August 18th, 2016 by

Pool Design: It’s all in the Shape

Determining the shape of your brand new pool is an exciting task, and one that requires much collaboration with your pool designer. First, you need to consider the size and shape of your backyard. Then you need to take into account the style of your home. Your pool design should complement your home’s aesthetic, and the shape will govern whether you go for a classic look or something more modern. The possibilities here are almost endless. The best part is that we don’t charge for the shape. You achieve the look you’re after without worrying about cost.

Freeform or Geometric?

When it comes to pool design, this is the first big decision you’ll make. That decision often boils down to two choices between freeform or geometric looks. Neither is better than the other, and working through the factors mentioned above will often yield the best answer  A free form shape allows you to customize the look of your pool without being constrained to the lines of the house. These styles can range from contemporary to natural. A popular option in this genre is the lagoon look. These pools trend family friendly, lending themselves to hidden grottos, rock wall slides and other water features.

Geometric pools range from the classic roman shapes to the very modern use of intersecting squares and rectangles. Roman and Grecian shapes complement Mediterranean style homes quite well, while the angles of more modern designs suit the hard edges of modern architecture.

What people often don’t consider is that the materials being used in and around the project can dictate the decision as well. Natural rocks don’t look right on rectilinear pools just as travertine coping contradicts a lagoon look.

Ready to pick your pool shape? Let the designers at Ewing Aquatech build your perfect pool.