Adding a swimming pool to a home can add enjoyment for the family as well as value to the home itself. Building a swimming pool begins with the design. A poorly designed pool can actually detract from a home's value.
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ShastaCAD was developed by Shasta Industries, a leading swimming pool designer and builder in the metro Phoenix, Arizona, area. The company builds more than 400 pools each month and, as such, needed an effective design program. The company partnered with AutoCAD and developed ShastaCAD, in 2004. It is a vector-based design program with full colour compatibility. The program uses Drawing Web Format (DWF), for easy sharing with subcontractors. Attributes of the blueprint, such as part numbers, pump size, etc., can be downloaded to an Excel spreadsheet. This is a professional swimming pool design program that is best suited for contractors.
Shasta Industries, Inc. 3750 West Indian School Road Phoenix, Arizona 85019 888-418-8748 shastacad.com
Pool Templates Pro-Suite
Pool Templates Pro-Suite allows builders to design and estimate the size and cost of pools. Both sales blueprints and constructions can be drawn, as well as permit plans, with integrated estimation capabilities, for professional bids. Pro-Suite offers designers a selection of hundreds of objects already in the software's library. Designers can add landscaping and water features for a complete pool design. It also has an instant decking and coping software tool. This software was developed for professional pool builders and designers. Pro-Suite includes 80 professional, ready-to-build swimming pool plans as well as a video training manual.
Pool Templates Pro-Suite 800-200-4670 pooltemplates.com
Home Design Software Suite
Home Design Software Suite is a two-dimensional home building design tool that, along with design capabilities for kitchens, bathrooms and other rooms of the home, offers swimming pool design functions that are best suited for the homeowner looking to build a pool. Unlike the pool-specific software programs, this program has far less features. There are no cost estimating capabilities; however, there are landscaping design tools included in this more general purpose design software. There is a free trial if this software available on the manufacturer's website.
Home Design Software Suite visualsupercomputing.com
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