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    Pool Studio Question

    I'm just getting started in planning a pool design, and I was wondering how people have managed their use of Pool Studio. I'm personally not used to software that only works as you pay by the month, so I'm trying to minimize my cost if it takes me a year or two to design and start construction on our pool. My understanding is that you cannot buy a copy of the program, and you can only use it while you pay the $100/month activation. So, I'm assuming the only way to do this is to buy it, use it, and then shelve it during any time when I think I will be away from it for a full month.

    It's a shame because I would like to take our time and tweak the design over time, without potentially spending a grand or more on just the use of the software. Please let me know if I'm missing something. Thanks

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    Re: Pool Studio Question

    Welcome to TFP Newgene!

    I can't say sorry, as most people utilize it through their builder as part of the build process. More people may do what you are talking about with it, but I haven't heard much about that here. If it was feasible for you, it sounds like a great idea though. Certainly nothing wrong with the idea.
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    Re: Pool Studio Question

    I really like the software, and I will surely try the demo. I'm not sure how close to the actual version it is. The youtube videos of the design surely make it LOOK simple.

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    Re: Pool Studio Question

    one of the local Pool builders used it for my bid. Sadly they had zero comprehension of what we were wanting. It's a neat piece of software, I actually drew out pool plans using a free software, I think it was google sketchup. I measured my backyard and plotted everything out. We changed things quite a bit from the initial plan I had drawn up due to practical suggestions from the Pool builder. Then when they were digging I was present and made further changes for aesthetics. I think the programs are nice....but not at all necessary.
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    Re: Pool Studio Question

    I drew my pool deck and all the rest of it on graph paper by hand.
    I HATE trying to learn new software. HATE it.
    So I just drew it by hand and colored it with colored pencils.
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    Re: Pool Studio Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    I drew my pool deck and all the rest of it on graph paper by hand.
    I HATE trying to learn new software. HATE it.
    So I just drew it by hand and colored it with colored pencils.
    A man after my own heart! LOL

    Talk about easy to do and make changes!

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    Re: Pool Studio Question

    I likely will draw it out in Visio. I did a lot of that when we built our house, but that really was just for dimensions. I also used a bunch of photoshop to overlay different images of bricks, shingles, etc. onto the face of our house plans. It made a difference in selecting colors or just how something would look on the house. I'll pass on Pool Studio at the price, but it would have been neat to have.

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