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Different Types of Pools and Everything that you Need to Know about Them

During the winter, owning a pool doesn’t seem like something as great as others describe it, but when the summer comes and the temperatures start rising, you’ll quickly understand what they’re talking about.

Living in a house has many advantages, but one of the most significant ones is the ability to build a pool in your backyard. Although this might cost a bit, it’s probably the healthiest and most relaxing luxury that you can purchase.

Fancy cars and expensive furniture are nice and all, but a swimming pool is more than a luxury. It promotes a healthy lifestyle, since swimming is a pretty nice physical activity that works your entire body, and it allows you to “cool down” for a bit when the temperatures start becoming unbearable.

Now, when it comes to choosing the right kind of pool, things might get a bit complicated. In this article, we are going to list all the different types that you can purchase for your home, so if you are currently in the process of making one, or you’re just curious to learn some more, make sure to stay with us until the end.

Here’s what you need to know.

Analyze your backyard

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Before you do anything, you need to take a look at your backyard and be honest with yourself. Do you have enough space to build a pool there or not? If the answer is no, well, we have a solution for that as well, but we’ll get to it in just a minute.

In some living areas, space becomes very limited due to the number of people constantly moving in and building their homes right next to each other.

But, designers realized this a long time ago, so they started working on projects that can be fitted in almost any home. If your backyard has an awkward shape, it doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to place a pool there, even though that’s what some of the companies in your area told you.

Meet lap pools, the perfect solution for a backyard

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We’ve all seen pools that are shaped like squares or circles, and although they might be the most popular ones out there, it doesn’t mean that no other types exist. Lap-Pools are just like the regular full-sized ones, except they come in many different dimensions and shapes to be able to fit almost any backyard. If you are interested in seeing how they look or how much they cost, you can visit localpools.com.au and see for yourself.

Unless you are building this for professional swimming and training to become an athlete, you don’t care about the size or shape of it, so if relaxation and cooling down in the summertime is what you’re after, these are the perfect choices for you.

Infinity Pools

This is another very popular concept that is considered to be the best-looking one on the entire market due to the “disappearing edge” look. Usually, these designs are used in luxurious hotels and places where visitors take a lot of photos with a background such as the ocean or the sea, because of the ability of the pool’s edge to blend in with the background making a visually pleasing effect for a picture.

They don’t cost that much, even though they are often related to luxury, but there isn’t anything special in the design that would increase the price, it’s just the overall planning of space that needs to be done to make them look good.

Circular Shapes

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Although these aren’t very good when it comes to swimming or racing in them, they can be very useful when you are low on space but you want to build a place where you can relax and just “chill” for a bit during the summer. Usually, they aren’t built in large dimensions, and when someone wants to have a huge pool in their backyard, they either choose rectangular ones or “Infinity” designs.

Rectangular

These can be good if you like to practice distance swims, and due to their simple shape, they can fit in almost every backyard. The cost can vary depending on the size, obviously, but there are other important factors as well, such as the materials it’s going to be built from and the insides of it. Although rectangular ones are the most common type, they are still able to do the job without any problems.

Custom-shaped Swimming Pools

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Maybe your backyard has a very awkward shape, and you cannot seem to fit any of the previously mentioned types in it. This means that you’ll have to hire a designer to make a custom-shaped one that’s meant specifically for your place.

This is not the only reason custom-shaped designs are being purchased however since rich people and celebrities usually like to order them just for fun and to show off a bit with the fancy ideas. It’s not very rare to find a swimming pool in Hollywood that’s shaped in the initials of a famous person or in another very unique shape that you haven’t seen before.

Accessories make the experience richer

Regardless of what kind of design you’re going to choose, you must pay a bit of attention to accessories, such as waterfalls, massaging pumps, led-lights and all the little things that make the atmosphere cozier or more exciting, depending on what you’re trying to achieve.

If you are often throwing parties in your home, and people enjoy taking a swim while they’re spending time in your backyard, make sure that you decorate well enough to make the entire experience memorable. Led-Lights are pretty amazing if your party is during the night-time, and water fountains are just making the entire experience a lot more exciting.

In conclusion, there are tons of different shapes and designs that you can choose from, and each one of them has an advantage. The price will mostly depend on the size and the materials that you’re going to choose, but if you decide to go for a custom-shape, that might cost you a bit more as well.


Peter is a freelance writer with more than eight years of experience covering topics in politics. He was one of the guys that were here when the foreignpolicyi.org started.

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