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Different Types of Swimming Pool

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A Guide to Swimming Pool Types, Designs, and Styles

Just like anything else, swimming pools come in all different types, designs, sizes, and shapes and are used for various purposes. Budget, lot size, local codes, and availability of materials will all factor into what type of pool you will eventually decide to build or install on your property.

Before taking the plunge, assess what type of swimming pool works for you and your family. Maybe a small spool will be perfect for you, or do you dream or a large, landscaped in-ground pool complete with a pool house?

Above-Ground Pool

Above-ground pools have often been the symbol of attainable pool ownership for the working or lower middle class. For starters, one of the reasons above-ground pools have become more appealing in a lean economy is their lower price tags. Other reasons to go the way of an above-ground pool include the following:

  • Lets homeowners get their pool-feet wet in a less costly, more portable type of swimming pool.
  • That portability allows you to take the pool with you, should you move.
  • Easier to work with certain types of land, including rocky areas.
  • A deck can be added later to an above-ground pool, and you’ll still come out cheaper than an in-ground model.

Architectural Pool

Just the name gives it away: an architectural pool must have structure, definite lines, and often echoes the form of the house and uses the same materials for a cohesive look. An architectural pool is often geometric, sophisticated, and usually designed by an architect. If the house is custom-built, the pool is often built at the same time as the house, taking in the size of the lot and the layout and relationship of the house to the pool.

Family Pool: Recreational Swimming Pool

You may not have the budget or space that Celine Dion had to work with for her Florida swimming pool, but a glance at her compound gives you an idea of what family pools are all about: fun. They’re like a water park, only on a smaller scale and with fewer people. Awe-inspiring water features, elaborate slides, caves, tunnels, boulders, and a general for-all-ages appeal is what recreational pools are all about. While they are often big enough, don’t expect to work in some laps, at least while children are playing and splashing in one of these mini water parks. If you like to entertain and like noise, activity, and excitement, this may be the pool of your dreams- or at least your kids’ dreams.

Indoor Pool

An indoor swimming pool is pretty straightforward- it’s inside, under a roof, and insulated by at least three walls. Indoor pools are usually simple, geometric shapes and are built for swimming or training throughout the year, especially in cold climates. The cost for indoor heating pools is lower than outdoor pools because the pool room is insulated and it’s less likely that heat will escape, as it does outside.

Infinity Pool

Infinity pools are also known as infinity edge pools, vanishing edge pools, negative edge, zero edge, or disappearing edge. Infinity pools are always custom-built and should be designed to highlight a view. Done right, an infinity pool gives one an illusion of a sheet of water dropping off over the edge of the property, like a waterfall, although you can’t see or hear falling water. They’re definitely on the more expensive end of residential swimming pools.

Lap Pool

A lap pool is a swimming pool built and used for fitness and health purposes. Lap pools are usually long and narrow, often more than 50 feet in length. Typically, lap pools are a rectangular shape and can be built on long, narrow lots.

With endless opportunities for fun and entertainment, a pool is a must-have in organizing your precious family moments. Get your own pool today. Don’t forget to get your swimwear and swimsuits ready before you jump in. You will find pools are worth your investment.

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