Each year, installer members of SPATA (Swimming Pool & Allied Trades Association) are invited to submit entries to the Association to be considered for a national award. With some contractors operating in Central London where budgets are frequently sky high, there are a number of categories which also allow more modest projects to be judged. Each submission is scrutinised by a panel of industry experts who consider technical aspects, construction techniques, innovation incorporated into the design, quality of workmanship, value for money and finally the overall appearance and how it blends into the surrounding landscape.

Cresta Leisure received their first SPATA award in 1989 and now has too many to list on this page! We are particularly proud of our two Pool Contractor Of The Year awards, in 2016 and 2012, as one of only two companies to ever achieve this honour. We do not submit entries every year, but the selection below illustrates the wide range of pools for which we have been honoured in recent times.

2020Gold – Refurbishment Pool of the Year for Bryanston School
Silver – Special Requirement Pool of the Year for Leisureat Cheltenham
Bronze – Commercial Pool of the Year for Silverlake
Gold – Inground Residential Spas And Wellness
Silver – Residential Outdoor Pools With An Enclosure
Bronze – Residential Outdoor Pools Under £50,000
2018Gold – Residential Outdoor Pool with an Enclosure
Silver – Residential Outdoor Pool over £125,000
Silver – Residential Outdoor Pool £75,000 – £125,000
2016Pool Contractor of the Year
Gold – Residential Outdoor Liner Pool
Gold – In-Ground Commercial Spa
Silver – Residential Tiled Pool
Silver – Commercial New Build Pool
Bronze – Commercial Refurbishment
2014Gold – Commercial Pool
2012Pool Contractor of the Year
Gold – Residential Outdoor Liner Pool
Silver – Commercial Pool
Silver – In-ground Domestic Spa & Health Pool
Bronze – Residential Indoor Liner Pool
2008Gold – Pool for Special Requirements
Silver – Commercial Pool
2007Gold – Residential Outdoor Liner Pool
Silver – Pool Refurbishment Project
Silver – Residential Indoor Pool up to £100,000
Bronze – Commercial Pools
2006Design Award – Retail Website of the Year
National Heat Pump Awards 2012

In 2012 Cresta Leisure received the national award for Commercial Air Source Heat Pump Installation of the Year. Cresta was commended for their innovative approach in utilising the warm, damp air usually expelled from an indoor commercial swimming pool ventilation system into the atmosphere. The Cresta design incorporates a 140kw air source heat pump which recovers this heat. The heat pump converts the warm air to hot water which is pumped to a 3,000 litre buffer tank. The buffer tank contains hot water which provides heat for all the heating services within the building, including and hot water for the showers.

2012 National Heat Pump Awards.Thursday 31 May 2012. ICC Birmingham
Cresta Leisure Chairman, Tim Bareham (2nd Right), receiving his award for Commercial Air Source Heat Pump Installation of the Year 2012 from Jeremy Vine.