When you are fixing up your Marin home, you may be concerned about choosing the right pool designs for your tastes. In this article, we are going to talk about how to choose the right pool designs for your backyard.

Whether you have a large backyard or a small backyard, there are designs that can work great for you. While swimming pools used to come in one standard design, there are many options available for homeowners like you now.

Pool Designs – Which Ones are Right for You?

Let’s look at the different swimming pool shapes that are available to you. You can find out which one is going to best suit what you need and are looking for in a swimming pool.

Kidney Shaped Pools

Kidney shaped pools become popular in modern homes in the 1950’s and 1960’s. If you want a curved pool but you are on a budget, this is the best pool for you. You will notice the shape looks like a curved bowl with a small indent on one of the sides of the pool. These pools measure around 40 feet in length and 30 feet in width. Since this creates more square-footage but less perimeter footage, it is usually more inexpensive to install. The indentition point is a great place to add on a pool beach or a sun shelf.

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Rectangle Pools

These clean cut 90-degree corners give you a modern look for your backyard. You can choose from hard edges or rounded corners that will soften the appearance. Most yards are able to easily fit rectangle swimming pools. Narrow pools are normally 8×10 feet but larger pools are around 30×35 feet.

These pools are a common design so finding a pool cover is easy compared to if you were to create a more complex design. They are more expensive than other types of curved pools mainly because of the wide perimeter footage and the narrow sized pools have harder to reach nooks which makes cleaning more difficult.

L-Shaped & Pools

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No matter what type of swimming activities you want to do, the L-shaped pool is a great pool to choose. Diving, swimming laps or playing with kids, this is a good choice. The smaller area of the pool that is known as the foot extends from the primary section. The foot area of the swimming pool allows young kids to wade in the shallow area but well versed swimmers will be able to enjoy the deep end and are on average 15×30 feet.

Creating Your Dream Pool & Backyard

As you are looking through the pool designs that are available, you are going to see many designs that you like, but you need to make sure that you get the one that is going to look great but also function the best for your family. Depending on if there are kids or pets or if it is all adults, you may choose one design over another. No matter what your goal is with your swimming pool, we will be glad to help you figure that out and get started on the process.

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