Learn how to conduct a detailed pool feasibility study using Canibuild

Follow our guideline and conduct your pool feasibility study quickly with Canibuild! We’ll take you through the step-by-step instructions and teach you how to upload your scaled plan, search an address, assess the main site conditions and determine if it’s worth your while sending a quote, and as a result help you sell more.

What you will need;

  • Access to canibuild.com
  • Your favorite pool design to upload
  • An address to look up

Firstly, before you can start your swimming pool feasibility assessment, you need to upload at least one of your favourite swimming pool plans. It will only take a minute so let’s get started;

1. Log in to the canibuild app. To login click HERE

2. Admin Using the arrow on the top right hand side of the application, selection “admin” from the dropdown 

3. Select “Design Catalouge”  from the side panel. The design panel contains all the individual pool plans that you upload, therefore making it easier for you when selecting a design

4. Add Item Click on the three dots located on the top right hand side. Click ‘Add Item’  – This will allow you to choose a floor plan from your device and upload it. For instance, we have chosen a popular pool layout for this example.  This will allow you to conduct your pool feasibility study

5. Crop your plans This is achieved by joining one line to the other and creating a closed shape. One you are happy, click on the scissor icon on the left hand size to save changes

6. Scale your image sing your mouse create a line from one side of the structure to the other and add the distance.  Click the green tick to save your measurement. This will allow Canibuild to scale your image

7. Fill relevant information sing the panel on the right hand side, fill in all relevant information related to the plan, including design name, size and price

8. Save your design once all relevant information is added click on the green tick. This will automatically save your design into your design catalogue. 

Congratulations! You have uploaded a plan and are now ready to commence the swimming pool feasibility study


1. Type in an address this should be the pool site you wish to do an assessment on.  

2. Boundary lines you will notice a white line around the perimeter of the block when on satellite view, and a black line around the block when on map view – these are the boundary lines. Sometimes the boundaries of a block are hard to determine. Your block is legally defined by these boundary lines.

3. High resolution imagery will appear on your screen. Take the opportunity to  notice features that may be present on the block such as retaining walls, driveways, sheds, trees etc

4. Zoom in and out to get a feel for the street and surrounding houses

5. A list of relevant site details are listed for your quick review. This includes LOT DP, landing zone, heritage area, acid sulfate soils, bushfire prone land, local council, area, frontage and whether the property is on a corner block. You can access this information by clicking on the ‘i’ icon located next to the address of the left hand side panel.

6. Select the design tab – you will see your uploaded and scaled pool plan. Click on it and it will appear on the aerial image of the block.

7. Green shaded area You will notice that the block has a green shaded area. This is called the buildable area. Your architectural plan needs to remain in the green shade for it to comply with state regulations.

8. Move your plan around as you move the architectural plan around the site, the plan changes from green to red and back again. If the plan is highlighted in RED, the placement does not comply with a certain state regulation. If the plan is highlighted in GREEN, the placement will comply with state regulations

9. Planning rules the details in the planning rule tab will change depending on the placement of the pool. When you place your pool in the ideal location, you will receive green ticks. When the pool is placed in a location that compromises a state regulation, you will notice that a red X appears. You want to avoid these red X


Now that you have placed your pool in the ideal position and determined that it does comply with state regulations, you need to understand the contours of the block.

1. Click on the contour icon that is located on the right hand side of the screen. The icon is depicted as two curved lines parallel to each other. 

2. Most blocks have some sort of slope. The greater the slope, the higher the implications for a build. Once you have clicked on the icon you will notice coloured lines appear over the selected block. To learn more about how to read contour lines click here. 

Based on the contours of the block, you may need to consider the structural design implications and their cost. By understanding the implications of cost and design during your feasibility study, you can make informed decisions from the very beginning.

You just checked the property contours! Let’s check access 

Access to the backyard is essential to getting the job done. Use the measuring tool to determine whether your machines can get through the side access or if they need to go over the fence.

1. The measuring tool helps builders make decisions quicker it allows users to create accurate measurements on site, measuring both area and perimeter. Start by right clicking on the point where you want to start your measurement. Drag your mouse along where you would like to measure and then just double click to end the measurement. This will show you the distance from one point to another. 

2. Differentiate your lines by changing their type, thickness and colour. To do this, hover your house over the line. This will help you create various measurements on one block.

3. To measure area to measure area, simply create a closed shape rather than a straight line. Right click anywhere on the screen to begin your measurement. Move your mouse along the page, creating corners by clicking once. This will allow you to change direction. Connect your last line with the first point to create a closed shape and Canibuild will automatically display the perimeter and area. 


 In order to install the pool,  Do you first need to remove a garage or a shed? The size and material of the item to be demolished needs to be determined. You need to determine the size with accuracy. Don’t just take a guess as it could eat into your profits if you don’t quote it accurately. 

You just checked the property contours! Let’s check access 

Tress can get in the way so determining the height is essential. ou can now determine the height and setback from each tree, making it simpler to conduct pool feasibility study and finalise the placement of your new build! 

1 .Height – A tree is depicted by a white circle. To view the height of the tree, hover your mouse over the centre of the tree, where the white circle is.

2. Setbacks –  Each tree has it’s own setbacks, depicted by a white circle. If you place your structure too close to a tree it will turn RED. This indicates that the tree must either be removed, or a new positioning must be found.


You have completed your pool feasibility study.

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