We find solutions. We maintain integrity. We expect excellence.


Whether you are designing for a city, school, housing association, apartment, or residence, we have the expertise to design a swimming pool or spa that fits your specific needs. 

our process

When it comes to designing a swimming pool no two projects are the same, so we take the time to understand what your needs are and how to see it through to completion. From the initial design phase to the final inspection, we will be with you every step of the way.  

1. Preliminary Plans
Whether you have a design already in mind or you are starting from scratch; whether you have a simple pool and hot tub or an elaborate waterpark system, we start with drawing up your project, discussing the options and making sure we are all on the same page. We have an intake form we will have you fill out to guide us as we layout your project and begin the selection of equipment.
2. Permit Ready Plan Set
Once we are certain of the scope of the project, we will create a permit ready plan set. We call this our 95% plan set. This set will be shared with the owner and the other disciplines to coordinate architectural and MEP services. Once we have made those revisions, we will issue a permit ready set of plans and help you through the Health Department Submittal and Permitting Process.
3. Construction Documents
There are almost always revisions throughout the permitting process. When that is complete, we will issue a Construction Document set of plans. And you are ready to build!
4. Construction Administration
Through out the build there are always questions and clarifications requested. We are here to support you throughout this phase of the project. In many jurisdictions we are required to inspect your project and verify that it was built per plans. We work with you to get the information we need certify your build as plan compliant.
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about us

Since 2018, Aquatic Engineering Consultants has been providing an unparalleled service to the Aquatic Engineering Design Industry. Founded by Melissa Zeis after years of experience, both as an employee of an Architecture firm and then as a sole proprietor, she looked to fill a growing niche in the world of Aquatic Design.

For over 14 years, Ms. Zeis has been engineering Swimming Pools, Spas and Water Features with hundreds of projects in over 20 states. Sharing that knowledge with her staff and maintaining input on all projects brought into Aquatic Engineering Consultants, she and her staff are ready to help you with all your design needs. Whether a hotel or municipal swimming pool, rooftop spa, water park resort, splash pad or anything in between, they have the engineering solutions for you.

Our Team


Melissa Zeis
CEO/Principal Engineer

Melissa Zeis, PE has been engineering Swimming Pools, Spas and Water Features for over 14 years. She began her career in the swimming pool industry in 2008 while working for a hospitality architecture design firm. In April of 2018, she founded Aquatic Engineering Consultants. Maintaining a focus on leading a team that provides design excellence and solutions for small to mid-size aquatic venues, Melissa strives to provide a positive work environment for her employees that emphasizes work-life balance!


Roy Alexander
CADD Technician

Born and raised in Rochester, MN, Roy attended University of North Dakota in Grand Forks for Business Administration. After receiving his degree, he moved to Fargo, ND where he worked in a variety of fields leading up to Melissa at Aquatic Engineering Consultants giving him an opportunity to design swimming pools. He has a background in construction and building. Also, has a passion for design and drafting, which is what he will be assisting with to complete projects.


Nic Hansen
Engineering Intern

Originally from Rogers, MN, Nic currently lives in Fargo, ND, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Minor in Manufacturing Engineering at North Dakota State University. As an engineering intern, Nic plans to expand and broaden his knowledge as an engineer while shadowing and assisting Melissa. His role will be working with clients to assemble functioning efficient mechanical rooms while also helping draft plans.

Aquatic Engineering Consultants

Come and visit our new office! 3937 4th St E, West Fargo, ND 58078

Contact Us

Please reach out with any questions, we’d love to learn more about your project.


Grand Opening
&Ribbon Cutting

Thank you to the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce (FMWF Chamber) for a GREAT #grandopening celebration! Thank you to all of our neighbors in the Oakridge Business Condos Association for the support! AND thank you to all of our family, friends and colleagues who took time out of their day to help us celebrate - what a great day!