Calculation Details

Smart Data delivers easy-to-read, easy-to-use breakdown of complex calculations.

Here is a list of what is and what is not considered in each field.

Calculations

Selected DataPerimeter: Linear measurement of the outline of the object. For pools and spas, the interior of the shape is measured (excluding the lip). This measurement is affected by intersections with other shapes.

Acres (Vip3D Only): Total acres inside a complete shape drawn in Project Information: Property Line

Area: Surface area of the shape. This measurement is affected by intersections with other shapes.

Int Surface Area: Interior Surface Area of Pools and Spas. Surface area includes the faces of raised beams and steps and benches.

Volume: (Pools, Spas and Water Features) Gallon capacity measured by rendering the depth values of the shape. Go to the Configuration Menu to set the calculation from either the waterline or top of the lip. This calculation is affected by intersections with steps and benches and other shapes, and adjusted Lip Heights if Water Volume Start is set to Water Line.

Coping Interior: (Pools, Spas, Water Features and Decks/Hardscapes) Linear measurement of the inside of the coping. This measurement is affected by intersections with other shapes.

Coping Area: (Pools, Spas, Water Features and Decks/Hardscapes) Surface area of the shape’s coping.

Measurement: Length of measurement guide.

Linear Ft: Linear measurement of the shape.

Steps/Benches: Count of steps and benches inside the pool or spa.

Spillover Length: Linear measurement of each spillover or negative edge in the pool or spa. Each spillover is listed separately.

Envelope ExampleEnvelope: Dimensions of the smallest rectangle completely enclosing the pool.

Depth: (Pools) For single pool slopes, this displays the first and last points on the depth slope from left to right. If the depth slope has more than two points it will average the depth and display the value in the format “first to average to last”.

For multiple pool slopes, this will display the shallowest and deepest points in the pool.

Depth: (Spas and Water Features) Depth of the spa or water feature.

Height: Height of the pool, spa, water feature or deck/hardscape.

Displacement: (Decks/Hardscapes) Calculates the volume of earth to be added or removed in order to build the deck or hardscape at its specified height.

Turn Down: Displays either the linear measurement or surface area of all deck/hardscape edges that border the terrain. This calculation excludes the lip, but adjusting Lip Height will add or remove from Turn Down value. Go to Configuration Menu to select square ft. or linear ft.

Step Riser: Displays either the linear measurement or surface area of all deck/hardscape edges that border another deck/hardscape. This calculation excludes the lip, but adjusting Lip Height will add or remove from Step Riser value. Go to Configuration Menu to select square ft. or linear ft.

Dam Wall: Displays either the linear measurement or surface area of all spa edges that border a pool. This calculation excludes the lip and tile line. Go to Configuration Menu to select square ft. or linear ft.

Exterior Facing: Displays the surface area of all edges that border a non-water surface. This calculation excludes the lip.

Raised Beams: Displays either the linear measurement or surface area of all deck/hardscape edges that border and are above a pool, spa or water feature. This calculation excludes the lip and tile line. Go to Configuration Menu to select square ft. or linear ft.

Step Linear Ft: Linear measurement of all front edges of all steps with the pool and spa. This measurement is affected by intersections with other steps.

Concrete ExampleConcrete: Displays the volume of concrete necessary to build the pool, spa or water feature. Any raised walls are calculated at double thickness. Added to this is a double-thick layer of concrete 6″ down to the ground along each edge and an 8″ curved wall where the wall meets the bottom for smooth edges. Go to Configuration Menu to select your concrete thickness.

A pool shape cannot currently account for multiple concrete thicknesses, such as thicker concrete needed past the break of a diving pool.

Notched lights add 1 yard of concrete, each pool or spa drain adds 1 yard of concrete.

Deck/hardscape concrete calculation is the area multiplied by the depth set in configuration (default 3”). Extra concrete for turn downs or footings are not included.

Note: There is no way to calculate real world challenges, such as voids, over excavation, settlement or rock displacement.

Selected-Data-Calculate-Swimming-Pool-RebarRebar: Displays the vertical and horizontal rebar on the walls and floor. Go to Configuration Menu to select your rebar settings. Overlap is calculated and applied based on your rebar settings. Rebar calculations also account for rebar on steps and benches.

When two shapes, such as a pool and spa touch, the rebar on the intersecting line will be divided between the the pool and spa. Select both the pool and spa to see the full calculation.

Rebar will be doubled on walls that hold back water, such as a raised pool shape. If Terrain is lowered around a pool shape, rebar will extend to the lowest point of the terrain on the pool shape.

Notched lights add 20’ of rebar. Each pool or spa drain adds 20’ of rebar.

A single pool shape cannot currently account for multiple rebar thicknesses, such as a load bearing wall or the additional rebar needed past the break of a diving pool.

Materials

Smart Data Materials

Pools, Spas and Water Features

Interior Finish: Name of the interior material.

Coping Material: Name of coping material.

Tile Material: Name of tile line material.

Spillover Material: Name of material inside a pool or spa spillover.

Raised Beam Material: Name of material on a raised beam that faces a pool or spa.

 

 

Smart Data Deck MaterialsDeck or Hardscape

Surface Material: Name of the top surface material.

Coping Material: Name of coping material.

Riser Material: Name of material on the front face of hardscape that meets hardscape. Example: Front of step or raised area

Turn Down Material: Name of material on the front face of hardscape that meets softscape. Example: Grass or planter bed

 

 

 

Library Items

Common Name: Name of library item or plant.

Botanical Name: Name of the plant if Botanical is selected in Configuration.

Drains: Count of drains inside the pool, spa or water feature.

Lights: Count of lights inside the pool, spa or water feature

Calculation Details Pool EquipmentFilters: Count of filters in the project.

Pumps: Count of pumps in the project.

Heaters: Count of heaters in the project.

Cleaners: Count of cleaners in the project.

Skimmers: Count of skimmers in the project.

Water Features

Calculation Details Water Features

Arc Descent: Length of arc descent.

Rain Descent: Length of rain descent.

Water Descent: Length of water descent.

Note: When multiple descents are inserted, it will show the length of each descent in the project.

Aerators: Count of aerators in the project.

Bubblers: Count of bubblers in the project.

Sconce Effects: Count of sconce effects in the project.

Deck Jets: Count of deck jets in the project.