What shape should my new fiberglass pool be?
An inground pool should accentuate the visual appeal of the backyard. A space also created for social gatherings, recreation, and relaxation. Further, the size and shape of your new American Fiberglass Pool should also consider functionality that takes into consideration the size and shape of the yard. Lastly, you should strongly consider the amount of usable space in the pool when making a pool shape or size selection. To follow are a few considerations to keep in mind.
1. Classic shapes are more popular than any other pool shape. This includes Roman designs, rectangles and such. Classic shapes are timeless and offer the most swim room in a pool. The classic design pool is more utilitarian than it is flashy. The classic shapes utilize a design approach that has clean, straight lines. The most common inground pool installed is a rectangle. While these classic style pools may be considered rather traditional, the pool look can easily be enhanced by the way things are landscaped, the use of natural stone waterfalls, mosaic tiles and LED 4 color underwater lighting.
2. Lap pools are essentially rectangular, geometric pools that are narrow in width, yet have extended length. They are designed specifically for swimming exercises.
3. Freeform pool designs are typically chosen to mimic naturally formed bodies of water. The problem with freeform pools is that due to the erratic shapes of the pools, almost always the swim space in the pool is severely limited. It is very common for a 16’ x 32’ (average size) freeform pool to be only an average of 13’ x 29’ of actual swimming area. Yet, the prices on a freeform pool are the same as a classic pool design with lots more elbow room.
So what’s all the fuss about pool shapes? Think about it this way, the most common game played in an inground pool is water volleyball. Surely anyone can concede that a classic pool style such as a rectangle design will be best for that game and most other pool games. So give yourself more room for the buck. Purchase a pool that is always going to be timeless; build a classic designed pool.
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