Chris Andersen, Designer

Chris joined Water Design in 2004. He is heavily involved in the design of both commercial and residential aquatic designs. Chris primarily develops the design parameters of each project and creates full construction drawings for pool and spa contractors throughout the Intermountain Area. He is often called upon to act as liaison between pool contractors and local and state building and health departments. 

Chris works directly with owners, architects and developers in creating bid and construction documents for projects that range from family backyards to high end resort properties. He also works directly with health department officials to address safety concerns and to assure designs meet health code requirements. Chris provides consultation with clients on design, structural and safety issues. He performs plan reviews and calculation checks, and is responsible for training and directing new employees. 


  • B.S., forestry, Utah State University, 1979
  • Various ArcGIS courses, ESRI Redlands, California, 1999 to 2004
  • AutoCAD studies, Salt Lake Community College, 2004
  •  Various Classified Security Courses, Defense Investigative Service, 1985 to 2004


  • Forest Resource Inventory and Maps for B. Everett Jordan Lake, Moncure, North Carolina, U.S. Army Engineer District, October 9, 1987.
  • Mapping Methods and Vegetation Changes along the lower Colorado River between Davis Dam and the border with Mexico, Bureau of Reclamation, October 30, 1986