Jul 19, 2016 | By Tess

If you’ve been hesitating to give the green light to a big home renovation project because you’re just not quite sure how it will look, a pool and landscape company may have found the solution. While 2D renderings and drawings may help to give clients an idea about how a renovation or landscaping project will turn out, Utah based landscaping company Cutting Edge Pools has found that providing clients with 3D printed models of their future homes, gardens, or pools can make all the difference.

The company, which specializes in luxury landscaping and pool design, has completed it’s very first pool that was based off of a 3D printed model. The results, as you can see in the photos, are amazing. To create the 3D model of the luxury pool, which was recently built at a client’s house in Ogden, Utah, Cutting Edge Pools reached out to WhiteClouds, a local 3D printing company.

WhiteClouds, which has offered its 3D printing services to a number of different industries and sectors including retail, medical, entertainment, and architecture, says this was the first time it has been approached for the creation of a 3D printed pool. Of course, seeing no bounds with the technology, the company got on board.

In creating the miniature replica of the lavish pool, WhiteClouds worked with a number of software programs including Abode Photoshop, Illustrator, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Mudbox, and Enroute CAD design software. According to the company, the 3D model was completed in just over a week, and the 3D printing itself was completed within just under 6 hours. The model was 3D printed from a full-color sandstone, and in the end measured an impressive 5 x 4 feet (1.5 x 1.2 meters).

Upon seeing the 3D printed model of their future garden and pool, the clients were understandably impressed and gave the go ahead to Cutting Edge Pools to begin construction. Now, just a couple months after the miniature version of the pool was 3D printed, the lucky customers have their real-life full size pool, which measures 60 x 40 feet (roughly 18 x 12 meters).

Jerry Ropelato, WhiteClouds CEO said, “This project shows the breadth of 3D printed models in a variety of industries. Not only can we help someone see their dreams before they are built, but valuable designs can be fine-tuned before construction even starts and changes become extremely expensive. 3D printed models help companies sell the vision they are selling.”

Of course, this is not the first time 3D printing has been used for similar purposes, as many architectural firms have adopted the technology to show clients buildings before they are made, which in turn helps instil confidence and shows them exactly what to expect. In the case of the luxury pool, we can expect that the clients are more than happy with the results, and are probably cannonballing into the pool at this very moment.



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orest wrote at 8/2/2016 4:58:07 PM:

A lot of money can buy a lot of architectural styles :-)

mick wrote at 7/20/2016 6:29:15 PM:

you too can have a theme park in your back yard

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