Design to Go

We do the design. You choose a local builder.

Now you can enjoy the creativity of a Betz designed pool anywhere in Canada. Why not let our award-winning team of designers and landscape architects bring out the best in your property. We’ve been in business for over 80 years and are proud to be one of the first and only pool companies in Canada with a full in-house design department. When you entrust your design to Betz you can be assured of getting the very best, both in design and service.

Betz makes it easy for you.

Over the years we have fine tuned the backyard design process. All we need to get started is your wish list, a current lot survey showing elevations, plus some photos of the property, which could be taken on your phone. Our designers know all the right questions to ask and will not hesitate to contact you to make sure they have what they need. If we notice any aspects that might impact permit approvals, we will contact your municipality to ensure our design conforms with the local by-laws. Finally, we understand that sometimes your wish list will evolve as the process unfolds, so our costing includes provision for these realities.

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We can give you as much detail as you want.

2D Conceptual Plan

Your detailed conceptual plan with dimensions and elevations will include:

  • Configuration of pool, deck, steps, walkways, outdoor furniture, fences and gates, retaining walls.
  • Positioning of structures such as: cabana, pergola, landscaping screen, pool equipment enclosure.
  • Garden design showing location of planting beds, shrubs, hedges and trees.
  • Special features such as: hot tub, outdoor kitchen, water feature, fire feature, etc.


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3D Virtual Tour

Your 3D video will provide a scaled visual walkthrough showing all the included elements of your design including colours and textures plus views from different angles and heights (must have completed 2D plan).


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Working Drawings and Material Specifications

Detailed working drawings can be provided once the 2D concept has been approved and will include:

  • All construction details for pool, landscaping and drainage plan (if required), plus any special features such as: hot tub, outdoor kitchen, water feature, fire feature, etc.
  • Permit drawings for solid roof structures such as: cabana, pavilion, pool equipment shed, etc.
  • Garden lighting plans and detailed planting lists tailored to your plant hardiness zone.

Starting at: $2,500.00

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Structural Engineering Requirements

Betz can also provide stamped engineering documents for all your specific construction needs such as: structural slabs, helical piles, structural walls, etc.

Starting at: $3,000.00

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And while the creative juices are flowing...

Often when doing backyard makeovers, we are asked to extend the design to include the front yard, driveway and entrance. If you would like that to be included in your project, we will be happy to assist.

Starting at: $1,850.00

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Got questions? Contact us to start creating your dream backyard.

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Once your backyard design is completed, we can even be of assistance by providing tips on choosing a local builder. In the meantime, here are a couple of our blog articles which you may find helpful.

Turnkey backyards: project management

How to choose a pool contractor