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Absolutely Outdoors Receives Concrete Spa and Freeform Design Award in APSP International Awards of Excellence Competition

The Woodlands, TX, December 29, 2011 --( Absolutely Outdoors won the prestigious Silver Medal in the "Concrete Spas" category and Bronze Medal in the "Freeform – 600 Sq Ft or Less" category during the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals’ International Awards of Excellence ceremony held on Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Woodlands based company received Silver Medal for the Concrete Spas Award for its installation in Magnolia, TX. This project included intricate detail with hand selected custom stone and glass elements to create the perfect elements of design.

The company also received Bronze Medal for the "Freeform – 600 Sq Ft or Less" category for its installation in The Woodlands, TX with a unique “floating spa” concept. This pool included touches of natural stone and veneer with large hand placed boulders, which gave it an elegance that fit perfectly with the residence.

Hundreds of installations were entered in the 2011 APSP International Awards of Excellence competition. During the ceremony sixty-eight builder-companies were announced as award recipients. There were 31 categories represented in total including seven categories outside of the US and Canada.

“We are excited to continue the Awards of Excellence tradition this year,” said APSP President and CEO Bill Weber. “The AOE ceremony is an important part of our overall association, as it offered members and guests an opportunity to appreciate just how far the industry has come in terms of technological and artistic achievement.”

About APSP

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals is the world’s largest international trade association representing the swimming pool, spa, hot tub and recreational water industries with a mission to enhance the business success of members. The over 4,500 member companies of the APSP include manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers' agents, designers, builders, installers, retailers, and service professionals. APSP members adhere to a code of business ethics and share a commitment to public health and safety in the use of pools, spas, and hot tubs.

The Awards of Excellence, presented annually, recognize and reward the most beautiful and creative installation of pools and hot tubs across the United States and around the world. Competition is open to APSP member builders, designers and service and retail firms.

For more information about the competition, contact Lisa Grepps, Director of Communication and Marketing at For more information about APSP, including how to become a member, visit the, telephone (703)838-0083, or write to The APSP, 2111 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA, 22314.

About Absolutely Outdoors

Absolutely Outdoors “A Signature of Quality,” is a design build architectural firm that specializes in the most unique outdoor projects imaginable. And it is imagination that truly sets them apart as one of Houston’s top professionals in landscape design, pool design, site management and implementation.

This Design/Build Firm strives to give you the expertise you deserve at bringing your project from fantasy to reality. A realistic approach that considers all the different phases of construction necessary in creating your perfect outdoor atmosphere; “Absolutely” everything from landscape, pools, waterscapes, wood structures, outdoor kitchens, pottery, lighting, irrigation and much more. So whether its modifications, renovations, or new construction. They can help you get to the finish line.

For more information, visit the Absolutely Outdoors’ website for a tour through the multiple galleries that display the wide range of services offered. For schedule a consultation, please call 832.698.7665 or visit the website at

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