Once you’ve decided to install an inground fiberglass swimming pool in your Toronto yard, you’re faced with a new set of decisions regarding budget, landscaping, safety and perhaps most important; shape. The fact is that the number of different fiberglass pool shapes available today is practically limitless. Not every inground pool design will be appropriate for your family or property however, and so picking the right one is important.
The Many Faces of Inground Pool Design
Here are some common inground fiberglass pool shapes for your consideration.
- Rectangular – Rectangular pools are considered a ‘classic’ inground pool design because of their emphasis on clean, straight lines. This rigid geometry can give them a more formal air but how they’re perceived depends in large part on how you handle the landscaping around the pool. You can hire a professional Toronto landscaping company to help you. Rectangular pools are great for swimming laps and playing organized games. You can also take some of the formality out of a rectangular pool by rounding off the corners.
- L-Shaped – A cousin of the rectangular pool the L-shaped pool and it has some advantages of its own. You can use the smaller of the rectangular areas as a shallow section for younger kids. Or, with a “lazy-L” variation, you can use the smaller section for a broad ‘staircase’ that allows for easy in/easy out without interfering with the integrity of the main rectangle.
- Kidney Shaped – The kidney shape lends itself to almost any property and has a natural feel to it many find appealing. You can create a focal point in the narrower end of the kidney shape with furniture and perhaps a grille. You can also order your kidney shaped fiberglass pool to have a shallow end near the planned grille area so you can keep a close eye on the kids.
- Freeform – Freeform pools are often used in yards with uncommon shapes or landscape features and are built around those shapes or features to create a cohesive design scheme. Or, if the house is a non-standard layout the freeform pool can be designed to work in concert with that, mimicking the lines and forms of the house to create visual unity.
- Roman – The Roman shape is defined by a large rectangle with semicircles cut into the ends and/or sides and is a design that was much favoured by the aristocrats of the Empire thousands of years ago. The Roman pool is definitely a ‘grown-up’ design and may look out of place with some contemporary home designs so think carefully before going Roman.
If it’s a formal look and feel you’re after you’ll likely want to lean toward the rectangular, Roman or even a freeform inground pool design, (since it can be made to serve any design aesthetic informal or formal). If, on the other hand you’re after family fun and barbeques you’ll likely want to go with a kidney shape, L-shape or again a versatile freeform pool design. Remember too that, as mentioned earlier, the landscaping around your pool will go a long way toward defining the overall feel.
Need More Help? Contact the Pros at Seabreeze Pools Today!
There’s nothing like being able to walk out your back door into a beautifully landscaped inground pool area and immerse yourself in the tranquility, or being able to have family and friends over for a holiday celebration by the pool. Seabreeze Pools is your inground pool design headquarters in the Toronto area. We’ve built scores of fiberglass inground pools for homeowners in the GTA, providing them with experiences and memories they’ll cherish for a lifetime. Give us a call on 416-238-9703 and let us help you bring your dreams to life with a fabulous fiberglass inground pool.