Information on Purchased Swimming Pool Plan Designs
Paper Size for Printing
The scaled plans are letterhead or A4 size for ease of printing on any home computer.
How the Plans are Delivered
Purchased designs are in .PDF format and are available for download from your account
on our website as many times as you need to. No waiting! And they are yours to keep!
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Different Styles of Pools Explained
Formal or Geometric Pools
These pools use specific shapes like rectangles but can also include angled lines
and circles. You will see what we mean when you use that search area. They would
normally suit a more formal home or garden. They are also great if you want a rectangle
or square pavilion touching your pool, or if you want to have a rendered feature
wall with a plaque style or sheer descent style water feature to hide the filtration
equipment. They usually suit homes that have solid render finish.
Natural or Freeform Pools
These designs use flowing lines for a more natural look. If you want your pool to
mimic nature as closely as possible, then choose this style. They look good with
planting close to the pool edge and timber decking, where practical. They also take
on a real, natural feel if you choose to add boulders or rocks around the edge,
especially if the rocks are partly submerged. They usually suit homes made from
timber or brick.
Water Features and Other Unique Features
Many of our plans will have added features... Water features are like putting icing
on a cake - they make your pool come alive and create an instant 3D effect, which
makes your pool very appealing to the eye. Using a water feature or other unique
feature such as a gazebo or large feature plants, lifts your pool above the surrounding
area and will add a lot more value to your home than the actual feature costs.
Different Styles of Plans Explained
Standard Concept Plan (Recommended)
This is a view of the pool area from directly above you can use a scale ruler and
your print setting percentages to get the size you need. Use this concept plan and
associated plans to get accurate quotes from Pool Builders.
Perspective View (Optional though Recommended)
Perspectives are not scaled, but are great for a 3D look at the finished pool, and
shows you how the finished design is intended to look - which is important. But
you will need to purchase the standard concept plan as well, so you can get an accurate
quote, which will enable you to build the area to the correct dimensions.
Other Detail Plans (Optional though Recommended)
These plans are usually not to scale, but are great for viewing the detail of the
various features around your pool area.
Engineering plans for general swimming pool construction are usually supplied by
your pool builder but can be obtained from your local structural engineering firms.
These plans are usually generic, which means they apply to most swimming pools and
are not tied to a specific design, unless the design has unique features that require
non-standard engineering details. We may have them available on this website at
a future date, but you would still have to get them signed by a local engineer,
and your local engineer would usually have generic plans available that they can
supply at very little cost to you. It is their signature at the bottom of the engineering
plans that you pay the money for, not the actual plans. You can use our business
directory to search for an engineer in your area.
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(Frequently Asked Questions). You'll learn a lot in this section of the website.
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area, and we'll endeavor to answer any questions as quickly as possible.