Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Pool
is easy-to-use 'add-in' software designed for pool builders and pool designers
to create professional pool plans, sales plans and construction drawings much
faster and easier than CAD based systems.
It is built using the power of VisioTM
(the powerful, easy-to-use drawing program
by Microsoft) for 1D design, or the power
of Landscape Pro 2017
(RLP2017) for 3D design. This provides the user with an
easy-to-use design interface that virtually anyone can use without the need for
training classes, etc.
Once our 'add-in'
software is installed, you will have hundreds of pre-made and fully-editable
pool industry & outdoor shapes & symbols available, as well as design templates
and material libraries, which you can 'drag-n-drop' or
edit. You will also enjoy many time-saving features and tools for all pool
styles, decking, coping design as well as measurement & triangulation tools and
many more advanced features.
We also include professional design
templates and sample pool plans to speed up your design time - so you can design
all of your plans in minutes instead of hours!
ESI Pool EstimatorTM,
an easy-to-use and customizable Excel-based spreadsheet program that can
estimate your projects in minutes then creates a customizable Proposal,
and even a Job Schedule!
Our programs are a low 'one-time' cost with no monthly fees!
Includes free support and updates, training videos, and more!
Q. Can I create a
plan from scratch or make custom shapes?
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!
Can I modify
these shapes? (resize, reshape, etc.)
Yes, all shapes are fully-modifiable, editable, and scaleable,
and capable of instant
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
when changing pools or decks!)
Can I use existing hand-drawings or plot plans ?
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.
Can I design or convert plans
to different scales ?
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
Import or export to AutoCADTM
Print to any size
paper (letter, legal, ledger, all blue-print size, etc.).
Will your software run on Windows 10 ?
our programs work with all Windows versions:
(Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10) l all 32/64 bit Windows PCs are supported.
Which version of MS Office can I use?
Any locally installed edition of Microsoft Office or
Excel for Windows
is supported (Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, Office 365).
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.
I need to be on the internet to use the programs?
No, you do not need to be on the internet to operate our programs.
Also, there are no monthly logins or yearly updates required.
purchase Microsoft Office Visio eventually?
Only our PRO-SUITE 1D requires Visio. If you are using the Visio trial version
then at some point you will need to have to
purchase any version of Visio. Visio 2010 (any edition) is best
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 Visio removes
display options for 3D fills.
Can I use this program to produce a permit plan?
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.
Who can I contact
if I have any questions?
Please contact us (24/7) by using
or you may call us at 800-200-4670 (9:00am-5:00pm MST Mon-Fri)
computers may be used if Windows is installed,
and Office for Windows is also installed.
I need to run this software?
A. Our software requires very minimum
- Microsoft Windows
(Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10)
- 1.2 GHz CPU
- 4 GB System Memory
- 10 GB available hard
11-compatible Video Card with 512 MB Video Memory
(1 GB or more recommended)
- LCD Monitor: (1080p,
- Keyboard, Mouse
(with scroll-wheel preferred)
New 4K (3840×2160)
3D VR Goggles
supported as of 2017.
Oculus Rift VR (Virtual Reality) goggles require
'VR Ready' PC / Laptop.
What's Included with Pool Templates 1D for Visio?
Professional Pool/Spa Templates
& Objects in One Package:
Spas & Hot Tubs
Stairs & Steps
Site Plan layouts
Desert & Tropical Plants
Landscaping & hardscapes
specifications, and more!
Just 'drag-and-drop' hundreds of
fully-editable pool shapes, templates, & objects...
Professional Pool Design &
Estimating Add-in Softwarer
CAD Design & Estimating Solutions
of pre-drawn shapes!
or create your own shapes
IA, gallons and more!
Pool Projects in minutes!
Features, Equipment, more!
Import Plot Plans
to and from ANY scale!
Area, perimeter, volume
with 10,000 of a foot
Pool & Backyard Plans in just