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Top Pool Shapes For Your Yard

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 4 November , 2020

Interested in installing a pool in your backyard? You’re not alone! Many people throughout the San Diego area strive to build their own pool to escape the heat without having to travel too far. But deciding to install a pool is only the first step. You have numerous options when it comes to installing a pool that will meet your needs, not only in size but style as well. Check out a few of the most popular pool shapes below. 

Oval Pools

Oval pools are a classic choice for those looking to install a pool in their yard. They can also be quite sizable, so if you have the space for it in your landscape design, you might enjoy a large, relaxing pool. This simple style is especially welcoming for guests to take a dip!

Kidney-Shaped Pools

If you’re looking for a pool shape that looks more natural or lake-like, a kidney-shaped pool is a way to go. The curvature of the pool gives it a more organic feel, making it the perfect shape for incorporating water features like a waterfall. Kidney pools also coordinate with all different home and garden styles.

Rectangular Pools

You’ve probably seen plenty of rectangle pools throughout your life, as this shape is one of the most standard. Apartment buildings and hotels usually have this type of shaped pool to make the most of the space they have. If you’re looking for a classic shape that you know the entire family is going to enjoy, a rectangle is a classic, go-to. These pools are perfect for someone who wants to swim laps to get some exercise.

L-Shape Pool

L-shaped pools are a unique shape that might be perfect for a backyard with an unusual shape. L-shaped pools are not perfectly L-shaped, but instead, have one end that’s thicker and more spacious for more swimming. This dynamic layout adds something special to the basic rectangle-shaped pool.

Free-Form Pools

If you’re working with a small space, or your yard is a unique layout, a free-form pool shape might work best. You can create your own pool that perfectly fits the dimensions of your yard and utilizes the space as effectively as possible. With a free-form pool, your swimming area will be one of a kind and can be the backyard oasis of your dreams.

Roman Style Pool

Enjoy the lavish paradise of a Roman bathhouse in your San Diego backyard! Roman style-pools can easily be seen as the most grandiose and impressive of all the pool styles. They’re usually rectangular in shape with two half-circles protruding on either end. This impressive style gives the perfect spot for a staircase into the pool, and a nook at the end to hang out in.

Grecian Pool

If you have plenty of room in your backyard, a Grecian pool is an option. Instead of sharp edges, this rectangular pool has them flattened out to make a sort of octagon. It’s very similar to a classic rectangle pool, but with a little bit of extra stylistic choice. You’ll feel like Greek royalty soaking up the sun in this pool!

With all of these shapes to choose from, we hope you’ve been able to find at least one that works for you! If you’re still not sure, reach out to us at Juniper Landscape! We can easily help choose what type of pool would work best for you.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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