Turning Water into Art
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 of 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 Colombia, as well as local projects near their home base in Miami, Florida. Among current undertakings 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.
The firm 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 pumping are among their earth-friendly options.
Aquatic Consultants is known for specializing in unusual, innovative conceptual designs, 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. Its innovative projects have received well over 100 design awards over the years, and it 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.
The team at Aquatic Consultants is headed by Andrew Kaner, MLA, SWD Master and Brian Van Bower, SWD Master with Miguel Hastings, MLA and Jonny Nalepa leading the design associates work.
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™, a Genesis program.
“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.