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Design Services

50 Years of transformation by 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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  • River’s Edge Splash Pad

    Established more than 200 years ago, Farmington, Missouri, has become a prospering community in the Midwest region.  Located in scenic Southeast Missouri, at the edge of the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Farmington prides itself on a rich and very valued heritage, while at the same time experiencing continuous growth, both residentially and economically.    

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  • Lake Health Brunner Sanden Deitrick Wellness Campus Pool

      This two-story, 85,000 sq. ft. facility has redefined community health care and wellness by providing urgent care, access to medical care, and a health and wellness fitness center to a currently underserved portion of the community and surrounding area. Located adjacent to Mentor High School, the facility will be used by the Mentor Middle ...

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  • Salinas Municipal Aquatic Center

      After years of planning and a little more than a year of construction, the 17,000 sq. ft. Salinas Municipal Aquatic Center has replaced its 1949 counterpart.  The Salinas Aquatic Center has incorporated many "green" materials and processes, thus earning a Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. The facility has a retractable overhead ...

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  • Penn State – Recreation and Aquatics Center

      Breslin Ridyard Fadero Architects and Counsilman-Hunsaker designed Penn State's world-class natatorium, located inside the Capitol Union Building. The natatorium provides the backdrop for Penn State's swim athletes and various local schools to use for meets and training.  

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  • First Colony Community Association

    First Colony Community Association is a unique blend of residential neighborhoods and businesses with protective architectural guidelines and meticulously maintained streets, lakes, parks, and greenbelts. First Colony is a spectacle of tree lined streets, 11 swimming pools, miles of walking paths, lush parks, and lakes for truly unlimited recreational opportunities.

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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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