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David Peterson P.E.
Watershape Consulting, Inc.
140 Lomas Santa Fe Dr Ste 202
Solana Beach, CA 92075-1252
T (858) 720-1001
F (858) 720-9001
Peterson is President/CEO of Watershape Consulting, Inc., an international planning, design, and engineering firm providing owners, architects, contractors, and the legal profession with services relating to residential, commercial, and institutional pools, spas, and water features. He obtained his B.S. Civil Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is a licensed engineer in several states. Peterson has been in the watershaping industry since 1994 when he began his career designing life support systems for large aquariums and marine mammal exhibits. He was Vice President Engineering at Polaris Pool Systems where he developed and patented several products. He is a prolific writer and is actively involved with trade organizations and code development.
Torrey Pines High School - Del Mar, California
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo - B.S. Civil Engineering with
concentrations in water resources and structures
University of California San Diego - Engineering Management
Genesis - All core classes
Enartec, Inc. 1994-1998 - Designed
life support systems for
large aquariums and marine mammal exhibits.
Polaris Pool Systems, Inc. 1998-2004 - Product development
for pool industry products.
Watershape Consulting, Inc. 2004-Present - Founder of
planning, design, and engineering firm.
California Registered Professional Civil Engineer
Registered Professional Engineer AL, IL, MO, & NY
National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying
Licensed Contractor (California A, B & C-53 classifications)
American Concrete Institute
American Society of Civil Engineers
Construction Specifications Institute
National Society of Professional Engineers
WaterShapes Magazine Contributing Editor
Cambridge Who's Who
Advocate for safety, energy efficiency and improved design
David Peterson P.E. Education Credits
Level I Design School "2005"
Pool and Watershape Construction School "2006"
Design Schools "2007/2008"
• Elements of Design
• Measured Perspective
• Color Theory
• The Vocabulary of Architecture & Style
• Ponds and Waterfeatures
Professional Client Presentation Workshop "2008"