It’s hard to beat a tropical getaway luxurious resort pool. Complete with the sunshine, water, lounge chairs and a cocktail or two, it’s the epitome of relaxing escapes. Wouldn’t it be great if you could replicate that feeling in your own backyard? Have you ever noticed that resort pools tend to have unusual shapes? Consider creating a pool with your own distinct shape. Have fun with it: the more atypical, the more retreat-like.
Set your pool above the standard with unique detailing, like colorful tiling or a stone surround (or both). It will be a treat to the eyes every time you walk into your backyard.
If your yard allows, supersize your pool space. It will feel like you have the ocean right outside your windows. Let’s have a look at the top 3 pool shapes you can incorporate in your backyard.
The classic rectangle with an infinity edge is a definitive illustration of how a pool designer creates harmony within a setting—plus, it proves that traditionally does not mean unexciting.
Infinity pools (also called vanishing-edge or negative-edge pools) are one of the most dramatic effects found in pool design. Made to fool the viewer into believing that the pool flows over an edge into the neighboring Vista, this type of swimming pool is actually a product of math and science. Homes that overlook spectacular scenery like the ocean, a river, mountains, or even nearby cityscapes are the best candidates to capture this design’s magic. However, a designer will also suggest an infinity pool for a property that is surrounded by natural lushness like wooded glens or palm tree groves.
FREE FORM Freeform pools live up to their name: Because their contours do not have to obey the rules of geometry, they can become whatever the designer visualizes, making them ideal for most properties. Homes in natural, tropical, or rustic settings are exceptional candidates because freeform pools blend in seamlessly with their surroundings, morphing into the setting and appearing to be organic in origin. With imaginative landscaping, hardscaping, and lighting, a freeform pool can mimic a tropical lagoon, a secret oasis, or a tranquil waterway.
Freeform pools are also excellent choices for homeowners who want to incorporate a pool into an asymmetrical space that is already developed.