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The Winner

The Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge Winner:


-Customized Trophy

-Invitation to sit on judges panel in the following year

The winner can be voted on by the attendees of the design class hosted by Mike & Reid at the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo in New Orleans.  After video presentations of the 5 finalist's designs, the class will be vote via ballot on the TOP DESIGNER & will be named at the end of the class session.  This vote will serve as a strong influence used by the judges panel to ultimately select the winner.

The Finalists

5 Finalists will receive:

  • Up to $350 credit for airfare

  • Up to $150 reimbursement for travel incidentals & meals

  • Free Conference Super Pass for the 2019 International Pool|Spa|Patio Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 2 night hotel stay (November 4 - November 6)

  • Design presented in "The Million Dollar Pool Challenge" Conference Program Session

  • Exposure in leading industry print & digital forms

  • Link to company and design featured on

2018 Finalists

First Place
Tanr Ross - Poolscapes LLC
Second Place
Alex Tyler - Alchemy Exteriors
Third Place
Rory Caton - Heavenly Outdoor 
Fourth Place
Cory Stanley - Decorative Pools & Landscapes