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Letters of Recommendation

"New South Construction would like to take a moment to recognize your firm's outstanding performance on the above referenced project. All of your personnel, especially Justin Pruitt and Gerald Collins, were a pleasure to work with on a daily basis. Your approach to project issues as well as your coordination efforts with other subcontractors made this project a very enjoyable experience. It is rare to receive this level of attention in today's fast paced construction world."

- New South Construction

" I am writing to recommend the services of Aqua Design Systems, Inc. for any and all pool construction, renovations and repairs. Georgia Tech has been using Aqua Design, almost exclusively, for the past two and a half years and is completely satisfied with their professionalism, timeliness, expertise, and thoroughness. 

They do an excellent job, are always punctual, accountable, budget conscious, and have been a true partner on several large renovation projects. We have also hired them for several smaller jobs, and they have provided the same level of service that we have come to expect. 

The Greater Atlanta Area has many pool companies but Aqua Design is the only one that I would recommend. Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information. "


- Dave Williams - Associate Director Aquatics & Member Services Georgia Institute of Technology

"WET Engineering has worked on multiple projects with Aqua Design over the years, the most recent being the subject project. This was a complicated project that was being built at the same time as a new 4 story building was being erected adjacent to the site. Aqua Design successfully adjusted schedules and work areas to accommodate that construction and still progress on the waterpark construction. Aqua Design also interfaced with other subcontractors on site including the slide installer.

Work performed by Aqua Design crews was professionally and thoroughly done. Your staff knew to ask questions when issues occurred and successfully addressed construction and material issues during installation.

WET would not hesitate to work with Aqua Design again and recommends them to anyone looking to
build a project of this size and complexity."


- WET Engineering Inc. - William T. Smoot, P.E.

"To whom it may concern: 

I am very pleased to present Aqua Design Systems Inc with a letter of recommendation. Currently I am managing two projects with ADS in the GSU Recreational Center Natatorium and am very pleased with the firm for several factors. They presented very well in a qualifications based award and responded favorably with a hard bid. 

Aqua Design Systems has proven their expertise for creating time dependent and cost effective solutions to several unforeseen conditions that presented themselves during the first stages of the pool renovations. Their line of communication is clear and precise. The quality of workmanship is outstanding and volume of work impressive. The men working on the project are trustworthy, hardworking and very professional. I am very pleased with the field work. 

The administration side of ADS is also outstanding, especially with phone calls answered during non-business hours and responsive email correspondence. They are a pleasure to work with and I have absolute confidence we made the right decision is selecting Aqua Design Systems as our partner in delivering this project to our students and patrons. "

-Brian E Carroll GSU FMSD, Sr. PM 

"I wanted to take a minute and let you know how things were going here at the Shades Valley Family YMCA in Birmingham. I also wanted to thank you again for the work that Aqua Design Systems did for us in building our outdoor pool. Your professional guidance and help throughout this project from start to finish was critical to the overall success of our project. Aqua Design Systems was an important part of our team on this project. Thanks again for all the work you and your team provided us here in Birmingham. 

The pool itself has been fantastic! The actual operation of the pool has been flawless. The follow-up assistance from Aqua Design Systems with advice, training and support has been great... especially during our first season of operation when we needed it most. We are now entering our 3 summer of operation and Shades Valley has grown by nearly 40% since the overall project ended. The entire project here at the "Y" was nearly $7 million but building a new outdoor pool that was family and kid friendly has had the greatest impact on this YMCA and our community. Aqua Design Systems ability to work in a fairly tight area here at Shades Valley and still be able to include a zero depth entry, two great slides, separate swim/play/teaching areas and lap lanes has made this pool available to all our members."

- Cham Norman Jr.

- District V.P. Birmingham YMCA/Shades Valley Family YMCA

"Aqua Design Systems recently completed the Columbus Aquatics Center with Brasfield & Gorrie in Columbus, GA. The project consisted of a 50 meter competition pool as well as a 25 yard warm up pool. 

The project was awarded to Aqua Designs based on their competitive bid and also their reputation for quality work in the past with Brasfield & Gorrie. During the preconstruction process, Aqua Designs was helpful in providing cost saving options to the project team which brought value to the project while at the same time bringing the cost to the Owner down. 

Once construction of the facility began they worked closely with the pool consultant to ensure that the project was built to the exact specifications required for such a facility. They effectively communicated with the project team throughout the project and met the accelerated schedule required to turn over the building to the Owner on time. 

Upon completion of the project, they have been helpful in training the building operators and ensuring that the facility is operating correctly. I would highly recommend them for projects with a similar scope based on their performance on my project. "

-Josh Doster 

-Project Manager Brasfield & Gorrie 

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"I had the pleasure of working with Aqua Design Systems (ADS) as the Club's representative during the removal and replacement of our both our competition and leisure pools. To say that we are pleased with the final product would be a substantial understatement. These pools have completely transformed our facility for our membership. ADS worked with us all along the way to ensure an exceptional product was delivered prior to our grand opening date, that by the way, was advertised to the membership prior to the start of construction. Amazingly, this $984,476 contract was completed in just 3 months, which was thought to be impossible by many at the club. 

In addition to their quality and schedule adherence, the coordination with the State Department of Health and Environmental Control was managed to perfection. We passed every inspection the first time and were never in jeopardy of not being able to open the pool. 

I would welcome a phone call on my cell at 803-513-8090 if you have any questions regarding Aqua's qualifications to participate in your project, as we could not have been more pleased. "

- Greg Hughes 

- Forest Lake Club Construction Administrator

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"Markey and Associates is a nationally recognized engineering firm with a specialty in the design of pools and waterparks. We have now worked with Aqua Design Systems on several projects for which Our firm provided the design. I am also familiar with your work on other projects. I believe your company is technically qualified to handle any pool project for which you otherwise qualify. I have found your firm to be capable in the field, thorough in your paperwork, on schedule, and reasonable and honest in your billing and payments. You have frequently gone that extra mile for the benefit of our clients. Two significant projects of ours which you recently completed include:  

City of Columbus Natatorium: Top of the line indoor competition venue with 2 pools. One is a 50-meter by 25-yd with diving well. The other is a 6-lane warm-down pool with ramp. The mechanical systems included Defender regenerative media filters, UV, and automated chemical feed controls and feeders for Bleach and CO2.  

City of Cartersville: Total renovation of an outdoor 50-meter pool that included conversion of the pool to a 7-lane, 25-yd course, a slide plunge area, and a large zero-depth entry play area with many spray features (many of which were successfully custom fabricated). Your team was very creative in finding ways to get much more project for the available funds than was thought possible.  

I look forward to working with Aqua Design Systems on future projects of our design. "

-Markey and Associates, Inc.  

-David N. Markey, P.E.  


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