When we are thinking on build a swimming pool in our backyard, a big question is what shape we should choose? While it is true that its design will depend mainly on the land and the use that is going to give it is also true that the shapes of the swimming pools is what aesthetically most impacts the owners and visitors in Miami Dade and Broward.
The grace and harmonious integration of the forms with the environment makes some pools more pleasing to the eye than others, so before selecting the shape we want, not only are the aesthetic and personal tastes of each one important, but we must also take into account the characteristics of where the pool will be located, as well as its shape and dimensions.
Another aspect to take into account is that getting out of the traditionally rectangular shapes of a pool usually results in a small increase in the final cost price, this is logical since a rectilinear pool is easier to build, however, the difference in price does not have to be disproportionate. In pools built by the Gunite method there is usually an increase of 5 to 15%, depending on the complexity of the shapes. Anyway it is an investment that is worth it, especially if you remember that the pool must live a long time.
A traditional classification of the pools by their form is:
- Rectangular pools
The rectangle was one of the most common shapes in early pool design. Its long, straight and narrow design is ideal for swimming laps. A rectangle with rounded corners (oval shape) is also a popular design that tends to tone down the formality
In this category there are derivatives, pools that are based on the rectangular shape but are presented in the form of “L”, “T” or “U”.
- Square swimming pools
They are not very common because they tend to be impractical. This type of design is usually used when one of the sides is attached to a wall of the main house, for example.
- Kidney shaped
A Kidney shaped swimming pool might be a great option for your backyard pool. This is similar to a long oval with an indentation on one side. It is a popular choice because it is conducive to nearly any size of backyard space. Without the crisp lines of a geometric-type pool, the kidney-shape tends to look more natural.
- Freeform Pool
A freeform pool can take virtually any curvilinear shape; it does not adhere to any typical pool design patterns. It is typically designed around elements in nature or to blend with nature. It is also chosen for incorporating landscaping elements such as providing inlets in to the pool area for palm trees or shrubbery.
- Roman & Grecian Pools
This pool styles are modified classic rectangles. The shape uses mirrored formal elements found in ancient art providing more sophisticated look. The Roman Pool has stylized corners and rounded ends while Grecian Pool has cut corners forming an octagon.
- Figure 8
Figure-8 shape swimming pools are grate for families or those who want a pool to work for many activities. It provides a nice separate for a shallow area ideal for young children to enjoy activities, with a separate deep area that give the children the obvious perception of were the deep area begins.
If you are not sure of wish shape is the best option for your backyard it is advisable to go to a professional like Urban Pool Services. With our full-service design process and pool remodeling services in Broward and Miami Dade Counties, we will walk you through the entire process to ensure you are comfortable from consultation through construction.