"NEW CAD Design & Estimating Solution for the Pool Builder!"    


    Frequently Asked Questions:

Q.          What is Pool TemplatesTM ? 

A.    Pool TemplatesTM  is easy-to-use 'add-in' software for Microsoft VisioTM and ExcelTM designed for pool builders to create professional pool plans and construction drawings with estimates much faster and easier than other CAD-based systems. It is built using the power of Microsoft Office to provide the user with an easy-to-use design program that anyone can use to create professional pool plans, sales plans, and pool estimates in just minutes!

Why is our Pro-SuiteTM 1D so different than the many generic landscape-type programs you've already tried? Our software is created for the pool builder, owner-builder, pool designer to accurately visualize, calculate, estimate, build and manage your projects, and also produces a proposal and contract, scheduling, and much more.

Once our Pro-SuiteTM software is installed, you will have 100's of pre-made and fully-editable CAD shapes and tools in Visio that you can 'drag-n-drop' instantly to create your drawing (which you can edit or create your own). Also you'll enjoy unique time-saving features such as instant 'design' tools and over 80 pre-made plans & templates that professional builders have relied on for years. You can draw in any scale, any paper size, import plot plans, faxes and hand-drawings and make them to scale, add construction details, and many more features that other programs don't have!

Also ask about our new PRO-SUITE 3DTM that can create amazing 3D designs and presentations using a popular landscape program and without the need for Visio on your computer!

Q.         Can I create a plan from scratch or make custom shapes?

A.    Yes, our shapes will help speed up the design process by allowing you to 'drag-n-drop' approx. 80% of your plan. Also, you can create a plan from scratch, or modify any of our shapes & objects and save them as your own!

Q.           Can I modify these shapes? (resize, reshape, etc.)

A.    Yes, all shapes are fully-modifiable, editable, and scaleable, and capable of instant Area and Perimeter and Volume modifications using our built-in 'measure tool' (an extremely accurate virtual 'planimeter' that is built right into the program (valued over $500), just click on any shape the view or modify measurements instantly!)

(No more manual re-calculating when changing pools or decks!)

Q.         Can I use existing hand-drawings or plot plans ?

A.    Yes, Pool Templates allows the designer to insert scanned images (city plot plans, hand-drawings, even pictures) into your drawing. You can can also convert to and from any scale - without the need to trace it!, and you can include the plot plan within your drawing.

Q.         Can I design or convert plans to different scales ?

A.    Yes, Pool Templates allows you to design in any scale (Architectural, Engineering, Metric, or Custom). You can also convert your plans or scans to-or-from any scale at any time, even faxed plans (which typically are not scaled) can be made to scale! You can also:

- Change to US Imperial or Metric units.
- Import or export to AutoCAD
- Print to any size paper (letter, legal, ledger, all blue-print size, etc.).

Q.           Will your software run on Windows Windows 10 ?

A.    Our PRO-SUITE 1D works with all ALL Windows versions:
(Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10) l 32 & 64 bit Windows PCs are supported.

Q.           Which version of MS Office can I use?

A.    Any locally installed edition of Microsoft Office or Excel (2007 or higher) is supported (Excel 2007-2016)

Microsoft Excel must be locally installed on your computer, meaning you can use Office without an internet connection.

Free Excel-like programs such as 'Open Office' or 'Libre Office'  as well as any Mac based Excel or Office are not supported.

Q.          Do I need to be on the internet to use the programs?

A.    No, you do not need to be on the internet to operate our programs.
Also, there are no monthly logins or yearly updates required!

Q.          Will I need to purchase Microsoft Office Visio eventually?

A.    Only our PRO-SUITE 1D requires Visio. If you are using the Visio trial version of Visio then at some point you will need to have to purchase any version of Visio. Visio 2010 (any edition) is best recommended.

Always install the 32-bit version of Visio for best results (even with 64-bit computers). Visio 2013-2016 is not recommended if you want to use our 3D fills as it removes display options for 3D fills

Q.           Can I use this program to produce a permit plan?

A.    You can create a pool plan for the permit process using this program to show all the necessary items for the build plan submittal. In some cities you will be required to also show a cross-section 'standard-plan' of the pool wall which can be obtained by your local engineer's office.

Q.           Who can I contact if I have any questions?

A.    Please contact us (24/7) by using Contact Us email anytime,
or you may call us at 800-200-4670 (9:30am-5:00pm MST Mon-Fri)

Apple Mac computers may be used if Windows is installed,
and Office for Windows is also installed.


    What's Included with Pool Templates 1D for Visio?

Professional Pool/Spa Templates & Objects in One Package:

Play Pools
Diving Pools
Freeform Pools
Geometric Pools
Spas & Hot Tubs
Decking & Pavers
Sheer waterfalls
Pool Accessories
Rock waterfalls
Stairs & Steps
Pool Lights
Site Plan layouts
Desert & Tropical Plants
Landscaping & hardscapes
specifications, and more!


Just 'drag-and-drop' hundreds of
fully-editable pool shapes, templates, & objects...

You may customize every shape even more with the 'built-in'
control handles

(click to enlarge)

Professional Pool Design &
Estimating for Microsoft Visio

NEW CAD Design & Estimating Solution!

    Create ALL Builder & Sales Plans!
Hundreds of pre-drawn shapes!
    Modify or create your own shapes
    Freeform & Geometric Pools!
    Calculates IA, gallons and more!
Estimate Pool Projects in minutes!
    Area & Perimeter Measure Tool!
  Water Features, Equipment, more!
  Import Plot Plans and Convert
        to and from ANY scale!
Measures Area, perimeter, volume
        with 10,000 of a foot accuracy!

Create Professional Pool & Backyard Plans in just minutes!



Minimum System Requirements (PRO-SUITE 1D):

Any Windows PC running
Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10
4Gb Ram, 3 Gb Hdd space available

Software Requirements:

Visio 2003-2010
Excel 2007 or higher


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