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Swimming Pool Shape

How to choose the best pool shape

One of the big decisions in swimming pool design is choosing the shape of your pool. There are so many ways your pool can be shaped, so it's helpful to have an idea of popular shapes and classic shapes. Once you know the parameters of how large your pool can be (see more at: swimming pool placement), you'll find you can accommodate nearly any design.

Certain shapes lend themselves better to complementing surrounding landscape or structures. When a pool is placed close to the home, it should complement the home's architecture. These types of pools usually have more formal lines, such as a rectangular or oval shape that fit in with the home's silhouette. Whereas pools that are placed farther out in the yard can take on a freeform shape that looks more natural and blends with the landscaping.

Here are common pool shapes:

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