By: Van Kirk & Sons | Pools & Spas
If you're getting ready to install a custom luxury pool on your property, one of the most significant decisions you'll have to make is what shape it should take. Having a new pool constructed in your backyard by Van Kirk & Sons Pools & Spas can be great for entertaining friends, playing with your family, exercising, or de-stressing after a long day at work. The size and shape of your new custom swimming pool will depend greatly on how you plan to use it and the size of the space it's going in.
One of the most important factors in choosing the size and shape of your custom pool is the available space. First and foremost, you need to make sure you have enough space for a luxury pool. If you do, then you can consider which shape might fit best on your property. For smaller spaces, a Roman swimming pool, a circular pool, or a Grecian pool might make the most sense. If the property has curved edges and fluid landscaping, you might want to go with a free form, figure 8 or kidney pool. And if the space is large and your yard is relatively square or rectangular, an L shaped pool or a Geometric pool might be the best fit. If you're unsure about what designs would fit in your space, consult with a pool builder to better understand your options before making a decision.
Just as important as the factor of available space is how you plan to use the custom built pool. Kidney pools and circular custom pools are great for relaxing after a long day at work or splashing around with kids, but they don't always serve well for exercises like lap swimming. If lap swimming is your primary goal, a long rectangular pool or an L shaped pool might work best.
As you consider your custom luxury pool designs, you not only have to factor in the installation cost, you also have to account for ongoing maintenance. Larger pool construction projects are typically more expensive to maintain and install than smaller pools. However, some elaborate designs on smaller pools can be more expensive than simple larger pools.
If you have young children who will be regularly using the swimming pool or older adults who are less mobile, you should make sure you take their needs into account while designing your custom pool. You may want to incorporate shallower spaces, easily accessible stairs or handrails. You may even want to consider incorporating a separate, shallow kids' pool.