If you’re planning a custom pool design and installation project for your Twin Cities home, you’ve got a lot to think about. From the shape of your pool to the type of pool equipment you want, the pool construction company you choose, and more, building a pool requires extensive planning. 

At Royal Pool & Spa, we specialize in all things swimming pools from design and installation to ongoing pool maintenance, repairs, and renovations. We’d be honored to help you design the swimming pool of your dreams and would love to become your lifelong pool partner.

In this blog, we’re sharing a handful of pool shapes to consider for your in-ground installation, and as always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

1. Roman Style

This one isn’t a particular shape per se, but it is a classic swimming pool design, so it’s definitely worth a mention. Roman-style pools feature two long, parallel, straight edges flanked by arched, half-circles at either perpendicular end. If you have plenty of space in your yard and zoning laws allow, this type of pool is perfect for creating a super-luxurious, high-end vibe. 

2. Grecian Style

Another classic design, Grecian-style pools look similar to Roman-style pools, but rather than one arched, half-circle at each short side of the pool, these pools feature a little extra flair. At the corners, Grecian-style pools feature additional obtuse, arched half-circles that typically swoop inward, toward the water. Like Roman-style swimming pools, these pools are great for creating a high-end, luxurious feel.

3. Rectangle or Square

If you’re looking for a no-frills design, a rectangle pool may be for you. That’s especially true if you’re looking to swim laps or easily differentiate between the shallow and deep ends of your pool. Square and rectangle pools are pretty much the standard in backyard pools, and they’re a great option if you’re not overly concerned with the aesthetics of your pool.

4. Kidney Shapes

The first kidney-shaped pool was designed and installed in 1948 and was a welcome departure from the standard, rectilinear-shaped pools common of the time. Its novel shape was photographed for several magazines and soon after, homeowners everywhere began installing this curvy design.

5. Figure Eight

A figure-eight-shaped pool looks pretty much like its namesake. It has one larger circular area connected to one smaller circular area, usually with a narrower area in the center that features linear sides. This curvy pool can also be designed with two same-size circular areas.

6. Custom Shapes

The great thing about in-ground pool installation is that, depending on the space you have available, your design options are virtually endless. You can do a multi-sided geometric pool with several linear sides or choose a shape that’s meaningful to you, such as a heart, a letter, an instrument — essentially, whatever you want. Other pool shapes and designs to consider include:

●        Infinity pool

●        Perimeter-overflow pool

●        Freeform pool

●        Oval or circular pool

Trust Royal Pool & Spa With Your Twin Cities Pool Installation Project

If you’re considering putting a custom-designed, in-ground swimming pool in your Twin Cities backyard, our team at Royal Pool & Spa would love to bring your vision to life. For more than 30 years, we’ve provided pool owners throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro with full-service pool care, from design and construction to routine swimming pool maintenance, repairs, and renovations. Check out our gallery to see some of our work!

To learn more about us or get a pool design and installation quote, please call our White Bear Lake office today at 651-779-7606 or request a quote online, and we’ll be in touch.