This 16-hour class provides students with a wealth of tools, techniques and instruction needed to conceptualize, present, refine and execute watershape designs. Students explore how today’s digital tool belt can be used to unleash their creativity and dazzle their clients.

Blended Delivery Method: The first 8 hours of this program is done asynchronously online, meaning that you take the approximately 1-hour lecture units at your own pace. The second 8 hours is done as a live online workshop.

8:00 hours online

8:00 hours live onine instruction

As an IACET-approved provider, Watershape University is authorized to award 1.6 CEUs total for this program. CUEs are only awarded upon completion of the 8-hour, in-person workshop.


David J. Peterson, P.E., IWI

President / CEO

Watershape Consulting, Inc.

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 registered engineer in several states. Peterson has been in the watershape 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.

Peterson reorganized the Genesis 3 Design Group into GENESIS® University in 2012. When GENESIS merged with the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) in 2016, Peterson became Director of Education for GENESIS, a position he held until forming Watershape University.