How big of a pool do I need? What shape is best?
In order to answer these questions, there are a few key points to consider.
This not only refers to the physical size but also refers to the location of the House, Property Lines, Easements, Utilities, etc. Understanding these factors will help determine the available space for your pool.
A pool is a natural gathering feature. Knowing how often you entertain groups and how large they are can help you determine if the larger model pool is warranted. That being said, no kid has ever refused to swim in a pool because it was too small!
Liner, Fiberglass and Concrete
There are many shapes to choose from. Pools generally fall into two categories, freeform and rectilinear. Most pool features work on both types and there are plenty of size options as well. While available space can be a deciding factor this choice is almost always a personal preference of style.
When deciding on shape and size understanding the primary users of the pool is helpful. Will swimmers want to relax? If so, a shallower pool is preferred possibly with a tanning ledge and benches. Will swimmers want to do laps? If you have someone who wants to swim laps we recommend a pool with an open swim lane and be over 30 feet in length. Will swimmers want to dive or jump in for more active play? If so, you will want a pool that is at least five feet deep for jumping in and eight feet deep for diving. Are your swimmers into sports? Playing volleyball and basketball in the pool can be great fun and having a shallow area for this is usually preferred.