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AquaPots® by Proven Winners

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

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



Unmatched design capabilities, refined colors and unprecedented finishes make AquaPots a great addition for retailers, landscape professionals and home gardeners. Each piece is handmade by highly trained and talented craftsmen who use time-tested techniques and kilns to give each piece its own special character. AquaPots are available in dozens of unique designs in multiple sizes, colors and finishes.  

Top 4 Reasons to Choose AquaPots by Proven Winners:

  1. Highest quality finishes of any ceramic planters - AquaPots' 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 utilized on AquaPots, compared to others on the market. Pitting 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 have been time tested and 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, dozens of unique colors and finishes are available across the full line of AquaPots.


  4. New designs every year - Each year, new designs and colors will be added to the AquaPots product line.



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.

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. Professionals: download the wholesale AquaPots catalog.



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 


Can all pots be converted into AquaPots?

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 a hole right below the platform within the container that allows for overflow of any excess water.

Where can I find AquaPots images & videos for my advertising needs?

Download images and videos from this DropBox Folder.


Wholesale Ordering Options

Wholesale, retail and professional landscape customers are encouraged to pre-book all AquaPots, for spring sales through BFG Supply Co., a distributor of AquaPots in North America. Call 800.883.0234.  Additionally, pallets of AquaPots can also be purchased directly from Proven Winners, especially for re-stocking through the spring months when local inventory may be tight. Call 815.895.1872 for more information.

There are dozens of unique designs in multiple sizes and over a hundred color and finish options in the full AquaPots line. Wholesale customers who order full container loads direct from Vietnam will have a wider range of color options and can combine AquaPots with their standard pottery order to take advantage of discounts.

Proven Winners manage consumer marketing efforts for the line. Promotions for the line will spread across Proven Winners’ social media channels, consumer flower and garden shows, the Gardener’s Idea Book and a localized Facebook campaign for each retailer offering AquaPots.


Proven Winners has created a listing of all retailers who carry AquaPots so customers can find them at your store.

Find a Retailer Near You.

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Additionally, we've created a website dedicated to AquaPots




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