Which Pool Shape Is Best For Your Backyard

First of all, congratulations! Deciding to build a swimming pool in your backyard is exciting and can be a destination for family and friend gatherings for years to come. Your new backyard oasis will increase the overall value of your home, but only if it is done properly!

The first and most important step is to find the perfect pool design that is right for your home.

Backyards and home architectures are very different so it is crucial to choose a pool shape that will match the style of your home while being functional at the same time.

Here are some examples of the most widely used pool shapes to think about when planning on building a pool in your backyard.


If you are interested in having a deep diving area but also a shallow area the L-shaped pool is one of the most used type of pools for this purpose. You will still have the fun of diving in the deeper part of the L-shaped pool, but the shallower extension will give a safe access for younger kids or people that just want to relax in the sun but not necessary swim.


If you are looking for a pool for exercising, the rectangle shaped pool is for you! It is a long and narrow pool that will give you extra perimeter footage and the perfect shape for swimming laps. Rectangular style pools are very simple to install and are one of the most popular concrete pools available on the market.

Free Form

If you have a unique backyard design, you may want to think about installing a free form pool. Free form pools are custom pools with usually rounded edges.  In this case it would be important to make sure that the  free form pool design complements the design of your backyard,  blending well with your outdoor furniture and perhaps incorporating some of your landscaping into the design.

Infinity Style

If your house has a spectacular scenic view, the infinity style pool may be for you. These pools are a real piece of art that blend seamlessly into your landscaping. Infinity style pools are often flowing off a deck or a raised area, with transparent walls allowing you to enjoy your spectacular Arizona views while relaxing in your new pool.

Kidney Shaped

A kidney shaped pool was very popular in the 1960s and is still one of the most widely used pool designs. This more classic shape will blend well in a backyard with a historical home. Kidney pools are well versatile because they are long enough to use as lap pools but they are also traditionally less expensive to build and fill than the rectangular pools.

Roman/Grecian Style

The Grecian and Roman pools have an octagonal shape or stylized corners with rounded ends. Drawn from a history of bathhouses and indoor pools from the past. These pools are some of the best options for indoor pool designs and they can produce a luxury look for any interior pool room.

If you are interested in learning more about which Pool design would be best for your home and would like to get a quote for your pool installation, contact Arcadia building company today. We can help guide your vision and make your dream pool a reality!

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