Pool Party: Backyard Pool Installation Tips
Happy Summer Everyone! With temperatures on the rise, Team ASD is thinking about pools and pool design. Having a pool can make your life feel like one big vacation, and there’s a pool for every outdoor space. We’ve found a few sizes, styles, and designs for you – so relax and dive in.
There are 3 things to consider when adding a pool:
Type (What’s it made of?)
Size (Will it fit?)
Shape (What’s it look like?)
Type: Pools can be made from two different materials - fiberglass and concrete. Fiberglass pools are easy to maintain, quick to install, and very durable. They cost more upfront and aren't as customizable. Concrete pools are extremely durable and customizable, but require heavy maintenance, which means potentially more cost over time, and a slow installation.
Size: Choose a large pool in a classic rectangular shape for serious swimmers who swim laps for exercise. Consider a 20 by 40 foot size with a 9 foot maximum depth and 3 foot shallow area.
Select a moderate 18 by 36 foot pool for a household of six to eight people. This size allows plenty of space for swimming shorter laps, floating on inflatable rafts, and playing games in the pool.
Install a smaller size pool of 10 by 20 feet for a household of four or fewer. This size allows enough room for small groups to share the pool for casual swimming, games and simply cooling off on a hot day.
Shape: Rectangular Pools, with perfect 90-degree corners, have been around for decades. They are ideal for swimming laps or engaging in other types of water exercise. The familiar shape conveys a sense of formality, as well as a sleek, modern feel.
The L-Shaped Pool, an offshoot of the rectangle, is a good choice when you want a pool for diving or swimming, but also want a large shallow area for play activities.
The Kidney-Shape Pool is something of a throwback to the Fifties and Sixties. The kidney shape was once among the most popular for residential pools.
Geometric Pool Designs come in two broad categories. True Geometric Shapes are an oval, circle, square, rectangle, or triangle. Unique Geometric Custom Shapes are composed of straight lines that may also incorporate sections with curved lines. Typically, geometric shapes provide the foundation for a modern design.