Types of Pool Designs
Building a pool can be a creative and fun process, and it’s only limits are the size of your yard and your budget. As such, there are many different types of pools to choose from so in this blog post we will review the most popular types of pool designs.
The geometric pool shape is probably the one that people are most familiar with. This traditional rectangular design is easy-care and provides a nice looking option for almost any area. The size and shape can be determined by the size of the space and the location. If you plan on installing a deck, the geometric design may most easily accommodate it. This is most conducive for traditional swimming such as swimming laps.
Freeform pools come in various sizes and shapes. The best thing about these pools is their ability to blend into the landscaping. These designs look wonderful as part of a manicured landscape, but should be well thought out, particularly if you have children who want to swim in the pool. Also it is worth noting that these designs aren’t always as easy to keep well maintained since they sometimes consist of odd shapes and sizes.
Lap pools are designed to allow for swimmers to swim laps for exercise or to practice for competition. These pools are most commonly long, narrow rectangles that let swimmers practice their strokes just as they would in a regulation Olympic sized pool. There are variations that can be made to accommodate the addition of another portion of pool that is attached. One of the most popular styles is the “L” shaped pool where the long side can be used for swimming laps while the shorter section is for recreational swimming.
Infinity Edge Pools
Infinity edge pools are perhaps the most intriguing pool design as they allow you to walk directly into the pool without steps on a gradual descent. When designed properly, these pools can create a visual effect of water extending out beyond the horizon. But even in other applications, these pools get high marks for being stylish and kid friendly as the shallow areas give lots of opportunity for play time.
Pools are available in many designs, and it is important to consider all your choices before making a decision. A consultation with a pool design specialist from Pleasure Pools can help determine the best style and placement for your pool while taking into account factors such as trees, shade and other factors.