Turning Water into Art

A vanishing edge pool with floating coping and an elevated perimeter overflow spa. Architecture by Saota Architecture and Design and pool construction by Reef Tropical Pools. Photograph by Adam Letch


quatic Consultants, Inc. is an internationally recognized leader in the design and planning of pools, spas, water features, ponds, and outdoor living areas. They provide complete design services and detailed plans for residential and commercial water environments of all types.

Over 10 years ago they stopped building and instead focus all their time and energy on design. As such, Aquatic Consultants is involved in a greater range of projects worldwide, with recent projects in Africa, Sri Lanka, Greece, France, Bermuda and Caribbean Islands, as well as local projects near their home base in Miami, Florida. Among recent projects are the new main pool at the Hamilton Princess Hotel and Beach Club in Bermuda; Ani Villas pools and water features in both Sri Lanka and the Dominican Republic; and several projects for Sir Richard Branson in the BVI on Moskito Island.

A 3 sided knife edge/grass edge with real grass, two tiered vanishing edge wall, 360 degree perimeter overflow spa and shallow lounging area combination with integrated minimal grass edge retaining walls. Complex and daring details, yet visually clean and simple, with enhanced views and reflections. Pool Construction by Reef Tropical Pools. Photograph by Jimi Smith Photography

Aquatic Consultants works with designers, architects, contractors, landscape architects, developers, and homeowners to turn water into art, while also maintaining the highest functional standards. The team provides detailed plans and specifications for all aspects of their projects. Hydraulic efficiency, rainwater harvesting, alternative heating & sanitizing, and variable-speed pumps are among their eco-friendly standards.

Aquatic Consultants is known for specializing in the unusual and revolutionizing the perimeter overflow grass edge detail which can be seen on the website, and for providing a particularly high level of service to its clients. The company’s goal is to exceed expectations in every way.

Lautner Knife edge slot perimeter overflow/vanishing edge comb including an elevated perimeter overflow spa and shallow lounging area. Seamless panoramic views of the Caribean. All tile interior by Mosaicist, Ray Corral. Photograph by Jimi Smith Photography 

Their work has been featured in print and television media like CNBC’s On the Money, Bob Vila’s Home Again, HGTV, CBS Sunday Morning, Architectural Digest, Tycoon magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Millionaire magazine, Perspectives on Design South Florida, and the tabletop book, Dream Pools. Their innovative projects have received well over 100 design awards over the years, including six Pinnacle Awards, as well as seven Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) Awards—two Gold awards and one for Best in Show. Additionally, Aquatic Consultants was one of three recipients of the Society of Watershape Designers’® Award of Distinction and received Luxury Pools Pinnacle Design Awards in 2013, 2016, 2017 , two in 2018 and one in 2020. Aquatic Consultants’ has been featured on the front cover of Luxury Pools five times.

The team at Aquatic Consultants is headed by Andrew Kaner, MLA, SWD Master, Brian Van Bower, and Kevin Villar, M.Arch, senior design associate.

Van Bower is one of the founding partners of GENESIS®—an international educational design/construction consortium dedicated to being the resource for those with higher expectations in watershape design. Andy Kaner is an SWD Master, certified through the Society of Watershape Designers®. “Working with water as a medium gives us the freedom to create visual, audible, and emotional experiences that can be peaceful, playful, daring, and powerful,” Kaner concludes. 

Andrew Kaner
Brian Van Bower

13775 SW 145 CT., Suite A, Miami, FL 33186
In Business since 1989
Designs 20–50 Projects per Year
SERVICE AREA: International

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