Andrew Kaner, MLA, SWD Master | Brian Van Bower, SWD Master

Elevated water levels to fractions of an inch below overhanging copings create illusions of heavy structures seeming to float on water. Horizon views are magnified and enhanced by edges that vanish into the landscape. The elevated 360-degree perimeter overflow spa lifts the spirit and the view with assorted massage therapy jet stations and raising the line of site to experience multi-dimensional planes of water art. Architecture by Saota Architecture and Design, Pool by Reef Tropical Pools and Photography by Adam Letch.

Aquatic 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, 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.

This 2017 FSPA award-winning 63-foot-long vanishing edge pool with acrylic window allows you to see through the wall into the depths of the pool. Pool by The Alexander Group Developers and architecture by Oppenheim Architecture + Design.

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.

This clean minimalistic deck level perimeter overflow/ vanishing edge combination pool provides a simplistic visual appeal and reflective quality that pays homage to the architecture. Even though the visual is simplistic, the tricked out detail work allows for multiple types of edge detailing and intersections that are complex to design and build. You can even isolate the spa for heating while leaving the overflow edges running, to preserve the visual appeal and respect the views. This project earned a Gold in the 2019 FSPA Design Awards. Architecture by Choeff Levy Fischman and pool by Reef Tropical Pools.

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.

This FSPA award-winning luxury pool is designed to compliment the blend of architecture, interior, and landscape. The floating paver detail illuminates the transitional space and further connects the built environment with water. This antigravity look creates the illusion of the architecture and built environments floating on water. Architecture by Choeff Levy Fischman.

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. Its innovative projects have received well over 100 design awards over the years, including two Pinnacle Awards for both 2016 and 2017 for Best Overall Design and Best Innovative Design, as well as three 2017 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 the 2013 Luxury Pools Pinnacle Design Award winner. Aquatic Consultants’ has been featured on the front cover of Luxury Pools four times.

This large L-shaped pool has a section that passes underneath the house with a bridge over it and is almost 100-feet long. It features an all-tile interior finish and the Lautner knife-edge perimeter overflow. Architecture by Harrison Design Associates, pool builder Jackson Pools Inc., and tile by Mosaicist.

The team at Aquatic Consultants is headed by Andrew Kaner, MLA, SWD Master and Brian Van Bower, SWD Master with Jonny Nalepa, Senior Design Associate and Kevin Villar, M.Arch.

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 and Brian Van Bower are SWD Masters, certified through the Society of Watershape Designers®.

This three-sided vanishing edge, Lautner knife-edge perimeter overflow combination with 360 degree elevated perimeter overflow spa features an uninterrupted panoramic view to embrace the mountain scene beyond. The pool, which is suspended 50 feet in the air, features all-tile. Built by Clearwater Construction Group and tile by Mosaicist. Photo by Scott Pearson.

“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.


13775 SW 145 CT., Suite A, Miami, FL 33186
In Business for over 45 Years
Designs 20 – 50 Projects per Year
SERVICE AREA: International

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