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

This deck level Lautner Knife edge slot perimeter overflow/vanishing edge combination creates an uninterrupted panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea and Islands beyond. The elevated 360 degree perimeter overflow spa further elevates the view, the reflections and the spirit. Stainless steel handrails add a sense of security while providing a unique sculptural element flanking the shallow lounging area shaded with a Tuuci stainless steel umbrella, Ledge Lounger furniture and an all glass tile interior finish. The scene is complete to play out the life long memories this pool and the surrounding environment create every day. Tile Interior Finish by Mosaicist Ray Corral. Photography by Jimi Smith.


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, 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.

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.

Where cutting edge design and innovation meet and the complex is made to look simple. This three-sided grass edge perimeter overflow pool with a 360-degree perimeter overflow spa was designed to blend in with the pool seamlessly to give the illusion of a single plane. With the push of a button, the spa is isolated to heat up on demand. The vanishing edge design incorporates a two-tiered overflow that doubles as an illuminated fountain during the evening. The minimal edges that surround the pool and retaining walls hide the top of walls and eliminate coping to maintain simple clean lines that enhance reflections while allowing the natural sod to grow right up to the edge. Pool construction by Reef Tropical Pools; photography by Jimi Smith.

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.

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 five 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 and two in 2018. 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 Ray Corral, Mosaicist.

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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