technician is more than a job…it’s a passion. Many homeowners treat their service guy or gal like family; it’s a special relationship." said Pleatco CEO, Howard Smith. "A pool or spa is an integral part of a home – a way to relax – and it’s a place for a family to share time together. Homeowners trust their service professional to keep their “backyard-oasis” safe.  The relationship with the homeowner is much deeper than that of the mailman or local handyman in most cases. Essentially, the Perfect PoolGuy and Gal are the unsung heroes of the neighborhood."

“The service industry is extremely important when it comes to helping owners fully enjoy and appreciate their pools”, adds Brian Van Bower, Genesis Ambassador and Co-founder.  “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 new co-sponsor of this wonderful contest. At NSPF we fully support initiatives that keep pools safer, keep pools open, and assure 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 new AST online course as a major prize for each and every finalist to nurture continued growth.” says Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D., CEO of NSPF.  

This year’s Perfect Pool Guy and Perfect Pool Gal will each receive a trip for two to the International Pool, Spa, and Patio Expo hosted by New Orleans in November 2016.  Most important, both winners may attend the Genesis Basic Pool Construction Course free of charge ($5,000 value) being held in New Orleans.  This year the contest winners (and all finalists) will receive access to NSPF’s AST Certification Course ($1,100 value). Add in a high profile awards ceremony, gala dinner, nationwide advertising campaign and thousands of dollars of free Pleatco products and you have an amazing incentive to nominate yourself, or colleague PoolGuy/Gal in this year’s contest.

“This year’s theme is - Put your PoolGuy/Gal to the test!” says Pleatco’s CMO, Battista Remati. “We are looking forward to an amazing contest and urge everyone, even if they have entered in previous years, to nominate either themselves or a colleague and reward them with the recognition they so duly deserve”.

The contest opens July 11, 2016 and all entries are accepted online at Pleatco.com.

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Pleatco Press Contact: 
Battista Remati, CMO
Email: Bat@pleatco.com 
Phone: 1-516-609-0200
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PLEATCO, LLC
At Pleatco, through science and innovation, we strive to bring great new products and technologies to the market that provide the cleanest water filtration possible for the health, safety and happiness of every pool and spa owner. We pride ourselves on quality, service and teamwork and carry over 700 products, including filter cartridges, DE Grids and filter cleaning products, backed with rapid turnaround shipping and great customer support. Today, we are industry leaders working everyday to find new smart solutions to help all our customers in both business & leisure.

For more information, 
www.pleatco.com

About Genesis 3, Inc.
Since 1998, Genesis has elevated an entire industry by offering a comprehensive set of educational programs tailored to the specific needs of the pool and spa professional.  Through the Genesis 3 University established in 2012, Genesis continues to nurture designers and builders trained in the multiple technical and creative disciplines required to create top-shelf installations that not only look fantastic but also function efficiently, reliably and safely.  To that end, Genesis-trained design and construction professionals are the global standard for the watershaping industry.  For more information, visit www.genesis3.com, or email lisa@genesis3.com.

About the National Swimming Pool Foundation 
We believe everything we do helps people live healthier lives. We believe we can make a difference by making pools safer, keeping pools open, and attracting more people to use pools, spas and aquatic facilities. We do this by offering the world’s leading NSPF and Genesis educational products and programs that are technically sound, convenient, and beautifully designed. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, proceeds from all of our educational products fund research and help create swimmers through our Step Into Swim campaign with a goal to create 1 million more swimmers within 10 years. To find ways we can serve you, please visit www.nspf.org, email service@nspf.org, or call 719-540-9119.

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