Design Services

Unique transformative aquatic design

From the brainstorms and napkin sketches of a pool owner to the exacting specs of an architect’s blueprint, we have the expertise to turn dreams into inspiring life experiences.

Where should you begin? Our team of designers and engineers will analyze the condition of your site, develop schematic designs, and work with you to achieve desired outcomes for your state-of-the-art aquatic facility. From identifying your competitors to continually reassessing your budget and ensuring that your aquatic center features all of the amenities you desire, our team will develop a comprehensive design for your aquatic facility that exceeds all expectations.  Get our e-Book

We serve excellence. From vision to reality, it's important for Counsilman-Hunsaker to bring our clients complete satisfaction. Our diverse and experienced team provide innovative solutions so that your project can be completed on time and within budget. A few of our design processes include:

Project Programming and Conceptual Development: Kicking off your project with a thorough needs assessment with users, stakeholders, and constituents, we'll identify the defining goals and opportunities set for each project.

Schematic Design: Counsilman-Hunsaker tailor designs that meet the desired outcome. During this phase, we will communicate with the architect to develop probable construction costs and estimate data for the aquatic facility as a whole.

Design Development: After pinpointing any issues the design team may need to resolve, we prepare design drawings for the pool and features. Our LEED accredited professionals will apply sustainable design elements to lower operating costs and improve energy efficiency.

Construction Drawings and Specifications: Final coordination across teams becomes critically important as we present specific details for pool and aquatic facility construction. Our internal quality control process ensures that plans comply with applicable codes and standards.

Pool Contractor Procurement: With construction documents complete, pool contractors bid on the project based on experience, workmanship, aquatic equipment and systems knowledge, and past performance.

Construction Administration: Maintaining project quality at key milestones throughout construction, our professionals conduct on-site visits to monitor progress and submit formal reports. We review any contractor submittals, shop drawings, project information, and requested substitutions.

Project Commissioning and Operational Support: Once construction is complete, Counsilman-Hunsaker continues to offer many levels of support for ongoing operations. Our Aquatic Management Program and full suite of web-based applications help facilities train and lead staff while maintaining standards of excellence.

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  • O’Fallon Recreation Center

      As one of the fastest growing communities in the St. Louis area, the city of O'Fallon developed an ambitious master plan to create indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities for its residents. A portion of the $17 million bond as earmarked for the construction of a new indoor community recreation center called the Renaud Sprit ...

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  • Roger Scott Pool

      In 2009, the need for renovation/expansion became apparent for the Roger Scott Pool in Pensacola, Florida. City officials retained Counsilman-Hunsaker and the architectural firm, PBS&J, to transform the existing municipal swimming pool into a more family-focused aquatic center that would give guests a reason to visit time and time again.  

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  • Bloomsburg University – Nelson Field House

    The Nelson Field House, located on Bloomsburg University's upper campus, serves as home for most of the university's indoor athletic events. The facility has all the necessary components as it holds a six lane, 25-yard pool, a 2,000-seat arena for all home basketball and wrestling events, an indoor track, two tennis courts, and two handball/racquetball ...

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  • MAPS3 Senior Health & Wellness Center #2 – Pete White Health & Wellness

      The Pete White Health & Wellness Center is the second of four Senior Health & Wellness Centers funded by the third iteration of the MAPS initiatives promoting healthy, active lifestyles, social interaction and overall quality of life for Oklahoma City residents 50 years and older. To accomplish these objectives, the 39,000 sq. ft. facility ...

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  • PA Adult Services Natatorium

    The Devereux Foundation is a non-profit organization, which offers health-care assistance, currently in 12 states across the country, to children, adults, and families with special needs. Located on 35 beautiful, wooded acres near the historic Berwyn's Main Line, PA Adult Services specializes in services primarily for adults with mental retardation, mental disabilities, and mental health ...

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We are leaders in swimming pool and aquatic facility design

Using visual media, knowledge of the site, and your vision for a state-of-the-art aquatic center, our team can craft a dynamic, efficient facility design, and help you evaluate, modify, and choose the perfect model for your project.

During this critical phase, we’ll work with you to make sure that the design of your aquatic center compliments the type of activities your facility offers and the existing aesthetic of the location. If you’re interested in discussing your visions for an aquatic facility or have questions about other stages in our aquatic facility design process, get in touch with our team today.

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