Finding The Right Pool Shape

Choosing the best pool shape can be exciting and overwhelming at the same time. At Latham, we want you to have the
resources and confidence to choose the one that’s right for you. Whether you’re just starting your pool budget or already have a design in mind, this guide can help you find the ideal shape for your budget, family, backyard, and lifestyle.


Shapes to Fit Your Lifestyle

Rectangular pools tend to maximize swim space, making them the optimal shape for swimming laps. lf you’re looking for a fun and natural-looking shape for relaxing, freeform is a great choice.


Shapes to Fit Your Backyard

The classic and curved shape of the kidney pool helps It fit easily Into smaller spaces. Oval pools are unique In style, but require more space making them best suited for bigger backyards.


Shapes for Any Design Aesthetic

Roman pools borrow styles from ancient Roman architecture. making them a classic addition to any backyard. L-shaped pools can help you seamlessly design your pool around immovable features to match your backyard aesthetic.


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Download your free guide to pool shapes to learn more about the different types of pools available, and things to consider when choosing your ideal pool shape.

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L-Shape Pools

Some L-shaped pools are geometric, with hard lines and defined angles. Others are called “lazy L’s” because they’re more organic in shape with curved lines and less-defined angles.

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Kidney Pools

Kidney-shaped pools are popular freeform pools that are rounded on each end, curving inward along one side. Kidney-shaped pools offer a sleek, contemporary feel and their asymmetrical shape fits easily into smaller spaces without sacrificing style.

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Roman Pools

Roman pool shapes take a cue from the villas of ancient Rome, with two long straight edges flanked by arched half-circles at either end. This timeless shape will imbue your pool area’s chic minimalism with elegance.

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Oval Pools

Oval pools are geometric shapes with curved edges. The shape is less common. making it one of the major draws for those who want more than the stereotypical “backyard pool.”

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Rectangle Pools

Rectangular pools are a classic, geometric pool shape, with its clean lines, a linear pool is a timeless choice. A rectangle fiberglass if ground pool can be simple and straightforward or embellished with accessories. and is the optimal shape for an if ground lap pool.

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Freeform Pools

The freeform pool style can incorporate dramatic curves for a modern look or maximize available swimming space with a more relaxed wavy design. If you’re looking for a more fun, informal, natural-looking pool shape, freeform is your best choice.

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Explore Fiberglass and Vinyl Liner Shapes

Browse Latham’s wide variety of vinyl liner and fiberglass pool shapes for additional details on the selection of available models.


Great Pool Designs for Small Backyards

Backyards keep getting smaller and smaller. Heck, all kinds of things are getting smaller. Tiny houses are all the rage. We all carry tiny super computers in our pockets. There are toy-sized breeds of animals. It feels like everything is gelatin downsized these days.

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Perfect Pairings: Architectural Styles Meet Pool Designs

Like gourmet food and fine wine, certain architectural styles just seem to pair perfectly with a particular pool design. While enhancing any house with any pool is a great idea, it’s fun to picture your home with the optimal backyard oasis.

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