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DESIGN 461: Waterfalls for Swimming Pools and Landscapes

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and evaluate the site as well as the client’s goals.
  • How to determine the best sizing and placement of the waterfall.
  • Preparation of the site and or swimming pool structure.
  • Construction of the actual waterfalls and grottos.
  • Detailing the waterfall for visual and audible effects.


This course will focus on designing and constructing residential and commercial waterfalls for swimming pools, landscapes and intimate gardens. Critical design and construction details will be explained as well as how to develop and control crucial audio and visual elements.

Time/ Credits

1:75 hrs


David B. Duensing, SWD Registered

General Manager / David B Duensing Aquatic Construction Services LLC
Atlantic Beach, FL
President / David B. Duensing & Associates, Inc.
Atlantic Beach, FL
(904) 380-6843

SWD Registered Pool Designer
  • First President of The National Association of Pond Professionals
David B. Duensing

Founded in 1989, David B. Duensing & Associates, Inc. has been one of the most active, experienced and respected design and consulting firms in the water garden and waterfeature industry. Duensing’s other company, Aquatic Construction Services, LLC., founded in 2006, focuses on the construction of highly detailed and, at times, extreme waterfeatures. He is past president of the National Association of Pond Professionals (NAPP), and writes and speaks for industry publications and associations. His construction and logistical efforts were featured alongside Anthony Archer-Wills on Animal Planet’s 2014 series The Pool Master.