swimming pool shape size maintenance

There are a number of factors that will play a role in your swimming pool design and installation, and dimensional factors are chief among these. Choosing how large your pool is, and what shape you want it to be in, are some of the most vital and foundational concepts for any pool installation you’re considering.

At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we’re happy to offer the very best swimming pool construction, installation and maintenance services in the business. We’ve assisted clients with every part of the dimensional process for their new pools, from determining your size options to a vital consideration: Whether to install a pool with traditional rectangular edges, or whether to go with a curved (also known as “freeform”) option. This two-part blog series will look at a few factors to consider as you’re making this important choice.

Size Does Matter

While we’re technically talking about your pool’s shape here, it’s important to realize that the size you’re going for will have an impact on this realm. For instance, a very small pool is likely not going to look as good with sweeping, smooth curves as it would with crisp, clean lines. If you’re aiming for a more naturalistic feel in your backyard oasis, however, then larger pools lend themselves quite well to this type of design.

It’s also important to consider how much space you have to work with, as this too can have an impact on the type of pool you ultimately choose. If you have a very large backyard, for instance, then you may want to consider something more dramatic and expansive in scope – like a freeform pool. Conversely, if your backyard is on the smaller side, then a sleek and slender rectangular pool might be the way to go.

Maintenance Considerations

While you’re naturally thinking most about the way the pool will look in your yard and similar aesthetic concerns, it’s also important to give some thought to the maintenance factors involved in owning a pool. For instance, pools with more curves and contours can sometimes be more difficult to clean and maintain than their straight-edged counterparts.

If you’re not someone who particularly enjoys spending time cleaning your pool, then a simpler rectangular design might be the way to go. Conversely, if you’re someone who likes to take a more hands-on approach to pool care, then a freeform pool with its more intricate design might be right up your alley.

At the end of the day, there’s no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing between rectangular and curved pools. It ultimately depends on several factors — and we’ll go over a few more of these in part two of our series.

For more on this, or to learn about any of our swimming pool or hot tub installation services, speak to the pros at Dolphin Pools & Spas today.