Ballito pool builder cleans up at pool awards

Local pool builder Kenny Matthews Pools received six gold and four silver awards at this year’s Pool Awards from the National Spa and Pools Institute in South Africa (NSPI). The NSPI held its annual conference and awards in Gauteng last month.

Companies send in photos of their work, which are anonymously submitted to an international jury. The photos will then be rated.

Kenny Matthews Pools was named National Pool of the Year for the second year running.

Kenny Matthews is perhaps most proud of winning the 2019 National Pool of the Year title.

The pool that earned him the award is a suspended pool in the Simbithi Eco Estate.

The same pool also won the Regional Pool of the Year award, and Matthews and his team also received the Gold Engineering Award.

“I never go to the awards and think I’ll win,” said Matthews. “There are a lot of really good pool builders in South Africa.”

Kenny Matthews.

Matthews and his team build pools at many properties including Brettenwood Coastal Estate, Dunkirk Estate, Simbithi Eco Estate, and Zimbali Coastal Resort & Estate.

“The swimming pool industry is very competitive,” said Matthews. “We try to ensure that our workmanship is first class.”

Matthews is currently building an eco-pool in Simbithi.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do,” he said.

Slimline Pools in Ballito also did well, winning both gold and silver medals.

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