The Perfect Pool Shape: Tips on Choosing a Shape for Your New Pool

If summer left you wishing that you had a pool in your backyard, it is not too late to consider adding one as fall is often seen as one of the best times to begin a pool installation. However, once you decide that you are ready to add a pool to your property, one of the most difficult decisions that you will have to make will be deciding on a shape and design for your new pool. While modern pools can take on almost any shape, the shape of pool that will work best for you will depend on a variety of factors. Here are a few things that you should take into consideration when choosing a shape for your new pool.

The Perfect Pool Shape: Tips on Choosing a Shape for Your New Pool

How Will You Be Using Your Pool?

The first thing that you should consider when choosing a pool design and shape is how you will be using your pool. If you are the type who is athletic and likes to swim laps, then a traditional rectangular shape may be best for you. Alternatively, if you are looking to create a backyard oasis that mimics a resort, then a freeform pool may be best. Additionally, whether you want additional features such as a spa, a water slide, or a deep section for diving can also affect the shape and size of your pool.

How Much Space Do You Have?

Of course, the size and shape of your backyard may inevitably dictate the type of pool that you are able to put in, and you may want to choose a shape that helps you maximize the space that you have. For instance, if you have a smaller backyard, an L shaped pool can allow you to build as big of a pool as possible as one side of the pool can go around the corner of your home. In general, a pool with traditional, straight lines will help you maximize your space in a small backyard.

Perhaps the most important thing that you will have to consider before choosing a size, shape, and design for your pool is how much you are willing to spend. Before picking any features for your pool, you will need to decide on a realistic budget, and you will then need to begin meeting with contractors to discuss what options fit your budget.

Contact us for more advice on things you should consider when choosing to add a pool to your backyard.