How to Choose the Right Pool Shape for You

04/21/2017 | Categories: Pool Design

Swimming pools have been around for hundreds, even thousands of years. It would seem that people have always had an affinity for lounging in or near the water. Perhaps it is our innate desire to be close to a water source, or maybe it has everything to do with the need to unwind. Regardless of what the real motivation is, people love to swim.

Which pool shape is right for you?

If you have considered having a swimming pool installed in your backyard living environment, there are many different questions that you have. One of the most common questions that people have is in regards to the actual shape of the pool. Many people are unsure about the many possibilities that await them when it comes to construction and design of their new swimming pool. The reality is that swimming pools are as diverse as the people that love them.

The most common shape for swimming pools is the basic rectangle. This is an old design that harkens back to the Greco-Roman era. This classic design has been installed in thousands of areas around the globe. Rectangular pools are great for those that desire using their pool for fitness. The length allows for swimming laps and other various exercise activities.

If you are planning on getting a pool for family use, which includes little ones, its best to avoid sharp edges in your pool. Kidney shaped pools are a great option for those with children. It allows for shallow and deep depths, and there are no harsh corners you have to worry about.

In addition to other basic shapes such as circular and diamond shape pools, there is always the custom shaped pool option. This allows for a pool that fits perfectly in your backyard and can meet your usage needs just right. Those that love to entertain often opt for a custom shaped pool in order to include features such as tables and seating in the pool, beautiful water features and more!

So how do you choose the right design? Much of this discussion is going to be based on the preference of the homeowner. However there are other issues that must be looked at as well. For example, you might have a small or oddly shaped yard. In this case, the custom design might be best for you. Maybe you would like to have your pool encompass your entire backyard. Whatever you like, we have a design just for you. Contact us today to find the perfect shape for you and your family!


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