A guide to the different types of swimming pools
Whether you want to feel like you’re plunging into tropical waters or you’d rather enjoy the sleek, modern lines of an infinity pool, there is a swimming pool style to suit everyone. This guide will take you through the different types of pools so that you can make a choice that’s right for you and your lifestyle.
The most sought-after style, inground pools are as their names suggests – permanent pools that are built into the ground. Because of their ability to be customized and accessorized, they can encompass many of the other styles on this list, including freeform, lap, and geometric.
Inground pools are built to be an integral part of your outdoor space, and are custom-designed to revolve around your lifestyle – whether that’s one of dining and entertaining, family fun, or achieving exercise goals.
Be inspired by nature with free-flowing lines and creative shapes that defy tradition. A freeform pool is ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to fit into the mold, and who wants to make some magic and transform their space into something unique. Appearing to morph and change to suit their environment, freeform pools can fit wonderfully into almost any outdoor space.
This style is particularly well-suited for homeowners who favor the more tropical lagoon-like aesthetic, as the undulating lines can mimic the appearance of natural water sources, particularly when partnered with exotic foliage.
Nothing conveys luxury better than an infinity pool. Also known as vanishing edge pools, these pieces are truly works of art. Designed to give an edgeless illusion, one side of the pool simply seems to disappear and merge with the view, creating a seamless and contemporary look that has soared in popularity over the years. The way it actually works is by feeding water into a hidden basin which is then pumped back into the pool. Infinity pools are ideal for those looking to impress and for those who have a more elevated pool or one that boasts impressive views, which can really make the most of this dramatic effect.
If your main aim is exercise, then a lap pool is perfect for you. These pools are usually long, narrow, and rectangular, built specifically so you can power through the water and get those laps in. This is the perfect way to bring health and fitness to your doorstep without leaving home.
Their streamlined shape means that lap pools can fit into slightly smaller spaces where a larger pool may have struggled. Alternatively, lap pools can also be flawlessly incorporated as an addition to another, bigger pool to complement this fun and leisurely area with an exercise-focused lap pool.
Play with geometric structures and contemporary lines with customized geometric pools. Characterized by its clean lines and stylish modern appearance, this pool type is ideal for those who gravitate to an artistic yet contemporary feel for their outdoor space.
You’re free to experiment with form and shape, providing that sought-after synergy between personal expression and tasteful outlines, usually through using ovals and rectangles. All this creativity comes together to make a pool that’s both angular and artistic.
Traditional pools will always stand the test of time – and for good reason. With classic, elegant lines and simple shapes, a traditional pool makes a stunning statement that will never go out of date.
Thanks to the exquisite and tailored design, you can bring a touch of something special to even the most conventional of pools. Custom additions can enhance a straightforward design along with beautiful landscaping, to give you a one-of-a-kind pool that still stays true to tradition.
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