How We Got Started

Outdoor living and creative designs are unquestionably the passion of our owner Antonio Aparicio.  For years families wanted Antonio to create a backyard for them just like what they had seen in his own yard.  A backyard that brought a touch of nature suited for recreation and relaxation.   As a result, Antonio founded his company Decorative Water Gardens in 1996.  Requests for creative landscaping and water gardens quickly grew into requests for swimming pools that looked as natural as their water gardens.  In 1999, Antonio expanded his business to Aquascape Pools.  Since that time, Aquascape Pools has built over 500 pools across Oklahoma.   As the lead designer, Antonio’s innovative and creative designs have made Aquascape Pools one of the premier builders in Edmond and Oklahoma City.  Aquascape Pools and Decorative Water Gardens expanded again in 2013 with the addition of a second retail store.  Now with 2 locations up and running, we are growing again with the addition of an online store.  Antonio’s passion for creative design has been fueled by education classes in new techniques and cutting edge innovations.  He is a member of Gensis 3 and the American Pool and Spa Professionals.  Aquascape Pools was the 2014 recipient of the APSP Region 3 Silver Award and the 2015 APSP Region 3 Gold Award for Residential Concrete Pool Design.   His designs have earned him 9 awards for landscape innovation including 3 Best in Show awards for the Oklahoma Home and Garden Show.     Our website features a gallery of designs as well as informative tips for pool ownership.