Picking a shape for your swimming pool can be difficult. There are a lot of factors to consider, and a lot of options on the market. When thinking about the shape of your pool, you should think about ease of access, your landscape, the architecture of your house and the design scheme of your backyard. These are the top five shapes that most pool owners consider.
- Classic Rectangular Shape-This is the easiest and most abundant type of pool available. The most amount of pool liners are made for a traditional rectangle shape, allowing you to pick from a variety of liner choices and colors. You can easily swim laps in a rectangle pool, or just be able to see everything that is going on all at the same time. This can be a great thing for families with small children.
- Custom Freeform Design Shape– A lot of pool owners want to design their own custom shape for their pool. It may have to do with the landscape where you are installing the pool, or a look that you are hoping to achieve from above. You may be starting with a basic shape, but adding on sun shelves and other features that turns a classic shape into a freeform shape. Whatever the reason, you can be sure that you have a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on your hands when you go for a custom shape.
- Geometric Shape– One of the classic geometric shapes for a pool is an “L” shape. This gives you a clear straightaway to be able to swim laps etc, but also gives you a side piece for a swim up bar or a hot tub feature. An L shape gives your guests the opportunity to branch off into a separate area if need be, encouraging a more intimate setting. Or it can be a more relaxing spot for you to kick back while the kids take over the main area of the pool.
- Kidney Shaped– Kidney shaped pools have rounded edges, which give them a softer style as opposed to the harsher corners of your traditional rectangular pool shape. The rounded edges match some types of architecture better than the straight edged, making some pool owners request this shape instead. It can also have more or a natural feel and can increase the aesthetics of your pool.
- Grecian and Roman Pools– Grecian and Roman style pools have a basic rectangle shape, but then branch off in a way that is symmetrical on all sides. It can complement the landscaping and architecture of your home with an interesting to look at shape, while still maintaining balance.
Need help picking a design? Creative Pool Designs is here to help with your pool design needs. We can recommend a shape for your yard and the way to best compliment your landscape. All you need to do is give us a call to get started on the way to the pool of your dreams.