How Do I Build a Pool in The Sims (2000)?

Does anyone know how to build a pool in The Sims (2000)? What options do I have when planning to build one?

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To build a pool in the original Sims game from 2000, you'll need to follow the steps listed below. It's relatively straightforward once you familiarize yourself with the Build Mode menu and the pool tool. 1. **Open the game and load your household:** The first step, of course, is to start the game and load up your household. 2. **Go to Build Mode:** Once you are in your household, navigate to the Build Mode menu. This can be done by clicking on the icon in the bottom-right side of the screen with the picture of a saw and a paint brush crossed together. 3. **Select the Pool tool:** Here, find the icon which shapes like a pool. Click it to activate the pool building tool. 4. **Choose your location & shape:** Now, choose your desired spot for the pool. Drag your cursor to highlight the area where you want the pool to be built. Note that you can drag and build in any direction to create a variety of shapes - so you're not limited to just rectangles or squares! 5. **Finalize the creation:** Once you are satisfied with your chosen pool area, click again to finalize the creation. You will see the pool has been successfully created on the spot that you selected. 6. **Don't forget the ladder:** The last, and most important step, is to buy a ladder and place it beside the pool. It's crucial because your Sims would need it to get in and out of the pool. It is available under the pool tool section as well. Remember, pool edges can be used to place objects such as slides, diving boards, and pool lights, allowing you to create a unique recreational space for your Sim's enjoyment. Also bear in mind that when you're building a pool, ensure your Sim's household budget can handle the expense as pools come at a substantial cost! Lastly, be aware that in The Sims (2000), if there's no ladder in your pool, your Sim might drown while swimming. Always ensure accessibility for your Sims! Happy building!
Answered on September 9, 2023.
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