Adding Pool Decking
Pool decking is used to create a flat foundation for
swimming pools and spas, and to provide a paved area around the pool. Pool
decking is similar to the Patio object, but supports coping along its
To add pool decking:
Click the Add Pool Decking button that is found near the top of the
screen under the Swimming Pool tab.
Draw the outline of the pool decking by clicking the left mouse button to add
points. Press the Backspace key to remove the last point added, and press
the Esc key to cancel. If you would like to input the distance and angle
manually, place at least one point and then press the Enter key.
To finish drawing the pool decking, place the last point on top of the first
point. Alternately, right-click to place the last point.
The landscape design in the picture below uses pool decking
for the swimming pool and spa.
Coping is automatically added by default to the perimeter
of pool decking, but can be turned off or toggled per edge if needed.
To turn the coping on or off per-edge:
Click the pool decking in your landscape design to select it.
Click the Edit coping button, found in the properties, to enable edit coping
Click the pool decking edges where you wish to toggle the coping.
When finished, click the Edit Coping button again to disable edit coping
Designing Multilevel Pool Decking
Multilevel pool decking can be designed using the Height
and Elevation properties. To create a multilevel pool deck, first add
a separate Pool Decking object for each level. Next, set the Height and
Elevation properties of each Pool Decking object so that a tiered design
is produced, as shown below.
In the landscape design illustrated below, three pool
decking objects were used.
Working with Uneven and Sloping Terrain
Pool decking can be placed on sloping and uneven terrain,
and will always retain its flat surface. Modify the Height property of
the pool decking as needed to produce the necessary foundation for your swimming
decking can be added in either the Top-Down view
or the Perspective view, but is easiest to add
in the Top-Down view.
Adding a Swimming Pool
Adding Pool Stairs
Adding a Pool Seat
Adding a Pool Wall
Adding a Pool Light
Adding a Pool Accessory
Adding a Fountain
Adding a Waterfall
Saving and Loading Shapes