Our Industry Credentials

A Message from the Editor

TradeCertified™ is owned and operated by Bigfish Publications. Bigfish is the largest media company devoted exclusively to the pool and spa industry.

TradeCertified™ grew from feedback and frustration voiced by consumers and dealers who were being bombarded with paid advertising reviews, fly-by-night Internet awards and bogus endorsements that were creating confusion among families evaluating swimming pool and spa ownership.

What makes our merit-based award different from any other rating agency is our 18 years of expertise in the pool and spa industry. Plus, every application is independently reviewed by a third-party auditor to maintain complete impartiality and fairness.

Our consumer publications, Spasearch and Poolsearch are the premier buyer’s guides for swimming pools, spas and backyard enthusiasts. SpaRetailer and PoolPro, our trade publications, are the authoritative voice among swimming pool builders, spa dealers and service professionals throughout North America.

TradeCertified™ works diligently to do much of the leg work on your behalf to identify the best spa professionals. We have found a strong correlation between superior customer satisfaction and businesses that follow a proven set of best practices we have refined over the years.


David T. Wood

Editor-in-Chief & Publisher