There are different types of pools to consider if you’re thinking of having one in your backyard. The good thing is that you won’t have to go through the process alone because professional pool installation in Orange County can help.

You may also want to consider deckings and extra features, like diving boards and water slides. Do you want a heated pool or an indoor pool? Thanks to Orange County pool remodeling companies, you don’t have to do all the thinking on your own.

Pool Remodeling in Orange County Comes to the Rescue

There are very many factors that go into deciding which type of swimming pool you want, from pool materials to patio furniture. The idea of building your dream pool can seem overwhelming, but with a pool builder and remodeler by your side, you can tackle the process step-by-step.

First, do you want an above-ground pool or an inground pool? They each have their pros and cons.

Above-Ground Pools

These are the more affordable option when compared to inground pools, and they’re far easier to install. They come in various shapes and sizes, but they don’t have nearly the variety of inground pools. Most above-ground pools have vinyl liners, which are relatively easy to maintain.

Above-ground swimming pools are generally smaller than inground pools, so they work well for small backyards.

Inground Pools

These are more expensive than above-ground pools, but the variety of design options is virtually limitless. The most important decision you have to make is what type of material to use, fiberglass, concrete, or vinyl liners.

Taking your needs into consideration, including what you intend to use the pool for, what extra features you want to add, and how you want to build the pool into your landscape—your outdoor pool builder will recommend which material will suit your situation best.

What’s Trendy in Swimming Pools?

Swimming pool styles and designs go in and out of fashion. One pool design that is currently on trend is the infinity pool.

Infinity Pools

With their vanishing edge, infinity pools have a sense of luxury about them. Probably because they so often feature in lifestyle magazines and HGTV shows that showcase the rich and famous.

You can do a lot to customize your infinity pool—for example, you could forego the traditional steps in favor of a beach entry. You could also install a Baja shelf so that you can lean back and relax in the shallows and sip a cocktail while the sun disappears over the edge of your pool and the horizon.

The downside of infinity edge pools is that they can be expensive to install and expensive to maintain. The upside is that you don’t need a villa on the sea to enjoy an infinity pool. Given the right deck, hardscaping, and landscaping, an infinity pool works perfectly well as a residential pool in your backyard.

Lap Pools

These are like single-lane Olympic pools. They are often used for exercise and not much else.

Don’t let the whole Olympic-sized swimming pool thing scare you. You don’t need the full 164 ft. to benefit from the design. You don’t even need the 82 ft. required for short-course competition pools.

A mere 30 ft. to 40 ft. is plenty long enough for you to get what you need from the pool, which is a good workout.

People tend to leave their lap pools as is, without embellishments or fancy features, because they really only serve one purpose. You’re unlikely to get your swimming pool float chair and read a book while you drift up and down the length of your pool.

If you’ve got the space – and the money – you can get in on a pool shape that is definitely on trend; the architectural pool.

Architectural Pools

These are designed by an architect, so already you know that it’s going to cost more than the average swimming pool.

The planning, designing, and installation phase are also longer than for a standard pool because it has to enhance the aesthetic of the house and elevate landscaping in a creative, cohesive, and unique way.

The best time to install an architectural pool is when you’re building the house. A talented architect, working with expert pool builders and remodelers, can create a wonderful custom design long after the house is built.

Natural Pools

These are also a popular choice, but they need plenty of space, so don’t even think of considering them if your backyard has a limited area to work on.

The natural in natural pools refers to the cleaning and filtration process. Instead of chlorine systems and other pool chemicals, plants filter the pool water—this makes them an eco-friendly option.

Natural pools have two sections, one for the swimming area and one for filtration or regeneration, and both sections must be of a similar size. So you see why you can’t squash a natural pool into limited space—because you’re practically installing two backyard pools.

In keeping with the spirit of natural pools, many people choose to surround the pool with lavish greenery, rockeries, and waterfalls. It all adds to the natural ambiance and results in a beautiful pool that can be wonderfully calming and relaxing.

Geometric Pools

These are very modern with a sleek, chic feel. There’s no limit to the design elements and variety of shapes that you can incorporate in your geometric pool design.

Some people choose lines similar to the geometry of their home for a streamlined and cohesive look. That’s not a hard and fast rule, you and your pool designer can put your heads together to create a truly unique and infinitely stylish shape.

You can enhance the angularity of the pool through the strategic placement of steps and ladders and the clever use of rocks, boulders, waterfalls, and water features. Pool lighting can also be used to highlight the inventiveness of the shape at night.

Rectangular and Oval Pools

Two basic shapes that never go out of style are rectangular and oval pools. Both types make the most of the space available in your backyard, and they can both be customized to any size so that they don’t dominate or overshadow a small yard and won’t disappear in the landscape of a large back garden.

Get Help from an Orange County Pool Remodeling to Help You Choose the Right Pool

Whether you think that the timelessness of oval and rectangular pools suits your taste or if you’re considering a hushed-up, eco-friendly natural pool, talk to a professional Orange County pool remodeling service for expert advice.

Request a quote by filling out our online form or contacting us at 714-235-3294 at Calimingo Pools today!