What Pool Shape Should I Get?
Future pool owners who are looking for luxury and customization often turn to in-ground pools. In-ground pools are far more flexible as compared to their aboveground counterparts, and can be designed in a variety of shapes. The wide array of options is no doubt pleasing, but can also be overwhelming if you don’t know the pros and cons of the different shapes. Here’s a quick primer on some pool shapes to choose from when installing an in-ground pool.
Lap pool– This pool is a long, narrow rectangle best suited for those interested in pools for their exercise value. It’s a great choice for space-saving and minimal maintenance, but also doesn’t lend itself very well to entertaining.
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Kidney- This is the most common asymmetrical pool shape, and part of its appeal is that it lacks sharp corners and straight lines. It’s also good for creating distinct shallow and deeper areas so all ages can play.
Roman pool- This pool is best known for its distinctive shape; a rectangle with two half-circles on either end. It’s usually chosen for the pleasing geometry, but the half circles can also create water-based sitting/lounging areas.
Circular- Sometimes the simplest shapes are best. Circular pools are very communal and offer the same advantages as aboveground pools. However, they often require the most space to install.
L-shaped- This pool combines the lap pool with an additional square. This allows space for lap swimming, but can provide a shallower relaxation area so the pool is better for entertaining.
Lazy-L- Similar to the L-shape, the lazy-L has a more obtuse angle to the back of the L and makes the lap area slightly larger. It also helps improve the aesthetic appeal of the entrance.
Freeform- If all of the above seem unappealing or you want something more custom, a freeform pool may be your best choice. With freeform, the only limit is your imagination!
Choosing a pool to fit your home is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Work in tandem with your pool construction company in order to get the advice you need to make the right decision!