Installing an in-ground pool in your backyard can be a great way to turn your home into a summer paradise. Selecting the design and dimensions of your pool however can be very difficult depending on the size of your yard and other variables. Here are some common factors and shapes to consider when selecting the design for your in-ground pool.
The first and most common shape for in-ground pools across the country is a rectangle with steps leading into a shallow end that slopes gradually down to a deeper, opposite end. This shape is easy to landscape around and is perfect for yards with a decent amount of space to fill.
Another shape to consider for your in-ground pool is a circular shape, which appears similar to an above ground pool with a plastic lining that has both a shallow end and a deep end. The circular shaped pool usually has a ladder rather than steps leading into the pool. This may be a better shape for yards with a more limited amount of space.
This type of in-ground pool appears to be shaped like a kidney bean. With steps leading into a shallow end that slopes gradually down into a deeper, opposite end.
This shape is combination of sorts between the classic rectangle shape and the circular shaped pools. It possesses curved edges while also having elongated sides. May also be a good choice for yards with a limited amount of room.
Custom Shapes and Lagoon Style Pools
Depending on the size of your budget, you could also consider designing your own pool shape with its own dimensions and amenities. Lagoon-style pools with waterfalls and water slides accompanied by majestic boulders around the outside are becoming more and more common in backyards across America.