Before you start a backyard plan, you'll need to have the following items handy: a straight edge, grid paper, soft pencil and eraser, and a circle template.
1. Begin by transferring the dimensions and important features of your backyard to the grid paper. Remember to establish a scale (eg. 1 square = 1 foot)
2. Select the desired Doughboy pool size from the choices available, and draw the pool outline onto the grid paper. be sure to position the pool in the location best suited to the features of your backyard.
3. Trace plants, ground covers, deck patterns and walkways onto the grid paper. you can be creative, just erase and replace these items until you are pleased with the design. Take time to consider privacy needs, available space, eating areas, locations for recreation and so on.
Mix and match from an assortment of plants, ground covers, walkway, etc., until you have the look just right for you.