Waters Edge is an aquatic engineering and design firm specializing in the evaluation, planning, and design of water parks, aquatic parks, aquatic centers, water spray grounds, and fountains.  With almost 100 years of cumulative staff experience, we are an established leader in the aquatics market.  For over a decade our firm has continued to provide professional planning and design services for our clients and have flourished into a highly reputable aquatic design group with a passionately creative and dedicated staff.

Why Waters Edge Aquatic Design?

Our design team listens to your objectives and focuses on providing creative and cutting-edge project-based solutions and designs specifically tailored to your individual needs.  Our team encourages you to bring your concerns, constraints, or ideas to implement, because our staff of aquatic designers is here to serve you!


Dave Schwartz <h6 style="padding:0;">Founding Principal Professional Engineer</h6>

Dave Schwartz

Founding Principal Professional Engineer

Dave has been in the engineering field since 1972, specializing in aquatic planning and design.  Dave has evaluated, planned, and designed hundreds of facilities throughout the United States.  He is known for his passion, technical knowledge, and ability to communicate with clients regarding project concerns. Dave works well with communities of all sizes.  He consistently demonstrates the ability to tailor services to meet the goals and expectations for small communities and large metropolitan areas. Dave's capabilities and manner of applying aquatic design services make him a highly sought-after and referred consultant.  Dave has developed a reputation of not only caring about his clients, but also caring about the aquatic industry.  He is currently serving on a technical committee for the newly developed Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), which is an effort to develop a national standard for the design and operation of aquatic facilities.

Jeff Bartley <h6 style="padding:0;">LEED AP, Professional Engineer</h6>

Jeff Bartley

LEED AP, Professional Engineer

Jeff takes great pride in directing all aspects of planning, design, construction administration, and operator training of aquatic facilities.  He is dedicated to designing facilities to meet each project's goals. His extensive technical knowledge of water modeling and design are a product of post-graduate studies at the University of Kansas.  During this time, Jeff conducted extensive research studies in water flow modeling and even taught a lab for water resource design to undergraduate students.  Jeff's research and project experience has provided him the tools to understand the technical design aspects, as well as the planning issues involved with the unique challenges of creating exceptional aquatic facilities.