Adding a Pool Wall
Realtime Landscaping Pro supports straight, curved, and
variable height pool walls. Pool walls can be placed around the swimming pool,
on or off the pool decking, and even inside the pool itself. Pool walls are
useful for decorations, partitions, and other applications that require raised
To add a pool wall:
1. Click Add Pool
2. Draw the outline of
the wall. Press Backspace to remove the last point. Press Esc to
3. Right-click at the
last point when finished.
4. The pool wall will
extend to one side of the outline. If it was not built in the direction that you
intended, click the Switch sides property to change it.
The following pool design uses a curved pool wall with an
elevated center point. The water is coming from the Spillway waterfall object
Adding a Spillway
A popular design is to create a spillway where water flows
from an opening in the wall into the swimming pool.
To add a spillway to your pool wall:
1. Click the Water
Features tab, and click Add Waterfall.
Select Spillway and click OK.
2. Place the spillway
object along the edge of the wall. Adjust the elevation, size, and rotation
angle as needed for proper placement. During a realtime walkthrough, the arrow
will be replaced with flowing water.
Adjusting the Pool Wall Height
The height of the wall can be adjusted, either for the
entire wall, or at each point. This allows you to add pool walls of many
different shapes and sizes to your pool designs.
To modify the wall height:
1. Select the pool
2. Click Edit
points to enable editing of the pool wall's points.
3. Select a point where
you want to adjust the wall's height. (You can add additional points if needed
for finer control.)
4. Set the desired
height. (You can also use the mouse to adjust the height of the selected points
by holding down Ctrl while moving the mouse up and down. See Editing Points for details.)
Pool walls come with built-in support for coping. Coping is
added to the entire wall by default, but can be turned off per-edge.
To turn the coping on or off per-edge:
1. Click Edit
coping to enter edit-coping mode.
2. Click the edge(s)
where you want to turn the coping on or off.
3. When done, click
Edit coping again to toggle it off and leave edit-coping mode.
Matching the Outline of an Existing Swimming Pool
Suppose you want to design a pool wall that matches the
outline of your existing swimming pool. Of course, you could add a new pool wall
and move the points to match the swimming pool. An easier method, however, is to
use the Save and Load shape
To add a pool wall that matches the outline of an
existing swimming pool:
1. Select the swimming
2. Click Save
3. Enter a file name
for the new shape. You can use any name you want. However, in cases such as this
where you will probably only want to use it once, we suggest using a name such
as "temp", and overwriting the old file (if any) with the new one. This will
help prevent your shape directory from getting cluttered with files.
4. Click the Add
Pool Wall button.
5. Click the shape
options button and select Load shape from the drop down menu.
6. Click Edit
points and edit the pool wall as desired.
wall is built to one side of the outline. Click the Switch sides property
if you want the wall to be built on the opposite side.
Adding pool walls is easiest in the top-down
sure grid-snap is enabled, or it will be difficult to build your wall using
exact dimensions. See Snap Settings for
Adding a Swimming Pool
Adding Pool Decking
Adding Pool Stairs
Adding a Pool Seat
Adding a Pool Light
Adding a Pool Accessory
Adding a Fountain
Adding a Waterfall
Saving and Loading