How to Choose the Right Pool Shape For You & Your Family

12/16/2016 | Categories: Pool Design

How to Choose the Right Pool Shape For You & Your Family | Sunshine Fun

Sunshine Fun Pools, a Bryan College Station pool builder, gives examples of pool shapes when building a new pool, serving Bryan College Station

Did you see our 0% interest and ZERO down payment offer and now you’re thinking about a pool? Well, there are many options to choose from and we will gladly walk you through every step of the way. But to get started, here’s a few of the ways you can decide on the right pool shape for you and your family.

Rectangular Pool Shape

The rectangular shape is often what’s thought of as the “classic” pool shape, which is both why many families consider it, and why many others pass up on it because it’s “old news”.  But before you write off the rectangular shape, it’s important to note that it does come with its benefits.  If you have a rectangular backyard, then this shape is extremely complimentary.  They also come in a number of different depths, making them ideal for both fun and fitness.

TIP:  For anyone with young children who wants to regularly use the pool for exercising, consider installing an “L”-shaped pool.  The shorter portion is shallow enough to keep the kids safe, while the longer portion is perfect for swimming laps.

Kidney Pool Shape

The kidney-shaped pool is a favorite among families for a number of reasons.  One, there are no sharp corners, making it a safer choice for families with small children.  Second, the kidney shape naturally provides two different play areas.  Another reason that draws homeowners to this type of pool is that the indentation in the shape serves as a perfect area for adding in a patio, spa, water feature, landscaping features – whatever your heart desires

Grecian and Roman Pool Shapes

If you’re keen on classical architecture and design, then either one of these pools may be the best pool shape for you.  The Grecian-style pool is a rectangular shape with “cut off” corners.  The Roman-style pool is also in the shape of a rectangle, but feature semi-circles at each end of the pool.


Finally, if you aren’t sure how to choose the right pool shape for you and your family from the above options, why not make up your own?  You can now design your very own pool that suits the needs, tastes, and lifestyles of all family members.  Though not the kindest on the budget, it’s the best way to ensure that you’ll be getting exactly what you want.


As the leading pool builder in Brazos Valley, Sunshine Fun Pools builds more than 100 pools each year while maintaining a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating. Founded in 2005, Sunshine Fun Pools specializes in custom pool design and quality construction, pool remodeling and pool maintenance services.

Call Sunshine Fun Pools today if you are looking for a professional, qualified customer pool builder in the Bryan College Station area. For more Bryan College Station pool design tips, subscribe to their blog and YouTube Channel or ‘Like’ them on Facebook. You can also read their customer reviews to learn more about the exceptional services they provide.

Ready to get started on your own backyard oasis? Contact the Bryan College Station pool experts at Sunshine Fun Pools today!



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