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Optimizing Your Outdoor Space: Custom Swimming Pool Shapes And Styles

If you've recently decided to add a custom backyard swimming pool, you're probably looking forward to the luxury, leisure, and enhanced aesthetic this new feature will bring to your home — and when it comes to installing a swimming pool in your backyard, the possibilities are vast. The key is to optimize your outdoor space by choosing a pool shape and style that suits your home, lifestyle, and personal taste. Here's what you should consider when embarking on your custom pool project: 

Identifying Your Preferences for Pool Shapes

One of the first decisions you'll make when planning a custom swimming pool is the shape. Are you drawn to the classic elegance of a rectangular pool, or does the natural flow of a freeform pool appeal to you more? Perhaps you're interested in a lap pool for exercise or a kidney shape for its retro appeal. The shape of your pool can determine not only its aesthetic but also how you'll use it.

Exploring the Variety of Pool Styles

After deciding on a shape, it's time to consider the style of your pool. If you're aiming for a natural look, a lagoon-style pool with rock formations and landscaping might be ideal. For a modern, minimalist look, consider a geometric pool with clean lines and a sleek deck. A plunge pool or a spool (a small pool) can be perfect for compact yards, while an infinity pool can make a dramatic statement in a yard with a view.

Tailoring the Pool to Your Space

Consider the size and layout of your backyard when deciding on the shape and style of your pool. If you have a smaller space, opt for a design that maximizes the swimming area while still allowing for poolside lounging. In a larger yard, you might have room for an expansive pool, a hot tub, or even a pool house.

Incorporating Functional Features

The functionality of your pool is just as important as its aesthetic. For instance, a tanning ledge or a beach entry can be a great feature for families with young children. For fitness enthusiasts, a lap pool or a pool with a built-in spa can be beneficial. For those who love to entertain, incorporating a swim-up bar or a poolside kitchen can make your backyard the ultimate gathering spot.

Making a Personal Statement

Remember, a custom swimming pool is an expression of your lifestyle and tastes. From the color of the pool surface to the materials used for the deck, every element should reflect your personal style. Whether you favor a simple, minimalist design or a lavish, resort-like setup, your pool should feel like a natural extension of your home.

Contact a company like Legacy Pavers to learn more.