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Pool Wall Properties

The properties used to modify a pool wall are located to the right of the screen when your wall is selected. Only some of these properties can be adjusted right before adding the pool wall to your landscape, but all of the properties can be adjusted after it has been added. Below is a description of each available property in the order that they appear in the software.

Wall Material

Description

Wall Material

The Wall Material property determines what type of wall surface the pool wall will use. To change the material, click the small image that displays the current material.

Material options

The appearance of the pool wall can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the material image.

Size

The Size property determines the scale of the wall material.

Angle

The Angle property determines the rotation angle of the wall material.  To change the material angle, move the Angle slider or type a value in the text field.

Offset X

The Offset X property determines the wall material’s left and right orientation. To shift the material left or right, move the Offset X slider or enter a value in the text field.

Offset Y

The Offset Y property determines the wall material’s forward and backward orientation. To shift the material forward or backward, move the Offset Y slider or enter a value in the text field.

Shininess

The Shininess property determines how glossy the material will appear. To change the appearance of the material, click the Shininess drop-down menu and select from the following options: Default, Off, Low, Medium, or High. The shininess property only affects the appearance of the material while in the 3D view.

Enable enhanced surface detail

The Enable enhanced surface detail property determines whether or not the wall material will have increased detail when viewed up close.

 

Options

Description

Elevation

The Elevation property determines the distance of the pool wall from the ground. To change the elevation, move the Elevation slider or type a value in the text field.

Width

The Width property determines the thickness of the pool wall. To change the pool wall thickness, move the Width slider or enter a value in the text field.

Closed

The Closed property determines whether the pool wall’s shape is open or closed. To change the state of the pool wall’s shape, click the Closed checkbox.

Switch sides

The Switch sides property determines which side of then line the pool wall is projected from. To switch the pool wall’s side, click the Switch sides checkbox.

Edit points

Click the Edit points button to enable or disable point editing mode, which will allow you to modify the pool wall’s shape. See Editing Points for details.

Shape options

Click the Shape Options button to save the shape of the pool wall, or to load an existing shape. For more details, see Saving and Loading Shapes.

Height

The Height property determines how tall the entire pool wall is. Alternately, if one or more points of the wall are selected, the Height slider can be moved to raise or lower individual points.

 

Coping

Description

Material

The Material property determines what type of surface the pool wall’s coping will use. To change the material, click the small image that displays the current material.

Material options

The appearance of the pool wall’s coping can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the material image.

Size

The Size property determines the scale of the coping material.

Angle

The Angle property determines the rotation angle of the coping material.  To change the material angle, move the Angle slider or type a value in the text field.

Offset X

The Offset X property determines the coping material’s left and right orientation. To shift the material left or right, move the Offset X slider or enter a value in the text field.

Offset Y

The Offset Y property determines the coping material’s forward and backward orientation. To shift the material forward or backward, move the Offset Y slider or enter a value in the text field.

Shininess

The Shininess property determines how glossy the material will appear. To change the appearance of the material, click the Shininess drop-down menu and select from the following options: Default, Off, Low, Medium, or High. The shininess property only affects the appearance of the material while in the 3D view.

Enable enhanced surface detail

The Enable enhanced surface detail property determines whether or not the coping material will have increased detail when viewed up close.

Coping type

The Coping type property determines which style of coping is placed on the top of the pool wall. To change the style of coping, click the Coping type drop-down menu and select the style you would like to use.

Transparency

The Transparency property determines the opacity of the swimming pool in the Plan view. To change the pool opacity, move the Transparency slider or type a value in the text field. Note that the Transparency property is only available when the Custom appearance in each view option is checked.

Height

The Height property determines how tall the coping is. To change the coping height, move the Height slider or type a value in the text field.

Overhang

The Overhang property determines how far the coping extends from the pool wall. To adjust the amount of extension, move the Overhang slider or type a value in the text field.

Edit Coping

Click the Edit coping button to enable or disable coping editing mode, which will allow you to modify the visibility of coping at each edge of the pool wall. When coping editing mode is enabled, click the edges of your pool wall that you wish to toggle. Note that the Edit coping property will be disabled if the Style property is set to None or Seamless.

 

Tile

Description

Add tile

The Add Tile property determines whether or not tile is added to the upper edge of the pool wall. To toggle the tile, click the Add Tile checkbox.

Material

The Material property determines what type of tile is used. To change the material, click the small image that displays the current tile.

Material options

The appearance of the tile can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the material image.

Angle

The Angle property determines the rotation angle of the tile material.  To change the material angle, move the Angle slider or type a value in the text field.

Offset X

The Offset X property determines the tile material’s left and right orientation. To shift the material left or right, move the Offset X slider or enter a value in the text field.

Offset Y

The Offset Y property determines the tile material’s forward and backward orientation. To shift the material forward or backward, move the Offset Y slider or enter a value in the text field.

Shininess

The Shininess property determines how glossy the material will appear. To change the appearance of the material, click the Shininess drop-down menu and select from the following options: Default, Off, Low, Medium, or High. The shininess property only affects the appearance of the material while in the 3D view.

Enable enhanced surface detail

The Enable enhanced surface detail property determines whether or not the tile material will have increased detail when viewed up close.

Tile size

The Tile size property determines the size of each tile.

 

Information

Description

Length

The Length property displays the total distance, in feet or meters, from the start of the pool wall to the finish.

See also:

Adding a Pool Wall
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Editing Points
Editing Objects