"Design & Estimating Solution for the Pool Builder!"    


    Frequently Asked Questions:

Q.          What is Pool TemplatesTM or PRO-SUITETM? 

A.    Pool TemplatesTM  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!

PRO-SUITETM adds our 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, Contract,
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?

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 10 ?

A.    Yes, our programs work with all Windows versions:
(Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10) l all 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 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.

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 Visio 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 (9:00am-5:00pm MST Mon-Fri)

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

Q.          What computer do I need to run this software? 

A.    Our software requires very minimum computer hardware:

    System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, or 10)
  • 1.2 GHz CPU (minimum)
  • 4 GB System Memory
  • 10 GB available hard disk space
  • DirectX 11-compatible Video Card with 512 MB Video Memory
     (1 GB or more recommended)
  • LCD Monitor: (1080p, 1440p, 4K)
  • Keyboard, Mouse (with scroll-wheel preferred)

    New 4K (38402160) and 'Oculus Rift' 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:

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...

Professional Pool Design &
Estimating Add-in Software

CAD Design & Estimating Solutions

    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!





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