Taking Care Of Your Pool

When you have a pool, it can be hard to figure out what you need to do in order to make things the best they can possibly be. Oftentimes, people really struggle to figure out what they need to do, which is why many folks give up on the entire process altogether and let the condition of their swimming pools deteriorate. Although it can be easy to let things go, you can tighten things back up by using a few simple methods for success. For instance, you can work with a professional pool contractor to track your chemistry, and you can also work with other professionals to ensure a clean, healthy, beautiful pool area.

Deciding Between Different Fiberglass Pool Shapes


When fiberglass pools first came out, shapes were limited. However, manufacturers have significantly expanded the shapes they offer. What's more, improvements in technology have resulted in improved strength and durability. Indeed, according to the Landscaping Network, fiberglass pools are 17 times stronger than gunite pools.

With that strength and the numerous options for shapes, many homeowners are choosing fiberglass shells. If you're considering that choice, below are some shapes to consider.


Rectangle is the original shape for swimming pools.The clean, clear lines of a rectangular pool make it ideal if you favor contemporary style. The shape of the pool is also good if you like to swim laps. You can find fiberglass shells that come with rounded corners or little dips while maintaining the clean geometry of the rectangle.


A kidney shaped pool looks just like a kidney bean. It's also a tidy shape, but not as clear in its geometry as a rectangular pool. Kidney shaped pools are great for any size of backyard — you can easily fit such a pool into relatively modest sized yards. The concavity of the kidney also affords you more decking space.


A figure-8 pool is a long oval with matching concavities on the long sides. You do find figure-8 pools with one orb larger than the other. A figure-8 pool affords families more space for their activities. The shallow end can be smaller while the concavities give you that extra decking space. You can add seating or landscaping in the concavities.

L- or Lazy L-Shape

The l-shaped pool consists of a rectangular pool with an extension to make the short branch of the L. The lazy l-shape creates a slight diagonal for the short leg. Both styles of pools are a hybrid between the rectangle and figure-8 for use. They give you a space for doing laps like the rectangle but you also get the distinct area for the shallow end.


Freeform pools used to be the purview of gunite construction alone. However, fiberglass shell manufacturers now produce freeform styles. They tend to start with a rectangle or oval and add more concavities for the freeform look. This style of pool is ideal if you want one that looks naturalistic, such as a lagoon or lake pool.


The Roman shape is relatively new for fiberglass shells. It features a rectangle with two convexities to create a keyhole shape. The rectangle can be extended or quite short. Roman shaped pools feel luxurious because their shape is so unusual. As the name suggests, such a pool is ideal for Mediterranean style pools.

Choose one of the above fiberglass pool shapes for your new backyard centerpiece.


28 May 2020