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The Fundamentals of Picking the Shape and Size of a Fibreglass Swimming Pool

17 December

When choosing a swimming pool for your home, it’s important that you find the right size and shape to suit your lot. Pool manufacturers provide an array of shapes, sizes and colours to choose from. Whether you want a fibreglass plunge pool or lap pool, here are some factors you need to consider.


The Shape Matters

One aspect of your pool to be considered is its shape. The shape of your swimming pool is more important than you may anticipate. Some pool shapes are too distinct that they overshadow everything around them. The shape and size of your back or front yard will also suit various styles of pool. You may opt for a modern geometrical shape or go for a timeless kidney lagoon style.

Space Considerations

Putting a pool in your backyard is an upgrade that, no doubt, helps to increase the value of your home. When deciding which size to go with, look at the space prospects for your pool and see what fits and suits your back or front yard. What kind of landscaping finishes will you require? Will you have a cabana or deck off one side of the pool? If you have a large backyard, you can afford to let your imagination run wild to the point where your budget is not exceeded.

When viewing lap or plunge pools offered by companies like Guardian Pools in Perth, think about why you want it. Will the pool be mostly for exercise? Is it for recreation? The purpose of the pool will affect the shape and size you pick. Some shapes will not facilitate certain activities. A kidney-shaped pool, for instance is ideal for recreation. A rectangular pool, would suit lap swimming. If your children are competitive swimmers, then a lap pool is a great asset for training and you will want to get the longest pool you can fit in your yard. If you do not have the space and can only fit a small pool in your yard, be sure to check out great products like ‘The Swim Tether’ harness system which attaches near the pool and makes it feel like you are swimming an endless lap in your pool no matter what the size or shape.


Fibreglass pools look fantastic with a plethora of colours and finishes to choose from. When deciding on a lap or plunge pool, pick one to complement your landscape’s decor.
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