David J. Peterson, P.E.

SWD Master

Bio

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.

David J. Peterson, P.E.

David J. Peterson, P.E.

Society of Watershape Designers Education


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"
Major Renovation School "2017"