Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Pool TemplatesTM ?
easy-to-use add-in software for Microsoft Office designed for pool builders and pool designers to create
professional pool plans, pool estimates, and construction drawings much faster
and easier than CAD based systems. It is built using the power of Microsoft
to provide the user with an easy-to-use design program that anyone
can use to create professional build-ready pool plans, sales plans, and pool estimates in just minutes!
Once our Pro-SuiteTM
software is installed, you will have hundreds of pre-made and fully-editable CAD
shapes that you can 'drag-n-drop' instantly into your drawings which you can
edit (or create your own)! Also you'll enjoy many time-saving features such as
instant decking and copings, a built-in planimeter to measure area, perimeter
and volume, draw in any scale, import/export to AutoCAD, import plot plans,
faxes and hand-drawings to scale, and many more advanced features!
I need to run your software?
PC or laptop running Microsoft Windows
and Microsoft Office
Excel and MS Visio.
Can I modify
these shapes? (resize, reshape, etc.)
Yes, all shapes are fully-modifiable, editable, and scaleable,
and capable of instant
readings with our built-in measure tool (an extremely accurate virtual 'planimeter'
valued at over $600 if bought separately is built right in, just click on any
shape or line for instant
Q. Can I create a
a plan from scratch or make custom shapes?
Absolutely, our shapes will help speed up the design process by allowing you to
'drag-n-drop' approx. 90% of your pool plan! Also,
you can create a plan from scratch, or modify any of our shapes & objects, or
group and save them as your own templates!
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 re-scale to and from any scale, and design the
property or pool from that initial drawing.
Can I design or convert plans
to different scales ?
Yes, Pool Templates allows you to design in any scale. You can also convert
your plans (or any scanned
to or from any scale at any time, even faxed plans (which
typically are not scaled) can be scaled! You can also:
Have the program default to
Imperial or Metric.
Import and export AutoCAD files!
Print to any size
paper (letter, legal, ledger, blue-print size, etc.).
Q. Can I use
my Mouse, a Drawing Tablet, or a Tablet PC?
Yes, unlike other 'proprietary' pool design programs, our commercial-grade software is
100% Microsoft compatible and works with ANY
mouse, pen, scanner, or printer on the market!
Use your existing mouse to draw with, or you can add
any new wireless mouse pen or Tablet PC on the market...
New wireless pens! Works with your
mouse, a mouse pen, or drawing tablet!
programs also work on my Mac?
Our software will run on the newer 'Intel' based Macs
with Windows installed, and the 'boot-camp' or 'parallel' Mac utility.
Is the program
Microsoft Windows 10 compatible?
Yes, our current Pro-Suite works with all Windows PCs:
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and the new Windows 10!
I need to be on the internet to use the programs?
Not at all, just install the program into your computer like most all other
software and begin using it on up to 2 computers (your desktop and a laptop).
There are no monthly logins or updates required.
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.
Q. Can I resell these templates?
may NOT resell or distribute
the templates, stencils, or program to others. You also may not convert them
into another format for resale. The individual templates, stencils, and objects
are not for shared use.
We Welcome Your
Comments and Suggestions...
If you are a professional pool designer, please free free to share or contribute
drawings, pool & landscape objects or designs you may have. If we use them
here, we will reward you
with free updates and additional templates!
Please email your comments or designs:
Any Windows PC (Windows XP, Vista,
7, 8, 10)
2 Gb Ram, 1Gb drive space
2007 or higher (Visio 2010 is preferred)
Excel 2007 (or higher)
Microsoft Windows, Visio and Excel are registered trademarks of
What's Included with New
Pool Templates for Visio?
Professional Pool/Spa Templates
& Objects in One Package:
Spas & Hot Tubs
Stairs & Steps
Site Plan layouts
Desert & Tropical Plants
Specifications, and more!
View Screenshots or Videos...
Pro-Suite & 3DView Fills Video!
Sample Training Video Clips
Just 'drag-and-drop' hundreds of
fully-editable pool shapes, templates, & objects!
You may customize every shape even
(click to enlarge)
Other Supported Features:
We support All Microsoft compatible devices:
ALL mouse pens, tablets & tablet PCs,
Wireless PDAs & Bluetooth devices!
100% Microsoft Office Compatible:
Import/Export to other Office products:
Access, Outlook, Word, Project, Scheduler,
PowerPoint, Contacts, Calendar and more!
Automate your projects with VBL!
Our open architecture means you can add macros and VB scripts to automate
Setup a Virtual Web Office!
Have your client logon from their home PC (or office)
to view your screen as you make changes to the plans (and bids) right in front
of their eyes! It is just like being at the customers home without the travel
time - Included FREE!
Even make edits overlay on your
screen with a mouse pen!...
You may install and use our programs on up to
computers at no extra charge!
100% FREE Tech Support available online
Or call toll free at: 800-200-4670 for all
questions not already covered in the program (9am-6pm MST)
NEW CAD Design & Estimating Solution!
of pre-drawn shapes!
or create your own shapes
Decking & Coping Tools!
IA, gallons and more!
Pool Projects in minutes!
Features, Equipment, more!
Import Plot Plans
to and from ANY scale!
Area and Perimeter with
10,000 of a foot