What’s Hot in Gunite Pool Design

Creating a balanced shape is the crucial first step in designing a pool that fits your home’s taste and enhances your backyard. Spacing elements, shape, scale and style are often used to complement what already exists in your landscape.

REFLECTIVE POOLS:

reflective-poolThe element of water will infuse any landscape with sparkle as the smooth, mirror-like surface brings images of sky, clouds, overhead branches and even architecture to the ground plane. You don’t need a lot of square footage to bring a reflecting pool into your outdoor space. In fact, a shallow saucer filled with water will reflect whatever’s around it and conjure the same visual sensation of a large gazing pool.


 

RECTANGULAR OR RECTILINEAR POOLS:

Rectangular Gunite Pool w/ spaThese pool shapes are typically more formal and are often used in settings where the pool is intended to complement the existing architecture or surroundings. Note that you will get most amount of swim space from a rectangle pool also. If a traditional backyard is what you are looking for then a rectangle pool is the shape for you.

PARTY POOLS / SHALLOW POOLS

Remember swimming pools back in the day? Huge pools that were 9 -12 feet deep? Families are looking for a pool that is more manageable (and costs less to heat!) Unless you are training the next swimming sensation 35′-40′ long is more than enough.  As for depth, the only purpose 8′ + depth is for diving in. Once in the water, you migrate to the shallow end of the pool where you can stand, play games and just enjoy being in the water. Built in benches and seating areas are where you find most people in the pool. More and more people choose 6′-7′ for max depth.


 pebble finishGLASS / PEBBLE FINISHES

Remember white plaster pools – abrasive and rough and just plain ugly? Even the fiberglass pool industry is on board with no white pools as LEISURE fiberglass pools doesn’t even make a white pool. 95% of our clients choose to an upgraded pebble finish for its durability, attractiveness and warranty. See all our finishes here


BAJA SHELF / TANNING LEDGE / PRINCESS LEDGE / SUN SHELF

Bubbling Sun Shelf with Spa JetsThese shallow areas have almost become a standard on our gunite pools. Defined as an area that is between 3″ and 12″ deep, they provide an area for lounge chairs, kids to play, a bubbling water features or all of the above.

Check out these hot design ideas for a Baja Shelf

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