Adding Pool Decking
Pool decking is similar to the Patio object, but has
special support for swimming pools and coping. When a swimming pool is placed
over pool decking, a hole will be automatically cut out to make room for the
To add pool decking:
1. Click Add Pool
2. Draw the pool
decking's outline by clicking to add points. Press Backspace to remove
the last point. Press Esc to cancel.
3. Click the starting
point to close the outline. Or, right-click to automatically join the last point
to the first.
The following landscape design uses pool decking for the
swimming pool, spa, and walkway.
Pool decking comes with built-in support for coping. Coping
is added to all of the decking 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.
Designing Multilevel Pool Decking
You can design multilevel pool decking using the
height and elevation properties. Set the elevation property to the
distance from the ground to the bottom of the pool decking. Set the height
property to the desired thickness.
Three pool decking objects are used in the following
landscape design: one for the base, another for the step and another for the
Working with Uneven and Sloping Terrain
Pool decking can be added to sloping and uneven terrain. In
this case, set the height property as needed so the top surface is higher than
the highest point in the terrain.
In the following pool design, the pool decking has been set
to an elevation of 2' (0.6 m). Notice how the swimming pool determines its
elevation automatically based on the height of the pool decking.
Adding pool decking is easiest in the top-down
sure grid-snap is enabled, or it will be difficult to build your pool decking
using exact dimensions. See Snap Settings for
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
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