Pool designs and software have come along way since I had first started in the swimming pool industry.
I had originally started in the pool construction trades in 1984, I knew as I grew older I would have to move into the office where it is a little cooler. In 1996 I went to work as a salesman for a large company in town. I was surrounded by a lot of talent. We all drew pictures of our projects with pencils and markers. I know in my heart that computers were the key to success. I tried auto cad, and it was too much work and not really suitable for swimming pools. When we started Thunderbird Pools in 2002, I had become quite the artist. People loved my designs. I started learning Microsoft Visio, and started designing pools on my lap top. It was great, but only two dimensional. I started noticing other salesmen using a 3D program. This was amazing. I had heard about Pool Studio by Structure Studios in Las Vegas at a trade show, not wanting to be the old dog, I wanted to learn some new tricks to stay ahead of the game. I flew to Vegas (Good excuse) and took a 1 day class, and I was off and running. I learned everything I needed to know in 1 day
They are always making improvements and staying on top of the industry. The other day I designed a pool for a client in their house, hooked up to the internet via my i phone and uploaded a video of the new pool project on my you tube site. The customer was able to show the design to their spouse, who was out of town. With a clear visual interpretation of the design and a demonstration of my mad skills, the deal was done. we saved the customer Time and Money and got them the design they wanted.
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