In 2003 he started in Genesis3 Design Group, and became Platinum Member and Professional Watershape Designer SWD in 2005. At 2006 Roca was certified as a CBP Certified Building Professional by APSP. Pool & Spa News honored Joan Roca as a Master Pool Designer in 2008, 2014 & 2018. In 2013 he obtained a Master degree in INCAE Business School. Currently his head office is in Jacksonville, Florida, with his signature of JOAN ROCA MASTER POOL DESIGNER. Joan Roca’s work has been internationally recognized and awarded on many occasions. His creativity has been published around the world showing his work in several library books and up to date in 13 front covers of prestigious magazines such as LUXURY POOLS, AQUA, WATERSHAPES, POOL & SPA NEWS.
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The design is exquisite and the execution was completed on time and within budget. And please allow me to say how enjoyable it was to work with you personally. I thoroughly appreciated the integrity of our interaction and the honesty of those you chose to work on the project. Once again, thank you for creating a true work of art. Kind personal regards”
Joan Roca's work definitely stands at the top as truly "world class" design, style and quality. Heck, even Joan's 3D designs are superior to any I have seen before. (In fact, when a pool builder brags to me about how good they are with Pool Studio, I show them examples of Joan Roca's 3-D designs, and that shuts them up.)
The photos of Joan Roca's work speak for themselves. But what I find especially fascinating is that in addition to the traditional "Gunite" process, Joan will often use the "CMU" process (concrete masonry unit) to build these amazing project. It's hard to believe that a concrete block could be used to build on the most beautiful swimming pools in the world. But that's exactly what Joan Roca does.
He gets two thumbs up from me!” February 22, 2011
He is easy to work with and takes direction well. If he doesn't know something, he will admit it and then he will find the answer. He is definitely a problem solver. He is always looking out for the clients best interest, and strives to deliver the highest quality project possible.
I know Joan through our mutual membership in the Genesis 3 Design Group. As members of an exclusive collection of the world's best aquatic designers & builders (Genesis 3 Platinum Membership and Society of Watershape Desginers), we have access to the best minds in the business. It is an exclusive group, not due to exclusionary practices, but because so few individuals can meet the stringent standards and qualifications to be included!” February 11, 2011.
“Joan is one of the bright stars in the swimming pool industry. he is a fantastic designer, great contractor and his work speaks for itself. Not only are his business credentials very high but I have had the pleasure of socializing with Joan too and he is a great caring person with a great sense of humor and you just feel better hanging around him.”February 7, 2011.
“It is with great pleasure that I endorse Joan Roca as a uniquely talented, passionate, innovative and quite remarkable designer and artisan. Joan's work has earned the highest respect and admiration of our firm, and I would unequivocally recommend him to anyone who seeks and appreciates excellence, integrity and unparalled professionalism. Waterscapes that defy imagination are Joan's specialty.
He is a breath of fresh air as an artist and as a visionary.” February 7, 2011.
By the way, your crew was very courteous when they were here. I should commend you for choosing such nice people. They always cleaned up every day before they left. Maybe that's not so important, but I thought it was a very nice touch, and I want you to know I appreciate it.
Thank you again for all you've done”
Visito constantemente desarrollos residenciales y turisticos, y puedo sin duda afirmar que la piscina es un elemento que define una residencia, y las piscinas de Juan son faciles de reconocer por la calidad de su diseño y construccion. Juan es mas un artista que un diseñador.”
We worked together on the design. My husband and I suggested the overall shape of the pool with a long infinity edge, the depth, and the two entrances on opposite ends of a little jardin seco (dry garden) with cacti and agaves on the terrace side of the pool. Joan recommended adding some big rocks at the edge to separate the garden from the actual pool. He constructed beach entrances, rather than steps, and gave great advice regarding the pool's finish.
We now have a large, beautiful pool with a 50-ft. long infinity edge. Guests and visitors always admire it. We like two features best: the color (French gray) on the bottom and the walls, which matches the color of the sea beyond, and the beach entrances.
We were home only a couple of days each month during the construction period, so our contacts with Joan and his team were consequently limited. Everything went smoothly, however, and the end result is close to perfect.”
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