When designing your backyard it is important to consider the shape of the pool. The shape of the pool will set the entire design of the area. Here are the basic shapes but don’t be afraid to mix designs together to come up with a unique shape.
Also known as Geometric, this pool shape utilizes straight lines and/or geometric curves. This doesn’t have to be your basic rectangle but can have multiple angles and curves to create a timeless design that will look great 10 years later. One popular style that utilizes this type of shape are Grecian or Roman designs inspired by Old World Europe.
Free form swimming pools use curves and flowing lines to mimic nature. This shape looks amazing with the addition of natural rock boulders, grottos and waterfall features. If you are looking for a tropical paradise then this is the shape for you.
An infinity edge pool, also called negative edge, zero edge, infinity pool, disappearing edge, or vanishing edge pool, is a swimming or reflecting pool that produces a visual effect of water extending to the horizon, vanishing, or extending to “infinity.”
A wet edge swimming pool incorporates the negative-edge look but differs in that the design allows water to spill over all four sides. Like the negative edge design, the water that flows over the sides of a perimeter-overflow pool is collected in a hidden catch basin and recirculated. This look gives the illusion that the water is level with the deck.