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Pluckley-based XL Pools celebrate string of award wins

A borough-based pool company has been raking in awards in both national and international competitions.

XL Pools from Pluckley won silver in the domestic pool enclosures category at the European Pool and Spa Awards, held this year in Cologne, Germany.

Anthony Exell, MD for XL Pools, with SPATA Managing Director Chris Hayes at the European award ceremony. The pool behind them was named the second best in Europe in the domestic pool enclosure category
Anthony Exell, MD for XL Pools, with SPATA Managing Director Chris Hayes at the European award ceremony. The pool behind them was named the second best in Europe in the domestic pool enclosure category

The commendation comes for a pool in Hawkenbury near Tunbridge Wells, a project completed in collaboration with Summit Leisure.

Anthony Exell, managing director of XL Pools, said: "XL Pools are proud to have won an EUSA award this year. It really reflects the hard work the team put in and I couldn’t be happier."

Last month, the company was also recognised at the 2020 British Pool & Hot Tub Award winners.

Announced in Coventry, the Kent pool builder won its highest number of awards in one night.

XL Pools picked up nine awards from the British pool competition
XL Pools picked up nine awards from the British pool competition

They scooped one of the top prizes, that of the Dick Millward Pool Contractor of the Year award.

Likewise XL Pools picked up a gold award in the Residential Outdoor Pools Under £50,000 category, a Gold and Bronze award in the Residential Outdoor Pools £50,000 to Under £75,000 category and a Bronze award in the Residential Outdoor Pools £75,000 to Under £125,000 category.

Further success was shown with a gold award in the Residential Outdoor Pools with an Enclosure category, a gold award in the Residential Indoor Pools Under £100,000 category, a silver award in the Residential Indoor Pools £100,000 to Under £125,000 category and a gold award in the Special Requirement Pool of the Year category.

Regarding the second night of awards success, Mr Exell commented: “We joined SPATA in 2010 and have won numerous awards and accolades during our time as members.

This pool was highly awarded in the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards
This pool was highly awarded in the British Pool & Hot Tub Awards

"We are proud to be taking home nine awards this year which includes one of the top SPATA awards, the Dick Millward Trophy for Pool Contractor of the Year, which we also won in 2015 and 2018.

"We are overwhelmed with our accomplishments at this year's awards and look forward to celebrating with our amazing team who we would like to credit for our success as a multi-award-winning company."

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