For the past 10 years, Satchell Engineering & Associates (SE&A) has been at the forefront of the aquatic life support system (LSS) industry, designing and engineering numerous LSS projects worldwide.

Our expertise extends beyond LSS systems. SE&A is a leading provider of water filtration design for specialty water features. Our portfolio includes a wide range of projects, including:


  • San Diego Zoo’s impressive 65-foot grand waterfall and streams located in Africa Rocks. Additionally, we’ve incorporated meticulously crafted surge effects that engender playful interactions among the penguins.
  • El Paso Zoo’s Chihuahuan Desert Exhibit, featuring a captivating flash flood effect, showcasing approximately 12,000 gallons of water cascading down a dry riverbed to depict the impact of flash flooding.
  • Orange County Zoo’s Large Mammal Habitat, where we incorporated large cascading waterfalls, rivers, and streams for the big cats’ enjoyment.
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s penguin exhibit, where special water features, including a water dump bucket effect, were introduced to the main pool, creating captivating wave effects.
  • Beach Park, Swim Park, we have provided preliminary designed for both saltwater and freshwater swimming rivers, dive pools, waterfalls, and swim-up beaches, providing visitors with an extraordinary aquatic experience for visitors.
  • Clearwater Marine Aquarium, use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for creating speciality effects, such as a marine mammal treadmill.
  • The Evergrande Real Estate Ocean Flower Island project, where SE&A provided conceptual design for pools and other water activities.


If you are working on a project or master plan that requires the expertise of water filtration engineering, particularly for special water features such as waterfalls, streams, and unique water effects, we encourage you to get in touch with Satchell Engineering & Associates. Our team’s extensive experience in water filtration engineering can be a valuable resource to your project, ensuring its success and providing an enriching experience for visitors.

Feel free to reach out to us to discuss your project further, and we will be more than happy to assist you with our expertise.