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Round vs. Straight-Lined: Which Pool Shape Is Right for Me?

April 3, 2024
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One of the most often asked questions when installing or renovating a pool is, “What pool shape is right for my property?” Here, we’ll dive into some of the key things you ought to keep in mind when determining whether to install a straight-lined or round pool.

Size Considerations

Round pools are often recommended for smaller areas because the curved edges of the pool can fit into odd, shaped yards more efficiently. They can also offer more flexible placements because there are no corners to account for.

Round-shaped pools are great for families that want a pool to play in but are limited by the amount of space they have. They can easily be integrated into the existing landscape, too. What’s more, a round pool can give the illusion of a larger space.

Use Considerations

If you want to use your swimming pool for exercise, then a straight-lined pool is the answer. Swimming laps are a great form of exercise. In fact, according to ComfyLiving, swimming laps are the fifth most popular activity in the United States. Straight-lined pools can help to establish clear boundaries and can make it easier for you to determine when a lap has been completed. You can also swim in straight lines and work on your breaststroke rather than having to turn in a circle.

Architectural Considerations

Many homeowners want the shape of their pool to blend with the architecture of their home and outdoor spaces. A round pool delivers a more contemporary look, while a straight-line pool delivers a more formal look. The architectural features of your home can help to guide your decision.

Ultimately, choosing a pool shape is a personal decision. Whether you are considering a new pool or a pool renovation, having the right support during the decision-making process can make the process easier. It’s essential to choose a company that will take the time to help you make the right choice.

A trusted provider will answer your questions, make suggestions, and ensure you are confident in your choice. That’s where Extreme Pools Renovations comes in. If you’re looking for a new pool installation or pool renovation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to schedule a consultation with us. We’re available to answer any questions you may have.