Awards & Accreditations

What do our pool design awards & accreditation’s mean to you when considering a swimming pool company to design and build your backyard pool? They mean that Cody Pools has been recognized on various levels, by different organizations for excellence in design, construction and business ethics. In fact, since 2001, Cody Pools has won 60+ design and business awards. That matters a great deal to homeowners who want a trusted and experienced swimming pool builder. If you’re considering a pool for your backyard, we feel making you aware of our accomplishments at the very least lets you know of our commitment to building truly beautiful pools and conducting a level of business above our competition. Below is an outline of our industry recognition and accreditation’s.


PHTA Member & Certified Building Professional
All members of the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance agree to adhere and comply with certain ethical principles and policies established by the association. Cody Pools has 18 PHTA Certified Building Professionals on our staff.

City of Austin Certified “Fast Track” Builder
We have 18 current Certified Building Professionals™ on staff to review pool designs and plans, to ensure they meet national and international design standards, while also meeting the strict municipal requirements of the city of Austin.
Our “Fast Track” certification with the city of Austin gives us “expedited treatment” when we submit our plans for approval. (Plans that might normally take 2 months or more for approval are now typically completed in less than 2 weeks.)

This unique program is a result of a joint venture between the Austin chapter of APSP (The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals™) and the City of Austin permitting department. The program was developed in 2012, and officially implemented in January 2013.

IPPSA – Water Chemistry
Trained in water chemistry, properties of water, pool types, volume calculations, standards and measurement, types of chlorine, bromine and ozone, water testing and chemical adjustments

IPPSA – Equipment
Trained on equipment and covers: hydraulics, pumps and motors, filters, skimmers, fittings and valves, heaters, heat pumps and solar, plus automatic pool cleaners

CPO Certified
The CPO certification is the most recognized pool and spa certification in the United States. It is required by many states, counties, and cities throughout the country. The course includes a detailed 16 hour class and examination to prove that person has a thorough understanding of water chemistry as well as pool and spa operation.

CST – Certified Service Technician
This certification requires 1-2 years of experience in the pool service and repair industry. This 3.5 day course and exam requires the ability to apply your technical knowledge to situations encountered in the field. As such, this program demands a level of technical knowledge that only comes with on-the-job experience.

Pentair Training
In-depth knowledge for specifying, installing, troubleshooting and servicing today’s most advanced pool equipment. Training includes: Basic hydraulics and equipment sizing, automation, variable frequency drive pumps, heater installation and repair, electrical theory, color LED and halogen lighting safety and installation, automatic chlorine generation, heat pump installation and operation.


APSP – Association of Pool & Spa Professionals Awards
The APSP Awards for Design Excellence are handed out annually by the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals Organization. This award competition focuses on giving recognition to those pool companies that demonstrate excellence in design and construction in a variety of categories. There are on average over 600 entries from pool companies nationally, and from around the world. We have received the following honors:

  • 8 Gold Medals
  • 12 Silver Medals
  • 12 Bronze Medals
  • 9 Awards of Merit

Industry Awards

  • 31st, Medium Company Winners in the Top 100 Companies to Work for in Texas
  • A Top 50 Pool Builder presented by Pool & Spa News – Ranked #1 for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021

Greater Homebuilders Association of Austin Max Awards
And we have also been recognized by the Greater Homebuilders Association of Austins annual Max Awards for Excellence in the following pool design categories among others:

  • 7 Best Poolscape – Top Honor
  • 3 Best Poolscape – Silver
  • Best Pool – 2018 Parade of Homes, Travisso

Greater Homebuilders Association of San Antonio Summitt Awards

  • 6 Best Poolscape – Top Honor
  • 3 Best Poolscape – Silve