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AquaPots® for Home Gardeners



Introducing Luxury Grade AquaPots by Proven Winners
Smart. Stylish. Sensational.

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Proven Winners has entered the pottery market with the addition of premium quality pottery to the brand family.  AquaPots invented by award-winning landscape architect Jack Barnwell and Proven Winners share a reputation for quality and innovation worldwide, making this a natural partnership.



Unmatched design capabilities, refined colors and unprecedented finishes make AquaPots a favorite among retailers, landscape professionals and home gardeners. Each piece is handmade by the company’s highly trained and talented craftsmen who use time-tested techniques and kilns to give each piece its own special character. Hundreds of unique designs in multiple sizes, colors and finishes are available across the full line which is sold at independent retailers across the U.S.  

Top 4 Reasons to Invest in AquaPots:

  1. Highest quality finishes of any ceramic planters - proprietary clay formulas and processes result in the removal of foreign substances trapped in the material, resulting in incredibly smooth, pure finishes. You'll find little to no pitting in the glaze AquaPots utilizes, compared to others on the market. Pitting is important to avoid because it allows debris and water to get into the pottery, compromising it over time.

    Examples of Pitting in Poor Quality Ceramics


     Premium Quality AquaPots Finishes


  2. Most durable planters on the market - AquaPots has been tested and proven to perform flawlessly in gardens across North America. The process of curing the clay at ultra-high temperatures and using only the highest quality, purest clay which is free of impurities allows AquaPots to withstand high and low temperature extremes.  


  3. Trendsetting colors and finishes - We don't just follow the trends, we set them - constantly studying trends and colors. Each new glaze recipe takes years of work and trials to perfect before introduction. Currently, 20+ unique colors and finishes are available across the full line of AquaPots.


  4. New designs every year - each year Proven Winners will be adding new styles and colors to the AquaPots line-up.




Introducing AquaPots Self-Watering Containers

AquaPots is an exceptional new concept in self-watering containers invented and patented by Jack Barnwell (left), an award-winning landscape architect from Mackinac Island, Michigan. Barnwell is an avid user of AquaPots who saw the need for gorgeous, commercial grade, self-watering containers for the variety of properties he services across the country. He worked with Michael Carr (right) to develop this stylish yet practical solution for his clients and has tested it for the last six years.

AquaPots are the first and only premium quality glazed ceramic self-watering planters on the market. They are not an insert but rather a complete system that is integrated into each planter. 



Key Benefits of AquaPots®

  • The convenience of a self-watering pot with the beauty of high-quality glazed ceramics. Durable quality components be reused year after year. 

  • No risk of overwatering. An overflow valve ensures plants cannot be overwatered, even in heavy rain.

  • No unsightly plastic drip tubing. A cleaner look that can be enjoyed anywhere instead of needing to stay where plumbing is located.

  • Elimination of fertilizer leaching and runoff due to the enclosed watering system.

  • No more water ring stains on the deck or porch.

  • Watering frequency is significantly decreased.

  • Smaller AquaPots last at least a week between waterings; larger Professional Series pots last up to one month.

  • Water savings with no waste. 25% of the amount of water is used with AquaPots vs. similar sized pots on drip irrigation.

  • Beautifully grown plants. Plants have continuous access to fertilizer-infused water and require minimal watering.

  • Frost and freeze resistant ceramic.
    Simply empty the pot and turn it upside down for winter (important for northern gardeners).

Here's what people are saying about AquaPots:

"Wow! We are thrilled with our AquaPots system. The gorgeous pottery we handpicked in various shapes and sizes with the watering system built in could not be easier to maintain when we are home or traveling. These one-of-a-kind pots are our best home investment to date. A GREAT addition to our outdoor living space!" - Gwen & Richard Z., Naples FL

"When Jack proposed these AquaPots to us, I'll admit I was skeptical that they would work like he said. However, after one full summer season of watering pots on our docks once a week as opposed to every other day, the labor savings alone paid for the entire collection of gorgeous pots in stunning Shepler's Blue! The plants and flowers also looked amazing all season long. We love them." - Chris Shepler, President of Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry, MI

"The AquaPots self-watering planters have brought such joy to our tenants. They love how our plants around to common areas, pool and entryways look so healthy and full now. The quality of the pottery is amazing too, and the fact that we don't have the staining and constant maintenance we used to have is a huge benefit for us." - Property manager, Marco Island FL 


How much do AquaPots cost?

Each retailer sets their own pricing for AquaPots they choose to carry, so it's best to check your local retailer for their pricing. You should expect self-watering containers to cost more than a standard planter since there are more components included. 

Can I buy an AquaPots insert for the pots I already own?

No. The AquaPots are an all-in-one system. A rim molded inside the container seals the water reservoir off from the soil area to prevent leaking. AquaPots do not have any bottom drainage holes. Instead, there is an overflow hole right below the platform within the container that allows for overflow of any excess water.

Is there an indicator on AquaPots that tells me when it's time to refill them?

There is an overflow hole in the side of the container where water will dribble out once you've filled the reservoir fully. This important hole makes it impossible to overwater your plants. Smaller pots typically last one week before needing to be refilled. Larger pots will last longer between waterings.  

What sizes and colors do AquaPots come in?

Though dozens of options are available across the full line, each retailer independently decides which pots to carry at their store. Check your local retailers for their selections, and keep an eye out for this distinctive pottery when you travel. Premium quality planters are a fun and worthwhile garden accessory to collect.

Can AquaPots withstand the southern heat?

Certainly. We have trialed AquaPots in the full hot sun of southern Florida for the last six years with outstanding results. AquaPots are an ideal choice for warm climates where plants need to be watered frequently, since they drastically reduce the time and effort needed to water, without wasting any precious water resources. Some large AquaPots even went through the eye of Hurricane Irma in 2019 and not only did they remain upright - the plants rebounded quickly and looked as good as new within a week.

My AquaPots appear to be leaking...

If you'd notice puddles around your AquaPots during summer months, this is due to condensation. We recommend that you place small plastic blocks or “toilet shims” under them, 3 per pot, to allow a small amount of air flow and they will dry right up. It also allows a small blower to be able to clean a patio off better.

Are AquaPots available in Canada?

We are shipping to Canadian customers through our online store, but there are currently not any Canadian retailers stocking them.

Are AquaPots available from your online store?

We will have a small selection of this pottery available online. However, we encourage you to shop local for these premium quality planters.

What do I do with my AquaPots in the winter?

We recommend for customers that experience freezing weather to first pump out the water from their AquaPots if they desire to save soil. Since we recommend that you replace your soil annually to provide more nutrients and minimize disease/viruses in the soil, plan on doing that in the spring.

If customers choose to entirely empty the AquaPots, they can be stored in a garage.  We recommend customers dump out all remaining soil and water before storing the containers for the winter. AquaPots can also be left upside down outside all winter.

Another option would be to pump out the water, leave the soil, and cover the containers with a heavy duty garbage bag and some duct tape so no additional moisture can enter.  Should customers remove soil and water, and leave AquaPots outside, we recommend that you place a piece of wood or tile across the top opening that will prevent snow/rain from gathering, and then place a garbage bag over the AquaPots. 

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