Mary Vail, MBA Publicist


"The Philanthropic Publicist (TM)"

Intl. Design Book, Ed I

International Award-Winning Pools, Spas & Water Environments presented by GAVA showcasing the most innovative designs of water-inspired applications from around the globe is now available from the publisher at and from major retailers.  Award-winning authors Joe Vassallo and Mary Vail collaborated with Virginia Martino on this soft cover edition which celebrates AquaTekture; the discipline of designing, engineering and erecting of water environments and ancillary components, in a harmonious nature with consideration to function, space and aesthetics. 

This book presents some of the most exceptional water-inspired commercial and residential environments, and provides information on the visionaries who created them.

The book presents winners of the Global AquaTekture Visionary Award (GAVA), a prestigious distinction that honors the finest pool visionaries, inventors, artisans and builders worldwide.  Each had a vision to masterfully blend their surroundings with form and design, embracing the natural landscape, elevations and vistas with native and man-made materials.

Hosted by Three V Enterprises, the inaugural GAVA was sponsored by Structure Studios, Zodiac Pool Products, Brand, Ltd., and Paramount Pool and Spa Systems. 

The 39 winning commercial and residential designs are presented in a detailed, four-page layout providing multiple views and insightful facts.  Gold GAVA winner, Jade Mountain resort in St. Lucia, Caribbean claimed the coveted cover with its multi-colored tile, infinity edge pool.  

International Award-Winning Pools, Spas, and Water Environments  

ISBN: 978-0-7643-3480-1   Format: 8.5" x11" ,  176 pages , 236-color photos ,  soft cover ,  Price: $24.99 Available