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They really can create quite an impression. Inground pools can be bold in design, aesthetically pleasing and incredibly functional. Ultimately the swimming pool design you choose should be based on your needs and purpose. For instance, if you intend to use your new pool for lazing and leisure (with a little exercise thrown in for good measure!) a kidney shaped pool will probably be the best choice. If swimming laps and a dedicated exercise regime is more your thing, then a rectangular Olympic pool is our recommendation.
There are so many exciting and dramatic design options for inground pools. Here are just a few that will get you thinking.
L Shaped Pools: An L shaped pool consists of two rectangular pools, joined at a right angle. This allows for a clear definition of the deep and the shallow end of the pool.
Kidney Shaped Pools: Kidney shaped inground pools are actually oval pools, but with an indented side. These pools are extremely popular with homeowners as they fit easily into nearly any backyard shape and make allowances for a fantastic entertainment space.
Wading area pool: If you would like a pool with a casual entry area we recommend designing your pool with a very large wading area. This would offer you a shallow zone which is great for sunbathing and a safety zone for kids and the elderly where the water is naturally warmer. This option is a great alternative to those thinking of building a pool with a ‘beach entry’ which can be prone to algae due to poor water circulation. With our wading area design you can incorporate a large area for a comfort seat before stepping down into the main swimming area of the pool.
Roman End Pools: these are classical pools with generous proportions. They usually have curved edges and one end of the pool typically has steps leading down into the pool.
Olympic Pools: one of the more traditional style pools available, these are oversized pools in a typically rectangular shape. These pools are mainly for anyone that enjoys exercise or loves sport.
Another factor to take into consideration when designing your inground pool is maintenance. When your pool is well maintained it can enhance the appearance of your home. However, if neglected, it could easily become a bit of any eyesore, as well as a place where bugs call home. When planning your pool, you’ll need to realize that you will need to keep up with the necessary maintenance. The other consideration is when installing your pool, size up the outdoor area. The kind of ingound pool that you install depends on how much space you have available and the dimensions of the space. Some inground pools require a lot, others not so much.
If you’re looking to make a real statement with your inground pool, we can show you how to achieve it at Albatross Pools. Our pool display centres have some superb examples on show that will give you plenty of inspirational ideas. Just come in and have a look around and talk to our friendly staff and they’ll provide you with all the information you need on how to go about installing the perfect inground pool.