Swimming pools come in all different shapes and sizes. Depending on the location you live in, there is a perfect type of swimming pool for you. The main question to ask yourself is what type of swimming pool should you get. Keep reading to learn about all the different types of swimming pool that there are.

energy efficient pool equipmentDifferent Pool Designs

Before you pick a type of swimming pool, you have to know what kind of size and shape of pool you are going to want in your backyard. The size and shape of your swimming pool will determine what kind of material pool you’ll get. Seems kind of counter-intuitive, but the different types of swimming pools are only limited to a certain amount of shapes and sizes.

  • Lap pool
  • Plunge pool
  • Infinity-Edge pool
  • Natural pool
  • Freeform pool
  • Geometric pool

All of these swimming pool designs have a correlating pool material option to choose from. Now some of the options do overlap so you have a wider range of options. However some of the materials have limited capabilities.

Texas poolTypes of Swimming Pools

There are three main types of swimming pools to choose from. Choosing the material of your swimming pool is going to fluctuate the initial cost of your swimming pool, the durability, how long is lasts, and maintenance upkeep. Most of the materials are customizable, but as stated before, some of the materials are limited.


This type of material is the most popular. Concrete swimming pools are costly at first, but they last a long time. They are extremely customizable. You are able to create any shape with this swimming pool. If you keep up with the maintenance it can also last a long time.


In recent years, fiberglass swimming pools have been making a comback. They are being favored more because of there easy maintenance capabilities. They also have a quicker installation time compared to concrete pools. However the one downside to fiberglass pools is that they have a limited customization ability because they are pre-manufactured.

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