Having trouble visualizing the ideal inground swimming pool shape for your space?

Having trouble visualizing the ideal inground swimming pool shape for your space?

Having trouble visualizing the ideal inground swimming pool shape for your space?

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SIZE, SHAPE, AND STYLE ARE IMPORTANT WHEN BUILDING A SWIMMING POOL. HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO HELP YOU DETERMINE WHAT DESIGN IS BEST FOR YOUR PROPERTY.

From Luxury Pools

This isn’t your grandfather’s swimming pool!  Long gone are the days of the small, rectangular cookie cutter pool.  In years past, the kidney-shaped pool was considered an innovation!  Modern watershapers have taken the art of inground swimming pool design to amazing heights utilizing proper design techniques, time-tested landscape, architectural and design principles, and complicated hydraulics.  Throw in the wider variety of natural and synthetic materials available to inground swimming pool and landscape designers, and you arrive at an amazing era for outdoor living design.  In this post from Luxury Pools, some different pool shapes are examined to begin the homeowner thinking about what they like, what might suit their needs and tastes, and what might scale correctly into their outdoor living space.  This doesn’t replace the professional trained eye of a skilled designer, but it is a good start to the design process from the homeowner’s perspective.

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 While being spontaneous can be a good thing, building your long-desired swimming pool should not be left to chance. Today’s designers have a variety of pool shapes and styles in their portfolios, from freeform pools and infinity edges to Grecian styles and classic rectangles. What is best for your property will come from a number of inspirations. But before you get to this step, consider what material will be best to construct the pool design you have in mind.

Choosing the Building Material

There are three basic types of inground pools: concrete, vinyl, and fiberglass. Each type of building material has its own set of pros and cons when it comes to forming a shape and creating a style. Make sure the design you imagine for your pool can be fabricated in the material you want to use. Don’t hesitate to do your homework: research options, ask other pool owners, and interview prospective builders of all three types.

Concrete is the most accommodating material for crafting a pool shape and style: your imagination and your budget are its only limits. Ideal for any kind of custom design, you can further enhance your concrete pool with a finishing material like glass tile, colored plaster, or stone aggregate.

Vinyl, like concrete, is great for all types of swimming pool designs. The material and styles for vinyl-lined pools have advanced over the years; the number of patterns and colors are almost infinite, giving homeowners a large assortment to choose from for the look of the pool’s interior.

Built from pre-manufactured molds, fiberglass pools come in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and styles, including popular designs like infinity pools. Fiberglass pool companies can further customize your project by adding ceramic tile, custom jets, mosaics, and other water features.

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