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The Factors To Discuss With A Custom Pool Builder In Relation To Pool Designs

Create The Best Pool Designs By Working With Your Builder

So, you have finally decided to take the plunge (pun intended) and install an inground swimming pool in your backyard. In addition to the selection of a custom pool builder to actually install the pool, you will need to make several other important decisions with respect to the type of pool material to be used, fencing/security measures, added swimming pool water features and, of utmost importance, which of the many different pool designs will best suit your needs within the confines of your property.

Aesthetic appeal and functionality will play significant roles in your pool design process, as will maintenance and hydro costs, the installation of amenities such as a pool house, decking, lighting, slides, and diving boards, and requisite upgrades to your landscaping.

There are several other factors/considerations that will influence the design and shape of a custom swimming pool as well. When discussing different backyard pool designs with your builder, you may want to give thought to each/all of these parameters:

  • The space available to install a pool
  • The shape of that available space
  • Personal shape/design preferences
  • Purpose of the pool – entertaining, exercise, simple relaxation
  • Impact on adjacent landscaping
  • Additional water features – fountains, whirlpool/hot tub, waterfalls
  • Age of the pool users – children/grandchildren, teenagers, adults
  • Municipal by-laws and building codes
  • And, of course, budget

An experienced custom pool builder, such as Jones Pools, can offer the expertise and insight required to create a pool design that will meet your needs, your preferences, and your budget while maximizing the square footage available within your property to accommodate a swimming pool.

The Most Common And Popular Shapes Of Inground Swimming Pools

Some people may have a general attitude that “a pool is a pool” – in other words, pool designs are not important as long as you have a pool to use at your convenience.

To the contrary, pool designs are important, and as long as you are going to invest in the services of a pool construction company, you should capitalize on their experience and recommendations to design and install a pool in a shape that is right for you and your family.

The following are brief descriptions of the most common backyard pool designs or shapes chosen by homeowners when installing an inground swimming pool:

  • Oval – One of the most popular shapes; allows flexibility in terms of overall size
  • Free Form – Can be virtually any shape with the exception of geometric
  • Geometric – Simply means symmetrical and/or with straight or linear sides
  • Figure-8 – Excellent pool design for separating a shallow end and a deeper end
  • Rectangular – A more formal design; a better/best option when space is limited
  • Circular or Octagon – A favoured pool design for more open/available spaces
  • Kidney-Shaped – Fits well in many different backyard spaces
  • L-Shaped or Lazy-L – Has a right angle (L-shaped) or an obtuse angle (Lazy-L)
  • Roman – Pool usually has stylized corners and rounded ends
  • Grecian – Often has sharper or cut corners and can resemble an octagon

At Jones Pools, you can select from more than 25 pool designs or present your own custom design for consideration by the premier pool builders in Toronto since 1996.

Are you looking for the expertise of a custom pool builder to help design your pool? Call Jones Pools today at 905-642-9522 or 905-862-0414 to discuss the ideal pool design for your needs, personal preferences, and the contours of your property.