Steve Galbraith — aka the Pool Guy — has won his first gold award from the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada.
He received the Classic Vinyl Swimming Pool Gold Award at the 2013 Design & Construction Awards ceremony in Niagara Falls. The category was vinyl pools older than 10 years.
“I was pretty excited,” said Galbraith, who has won bronze awards on three previous occasions in categories including indoor and specialty pools.
Galbraith’s company name is G & G Pool ‘n’ Spa Contracting, based in Fanny Bay, which covers the North Island. He has been in the industry locally since 1990 but started building swimming pools in 1975.
“Pools are a luxury item,” said Galbraith, who constructs pools of various shapes and designs. He is in the process of building a therapy pool at the Joint Physiotherapy in Courtenay.
His canine therapy pool did not win at this year’s awards, but he will re-enter the project next year.
Galbraith also teaches an industry course.