Brian Van Bower has over 43 years of professional experience in the swimming pool and spa industry. He is currently active with two companies: He is President of "Aquatic Consultants" a Miami, Florida based international consulting / design firm specializing in upscale and unusual pool and waterscape designs; Brian Van Bower is also President and co-founder, with partner Skip Phillips, of "Genesis 3 Design Group", an international company specializing in instructional and educational progressive schooling for those involved in the design, engineering and construction of swimming pools, spas, water features and outdoor living areas. He has been a contributing editor for Watershapes Magazine since 1999 in the US and is Senior Contributing Editor for WAVES Magazine in India. He is one of only 35 people worldwide that have achieved the Society of Watershape Designer (SWD) certification through Genesis 3.
Brian holds a Florida State Commercial Pool Contractors license. He has served the National Spa and Pool Institute (NSPI) in various capacities since 1979 including President of Region VII (Florida), NSPI National Vice President, Region VII and he was inducted into the NSPI, Region VII "Hall of Fame" in 1994. He chaired the NSPI International Design Award Committee from 1997-1999.
Brian Van Bower has won over 100 industry design awards. He and his company's work have been featured in many national periodicals, magazines and television shows including Bob Vila's Home Again television show, Florida Home and Garden magazine, CNN News, Florida Lifestyles TV show, NBC News, CBS News Sunday Morning Show 8/2007, CNBC On The Money 2006, PBS National Television "Spotlight on Safety" segment, Homebuilding Digest show on Home & Garden Television, Architectural Digest, Florida Architecture (front cover), Tycoon Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, The Orlando Sentinel, Millionaire Magazine, Pool and Spa Living and Florida Trend Magazine. His expertise and projects are regularly featured in the industry trade publications, Home Magazine's TV show, Ambiance Piscines Magazine (France) and Aqua Magazine. He has contributed to SPLASH magazine in Australia. His work was prominently featured in the tabletop book, "Dream Pools" by Deborah Dietsch in 2002. For four years Brian was host of his own weekly radio show, "All About Pools and Spas" in South Florida.
Van Bower is known for his public speaking ability and as a popular seminar leader for many organizations and has given seminars and keynote speeches around the country and abroad. In 1998 he was a speaker at the International Pool Show in Lyon, France. In 2000 he was the keynote speaker for the Pool Industry Show in Australia and a featured speaker for the SPLASH Pool Industry Conference in Bali, Indonesia in 2001. Van Bower gave the keynote presentation for NSPI Region III in Houston, Texas in 2003. He delivered the keynote address to the Texas Pool and Spa Show in Ft. Worth, Texas in January 2008. He is an accredited Continuing Education instructor for the State of Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board. Brian and Genesis 3 are responsible for the design/build educational programs for the International Pool Spa Patio Expo show annually each November. Brian and Genesis 3 are members of BSW, the German Pool Association, and will be the featured presenters in Germany this year for the third time. His passion for his life's work and dedication to elevating the level of performance of the industry are matched only by his gusto for life.
Aquatic Consultants, Inc.
13145 S.W. 104 Terrace
Miami, FL 33186
connectSkype: bvanbower and andy.kaner
We work with homeowners, architects, landscape architects, pool companies, builders and design professionals to:
- Create original design concepts
- Review existing designs
- Provide energy efficient hydraulic systems
- Discuss and specify equipment options
- Provide material selections
- Review proposals
- Assist with contractor selection
- Manage and coordinate construction
- Provide site inspections
- Create pre-purchase feasibility studies